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Best Parks and Playgrounds In Oxford

We've rounded up the best parks and playgrounds in Oxford in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 139 Oxford parks and playgrounds to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the parks and playgrounds we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

Families listening to speaker at The University of Oxford Botanic Garden

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden

  • Oxford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden The Garden consists of 3 eminently explorable sections. The Glasshouses contain plants that need protection f...

Kids on South Oxford Adventure Playground

South Oxford Adventure Playground

  • Oxford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Children can make new friends and have fun in a sporty and fun environment at South Oxford Adventure Playground. The indoor and outdoor space is litt...

Cakes at Foodies Festival in South Park Oxford

South Park Oxford

  • Oxford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Ready, set, tuck in! Foodies Festival is coming to Oxford’s South Park this September from the 1st to the 3rd. There’s going to be bucketloads of del...

Families on train at Cutteslowe Park and Miniature Railway in Oxford

Cutteslowe Park and Miniature Railway3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Oxford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

There are lots of opportunities for activity and adventure at Cutteslowe Park and Miniature Railway. The largest park in Oxford offers spans 42 acres...

Forest at Bernwood Butterfly Trail in Oxford

Bernwood Butterfly Trail

  • Oxford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Bernwood Butterfly Trail comprises extensive and delightfully scenic forest paths which weave through mixed coniferous and broadleaf woodland. Fa...

Windrush Path Mosaic Trail3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Standlake
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The charming and eminently explorable Windrush Path Mosaic Trail consists of a series of striking and individual mosaics to act as way-markers and po...

Outside view of Millets Farm Centre in Abingdon

Millets Farm Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Abingdon
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

There’s something for everyone at Millets Farm Centre. Set in the beautiful countryside among tranquil fishing lakes, parents can take in the picture...

The Leys

  • Witney
  • Outdoor
  • Sports Centres

The Leys is well maintained and spacious, great for a traditional family park day! As well as the excellent adventure playground with modern features...

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Burford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Take a walk on the wild side at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens! Gaze at the Asiatic Lions lazing around in their enclosure and look a giraffe in...

Outside view of Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury

Waddesdon Manor

  • Aylesbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Waddesdon Manor houses an extensive collection of art from 18th-century furniture to Dutch Old Masters you are certain to have a great day spent expl...

Kids feeding alpacas at Fairytale Farm in Chipping Norton

Fairytale Farm

  • Chipping Norton
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Do you believe in magic? The team at Fairytale Farm certainly do, with six fantastical zones all dedicated to play. Your little pixies can begin by p...

Family playing with water pump at Wonder Woods in Stonor

Wonder Woods at Stonor

  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

This is a site of incredible historic importance and natural beauty. Still, when you’ve got kids it helps if those are served with extra zip wire! Co...

Girl on zip wire at Stonor park in Henley on Thames

Stonor Park

  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Fancy a relaxing day out in Henley-on-Thames? Stonor Park offers the perfect combination of stunning gardens and wildlife park, a historic house (ope...

Lake at Beale Park in Reading

Beale Park

  • Reading
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Set by The Thames, Beale Park makes the most of its stunning backdrop by offering plenty of opportunity for guests to enjoy the scenery in the beauti...

Bird box at Warburg Nature Reserve in Henley-on-Thames

Warburg Nature Reserve

  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Warburg Nature Reserve is a great place to bring the family to enjoy and learn about nature is this remote and peaceful place. There is a resident wa...

Outside view of Basildon Park house in Reading

Basildon Park

  • Reading
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Basildon Park is an impressive Georgian mansion and has a lovely surrounding parkland which was rescued from ruin for future posterity by Lord and La...

Vale Park

Vale Park2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Aylesbury
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Vale Park is a lovely area for little legs to run around until they can no longer. There's plenty of space for picnicking and family games so bring a...

National Trust Stowe

National Trust Stowe

  • Stowe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Escape the stress of city life with a relaxing day in nature at the stunning National Trust Stowe gardens. Join in on the fun - let loose, run around...

Deer at Bucklebury Farm Park in Reading

Bucklebury Farm Park

  • Reading
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Whatever the weather, getting outside into a green space can boost health, wellbeing and mood. So don’t let grey skies or frosty mornings put you off...

Cotswold Farm Park

Cotswold Farm Park

  • Cheltenham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Meet the nation’s favourite farmer along with his furry, fuzzy and feathered friends at Cotswold Farm Park. You’ll learn how a working farm is run wi...

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