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Best Lakes In Oxford

We've rounded up the best lakes in Oxford in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 13 Oxford lakes to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the lakes 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

Stanton Park

  • Swindon
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Just a few minutes drive from Swindon lays Stanton Park, a beautiful local nature reserve and 74 hectare country park. The extensive woodland and lar...

Cotswold Water Park & Beach

  • Cirencester
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

The Cotswold Water Park is an area of about 40 square miles, featuring more than 150 lakes, set across the countryside crossing borders at Wiltshire,...

Willen Lake and Park

  • Milton Keynes
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

Waterbabies of all ages will have a smashing, splashing time at Willen Lake and Park! Their list of activities is impressive and includes - deep brea...

Rickmansworth Aquadrome Nature Reserve

  • Rickmansworth
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

It can be hard to find a bit of tranquillity in life, which is why places like Rickmansworth Aquadrome Nature Reserve are so important. This local na...

Denham Country Park

  • Uxbridge
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The good thing about large open spaces, like Denham Country Park, is that they’re full of possibilities. When you have 69 acres of parkland to play w...

Abington Park

  • Northampton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Abington Park sits on the site on a medieval village, with some buildings surviving over 7 centuries! The park contains 2 lakes, one former boating l...

Ragley Hall

  • Alcester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Set in 400 acres of Parkland, Ragley Hall is ideal for fun days out for picnics, play and walks. Older kids will love the 3D maze, climbing frames, t...

Sywell Country Park

  • Ecton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Sywell Country Park offers meadowland and lakeside walks, with a small arboretum of exotic trees and Edwardian buildings still surviving from its pas...



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Abbey Fields Play Park

  • Kenilworth
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Steep grassy slopes, the ancient lake, historic buildings, wildflower meadow, old trees and hedges are a reminder of Abbey Fields' past, while the ne...

Frensham Great Pond

  • Churt
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

Situated between Farnham and Hindhead on either side of the A287 is the green flag award-winning site of Frensham Great Pond. The man-made beach stre...

Fairlands Valley Park

  • Stevenage
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Activities at Fairlands Valley Park include sailing bell boats and dragon boats, fishing, swimming in the paddling pools and playing on the children'...

Stanwick Lakes

  • Stanwick
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

The fun at Stanwick Lakes includes water-play, with small stream and water wheels, a large sand play area, plus a climbing tower and giant slide. Chi...

The Regents Park and Primrose Hill

  • Regents Park
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Regent's Park is one of the Royal Parks, offering large open spaces for outdoor exploration and family games. Head to the top of Primrose Hill fo...

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