Sunday, 16 June 2013

Appleford Park

We had driven passed Appleford park innumerable times before deciding to make it our fourth stop and practically our own fiefdom. Thomas had two observations (i) we were the only people in the children's playground (ii) it would take one hundred days to pick all the daisies. 

Appleford park is on the left hand side of the main road (B4016) coming from Didcot. You can't really miss it. There is ample parking.

Find this park on the google map I made for you. 

We went early afternoon on each of our three trips and you can see there is plenty of shade. 

There is a variety of equipment for children of all ages. There are two baby swings and two swings for bigger children. 

Thomas is four but this fireman's pole is a bit small for him. 

However the zip wire is just perfect:

There is also a climbing frame for smaller children and a large slide.

There aren't that many facilities in Appleford. There is no village shop and the village pub closed down last September. However, it is possible to hire the village hall.

There is a brewery. I emailed them once to find out where I could buy their beer, but received no reply. Perhaps you will be more successful. 

There is also a church. If you like stained glass windows check back later and I may have posted some photographs of them. 

This park doesn't just have equipment for children - it also has outdoor gym equipment for adults.

I had a go myself and can see why it appears so well used:) 

1 comment:

  1. This park was even better than I expected for my 2 girls, 2&5. The younger one could have played for hours in the park, while the older one enjoyed the zip wire & gym equipment better. A good feature was the secure fencing around the playground area - they are both wary of dogs, so felt safer in here. Plus the gates were much heavier than usual so the 2 year old could not open them without help, which I liked!
    An added attraction for us was the trains which rattled past about every 5 minutes - not often you get to see them this close.
    This park gets the thumbs up from us and is especially good for pre-schoolers I would say.