Friday, 28 March 2014


Chilton park was our first destination when the sun finally decided to come out. It wasn't a disappointing choice and was extremely easy to find. 

You can get to Chilton from the A34, from Wantage and from the Reading/ London Road.

As you drive into the village you will see the church almost in front of you. Take the road to the right of the church. You will see a large car park and village hall in front of you, and the recreation ground immediately in front. Here is a simpler sketched village map.

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

There are two play areas. The first contains this cube. My son had a lovely time playing on this, for an impossible length of time! 

This balancing equipment can also be found inside the enclosed area. 

Another piece of climbing equipment:

A very fast slide 
We last visited a couple of years ago during August, then the sandpit enabled a lot of fun. I was glad to see it has been looked after really well:

Zip wire. According to my son it's a bit slow. 

I had a go on this. You hang on, lift your feet up and whizz around!

Standard basket swing:

I don't know what this is called but it was excellent fun. You have to sit one either side, like a see saw, and spin in circles. It goes on forever!

Very large playing ground surrounded by woods, if you'd rather go for a walk!

Other things

Other very close parks, east from the Rowstock Roundabout, in order: Harwell, Upton, Blewbury, Aston Tirrold

West of the Rowstock Roundabout towards Wantage: East Hendred, West Hendred and Ardington

If the outdoors is your thing you are also in luck, for Chilton is on the Rigdeway. Phenomenal views of South Oxfordshire are you reward. There are also two geocaches in Chilton, too.

Chilton's Village Fair is being held on 7th June this year. This page has some more details.

There is a pub, the Rose and Crown. It's a typical village pub. Here is their Face Book page

There are some shops nearby, at the Harwell Innovation Centre. Whatever you do though, DON'T drive to Harwell village. The Innovation Centre is actually right next door to Chilton and you can find the map here. It's just a couple of minutes away.

There is also a garden centre which has a restaurant. It is visible from the A34. 

There is, of course, a church in Chilton too, right next door to the park. The school is not right in the heart of the village. It is very popular, with people travelling miles to get there. 


1 comment:

  1. My two (5 and 3) loved this park, especially the slide and the flying roundabout! Well worth the drive from Didcot for something a bit different.