Monday, 18 August 2014

Kidmore End Park

If you didn't know this park existed you wouldn't be alone. It's hidden. I only found out about it because a customer in the New Inn, Kidmore End, told me about it and where to find it. So, where is it? Where is Kidmore End, for that matter? 

Actually, it might sound like the end of nowhere, but it isn't that far from the main road from Benson to Reading - the A4074. Turn left into Horsepond Rd, just before The Packhorse (which also has a playground in its garden - I'm going to investigate when I get time). Take the first right into Wood Lane and follow all around into the village. On your right, at the junction with Toker's Green Lane, you will see a well. Turn right into Toker's Green Lane, continue a little way up and on the left hand side of the road you will see Butler's Orchard, which is a cul de sac. There is a bit of room to park here. The park is right in front of you. 

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

My children really liked this park. They especially liked the tunnel - surprisingly I haven't seen many of these about. 

If you find you need the loo, the kind landlady at the New Inn, Dora, has agreed to display this picture - when it's made into a window sticker  - to show you may ask to use their facilities. 

The New Inn has a lovely garden and some equipment for children to play on. 

The New Inn can be found on Wood Lane. Go back down to the well, turn right and the pub is on your right, almost right away.

Get this as a free android app here.

Nearby parks - if you know of any more, please let me know. 

Stoke Row
Gallowstree Common
Sonning Common (yet to be covered)
South Stoke