This is such a great park for older children , just a few miles off Didcot, also known as Tickers Folly Field. Now there is not much to do for toddlers (except run around in the massive field around) and the recommended age is 8+, Ay (4.5 here) could do quite a lot and wanted to do so much more, which the bigger boys were doing and had my heart in my throat. The boys were really well mannered and nice to him, actually trying to help him, until Ay realised himself its physically impossible for him to do so and luckily, came down before I had a heart attack.
Now the equipment is very unique, most I have not seen elsewhere, so I don’t know what to call them, but I will try my best to describe. The first things you see are the wooden climbing pyramids of different sizes. They are similar to things you see on climbing walls, though of smaller size, but each one different, catering to different climbing abilities..
Then you moved on to the revolving 360 pendulum swing (with a zipwire seat), which older boys and girls were having a lot of fun with trying to climb on as it moved. I just put Ay in the seat and pushed him around. There is a climbing structure with a corrugated tube slide (which looks like a recycled water drainage pipe), which was slow to come down, but the zipwire just next to it was pretty fast.
Next comes another unusual pendulum swing, with 3 tiered stairs on end, and boys could jump on to it from there and then swing themselves around.. By God, it went high. Boys were attempting to see who could go the highest.. Ay wanted to do this but luckily, he couldn’t even climb the big steps on his own. If you have an adventurous older child, then head here straight away, but mind you this is not for the faint hearted and do supervise them (there wasn’t any protective flooring and I can see someone get really hurt with this!
There is a less exciting nest swing but this one rotates in all directions. An obstacle course pans around across the the width of the huge field and professional looking players were playing croquet on the other side (which I had never actually seen in action before, so was interesting to watch)
There is a bandstand with toadstool seats to take shelter in (from rain but we visited on an extremely sunny day, so it helped us too). Lots of families were having picnic.
Next to the playground and the big field, there is a skate ramp and bike pump track as well.
After playing here, we strolled down the village to enjoy the picturesque village and its gardens.
🗺 Address: Bohams Road, Blewbury, OX11 9PE
🚘 Free parking
🚻 No Toilets or baby facilities
🍕 No refreshments on site
🐕 Dogs not allowed in play area
🧺 Picnics allowed
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