We visited Bourton Park in Buckingham on our way to Milton Keynes, just for the play ground but guess what did we discover… A beautiful waterfall !!! I did not know there was a waterfall in the middle of Buckingham and so close to us!!!!!! ABSOLUTELY THRILLED AT THIS DISCOVERY.. Watch our video HERE
There are two separate play areas in Bourton Park. The first one is for older children which has a timber climbing frame/house with a slide, which was very fast (so be careful). Although it is meant for older children, my 3 year old son could easily do it, as the ladders are easy to climb on. There is also the nest swing, spinning bucket, sea saw, zip wire and an obstacle course. The toddler park is fenced separately, with its own climbing fort, swings, balancing equipment, stepping stones, springers and roundabout.
After playing, we decided to explore the wildflower meadow. Its a beautiful walk by the river ouse, which you could do on foot or on scootie/bikes/buggies). It was not long before we heard the waterfall and ran towards it. After having an eyeful, we then continued our walk, as my son continued to attempt (and fail) at crossing the stream, as he was small at this age and did not know how to handle running water. He loved splashing in it (though it was freezing), running on the wooden bridges and climbing the trees.There are lots of signs around the walk to tell you about the wildlife you can spot.
There’s plenty of active opportunities in the park as well, with trim trail (includes pull up, press up, hurdles, sit up, monkey bars and balancing equipment at various points), multi-use games area, table tennis, and basket ball court
🗺 There are a few access points but we went through the Bourton road entrance, MK18 7AB
🚘 Free parking, though it is small and may be a bit of struggle on a busy day
🚻 No toilets on site that I could see
🍕 Cafe close by- Lots of picnic benches too!
🦽 Buggy accessible
🐕 Signage displayed regarding dogs on-lead areas and dog-free areas.
It is well connected to the circular walk around Buckingham, which we have covered a segment of in THIS POST!
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