Bure Park nature reserve in Bicester is a nice little walk, though it also marks the start of the Bicester 5K route, so if you want to make it longer you can. Take your cycles, scooties etc, if that’s what your kids are most interested in.
We parked at the local Bure park centre, then walked towards the reserve. The park came first, which is decent enough, but aimed at younger children. The zipwire was just the perfect height for us, as Ay could get on it by himself. There are two climbing frames in the fenced area- one for toddlers and one for slightly older children, but its nothing adventurous (I would say 4-6 years max). There are rockers, swings, a climbing pyramid and also an interesting roundabout with sitting spaces.
From here, we followed the paths for the walk. There are plenty of trees to climb and birds/ butterflies to spot. A little stream runs through it, which we really liked splashing in, running from one end to the other, but beware, dogs will join you too.
On our way back, I saw a used injection/syringe on the ground, which considering young children and dogs play here, is extremely dangerous and frankly awful. Thats really put me off this place (but this was on our third visit, so hopefully a one off)
🗺 Address: Bure Park Nature Reserve, Bicester, OX26 3ZJ
🚘 Free parking
🚻 No toilets on site
🍕 No refreshments but co-op and some takeaway near the car park
🧺 Picnics possible
🐕 Dogs allowed (plenty of dogs, so if you don’t like dogs, don’t go here)