Bury Knowle Park and Headington library is located in the heart of Headington in Oxford with something for all ages.
The Narnia inspired play area is fenced with a huge sand pit with a pirate boat with sand play accessories in it. The sand pit is surrounded by a small wall built by huge rocks, which Ay loved climbing on and then jumping into the sandpit. There is a small water play section as well which did not have any water in it but kids were using sand in it instead.
There was a small wooden house climbing frame with slide, cargo net, climbing rope and stairs and another smaller climbing tunnel with rope over a small mound for toddlers. In addition, there were swings (including accessible ones), animal shaped springers, witches hat, rockers and wide standalone slide on top of a mound with steps to climb.
Outside the fenced area is a zip wire and one of those pendulum swing type things which revolves around as well (which was pretty fast). On the side was another climbing wall made of huge rocks and a comamando climb type of ropes which kids were using to compete with each other as to who will go faster.
The park also has large open green field (with a sensory garden) and is home to a number of sculptures including an artistic sculpture known as The Wheel of Hope, Smaug the dragon from The Hobbit and ‘The Story Book Tree’, based on stories by C.S.Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien, a book releases a horse, a lion and a dragon which sparks children’s interest and imagination.
In addition, there were table tennis tables, goal post for foot ball, basketball hoops and lots of paths for walking jogging. You can also book tennis courts online before you come to the park. Oxford Tennis League – play friendly competitive matches. There are four 8-week rounds a year and adults of all standards are welcome to join.
Map of the park: HERE
🗺 Address: Bury Knowle park and House, North Pl, Headington, Oxford OX3 9HY, United Kingdom
🚘 FREE Parking but very limited spaces. You can also park in the nearby Headington car park (next to the Waitrose) for a small charge
🚻 No toilets or baby facilities that I could see but I can spot some in the map (above) next to London road. I have been told that the toilets are accessible just to the right as you exit opposite the chip shop London road entrance
🍕 No refreshments on site but plenty of cafes around
🧺 Picnics allowed
🐕 Dogs welcome but not in the play area
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