Alchester park play area is one of the brand new addition to the many small parks cropping around on the Kingsmere estate IN Bicester but it has more than most of them (apart from the Kingsmere park play area)
It has a wooden climbing frame to a tree house with a slide, which is aimed at 4-5+ age group I think, although smaller children can do bits of it. There is an obstacle course, swings, sit in spinner and wooden beams for balancing, which I quite liked. A lot of families were playing ball games in the field, which is so lovely to watch these days. It is fenced, so kids can’t escape which is always a bonus.
Parts of Bicester’s history are written on the ground plaques (Bicester was destroyed by Viking—anyone!!!!)
It also has paths for cycling inside (and around it) and also a small hillock within the park a running spiral (not sure what is the proper name for this thing🤣🤣).
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🗺 Address: OX26 1EU
As you enter Ludlow road from the Middleton stoney road entrance of kingsmere (CALA homes construction), you will see it on your right. Alternatively, you can park at the Whitelands Farm sports centre (Whitelands Way, Bicester OX26 1AJ)
then walk along the track, but it will take around ~20-30 minutes to reach here, so unless you want to do the full loop (please see below), then park near Ludlow Road.
🚘 Free off street parking
🚻 No toilets on site
🍕 No refreshments on site
🧺 Picnic allowed
🦽 buggy accessible
🐕 No dogs allowed inside, but fields around with dog walkers
What else is in the area:
-We normally do the full loop (with Ay on his bike), we start at Whitelands Farm sports centre , walking towards Kingsmere park play area, then circling to Alchester Park Play area before returning back toward Whiteland farm play area, and then getting back either on the main track or through the grass field to the sports centre- the whole loop is about 2-2.5 miles, which is interrupted with pit breaks in the park (occasionally a picnic) and we really enjoy it. Sometimes we also take a detour to the lake
–Bicester village play area (if you are going shopping)
–Bicester Avenue Eat and play (soft play)