We accidentally stumbled upon Middle Barton playground in Chipping Norton but boy what an amazing park it is!. A climbers paradise with not one, not two, not three but four climbing frames, all set up against small mounds /hillocks that your little ones will love tumbling down.
Three of these are aimed at older children and one is a toddler frame, making this playground perfect for mixed age group children. The first one has a wide slide with climbing ropes, huge tractor tyres, balancing log, wobbly bridge, climbing wall and cargo net.
The other one is a hexagonal structure with balancing logs, ropes, monkey bars and handles.
The third one is very different, unlike anything I have encountered before. I really don’t know how to describe it but it is essentially a huge square of cargo net about 2 meters from ground. You can climb up via ladders and then make your way around the net horizontally. There are only wooden chips on the floor so I had my heart in my mouth as Ay pretended being caught in the spider web but he did pretty well. Its not for the faint hearted.
An under hill tunnel between frame one and two was cordoned off. The toddler frame is pretty cool too, surround by huge tree trunks.
There is also a sandpit and Zipwire in addition to the swings, springers, sit in seas saw, stand on revolver and some plus like vertical structures ( I have no idea what they are for)
Address: Barton Memorial Sports Club, Worton Rd, Middle Barton, Chipping Norton OX7 7EE
No Toilets and baby facilities that I could see but there may be some in the Middle Barton Sports and Social club when its open.
No refreshments on site but a few pubs close by
Dogs not allowed in the play area
Picnic and sitting benches around the play area
Buggy accessible though the terrain is up and down hill and all grass