Located hidden away in the central area of Pinnocks Way away from the road, I did not have high expectations but I was pleasant surprised at all the equipment in this playground. It’s actually quite a good one
The huge climbing frame gets your attention as soon as you enter. It must be a climber’s dream. I have seen this frame before in the Jubilee park playground, Appleton, so obviously it is a thing around West Oxfordshire. They must have the same designer as they are almost identical, but actually very different from other climbing frames we have seen. I would describe it as somewhat of a cross between a climbing pyramid and climbing frame. It has horizontal rope ladders which you try to climb up, to reach the rope buckets in the middle at different heights and then try to move from one to another via monkey bars or ladders/ ropes. While it doesn’t look very complicated, the height between ladder rings was quite long, especially at the bottom rungs, and the entire structure gets wobbly as you climb on it, so Ay couldn’t climb on his own. He needed a lot of help from me (I think he’s become a bit rusty in his climbing skills during winter but even then, I don’t he would have managed it on his own). I would say it’s more suitable for older children (5-6 years old min).
There was a smaller climbing frame with slide for toddlers in the middle of a sandpit with some play equipment, which we didn’t venture into as it was wet and cold.
There was a mound to climb with big steps and stairs to get to the slide. There were big rocks on the side to climb and balance. They also have that vertical see saw (for want of a better name), where the two parties are hanging vertically from bars and moving up and down and around
In addition, there were swings, round about, tunnel, spring rider, moving monkey bars and spinning bucket.
Overall, this is quite a good find. It’s fenced so pretty secure, which is always a bonus, though there is no safety material on the floor
🗺 Address: Dean Court Community Centre, Pinnocks Way, Oxford OX2 9DG, United Kingdom
🚘 Free Parking on site
🚻 No Toilets and baby facilities that I could see but if the community centre is open, perhaps there may be
🍕 No refreshments on site
🐕 Dogs not allowed in the play area
🧺 Picnic possible
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