Barton Park, Headington

Barton Park, Headington

Date of Adventure: 3 May, 2023

We love these two fab little playgrounds in the Barton Park development, just off the A40. One is in front of you by the water as you enter and the other is next to the Barton Park primary school and both have a good mix of apparatus for all ages.

The one next to the school has a sandpit/ climbing frame combo, complete with pulleys, tubes, pump and slides. Lots of busy activity up on the top pulling the sand up then pushing it back down in a variety of ways, so appealing if you have a task orientated child. The winding stumps are perfect for testing balance, younger children will need hand holding but great for confidence! There is also a little house, actually it looks like a chicken coop, with seats and a little table inside. The bridge is shouting out for a troll and a billy goat to clip clop over it, and we were more than happy to oblige. The slide/ bridge/ den equipment will be a good challenge for little ones, and you may have to go up and supervise, but older children will be fine running across it and hurtling down the slide.There’s also other facilities here, including tennis courts and Astroturf pitches, great assets for the local community to use.

There is also another playground at the entrance to the development, by the lake. It has a nest swing, main frame for little ones, big tower and roundabout. Team with a walk via the path to nearby Sydlings Copse.

 

AT A GLANCE

Free
Always open
No booking required
No cafe
Accessible for all
5 minutes from Headington roundabout
X3
Free parking next to park
The details
Barton Fields Rd, OX3 9WN

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