The Leys playground, Stanton Harcourt

The Leys playground, Stanton Harcourt

Date of Adventure: 22 May, 2023

I love a park, but park on a sunny day beats everything!

The Leys in Stanton Harcourt (not to be confused with The Leys park in Witney!) has serious adventure playground/ obstacle course vibes as one continuous piece of apparatus interconnects with bridges, balance beams, a slide, fireman’s pole, nets, climbing wall and more! There’s also a stand up seesaw, swings and balance logs, a spinning bowl, springers and a big wooden tractor and trailer – plus a picnic bench. My friend and I had 5 boys with us, between 4-10 years old, and they could all manage the equipment with the little one just needing a bit of hand holding for the balance logs.

I’m not massively familiar with this area but it seemed like part of a bigger local walk as lots of people were passing by with dogs or just ambling through. Its also quite well hidden; I don’t think I would have found it if I hadn’t been told where it is, Stanton Harcourt’s best kept secret it seems!



Always open
No booking required
No cafe
Accessible for all but no wheelchair accessible equipment
25 minutes from Headington roundabout
S1 to Eynsham Church then 418
Free parking on School Ln
The details
The Leys, accessed via footpath adjacent to School Lane, OX29 5RJ

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