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Ray Mill Island

On one of my last sunny days of the summer holidays this year, I stumbled across Ray Mill Island in Maidenhead.   We were looking for a ...

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Hughenden Park

I discovered Hughenden Park with my three boys at the end of the summer holidays and we loved it. The full Hughenden parkland itself is ...

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Cotswold Gate Chipping Norton Play Park

After being stuck at home for a few days it was a relief to get out and try out a new play park with my boys.  Just opened a few weeks ...

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Deddington Play Park at the Windmill Centre

Following a grant, the play park in Deddington at the Windmill Centre has been expanded and is now open.  I arrived with a my little ...

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Crowmarsh Gifford Play Park Recreation Ground

Following a large grant, Crowmarsh Gifford play park near Wallingford was redeveloped and opened in April 2019.   It’s a ...

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Waddesdon Greenway Family Bike Ride

My kids are at the perfect age for a family bike ride, with two pretty confident cyclist and a little one who’s happy to sit on a ...

Florence Park Oxford Review

Florence Park in Oxford was my new discovery today on an outing with my three boys and what a great one!  It’s situated between ...

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A to Z of Things To Do With Kids in Berkshire

Looking for some ideas of places go and things to do with kids in Berkshire? Here’s our A to Z packed with suggestions of ...

The Thames Path: Abingdon to Dorchester Family Walk

One of the benefits of walking down the Thames is that it is hard to get lost. Just make sure you keep the water in sight. The most ...

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Baby and Toddler Trips Out in Oxfordshire

One of the reasons I started Red Kite Days was that I seemed to spend longer searching directories on the internet for days out with my ...

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Woodley Park Run

Have you tried Park Run? It’s a great, free, weekly run which is a great way to get the kids out and about and exercising.  There ...

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Top 10 Bluebell Walks in Wiltshire

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List of Playgrounds in Newbury

Looking for a playground to take the kids to in Newbury? Here’s our list of all the playgrounds to choose from with options for ...

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Top 10 Bluebell Walks in Buckinghamshire

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Victoria Park Playground Newbury

Victoria Park is in central Newbury, only a few minutes walk from the river, main carparks and shops. It’s a beautiful spacious ...

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Charlbury Library

The Charlbury Library is now housed in the stylish and up to date Charlbury Community Centre. A lovely welcoming library, it has a ...

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Nine Acres Recreation Ground Charlbury Playpark

I’m always on the hunt for a new playpark to try out and Nine Acres Recreation Ground which is the playpark in Charlbury was ...

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Upton To Didcot Art Trail Bike Ride

The Upton to Didcot Art Trail makes a lovely family bike ride (or walk).  There’s a great playground at the start, a car-free ...

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Pangbourne Playground

Pangbourne has a lovely little playground, not far from  the river. The playground is fenced and secure for younger ones and has ...

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Vale & Downland Museum Wantage

The Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage was voted one of the top ten family museums in the country and I’m not surprised.  I ...

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Notcutts Garden Centre Play Area

Notcutts Garden Centre in Nuneham Coutenay has a lovely play area.  With the cafe and the garden centre, it makes a nice trip out with ...

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Wooburn Park Playground

Wooburn Park has a small playground beside the playing fields and tennis courts.  The playground equipment is a bit old and tired but ...

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Top 10 Bluebell Walks in Surrey

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Rhymetime at Banbury Library

Rhymetime at Banbury Library runs on Tuesdays from 10 to 10:30am.  Check their website to confirm that the Tuesday session is running ...

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Free Things To Do With Kids in Oxfordshire & Berkshire

It’s great to take your kids on a special treat to some of the wonderful attractions we have on offer nearby but it can really ...

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Abbey Meadows Playground, Abingdon

The new Abbey Meadows playground in Abingdon is now open and is definitely worth a visit.  A £320,000 investment has created a ...

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Where To Go For A Family Bike Ride In Berkshire

Getting outdoors and getting active together as a family creates great experiences and memories.  Here are our top tips for where to go ...

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Leys Recreation Ground, Witney

The Leys Recreation Ground in Witney is a fantastic park with lots for all the family to enjoy. As well as the lovely open grassy space ...

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Kilkenny Lane Country Park

Set on the edge of a housing development near Carterton,  Kilkenny Lane Country Park is a surprisingly fun place to go with the kids. ...

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Berkshire Family Bike Ride: Thatcham to Theale

The Kennet and Avon Canal is a brilliant place to go on a family bike ride in Berkshire.  There are miles of fairly flat, car-free ...

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Blossoms Field Playground, Newbury

We haven’t yet visited Blossom’s Field Playground in Newbury but it’s on our list! In the meantime, if you have any ...

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Upton Playground

Upton Playground is a really excellent playground for children aged 5 years and older.  Located next to Upton Village Hall, there is ...

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Woodgreen Playground, Witney

Woodgreen Playground in Witney is a great little playground beside the Holy Trinity Church.  It is fully enclosed and has a good range ...

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St Mary’s Fields Circular Walk, Kidlington

The small circular walk around St Mary’s fields has long been a favourite in my family.  It’s not very long so perfect for ...

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Exeter Play Park, Kidlington

Exeter play park is the biggest and best of all the play parks in Kidlington.  It was totally revamped in July 2018 and is a popular ...

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Alexandra Gardens, Windsor

Alexandra Gardens in Windsor is a beautiful place to go with the family if you’re thinking of a trip to Windsor.  Located right ...

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Orchard Play Park Area

The Orchard Play Park Area in Kidlington is a lovely grassy park with large football field and what my kids refer to as the pirate ...

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Parkhill Recreation Ground (Benmead Road Park)

Officially called Parkhill Recreation Ground, my kids have always referred to this little park in Kidlington as Benmead Road park.  ...

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Bury Knowle Park

Bury Knowle is a beautiful park in Oxford’s Headington.  It’s a lovely spot for a family picnic and has lots to keep the ...

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Cuttleslowe and Sunnymeade Park

Cuttleslowe and Sunnymeade Park is the all time favourite park for my kids in Oxford because it has so much to do there.  Covering 42 ...

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South Stoke Park Playground

South Stoke Park playground is a hidden gem tucked away in the beautiful village of South Stoke.  It’s a wonderful grassy ...

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

We’re incredibly lucky in Oxfordshire to have the wonderful Oxford University Museum of Natural History.  With free entry, it ...

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Bure Park Nature Reserve

If you fancy somewhere for a run around, or a good place for younger ones to bike without the worry of cars, then head over to Bure ...

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Pitt Rivers Museum

The Pitt Rivers Museum was founded in 1884 when General Pitt Rivers, an influential figure in the development of archaeology and ...

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Steeple Aston Play Park

Steeple Aston has a lovely mid sized play park with a good range of equipment for younger and older kids.  It’s mostly wooden ...

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Kirtlington Quarry

Once a busy quarry, Kirtlington Quarry is now a nature reserve.  It’s not specifically set up with any kids activities but I ...

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The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

If your kids love dinosaurs, then they’ll have fun at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock.  Entry is free which makes it a low ...

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Rectory Farm

Rectory Farm is more than just a PYO (pick your own). With some extra facilities for kids on site, you can easily extend your visit to ...

Mill Meadows Toddler Playground, Henley

There are two great playgrounds at Mill Meadows, by the river, in Henley. The wooden adventure playground is suitable for older ...

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Mill Meadows Adventure Playground, Henley

There are two great playgrounds at Mill Meadows, by the river, in Henley. One is ideal for toddlers and younger children.  The other ...

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Garth Park Playground & Cafe

Described as Bicester’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’ play park, Garth Park playground lives up to this accolade.  Following a ...

Shotover Country Park

Located on the edge of Oxford, Shotover Country Park offers a great trip out with the family.  It’s open all year round and ...

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Millets Farm Centre

Millets Farm Centre is great for a trip with younger kids and really good value too as it’s free! It’s perfect if you want ...

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Dinton Pastures

For a great family day out, Dinton Pastures is a great destination.  With an awesome playground, lakes perfect for cycling or talking a ...

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Hinksey Park and Playground

Hinksey Park is a lovely spacious area to run around and enjoy a picnic.  There is a pond with ducks and swans, a good sandy playground ...

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Top 10 Bluebell Walks in Oxfordshire

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Tackley Playground

Tackley playground is not far from me so I’m surprised it took me so long to hear about this lovely little gem of a play park.  ...

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Dorney Lake

Dorney Lake is a fantastic place for a family walk, bike, scoot or rollerskate.  Set in a spectacular 450-acre parkland near Windsor, ...

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Moulsford Playground

Tucked away next to Moulsford Pavilion, Moulsford playground is a wonderful playground for kids of all ages.  Opened in 2014, ...

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The Nature Discovery Centre

A trip to the Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham makes a great day out whatever the weather.  With two adventure playgrounds, a lake ...

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Blewbury Play Space

Blewbury Play Space Head over to Blewbury to find a brilliant playground designed for children 8 years and over. Younger children can ...

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Harwell Jubilee Playground

The Harwell Jubilee Playground is a fabulous outdoor playground for kids of all ages.  It is grassy and spacious with lots of ...

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Reading Museum

What can you do with kids in central Reading on a rainy day? Try Reading Museum! Located in the Town Hall,  Reading Museum is walking ...

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Ray Mill Island

On one of my last sunny days of the summer holidays this year, I stumbled across Ray Mill Island in Maidenhead.   We were looking for a ...

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Hughenden Park

I discovered Hughenden Park with my three boys at the end of the summer holidays and we loved it. The full Hughenden parkland itself is ...

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Cotswold Gate Chipping Norton Play Park

After being stuck at home for a few days it was a relief to get out and try out a new play park with my boys.  Just opened a few weeks ...

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Deddington Play Park at the Windmill Centre

Following a grant, the play park in Deddington at the Windmill Centre has been expanded and is now open.  I arrived with a my little ...

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Crowmarsh Gifford Play Park Recreation Ground

Following a large grant, Crowmarsh Gifford play park near Wallingford was redeveloped and opened in April 2019.   It’s a ...

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Waddesdon Greenway Family Bike Ride

My kids are at the perfect age for a family bike ride, with two pretty confident cyclist and a little one who’s happy to sit on a ...

Florence Park Oxford Review

Florence Park in Oxford was my new discovery today on an outing with my three boys and what a great one!  It’s situated between ...

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A to Z of Things To Do With Kids in Berkshire

Looking for some ideas of places go and things to do with kids in Berkshire? Here’s our A to Z packed with suggestions of ...

The Thames Path: Abingdon to Dorchester Family Walk

One of the benefits of walking down the Thames is that it is hard to get lost. Just make sure you keep the water in sight. The most ...

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Woodley Park Run

Have you tried Park Run? It’s a great, free, weekly run which is a great way to get the kids out and about and exercising.  There ...

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