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Places To Visit Locally

We are located in a beautiful part of the world and there is loads to see and do around here.

We are putting together a list of local favourites that are child friendly but fun for parents too in and around South Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. 

So when you're done looking at pushchairs there are plenty of other places you can go and have fun or maybe just relax.

Visit Wallingford Castle

Wallingford Castle Meadows

Wallingford Castle Meadows covers some 16.6 hectares on the banks of the River Thames in Wallingford. The meadows contain the site of Wallingford Castle which has a long and complex history. All that remains of the castle are two sections of wall which are Grade 1 listed and the bank and ditch earthworks which form part of the Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Wallingford Castle

Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary

Opens Sunday - Saturday 11.00am - 16:00

Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary is a registered charity that cares for abused and ill-treated donkeys and other animals. They have sheep, some goats, chickens, geese, ducks and a pot bellied pig called Percy.

Located in the village of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell near Wallingford, Oxfordshire, Visitors are welcome between 11am and 4pm daily. They do not charge an entrance fee, donations are appreciated.

Wallingford donkey sanctuary

Riverside Park and Pools, Wallingford

Open from May 25th 

Riverside Pool Wallingford will open again on 25th May for the summer season. Situated by the side of the river, on the Crowmarsh Gifford side of Wallingford, this 20m heated pool provides a great day out for all the family.

In addition to the swimming pool there is a free paddling pool, a kiosk selling ice creams, snacks and drinks, a large car park and for those who want to stay longer a campsite.

A great place to take children in the summer months.

Riverside Park and Pool

Beale Park RG8 9NW

Beale Park is an outdoor wildlife park set within 30 acres of grounds. To make sure you have a fun and memorable visit and it is recommended that you read the useful information on their website.

Beale park train1
Beale park sandpit
Beale park playground

The Aston Martin Heritage Trust Museum
OX107BG. Mon-Fri - 10.00 - 16:30

The Aston Martin Heritage Trust Museum at Drayton St. Leonard, Oxfordshire is an educational charity dedicated to preserving and interpreting the significant historic heritage of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. through our collections and educational programmes. The medieval barn in which the Museum is housed provides the perfect backdrop to display our extensive collections.


Wittenham Clumps 
OX14 4QZ - Free Car Park 

The much-loved Wittenham Clumps are one of South Oxfordshire’s most iconic landmarks. Standing proudly beside the Thames they offer stunning views over the surrounding countryside; they are the most highly visited free to access greenspace in the region. I have been there many times and it is a magical place full of history. The views from the top are quite spectacular. 

Wittenham Clumps
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