We recently visited Leeds Castle in Kent and had a brilliant day out. Not only is it a beautiful place to visit but it’s incredibly fun and packed full of playgrounds and fun things for the kids.
If you’re little one loves their scooter or bike then you have to take them to Oxhey Activity Park! The skatepark has been designed so that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy it. As well as the skate areas there’s also a fantastic play area with loads of great playframes and equipment, ping pong tables and a lovely café.
This amazing playground is located within Swinley Forest in Bracknell and is part of the Look Out Discovery Centre. Currently you have to reserve a space to play there, which guarantees that it won’t be busy. You also get a reserved picnic bench as part of your booking so have somewhere to sit and enjoy your coffee!
The village playground in Wigginton is a really lovely playground and brilliant for younger kids. It’s not huge, but so well thought out and really well looked after. Parents are well catered for too as The Village Shop next to it sells an amazing selection of freshly baked cakes, which I of course tried and they were delicious!
Leavesden Country Park is one of the best completely free days out you can have with your little ones. Not only is the park free to visit but even the parking is free! There are loads of amazing playgrounds dotted all around the park, it’s very buggy friendly and there’s also a fun heritage trail. Read my article on Leavesden Country Park for Families Chiltern Magazine here.
Today we were invited to the incredible new adventure playground Tumblestone Hollow at Stonor Park and we LOVED it! Stonor Park was the first place we visited our of lockdown last year and the grounds are so beautiful. The addition of Tumblestone Hollow makes it the perfect family day out.
This section of the South Bucks Way is every horse lovers dream as there are horses along almost the entire route. In parts you are walking in the same field as the horses and right past their feeding stations so often end up very close to them.
On our way back from the Monster Zoo we visited the playground at Hazlemere Recreation Ground. This is a great little playground, most of it is enclosed with a zip line and trampoline outside the fence. It’s a particularly good park for little ones.
Following on from the list of places to visit in August, I’ve put together even more ideas for days out in and around Bucks. The guide includes places that have reopened their doors this month, brand new activities, plenty of indoor options for rainy days and a few others that I think you’ll love.
Yesterday we visited the Bucks Goat Centre for this first time and had such a great morning! It’s perfect for a spontaneous trip out as you don’t have to book tickets in advance, which at the moment is rare.