Visited today for the first time. Discovered when I came to order that special offers (e.g. £5 lunchtime pizzas) on the menu aren’t actually honoured when you come to order unless you agree to install their “app”. Their app is appalling: currently averaging 1.7/5 on the app store, and I can see why!
Cocktails were okay. Food was pretty good, but not quite good enough to take away the sour taste left by the “app” experience. I’d visit again… but only if they moved towards honouring the special offers they advertise… WITHOUT the precondition that you agree to give all of your personal data to them first.
Moderately well-tended but short walk between Oxford Road and Exeter Park, squeezed between Exeter Hall and The Key doctors practice. Nice decking and benches, but otherwise nothing to recommend it except as a route to the park itself.
Small play area with the bare essentials for keeping a small child distracted: swingset, roundabout, small climbing frame with slide. All metal equipment, so gets cold in the winter! Might as well make the extra walk to nearby Exeter Park!
Just another bowls club; nicely placed with convenient access to the rest of Kidlington. If bowls is your thing, you could do worse.
Since the 2018 renovation of the play area and the surrounding park, this has gone from being a good to a great place to take small children. Play equipment includes a well-equipped sandpit, multiple climbing frames with monkey bars, firemans poles, and slides, “little ones” area with miniscule frames, musical instruments, see-saw, swings of various kinds including a large tyre swing, rope climbing frames, and a “racing” pair of ziplines. Exercise equipment is also available nearby, as are plenty of benches including picnic benches and a reasonable-sized (free) car park.
Excellent, conveniently central play area for Kidlington. Renovated in 2018 with new play and exercise equipment including trampolines, not one but two ziplines, and a wonderfully imaginatively-imagined sandpit, it’s equipped to keep little ones entertained for hours. There’s also a large field for sports/dog-walking, a community space, and an adequate amount of (free) car parking.
A surprisingly wide selection of goods available at just about any time you might need it, served by friendly staff. Plenty of parking if coming by car, conveniently just off the main road through Grovelands estate.
Perfectly good pub food served by friendly staff. Prices a little higher than I’d expect for what you get, but not completely unreasonable. Play equipment in the kid-friendly garden was a hit with my little ones.
Delightful, although expensive, hotel. Theming is spot-on: you can really see the architecture that once made this place a prison, while simultaneously chilling out in a level of luxury that would have been completely unknown to its original inhabitants. Excellent service and good amenities – you could lock me up here any day… if the prices didn’t send me to the gallows first!
A bit weird, but if you’re looking for an eccentric (but good value) outing with young children, it fits the bill. Very good disabled accessibility.
Remarkably good prices and friendly staff. Often a selection of local produce as well as a wide variety of the usual convenience store essentials. Plenty of space to park cars and bikes, but equally accessible by foot.
Excellent play area especially good for young children. Swings, slides, fort, mini hedge maze, musical instruments, exercise equipment, roundabout, trampoline, and climbing frame make this a well-equipped park, abs it’s kept in good condition. Convenient on-street parking and safe gates to prevent runaways and reassure parents! My little ones (4 and 2) love this compact but rich space.