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Parks & nature in Oxford

Park
“70 acres of riverside parkland with areas for sport, plus a large collection of landscaped flora”
41local recommendations
Field
“Unspoilt ancient meadow by the River Thames for walks, wild ponies, bird watching and wildflowers”
39local recommendations
Field
“Iconic meadows and gardens belonging to University of Oxford, complete with long horn cows and river views. ”
29local recommendations
Botanical Garden
“The University of Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Great Britain and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world. The garden was founded in 1621 as a physic garden growing plants for medicinal research. Today it contains over 6,000 different plant species on 1.8 ha”
26local recommendations
Park
“Open green space over 50 acres with paths and children's playground, plus views over the city”
15local recommendations
Trail
“Site of Special scientific Interest, beautiful woods to explore within walking distance or parking available”
13local recommendations
Park
“Its a super lovely local park for a walk (about 10-15 mins from the home). But you can also get drinks/food, play tennis or table tennis, bowls. ”
11local recommendations
Park
“A great local park on the left as you leave the shopping area of Headington, opposite the Cooperative Food store. It has an enclosed children's area, and a wide open area for strolling. It also has public toilets by the roadside entrance, which are not very pleasant but serviceable and can be useful with little children in tow. ”
9local recommendations
Park
“Cutteslowe Park is 42 hectares of well kept park, proudly flying the Green Flag which rewards the best green spaces in the country. It has something for everyone. There is a children's pool, crazy golf, a small aviary, a garden centre with lots of surprises, a duck pond, a cafe, sports facilities, tennis courts and lots of space to walk and play. A miniature steam railway is run in the summer by the City of Oxford Society of Model Engineers - see their website for timings (www.cosme.org.uk/timetable.html). The park is open all day, every day although some activities do have time restrictions.”
5local recommendations
Park
“South Park occupies 50 acres of open space, with magnificent views overlooking Oxford. It is open all day, every day and is 5 minutes walk from Cowley Road in East Oxford. There is free parking available along Morrell Avenue, Cheney Lane and Warneford Lane. The nearest car parks are a short walk away at Marston Road and Union Street”
7local recommendations
Park
“small nature reserve by the river, wear waterproof shoes / wellingtons if it's been raining!”
4local recommendations
Park
“This is a large playground for older kids. Open to the public on weekdays. Look it up before going as there may be a seasonal change in open hours. ”
3local recommendations
Park
2local recommendations
Cocktail Bar
$$$
“Slick monochrome bar with Philippe Starck sofas, plus a separate games room with a black pool table.”
2local recommendations
Field
“small nature reserve by the river, wear waterproof shoes / wellingtons if it's been raining!”
2local recommendations
Park
“Located near Iffley Village, 2-3 miles from Oxford city centre. Both Lock and Village are worth a visit.”
1local recommendations