Get out into the open and experience some of the many parks and public natural spaces waiting to be explored. We’re proud to be the only map provider of almost every single park and green space in the area.
Use the controls to zoom to an area for further details. Clicking each icon open details about the type of park or space that is available (e.g. MUGA = Multi Use Games Area for football, basketball etc.)
People’s Park, Banbury
People’s Park is right in the centre of Banbury town centre, providing a gorgeous setting for walking or playing in. The three hectare space was given to the people of Banbury as part of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in 1897, which was formerly owned by George Frederick Ball.
With a host of features including a community garden, sensory garden, bowling green, rose garden, aviary, war memorial, tennis/multi-use courts, fitness area and children’s play area… there’s plenty to explore if you’re in the town centre. You can access the park from The Leys alleyway opposite St. Mary’s Church, or from Warwick Road to the north.
Spiceball Country Park, Banbury
Created in the early 1990s as Banbury canalside was being redeveloped, this sprawling and informal country park was created to provide various-use green spaces close to the town centre. The Oxford Canal to the west and River Cherwell to the east are natural borders, with water features and riverside walks to enjoy. There is a small car park at its northern end opposite Grimsbury Reservoir.
At the south end there’s areas dedicated to informal sports and recreation, a picnic area, children’s play area and a new skate/scooter/bmx ramp. The fields north of this park are a haven for wildlife, wild flowers and native trees and shrubs.
Garth Park, Bicester
In the centre of Bicester there’s Garth Park which is in the old grounds of the former hunting lodge Garth House. The park has award-winning formal gardens, a seated picnic area, traditional bandstand, informal open space great for a little kick around and a recently renovated children’s play area.
It also has water features and a good skate/scooter/bmx park for the more adventurous kids. It’s a lovely place to spend a couple of hours in and is easily reachable from the town centre. In the summer months it plays host to many events including a Teddy Bears Picnic, Sunday band concerts, beer festivals and various community events.
Millennium Park, Steeple Aston
Somewhat hidden amongst the trees of Steeple Aston, opposite the church is a great little play park, with a good range of equipment for younger and older kids. The park which was created at the turn of the millennium has a couple of slides, a mini trampoline, a zipwire, sandpit, a sturdy wooden climbing frame and an assault course.
It’s great for kids of all ages and confidence – there’s enough for the little ones too with a wooden train they can scamper around in and on. It is in a fantastic setting with multi-use court, mini bmx course and with a football field adjacent to it.