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Islip Playpark and Village Shop

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I'm a Mum of two boys living in Oxfordshire, enjoying lots of fun activities and writing about them when I get a chance.
Published August 29th 2012
Get out of town and enjoy a wooden playpark
The village of Islip is situated about 8 miles north of Oxford and boasts the birthplace of Edward the Confessor in 1005. Coming a close second is their lovely wooden playpark.
Islip Village Playpark


I took my toddler here as somewhere new to explore and he had a great time. The playpark is mostly wooden with something for all ages. The young ones will enjoy the small slide with easy steps to climb up and the large wooden boat. Bigger kids can whizz down the zip line and scale larger slides. All the usuals are available too, with swings, climbing frames and an unusual roundabout. Interestingly they also have a couple of wooden sculptures.

Islip Village Playpark


There are plenty of benches around the park and a picnic table if you're stopping for a bite to eat.

Next to the park is the community village shop and it's worth popping in if you are there. Run by volunteers, all profits are donated back to the community. I was impressed with the range of locally sourced produce for sale and will be tempted to choose this playpark again with the excuse to pick up something tasty.

Islip Community Village Shop
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Why? Rustic wooden charm playpark
When: Any day
Where: Islip
Cost: Free
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