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Olney Park & River

Updated: Jun 4

Dasiy and I went to an enclosed park today in Olney Milton Keynes, it’s set behind the Rugby Club. It’s fairly big with lots of equipment.

It’s not the best park for young toddlers or pre walkers but there are lots of interactive equipment to keep the kids entertained.

There was a climbing frame with one side being an actual climbing wall with monkey bars and a fire mans pole. There were speakers for kids to talk through, a steering wheel with pretend gears and other little bits.

Leading to the wide slide were wooden steps which you have to climb up, I uploaded a photo and video in my Instagram stories. Possibly a bit tricky for a one year old but low enough to lift them up to. As mentioned yesterday, I love a wide slide and at one point three kids were all enjoying it together.

There was a play house, roundabout, various see-saws, 4 baby swings one dual swing, a horse rocker, old fashioned metal climbing frame with small ladder which daisy just about managed and a rope swing. There was more for older kids though. Climbing apparatus and a zip wire, obstacle course and ping pong table outside the enclosed park.

After we spent a good hour in the park we headed to the river. Walk in a straight line all the way to the end of the bowls pitch. You’ll see benches. It was beautiful. We sat by the river for another hour while Daisy was shouting ‘Fishes’ at the top of her lungs! Apart from that it was so peaceful and we could see the fish from the steps. 

The water was clear and about my knee height. Swimming isn’t recommended however I know that lots of people do swim or take inflatable boats and little buckets with them on warm days. If you do go in the water it’s at your own discretion. 

I’d visit this lovely spot again for a picnic though and there’s plenty of green open space. 

Weekends will probably be busy though due to the location and all the sports that are played here such as football and rugby, bowls and tennis. 

Use postcode MK46 4DW for the free carpark, there are no restrictions to parking. If this is full then road parking or in the market town may be your best option. 


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