We had driven passed Appleford park innumerable times before deciding to make it our fourth stop and practically our own fiefdom. Thomas had two observations (i) we were the only people in the children's playground (ii) it would take one hundred days to pick all the daisies.
Appleford park is on the left hand side of the main road (B4016) coming from Didcot. You can't really miss it. There is ample parking.
Find this park on the google map I made for you.
We went early afternoon on each of our three trips and you can see there is plenty of shade.
There is a variety of equipment for children of all ages. There are two baby swings and two swings for bigger children.
Thomas is four but this fireman's pole is a bit small for him.
However the zip wire is just perfect:
There is also a climbing frame for smaller children and a large slide.
There aren't that many facilities in Appleford. There is no village shop and the village pub closed down last September. However, it is possible to hire the village hall.
There is a brewery. I emailed them once to find out where I could buy their beer, but received no reply. Perhaps you will be more successful.
There is also a church. If you like stained glass windows check back later and I may have posted some photographs of them.
This park doesn't just have equipment for children - it also has outdoor gym equipment for adults.
I had a go myself and can see why it appears so well used:)