Parks and Open Spaces
Wallingford is fortunate to be home to a number of parks, green spaces and Children’s play areas, which provide residents and visitors opportunities for sport, leisure and recreation. Find out more about our parks and open spaces here.
Riverside Park and Pool
Located by the Riverside is a heated outdoor pool and splash park which is great for a family day out. Better Leisure (on behalf of South Oxfordshire District Council) run and manage the Riverside pool area which is open in the summer months. Please visit the Better website for up to date information, pricing and how to book online.
Local Sports and Clubs
The Town Council own and maintain the sports facilities in the Bullcroft Park including tennis courts and basket ball courts which are free to use (no booking required) and also football pitch areas. Wallingford is home to other independent facilities such as Wallingford Sports Park which has all weather pitches and a sports bar and is home to Wallingford Rugby Club, Wallingford Hockey Club, Football Club, Skittles Club, Squash Club, Tennis Club and Wallingford Castle Archers. To find out more information on the facilities and the clubs please visit the Sports Park website.
The Corn Exchange
Situated in the Market Place, the Corn Exchange stages theatre productions and shows mainstream films throughout the year. Visit the Corn Exchange website for more details on what’s on.
This service is managed by Oxfordshire County Council and located in the centre of Wallingford and is more than a place where you can find books, it is a valuable resource for local communities and offers services and facilities such as newspapers and magazines, audio books, eBooks, DVD’s, free Wi-Fi, bus pass blue badge and resident parking validation services, computers and internet use, local studies collection, printing and copying facilities and is also a place to find out about events, clubs or projects in the town.
Cholsey and Wallingford Heritage Railway
The railway provides visitors with a unique train ride starting from its station in Hitercroft Road. Check the C&W Railway website for running days, times and how to book.
The River Thames
The River Thames runs alongside Wallingford providing residents and visitors with much to do, whether it is having a picnic by the river, hiring a boat, having a splash in the Riverside Pool or taking one of the lovely walks and trails.
Whether on foot or bike, Wallingford has many trails for you to take whether it’s to take in the local wildlife and sights, the local history or to follow in the footsteps of Wallingford as a home to Agatha Christie or as a filming location of Midsomer Murders. Find out more here on the Town Trails page.