Kiddlington is a large village about five miles from Oxford and 7 ½ miles from Bicester, it is nested between the River Cherwell and the Oxford Canal and is a civil parish with quite a large population.
Kiddlington’s church (St Mary The Virgin) dates back from 1220 but historical evidence shows that there was a church on the site since AD 1073. St Mary’s has stained glass windows and a 220-foot spire known as “Our Lady’s Needle”, the church is also a 1 listed building.
Kiddlington village has a rich history and in the 20th century Kiddlington was a contender for the largest village in England and even Europe.
Proposals in the past to make Kiddlington village a town have been resisted by the residents with a ballot of 98%.
Kiddlington has around 50 shops including banks building societies, a public library, a large village hall and there is aa weekly market, there are also seven public houses (Pubs) four restaurants and two cafes. Kidlington has its own football club that was founded in 1909 and also has an under 18 youth team that plays other leagues such as the allied counties league. The pitch is equipped with spectator terracing and seating and has flood lighting.
For a large village such as Kiddlington it’s that it has its own Facebook page, if you have a Facebook account and keen on keeping up to date with news and events on the village then searching the page is a good idea. The page has 9 pages including the Home, About, Photos, Reveiws, Videos, Events, Posts, Notes and community, a well put together FBv page indeed.
There is a secondary school in Kiddlington called Gosford ill and the primary school are North Kiddlington, West Kiddlington, Edward Field and St Thomas More Catholic Primay.
The Leisure centre has a 25m pool, a gym, sports hall, activity hall, squash courts, sauna and steam room, soft play area, a creche and an all-weather pitch.
Venturing out of Kiddlington there is plenty of choice for days out, only 2.7 miles from the village is Cutteslowe Park and Miniature Railway, there are parks and playgrounds, train rides and is suitable for all ages.
Other places to visit near to Kiddlington are listed below but there are plenty more so be sire to do your own search on the internet.
Oxford Castle unlocked, suitable for ages 4 and above and 5.1 miles away
Blemnheim Palace, Woodstock. Truly a sight to behold and suitably appreciated from the age of nine and up. 2.5 miles from Kiddlington
The Pitt Rivers Museum, suitable for all ages and a short distance to travel at only 4.9 miles away.
Woodstock open air heated pool, say no more, its heated and outside, what more could you want, to be close by? Well at only 4.1 miles from Kiddlington it’s a relatively short journey.
Oxford Spy Missions Treasure Trail, suitable for ages four and above and only 5.2 miles there isn’t much of an excuse why not to visit!
Cherwell Boat House Oxford, timeless, romantic and peaceful a relaxing 4.3 miles from Kiddlington and even suitable for children aged four and above.
The story Museum Oxford, suitable for children aged four and above and only 5.3 miles it’s a perfect reason to take the children out and keep them busy while learning something new.
Kiddlington is so close to Oxford that you will be spoilt for choice being so close to such a historic city, there are bars, clubs, pubs, eateries, museums and plenty of activities, there isn’t much time to be bored.
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