Set in the historic town of Thame in Oxfordshire, the Cuttle Brook Nature Reserve is a firm favourite with our little ankle biters.
The reserve is rich with wildlife and we can easily spend an hour or two there spotting tadpoles, ladybirds and Red Kites (birds of prey) with a homemade nature trail for the kids to tick things off on the way around.
The river Thame flows though the reserve making a quick game of Poohsticks a must every time we visit.
There are picnic tables and benches located around the reserve along with areas of grass to lay a picnic blanket if you fancy a bite to eat while observing the wildlife. Alternatively, there are a number of restaurants and cafes just a short walk into Thame town centre.
The Cuttle Brook Nature reserve is connected to the Pheonix Trail if you want to explore the wildlife further.
The reserve can be accessed via Thame Recreation Ground, Southern Rd, Thame OX9 2EP
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