A quick stroll by the Oxford Canal

A quick stroll by the Oxford Canal #CountryKids

Last weekend we needed to get Monkey some new shoes in Banbury and we hadn’t had the opportunity to get outside.  So I promised him that once we’d sorted his shoes out we would go for a quick stroll by the Oxford canal.

The Oxford Canal runs through Banbury and it’s something I sadly, take for granted and don’t explore enough. Really need to change that and make more of an effort to go for canal walks this year.

A quick stroll by the Oxford Canal

It had to be a quick stroll by the Oxford Canal as we needed to get back home, but Monkey was happy enough walking up and down the paved tow path by the shopping centre.  All of the canal boats were moored up so there was no action, but that didn’t seem to bother him at all.

A quick stroll by the Oxford Canal

Monkey was happy having races – he’d run up and down the stairs by the car park with Daddy P and see if he could beat me walking along the two path.  Sometimes he is really easily pleased. Mummy I’m coming to get you!!

A quick stroll by the Oxford Canal

It just goes to show that kids can be amused with simple things.  He loved going across the little bridge and back round again.

A quick stroll by the Oxford Canal

Walking along, chatting away to Daddy P, just getting a bit of fresh air.

A quick stroll by the Oxford Canal

Hiding from Mummy.

A quick stroll by the Oxford Canal

Going for a quick stroll by the Oxford Canal on a Sunday afternoon.  We will have to do it again soon.

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30 thoughts on “A quick stroll by the Oxford Canal #CountryKids

  1. Kids are happy with very little but your time and energy and a little space and you have all those magic ingredients here. I love the photo of him running to you, that expression shares so much of the joy he is feeling. A lovely post and I hope you will get to explore more of the canal this year. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

  2. A canal lover here too! I love just watching the narrowboats and nosing in dreaming of a life on the water – would have to have a serious de clutter first though! So interesting seeing the city and country canals 🙂

  3. I spent many happy days on the canal as a kid, they are beautiful aren’t they especially when they run through the centre of a city, super magical even if nothing is happening. Looks like monkey had lots of fun anyway 🙂 #countrykids

  4. I keep on meaning to walk more of the Oxford Canal too. There is a good walk from Thrupp (near Kidlington) that we walked a few years ago and I’ve been meaning to go back ever since. Maybe this year! #countrykids

  5. As you say, it is sometimes the simple walks that are so much fun: no need to plan, just enjoy for the sake of being outside, soaking up the fresh air and having a good time in eachother’s company.

  6. Oh I do love canals, especially locks! I could spend the whole day just watching the boats 😉 Looks like your little boy loved it too!

  7. It really is the simple things with kids isn’t it? We went to a railway museum last week but my Monkey and his friend were more interested in running up and down ramps! Lovely photos 🙂 xx

  8. Oxford is somewhere I really want to visit properly, I’ve been once for shopping but would like to see the city properly! x

  9. That bridge looks like a really fun place to run around so I get Monkey =)

    Love the boats there. Its my dream to ride one & live on one. I live in a country where there are always storms and floods and I was thinking living in a boat house is the only way to go to survive. I still do.


  10. You are right, it can be the simple things that create the most fun. It looks lovely there to explore and his face says he was loving it!

  11. It sounds like a great place for a walk – it is easy to think that you need to go somewhere special for a good time, however, kids are usually happy to be out and about anywhere aren’t they!

  12. Gorgeous the utter joy in his face enjoying just running and being outdoors with you by the canals!

  13. Lovely Canal! Is that close to you? Great he walked so much! Mine is much more into the wining nowadays instead of walking 🙂

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