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Out and About Around Ickford

July 5, 2023In News7 Minutes

Tucked away in the picturesque Buckinghamshire countryside lies Ickford, offering a serene and idyllic lifestyle for families, couples, and individuals alike.

What makes this village truly special is its location, acting as a gateway to a myriad of attractions that cater to every interest and passion.

With a growing community now established at  Deanfield Park and just a handful of homes remaining, we’ve compiled some of our favourite activities the local area has to offer:


  1. Waterperry Gardens: A Majestic Retreat – Distance: 3 miles

Just a short distance from Deanfield Park you can find yourself exploring the beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens of Waterperry Gardens. Home to eight acres of beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers, modern planting, secret corners and long vistas, Waterperry Gardens is a wholly enriching experience.

Days out at Waterperry Gardens are perfect for enjoying alone, with friends or as an entire family. And with a plant and garden centre, gift shop, museum and tea shop there really is something for everyone.

  1. Rectory Farm: Handpick Your Favorite Fruits – Distance: 6 miles

Rectory Farm PYO is the perfect place to enjoy time with the family, with its delightful fruit and vegetable picking experience. With 45 acres of colorful produce, Rectory Farm is something you can enjoy all year round with asparagus and rhubarb in April, summer fruits and berries in the summer and sweetcorn and pumpkins in the autumn.

Complete with a farm shop, café and woodland play area it is the perfect place to shop local, taste the fruits of your labour and enjoy quality time together.

  1. Thame Market: Rediscover Rich Heritage – Distance: 4.5 miles

Located less than 5 miles from Ickford, Thame is a historic market town which originated from Anglo-Saxon roots. Complete with its own rich history, the Tuesday Charter Market which is held every Tuesday is not to be missed. With vibrant displays of produce, gifts, homeware, clothes and so much more you will be amazed by the variety on offer.

If that wasn’t enough, on every second Tuesday of the month you can find the local produce market displaying an incredible range of produce from the local area or further afield. The market also plays host to a variety of fun activities for children and adults alike throughout the year.

  1. Bicester Village: Retail Therapy – Distance: 10 miles

Indulge your inner fashionista with a visit to Bicester Village, a shopping destination like no other. Set in a picturesque village atmosphere, this luxury outlet promises an extraordinary retail experience, where fashion and homeware brands offer up to 60% off their regular retail price.

Bicester Village is the perfect day out for not only fashion lovers, but also for those who enjoy chic restaurants, creative pop-ups and art exhibitions. In just 20 minutes from Deanfield Park you could be enjoying a leisurely browse, savoring delectable culinary delights, and relishing in the thrill of finding that perfect piece to elevate your style.

  1. Waddesdon Manor: Escape into Timeless Splendor – Distance: 14 miles

Known as one of the most renowned manors in Buckinghamshire, Waddesdon Manor is a true architectural masterpiece and home to a variety of activities and things to do in and around the grounds. You could enjoy a walk through the immaculate Eythrope gardens or an inspiring tour of the French Renaissance-style château.

The exquisite interiors, remarkable art collections and the Manor’s rich heritage all provide a welcome respite from the outside world. And whether you’re enjoying afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant or visiting one of the many exhibitions or festivals on throughout the year, Waddesdon Manor is a wonderful day out with something on for the whole family.

  1. Ashmolean Museum: A Timeless Journey Awaits Distance: 15 miles

Just a short journey over the 17th century bridge into Oxfordshire and you can be in the ‘city of dreaming spires.’ Oxford is home to the Ashmolean Museum of art and archaeology where you and your family could be marvelling at the spectacular masterpieces housed within this inspiring museum. With famous collection ranging from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art you’ll be spoiled for choice with a variety of stories, displays, exhibitions and more dating back hundreds of centuries.

  1. Tiggywinkles: Wildlife Hospital Visitors – Distance: 7.5 miles

Set in the heart of the Chilterns countryside, Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital is a specialist hospital helping to treat and care for animals in need. The visitor center is an excellent place for children to find out more about caring for wildlife, the animals they rescue and the treatment they receive.

Visitors can get up close and personal and meet animals such as hedgehogs, take a peek into the baby bird nursery or even catch a Red Kite in flight at the Aviaries and Education Center.


If Ickford sounds like the ideal place to call home, why not find out more about  Deanfield Park, where the last few homes are now available . Our Marketing Suite is open Thursday through to Monday from 10am to 5pm or you can contact us on 01844 395049 or email ickford.sales@deanfieldhomes.co.uk.