The Reading Spree is happening at Larkrise Primary School in East Oxford. There is plenty of parking on the school playground.
Arriving by Car
The school postcode is OX4 4AN. Do not try to come through town, whatever direction you come from use the ring road and approach Larkrise on the A4158. REALLY. DO NOT GO THROUGH THE CITY CENTRE.
Coming round the ring road in a clockwise direction from the A34 you will cross over the river Thames and pass the Sainsbury’s Superstore. At the next roundabout take the first exit towards the town centre. You will pass a row of shops and down a steep hill (look out for the speed camera) and then up again. At the next set of lights turn right onto Boundary Brook Road. The school is along on the right.
Alternatively, you could turn off for Redbridge P&R (well signed, no need to panic) and walk across Donnington bridge (first right after the Tesco metro and car wash), which is really quite scenic, and past the Donnington estate, which is really quite less scenic. When you get to Iffley Road (the big one), cross over to Boundary Brook road (the smol one) and follow it to the end. The school is on the right.
Coming round the ring road in an anti-clockwise direction you will pass the mini-factory, at the next roundabout take the third exit towards the town centre. You will pass a row of shops and down a steep hill (look out for the speed camera) and then up again. At the next set of lights turn right onto Boundary Brook Road. The school is along on the right.
Arriving by Train And Bus
Buses have changed a little since last year due to the opening of the new shopping centre.
If you arrive at Oxford Parkway station (the fancy new one with trains to Marylebone), take the 500 down to Oxford Station, where the bus terminates, and follow the instructions from below.
If you arrive at Oxford Station you could walk a few hundred yards up to the new Westgate Shopping Centre and go to stop E1 (at the bottom of the hill) to catch a number 3 bus up to the co-op on Iffley Road, from there you’ll walk a little further up Iffley Road and turn left onto Boundary Brook Road – the school is along on your right.
If you want to miss out the walk from the station to the shopping centre, you could catch a 1 or a 5 bus in the station forecourt and change to a 3 outside Queens College on the High Street.