This space-station playground crashed to earth and spent its last weekend in Hinksey Park.

Three-year-old Sally McKinnon and her nine-year-old brother Richard from Tower Drive in Abingdon, explored the plastic Technicolor playground before it took off for pastures new.

The 140ft square 'art-sculpture' was designed by artist Maurice Agis.

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Perspectives, shapes and colours change as explorers move a from cell to cell to suitably atmospheric background music.

The main aims were fun, stimulation and relaxation - said Maryann Foster, a director of the firm promoting 'spaceplaces' throughout the country.

For the children it was simply a barefoot wonder.