Discover Oxford - Activities and Family Activities in Oxford

A number of golf clubs throughout the county offer excellent golfing facilities in beautiful surroundings.

At Hardwick Parks, a number of water sports are offered, such as wakeboarding and waterskiing.

In and around Oxford, there are great possibilities for walking or cycling – whether it’s just for a couple of hours or for several days.

Oxford is home to world class arts and culture in stunning venues, lush gardens, animal attractions for perfect family holidays, beautiful landscapes full of walking, cycling and boating opportunities.

Oxford has provided backdrops for countless international films and popular TV series, and many places may look familiar to fans of series like Downton Abbey, Midsomer Murders and Inspector Morse.

Whether you are looking for England’s finest views over Capability Brown shaped parklands, the world’s most popular luxury shopping outlet, the UK’s only crocodile zoo, the oldest public museum and the oldest Botanic Garden in Great Britain, the oldest University in the English speaking world, the birthplace of the Arthurian legend, Britain’s oldest chalk figure or picture perfect villages – don’t look any further, as we’ve got them all!


The city’s premier football team, Oxford United, play in League One and in rugby union, Oxford Harlequins Rugby Football Club are in the National League 3 South West.

Oxford is home to several hockey clubs, including the Oxford Hockey Club and the Oxford Hawks Hockey Club. The Oxford City Stars are an ice hockey team in the English National League South.

There are also several rowing clubs. The City of Oxford Rowing Club is Oxford’s largest rowing club, and the Oxford University Rowing Clubs is a collection of the many rowing clubs at the university, including the men and women’s lightweight rowing teams, the Oxford University Boat Club and the Oxford University Women’s Boat Club, who compete against Cambridge University Boat Club at the annual Boat Race in London. The Oxford Academicals Rowing Club is open to anyone aged 18 or over, and the Falcon Rowing and Canoeing Club is open to people of all ages.

Family Activities

If you’re looking for inspiration for new places to go, days out and things to do, either with the family or without, check out our listings. You’ll be amazed how much there is to do in Oxford , whatever the weather!

Find ideas if you’re planning a day out with the kids, something to do at the weekend or during the next school holiday. Scroll down to find our top things to do in Oxford and surrounding areas as well as some ideas for free places to go.

Adventure and Wildlife Parks

Adventure & Wildlife Parks

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Golf Courses

Golf Courses

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Boating Cruises in Oxford

Boating Cruises

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Sporting Activities in Oxford

Sporting Activities

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Charity Events in Oxford

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There are variety of charity events in Oxford. You can be a support to a health organization, participate in a Oxford marathon charity, be a part of a social event and contribute in the best way possible at such charity events.
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There are variety of charity events in Oxford. You can be a support to a health organization, participate in a Oxford marathon charity, be a part of a social event and contribute in the best way possible at such charity events.
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