It’s here, six weeks of entertaining the kids!
Don’t worry, Oxfordshire is full of fun activities, events and places to go, whether you want to feed the ducks, visit a museum or wear them out, the list of possibilities is endless.
Guided tours, events, talks and exhibitions, check out their website to find out what’s going on.
Open – 12-4.30 Monday, 10-4.30 Tuesday-Sunday
Indulge in the city’s history, guided by a costumed character.
Enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the city by climbing the Saxon St George’s Tower, then go down to the depths of the crypt to see the remains of St.George’s Chapel. And don’t forget the Mound of the 11th century motte-and-bailey castle.
Open every day from 10am, the last tour starts at 4.20pm.
Visit the oldest Botanic Garden in Britain and enjoy herbaceous borders, glasshouses, or relax in the beautiful surroundings of plants and flowers from around the world.
The Botanic Gardens can be found in Oxford City Centre.
During the summer opening hours are from 9am every day, until 6pm, with the last admission at 5.15pm.
If you can spend more than one day at Blenheim Palace, do so! There is so much to see and do, wander the stunning grounds, take a tour round the Palace or watch Cricket on the South Lawn. This weekend (22nd, 23rd July) you can see the Immersion Theatre bring the Wizard of Oz to life, and in August there will be a Family cycling day so grab your bikes and enjoy the scenery and fresh air, and why not take a picnic along with you?!
All this and SO much more, Blenheim Palace, a place not to be missed.
Eat and drink at Frankie & Benny’s, Oxy Oriental or Bollywood Spice then Play at Vue Cinema, bowl, eat, drink and play on the amusements at Hollywood Bowl, and if you fancy a bit of a gamble visit Gala Bingo!
Cool off with a dip in the Hinksey Outdoor Heated Pool, Open 7am-8pm until 29th August. If you prefer your swimming indoors, visit Ferry Leisure Centre, they also have Squash Courts, a Gym, Badminton Courts, a Therapy Room, Basketball courts and a Cafe.
A few miles south of Oxford you will find Snakes and Ladders in the historic market town Abingdon-On-Thames. Snakes and Ladders provides hours of fun for children, they have a dedicated soft play area for the under 5’s and a huge 3 tier playframe, big slides, tunnels, ball pits and rope climbs for the bigger kids. Snakes and Ladders also has an outdoor adventure assault course and electric bikes (indoors).