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Family Days Out in Oxfordshire
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Crocodiles of the World
Brize Norton
Crocodiles of the World Crocodiles of the World is the UK's only crocodile zoo. We're home to more than 100 crocodiles, alligators and caimans from 14 different species of crocodilian. Crocodiles of the World is now open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm all year round including Bank Holidays; we are closed on Christmas...
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Burford
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens has over 260 animal species in over 160 acres of stunning gardens and parkland. Giraffe Walkway, Lemur Walk-through exhibit, Train, Adventure Playground, Picnic Areas, Children's Farmyard, Brass Rubbing, Tropical House, Reptile House, Bat House and Insect House.
Waterfowl Sanctuary and Childrens Farm
Banbury
Waterfowl Sanctuary and Childrens Farm The sanctuary has a 'cuddle corner' where adults and children may handle baby rabbits, chicks, ducklings, kittens and new born mice and gerbils (when in season). A great place to take toddlers if you are looking for family days out in Oxfordshire.
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary
Wallingford
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary A registered charity which cares for and protects abused and ill-treated donkeys and other animals whom you may visit and sometimes pet and feed.
Farmer Gows Activity Farm
Faringdon
Farmer Gows Activity Farm Meet the Animals is held every day at 11 am and again at 2 pm, bottle and hand feeding of lambs and kids all year round, plus feeding the pigs and cattle, egg collecting, goat and ferret walking. A wonderful hands on experience and great fun.
Millets Farm Centre
Abingdon
Millets Farm Centre A variety of interesting farm zoo animals which originate from across the world including camels, adventure playground, plus let the kids pick their own fruits and vegetables.
Fairytale Farm
Chipping Norton
Fairytale Farm is a farm park with a difference, featuring an enchanted walk, adventure playground and our collection of farm and exotic animals. Everything is designed with disabled children in mind, but Fairytale Farm can be enjoyed by everybody.
Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways
Abingdon
Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways Highly realistic models recall the landscape of the period and trains provide a fascinating record of the railways of the time and how they operated. Enjoy an informative and interactive 90 minute tour covering three indoor galleries.
The Pitt Rivers Museum
Oxford
The Pitt Rivers Museum is famous for it's period atmosphere and outstanding collections from many world cultures, past and present.
Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museums
Witney
Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museums All aboard! See how engines work; what buses are made of; go aboard some; see old tickets and uniforms once used. View the workshop and on special days ride on a vintage bus. Morris Museum: see a 1970s police car; 1920s Bullnose Morris and a Mini in the original style.
Oxford Univ Museum of Natural History
Oxford
Oxford Univ Museum of Natural History A classic series of collections housed in stunning architecture. Among its most famous features are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the dodo, and the swifts in the tower.
Modern Art Oxford
Oxford
Modern Art Oxford Introduces children of all ages to the Gallery for free through a range of fun and creative activities. Dedicated Family Guides encourages a creative pathway around the exhibition and suggests activities to try out at home plus loads more family days out activities.
The Oxfordshire Museum
Woodstock
The Oxfordshire Museum A wide range of natural and social history exhibits, the more exciting of which include the interactive dinosaur gallery and gardens, and the special family drop in sessions.
Museum of the History of Science
Oxford
Museum of the History of Science A free to view unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments and exciting modern exhibitions in the world’s oldest surviving purpose-built museum building. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Oxford with kids.
The Ashmolean
Oxford
The Ashmolean is packed full of archaeology and art works from all over the world. Families can discover mummies in ancient Egypt, find coins from ancient Greece, and travel through time to find modern paintings, statues and more.
Museum of Oxford
Oxford
Museum of Oxford is a free museum about the history of Oxford and its people. Families can explore the interactive galleries and come along to monthly family craft workshops in the learning centre to handle real objects.
The Story Museum
Oxford
The Story Museum A gallery of rogues and rascals, wizards, witches and wild things unfolds throughout the atmospheric spaces of The Story Museum in our immersive exhibition '26 Characters'.
Didcot Wave Leisure Pool
Didcot
Didcot Wave Leisure Pool Swimming pool featuring a wave machine, giant flume ride, parent and toddler sessions and lane swimming.
Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool
Abingdon
Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool Seasonal pool offering an interactive water feature in the main swim area plus learner pool for kids, plus changing with showers. Tennis, mini golf and playground nearby.
Hinksey Outdoor Pool
Oxford
Hinksey Outdoor Pool A much-loved local landmark, this heated outdoor pool has been providing family summer fun and great memories in Summer since 1934. Large outdoor pool with fun areas for the kids. Sun-beds, play areas and refreshments make this the ideal summer destination.
Woodstock Open Air Heated Pool
Woodstock
Woodstock Open Air Heated Pool 25 meter pool (heated to 29 degrees) with separate toddlers' paddling pool plus diving board and changing with showers.
The Lido
Chipping Norton
The Lido Set in safe, secure and well maintained grounds overlooking the countryside this environmentally friendly 25m pool of crystal clear water has a water slide at the deep end.
Riverside Pool
Wallingford
Riverside Pool 23m heated outdoor swimming pool with paddling pool. Campsite adjacent.
Woodgreen Leisure Pool
Banbury
Woodgreen Leisure Pool 50m outdoor swimming pool with flume and outdoor aquasplash area with fun interactive water play.
Bicester Leisure Centre
Bicester
Bicester Leisure Centre offers a 25m, 6 Lane Pool for serious swimming, plus a 15m Play 'n' Teach leisure pool which amongst other things features enchanting artwork, interactive squirter jets and a giant tap.
Snakes and Ladders
Abingdon
Snakes and Ladders Bursting with indoor and outdoor adventure play, Snakes and Ladders is jam packed with fun! There's plenty for all ages including the massive 3 tier playframe with slides, tunnels, balls ponds and rope climbs, the huge dedicated zone for under 5s, water play, home corner, construction zone & more. And...
Crazy Colosseum Indoor Playcentre
Kidlington
Crazy Colosseum Indoor Playcentre Their indoor play arena is a soft arena with 3 floors filled with all the latest play equipment, including Ball Pool, Huge Slide, Climbing Bridges to guarantee a fun and crazy time for 0 to 8 year olds.
Rugrats and Half Pints Indoor Play
Banbury
Rugrats and Half Pints Indoor Play is a new concept in indoor sensory & soft play activities for children aged between 0-10 years (inclusive). Dedicated sensory area for babies. Soft play structure, trampolines, dressing up costumes, playhouse and various classes for the older children. Stylish and relaxing cafe for the grown ups.
The Tree House Play Centre
Didcot
The Tree House Play Centre offers a soft play frame that is designed for children upto 1.48m tall and we also have a specific toddler area for under 3s.
WhizzKidz
Thame
WhizzKidz The indoor play area consists of a giant play frame, toddler play frame,sports arena, bouncy castle and much more. Outside there is another play frame and a sandpit, with further outdoor attractions too.
Partyman World Oxford
Oxford
Partyman World Oxford is an indoor play centre which provides lots of fun and play for everyone on the huge themed play structures, Go Karts, make a bear, fantastic slides and much more! There is also a specially designed toddler area for little guests who are under 3 years!
Darcy Bear
Carterton
Darcy Bear Multi level adventure play zone with loads of features with separate age zones for under 5s and under 12s. They also offer a variety of themed parties for kids, including Laser Storm which can also be done Pay and Play.
Blenheim Palace
Woodstock
Blenheim Palace Steeped in inspirational history and surrounded by beautiful parkland and award-winning Formal Gardens, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire offers the perfect day out in 2012. This year there are stunning new visitor facilities to enjoy, as well as a host of superb special events in store.
Oxford Castle Unlocked
Oxford
Oxford Castle Unlocked An ancient site of incarceration offering a highly atmospheric history lesson spanning ten centuries, with hands on displays and real life prisoner stories. Quirky costumed tour guides are available every 20 minutes.
Sulgrave Manor
Banbury
Sulgrave Manor Discover the lives of George Washington's ancestors from the Tudor manor house they built and lived in. Sit in the Tudor Great Hall, take a look around their bedchamber, see a real Elizabethan shoe and take part in one of our child friendly tours. Also includes plenty of secure open spaces to enjoy.
Broughton Castle
Banbury
Broughton Castle A hugely popular and impressive house and grounds, beautifully furnished and lovingly restored, with fascinating historical artifacts throughout. For a full day you enjoy this in conjunction with another local activity, and although they seem child friendly it is definitely only for the calmer kids.
Bates Collection of Musical Instruments
Oxford
Bates Collection of Musical Instruments One of the most magnificent collections of musical instruments in the world. Has over 2000 instruments from the Western orchestral music traditions from the renaissance, through the baroque, classical, romantic and up to modern times.
The Bodleian Library
Oxford
The Bodleian Library Interactive and stimulating tours of the historic university where much of Harry Potter was filmed! Like stepping into their favourite films. Most tours are for 10+ but Family Tours in holidays welcome 5+.
Oxford Ice Rink
Oxford
Oxford Ice Rink Great fun for all the family at the newly renovated Ice Rink. General session, family sessions and lessons for children of all abilities. The rink is very easy to reach as it's right in the heart of Oxford; just a short walk from Oxford City centre and railway station.
Rock Solid Climbing Wall
Oxford
Rock Solid Climbing Wall Modern ope climbing facility with kids' clubs and courses from age 7 upwards. Features include bouldering room, bottom rope wall and Walltopia lead tower.
Outdoor Laser
Oxford
Outdoor Laser Laser-gaming is a live combat entertainment experience using infra-red gaming guns for eight year olds and up.
Lakeside SuperBowl Banbury
Banbury
Lakeside SuperBowl Banbury Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This Lakeside SuperBowl has 20 lanes!
Bicester Bowl
Bicester
Bicester Bowl Offers a family sized 6 lane alley behind the leisure centre, great for kids with bumpers, ramps and light balls available.
Bowlplex Oxford
Oxford
Bowlplex Oxford Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Karting Oxford
Oxford
Karting Oxford Get set for a phenomenal drive for the over 8s. Speed is the name of the game as you whizz around the floodlit 360 metre circuit. Min age 8yrs. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Oxford with kids.
Footprint Tours
Oxford
Footprint Tours tours of Oxford, a walking tour of Oxford, a Harry Potter tour of Oxford, a bike tour of Oxford. Cambridge walking tours, Cambridge punting tours. tours of England, tours of the Cotswolds, tours of Stratford Upon Avon, Shakespeare tours, tours of London. Historical tours for kids, fun tours for kids.
Oxford Ghost Trail
Oxford
Oxford Ghost Trail Award winning, historically informative and hugely entertaining, it's the perfect way to soak up the atmosphere of this famous city, leaving you with a deliciously scary tingle running down your spine.
Oxford Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Oxford
Oxford Spy Mission Treasure Trail Treasure Trails are a fantastic way to explore Oxford! Enjoy a family walk in the fresh air and solve an intriguing mystery at the same time. Follow the directions, solve the clues and see the sights! This is one of many themed Treasure Trails available in Oxford.
Henley on Thames Treasure Trail
Henley-on-Thames
Henley on Thames Treasure Trail is one of many excellent clue-led family Treasure Trails in Oxfordshire, aimed at getting families out and about exploring. Simply purchase the Trail from our website and then begin the Trail at your leisure.
Didcot Railway Centre
Didcot
Didcot Railway Centre See the steam trains from the golden age of the Great Western Railway in the original engine shed, with a recreation of Brunel's broad gauge railway and a typical country branch line.
Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway
Chinnor
Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway A seven mile train journey on a steam engine: great for a family day out with the kids, especially train mad ones!!
Oxford River Cruises
Oxford
Oxford River Cruises A trip aboard an Edwardian River Launch in Oxford offers a taste of a slower life, where cares drift away with the gentle flow of the water and life’s pleasures can be enjoyed to their utmost. Great idea for a family day out in Oxfordshire.
Cherwell Boat House
Oxford
Cherwell Boat House Rowing boats, canoes and punts for hire: what a great idea for a bit of family fun while you are in Oxford.
Cholsey and Wallingford Railway
Wallingford
Cholsey and Wallingford Railway A preserved former Great Western Railway branchline that links the national railway network at Cholsey with Wallingford. Trains run on selected weekends and bank holidays, often steam hauled.
Magdalen Bridge Row Boats
Oxford
Magdalen Bridge Row Boats Rowing is fun and relaxing and a great way to spend a sunny afternoon on the river, pedalos and punts also available. You can hire the boat for an hour or if you want to make a day of it, just stay on the river as long as you like, simply returning the row boat to the boathouse before sunset.
Bernwood Butterfly Trail
Oakley
Bernwood Butterfly Trail Extensive forest paths lead walkers through vast areas of mixed coniferous and broadleaf woodland. Path side vegetation management has provided the favoured habitats for butterflies and other flora and fauna. Follow the yellow waymarked path on an hour and a half walk around the forest to discover the variety...
Cutteslowe Park and Miniature Railway
Oxford
Cutteslowe Park and Miniature Railway A great park with things to do for all the family including a skate park and miniature golf! Ride the miniature railway for a great experience!
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden
Oxford
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden This Garden is a national reference collection of 7,000 different types of plant, making it the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the World: there is even more biological diversity here than there is in tropical rain forests!
South Oxford Adventure Playground
Oxford
South Oxford Adventure Playground A supervised playground aimed at children aged 7 to 15 featuring elaborate climbing frames, wooden play structures and more set out as an assault course. You must complete a simple registration to use the playground.
The Leys
Witney
The Leys Super adventure playground with a seasonal paddling pool for the smaller ones. Also boasts tennis courts, a skate park and seasonal crazy golf.
The Pottery Place
Witney
The Pottery Place is a fun and fabulous Paint Your Own Pottery and craft studio with buckets of charm and chocolate biscuits. Kids (and big kids) can go crafty crazy trying out pottery painting, Decopatch and Mosaics, and take home a gorgeous one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Windrush Path Mosaic Trail
Standlake
Windrush Path Mosaic Trail A series of striking and individual mosaics to act as way-markers on a pleasant 2 mile trail. Keeps kids running about between looking for the next one and giving that pleasure of discovery.
Blenheim Pleasure Gardens and Train
Woodstock
Blenheim Pleasure Gardens and Train can be reached by the miniature train, on foot or there is a small car park. It is the perfect place for families to while away an hour or two, watching exotic butterflies, muddling around the Marlborough Maze or letting off steam in the Adventure Playground.
Cogges Manor Farm
Witney
Cogges Manor Farm Feed the farm animals, see the miniature Shetland ponies, picnic area and welly walks, zip wire and adventure play fort and dressing up in the manor house. Indoor soft play, cafe and farm shop. Family fun at Oxfordshire Cotswolds historic Witney farmstead.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Oxfordshire with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Oxfordshire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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