Frensham Great Pond (45 miles)
Frensham Great Pond
While not technically a beach at all, as far as manmade inland varieties go it's a sterling effort: vast 13th century lake with sandy beaches, woodland trails and heavy on the natural wildlife.
Crocodiles of the World (11 miles)
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 13 different species. Crocodiles of the World is now open seven days a week from 10am to...
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens (17 miles)
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,...
Millets Farm Centre (7 miles)
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.
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary (10 miles)
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 (17 miles)
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...
Fairytale Farm (17 miles)
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...
Waterfowl Sanctuary and Childrens Farm (19 miles)
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...
Modern Art Oxford (< 1 mile)
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...
Museum of Oxford (< 1 mile)
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 Ashmolean (< 1 mile)
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 the History of Science (< 1 mile)
Museum of the History of Science
A free to view unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments and exciting modern exhibitions in the worldâs oldest surviving purpose-built museum building. One of many fun family places to visit if...
Oxford Univ Museum of Natural History (< 1 mile)
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.
The Pitt Rivers Museum (< 1 mile)
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 (7 miles)
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...
The Oxfordshire Museum (8 miles)
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.
Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways (8 miles)
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...
Hinksey Outdoor Pool (< 1 mile)
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...
Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool (5 miles)
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.
Woodstock Open Air Heated Pool (8 miles)
Woodstock Open Air Heated Pool
25 meter pool (heated to 29 degrees) with separate toddlers' paddling pool plus diving board and changing with showers.
Didcot Wave Leisure Pool (10 miles)
Didcot Wave Leisure Pool
Swimming pool featuring a wave machine, giant flume ride, parent and toddler sessions and lane swimming.
Bicester Leisure Centre (11 miles)
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.
Riverside Pool (12 miles)
23m heated outdoor swimming pool with paddling pool. Campsite adjacent.
The Lido (18 miles)
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.
Woodgreen Leisure Pool (22 miles)
Woodgreen Leisure Pool
50m outdoor swimming pool with flume and outdoor aquasplash area with fun interactive water play.
Partyman World Oxford (3 miles)
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...
Crazy Colosseum Indoor Playcentre (5 miles)
Crazy Colosseum Indoor Playcentre
The indoor play arena, Crazy Colosseum, 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 0-8 year olds. Children...
Snakes and Ladders (5 miles)
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...
The Tree House Play Centre (10 miles)
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 (13 miles)
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.
Funtime Family Entertainment Centre (14 miles)
Funtime Family Entertainment Centre
Come and visit our soft play centre based in Carterton, Oxfordshire, safe, incredibly fun, indoor play equipment for children ages 0 to 12 years. A rip roaring time for kids!
Rugrats and Half Pints Indoor Play (23 miles)
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...
Oxford Castle Unlocked (< 1 mile)
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.
Bates Collection of Musical Instruments (< 1 mile)
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...
The Bodleian Library (< 1 mile)
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+.
Blenheim Palace (8 miles)
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...
Broughton Castle (21 miles)
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...
Sulgrave Manor (25 miles)
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...
Oxford Ice Rink (< 1 mile)
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...
Rock Solid Climbing Wall (1 miles)
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 (7 miles)
Laser-gaming is a live combat entertainment experience using infra-red gaming guns for eight year olds and up.
Oxford Bowlplex (3 miles)
Bowling is the perfect activity for any occasion whether it's a family get together, birthday party or special treat during the school holidays. We are the ideal all weather venue with much more than just bowling. So,...
Bicester Bowl (11 miles)
Offers a family sized 6 lane alley behind the leisure centre, great for kids with bumpers, ramps and light balls available.
Lakeside SuperBowl Banbury (22 miles)
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!
Karting Oxford (3 miles)
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 Ghost Trail (< 1 mile)
Oxford Ghost Trail
Historically informative yet 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 City and Meadow Spy Trail (< 1 mile)
Oxford City and Meadow Spy 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...
Footprint Tours (< 1 mile)
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,...
Oxford River Cruises (< 1 mile)
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 lifeâs pleasures can be enjoyed to their utmost. Great idea for a...
Magdalen Bridge Row Boats (< 1 mile)
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...
Thanks for all the great things to do and Best Beaches near Oxford 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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