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Family Days Out near to Charlbury
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Soft Play Barn at Hilltop Garden Centre (3 miles)
Ramsden
Soft Play Barn at Hilltop Garden Centre includes a climbing wall, climbing net, games, net bridge, wavy slide, monkey bars plus more! There’s a separate area for children under 3 including a rocking frog, games, soft bricks, and a small soft slide.
Fairytale Farm (5 miles)
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.
The Lido (5 miles)
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.
Crocodiles of the World (5 miles)
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...
Blenheim Pleasure Gardens and Train (6 miles)
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.
Blenheim Palace (6 miles)
Woodstock
Blenheim Palace Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire offers the perfect day out for everyone. With over 300 years of history, more than 2000 acres of Parkland and Formal Gardens, and an abundance of special events and exhibitions throughout taking place the year, there is always something new to discover.
The Oxfordshire Museum (6 miles)
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.
Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museums (6 miles)
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.
Woodstock Open Air Heated Pool (6 miles)
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 Pottery Place (6 miles)
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.
Cogges Manor Farm (7 miles)
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.
The Leys (7 miles)
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.
Waterfowl Sanctuary and Childrens Farm (9 miles)
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.
Crazy Colosseum Indoor Playcentre (10 miles)
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.
Darcy Bear (10 miles)
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.
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens (11 miles)
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.
Windrush Path Mosaic Trail (11 miles)
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.
Stow on the Wold Treasure Trail (11 miles)
Stow-on-the-Wold
Stow on the Wold Treasure Trail Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Stow on the Wold? Don't just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! These fun treasure hunts will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful scenery, solving an intriguing mystery at the same time.
Cutteslowe Park and Miniature Railway (11 miles)
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!
Cotswold Motoring Museum (12 miles)
Bourton-on-the-Water
Cotswold Motoring Museum Fun packed indoor museum covering motoring right through the 20th Century. Brum lives here and this is where he was filmed. He loves having his photo taken so don't forget your camera! Throughout the museum there are quizzes, feely boxes, building games, brass rubbings, old fashioned toys and dressing-up...
Broughton Castle (12 miles)
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.
Birdland Park and Gardens (12 miles)
Bourton-on-the-Water
Birdland Park and Gardens For fantastic family fun and excitement, enjoy a day at one of the UK's biggest bird gardens, discover a beautiful natural setting of woodland, river and water gardens that are inhabited by over 500 birds, flamingos, pelicans, colourful parrots to laughing kookaburras and magical owls.
The Old New Inn Model Village (12 miles)
Cheltenham
The Old New Inn Model Village Known all over the world for the fascinating and astonishingly accurate model village in the Inn's garden. The inn also has children's play areas.
Bourton on the Water Spy Mission (12 miles)
Bourton on the Water
Bourton on the Water Spy Mission Follow the Trail of Pictures, Solve the Clues and See the Sights as you and the children have fun exploring the town in your own time and at your own pace. The Trail is 1.5 miles long and passes through the park for a chance to pause and play too.
Bourton Model Railway (12 miles)
Bourton-on-the-Water
Bourton Model Railway Housed in a period farmhouse, established over 25 years a spectacular Model Railway Exhibition and traditional toyshop situated right in the centre of the picturesque Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water.
Cherwell Boat House (12 miles)
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.
The Bodleian Library (13 miles)
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+.
The Pitt Rivers Museum (13 miles)
Oxford
The Pitt Rivers Museum is famous for it's period atmosphere and outstanding collections from many world cultures, past and present.
Oxford Univ Museum of Natural History (13 miles)
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.
The Ashmolean (13 miles)
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.
Batsford Arboretum (13 miles)
Moreton-in-Marsh
Batsford Arboretum is a wonderful place for kids to let off steam and enjoy the outdoors. Follow the streams, dodge the waterfall and find Foo Dog and the Big Buddha hidden in our arboretum and wild garden. Visit the nearby Cotswold Falconry Centre to see free flying bird demonstrations.
Oxford Ice Rink (13 miles)
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.
Oxford Castle Unlocked (13 miles)
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.
Oxford Ghost Trail (13 miles)
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.
Footprint Tours (13 miles)
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 Spy Mission Treasure Trail (13 miles)
Oxford
Oxford Spy Mission Treasure Trail Explore Oxford with the kids whilst solving a self guided themed Treasure Trail. Putting your spy skills to the test, as you follow the directions can you hunt out the answers to the clues set within Oxford to crack the code?
Museum of the History of Science (13 miles)
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 Story Museum (13 miles)
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'.
Modern Art Oxford (13 miles)
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.
Magdalen Bridge Row Boats (13 miles)
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.
Museum of Oxford (13 miles)
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.
Bates Collection of Musical Instruments (13 miles)
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.
Oxford River Cruises (13 miles)
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.
South Oxford Adventure Playground (13 miles)
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 University of Oxford Botanic Garden (13 miles)
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!
Woodgreen Leisure Pool (14 miles)
Banbury
Woodgreen Leisure Pool 50m outdoor swimming pool with flume and outdoor aquasplash area with fun interactive water play.
Cotswold Falconry Centre (14 miles)
Moreton In Marsh
Cotswold Falconry Centre Birds of prey are constantly showing off their skills at this amazing centre, where breeding and conservation are of paramount importance. Many different types of birds of prey are on display here, including eagles, hawks, owls and falcons.
Rock Solid Climbing Wall (14 miles)
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.
Bicester Bowl (14 miles)
Bicester
Bicester Bowl Offers a family sized 6 lane alley behind the leisure centre, great for kids with bumpers, ramps and light balls available.
Bicester Leisure Centre (14 miles)
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.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Charlbury 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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