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Things To Do & Days Out near Wantage
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The Funky Teapot (< 1 mile)
The Funky Teapot Paint your own Pottery Studio and Decopatch Decorating Workshops, Decopatch Craft Studio and Supplies. With our expert guidance Children and Adults will be able create perfect gifts every time.
Millets Farm Centre (6 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.
Millets Farm Falconry (6 miles)
Millets Farm Falconry Falconry Centre with several daily flying shows plus experiences available. Over 70 birds to see, plus a number of daily events including flying and feeding displays.
Farmer Gows Activity Farm (7 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 experience and great fun!
Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland (8 miles)
Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland Visit Faringdon’s unique, iconic 100ft tower, the last major folly to be built in England. Surrounded by interesting woodland to explore that contains sculptures to find. Kids aged 11 and under get in free.
Didcot Wave Leisure Pool (8 miles)
Didcot Wave Leisure Pool Swimming pool featuring a wave machine, giant flume ride, parent and toddler sessions and lane swimming.
Didcot Railway Centre (8 miles)
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.
Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool (9 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.
The Abingdon Treasure Trail (9 miles)
The Abingdon Treasure Trail Get the kids exploring outdoors in the fresh air on this self-guided treasure hunt themed Trail! Can you and kids find and solve all the clues to solve this mystery?
Snakes and Ladders (9 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 dedicated zone for under 5s, water play, home corner, construction zone & more. And...
Windrush Path Mosaic Trail (9 miles)
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!
High Ropes Oxford (10 miles)
High Ropes Oxford Oxford’s only Tree Top Adventure, suitable for all monkeys 10 years and older. 3 Zones to explore, containing over 40 obstacles such as wobbly bridges, zip lines and cargo nets!
Outdoor Laser (10 miles)
Outdoor Laser Laser-gaming is a live combat entertainment experience using infra-red gaming guns for eight year olds and up. This one is outdoors, realistic, and played in all weathers!
Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways (10 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 3 indoor galleries.
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary (11 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.
Roves Farm Visitor Centre (12 miles)
Roves Farm Visitor Centre A full programme of events throughout the day including: Meet and Feed the Animals, Free Tractor and Trailer Rides, Children's Craft Sessions, Animal Racing, 2 Acre Willow Maze and Indoor and Outdoor Adventure Play Areas. Themed weeks during school holidays.A great family day out, come rain or shine!
The Living Rainforest (12 miles)
The Living Rainforest Discover the rainforest's wonders as you stroll between tropical trees and plants, among free roaming butterflies, armadillos, monkeys and toucans! Plus t-shirt printing workshops, cool outdoor play zone, on site parking, cafe and shop!
Highworth Recreation Centre (12 miles)
Highworth Recreation Centre Indoor or outdoor pools depending on weather, diving facilities, Wet 'n' Wild sessions and more besides including kiddies' Tap and Ballet classes!
Cholsey and Wallingford Railway (13 miles)
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.
Hinksey Outdoor Pool (13 miles)
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.
South Oxford Adventure Playground (13 miles)
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.
Bowlplex Oxford (13 miles)
Bowlplex Oxford With ball ramps, lightweight balls and gutter guards for the kids to use, there's just no way those pins aren't going down! But will they drop for you too…?
Partyman World Oxford (13 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 guests who are under 3 years!
Laser Kombat Oxford (13 miles)
Laser Kombat Oxford Action packed laser tag fun for all the family. A great chance for an exciting run around with hi tech kit that keeps score of hits made and received.
Oxford Ice Rink (13 miles)
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: right in the heart of Oxford; close to Oxford City centre and railway station.
Oxford River Cruises (13 miles)
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 lifeâÂÂÂÂs pleasures can be enjoyed to their utmost. Great idea for a family day out in Oxfordshire.
Busy Brush Cafe (13 miles)
Busy Brush Cafe is a Paint Your Own Pottery Cafe that offers drop-in pottery painting and decopatch, plus children’s parties in their cosy and creative studio. Enjoy a fabulous range of the highest quality artisan coffees, loose leaf teas and amazing cake.
Museum of Oxford (13 miles)
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.
Kennet Horse Boat Company (13 miles)
Kennet Horse Boat Company Leave modern life behind and experience the leisurely travel of yesteryear along one of England’s finest canals. Open between Easter and September. Public trips and self drive day hire options available.
Oxford Castle Unlocked (13 miles)
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 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.
Bates Collection of Musical Instruments (13 miles)
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.
Cobbs Play Barn (13 miles)
Cobbs Play Barn is a bespoke wooden indoor play barn. Sit back and relax in our comfortable cafe with a tantalising menu of homemade food and great coffee while your children burn off some energy!
Modern Art Oxford (13 miles)
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 Story Museum (13 miles)
The Story Museum A most unusual museum celebrating wonderful stories and their ability to inspire, delight and entertain kids. The perfect place for grown-ups and kids to spend time together exploring all the different ways stories can be enjoyed.
The Leys (13 miles)
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 Leys Mini Golf (13 miles)
The Leys Mini Golf A simple 9 hole course offers a superb introduction to the game for smaller ones, with no intimidating features or really tricky hazards. Other features nearby.
Darcy Bear (13 miles)
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.
Oxford Spy Mission Treasure Trail (13 miles)
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?
Jungle Parc (13 miles)
Jungle Parc Outdoor fun and adventure for the whole family in an exciting and safe environment! We have two courses, Adventurer Course for age 4+ and X-plorer Course for teens and adults. Activities include monkey bridges, super fast Zips, Rocket Launchers and cargo nets.
Stanton Park (13 miles)
Stanton Park A local nature reserve and country park with a large lake and extensive woodland. A fairly wild sort place with natural features only, but a wonderful environment to explore, and free!
Riverside Pool (14 miles)
Riverside Pool 23m heated outdoor swimming pool with paddling pool. Campsite adjacent.
Footprint Tours (14 miles)
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.
The Ashmolean (14 miles)
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.
Magdalen Bridge Row Boats (14 miles)
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 the History of Science (14 miles)
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 you're looking for things to do in Oxford with kids.
Northcroft Leisure Centre and Lido (14 miles)
Northcroft Leisure Centre and Lido Indoor and outdoor (seasonal) pools, multi level adventure soft play area, sporting opportunities and sauna for mum.
Northcroft and Goldwell Parks (14 miles)
Northcroft and Goldwell Parks Peaceful and attractive riverside park with lots of green space for informal play plus equipped play areas for toddlers and juniors, zip slide and BMX track.
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden (14 miles)
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!
Cogges Manor Farm (14 miles)
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.