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.
The Tree House Play Centre (8 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.
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.
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)
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 and birds. An outdoor play area allows kids to let off steam, while adults can relax on the sun terrace with a cappuccino. All weather attraction with on site parking, cafe and shop.
Highworth Recreation Centre (12 miles)
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)
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 as it's right in the heart of Oxford; just a short walk from 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 lifeâs pleasures can be enjoyed to their utmost. Great idea for a family day out in Oxfordshire.
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.
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 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'.
The Leys (13 miles)
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)
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)
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)
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)
23m heated outdoor swimming pool with paddling pool. Campsite adjacent.
Footprint Tours (14 miles)
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)
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.
Cotswold River Cruise (14 miles)
Lechlade on Thames
Cotswold River Cruise
Travel the river Thames from the gateway to the Cotswolds, on “Adventuress”, a fully enclosed canal style wide beam passenger boat. Group outings and half day cruises available. They also cater for private charter trips, including parties and family celebrations.
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
Northcroft Leisure Centre and Lido (14 miles)
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.
The Bodleian Library (14 miles)
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+.
Karting Oxford (14 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
Thanks for all the great things to do in Wantage 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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