Magdalen Bridge Row Boats | Day Out With The Kids

Magdalen Bridge Row Boats

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Outdoor

Magdalen Bridge Row Boats is fun and relaxing and a great way to spend a sunny afternoon on the river. You can hire the row 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 at least half an hour before sunset.

As you set off south from the boathouse row past Oxford's famous Botanic Gardens, through Christ Church College Meadows, where Lewis Carroll taught in the mid-19th century when he wrote the famous Alice Through the Looking Glass (1871) and Alice in Wonderland (1865). Then either take the river left past St Hilda's College gardens, past the stunning Magdalen School rose gardens, under the miniature white bridges and back past the Botanic Gardens to the Boathouse.

Or alternatively, if you are feeling adventurous, continue south towards the Isis (Oxford's name for the River Thames), along the entire Christ Church Meadow to where the river opens up for you to enjoy this peacfull and stunning natural river environment.

Pedalos and punts also available so there's loads of ways to enjoy messing about in boats in Oxford: an iconic family day out in Oxford!


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Getting There and Contact Information


The Old Horse Ford, High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4AX, England


Click here to visit Magdalen Bridge Row Boats's website
01865 202643

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

1st February - 30th November
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 21:00


General Admission
Boat Hire from £22.00

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