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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Oxfordshire

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 957 fun things to do in Oxfordshire for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Oxford, Henley-on-Thames, Thame and Kidlington. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 657 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Oxfordshire day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Oxfordshire with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Family exploring Oxford Spy Mission Treasure Trail

Oxford Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Oxford
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Are you ready for your next mission? Transform a regular day in Oxford into a real-life adventure with a Spy Mission Treasure Trail! Your kids will s...

A little girl peering around the corner of an escape room at Escape Hunt

Escape Hunt Oxford

  • Oxford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Ever been to a kid-friendly escape room? Head out to Escape Hunt Oxford and take on one of 5 exciting experiences, suitable for kids of all ages. Eve...

City Sightseeing Oxford Hop on Hop off Tour bus travelling

City Sightseeing Oxford Hop on Hop off Tour

  • Oxford
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Hundreds of legends have called the streets of Oxford home, from Stephen Hawking to Dr Seuss! Follow in their footsteps on a City Sightseeing Oxford...

Outside view of The Bodleian Library in Oxford

The Bodleian Library

  • Oxford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Bodleian Libraries Visit the world famous Bodleian Libraries. The Bodleian Libraries can offer Guided Tours for families with children over 11 ye...

Boys sword fighting at Oxford Castle Unlocked

Oxford Castle & Prison

  • Oxford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Travel back in time to Oxford Castle Unlocked: home to over 10 centuries of intrigue. This site is packed to the brim with history; where to start?!...

Man in alleyway at Oxford Ghost Trail

Oxford Ghost Trail

  • Oxford
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Bill Spectre's Oxford Ghost Trail Historically informative yet hugely entertaining, it's the perfect way to soak up the atmosphere of this famous cit...

Disco ice skating at Oxford Ice Rink

Oxford Ice Rink

  • Oxford
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

A visit to Oxford Ice Rink is great fun for all the family. General sessions, family sessions and lessons for children of all abilities are held dail...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Oxford George St

  • Oxford
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

We all love a trip to the movies, so cast your vote and decide what you and your gang want to see tonight at ODEON Oxford George St. With 6 screens o...

Outside view at The Ashmolean in Oxford

The Ashmolean

  • Oxford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Founded in 1683,The Ashmolean Museum is Britain's first public museum and home to the University of Oxford's world class collections of art and archa...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Oxford Magdalen St

  • Oxford
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

A trip to the flicks is one of the best ways to spend time as a family - the only hard bit comes with deciding what to watch! Take your pick at ODEON...

People on Footprint Tours Oxford

Footprint Tours Oxford

  • Oxford
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Footprints Tours was created to show you the best of British history, and not to bore you to death with stuffy, dry academic tours. Using the brillia...

Museum of Oxford on huntfun Oxford trail

Huntfun Oxford

  • Oxford
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Bring a little bit of adventure into your everyday life! Take a treasure map and turn your family walk into an Indiana Jones-like quest on the huntfu...

Exhibitions in The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford

The Pitt Rivers Museum5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Oxford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Pitt Rivers Museum offers free drop-in family events and object handling opportunities that take place on the first Saturday of every month, ever...

Outside view of Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Oxford University Museum of Natural History4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Oxford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Oxford University Museum of Natural History houses the University's scientific collections of zoological, entomological and geological specimens...

Boy in costume at The Story Museum in Oxford

The Story Museum5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Oxford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Story Museum’s exhibitions and spaces are currently closed for redevelopment, with plans to reopen in 2020. In the meantime, you can still visit...

Painted maze at Modern Art Oxford

Modern Art Oxford

  • Oxford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Modern Art Oxford is a visual gallery devoted to presenting exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. Lots of family related things to do: The...

Visitors relaxing and rowing at Cherwell Boat House in Oxford

Cherwell Boat House

  • Oxford
  • Outdoor
  • Sailing and Kayaking

Rowing boats, canoes and punts for hire: what a great idea for a bit of family fun while you are in Oxford. There are over 80 traditional hand crafte...

Man playing footgolf at FootGolf - Hinksey Heights in Oxford

FootGolf - Hinksey Heights

  • Oxford
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

You love golf but your kids love football? Why not play both! Take the family to FootGolf - Hinksey Heights for a hybrid game between football and go...

Exhibition room at Museum of the History of Science in Oxford

History of Science Museum

  • Oxford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The History of Science Museum houses an unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose built museum bu...

Artefact at Museum of Oxford

Museum of Oxford

  • Oxford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Oxford offers fun and interactive galleries for families to explore local history of Oxford and its people; including an interactive touch...

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