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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Oxford

There’s much more than academia for families looking for fun things to do in Oxford!

Inspire your child’s creativity at The Story Museum, where their favourite TV and book characters will come to life. If it’s the literary trail you’re after then just outside of Oxford in Great Missenden is a museum and story centre dedicated to Roald Dahl, who lived there for 36 years.

Back in the city and equipped with an imagination firing on all cylinders visit the Oxford Castle where you can climb the Saxon St George’s Tower and marvel at the stunning 360 degree view, drop down into the dark depths of the crypt and take a tour who will bring the history of the castle to life on this Oxford family day out.

If you’re feeling brave you can join one of Bill Spectre’s award-winning ghost tours from outside the front of the castle or the visitor centre. Learn all about the dark secrets on the streets of the city as you brace yourself for theatrical hour laced with props and illusions to keep you on your toes!

To blow away the cobwebs visit Blenheim Palace, which was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and is now a World Heritage Site with acres of land filled with glorious gardens, a dedicated family area, a giant hedge maze, butterfly house and adventure playground.

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Chessington World of Adventures

  • Chessington
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

 Get in touch with your wild side at Chessington World of Adventures - watch the world’s largest tiger species walk above you in Europe’s first...

Parkside Farm PYO

  • Enfield
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Enjoy your fruit "as fresh as it gets" ! Go on a family trip to Parkside Farm - a pick your own fruit farm in the beautiful countryside north of Enfi...

Pottery Cafe Fulham

  • Fulham
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

At the Pottery Cafe you can decorate your own beautiful pottery, supplied exclusively by Emma Bridgewater, in the relaxed pottery studio where plenty...

Kids Play Kettering

  • Kettering
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Smile: it's Kid's Play! Every corner of Kids Play in Kettering is bursting with fun! With numerous fun indoor activities, you are sure to find someth...

Paddington Bear Tour

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Paddington Bear lovers will be in their element on this whistle-stop two and half hour walking tour of London visiting many sights and locations link...

The Jungle Hut

  • Solihull
  • Indoor
  • Petting Zoos

Experience an exciting family adventure at The Jungle Hut in Solihull and get ready to swap the Midlands for the wonders of the jungle. Enjoy a fun a...

GoBoat London

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Set sail and explore the beautiful wonders of London’s canal waters with the capitals only self-drive, powered boating experience. Gather the family...

Zebra Ceramics

  • Muswell Hill
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Zebra Ceramics in Muswell Hill is North London's most unique blend of a stylish and contemporary art studio and a high quality cafe combined with an...



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Stanwick Lakes

  • Stanwick
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

The fun at Stanwick Lakes includes water-play, with small stream and water wheels, a large sand play area, plus a climbing tower and giant slide. Chi...

Kensington Gardens

  • Kensington
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Make the most of the good weather and spend a day at Kensington Gardens, one of London’s famous 8 Royal Parks. Once part of Hyde Park, these stunning...

Hollywood Bowl Tolworth

  • Tolworth
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Put your bowling shoes on and get ready to face the family in a tenpin bowling match at Hollywood Bowl Tolworth. Players of all ages are welcome, so...

Vue Fulham Broadway

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

From lovable talking animals to deep sea diving, the cinema has everything you could want! Jump into movie magic at Vue Fulham Broadway in London, wh...

Parliament Hill Lido

  • Hampstead
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Go for a swim in the great outdoors at Parliament Hill Lido! Open-air swimming has become internationally famous on Hampstead Heath with its bathing...

Rockingham Forest

  • Stanwick
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Rockingham Forest covers more than 200 square miles in North East Northamptonshire and is said to have been the favourite hunting forest of William t...

Putt in The Park

  • Wandsworth
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Putt in The Park While it definitely shouldn't be confused in the kids' minds with adventure of crazy golf (it's not, it's every bit real golf, but i...

Worcester Woods Country Park

  • Worcester
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Two nature reserves, a huge open field, busy countryside centre with award winning cafe and easy access from the city or the motorway, make this site...

Cuckoo Hibou

  • Fulham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Bring your little birds down for a day of dance, music, and play at Cuckoo Hibou. It’s an all-rounder of a day out with a café and creative classes a...

Jungle Jims Playland5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Sandy
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

If you're looking for a rainforest rumble Jungle Jim's Playland ticks all the boxes for a fun packed family day out in an action-packed environment t...

Chelsea FC Museum Tour

  • Chelsea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

You’ll get a kick out of this day out! Take a trip to the Chelsea FC Museum and Stadium Tour and see how The Blues have changed in over a century of...

Wicksteed Park

  • Kettering
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Set in 147 acres of parkland, there’s lots to do and room to breathe at Wicksteed Park where gently sloping hills and secluded lakes give way to ride...

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