Great Days Out in Oxfordshire

If you live in Oxfordshire, then you already know what a beautiful place it is. It boasts amazing countryside, as well as the historic city of Oxford. But what about stuff for the kids? Here are a few ideas for days out for the whole family.

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
, Burford
With birds, mammals, primates, and reptiles, Cotswold Wildlife Park is likely to have everyone’s favourite creatures, as well as their beautiful gardens to get lost in. There are also plenty of interactive experiences to get involved in, such as being a keeper for the day, adopting an animal, and animal encounters.  

Crocodiles of the World
, Brize Norton
This is the only crocodile zoo in the UK, and includes many of the world’s crocodile species, as well as other reptiles. There are a variety of enclosures, and handling experiences available. Purchase day tickets, season passes and VIP experiences available as well.  

The Pottery Place
, Witney
The Pottery Place is a crafts studio that is open seven days a week. Both children and adults can get involved in pottery, mosaics, paints, and paper crafts. The studio runs on a drop-in basis but visitors can also book in for various workshops.  

Rugrats & Halfpints
, Banbury
This appropriately named play centre is the first in the UK to include sensory equipment, such as bubble tubes and projected imagery. There are two sections, one for younger tots, and one for older children, up to the age of 10, and a café for lunch and snacks.  

Oxford Ice Rink
, Oxford
The Oxford Ice Rink is suitable for all ages, and offers classes and party hosting, as well as discos, shows and ice hockey. Prices vary and depend on membership.  

Farmer Gow’s Activity Farm
, Faringdon
At Farmer Gow’s, kids can meet the animals, bottle feed the lambs, and collect the hens’ eggs, and much more. There’s also a sensory play area, pedal tractors, and a tearoom for food and refreshments. Under-threes go free, and annual passes available.  

Didcot Railway Centre
, Didcot
Didcot Railway Centre has an amazing selection of steam engines, coaches, and wagons. There are plenty of open days and events, with low entry.  

Museum of the History of Science
, Oxford
The Museum of the History of Science is based in the world’s oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, and is home to a huge collection of historic scientific instruments. Entry is free, and regular tours are hosted, as well as various events and exhibitions.  

, Oxford
As well as bowling, Bowlplex boasts pool tables, an arcade, League Bowl, Sky Sports, and a coffee shop and grill. It’s a great place to spend the whole day and keep the family entertained. You can even bowl in your own shoes!  

Broughton Castle
, Banbury
Broughton Castle is set in parkland in North Oxfordshire. It is a manor dating back to 1306, with its own moat and steeped in history. The buildings and grounds provide a beautiful backdrop for a family day out, on either an open day, or as part of a private tour.  

Millets Falconry Centre
, Abingdon
Millets is a bird of prey conservation centre, home to over 80 birds, as well as meerkats, ferrets, and more. The centre hosts events, as well as visitor experiences.  

The Story Museum
, Oxford
The Story is a museum with a difference. Its theme is storytelling, and it hosts celebrations and events around stories’ ability to inspire and entertain. School holidays often inspire an event theme, and there are usually various workshops and exhibitions on. Prices vary per event.