It’s officially the end of July, which means the school summer holidays are well and truly in full swing. If you are already wondering what to do to keep the children entertained, we’re rounding up a list of activities for days out with the kids in Oxfordshire and beyond this summer. Share you top days out with us, and we will add them in.
See a Shakespeare play
Visit a royal residence
Take afternoon tea
Visit a museum
Oxfordshire is home to many family-friendly museums and galleries. Whether you're looking for things to see at the Museum of Natural History or exploring the Ashmolean, each museum and gallery offers a unique and memorable immersive learning opportunity. PS: Many are free, so days out with the kids in Oxfordshire does not have to cost the earth.
Oxford Castle and Prison
Visit the LEGO Expo at the Vale & Downland Museum
Have a picnic
There are tons of other places to have a picnic in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside - from village greens to public parks and gardens. Many of the parks and public gardens in Oxford and across Oxfordshire allow family picnics. If you want to enjoy the sunshine with a picnic in the park, here are some of our favourite picks.
Visit Cogges Manor Farm
Go to a farmers' market
Local farmer's markets have sprung up everywhere, specialising in the best of local and seasonal food. And when you take your kids along to one, there's more than just fresh, healthy food to be found. It can be a great place for learning and growing knowledge about our food chain. Take a look at the farmers' markets in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.
See a play
You don't need to own a boat or even know how to sail to join a club. In fact, that's the whole point. The clubs provide the boats and the training you'll need. Most clubs offer a wide range of sailing activities, both for those interested in racing and those who prefer cruising or just pottering around in boats. Take a look at some of the sailing clubs in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.
Punt on the River Cherwell
Punting is a truly timeless, slightly eccentric, quintessentially oxford, idyllic pleasure: sail leisurely upstream or down the river, admire the wildlife, picnic on a riverbank, or drift past the University.