Science Oxford Centre

Science Oxford Centre
Stansfeld Park, Quarry Road, Headington

About Science Oxford Centre

The Science Oxford Centre is a new experience for children, families and adults where all you need to get started is a little curiosity.

Science Oxford organises science-themed workshops and shows for schools. Their STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) education and engagement programmes annually reach over 250 schools and over 30,000 young people in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. They also run a number of workshops and clubs at weekends and in the holidays for children and families as well as some evening events for grown-up science explorers.

Science Oxford is the public-facing part of The Oxford Trust – an independent charitable trust that was founded in 1985 by entrepreneurs Sir Martin and Audrey, Lady Wood.

The Trust’s mission is to encourage and facilitate the study, application and communication of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The Oxford Trust runs programmes running across three key objectives – the 3Es:

  • Enterprise – To support economic growth by encouraging innovation.
  • Education – To inspire young people about science, technology, engineering and maths.
  • Engagement – To encourage people of all ages to engage with how scientific research impacts their lives.

Through Science Oxford and the Science Oxford Centre we deliver our education and engagement strategies.

Getting here

Walking and cycling

Oxford is a city of cyclists so why not jump on your bike and cycle up to site!  We have plenty of cycle parking.

By Car

Parking is available on-site at weekends. There is also limited 2-hour (and 3-hour) free parking available on Quarry Road.


Nearest scheduled service bus stops:

Mason’s Road and Titup Hill Drive (5 min walk.)

Windmill Road (10–15 min walk)

Old Road/Girdlestone Road (12 min walk).

Serviced by buses coming in all directions, including Thornhill Park and Ride (400 and 900); Oxford Airport, Oxford Parkway Train Station, Water Eaton Park & Ride, Summertown and Marston (700); Abingdon, Cumnor, Botley, Oxford Train Station and Oxford city centre (4/4A); Cowley and Temple Cowley (10 or U5) and the ST1 (which stops at Windmill Rd).

The Science Oxford Centre is in The Oxford Bus Company’s City Zone and Oxford Smart Zone.

Park & Ride

Thornhill Park and ride 400 (to Headington shops) and 900 (to Headington shops and Windmill Road) run every 30 minutes then either a 15 min walk or 9 minutes by bike.

Water Eaton Park & Ride – 700 bus runs every 30 minutes to Windmill Road


The Science Oxford Centre is designed to be accessible to anyone with disability and mobility needs or other special requirements. To discuss your requirements please email 

Assistance dogs are welcome.

*Please note that only assistance dogs are allowed on site. No other dogs are permitted to enter the woodland or buildings at any time.

Food and drink

Visit the Skogen Café at the Centre and warm up with hot drinks, snacks and light lunches. The cafe is open between 10.00am and 4.00pm on Saturdays, and from 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00 to 4.00pm only on weekdays.

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