Experience Oxfordshire this spring
Oxfordshire is opening up! Why not pay a visit this spring? There are plenty of things to see and do in our beautiful county, to be enjoyed safely! You can get involved online, too! Don’t forget to share your Oxfordshire experience on social media. Just use the hashtags #ExperienceOx and #OpeningUpOx on your Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and get connected.
Tours of Oxford
Experience our beautiful heritage city with a tour of Oxford! Let our knowledgeable guides guide you through the historic city on an Oxford Official Walking Tour. From sights such as renowned University buildings to television favourites with our Morse and Lewis Tour. You can discover Oxford through the detectives’ footsteps or put your nerves to the test with our Oxford Official Ghost Tour, there’s something for everyone!
Fancy a birdseye view? Why not take a bus tour on Oxford’s City Sightseeing double-decker? Discover the most popular sight of Oxford from the top and hop on and off as you wish!
All of our tours are also COVID- secure, meeting current Government regulations on social distancing and mask-wearing. Feel comfortable and safe, and bring in the Spring with a trip to Oxford.
Enjoy the Oxfordshire countryside
Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the countryside with all the family! Relax with a walk through the beautiful Cogges Manor 15 acre grounds, featured in ITV’s popular drama series Downton Abbey. Meet the friendly farm animals at Cotswold Farm Park or admire the giraffes at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens. Looking for something different? What about a trip back in time on a vintage train at Didcot Railway Centre or a sensory and learning wonderland at Fairytale Farm? Let your kids choose!
Enjoy Oxfordshire’s parks and gardens
Enjoy Oxfordshire’s in full bloom! From the beautiful rose garden at Blenheim Palace, the wide variety of plants and flowers at Batsford and Oxford Arboretums to the riverside walk at Waterperry Gardens you won’t be disappointed. If you’re heading into the city, Christchurch Meadow is a sight to behold, and University Parks offers a lovely green space in the heart of the centre. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Enjoy Oxfordshire on the water
Spring’s balmy days are perfect to experience Oxford’s waterways. What’s more synonymous with Oxford than punting? Challenge your inner gondolier and enjoy Oxford’s canals on a punt at the Cherwell Boathouse. Do you prefer a cruise instead? Oxford River Cruises and Salter’s Steamers offer various options for you to enjoy. What are you going to opt for?
Enjoy shopping and great experiences
Oxfordshire is the perfect place to enjoy a day out shopping! From the most popular high street brands at Westgate Oxford, local shops with cafés, fine foods, leather goods, art and craft at the Covered Market, to high end luxury boutiques at Bicester village there’s plenty of choice for everyone! If you are looking for something different to do on your visit why not try mini-golf or pay a visit to Oxford’s oldest distillery?
With its variety of museums and art galleries, Oxford and Oxfordshire are the perfect place for anyone who is interested in history and art. From archaeology and science to natural history there is something for everyone! Plus, the entrance to most museums is free, don’t forget to book before visiting!
Feeling hungry? Take a break from sightseeing! If you’re unsure which pubs and restaurants in Oxford will be opening following the Government guidelines, don’t worry! To make your life easier, read our Oxfordshire’s top restaurants & bars for outdoor dining article, which includes a list of pubs, bar & restaurants opening for al fresco dining.