Your Ultimate Guide to Father’s Day in Oxfordshire

Jun 08 2018

Father’s Day is just around the corner and we have a variety of events, offers and ideas to make the day extra special for Dad!

We’ve put together the ultimate Father’s Day guide in Oxfordshire including FREE entry to Batsford Arboretum, a delicious Gentleman’s inspired afternoon tea at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel and musical performances by world renown artists at Blenheim Palace to an assortment of tours and trips from the Oxford Visitor Information Centre! Plus, find out how you can WIN free tickets to Phillip Pullman’s Official Oxford Walking Tour!

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1. Nocturne Live Concerts at Blenheim Palace

Don’t miss your chance to see a world-renowned line up of artists at Nocturne Live set against the magnificent backdrop of Blenheim Palace including Noel Gallagher, The Coral Nile Rodgers and Elvis Costello!

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2. Bicester Festival

Head to Bicester for a new festival with a fantastic programme of free activities! Set to become an annual event, the line-up this year offers lots of different ways to get involved, from enjoying a kite flying show and aerialist performances to street theatre, live music and dance, exhibitions and creative workshops which include the opportunity to make your own kite.

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3. Sunday Lunch at Old Swan Mill & Minster Mill

Explore 65 acres of stunning grounds at Old Swan & Minster Mill located in Witney before tucking into a traditional three course Sunday roast (12.30 -3 pm) with a special beer flight for Dad! The price for this scrumptious meal is £35.00 per person (booking essential).

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4. Harry Potter Highlights Tour

Treat your Dad to an atmospheric Harry Potter Highlights Official Tour which can be enjoyed by the whole family! Your expert Guide will show you some of the most famous Harry Potter Film locations in Oxford. This tour includes a visit to New College with its Cloisters, Chapel, Medieval Dining Hall and Great Oak Tree and a visit to the Divinity School – giving you the chance to discover you how these sites were transformed into the settings seen on film! To check availability and book please call 01865 686 442

For even more walking tour fun, enter HERE for your chance to win tickets for a Phillip Pullmans Oxford Official Walking Tour and hardback copies of his latest book!

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5. Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea

At Macdonald Randolph Hotel, their dedication to serving the finest, fresh ingredients ensures that afternoon tea is something special! For £37 per person, give Dad the sweet treat he deserves and enjoy unlimited afternoon tea with a cocktail! This offer is valid from 15 – 17 June 2018, 12 – 6 pm.

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6. Free Entry for Father’s Day at Batsford Arboretum

Celebrate Dad by bringing him to a day out at Batsford Arboretum, home to the country’s largest private collection of trees and shrubs, with FREE entry for him when accompanied by a paying child – including grown-up ‘children’! Why not stay for lunch or afternoon tea in the Garden Terrace Café to make him feel even more special?

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7. Oxford Park & Ride ComboSaver

Park & Ride travel to Oxford and a full day’s hop-on-hop-off City Sightseeing guided tour, plus a complimentary walking tour and discounts on other attractions make a great day out. Two adults and up to three children can grab the ComboSaver bargain bundle for £45!

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8. Father’s Day At Cogges Manor Farm

Celebrate Father’s Day at Cogges with a whole host of motors, motorbikes and machines to interest enthusiasts of all ages!

They’ll have the farmyard packed full of wonderful vintage and classic motorbikes, cars, working steam engines, and traditional farm machinery and tractors. If it’s adventure you’re looking for, why not build a den or have a go cooking over an open fire with our trained forest school leader, Mandy Warwick! Visitors can also expect beautiful live music and craft ales to finish a great day out in style! Usual farm entry fees apply, or free for season ticket holders.

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9. The Stonor Food Festival

Over 55 stalls offering foods and drinks from artisan suppliers, chef demonstrations, champagne tasting. Headlining Mary Berry who will be signing bookings and hosting a question and answer session. Saturday morning families of 4 – father goes FREE!

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For more ideas on what to do this Father’s Day weekend and throughout the summer, visit our what’s on page and follow us across social media! Plus, subscribe HERE for our monthly ‘Experience Oxfordshire Newsletter’!