Thame

Thame is a thriving market town, perfectly situated at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, just 14 miles from Oxford. From historical buildings to beautiful parks, the Thame Museum, The Players Theatre, a vibrant High Street, and regular events – Thame has lots of exciting attractions and activities for all the family.

Like many traditional market towns, Thame grew from Anglo-Saxon roots but has since developed its own individual character whilst preserving its rich history. Ancient medieval buildings stand alongside Georgian and Victorian architecture and the iconic boat-shaped high street stands as testimony to the marketplace for which it was originally designed. The beauty of the town offers a quintessentially English experience and is the reason that Thame is one of the most frequently used filming locations for the popular ITV series, Midsomer Murders.

Although Thame is a ‘historic’ market town, there is nothing historic about our markets which continue to thrive today with regular markets throughout the year. Regular Arts and Craft fairs are also hosted in the Town Hall. True to its tradition as a market centre, the streets of Thame are also home to a whole variety of fantastic independent and well-known shops, eateries & pubs. There is always something going on in Thame’s buzzing events calendar. This includes a Country Show at Easter; Music Festivals in May and July; a vibrant Carnival and Fete in June; Towersey Music Festival in August; a Horse & Country Show, a Food Festival and a Street Fun Fair in September; an Arts & Literature Festival in October, and of course our fun-filled Christmas Lights Switch-on.

For visitors and locals alike, a friendly and helpful team are on hand in the Town Hall Information Centre to provide you with all the latest information about the town and surrounding area. Whether your interests are in walking, cycling, history, or Midsomer Murders, there’s an abundance of trails available in and around Thame. To help you explore, leaflets are available from the Information Centre or download them from www.thametowncouncil.gov.uk/visit-thame

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August 2022

August 1 @ 9:00 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm

Kids go free this summer at Westonbirt Arboretum!

Oxfordshire Oxfordshire United Kingdom
£7 – £11

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is helping families save money during the summer holidays, with free admission for children aged 0-18 years from 23rd July – 4th September. There are plenty…

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August 1 @ 9:30 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm

Summer Family Fun at Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park, The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley
Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire MK3 6EB United Kingdom
£12 – £24.50

Come and discover more about the amazing people and amazing machines that helped with codebreaking at Bletchley Park. Activities and tours included with admission ------------------------------------------------------------------- PUZZLES AND PASTIMES - ACTIVITIES…

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August 1 @ 9:30 am - September 4 @ 5:30 pm

Stonor Park Sparkle to Summer

Stonor Park, Stonor
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 6HF United Kingdom
£9 – £11

Stonor Park is putting the ‘sparkle’ into the children’s holidays this year, with the return of its summer event at the magical adventure playground Tumblestone Hollow. Sparkle Bright will bring…

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