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 @ 10:00 am - August 23 @ 3:30 pm

Cogges Woodland Club

Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane
Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 3LA United Kingdom
£6 – £21

Cogges Woodland Club will be running hourly sessions on the first 5 Tuesdays of the summer holidays, from 26th July to 23rd August. Run by Forest School leader Mandy Warwick,…

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August 1 @ 10:00 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm

Fairytale Festival 2022

Fairytale Farm, Southcombe
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5QH United Kingdom
£7.20

Get ready for the 2022 Fairytale Festival, the first we have held since 2019. The event will run every day from 22nd July to 4th September 2022. With interactive fairy…

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August 1 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 1:00 pm

Summer Family Fun Activity Sessions

Silverstone Interactive Museum, Silverstone
Towester, Northamptonshire NN12 8TN United Kingdom
Free

Take a Pit Stop at the Silverstone Interactive Museum this Summer With over 60 hands-on exhibits to fuel families’ imaginations this Summer, the Silverstone Interactive Museum also has a variety…

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