Family days out in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is the perfect place for families to enjoy a big day out. With fantastic farms, zoos, magical museums and amazing mazes, the county’s got activities for children of all ages.

Take your child to Crocodiles of the World where you can see different crocodile species and learn all about them – you can even become a keeper for a day!

For younger children, Cogges and Fairytale Farm are perfect, with a range of farm animals and plenty of activities. Fairytale Farm is also fully accessible and specially designed with disabilities and special needs in mind. Enjoy a unique sensory experience with their Enchanted Walk – a magical journey inviting you to look, touch, smell and listen along the way.

At Blenheim Palace, the Walled Gardens is a joy to visit for all ages; but one thing that will entertain the kids for hours is the adventure playground. With plank bridges, ladders, swings, slides and even a sand pit, it is a great place to unwind after a day at the Palace.

The Story Museum in Oxford is a great educational and also a fun place for children where they celebrate stories and bring them alive in wonderful immersive exhibits.

The Didcot Railway Centre is a historic locomotive and on special dates, you can even expect a visit from the world famous Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends, including Duck & Diesel, The Fat Controller, and Sir Topham Hatt, who will be keeping an eye on everything!

Have a fun day out in Oxford discovering Harry Potter filming locations and places that inspired the story of Alice in Wonderland.

In Wallingford you can explore the Wallingford Museum, a family friendly local history museum and The Bunk Line, the home of Cholsey and Wallingford Railway Preservation Society. The Corn Exchange is a Grade II listed building dating from 1856 and is home to entertainment in the town – drama, art, music and the latest cinema releases.

The Silverstone Interactive Museum is an immersive visitor attraction perfect for all ages! Discover some of the most iconic cars and bikes that have played a part in the 70-year history of Silverstone and enjoy a great variety of activities from operating a wind tunner, to climbing into a replica Grand Prix car.

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