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 Manor Farm 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 Garden is a joy to visit for all ages, with the Marlborough Maze, Pizza Café and exotic Butterfly House. With plank bridges, ladders, swings, slides and even a sand pit, it is a great place to unwind after a day at the Palace.

Travel back in time to the golden age of the Great Western Railway at Didcot Railway Centre.  Savour the sights, sounds and smells of steam as you explore this 25-acre living museum with trains dating from Victorian times to the 1960s.

Have a fun day out in Oxford discovering Harry Potter filming locations and places that inspired the story of Alice in Wonderland. You can also explore the city on foot and learn about its fascinating history with an Oxford University & City Walking Tour! If you prefer, you can discover the city with the City Sightseeing Oxford open-top bus tour. With 20 bus stops, you’re free to hop on and off at your leisure to make the most of Oxford experience!

The Silverstone 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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