Places to visit with a family in Oxfordshire and the surrounding area

It can sometimes be difficult to wade through all the internet pages to work out where you can take your family for a nice day out, so I’ve collated lots of information and put it all in one place for you. On this page you’ll find lots of ideas for where to take your family in Oxfordshire, and the surrounding area. I’ve categorised all the locations (Farms, Museums, Parks...etc), so just scroll through to the kind of thing you’re interested in, and hopefully you’ll find what you are after. 

I haven’t visited all of these locations, but if I have and have written a blog post about our trip, I’ve linked it below too.

As you can understand, I don’t provide the services listed below, so the information given is as accurate as I could find at the time of writing. You’ll find the date this post was last edited below, and make sure you always get in touch with the venue itself for any further details or information. Spotted anything you know is wrong, or that you think I should add? Let me know and I’ll edit where appropriate. 

Hope you have a wonderful, fun-filled, family day out.

Last edited: 12th September 2021


Cogges Manor Farm
Church Lane, Witney, OX28 3LA 
Free Parking at Cogges Hill Road car park OX28 3FR

Cotswold Farm Park
Guiting Power, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5FL (for sat nav use GL54 5UG and then follow brown tourist signs for Cotswold Farm Park.)

Fairytale Farm
Southcombe, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5QH

Green Dragon Eco Farm
Clayton Road, Hogshaw, MK18 3LA

Read my review here. N.B. This was written back in 2017, and I know that Green Dragon Eco Farm has expanded and changed a lot since our visit.

Millets Farm Centre
Kingston Road, Abingdon, OX13 5HB

Read my Millets Farm review here.
Read my review of their Santa’s Grotto here.
Read my review of their PYO Pumpkins here.

Odds Farm
Odds Farm Park, Woburn Common, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP10 0LX

Roves Farm
Sevenhampton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 7QG


Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

The Oxfordshire Museum
Fletcher’s House, Park Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SN

Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW

Outdoor pools and Splash Parks

Chipping Norton Lido
Fox Close, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5BZ

Cutteslowe Park Splash Pad
Elsfield Way, Oxford,OX2 8NP

Parks, gardens and outdoor spaces

Cutteslowe Park
Elsfield Way, Oxford,OX2 8NP

Florence Park
Rymers Lane, OX4 3PW

Harcourt Arboretum
Oxford Lodge, Peacock Gate, Oxford, OX44 9PX

Oxford Botanic Garden
Rose Lane, Oxford, OX1 4AZ

Tumblestone Hollow @ Stonor Park
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, OX9 6HF

Waterperry Gardens
Waterperry, Oxford, OX33 1LA

Willen Lake
V10 Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes, MK15 0DS

Soft Play and Trampoline Parks

Rebound Revolution Trampoline Park - Bicester
Talisman Business Park, Bicester, OX26 6HR

Snakes and Ladders
Audlett Drive, Abingdon, OX14 3NJ

Sprouts Playbarn @ Millets Farm
Kingston Road, Abingdon, OX13 5HB

15/16 Crown Walk, Bicester, OX26 6HY

Read my review here.

Stately Homes and Grounds

Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1UL

Read about our day out at Blenheim Palace here.
Blenheim Palace

Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 5EQ

Read my review of Stowe here.

Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0JH 

Read about our visit to Waddesdon Manor Christmas Carnival here.


New Theatre Oxford
George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AG

Read about our experience of watching My First Ballet at New Theatre Oxford here.

Oxford Playhouse
Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW

The Mill Arts Centre
Spiceball Park, Banbury, OX16 5QE

Theme Parks

Gulliver’s Land
Livingstone Drive, Milton Keynes, MK15 0DT

Thomas Land @ Drayton Manor
Drayton Manor Drive, Fazeley, Mile Oak, Tamworth, B78 3TW


Bernwood Forest
Oakley Road, Boarstall, Aylesbury, HP18 9UR

Salcey Forest 
Quinton Road, Northamptonshire, NN7 2HX

Read about how we got on with the Zog Trail at Salcey Forest here.

Stoke Wood
Stoke Lynne, Oxfordshire OX27

Wendover Woods
Upper Ickfield Way, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, HP22 5NQ

Find out about our experience of Wendover Woods Gruffalo Trail here.


Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Bradwell Grove, Buford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4JP

Crocodiles of the World
Burford Road, Brize Norton, Carterton, OX18 3NX

Paradise Wildlife Park
White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, EN10 7QA

Whipsnade Zoo
Whipsnade, Dunstable, LU6 2LF

Woburn Safari Park
Woburn Park,Bedfordshire, MK17 9QN

Other ideas

Bekonscot Model Village & Railway
Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2PL


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