Looking for some ideas of places go and things to do with kids in Oxfordshire? Here’s our A to Z packed with suggestions of brilliant family days out in Oxfordshire. Click on the links to read our Red Kite Days review of each place. Why not challenge yourself to see how many you can tick off this year?
A is for Ashmolean Museum – free family fun with great trails and regular events.
B is for Blenheim Palace – get lost in the maze, master the adventure playground and explore the palace and grounds. There are lots of great events running during school holidays too.
C is for Cotswold Wildlife Park – take a walk on the wild side with lions, rhinos, giraffes and almost any animal, bird and reptile you could think of.
D is for Didcot Railway – with a unique collection of steam engines, why not time your visit to one of their steam days.
E is for Earth Trust – There are great family events, walks and courses throughout the year, including lambing weekends, summer picnics and Mother’s Day crafting.
F is for Farm Parks – there are lots of great ones to choose from for a great full family fun day out.
G is for Gators – discover the world of crocodiles at the UK’s only crocodile zoo, Crocodiles of the World.
H is for Hinksey Outdoor Pool – summer fun in the warm outdoor heated pool.
I is for Ice Skating – Oxford Ice Rink makes a perfect visit especially on a cold, wet day. They also run special skate sessions for little ones and learn to skate classes.
J is for Jump and Jiggle – visit one of Oxfordshire’s many soft play centres to run off energy.
K is for Kilkenny Lane Country Park – with great paths to ride a bike or explore the unique play park.
L is for Lake – the Oxford Sailing Club is based at Farmoor Resevoir with youth sailing and windsurfing.
M is for Millets Farm – free entry to see the animals and enjoy the play park. They also have regular events over the school holidays.
N is for the Natural History Museum – if you haven’t been you really must. It’s a favourite in my family, especially the dinosaurs.
O is for the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock- another one perfect for dinosaur lovers and it’s free entry too.
P is for Punting – quintessentially Oxford and a wonderful experience for kids who can sit still!
Q is for Quarry – the quarry at Kirtlington is a lovely area to explore.
S is for Shotover – with winding paths, bluebells in the spring and a mini ‘beach’ by the stream, it’s great for little explorers.
T is for train – ride the miniature train at Cuttleslowe Park then feed the ducks, dig in the huge sandpit or play a game of mini golf.
U is for Upton Playpark – The playground has lots of challenging wooden equipment including a climbing structure with high ropes and monkey rings, a 4 person see-saw and the obstacle course with balance beams and a tube net tunnel.
V is Vale & Downland Museum – a hidden gem in Wantage that often has events for families.
W is for Whittenham Clumps – wander through the wildflower meadow, discover local wildlife and ancient archaeological features then reach the top for panoramic views.
X is for x marks the spot- a Treasure Hunt themed walking Treasure Trail around Abingdon.
Y is for Yum – who doesn’t love an ice cream? Try the Milk Shed at Weston On The Green for an amazing selection of homemade ice cream.
Z is for zzzzzz – bedtime stories and more at the Story Museum in central Oxford.