3 Things to do in Oxfordshire This May Bank Holiday

We’re lucky enough to have two bank holidays this May – find out more about our top three suggestions for what’s on in Oxford and the surrounding area below.


Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire Spring Foraging Event

Blenheim Palace’s Spring Foraging event will take place on Saturday 5th May from 12pm to 3:30pm. From learning about the countryside code to identifying the different spring shoots, plants, flowers and mushrooms, this is one foraging event that you won’t want to miss – especially now that spring has finally arrived!

After exploring the flora and fauna, attendees can sample hogweed and wild garlic soup before enjoying a lunch comprised of foraged delights – expect the likes of wild salad, leaves and wild garlic pesto. Learning, exploring and great food – it’s a match made in heaven for those who love the outdoors this bank holiday.


The Great Antique & Vintage Car Boot Fair at Stonor Park

Taking place on Sunday 6th May, the Car Boot Fair at Stonor Park is set to be a great way to spend part of your bank holiday weekend. With entry costing just £2.50 per person and under 5s admitted for free, you can explore the stalls, food offering and long-forgotten trinkets to your heart’s content.

There is no way of knowing what will be available on the stalls, so once you have found your treasure or bargain, why not head to Stonor House and learn more about the house, it’s history and beautiful surroundings?


Common People Festival

Head to Oxford’s South Park on the 26th-27th May and you can enjoy Common People Festival. With a line-up that includes The Jacksons, Boney M, Maximo Park and even the world’s biggest bouncy castle for the kids, you won’t be short of things to hear, see or do at the festival. Tickets start at just £62.40 for the weekend or £32.50 for an individual day ticket. If you’re looking for Oxford hotels as an alternative to camping, Oxford Abingdon is a great solution as we are only an 18-minute drive from South Park.


Already made up your mind about joining us in Oxfordshire this May? Stay at our hotel and we would be delighted to offer you an exclusive 10% off our advance purchase rate.

Now that you know what’s on in Oxford this bank holiday, be sure to book your stay with us direct for the best guaranteed rates. For more information, call us now on 01235 553456 or contact us directly.