Things To Do On A Rainy Day In Oxford

Looking for things to do in Oxfordshire on a rainy day? Don’t let the weather ruin your break. Here at The Oxford Abingdon Hotel we are experts of the local area and have created a list of our top recommendations for things to do when the heavens open.


Whether its culture or history that you are after, Oxford has a wide selection of great Museums to choose from. The Oxford University Museum of Natural History showcases unique collections of geological and zoological specimen. From dinosaurs to Dodo’s, this museum has it all.

Travel from hotel: 22 minutes



Nothing can cheer you up more on a miserable day than a bit of retail therapy and Oxford is excellent for this. With a designer outlet right on your doorstep, Bicester village has amazing high-end brands at discount prices. And with a choice of 11 cafes and restaurants to choose from, it makes for a perfect indulgent afternoon.

Travel from hotel: 23 minutes


Looking for something a little different and more exciting than the local leisure centre? We have found the latest type of group activity in the form of a reality escape game. The ‘Exciting Game’ based in Oxford provides a unique gaming activity. Based in two themed rooms you have dedicated props and a storyline in which to solve your secret mission. Perfect for families, friends or adventure seekers.

Travel from hotel: 17 minutes


Alternatively, keep an eye out for our next Murder Mystery in Oxford event, held at this very hotel. Another great way to spend a rainy weekend.


Food & Drink

When it comes to food & drink we always like to keep up-to-date with the latest local festivals. Take a look at our What’s on in Oxford page to see the upcoming food events.


However, if nothing is on nor takes your fancy why not make a trip to the wonderful Hook Norton Brewery. Sitting in its beautiful, mellow Cotswold Hills landscape, this brewery offers a great tour and tasting package.

Travel from hotel: 42 minutes



There are plenty of things to do when it’s raining that can brighten up any day. Don’t hesitate to book your stay at one of the best hotels in Abingdon Oxfordshire today.