Things to do in Oxford with your Family


Found yourself compiling a ‘what to do in Oxford’ list? Let our expertise inform your trip. Boasting prestigious history, a world-renowned university and decadent architecture, there truly is no other city quite like Oxford.


Explore the city’s wonders and trails

Relax, walk or dine by the river Thames (affectionately known as Isis) or explore the beautiful University parks, playgrounds, trails and miniature railway – all ages will find enjoyment when they visit Oxford. With an untold number of walks and bridges to see, your family will have plenty to do no matter how long the duration of your stay may be.


While the city is synonymous with Inspector Morse and its close locale to London, there is still a lot to do with the family. If your children consider themselves the next Bond or a revered Detective, they can become a spy for the day with Oxford’s spy trail. The City of Dreaming Spires also offers educational experiences thanks to its many museums and art galleries, independent shops and ghost trails as well as a whole host of picture-perfect sights that you can cherish as your children grow up.


Head to one of Oxford’s numerous museums

With the Museum of Natural History always popular, as well as the Story Museum and Oxford Castle, there’s even an ever-changing roster of guided tours available so your whole family can learn and discover the city together. A few hours spent punting or rowing near Magdalen Bridge is a sure fire way to excite your family and help them tick off boating on the Thames from their bucket list.


A bustling cosmopolitan town that brings visitors from all over the world, Oxford boasts an eclectic mix of ancient and modern sights, activities and festivals that the whole family can enjoy. No two visits will be the same when you join us for your break.


To prepare for your trip to Oxford, you can find a whole host of fun facts about the city here or why not take a look at our what’s on blog? Our team is always happy to advise on things to do.

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