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Animals and Wildlife

...welcomes all who have an interest in birds and birdwatching in Oxfordshire, whether young or old, expert or novice. Activities are designed to cater for a range of interests and levels of experience. Otmoor is a magical nature reserve of wet meadows and reedbeds.

Parks and Gardens

A day out at Waterperry Gardens near Oxford is guaranteed to delight and inspire garden-lovers from across the country and the world. ...are collections of plants that are grown for purposes other than purely aesthetic reasons – but in Oxford Botanic Garden we do try to arrange the plants in attractive, sympathetic and exciting ways.

Historic Buildings

Take a fascinating one-hour guided tour of the Sheldonian Theatre and learn about the history of Oxford University.  Discover when and how the University was formed, its traditions and its secrets.

Museums and Galleries

The O3 Gallery, situated at Oxford Castle, presents a dynamic programme of selling exhibitions by regional artists, offering the very best contemporary visual and applied arts. An unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments in the world’s oldest surviving purpose-built museum building. Oxfordshire’s cultural centre for science and enterprise. Divided into three different zones, the centre offers a varied experience of science for visitors of all ages. Pioneering programme enables audiences and communities to participate in and engage with contemporary art. The present Ashmolean was created in 1908 by combining two ancient Oxford institutions: the University Art Collection and the original Ashmolean Museum.

Craft Centres

...is a wonderfully colourful Paint Your Own Ceramics and Craft cafe as well as being well stocked with a wide range of gifts and cards.

Free Admission

...is the first and only shop to be owned and run by the University of Oxford. We stock a wide range of official Oxford merchandise, specialising in Oxford clothing and Oxford gifts. The University Parks consist of about 70 acres parkland on the West bank of the River Cherwell, together with a 4 acre spur of land running towards the South. The Parks include sports areas and a large collection of plants and trees in landscaped suroundings. The Bate has over 2000 instruments from the Western orchestral music traditions from the renaissance, through the baroque, classical, romantic and up to modern times.

Entertainment

...and its Burton Taylor Studio present and produce a wide range of live performance. The programme includes the best of British and international drama, family shows, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows, comedy, lectures and poetry.

Outdoor Adventure

 You've seen the movies,  you've played the games. Now live them! We pride ourselves in offering a live combat simulation experience using the lastest technology available.

Family Attractions

Here in Oxford City, the  canal meets the River Thames that once completed an important  trade route from the Midlands to London.

Watersports

...is a small but expanding club welcoming both experienced paddlers and beginners. We undertake a wide variety of activities from pleasant backwater trips around Oxford to whitewater, sea kayaking, marathon and canoe camping both in the UK and abroad. ...is a 5 star PADI Instructor Development Centre. Whether you are a total newcomer to scuba diving or looking to refresh your skills, gain more experience or take the first steps towards your diving career, Oxford Dive Centre will have a course to suit you.

Outdoor Leisure

Safe gun handling and safe shooting are paramount, and are emphasized at all levels of instruction. We also offer air rifle shooting and archery as additional activities on the ground. Enjoy the tranquillity of the River Cherwell... Situated at the lower end of Oxford's world famous 'High' by Magdalen College Tower is the 'Home of Oxford Punting'.

Indoor Leisure

We offer far more than bowling! Most of our centres include big screen TV's, for watching live sport, and our Stadium Bar & Grill, for fantastic food and refreshmnents.

Trips, Tours and Trails

combines a restaurant, café, and punt station with plenty of outdoor space and a beautiful terrace from where to relax and enjoy the surroundings. The city tour lasts approximately 1 hour and departs every 10/15 minutes in the summer and every 20/30 minutes in the winter We are a family firm that has provided first-class hospitality on the Royal River Thames for over 150 years Cruising the tranquil Thames in Oxford offers a taste of a slower life, where cares drift away with the gentle flow of the water and life’s pleasures can be enjoyed to their utmost. We aim to provide a memorable experience of the Cotswolds region and some of the historic towns and sites within reach of our day excursions.

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