Looking for fun and exciting things to do with kids during lockdown? We’ve put together a few activities for little ones to enjoy. There are prizes to be won too!Find out more.
COVID-19 Update: Unfortunately, due to the announcement of a national lockdown from 5th January 2021, all non-essential venues have closed. Below we've included some suggestions of things to do, but please visit the attractions' websites before travelling.
With a rich heritage, hundreds of world-class historical buildings and some fantastic family attractions, Oxford is a great place to spend a day, a week, or even longer.
Remember our city services travel the breadth and width of the city, making all attractions easy to get to.
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For more things to do in Oxfordshire, visit our sister company Thames Travel here.
For lots of ideas for affordable fun days out this summer, please see our 'Destination: Summer!' info page here.
Things to do
Open Top Bus Tour and Walking Tour of Oxford
Our partners at City Sightseeing Oxford run a superb bus tour that covers all of Oxford's major attractions throughout the year. A 30 minute walking tour of the areas you cannot see from the bus is included in the price of the bus tour ticket.Find your nearest bus stops
Oxford Official Walking Tours
The walking tours organised by Experience Oxfordshire are the perfect way to explore and learn about the history, famous residents and odd traditions of Oxford.Click here for more information
The Carfax Tower is all that remains of the 13th century St. Martin’s Church. The Church was the official city church of Oxford from 1122. Upon climbing the 99 steps to the top, you can enjoy a beautiful view of Oxford's skyline.Find your nearest bus stops
Westgate is home to prestigious global brands, eclectic restaurants and cafes, leisure and sophisticated rooftop bars and dining. With over 100 stores, it is the perfect place to shop 'til you drop!Find your nearest bus stop
Set in stunning grounds, Blenheim Palace is home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Take a tour and learn about the 300-year history of this National Treasure.Find your nearest bus stop
Oxford Castle Unlocked
A fun family destination located close to the city centre. Your kids will have a great time on a guided tour of the castle. There are a number of restaurants located in the Oxford Castle Quarter, perfect for lunch or dinner.Find your nearest bus stops
Ashmolean Museum is the world's first university museum. Since its first building was completed in 1683, it has grown considerably and now boasts some of the finest art and archaeological collections in the world.Find your nearest bus stops
The Radcliffe Camera
This beautiful circular library is situated in the picturesque Radcliffe Square. Enjoy the view and then head to Brasenose College or the Bodleian Library.Find your nearest bus stops
The Covered Market
With around 55 independent retailers, Oxford's historic Covered Market has something for everyone. Located just a minute's walk from our High St coach stop, it's easy to get to as well.Find your nearest bus stops
Turrill Sculpture Garden
Turrill Sculpture Garden holds six exhibitions each year that are designed to be varied: those that encourage children to be creative, group exhibitions of local sculptors and national level sculptors in solo exhibitions.Find your nearest bus stops
City Mazes Oxford
Take part in this unique game requiring you to solve puzzles and overcome challenges in order to escape and complete the mission.Find your nearest bus stops
History of Science Museum
The History of Science Museum houses a fantastic collection of early scientific instruments from Europe and the Islamic World, including sundials and astrolabes of extraordinary beauty.Find your nearest bus stops
Save time and money! Buy your swim ticket from your bus driver for 4 swimming pools in Oxford!Swimming Pools in Oxford
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Founded in 1860 as the centre for scientific study at the University of Oxford, the Museum of Natural History now holds the University’s internationally significant collections of geological and zoological specimens.Find your nearest bus stops
Pitt Rivers Museum
The Pitt Rivers Museum is also known as The University of Oxford’s museum of anthropology and world archaeology. The museum was founded in 1884 following a gift to the university from general Pitt Rivers.Find your nearest bus stops
Theatres in Oxford
Oxford theatres offer a great range of live performances. Whether you’re seeking drama, musicals, comedy, lectures or poetry, Oxford has much to offer you. There’s something for everyone.Theatres in Oxford
Cinemas in Oxford
Whether you're looking for the latest blockbuster, or an indie, classic or foreign film, with a choice of six cinemas, Oxford has something for you!Cinemas in Oxford
The Story Museum
Founded in 2003, The Story Museum celebrates story in all forms and explores their enduring power to teach and delight.Find your nearest stop
The Oxford Pass
Entry to a host of Oxford attractions plus free bus travel!Click here for more information