Family Activities Guide to Oxford

Oxford Castle, 10am-5pm daily except Christmas Day.

The remains of the Norman Castle and Oxford Prison – regular tours dwell on some of the more horrible events in its history.

Science Oxford, St Clement’s, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.

Events, exhibitions and hands-on for families.

Ashmolean Museum, Museum of the History of Science, Pitt Rivers Museum, University Museum of Natural History, Modern Art Oxford and Botanic Garden: all have something interestings for children particularly at weekends and during the holidays.

Oxford Ice Rink:

Magdalen Bridge: from Easter, punts and pedaloes for hire.

Blenheim Palace: grand 18th-century residence with extensive park belonging to the Dukes of Marlborough in Woodstock, 6 miles from Oxford. Park only open in winter months. Adventure park, maze, train.