What’s on! Make the most of Oxfordshire in the coming months
While some people may talk of a post-Christmas lull, we know we’re fortunate to have so much to see and do in Oxfordshire no matter the weather or season.
With a world-famous and ancient city at its heart, surrounded by sleepy Cotswold villages and idyllic countryside, Oxford and Oxfordshire offer a wealth of activities to beat those winter blues.
Here, we take a look at the best days out for you and your family across the county as the cold winter turns slowly but surely into spring!
Oxford Film and TV trails
With Oxford being an architectural goldmine boasting some 1500 listed buildings, it is clear why this beautiful city has featured in so many film and TV classics.
Luckily, local media and film production charity LOCO are sharing their passion for film with the public and have published a series of informative, free, self-guided trails at key filming locations across the city.
Relive key moments in film classics at iconic city locations including University colleges, the Radcliffe Camera and even the Bear Inn and Brown’s Café with a choice of Harry Potter, Inspector Morse, His Dark Materials and the Golden Compass trails.
Wrap up warm and enjoy a weekend walk in the city, with all trails are available to download for free as a PDF here.
Snowdrops Season, Waterperry Gardens
Nothing heralds the coming of spring and milder weather like the sight of snowdrops in bloom.
From the 1st of February, the Ornamental Gardens at Waterperry Gardens will be host to a display of 60 varieties of snowdrops.
Visitors will be able to purchase flowers of their own with staff on hand to advise on planting techniques.
Set in 20 acres of beautiful countryside near Wheatley, Waterperry Gardens also has a shop, a tearoom, a garden centre, children’s play area and museum and is open between 10am and 5pm daily.
Half Term at Millets Farm
It won’t be long until schools break up again with many parents looking for fun activities to keep their children entertained during the school holidays.
Fortunately, Millets Farm near Frilford has a packed programme of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages this half term.
With a choice of a fun theatrical productions, a magic show, painting and baking workshops as well as a kid’s disco, there’s something going on every day of half term.
Tickets can be booked on the Millet’s Farm website , where you can also find out more about the farm shop, multiple eateries, garden centre and petting zoo.
The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock
Nestled in the picturesque market town of Woodstock, the Oxfordshire Museum is a hidden gem in a beautiful 18th century house.
Explore the county’s history from the Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods to the Victorian era through a series of permanent galleries and archaeological collections, and visit the famous life-size Megalosaurus in the garden!
The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, including Into Battle: The Art of British War Comics where Oxfordshire publisher Rebellion will be showcasing vintage comics at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum until the end of April.
The main museum is free to enter, with some exhibitions charging a small fee.
There is also a gift shop and café, with all opening times available on the website.
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