Oxford Attractions for Children

(Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK)

Oxford Attractions for ChildrenFamilies staying in Oxford who are prepared to travel a little will be able to take advantage of some superb attractions suitable for children. Located directly to the west of Oxford is the outstanding Cotswold Wildlife Park, which was founded in 1970 and now welcomes more than 350,000 visitors each year.

Located within the southern Oxfordshire town of Didcot is the Wave Leisure Pool, which is ideal for either sunny or rainy days. Further children's attractions come in the form of cinemas, indoor play centres, parks with playground areas and nearby farms.

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Address: Burford, Oxon, OX18 4JW, England
Tel: +44 (0)1993 823006
Covering more than 40 hectares / 160 acres, the Cotswold Wildlife Park is within easy reach of Oxford and is one of the area's most popular tourist attractions for children and families. Visitors can expect to see exotic creatures such as lions, leopards, rhinos, crocodiles, flamingos, parrots, penguins, red pandas, zebras and monkeys, all of which are kept in large enclosures with natural landscaping. The Cotswold Wildlife Park is also home to many seasonal events throughout the year, a large café, picnic areas and seats, a playground area for children, a railway ride and a well-stocked gift shop.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 19:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children

Oxford Attractions for Children

Wave Leisure Pool

Address: Newlands Avenue, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 8BR, England
Tel: +44 (0)1235 819888
Located in the suburbs of Oxford, the Wave Leisure Pool is a major attraction for children visiting the Oxford area. Featuring a flume slide, wave machines, an indoor beach, a café and a gift shop, the Wave Leisure Pool is particularly popular with both children and families.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 12:00 to 20:00, Saturday and Sunday - 10:30 to 19:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children

Odeon Cinema

Address: Magdalen Street, Oxford, England
Tel: +44 (0)870 5050007
This popular three-screen cinema features state-of-the-art surround sound and regularly screens many of the latest releases. Other cinemas in Oxford include:

Indoor Play Areas

Oxford has a number of indoor play areas for children of all ages, with bouncy castles, ball pits, climbing frames and soft play areas.

Children's Attractions Nearby Oxford

There are a number of excellent attractions for families and children of all ages nearby Oxford, including