Autumn brings beautiful foliage and crisp weather, we’ve compiled 11 amazing autumn activities to do in Oxfordshire. It is a season to be cherished because it flies by in a mad dash to welcome winter. For all the families near and around Oxfordshire, find these 11 amazing autumn activities to do in Oxfordshire. The list is varied to cater to even the fussiest of kids.
Whilst autumn is not my favourite season, there are some things that make it bearable. Sitting at home in my cosy pyjamas and sipping on some hot chocolate being the highlight. But staying at home might not be for everyone, find these 11 amazing autumn activities to do in Oxfordshire. Even if you’re not in or around Oxford, UK some of these should be available locally.
11 Amazing Autumn Activities to do in Oxfordshire
Oxford has been my home for the last 4 years and I wouldn’t trade it for any other. We have so much available to us and some are just a short drive away. Ask anyone who’s had the pleasure of enjoying the English countryside, Oxfordshire has it all. Here are 11 amazing autumn activities to do in Oxfordshire for the family.
Didcot Railway Centre – Railway Museum
Are your kids into trains and have two hours to spare? The centre is a living museum based around the original engine shed and depot. For a small fee, you can experience riding the old trains plus an educational demonstration is offered. All information about the museum can be found HERE.
Museum of Oxford
The Museum of Oxford is located inside the Town Hall on St Aldate Street, a short walk from Gloucester Green. If you’re travelling by bus most buses do stop on St. Aldate street for easier access.
The museum is accessible for any buggies or wheelchair users and has Wi-Fi too. It is a musuem that suits all from classics to modern art as well as natural history on display.
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
Blenheim Palace, the only non-royal country house to hold the title of Palace and is a monumental country house in Oxfordshire. The palace is located in Woodstock and was designated the UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. The
Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway
For all the train fans young and old, Chinnor and Princes Risborough railway is another up fit for all. Operating both steam and diesel hauled train services, the railway is part of the Great Western Railway. For those family with Midsomer Murders will remember this station featured in the drama. They offer Midsomer Murders fans where they give you a tour of the station.
May Mesey CIC
May Messy is a cookery school located in Wantage that aims to empower young people. Teaches them about food from planting to plate and offers invaluable like skils.
They offer various classes from yoga to grow your own whilst empowering kids. May Messy also offers mentoring classes for kids,
For all National Trust members, Priory cottages in Abingdon are one that you can visit for free. Non-members have to pay to visit any National Trust Properties. The monastic buildings have now bee converted into two houses which have are rented out. Because of that, booking is required before you can visit the building.
Go, Pumpkin Picking
I have not done pumpkin picking in forever and this year I am excited to be going. For those in Oxfordshire, Millets farm is one of the best places to go pumpkin picking.
One of the many things I love about autumn is pumpkin picking, besides that, I love carving too. I have not done any for a while now and it would be nice to do it again.
If you want to do some carving with your kids, check out these tips and ideas. This can be done when the weather is not so great and can be a fun activity at home.
Celebrate Guy Fawkes Day
Back in 1605, poor Guy and his team wanted to dethrone King James I but they were betrayed. Fawkes was found with the explosives and captured/tortured until he broke his neck and died. Every 5th of November we commemorate by lighting a bonfire.
Most local councils organise a bonfire night with fireworks, join with the family. If no local ones are organised, light fireworks instead and celebrate the foiled plan.
Go for walks
During autumn the weather is still warm enough to take a stroll around your home. I often visit National Trust properties where I take the long walks around the various estates. If you have local trails which you can walk to or local park then do it whilst the weather is nice.
Host movie nights
When it comes to hosting movie nights, it can be anything you and the family loves. For me, every movie night has to have some delicious snacks and salty popcorns. Sometimes a nice hot drink is all that’s needed whilst enjoying a nice movie.
Autumn is such an incredible time of the year because I get to be cosy every single night. What are some of the activities you have planned for this autumn? Besides these 11 amazing autumn activities to do in Oxfordshire what others are on your list?