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Activities for Families

Craft activities and displays for children are offered all through the year at Abingdon County Hall Museum. Subjects in the coming months include Autumn inspired crafts with a team of specialists and all the family can join in Halloweeen half term events. Annie's at the Bridge and the town's family centre and community centres are holding events and the town firework display organised by Abingdon Scouts is on 9th November.

There is a special section of the website for the Museum and crafts even for adults. Look out for interesting activities run by some very special people during some weekends, holidays and half terms. A feature in the New Year will be some half day sessions with no need to book and activities in February 

Abingdon ATOM Science Festival in March have a look near the time at what's on offer for the family in the Market Place, Museum, theatres and cinema.

There are all the latest films for big kids, little kids, everyone at the new cinema follow the link from the Guildhall tab above and be prepared to pay by card. Prices are fairly low with deals for people who join     There is free membership of a parent and baby cinema club with its own social media and special screenings for mums, dads, carers wirh babies and toddlers to have fun. The soundtracks and the lighting is softer and everything is very comfortable.

Have you been to Abbey Meadows recently? The play area has a lot of new things to see and do even in cool weather. The heated outdoor pool, always popular, will be open late May to September with better changing facilities and an improved swimming pool.This has timed sessions so book please if travelling in. The water splash is enjoyable for young children. Having a picnic please try not to drop food and leave only footprints so no rubbish can affect our wildlife.

In winter weather the play facilities are open and any special activities will be on the District leisure pages and Get Oxfordshire active. For children visiting or who have not been to Abingdon Lock recently there are some intriguing creatures to look at.

White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre has gym, fitenss suites, cycling, two pools, two squash courts, eight badminton courts, six indoor tennis courts and ten outdoor courts. Tilsley Park has outdoor sports pitches and athletics tracks with clubs you can join. A lot of town societies have team sports and water sports. All year round on the Thames, rowing and canoeing is available for all but the very young and the sailing club has open days and regattas.

For young children there is a soft play centre Snakes and Ladders on Audlett Drive,. Culham Adventure Park a mile to the East of town offers high ropes experience and adventure days.

Get Oxfordshire Active has activities for locals with inspiring ideas for all ages, including low impact exercise for older people.

Call at the Information Centre for ideas for any time of year. A thirty mile radius of the town is covered.  it may be convenient rather than calling in, for you to drop an email to this is for visitor and community information rather than council business.

Driving out with kids in our region ask for a listing. Millets Farm Centre and Farmer Gow's at Longcot near Faringdon are very popular.


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