Fresh air fun

  1. Minster Lovell Hall
    Ruins of a large 15th century manor set around courtyard. Situated in attractive settings on the banks of the River Windrush. A skeleton found in 18th century is said to be that of Lord Lovell.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  2. Faringdon Folly
    Folly Tower, reaching for the sky up on Folly Hill, surrounded by charming woodland, with beautiful views over West Oxfordshire, the Thames Valley, the Vale of the White Horse, the Cotswolds, and the North Berkshire Downs. England's green and pleasant land at its very finest. The Woodland is always open and always free. Very popular with dog walkers.
    1. A man throwing a disc
      A fun, family-friendly sport that anyone can enjoy - the object of the game: get your frisbee/disc into the target in as few shots as possible!
    2. Chipping Norton Lido
      Set in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, the lido has two heated outdoor pools, a 25m swimming pool and a toddlers' paddling pool.
      1. 13 May 20244 Sep 2024
    3. The Rectory Farm barn external view
      Come and pick your own Oxfordshire fruit, vegetables and flowers from our 45 acres of colourful produce, all grown just for you.
    4. Children learning to cycle on the track
      The park is designed as a mini village with a road layout mirroring Faringdon, including junctions pedestrian crossings and a roundabout. Fun landscaping features include models of iconic local landmarks such as the Folly Tower, All Saints Church, Old Town Hall and a miniature White Horse Hill.
    5. Woodstock Outdoor Pool
      Woodstock Open Air Pool is a seasonal 25m 4 lane heated swimming pool with changing rooms, toilets, and a reception area to buy refreshments and ice creams.
      1. 23 Apr 20244 Sep 2024
    6. Aerial view of the chalk horse
      Ancient rolling downland, home to an enigmatic chalk hill figure
    7. The Thames at Chimney Meadows. Credit Kerry Lock
      Chimney Meadows is one of Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust’s flagship nature reserves and is well worth a visit at any time of year.
      1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
    8. wittenham clumps
      The much-loved Wittenham Clumps are one of South Oxfordshire’s most iconic landmarks, and the most highly visited free to access greenspace in the region. Standing proudly beside the Thames they offer stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
    9. The woodland area on a sunny day
      A fascinating mosaic of fossil-rich cliffs, fenland with ponds and streams, grassland, scrub and woodland set in an old quarry.
    10. An image of Glyme Valley on a summer's day
      Set on a south-facing slope running down to the River Glyme, this reserve is a remaining fragment of limestone grassland in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.
      1. Bare limestone rock face
        Ardley Wood Quarry is a natural treasure trove in spring and summer with geological features and medieval earthworks. Warm and sheltered, the site is especially good for butterflies, and has thriving colonies of grizzled skippers, dingy skippers and green hairstreaks.
        1. The ruins at Wayland's Smithy
          Wayland's Smithy is a popular destination for young history enthusiasts who are fascinated by its ancient origins and the stories surrounding it. Get a glimpse into the lives and beliefs of the people who lived in the area during the Neolithic period!
          1. Radley Lakes, the sun is low in the sky
            Radley Lakes is the area of former minerals workings to the south of Thrupp Lane. The area is a haven of tranquillity, rich in nature, with a wide range of beautiful walks for healthy exercise.
          Saltridge Woods (Credit: Ken Long)