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The River Thames laps at the foot of the medieval wharf of St Helens


Welcome to the one-town website for Abingdon-on-Thames, the historic, modern market town set in rural Oxfordshire.  Browse our pages to discover the ancient streets, the riverside walks, the gourmet delights and the annual festivals of the town famous for its Bun-Throwing, a unique tradition which dates back over 250 years and is  our way of celebrating major royal occasions.

This website contains all the information you need to discover this beautiful, lively market town for yourself. It’s also your one-stop resource to find out all you need to enjoy community life to the full if you are already lucky enough to live here, or work here.

Latest News

18 Jan 2018
Things to do, Abingdon, Museum, Events, Family activities, day out, craft, workshop, art
Saturday 27th January, 10:00am-12:00pm   Join artist... more
16 Jan 2018
A special parish meeting was held on 15th January 2018 to... more
14 Jan 2018
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
The Council is pleased to announce that this week major... more
08 Jan 2018
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council are once again organising... more
05 Jan 2018
In November of 2017 the wooden bridge leading from St Helen... more
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Abingdon Farmer's Market
Friday, 19th January8:30am-1:30pm
Delicious seasonal food and drink straight from local farms and kitchens plus plants, pottery and ot... more
Information Cnetre
Saturday, 20 January 2018 - 9:30am
Townspeople and all friends are invited by the town's Mayor to two events in the coming weeks. Satur... more
Saturday, 20th January2:30pm-3:00pm
Come and join us for Storytime at Abingdon Library! Every Saturday afternoon from 2.30pm-3.00pm. No... more
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 12:00am
The town's new cinema has a Dolby sound system and newley-installed high quality digital projection.... more
The Story of John Creemer Clarke and political violence in Abingdon
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 2:30pm
An important benefactor of the Town, Creemer Clarke ran an important clothing business and helped fo... more
Wednesday, 24th January8:30am-10:00am
Wednesday, 24th January9:30am-11:30am
Come and join us for Rhymetime at Abingdon Library! Every Wednesday morning from 9.30-10.00, and aga... more
Yoga Classes Wednesday evenings at St Helen and St Katharine School
Wednesday, 24th January7:00pm-8:30pm
Hatha yoga for mixed ability students. Students learn to use the breath to deepen their experience o... more
Thursday, 25 January 2018 - 7:00pm
Music at the Unicorn contnues monthly, back under its original management with national names coming... more
From Thursday, 25th January to Saturday, 27th January7:30pm-7:30pm
Following Aladdin other local panto productions include the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. The Box... more
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Saturday, 27th January7:00pm-10:30pm
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Jan Morter, is hosting a Charity Race Night at The Loose Canno... more
Saturday, 3rd February7:30pm-9:30pm
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Jan Morter, is hosting a Joint concert with Oxford Welsh Male... more
Saturday, 2 June 2018 - 11:00am
Free fun for all the family by day, live music with good bands in the evening. Hold the date for one... more
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The Green Man, music, myth, childrens activity, abingdon, to do in abingdon
Saturday, 27th January10:00am-12:00pm
Price: £6.00  Time: 10am-12pm Aprons and all equipment supplied. Free tea/coffee for accompanying ad... more
Mythical Monsters, Abingdon, Volunteer craft, workshop, things to do
Tuesday, 13th February10:30am-3:00pm
Dive in to the mystical world of monsters, myths and tales with this workshop creating masks, silhou... more
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 3:00pm
Tim Healey explores the story behind the mysterious leafy mask seen on our old parish churches, in 1... more
abingdon museum, easter, crafts, family activity
Tuesday, 3rd April10:30am-3:00pm
Another year of our popular festive fun workshop making Easter style crafts. What shell we make this... more
abingdon museum, easter, crafts, family activity
Saturday, 7th April10:30am-3:00pm
Another year of our popular festive fun workshop making Easter style crafts. What shell we make this... more
abingdon museum, crafts, building, history, family activity
Thursday, 31st May10:30am-3:00pm
Construct your own 3D building, or can you recreate one of Abingdon's historic buildings using card... more
Friday, 27th July10:00am-4:00pm
To celebrare the AAAHS 50th anniversary there will be a number of children and famliy activities tak... more
abingdon museum, crafts, puppets, history, family activity
Tuesday, 31st July10:30am-3:00pm
Be your own master of pupptes. Try making your own sock-puppet, moving animal or pop-up model in thi... more
abingdon museum, weather, crafts, family activity
Thursday, 9th August10:30am-3:00pm
Come rain or shine, become a weather reporter for the day by making rainbow mobiles, weather charts... more
abingdon museum, crafts, summer, history, family activity
Tuesday, 21st August10:30am-3:00pm
Its time to get creative! Come and design something amazing from a wide range of exciting and colour... more
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