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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

11 Feb 2018
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council has announced that it will... more
07 Feb 2018
Green man, workshop, abingdon, things to do, adult craft
Visitors are invited to take part in a fantastic workshop '... more
06 Feb 2018
Oxfordshire South & Vale Citizens Advice have a Job... more
04 Feb 2018
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 3:00pm   A talk by Tim Healey... more
20 Jan 2018
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
A Special Parish Meeting was held on 15th January 2018 to... more
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 12:30am
It is good to know that lots of people in town are working towards a plastic free Abingdon where the... more
Wednesday, 21st February8:30am-10:00am
Wednesday, 21st February9:30am-11:30am
Come and join us for Rhymetime at Abingdon Library! Every Wednesday morning from 9.30am-10.00am, and... more
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 2:00pm
Thomas Heatherwick: “The Leonardo da Vinci of our times” by The Arts Society Lecturer Anthea Streete... more
Yoga Classes Wednesday evenings at St Helen and St Katharine School
Wednesday, 21st February7:00pm-8:30pm
Hatha yoga for mixed ability students. Students learn to use the breath to deepen their experience o... more
Wednesday, 21st February7:30pm-10:00pm
 A 3 evening course in singing female a cappella 4-part harmony You will learn about developing good... more
Thursday, 22nd February1:00pm-3:30pm
Come and see how the River of Life wetland has progressed, four years after it was created. £8; book... more
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 7:00pm
Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited se... more
ABCD Brochure
Thursday, 22nd February7:45pm-10:00pm
Screening a variety of interesting and thought provoking films  on Thursday evenings (except Christm... more
see brochure at www.abfilms.org.uk
From Thursday, 22nd February to Thursday, 21st June7:45pm-11:00pm
ABCD FILM SOCIETY Come and watch an entertaining and varied programme of new and classic films in a... more
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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
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
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Tuesday, 27th February10:00am-1:00pm
A workshop for adults by local artists Caroline Ritson and Barbara Payne, accompanying the exhibitio... 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
abingdon museum, crafts, kites, planes, birds, history, family activity
Thursday, 30th August10:30am-3:00pm
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Have fun making parachutes, kites and birds in this high-flying craft a... more
abingdon museum, crafts, autumn, hedgehog, history, family activity
Thursday, 25th October10:30am-3:00pm
Bring the outdoors in this October with our autumnal activities making hedgehogs and clay models. Al... more
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