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

Abingdon-on-Thames

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 some royal occasions.

Our major summer events, Fun and Music in the Park, take place on Saturday 3rd June in the Abbey Grounds. Fun in the Park starts at 11am. This event is free for all to attend. There are many attractions,  live music and dance and some great street food stalls. Many local community groups have a stall at the event so people can find out more about their activities and the work they do.

This is followed by Music in the Park at 5pm.  This year there are performances by four live bands and the evening concludes with a Proms Concert by Abingdon Town Band and a Grand Firework Display. The event is proudly sponsored by Davis Tate, All Property Matters. You need a wristbands for this event. These are selling very well and so you are encouraged to get your soon.  See news item to the right of this article for further details on how to obtain wristbands.

 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

22 May 2017
Music in the Park - Grand Finale
This year Music in the Park takes place in the Abbey... more
17 May 2017
The following helpful information has been received from... more
12 May 2017
Music in the Park
With just over three weeks to go to Music in the Park,... more
11 Apr 2017
Abingdon County Hall Museum are seeking volunteers. If you... more
10 Apr 2017
The Vale of White Horse District Council have sent the... more
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Saturday, 27th May10:00am-12:00pm
Come and buy yourself a cake and hear Abbey Brass playing in the market square. All funds raised wil... more
Wine tasting during Bothy Open Days
Saturday, 27th May11:00am-6:00pm
Taste wines, meet the procueds, wander through the vines, wildflowers, winery and sculptures.  Plant... more
Sunday, 28th May10:00am-5:00pm
Oxfordshire Young Farmers County Show - Abingdon's Farming Festival Sunday 28th May 2017 10am-5pm Ea... more
Sunday, 28th May7:00pm-8:00pm
A social beginners netball session for people who have either never played or have not played since... more
Sunday, 28th May8:00pm-9:00pm
Want to walk on the mild side with us? Come and join our walking netball sessions £3 a session No bo... more
Monday, 29 May 2017 - 10:00am
Come along to our new yoga and healthy eating sessions starting on Monday the 3rd of October. You ca... more
Monday, 29th May10:30am-4:30pm
Come for a Bank Holiday walk to explore Abingdon-on-Thames – its history and its environment. There... more
Monday, 29th May10:30am-5:00pm
Come and discover Abingdon’s stunning medieval Abbey Buildings – they are at the heart of the town’s... more
From Monday, 29th May to Tuesday, 30th May8:30pm-9:30pm
Wing Chun Kung Fu is a martial art that is suitable for everyone. Wing Chun is based on the shortest... more
activities abingdon museum kids children crafts homemade free drop in
From Tuesday, 30th May to Wednesday, 31st May10:00am-3:00pm
May 30th and 31st Join the animal parade in this crafty workshop at Abingdon Museum. FREE ACTIVITY -... more
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The stage
Saturday, 3rd June11:00am-4:00pm
This annual event takes place in the Abbey Grounds from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 3rd June 2017.  This... more
Dancing to the music in Abingdon
Saturday, 3rd June5:00pm-10:00pm
Music in the Park is an established annual event enjoyed by over 3,000 people each year. This year t... more
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See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
activities abingdon museum kids children crafts homemade free drop in
From Tuesday, 30th May to Wednesday, 31st May10:00am-3:00pm
May 30th and 31st Join the animal parade in this crafty workshop at Abingdon Museum. FREE ACTIVITY -... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 31st May10:30am-3:00pm
Join the animal parade in this crafty workshop at Abingdon Museum. FREE ACTIVITY - donations gratefu... more
activities adults museum abingdon
Saturday, 15th July10:30am-3:30pm
Spend a day in the museum looking at Abingdon Museum's natural history, focusing on fossilised objec... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Tuesday, 25th July10:30am-3:00pm
As part of the Festival of Archaeology in Abingdon this year, join Kate Hammersley in creating wonde... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Thursday, 27th July10:30am-3:00pm
Become an artist from ancient times by using clay, imprints, decorating and more. FREE ACTIVITY - do... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 2nd August10:30am-3:00pm
The recycloborg invasion has begun! Discover how Robots can be made using simple household objects.... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 9th August10:30am-3:00pm
Veni. Vidi. Vici! Become a ‘Rotten Roman’ making shields, Mosaics and more. FREE ACTIVITY - donation... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 23rd August10:30am-3:00pm
Come and create something spectacular using your creativity. FREE ACTIVITY - donations gratefully re... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 25th October10:30am-3:00pm
Superheros are in the museum - from Disney characters on spoons to homemade superhero masks. FREE AC... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Thursday, 26th October10:30am-3:00pm
Superheros are in the museum - from Disney characters on spoons to homemade superhero masks. FREE AC... more
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