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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, the 250 year-old moment of Market Place mayhem which is our way of celebrating some royal occasions.

Come and witness one of our living traditions, taste something new at one of our markets, dance with our Morris dancers or simply sit by the river with a picnic. Abingdon-on-Thames proudly claims to be the oldest town in the country, but with a genuine community spirit and lively events driven by local people, it feels energising, alive and kicking!

 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.

Lots of people drinking coffee and sitting at cafe tables in the sunshine with market stalls in the background
Abingdon-on-Thames is a market town that still proudly upholds the tradition of the Market Place as a focus of civic,... MORE
Download a form for your club to take part in Fun in the Park
Fun in the Park 2015 is going to be a fantastic family fun day with climbing wall, birds of prey to touch and hold,... MORE
We Want You!
Abingdon Museum are looking for Front of House Volunteers to join the museum's highly praised team. Our volunteers are ... MORE
Wristbands available in the Market Place on Saturday
This weekend the wristbands for Music in the Park 2015 on 6th June will be available on the Market Place between 10am... MORE

Latest News

26 Mar 2015
Wristbands available in the Market Place on Saturday
This weekend the wristbands for Music in the Park 2015 on... more
26 Mar 2015
Comedy Club at the Guildhall
Tomorrow night is Comedy Club night at the Guildhall. Make... more
23 Mar 2015
This Easter: Get Cracking!
This years Easter family activities at the museum have been... more
20 Mar 2015
If your enthusiasm for "live science" has been excited by... more
19 Mar 2015
Water Alert
Thames water have announced that the OX14 area of Abingdon... more
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Earth Trust Explorers: Clumps Club
From Monday, 30th March to Tuesday, 31st March9:00am-5:00pm
Wild adventures for children aged 8-12 years! Join the Earth Trust for outdoor fun as we build dens,... more
Monday, 30 March 2015 - 10:00am
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Monday, 30 March 2015 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Monday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the White Ho... more
Little Explorers buggy walk
Tuesday, 31st March10:00am-11:30am
Sensory buggy walk for babies and toddlers, here at the Earth Trust. We will use our senses to learn... more
Pilates class
Wednesday, 1 April 2015 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 1 April 2015 - 10:00am
Need help with a new laptop or to get to grips with a table device?  Need assistance navigating the... more
Wednesday, 1 April 2015 - 10:30am
Regular walks from Abingdon Leisure Centre. We have regular walks on Wednesday mornings starting and... more
Thursday, 2 April 2015 - 10:00am
Need help with a new laptop or to get to grips with a table device?  Need assistance navigating the... more
Pilates class
Friday, 3 April 2015 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Get Cracking this Easter
Friday, 3rd April10:30am-3:30pm
NOW RUNNING ON TWO DAYS! 28 MARCH & 3 APRIL Spring animals are gathering at the museum! What sor... more
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See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Download a form for your club to take part in Fun in the Park
Saturday, 6th June11:00am-3:00pm
Fun in the Park 2015 is going to be a fantastic family fun day with climbing wall, birds of prey to... more
Music in the Park and its sister event Fun in the Park
Saturday, 6th June4:30pm-10:00pm
Music in the Park is the sister event to Fun in the Park and takes over the Abbey Gardens after the... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Get Cracking this Easter
Friday, 3rd April10:30am-3:30pm
NOW RUNNING ON TWO DAYS! 28 MARCH & 3 APRIL Spring animals are gathering at the museum! What sor... more
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