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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.

Register from 12 noon to have a chance of winning the Bun-Throwing Championships and earning yourself a place on the... MORE
Fun in the Park is a great opportunity for clubs and societies
Fun in the Park is a free, walk-in event with activities for all the family. Come on down to the Abbey Gardens to enjoy... MORE
Music in the Park on 4th June
Music in the Park is the biggest music event in Abingdon-on-Thames, taking place this year on the evening of 4th June.... MORE
Queen's 90th Birthday Party
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council is organising a giant picnic party for all Abingdonians to celebrate the Queen's 90th... MORE

Latest News

29 May 2016
The Mayor's Civic Service will take place on Sunday 29th... more
21 May 2016
Councillors throwing Buns from the County Hall rooftop in 2012
Excitement is growing in Abingdon-on-Thames at the news... more
21 May 2016
Wristbands for Music in the Park are set to sell out again this year
Councillors have asked that the public be clearly told that... more
13 May 2016
Wristbands are essential for the evening Music in the Park event on 4th June
Music in the Park wristbands will be available this... more
03 May 2016
The Council's Annual Meeting and Mayor Making ceremony will... more
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From Monday, 30th May to Saturday, 4th June10:00am-4:00pm
Abingdon Quakers invite you to experience a moving exhibition: This Light that Pushes Me – photos an... more
Monday, 30 May 2016 - 10:30am
The Bank Holiday Walks programme began in 2012 as part of the celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond J... more
Monday, 30 May 2016 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Monday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the White Ho... more
Monday, 30 May 2016 - 12:00pm
Register from 12 noon to have a chance of winning the Bun-Throwing Championships and earning yoursel... more
From Tuesday, 31st May to Wednesday, 1st June10:30am-3:00pm
Free Kids Craft Workshop Help us celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday this year by joining us i... more
Pilates class
Wednesday, 1 June 2016 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
From Wednesday, 1st June to Tuesday, 7th June9:00am-9:00pm
Your opportunity to let us know what you think about proposals to improve visitor facilities at the... more
Wednesday, 1st June10:00am-12:00pm
An expedition for 5-8 year olds. Use your detective skills to discover the Earth Trust’s woodland, w... more
Wednesday, 1 June 2016 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Wednesday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the... more
Wednesday, 1st June2:00pm-4:00pm
Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve during each sc... more
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Queen's 90th Birthday Party
Sunday, 12th June12:00pm-4:00pm
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council is organising a giant picnic party for all Abingdonians to celebrate... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
From Tuesday, 31st May to Wednesday, 1st June10:30am-3:00pm
Free Kids Craft Workshop Help us celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday this year by joining us i... more
From Wednesday, 27th July to Wednesday, 24th August10:30am-3:00pm
27 JULY, 10 AUGUST and 24 AUGUST Free Kids Craft Workshop Explore the land that time forgot with a w... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
From Wednesday, 3rd August to Wednesday, 17th August10:30am-3:00pm
3 AUGUST and 17 AUGUST ONLY Free Kids Craft Workshop We'll be rocking 'round the clock and building... more
Art class, abingdon, event, adult activity, Clova
Wednesday, 14th September10:00am-12:00pm
Draw with artist Clova Stuart-Hamilton from her colourful and exuberant still life assemblages and c... more
Childrens art workshop, clova, abingdon, family, activity, kids, free
Saturday, 17th September10:00am-3:00pm
Join Clova Stuart-Hamilton for a fun and creative art workshop, with painting, drawing and collage a... more
From Saturday, 22nd October to Wednesday, 26th October10:30am-3:00pm
22 OCTOBER and 26 OCTOBER ONLY Free Kids Craft Workshop As autumn approaches we look back at the hom... more
Christmas Craft, Abingdon, Museum, Free, Kids, Activity, Family
Saturday, 3rd December10:30am-3:00pm
Free Kids Craft Workshop Craft your own colourful and fancy decorations for your home with help from... more
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