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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 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

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
05 Jan 2018
This is a reminder that as usual, now that the Christmas... more
03 Jan 2018
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Jan Morter, is... more
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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 7:15pm
David McVicar's acclaimed production of Verdi's potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Jo... more
Wednesday, 17th January8:30am-10:00am
Wednesday, 17th January9:30am-11:30am
Come and join us for Rhymetime at Abingdon Library! Every Wednesday morning from 9.30-10.00, and aga... more
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 2:00pm
Empowering People – the Real Voice of Street Art,  given by The Arts Society Lecturer Doug Gillen. ... more
Yoga Classes Wednesday evenings at St Helen and St Katharine School
Wednesday, 17th January7:00pm-8:30pm
Hatha yoga for mixed ability students. Students learn to use the breath to deepen their experience o... more
ABCD Brochure
Thursday, 18th January7:45pm-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, 18th January to Thursday, 17th May7:45pm-11:00pm
ABCD FILM SOCIETY Come and watch an entertaining and varied programme of new and classic films in a... more
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
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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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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
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
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