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Saturday 24th December: Information Centre at  Guildhall open from 9.30am to 12.30 pm.

Sun 25th December to Wed 28th December inclusive:  CLOSED.

Thursday 29th and Friday 30th December:  open from 9.30am to 3 pm. (Council reception operating at the Information Centre, Guildhall).

Saturday 31st December – Information Centre at Guildhall open from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.

New Year 2017:  The offices are then closed and re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 9am.

The Runaway Fair will take place this coming Monday, 17th October from midday onwards.

landingpage_146_in_colour.jpgThe biggest party in Abingdon-on-Thames 5th June next year possibly. A decision will be announced in Spring.

Updated Monday 10th February 2014 

Following recent heavy rain, with more forecast, there is renewed concern regarding the potential for flooding in Abingdon. A Flood Warning has this evening been issued for the River Thames in Abingdon and  there is a Flood Alert  the River Ock from Watchfield to Abingdon.  The warnings may be accessed by clicking here.  

By Royal Charter, Monday is the town's traditional market day with a wide variety of good quality produce and goods available weekly.  This is one of the oldest markets in England and one of the busiest.  This market takes place every Monday* from 8.00am to 3.00pm in the Market Place, whatever the weather.  

Families love the Abbey Meadow which provides a safe environment for youngsters to enjoy a high quality play area. In the Summer weekends and holidays there is water fun on a hot day. Parents can relax at the side and watch the screaming and the giggling as the kids run around the spray fountains. With the play area alongside it makes a day of fun that will keep the kids busy in the holiday without breaking the bank.

Pets have to be kept out of the play areas, responsible dog owners are welcome on the open meadows

thumb_swimming 009_0.JPGThe town's heated Abbey Meadow Outdoor Pool is open from late May until early September after a major improvement. There is some general swimming most of the day but check before travelling as there are timed periods and weather may also affect operation.

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The Unicorn Theatre is inside a multi-phase stone-built structure inserted lengthwise into a space between two earlier buildings, the Checker of about 1260 to the east and the abbey barn (later bakehouse) to the west. Sometimes known as the Checker Hall, its roof is butted against the two existing gable walls at either end. It was rebuilt with an impressive roof in the fifteenth century, probably for domestic use.

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