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Activities for Families

Craft activities and displays for children are offered all through the year at Abingdon County Hall Museum. Booking is essential this year. Subjects in the coming months include Autumn inspired crafts with a team of specialists and all the family can join in Halloweeen half term events. Annie's at the Bridge and the town's family centre and community centres are holding events. See the Scouts social media for whether the fireworks display can go ahead.

There is a special section of the website for the Museum and crafts even for adults. Look out for interesting activities run by some very special people during some weekends, holidays and half terms. New on line quizzes and activites are offered each week.

Abingdon ATOM Science Festival in March have a look near the time at what's on offer for the family in the Market Place, Museum, theatres and cinema.

There are all the latest films for big kids, little kids, everyone at the new cinema follow the link from the Guildhall tab above and be prepared to pay by card. Prices are fairly low with deals for people who join www.theabbey.ac     There is free membership of a parent and baby cinema club with its own social media and special screenings for mums, dads, carers wirh babies and toddlers to have fun. The soundtracks and the lighting is softer and everything is very comfortable. Seats are distant from other indviduals and groups to keep you safe.

Have you been to Abbey Meadows recently? The play area has a lot of new things to see and do even in cool weather. The heated outdoor pool, always popular, is open late May to September with better changing facilities and an improved swimming pool. The water splash is enjoyable for young children. Booking for timed sessions is essential, it is not possible to simply turn up and expect a swim. Wildlife, birds and mammals will benefit if the picnic area is respected so please leave only footprints behind, take all rubbish away with you.

In winter weather the play facilities are open and any special activities will be on the District leisure pages and Get Oxfordshire active. For children visiting or who have not been to Abingdon Lock recently there are some intriguing creatures to look at.

White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre now requires booking ahead. It has gym, fitenss suites, cycling, two pools, two squash courts, eight badminton courts, six indoor tennis courts and ten outdoor courts. Tilsley Park has outdoor sports pitches and athletics tracks with clubs you can join. A lot of town societies have team sports and water sports. All year round on the Thames, rowing and canoeing is available for all but the very young and the sailing club has open days and regattas.

For young children there is a soft play centre Snakes and Ladders on Audlett Drive,. Culham Adventure Park a mile to the East of town offers high ropes experience and adventure days.

Get Oxfordshire Active has activities for locals with inspiring ideas for all ages, including low impact exercise for older people.

The Information Centre can help with any ideas for any time of year. A thirty mile radius of the town is covered.  it may be convenient for you to drop an email to info@abingdon.gov.uk this is for visitor and community information rather than council business. In late 2020 calling in is not possible.

Driving out with kids in our region ask for a listing. Millets Farm Centre and Farmer Gow's at Longcot near Faringdon are very popular.

 

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