Family Days Out Oxfordshire For February Half-Term 2024

With the 2024 February half-term fast approaching, you might be searching for the best family days out near Oxfordshire to keep the little ones entertained. We have pulled together some of the best budget family days out for half-term to create new memories exploring the beautiful wildlife that Oxfordshire has to offer whilst being affordable.

Family Days Out February Half-Term Oxfordshire:

In West Berkshire, just a short drive from our hotel in Abingdon, some of our favourite things to do with family in half-term include:

  • Beale Wildlife Park – 26 min from Milton Hill House
  • Basildon Park – 24 min from Milton Hill House
  • Highclere Castle – 27 min from Milton Hill House

Things To Do Near Oxford For Families

There are plenty of fantastic attractions, sites and educational experiences in Oxfordshire, perfect for family days out during February half-term.

Whether you’re looking to keep young explorers busy outdoors or looking for something cultural, there’s plenty of things to keep little minds busy during half-term that the whole family can enjoy.

Visit Central Oxford

The Story Museum

Just 10 minutes from Oxford city centre, the Story Museum is one of Oxfordshire’s most usual museums that engages people of all ages in great stories. This is a great family day out near Oxfordshire to be enjoyed by all. Including innovative exhibitions, performances, workshops, events, team-building courses and events this is an experience designed to encourage carers, parents and children to enjoy spending time with one another sharing fantastic stories. 

When visiting the Story Museum in Oxfordshire you can expect to see an Enchanted Library, Whispering Wood, a 100-seat theatre, a Hogwarts Harry Potter inspired learning studio, a Magic Common Room, a Treasure Chamber and a Woodshed for live performances.

Travel: 22 minutes from Milton Hill House

Hop-On Hop-Off Oxford Bus Tour

Experience Oxfordshire in all its glory and enjoy a city sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour to learn about some of Oxford’s most historic landmarks including the Bodleian Library, Christ Church College, Brasenose College, Castle Mill Stream, Sheldonian Theatre and many more. 

Delivering an educational experience for people of all ages whilst exploring some of the most famous and beautiful sights of Oxford. With 20 bus stops available, you are able to create your own itinerary allowing you and your family to make the most out of your day.

Travel: 22 minutes from Milton Hill House

Oxford Spy Mission Treasure Trail

For £10, enjoy a self-guided immersive spy themed treasure hunt. Bring some excitement to the upcoming holidays and let the kids explore their detective skills.

View the Treasure Trails

Travel: 22 minutes from Milton Hill House

Animal Lovers & Exploring The Outdoors

Earth Trust Centre

With excellent walks and stunning views from Wittenham Clumps, Earth Trust also manages a number of local community meadows. Ideal for families looking to explore nature, see beautiful plants, and wildflower meadows, plus try spotting the wild animals.

River Cherwell in Oxfordshire

Many of their meadows run along the Thames, walk along the river or head off to the Thames Path.

Exciting February Half Term 2024 activities in Oxfordshire at the Earth Trust Centre in Abingdon:

Orienteering Adventure – 12th February, 10:00 – 14:00, £20

Discover the hidden wonders of Wittenham Clumps as you take on this orienteering challenge.

Half Term Children’s Activity for Ancient Adventurers – 13th February, 10:00 – 14:00, £10

Find Out More about Ancient Adventurers

Little Acorns: Nature-Based Play for Little Explorers – 14th – 15th February, 10:00 – 11:30, £10

Little Acorns runs every school holiday and features seasonal activities.

Travel: 20 Minutes from Milton Hill House

Cogges Manor Farm

Ultimate fun for the kids, mixing a little bit of history with a great cafe, walled garden and adventure playground, and not forgetting our farm animals.

Day ticket prices start from £32 with Gift Aid for a family of 2 adults and up to 3 children ages 3 – 16 years. Children under three are free.

Cogges Manor Farm is currently closed but reopens for half-term on 10th February.

Travel: 35 minutes from Milton Hill House

Crocodiles of the World

If you’re visiting Oxfordshire or are looking for local family attractions around the area then be sure to visit Crocodiles of the World, the only crocodile zoo in the UK.

This family-friendly day out offers a memorable experience for children and adults of all ages. Enjoy underwater viewings, animal encounters, talks and feeds of one of the world’s most feared predators in a safe and fun environment. With over 150 crocodiles and 15 different species, visitors can learn about some of the world’s critically endangered crocodiles with the opportunity to provide charitable donations.

Travel: 37 minutes from Milton Hill House

Cotswolds Wildlife Park & Gardens

Take a walk on the wild side to experience the lions, giraffes, rhinos and many other animals in their glory. Cotswold’s Wildlife Park & Gardens is one of the most popular family attractions jam-packed with plenty to do and see including play areas, stunning gardens and beautiful animals spread across 160 acres of land. 

Don’t miss out on Penguin feeding at 11 am and 3 pm every day, plus the Lemur feeding and talk at 12 pm every day.

E-Tickets start from £11.50 for children and £16.50 for adults, children under 3 go free.

Travel: 43 minutes from Milton Hill House

Lion in wildlife park

Fairytale Farm

Fairytale Farm is a sensory and learning wonderland for all that incorporates storytelling, animals and an adventure playground.

Join us for Rabbit and Guinea Pig petting every day at 11 am and 2 pm.

Tickets are £8.99 when you book online, children under 2 go free.

Travel: 43 minutes from Milton Hill House

Historic Adventures

Blenheim Palace

With lots of exciting activities going on at Blenheim Palace in February half-term, there’s something for your little one no matter what they’re into!

The walled garden offers a petting pen with Blenheim sheep plus woodland trails, whilst our adventure play area offers pebble painting, seed planting and storytelling. Kids eat free in our Pizzeria between Saturday 10th and Sunday 18th February 2024. Plus remember your wet weather gear to enjoy Blenheim Palace’s water play areas.

Travel: 28 minutes from Milton Hill House

History of Science Museum

In the centre of Oxford, the History of Science Museum attraction is free. From maths to physics to astronomy, learn all about the history of science from the museum’s collections.

Travel: 29 minutes from Milton Hill House

Delicious Treats

Rumsey’s Chocolaterie

Situated on the outskirts of Oxfordshire in the market town of Wendover, Rumsey’s Chocolaterie is a famous chocolate workshop suitable for children and adults of all ages. Kids can get stuck in, making chocolate lollipops during your visit whilst parents or carers can sit back and relax whilst watching on the other side of the glass with a hot drink in the cafe or outdoor seating area provided.

Travel: 1 Hour from Milton Hill House

Hotel in Oxfordshire

Visit Oxfordshire this February half-term where there’s fun for all the family. Milton Hill House is a great place to stay and use as a base for your February staycation. We have some exciting bedroom offers available that include half-term dates, with family bedrooms available.

Milton Hill House also offers plenty of modern facilities on-site to make the most out of your stay. With a wide selection of comfortable room options to choose from, leisure facilities, a modern restaurant and bar area and discounted leisure offers available, you can be sure to indulge in a cosy escape whilst being within easy access to Oxford city centre.

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