things to do on a rainy day

Fosseway Play Barn

Fosseway Play Barn is a new soft play barn at the Fosseway Garden Centre. It offers a bright, clean, and safe environment for children to play and parents to relax, with the latest in soft play technology.

The UK's Only Crocodile Zoo

This facility has been designed and fitted out to meet our exact needs, allowing us to exhibit animals in different ways, giving even more insight into the inner world of crocodiles.


  • Over 100 individuals representing more than 15 species of crocodiles

  • See crocodiles in clear water habitats with incredible underwater viewing

  • Friendly and knowledgeable zoo keeper team

  • Come face to face with some of the most feared predators on the planet – Nile crocodiles, American alligators, black caiman, and more!

  • Crocodile encounters and handling experiences

  • Hatchling and juvenile care enclosures

  • Incubation centre

  • All-weather family attraction

  • Cafe and gift shop

  • Free parking, coaches welcome

  • Wheelchair, family and baby friendly

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This National Treasure, houses some of the finest antique collections in Europe and boasts over 300 years of history to discover.


Explore this World Heritage Site set in more than 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped Parkland and tour the array of Formal Gardens, or take the miniature train to the family-friendly Pleasure Gardens.

Blenheim Palace is not only an iconic part of history, but also a living, changing experience with a wealth of events, themed tours and exhibitions throughout the year.

Blenheim Palace is Britain’s Greatest Palace and offers visitors a precious time, every time.


Our new playframe is highly innovative, exciting, stimulating and, most of all, great fun for all the family to enjoy. It's suitable for all ages, with a designated area for toddlers under 5 years.

Our 4 tier soft play structure is one of the largest in the country and includes:

  • Sports court

  • 4 lane wavy cow slide

  • Tunnel log slide

  • Electronic floor piano

  • Ball pits

  • 7 soft play role-play zones including: Farm Shop, Tractor Shed, Cafe and Post Office

The Cotswolds Distillery

Nestled amongst landscaped gardens in the beautiful Warwickshire Countryside, the Distillery is a fun and unique way to spend an afternoon. Take a tour of the gin and whisky distillery, and delight in a tasting in front of the cosy, warm fire.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History houses the University's scientific collections of geological and zoological specimens. The Museum itself is a Grade 1 listed building, renowned for its spectacular neo-Gothic architecture. Among its most famous features are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the dodo, and the swifts in the tower.

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. Our world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time.

Pitt Rivers Museum

The Pitt Rivers Museum is one of Oxford’s most popular attractions, famous for its period atmosphere and outstanding collections from many cultures around the world, past and present.

Rock Solid

Rock Solid, based at Brookes Sport Headington, is Oxfordshire's premier climbing wall.

As well as being available to all Brookes students and staff, it is also open to the public, and is home to a strong local community of climbers.

They offer a range of training course, coaching and qualifications or you can simply casual climb on their three bouldering sections including our top out boulder (150+ blocs Vb-V8+), leading and top roped area (34 lines F4-7c+).   

They also offer group sessions ideal for schools, youth groups, team building and parties for both children and adults.

Warwick Castle

January 01, 2020

Experience a full day out with more than 1,100 years of jaw-dropping history, magic, myth and adventure at Warwick Castle!

Cotswold Motoring Museum

Take a fascinating journey through time as we explore the history of 20th-century motoring. Our collection of rare vehicles and classic memorabilia will give you a nostalgic glimpse into life on the road the way it used to be.

Rebound Revolution

  •  50 Trampolines

  •  Cardio Wall

  •  Airbag

  •  Wipeout

  •  Battle Beams

  •  Slam Dunk

  •  Boulder Wall

  •  Walk the Wall

  •  Tumble Strips

  •  and a fantastic Café open for all!

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm

Come rain or shine enjoy the unique pleasure of discovering hundreds of the world's most spectacular and beautiful butterflies flying in an exotic environment of tropical blossom with splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools.

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