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City break in Oxford. Active leisure ideas for Oxford - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Balliol College Oxford Hall Among entertainments and amusements in Oxford tourists and city guests will find scenic parks for hiking and gardens of majestic beauty, modern entertaining centers and restaurants of various trends, special entertaining complexes, different night clubs, dance floors and bars. Among numerous nature areas the Christ Church Meadow park is best worth attention of tourists. The park will be a great destination for sport entertainments fans and picnic enthusiasts. Hiking admirers will love the Port Meadow park as it runs along a river bank offering vibrant views of the river.
Oxford is a real hit for gastronomy tourism enthusiasts. Each day the guests of the city are invited to visit hundreds of gastronomy destinations of different trends. The city features … Open
The city of Oxford invites its guests to visit the Oxford Botanic Garden which stuns its visitors with plenty of exotic plants and fragrant flowers. Many popular parks and gardens are located close to ancient colleges. That is why a trip to a scenic area can be successfully combined with an exploration of local landmarks and sights.
Many young people live in Oxford. That is the reason of appearance of ever new attractive night clubs and bars. One of the most visited night entertainments establishments is the Raoul's bar. According to the regular customers this is exactly the place to try the best cocktails in the city. The bar offers not only an evening of exciting pleasure in a friendly circle added with exotic treats but the best music playlist and interesting original parties. The Bear Tavern pub is located not far from the city center. The pub is always filled with jolly and welcoming atmosphere. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Oxford is a large city of students, colleges and universities. Many tourists and city guests identify the city with remarkable and world renowned educational institutions. The youth living … Open
The same attractive establishment designed in keeping to the best traditions of British style is The White Horse pub. The pub attracts beer fans every evening. It is a perfect place for a company visit. Those tourists craving for a cozier and more private atmosphere are recommended to visit the Eagle and Child pub. A charming establishment with nice inner design will treat its guests with plenty of original treats. The pub serves the guests till late evening.
Lady Margaret Hall For most sophisticated guests the city of Oxford offers to visit The Glee comedy club featuring bright parties and performances of local artists on a weekly basis. One of the most popular stores of the city is the Blackwell's Bookstore. The center offers its customers thousands of books in different languages of the world. To hunt some memorable gifts tourists should set to the Oxford Covered Market. The market can justly be called the largest and the brightest one in the city. The Thursday market offers the same choice of goods as the Covered Market. This market is as well set in close vicinity to the city center.
The main symbol of the city of Oxford and its world renowned landmark is the famous University of Oxford. The University now includes 39 constituent colleges located in different districts … Open
In Oxford, you can find many interesting entertainment centers for every taste. Thus, visitors to The Race Hut can get a unique simulator experience and feel like a professional racer. This is a great place to brighten the mood, which is equally popular with tourists and locals. Visiting Laser Kombat as part of a team of friends or family members, you can play laser tag together and hold a kind of team-building event at the same time. As is known, such games contribute to increasing the level of trust between teammates.
Oxford from Carfax Tower High Ropes provides a great opportunity to spend active time climbing the ropes. Here you can find courses of different difficulty levels, so such a pastime will please both beginners and experienced players. Fans of outdoor recreation will appreciate two more places in Oxford - namely, Studley Wood Golf Club and Oxford Golf Club with their picturesque panoramic views and a perfectly organized gaming process. Thanks to these advantages, its visitors come back here again and again. However, just like visitors to Blewbury Equestrian Centre, where they can learn horseback riding and ride a graceful horse admiring Oxfordshire landscapes striking in their picturesqueness.
1. The most popular city transport means is a bus being available 24/7. After 23.00 the city is cruised with special night buses which have an “N” mark in track number. It should be … Open
Among other entertainment centers is Rock Solid Climbing Wall, a great place to practice mountain climbing. Having gained some experience here, its visitors often take the next step and go to the real mountains. In any case, all who have ever visited a climbing gym will have a lot of fun. Bowlplex club is attractive for those who want to hit some pins. It must be said that the game is perfectly organized in the center. Of equal interest is another popular bowling center, which is called Hollywood. Besides bowling, here you can enjoy arcade games and children's playgrounds, and its cafe is famous for its delicious meals.
Museum of Oxford If the kids want to play mini-golf, just take them to the appropriate club - Gravitee Golf. The center is beautifully decorated, not to mention the excellent organization of the game. Those who prefer board games will be happy to check out Thirsty Meeples entertainment center. The city also has all conditions for go-karting - come on, try it in Karting Oxford! Summer is not an obstacle for those wishing to go ice skating - just go to Oxford Ice Rink, which is open all year round. It also hosts hockey matches that is good news for sports fans. In the summertime, everyone is welcome to Hinksey Outdoor Pool where they can enjoy plenty of swimming: there are several pools and sunbathing areas.
In Oxford, shopping enthusiasts can stroll along the picturesque shopping streets, as well as visit famous malls and colorful markets. The city's most prestigious shopping street is High … Open
Escape quest centers are also popular in the student town. Escape Hunt Oxford Club offers players to plunge into the atmosphere of the cult TV series "Doctor Who", visit a pirate-themed room or feel like a cowboy trying to escape from his pursuers in the Wild West. Exciting Game is no less interesting: in its rooms, you can feel like an art thief or save humanity from a virus created in an insane scientist's laboratory. Participants have 60 minutes to solve the puzzle - this is pretty enough to use all your wits and get a unique experience. Of course, visiting escape rooms in the company of friends or family is much more fun.
Oxford The student town boasts of several theaters, bars, and art cafes where you can have a great time watching great shows. So, fans of stand-up will be delighted with such clubs as Jericho Comedy, QED Comedy Lab, as well as A Club If You'd Like To Go Comedy. All the centers are dominated by a casual atmosphere, which creates a feeling of being close to speakers. Perhaps the city's largest music concerts take place at the Holywell Music Room, so be sure to follow upcoming events. Another popular venue of this kind is O2 Academy where you can have a strong drink and listen to live performances.
This modern city is such a busy metropolis that it seems life does not stop here even for a minute. For more than eight centuries Oxford is a major research and training center, which is … Open
Have a great time in CS Lewis Community Nature Reserve. Here, among lush vegetation, you can find beautiful birds and a picturesque duck pond. Well, having a picnic here is probably a must-have. Millets Farm Falconry Centre located in the vicinity of Oxford is another great place for exploring wildlife. Here you can find out a lot about birds of prey. The Oxford Massage Centre is worth a visit too - as one might guess, massage is its main spa treatment.
Oxford In Oxford, you can join some interesting tours allowing foreigners to learn something new. For example, Wilderness Pioneers allows you to learn more about the wildlife of Oxfordshire, Chelt Wine School is a great place to explore wine traditions and a selection of fine wines, and Unique Creations awaits those who want to create a unique ceramic product with their hands. It is also worth checking out The Raymond Blanc Cookery School if you want to learn how to cook like they do in the UK.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Oxford and surroundings

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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Oxford
♥   Park 'Queen Elizabeth II' , 88.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Oxford
♥   Amusement park 'Gulliver’s Land' , 48.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Legoland Windsor' , 52.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Thorpe Park' , 63.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Chessington World of Adventures' , 78.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Wicksteed Park' , 79.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Oxford
♥   Water park 'Splashdown' Poole, Dorset, 121.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Alton Towers Waterpark' Staffordshire, 144.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Water World' Stoke-on-Trent, 155.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Oxford
♥   Restaurant 'Oli’s Thai' Oxford. Type - Thai. 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Al Shami' Oxford. Type - Lebanese. 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Branca' Oxford. Type - Italian. 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'The Anchor' Oxford. Type - Traditional British. 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Black Boy' Oxford. Type - International. 3.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to your best city break in Oxford - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Oxford - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Oxford?' disappears immediately.
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