Top 10 Manproof Attractions in Oxfordshire

For Father’s Day, treat your Dad to a wonderful day out in Oxfordshire – here’s a list of recommendations, more attractions can be found here: http://www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/see-and-do/

 

Wychwood Brewery

1. Wychwood Brewery (http://www.wychwood.co.uk/): A guided tour of the Brewery takes visitors through the brewing process of Wychwood and Brakspear Beers from raw ingredients all the way to the finished product. Afterwards, sample the flagship Legendary Hobgoblin and a range of bottled beers.

Wychwood Brewery

 

Williams F1 Collection

2. Williams F1 Collection (http://www.williamsf1.com/conference-centre/collection-and-tours/public-tours): This is the largest private collection of Formula 1 cars in the world, charting over 30 years of racing history of the Williams F1 team. Public tours are operated most months and include seeing unique video footage and a visit to the Technology and Trophy rooms.

Williams Collection

 

Ex(c)iting Game

3. Ex(c)iting Game (http://excitinggame.co.uk/) is a fun programme for the entire family: You have 60 minutes to solve the mystery and escape from a room that has been set up like a crime scene. Each detail and object in the room is part of the game, so make sure to not overlook anything – and don’t fall for the hidden traps!

Ex(c)iting Game

 

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

4. Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway (http://www.chinnorrailway.co.uk/): Visitors don’t just have the chance to go on a train journey (psst – Dads travel free on Father’s Day!), but can also book Driver Experiences with the steam or heritage diesel locomotives – make your childhood dreams come true!

Chinnor Railway

 

River and Rowing Museum

5. In the River & Rowing Museum (http://rrm.co.uk/) in Henley you can find out all about the history of rowing, including Olympic rowing, and the River Thames. A number of beautiful old boats can be admired, such as a rowing boat from the Olympic Games in Sydney and old wooden skiffs.

River & Rowing Museum Rowing Gallery

 

Bainton Bikes

6. At Bainton Bikes (http://www.baintonbikes.com/Index.html), you can hire bikes – from Road Bikes to Mountain Bikes – and either enjoy a guided tour or go on a self-guided expedition around Oxford and Oxfordshire – a great way to enjoy the wonderful surroundings. Choose your own difficulty level and let the Bainton Bikes team work out a route to suit you.

Bainton Bikes

 

Inspector Morse

7. For fans of the Inspector Morse series, a themed walking tour (http://www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/eshop/thedms.aspx?dms=72&shop=8&prod=8472) around Oxford is a must! The tour runs every Monday, Friday and Saturday (Saturday only in winter) and visits the sites of some of the best-known cases with lots of lively anecdotes on the way.

Inspector Morse Tour

 

Salter’s Streamers

8. If a trip on the river is your thing, visit Salter’s Steamers (http://www.salterssteamers.co.uk/): From leisurely river cruises, to hiring rowing, motor or diesel boats and punts, you can find it here. The company has been around since 1858 and knows the river like no one else. Afterwards, a pint in the riverside pub next door rounds the day off.

Salter's Steamers

 

Bill Spectre’s Ghost Trial

9. For spine-tingling tales and spooky sights join the award-winning Bill Spectre’s Ghost Trail (http://www.ghosttrail.org/) – named by Trip Advisor among the world’s Top 10 Ghost Tours! Discover Oxford’s dark secrets and lift the lid on this ancient city.

Bill Spectre

 

Glee Club

10. A night out at the Glee Club (https://www.glee.co.uk/oxford/) is perfect to end a Saturday in Oxfordshire. Some of the best comedians in the country can be found here – the short distance from London often brings guests from the UK’s comedy hotspot without the London Price-tag – and of course Oxford’s own comedians are well worth the visit too!

 

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