The Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest in the country and situated a short walk from the city centre. The hot-houses and gardens are home to over 6000 species of plants and are surrounded by Oxford’s Historic beauty. Whether you are a plant-enthusiast or just want somewhere peaceful to sit or picnic, the gardens are a perfect haven. Also, as any Phillip Pullman fans will know, the Botanic Gardens are also the home of Lyra’s bench. Our Cafe is situated nearby, so why not call in for something delicious to make up a picnic?
Is there a better way to spend a lazy afternoon in Oxford than Punting? The Magdalene Bridge boat house is close to our cafe so why not pop in before or after (or get something delicious to take with you). The boat house is open 7 days a week from the 1st of February (weather permitting) to the 30th of November, between 9.30am – 9.00pm (or 1 hour before sunset).
One of our favourite places to visit in Oxford. The world-renowned Ashmolean Museum is open daily from 10am – 5pm (please note it is closed on Mondays except for Bank Holidays)
Daily tours of the Bodleian Library – Add some culture to your christmas with a tour and follow with lunch at Queen’s Lane! See the Bodleian website for details of tours , costs and times.
We are delighted to have received a 5 star food hygiene rating from Oxfordshire City Council’s inspectors. Thanks to the hard work of all the staff, we have been able to achieve the highest standard of food hygiene. We are very pleased that this work has been recognised.
Original music and festive storytelling fun for children throughout December. Daily except Mondays. Find out more
The 3.5 km fun run starts in Broad Street and goes through University Parks. Last year 2,200 Santas of every age took part, to help raise funds for the local charity that provides hospice care for children and young adults from across the region. More info here
The Oxford Christmas Market returns to Broad Street. A wide range of exhibitors providing some unique gift ideas. Open daily – see their site for times, exhibitors and details.
Oxfordshire Artweeks is promoting a season of Christmas Shows. Many of the Artweeks artists and designer-makers hold pop-up exhibitions and Christmas Fairs or open their studios to give you the chance to find unique gifts for the festive season.
Christmas in Oxford begins with the Christmas Light Festival weekend. Three days featuring some very special events, live music, arts and performances for everyone, as well as a festive market. See site for details