There are many things to do and see in South Oxfordshire and of course, a lot are based in Oxford, a tourist destination in itself.
Outside the city, not far from Burford , why not take the children, to the Cotswold Wildlife Park where you can see a collection of birds, reptiles, mammals and insects from all over the world. There is also a great playground and café.
For railway enthusiasts there are lots to see and do at the Didcot Railway Centre including the occasional visit from Thomas the Tank Engine. Alternatively, you could enjoy a five mile round trip on a steam train at the Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, a preserved former Great Western Railway branchline.
For a watery pastime why not take a trip on the River Thames. There are several companies offering such trips and a couple of examples are; Oxford River Cruises who will take you on an Edwardian River Launch or The Cherwell Boathouse where you can hire a punt.
Kelmscott Manor near Lechlade was the summer home of William Morris for 25 years and the house and gardens are open to the public. It contains a collection of his works including textiles and furniture.
In Oxford city there is something for everyone. As you would expect there are many museums; the Bodleian Library dating back to 1602, the Ashmolean Museum, the Pitt Rivers Museum, home to the University of Oxford’s collection of anthropology and world archeology and perhaps of more interest to younger visitors is Science Oxford Live. Many of the colleges making up Oxford University are open to visitors at certain times and offer a glimpse of life behind the doors.
If you like a trip to the theatre then see what’s on at the Oxford Playhouse and enjoy a meal before or after at one of the many eateries in the city.
For more information on what to see and do look at the Oxford city guide website