All DROP-IN Activities (0-5 years) BY DAY Oxford


Botley Bridges

A registered charity providing services for children up to age 11, in Botley & surrounding areas.

Mondays – Stay & Play, 9-11, £3 per family.

Fridays – Baby Play & Learn, 10-12, £3 per family.

Saturdays – Family Sessions, 10-12, £3 per family (children up to 8, first Sat of the month).

Address: Elms Rd, Botley, OX2 9JZ

Tel: 07498563636

Donnington Doorstep Family Centre

Community-based family centre offering a range of services to local children and their parents/carers. Donnington Doorstep offers drop-in sessions for 0-5s several days a week.

Mondays, 10-2

Tuesdays, 10-2

Wednesdays, 10-12

Thursdays, 10-2

Address: Townsend Square, Donnington Bridge Road, Oxford, OX4 4BB

Tel: 01865 727721

Little Sharks

Little Sharks is a fun play group for pre-school children and their carers in Headington.

Mondays, 9.30-11.30am

Address: All Saints Church Hall, New High Street, Headington, OX3 7AL

Tel: 07771708178

Little Stars

Little Stars is a friendly group, open to all carers and parents with their babies and toddlers.  Sessions start with crafts, then snack time, after which the toys are put away and there is music and puppet time. £1.50 per family.

Mondays, 10.00-11.30am

Address: St Francis Church, Hollow Way, Cowley, OX3 7JE

Tel: 01865 747680

Oxford Ice Rink – Skate Tots

Fun session for parents and under 5s complete with a skating instructor and toys in a cordoned-off area. £5.20 per tot & parent (includes skate hire).

Mondays (term-time), 10-10.30am.

Oxford Ice Rink, Oxpens Rd, Oxford, OX1 1RX

01865 305010

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Holds the university’s internationally significant collections of geological and zoological specimens. Admission FREE. 

A Little Look at…, Mondays, 10.15 & 11am, free drop-in, ages 2-5.

Family Friendly Sundays, 2-4pm, free drop-in, ages 8+.

Address: Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW

Tel: 01865 272950

Oxfordshire County Library

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 11-11.30am

Saturdays 2.30-3.30pm
Best suited to children aged 5 – 9 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Lego Club
Mondays 3.15-5pm
Children age 5+.

Address: Queen Street, Westgate, OX1 1DJ

Tel: 01865 815509

Pop Up Pilates, Stay & Play and Postnatal Wellbeing Workshops

Free stay & play sessions with postnatal physical wellbeing workshops, also running alongside postnatal pilates sessions. Each week will have a different topic of focus, including pelvic floor exercises and returning to sport.

Mondays, 10 – 11.30am

Address: St Clements Family Centre, Cross St, OX4 1DA

Ride On Time

Amazing selection of ride-on toys, as well as tea & coffee. Online booking is essential. £6.25 per session.

Mondays, 10-11am, Waddesdon Hall
Wednesdays, 10-11am, Yarnton Village Hall.
Thursdays, 10-11am, Longford Park Community Centre.
Fridays, 10-11am, Madley Park Hall Trust or Chesterton Community Centre.

Tel: 07786159552

South Oxford Family Room

Community-run centre for babies, young children and their families in South Oxford.

Stay & play sessions offering indoor and outdoor play, as well as singing, snacks and hot drinks. £3 suggested donation.
Mondays & Fridays, 9.30-12pm.

Family Fun/Saturdads Sessions for creative play and exciting experiences.
3rd Saturday of the month, 10-1pm.

Address: Whitehouse Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4QH

Tel: 01865 242900

The Maple Tree Children and Family Centre

Children’s centre providing lots of drop-in classes, including messy play, rhymetime sessions, family fun, multiples group, forest school and lots more. For full programme visit their website.

Address: Littleworth Rd, Wheatley, OX33 1NW

Tel: 01865 236700

Tumble Tots North Cotswolds

Physical play programme for ages 6 months – 7 years, designed to develop physical, social and cognitive skills. Trial sessions available. Booking required.

Mondays – Madley Park Hall, Witney, OX28 IUE

Tuesdays – Hanwell Fields, Banbury, OX16 1ER

Wednesdays – Bletchingdon Village Hall, Bletchingdon, OX5 3FD

Fridays – Burwell Hall, Witney, OX28 5NP

Tel: 07305097029