Summer Playdays 2017

Please note that we are now closed for booking applications for the Summer Playdays.

Basketball with the Abingdon Eagles

Date: Saturday 8th July

Time: 12pm-1pm

Venue: Abingdon & Witney College, Abingdon Campus, Wootton Road, Abingdon OX14 1GG

Suitable ages: 5+

Cost £2.50 per child

We are very pleased to be able to run another great basketball session kindly provided by the Abingdon Eagles. We are running a one hour session of fun, and would love to see you there. It will be some training with the opportunity to play a small game.

Cutteslowe Park

Date: Wednesday 26th July

Time: 12.30pm-4.30pm

Venue: Harbord Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX2 8NP

Suitable ages: All

Cost £2.50 per child

There’s something for everyone to do on this Playday:

  • orienteering with the 18 control course (maps available at the kiosk/office)
  • use the three children’s play areas. 2 are on the Cutteslowe side and 1 on the Sunnymead side
  • play football or cricket on the grass pitches
  • play informal football or basketball in the street sports site
  • grab a bat and play table tennis on one of three tables
  • watch the ducks in the duck pond or the birds in our aviary
  • have a game of Beach Volleyball
  • play a round of miniature golf on the new course (hire clubs at the kiosk)
  • ride the trains on the Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway £1 per rider
  • skate the concrete skate park with ramps and grind rail
  • have a game of tennis on the outdoor tennis courts (book at the kiosk)
  • grab a drink or a bite to eat at San Remo’s cafe
  • climb the tree trunks
  • new Splash ‘n’ Play will open, with lots of interactive water play, jets and water ways it has something for everyone to enjoy

We have hired the pavilion so we have a base for the day and will supply drinks and snack. Don’t forget to bring your picnics and enjoy a lovely day.

Thomley Hall

Date: Monday 7th August

Time: 10am-3.30pm

Venue: Thomley Hall, Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, HP18 9JZ

Suitable ages: All

Cost £5.00 per child

Thomley is a place for children with all abilities to come and have fun. It’s all safe and secure so children get more freedom. Thomley has a soft play area, a huge outdoor area, a teenage den, an art room, an imagination room and play rooms. They also have a sensory room and if it’s available on the day you may be able to pay extra to access.

You can bring along your own packed lunch or use the new cafe.

Parents / carers are responsible for their children at all times.

Beale Park

Date: Thursday 17th August

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Lower Basildon, Reading, West Berkshire RG8 9NW

Suitable ages: All

Cost £5.00 per child

Beale Park Wildlife Park and Gardens offer lots of space and a fun day out for all. In addition to seeing the animals, there are lots of play areas, a train and paddling pools for everyone to enjoy. To see what Beale Park has to offer visit


Date: Wednesday 23rd August

Time: 10.30am-2.30pm

Venue: Shilton Village Hall, opposite the church. Shilton is just outside Burford in West Oxfordshire. OX18 4AD

Suitable ages: All

Cost £2.50 per child

OASIS are back to Shilton for their popular annual summer playday. Organised by an Oasis member, the day starts with arts and crafts activities in the village hall (with coffee and biscuits for the adults). We then head off to the village ford (big shallow pond) for a picnic lunch followed by a bit of wading and fish netting. It’s a packed family day out but also very relaxed. Children can take part in the elements that work for them or choose to sit parts out.

OASIS Camping

Date: Sunday 27th – Monday 28th August

Time: 5pm-12pm

Venue: South Oxford Adventure Playground (SOAP) Whitehouse Road, Grandpont, OX1 4PA

Suitable ages: All

Cost £5.00

An opportunity to camp out in relaxed & secure surroundings. SOAP is also closed to the public during our stay.

We have access to all the facilities at SOAP as well as:

  • Toasting marshmallows
  • Movies
  • Dinner provided
  • Bubbles
  • Glow sticks
  • Indoor arts and crafts

Please note you will need to supply your own tents and camping equipment.


Date: Thursday 31st August

Time: 10am-1.30pm

Venue: The River and Rowing Museum is situated on Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxon, RG9 1BF

Suitable ages: All

Cost £5.00 per child

Another popular playday for OASIS members, the day at Henley River and Rowing Museum includes a hands on workshop theme of peter rabbit  and a chance to explore the museum. After a picnic lunch, you will then head out on to the Thames for a boat ride.

Please note that although the museum is wheelchair accessible, buggies and wheelchairs are not allowed on the boat.