Summer Playdays 2024

Please note that the deadline for bookings for the OASIS Summer Playdays is 6pm on Friday 21st June. Booking requests made after this deadline will not be successful.

Playdays are available to OASIS members only. If you are not currently a member then please visit our MEMBERSHIP page to join OASIS before applying for any Playdays places.

Please complete the booking form, specifying the number of adults and children you wish to attend your chosen Playdays, and we will email you to confirm your place(s) and arrange payment:

Bournemouth Beach


Date: Wednesday 31st July 2024

Time: Arriving at 10:30

Venue: Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH1 2EZ

Travel: Travel will be provided via coach with collection/drop off points in Didcot, Abingdon and Oxford

Suitable ages: All Ages

Cost: £5.00 per person

Love Beach Life… welcome to seven miles of award-winning beaches!

Nestled beneath a magnificent cliff line, the bay enjoys its own micro-climate, some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK and stunning. Whatever you want from a day at the beach, you’ll find it all here.

Whether it’s chilling with the sand between your toes, strolling along the pier, relaxing in with an ice cream, building sandcastles, enjoying tasty food or just admiring miles of breath-taking coast line – Bournemouth beach is the ideal location whatever the weather or time of year.

Ice Skating

Where: Oxford Ice Rink, Oxpens Road, Oxford OX1 1RX

When: Wednesday 7th August 2024

Time: 13:30 – 15:00

Suitable ages: All

Cost: £7.50 per child

Oxford Ice Rink is a popular ice rink in the heart of Oxford, hosting the notorious Oxford City Stars ice hockey team, whilst also being home to fantastic activities including Skating sessions, Skate School, plus much more!

We will have use of skates, penguins and snowmen. Please remember that it is cold inside. There is a café on site should you wish to purchase food and drinks.


Where: Didcot Wave & Gym, Newlands Avenue, Didcot OX11 8NX

When: Sunday 11th August 2024

Time: 17:30 – 18:30

Suitable ages: All

Cost: £5 per child

We have use of the pool including the water slide and wave machine for a one-hour time slot.

There is one main 25 metre swimming pool with a beach area that is for easy access use. The changing village is a unisex area and is easily accessible via a ramp. There is also single sex changing rooms. Showers are situated on poolside. The Pool is kept between 28-31 degrees Celsius.

Cotswold Wildlife Park

When: Wednesday 14th August 2024

Time: 10:00-18:00

Where: Cotswold Wildlife Park, Bradwell Grove, Burford OX18 4JP

Suitable ages: All

Cost: £8.00 per child

The Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens exhibits over 260 different species of animals. The Park is set in 160 acres of landscaped parkland, with Walled Garden, and ‘Madagascar’, Woodland Walk, Reptile House, Bat House, Insect House, Tropical House exhibits, train & Adventure Playground. It’s the perfect way to spend the day and don’t forget to bring a picnic.

Arts & Crafts

When: Thursday 22nd August 2024

Time: 13:00 – 14:30

Where: Preston Road Community Centre, Midget Close, Abingdon OX14 5NR

Suitable ages: All

Cost: £5 per child

We have organised an arts and craft session. We will have plenty of fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

There will be a selection of activity tables including, colouring & make your own badges table, and lots of other crafts. Each child will receive a tote bag with some goodies to take home.


When: Sunday 25th August 2024

Time: 13:30 pm – 16:30 pm

Where: South Oxford Adventure Playground, Whitehouse Road OX1 4PA

Suitable ages: All

Cost: £5 per child

There is so much for the kids to do on this playday. SOAP will be closed to others for the duration. It offers a wooden fort, tower to climb, zip wire, football pitch, tyre and rope swings, den making area, wobbly bridge, and lots of trees to climb. We will also provide some bubbles and a Bouncy castle.


When: Sunday 25th  August 17.30 – Monday 26th August 11.00 am 2024

Where: South Oxford Adventure Playground, Whitehouse Road OX1 4PA

Suitable ages: All

Cost: £8 per person

An opportunity to camp out in a relaxed and secure environment. SOAP is closed to the public during our stay. We have full access to all the facilities at SOAP as well as:

  • Bouncy Castle
  • Roasting marshmallows
  • Movies (Don’t forget to bring your popcorn!)
  • Bubbles
  • Glow sticks
  • Pizza Dinner & Continental breakfast will be provided – you’re also welcome to bring your own food.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to supply your own tents and camping equipment.

Drayton Manor Theme Park


Date: 28th August 2024

Time: Arriving at 10:30

Venue: Drayton Manor Resort, Staffordshire B78 3TW

Travel: Travel will be provided via coach with collection/drop off points in Didcot, Abingdon and Oxford

Suitable ages: All ages

Cost: £5.00 per person.

At Drayton Manor, they offer the ultimate option for a fun day out. With over 50 rides and attractions, including Europe’s only Thomas Land, a 15-acre zoo and so much more adventure and excitement; they offer the ultimate fun park to reward students of all ages.