Childrens Activities

Wallingford has plenty of exciting things to help keep children entertained. Please see below list of activities.

You can visit the Town Information Centre to pick up leaflets for places to visit and more information about the listed attractions.

Every effort has been made to provide correct details. No liability can be taken by Wallingford Town Council or Wallingford Town Information Centre on the standards or facilities at any of the Centre’s listed.

Please check visitor information and or booking requirements in advance of your trip.

Wallingford and local area

Boat Rides from Wallingford Bridge

Self drive to hire.

Book online by visiting the Pure Boating Website


Outdoor heated swimming pool

Visit the Riverside pool located in Crowmarsh Gifford. Lifeguards are on duty at the pool with regular swim sessions and lessons. Changing facilities available.

Opening times and further details can be found on the Better Leisure website


Outdoor Splash Pool

Water fun for younger children. Located Crowmarsh Gifford by the Riverside Pool.

For opening times and further details visit the Better Website


Wallingford Museum

Visit Wallingford Museum located on the High Street. Free entry for children if accompanied by an adult. Where local history comes alive with lots of interactive exhibits for children to get involved in and fun.

Visit the Museum’s website for opening times and further information.


Wallingford Castle Gardens and Meadows

Amid the town hustle and bustle, the castle gardens are a peaceful spot on the site of the once medieval castle. Plenty of open green space and also sign and trails for the children to get involved with. Located via entrance at Bear Lane, Wallingford.

Visit our Castle Gardens and Meadows page for further information.



Big green space which is home to some of Wallingford’s big events such as Bunkfest and The Festival of Cycling. Once used as a grassed area originally for grazing cattle the Kinecroft offers a big space for kids to play or even a great spot for a picnic. A Saxon rampart can still be seen.

  • Address : High Street, Wallingford.


The Bullcroft

The Bull Croft is lovely large park which has two play parks, one for younger and one for older children. There are also tennis and basketball courts which are free to everyone to use.

  • Address : High Street, Wallingford.


Cholsey and Wallingford Railway

Volunteer Steam and Diesel rail line between Wallingford and Cholsey. Open on various weekends and for special events during the year, including teddy bears picnic and Santa trains for children.

Visit the Cholsey and Wallingford Railway website for further information and opening times.


Earth Trust

An environmental learning charity who manage Wallingford Castle Meadows and Wittenham Clumps.

Visit the Earth Trust website for events, activities and places to visit.

Pendon Miniature Village

Home to a vast miniature railway scene.


Donkey Sanctuary

Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary

  • Address : Old Didcot Road, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell OX10 0SW
  • Website:  www.donkeyrescue.co.uk
  • Telephone : 01491 833938



Farm animals and falconry, Sprouts Soft Play, Maize Maze.

  • Address : Kingston Road, Frilford, OX13 5HB
  • Telephone : 01865 392200


Didcot Railway Centre

Steam Railway Museum and Living History


River and Rowing Museum


Corn Exchange

Wallingford’s Entertainment Venue showing theatre, productions, music, pantomime and showcase cinema releases.

  • Address: Market Place, Wallingford, OX10 0EG
  • Visit the Corn Exchange website for information on what’s on.

Busy Brush

Have a go at creating ceramics and decoupage

  • Address : 11 St Marys Road, Wallingford, 0X10 0EL
  • Telephone : 01491 598818
  • Visit the Busy Brush Cafe website for more information.


Abbey Meadows Outdoor Pool

  • Abingdon
  • Telephone: 01491 835232


Snakes and Ladders Indoor Adventure Pool

  • Audlett Drive, Abingdon, OX14 3NJ
  • Telephone : 01235 522227


Wonder Woods

Outdoor Adventure Playground for up to 15 year olds.

  • Address : Stonor Park, Henley on Thames, RG9 6HF
  • Telephone : 01491 638587


Ashmolean Museum

  • Address : Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH
  • Telephone: 01865 278000
  • Visit the Ashmolean Museum website for more information.


Pitt Rivers Museum


Natural History Museum


Story Museum

Celebrates Story in all forms

  • Address:  42 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP
  • Visit the Story Museum website for more information.
  • Telephone: 01865 807600

New Theatre

Children’s Theatre

  • Address : George Street, Oxford OX1 2AG
  • Telephone: 0844 8713021 Box Office


Oxford Bus Museum

Bygone Bus Display

  • Address : Rail Station, Long Hanborough, OX29 8LA
  • Visit the Oxford Bus Museum website for more information.
  • Telephone : 01993 993617


Oxford Castle and Prison

A 1,000 castle.


Oxford Ice Rink

Skating for all ages.

  • Address :  Oxpens Road, OX1 1RX
  • Telephone: 01865 305010

Oxfordshire and further away

Oxford Museum

Includes Dinosaur Gallery and Garden.

  • Address :Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN
  • Telephone : 01993 814106


Go Ape

Swing from the treetops –

  • Swinley Forest, Bracknell
  • Website : www.goape.co.uk
  • Telephone : 01603 8905500


Lookout Discovery Centre

Science and nature activities for kids.

  • Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell, RG12 7QW
  • Telephone : 01344 354400


Crocodiles of the World

UK’s only crocodile zoo.

  • Burford Road, Brize Norton, OX18 3NX
  • Telephone 01993 846353


Roald Dahl Museum


Living Rainforest

Indoor greenhouse of a tropical rainforest.

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens


Bucklebury Farm

Petting Zoo


Coral Reef Waterworld

Aqua Centre

  • Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7JQ
  • Telephone 01344 862525


Fairytale Farm

Sensory and Learning Centre, all children welcomed but focusing on children and young people with disability and special needs.


Farmer Gows

Petting Zoo.

  • Fernham Road, Longcot Nr Faringdon SN7 7PR
  • Website :  www.farmergows.co.uk
  • Telephone 01793 780555