Oxford City Visitors Guide to tourism in Oxford, England.

Oxford Tourist Information for planning your trip to visit Oxford City & University of Oxford.

Sports & Leisure

High Ropes

High Ropes Forest Adventure, Culham Adventure Park, Furze Brake Woodland, Rear of Culham No 1 Site Off the A415 – Abingdon Rd, Oxfordshire, OX14 3DA

High Ropes Oxford is Oxfordshire’s New and First, Tree-Top High Ropes adventure, with Rope Bridges, Tarzan Swings, Zip Slides, set high in the trees in our 50 acre woodland, Furze Brake Woodland Park, located in Culham near Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Furze Brake woodland, the home of our sister company Lasergaming Oxford, already provides exciting outdoor adventure activities for young people and adults such as Lasergaming, Tree Climbing, Crate Stacking, Orienteering, Birthday Parties, Adventure days for children and school programmes Stag and Hen events celebrations. The new addition of our Tree Top Ropes course will provide further fantastic opportunities for outdoor fun and adventure for all the family, school groups, Stag & Hen events, corporate groups, activity days out, groups and any other thrill seeking individuals. Our course consists of 40+ obstacles in the tree tops that are made from wood,rope and wire. When you arrive for your session, you will sign in where you will be issued with a harness and our unique Faszinatour belay system. You will then receive a comprehensive 30 minute safety briefing and training session on how to complete the course safely. Once you have passed, the adventure begins! Our staff will regularly patrol the course to ensure you are swinging from those tree tops! Our highly trained and enthusiastic staff ensure that you get the most of your tree top experience, and all safety equipment is provided by us.


For lessons and hacks (trail rides), there are the following options not far from Oxford’s city centre:

Pigeon House Equestrian, Church Hanborough, Oxfordshire 01993 881628
Old Manor House Riding School, North Hinksey Lane, Botley 01865 242274
Oxford Riding School, Lower Road, Oxford 01865 361383

Ice Hockey

Oxford Blues Skater Hockey Club, 01865 777248

Ice Skating

Oxford Ice Rink, Oxpens Road, 01865 467000. Open most days from 10am-12pm, 2-4pm, 5:45-7:15pm, 8-10:30pm. Admission £5.60/£4.30 for skaters, £1.00 for a non-skating guardian.It’s a good idea to call in advance to check the public session times, as they can vary. Saturday 2-4pm session can be quite busy.


Oxford City Korfball Club, 01235 206086


Outdoor Laser, Culham Adventure Park, Furze Brake Woodland, Rear of Culham No 1 Site Off the A415 – Abingdon Rd, Oxfordshire, OX14 3DA

Outdoor lasertag is the fun and games of traditional lasertag, but outside. Play with harmless infrared guns, built tough with realistic sound effects, realistic weights and real scopes. Anyone can play over the age of 8, and the guns cater for all levels of fitness. Visit the website for more details.

Martial Arts

Abolicao Oxford Capoeira, 01865 428404
British Aikido Federation: Oxford City & University Dojo, 01865 343500
Oxford Aikido Club, 01865 375248
Oxford Martial Arts Academy, 21 Templar’s Square, Cowley, 01865 774998
Oxford Shotokan Karate Club (4th Dan), 01235 203500
Oxfordshire Freestyle Martial Arts Association, 07973 490879
Shudokan Aikido Oxford, 01865 750650
Taekwondo Classes, 07597105207

The first class is FREE so why not come along and try it out? Contact 07597105207 or 07811794809 for more information.

Oxford United Football Club

Kassam Stadium, Oxford Science Park, 01865 337500
Check out a professional football game while in town. Tickets from £16. To get to the stadium, take the #5 bus from either the train station or Queen Street and get off at Knights Road in Blackbird Leys, which is a five minute walk from the Stadium. For schedule and ticket information, check the official website.


Magdalen Bridge Boat House, High Street 202643 – £10 per hour
Cherwell Boat House, Bardwell Road, 01865 515978 – £8/hour weekdays, £10/hour weekends

One of the most fun (and popular) activities in Oxford, and also a great way to see a side of the city not often seen, is to rent a punt – a long, narrow, shallow-bottomed boat propelled by a long pole. Punting boats are for hire between Easter and September.

Rowing & Canoeing

Falcon Rowing & Canoeing Club, 01865 727388
Riverside Centre Oxford, 01865 248673


Oxford University Rugby FC, 01865 432000
Oxford Harlequins, 01865 775765 or 01865 552813


There are 3 skate parks in Oxford – Blackbird Leys Park, Sunnymead Recreation Ground and Meadow Lane Recreation Ground. For information, visit the council website.

Sports for the Disabled

Dolphins Swimming Club, 01865 739520
Oxford Swans Swimming Club for the Elderly & Disabled, 01865 764919
OXSRAD (Oxford & District Sports & Recreation for the Disabled), 01865 741336
Riding for the Disabled – Ferry Hinksey, 01235 522113
Oxford Otters Swimming Club for the Disabled – Westminster College, Harcourt Hill

Swimming – Oxford City Council Swimming Pools

Barton Pool – 01865 467290
Blackbird Leys Pool – 01865 467040
Hinksey Outdoor Pool (May – Sept) – 0844 893 3222
Ferry Sports Centre – 01865 467060
Peers Sports Centre – 01865 467095
Temple Cowley Pools – 01865 467124

Visit the Council website for more information

Table Tennis

Oxford & District Table Tennis Association, 01865 373526


Oxford City Tennis Club, 01865 726382
Oxford Sports Tennis Club, 01235 525099
Oxfordshire Lawn Tennis Association, 01235 540800
North Oxford Tennis Club, 01865 727060

Courts can also be found at Cutteslowe Park and in Summertown

University Park

Parks Road, City Center. Open from 8am until dusk. Free entry.

The park consists of about 70 acres of land on the banks of the Cherwell River. Great for jogging, walking, lounging around, or kicking a ball around.


Sacred Flow Yoga. Classes held Mondays, Wednesday – Friday in Jericho. Contact Viktoriafor more details or visit the website.

Yoga Center, 4 South Parade (next to Cibo), Summertown, 01865 311300. Pay as you go yoga, from £4.50/class. A dedicated yoga and pilates center with small change room. Pay the teacher at the time of class (no credit cards, cash and cheque only). No membership required. Call for class schedule.


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