Getting out and about in the area with your baby

We’ve all heard the advice that it is best to get out of the house every day with a small baby, so we’ve rounded up details of some of the groups run locally. This is not yet a complete list, and, as always, we’d recommend you check times and places before attending a group. 


  • Witney NCT Bumps and Babies Group - Methodist Church, Wesley Centre, 1000-1130


  • Cogglets, 1315-1445, Cogges Church Centre, during term-time, play, arts and crafts, refreshments, and singing.


  • Health Visitor Clinic, 0915-1100, Methodist Church, Wesley Centre


  • Rhymetime, Witney Library, 1000-1030, for under 5s.
  • Cogglets, 1315-1445, Madley Park Hall, during term-time, play, arts and crafts, and refreshments.


  • Funky Fridays, 0930-1100, Madley Park Hall, for under 5s.
  • Minster Lovell Mother and Toddler Group, Village Hall, for under 4s.

Other free or low-cost local places to visit with your children:

Cogges Farm Museum in Witney has re-opened for the summer with animals too! Open Tuesday to Sunday.

Oxford Bus Museum in Long Hanborough is open Sundays, Wednesdays, and most bank holidays. 

Millets Farm Centre in Frilford has lots of free activities for the kids

Cutteslowe Park in north Oxford has two play areas, ducks to feed, miniature golf, lots of space to run around, and a mini steam train running Wednesdays and Saturdays during the summer.

Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote are 15th century ruins that border the river Windrush, a short walk from Witney. More free historical places to visit can be found on the English Heritage Website.

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