Cancelled – Festive Family Open Day (30 December)

Wednesday, 30th December 2020
Session Times:
Suitable for age 6+
£6 per person or £20 for a family ticket (4 people, must include 1 adult) under 3s free

Following the government announcement that Oxfordshire has moved into Tier 4, we must cancel our Festive Family Open Days from December 29-31st. We will automatically issue refunds to all bookers, so no action is required. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can.

Enjoy a festive family visit to the Science Oxford Centre during the holidays, as our friendly team have a sleigh-full of fun activities to try! There’s Christmas cheer a-plenty in our amazing Exploration Zone, where families can get hands-on and try to beat the super-fast Scarf Shooter challenge, spin discs at the Turntable or discover nature under the microscope. Kids will love creating a festive optical illusion and making their own spinning ‘Thaumatrope’ to take home, and they’ll have a blast designing and testing flying crafty ‘fireworks’ at the Air Table to celebrate the new year.

Bring your wellies, get some fresh air and your brains buzzing with our Big Science Quiz 2020! We have hidden 12 Days of Christmas clues in the woodland, with exciting science questions and highlights from this most unusual year – just use your mobile device to crack the QR code and enter for the chance to win a free family visit in 2021! Don’t forget to pick up our woodland trail map, and see if you can spot a festive Robin, Holly and the Ivy – or even a fleeting glimpse of our resident Rudolph and his furry friends amongst the trees…

Your ticket includes two hours in the Exploration Zone and access to woodland all day.

The health and well-being of our visitors and staff is our highest priority. Following Government recommendations to minimise the risk of person-to-person transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) here are some steps we are taking to keep you safe:

Please follow government guidelines if travelling between tiers. Due to the latest government advice, those with tier 3 postcodes are no longer able to attend – if you have already booked, we have issued you a refund, please allow 5 working days for this to be processed by your bank. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

• All tickets must be booked in advance.

• All visitors must adhere to the rule of six (includes under 3s)

• Please follow government guidance if travelling between tiers.

• There’s car parking and bike racks available for all visitors.

• We will be operating at a reduced capacity per session.

• All visitors must sanitize their hands upon entering and exiting the Science Oxford Centre.

• Exhibits in the Exploration Zone have been widely spaced to allow for social distancing.

• Our staff will wear visors or face masks in the centre.

• Face coverings are required for visitors inside the centre (age 11+).

• We will clean everything regularly and replace hands-on exhibit accessories between sessions.

• Full contact details of those booking a ticket are required to comply with test and trace. QR codes for the Test & Trace app are available upon entry to the centre.

• The café is closed until further notice but you are welcome to bring packed lunches and refreshments on site. We have outdoor tables available for public use.

• If you are showing symptoms of Covid-19 or are in a vulnerable group, please stay at home – you can transfer your ticket to another day.

For information on our terms and conditions visit here.

For more details about the Science Oxford Centre and what we are doing to keep you safe, please call us on 01865 810 000, [email protected] or see Science Oxford Centre visitor information here.

Prices: £6 per person or £20 for a family ticket (4 people, must include 1 adult) under 3s free.

Before your visit you’ll receive an email with helpful information about how to have a safe and enjoyable day out at the Science Oxford Centre.


Science Oxford Centre
Stansfeld Park, Quarry Rd, Headington, OX3 8SB

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Cancelled - Festive Family Open Day (30 December)