Christmas Holiday Family Days

Sunday, 13th November 2022 - Thursday, 1st January 2026
Session Times:
10.00am - 12.00pm
12.30pm - 2.30pm
3.00pm - 5.00pm
Suitable for ages 3+ (all welcome)
£7.50 per person (includes Eventbrite fee). Free tickets available for Under 3s
Visitors are advised to purchase tickets in advance. Woodland access all day.


Wednesday, 28th December 2022
Thursday, 29th December 2022

Visit the Science Oxford Centre for festive family fun on 28th and 29th December. Enjoy a unique family experience with indoor and outdoor activities for curious minds. Explore, discover and play in the Exploration Zone, where children and grown-ups alike have fun experimenting with interactive exhibits; create and test flying designs at the Air Table, build a giant magnetic ball run, and see what’s hot and what’s not with the Curious Camera.

Work off those festive Christmas treats with a woodland walk! Create your own adventure with Explorer Backpacks and uncover nature’s secrets with a magnifying glass, compass and bug pot – follow the winter trails and see what wildlife you can spot.

Book for Saturday Family Days in November and December here.

What is included in your ticket:

  • Two-hour timeslot in the Exploration Zone
  • Access to the woodland and outdoor areas from 10am–4.30pm

What is NOT included in your ticket:

  • Entry to Club

Pop-up Live Lab in the Exploration Zone: Red Cabbage Chemistry


Car Parking:

Parking is available at the Science Oxford Centre on a first-come, first-served basis.
There is also alternative parking in the area, including limited 2-hour and 3-hour free parking available on Quarry Road.

Please see here for travel information and how to get here.

Contact us on [email protected] if you need to reserve parking for accessibility reasons.

Bring a picnic/refreshments: The Cafe is closed – visitors are welcome to bring picnics and snacks to eat at our lunch tables.

Bike Parking: This is available on site

Additional Support:

Our skilled staff ensure that every child can access the activities and differentiate to engage all children. If your child has specific additional needs, please get in touch via [email protected] to discuss how they can be best supported. See our Accessible Resources.

Visit Safely:

  • Visitors and staff may choose to wear face coverings inside the Centre
  • The Science Oxford Centre is  well ventilated, with windows and doors open (where appropriate)
  • Hand sanitiser is available on entry, exit and throughout the Centre
  • 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 (you can do this yourself via Eventbrite or contact us if you have any issues)


Phone: 01865 810000

Email [email protected]

Ticket booking: For information on our refund policy and event terms and conditions visit hereIf you cannot attend, you can request a refund or transfer your ticket to another day via Eventbrite.

Visiting information: Science Oxford Centre visiting information and FAQs on our website here.


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

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