Family-Friendly Oxford

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Museums and attractions that children will love

Click on the links below to be taken to family-specific pages for each museum. 

The Pitt Rivers Museum

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

The Ashmolean Museum

The Story Museum

Museum of the History of Science

Foreign language baby and toddler groups

Kleine Spatzen - German Speaking Playgroup


Mochtest Du andere Deutsche Familien treffen, dann komm und sag 'Hallo'. Wir treffen uns jeden ersten Freitag im Monat, von 10-12h. Tee, Caffee, Kekse etc. vorhanden. Li...

Polish toddler group

Portuguese Baby and Todler group

Um pequeno encontro semanal das 14h as 15h30 para pequenos falantes de Portugues , dos 0 aos 5 anos. Mamães e papas bem vindos tambem.

English language baby and toddler groups

ABC Story

Explore a different story each week. Each session includes a welcome, a story, a stay-and-play time and an activity – messy play, movement or creative play. 

Arts Club (3-5)

A colourful & fun space to learn new skills in art, crafts and drama. Let your little one’s imagination roam wild with us whilst you enjoy a free coffee or tea in our cafe.

Babylab at Brookes

How do babies learn about the world around them? Bring your baby to the Brookes BabyLab to help us find out!


Monday and Wednesday from 10.00-1.30.

Botley Babies

Botley Babies is a friendly baby group for 0-18 month olds. Whether your baby is a squishy little newborn or a super fast toddler you are welcome! 

Florence Park Baby Coffee Group

Friendly and relaxed drop-in coffee group for all parents/carers with young babies (before crawling). Homemade cakes, fresh coffee, teas and homemade snacks.

Headington Baptist Church

At Toddlers and Company, we aim to give friendship, support and encouragement to those who have the care of babies and children under school age.

Headington Quarry Pavilion Tots

Jericho Baby and Toddler Group

All parents & carers welcome to this casual, drop-in playgroup! 3:30pm playtime

Little Sharks

For children age 0-5 years, kitchen and toys. £1.50 per child. Mainly mums, but also attracts some dads and grandparents.

NCT Oxford - Bumps & Babies

Bumps and Babies is NCT Oxford's social group for expectant parents and parents with babies from newborn up to the age when they are walking independently. All are welcome.

NCT South & East Oxford Coffee Group (no need to be a member!)

The South and East Oxford Coffee Group offers a friendly, informal get together for parents with babies and toddlers and expectant parents in the South and East of Oxford.


NCT West Oxford Coffee Group (no need to be a member!)

A free and friendly, informal get together for parents with babies and toddlers and expectant parents in the West of Oxford. 

New Marston Mother and Toddler Group

Child Minders and Mothers and Toddlers: a chance to meet with others while the children play together

Play The World

Join Emma Boor and a host of puppet friends in an interactive installation exploring a different world each week from farmyard to outer space! 

Risinghurst & Sandhills Baby & Toddler Group

A baby and toddler group for children from birth to 4 years old. Lots of fun toys for children of all ages.

Risinghurst Toddler Group

Headington, Oxford

Friday 10.30 - 12.30pm (all year round, apart from Easter and Christmas). £1.50 per family, 1st session free.

Sparklers - St Ebbe's Church Toddler Group

This is an incredibly popular baby and toddler group for under 4s. It begins with some singing, a Bible story and then free play with loads of toys both inside and out.

St Aldates Toddler Group

A friendly toddler group with a large amount of space to play and a variety of toys, large and small. There are areas for toddlers and babies.

St Clement's Toddler Group

If you are under 4 and want to meet some friends on a Thursday morning in term time come along to the Family Centre from 9.30 am to 11.45 am. 

St Michael's Baby and Toddler Group