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Summer family fun at Oxford Castle Quarter

Let the summer holidays begin!

If you’re looking for epic things to do during the summer holidays, visit Oxford Castle Quarter! We’ve got lots of exciting things for families to get involved in so you can keep your children’s minds active while making lots of lovely memories!

Malmaison night away

Let the whole family enjoy a brilliant night away at Malmaison. Located in the converted prison, this boutique hotel in the Oxford Castle Quarter is one of the oldest and trendiest spots in the city.

Adults can enjoy meals passionately prepared by chefs in a unique space at the Malmaison Brasserie while kids have their own menu fit for even the fussiest of eaters.

Tour of Oxford Castle & Prison

Discover Oxford’s history – one that’s rich with tales of great escapes, betrayal and even romance on a tour of Oxford Castle & Prison this summer. 

Book onto a guided tour and let a costumed guide reveal the fascinating stories, facts and secrets of the building’s 1,000 year history! During the tour you’ll be given the opportunity to climb St George’s Tower and enjoy stunning 360° views over Oxford. They’ve also got a great gift shop that’s packed with fun games that spark imaginative play.

Lunch at Slug & Lettuce

The kids will love Slug & Lettuce just as much as you do! They’ve got a great kids' menu with plenty of options, so you’re guaranteed to find something the little ones like.

You can get a main meal, dessert and drink from £4.99. The mains include grilled beef burger, plant-based burger, baked chicken goujons and battered cod – YUM!

If you’re looking for a spot of brunch you can visit before 12pm – the kid’s brunch menu is filled with delicious options including strawberry pancakes for only £1.99.

Knight School at Oxford Castle

The Oxford Castle & Prison Knight School is back between 23rd July – 29th August!

Take part in an hour-long training session covering the essential skills needed to defeat King Arthur’s enemies. You'll be trained in the following:

  • Sword handling and fighting
  • Shield skills
  • Archery skills
  • Jousting skills

Find out more and book your tickets here!