Days Out

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Things to do and places to visit in Oxfordshire

There are plenty more activities available away from the resort too. Heythrop Zoo Experience, Fairytale Farm, Crocodiles of the World and Cotswold Wildlife Park are just some of the family-friendly attractions in the area, while the city of Oxford and the shopping haven of Bicester Village are close at hand too.

Visit the historic Blenheim Palace. For theatre lovers why not stay with us and see a play at the quirky little Chipping Norton Theatre or a grand production by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford Upon Avon’s RSC Theatre, or explore the picturesque Cotswold Villages of Burford & Chipping Norton. For little ones how about a visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park,  Crocodiles of the World or Fairytale farm.

Soho Farmhouse Oxfordshire located only 6 miles from Heythrop Park Resort – so if you’re a member of Soho Farmhouse we are the ideal venue to lay your head whilst you enjoy your membership at Soho!

Heythrop Zoological Gardens

Unique Guided Experience

Heythrop Zoological Gardens is one of Europe’s largest Zoo animal training centres, specialising in exotic animal training. Also known as Amazing Animals – the home of animals trained to appear in media and education.

Located on the outskirts of Heythrop Park Resort – only 10 minutes walk from our Manor house, Heythrop Zoo is now open for a unique guided experience – Strictly by appointment only. 

Book your stay at Heythrop Park Resort and access a code which will unlock an additional unique and exciting experience during your visit to Heythrop Zoo.

Location: Outskirts of Heythrop Park Estate – approx 10 min walk via our grounds

Blenheim Palace

World Heritage Site

Blenheim Palace is the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This National Treasure houses some of the finest antique collections in Europe and boasts over 300 years of history to discover.

Explore this World Heritage Site set in more than 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped Parkland and tour the array of Formal Gardens, or take the miniature train to the family-friendly Pleasure Gardens.

Book your stay at Heythrop Park Resort and receive 30% discount on your Ticket Entry to Blenheim Palace. 

Location: approx 10 miles from Resort

Bicester Village

Retail Therapy

Discover a world of luxury at Bicester Village, the ultimate shopping destination. The home to more than 160 boutiques from the world’s leading brands, Bicester Village is located in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, only 20 minutes drive from our Resort.

Book your stay at Heythrop Park Resort and receive a VIP Invitation to enjoy an additional 10% savings when shopping at Bicester Village. Heythrop Park Resort is the perfect place to rest after a long day of shopping!

View our Shopping Break package

Location: approx 16 miles from Resort

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

Get closer to Wildlife

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens has been a family favourite for generations. Whether you want to see the park’s iconic creatures – including rhinos, lions and giraffes – or make some rare and unusual new friends, there’s always something to discover.  With its own train, adventure playground, museum, restaurant, beautiful gardens and acres of parkland to explore, there’s plenty to do at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens – even after you’ve seen all the animals!

Location: approx 20 miles from Resort