Local Attractions

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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 Activity Map

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.

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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.

Indulge yourself or find the perfect gift with plenty of luxury boutiques and shops to choose from, enjoying 10% off in participating stores!

View our Shopping Break package

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