These are a few ofour favourite January things

 Who says that January is cold and gloomy? Not us! Time to use ALL the things everyone got for Christmas: the bikes, the scooters, the skateboards, the hats and gloves, the trainers and walking boots. Get them on and get outside into the fresh air! 




Faringdon Cycle Park

If your little one received a bike for Christmas then this mini village is the place to get practicing! Lots of free learn to cycle courses held here too.

Discover somewhere new...

You are here for the inspo and we are delighted! How about a nature reserve you’ve never visited, right on your doorstep!

1000 hours outside

Have you heard of the 1000 hours outside challenge? It’s not as hard as it sounds. Download your free tracker sheets and set some outdoor goals for 2024!

Dry January?

Dry January? Januhairy? As a pregnant woman, I’ll see your month of abstinence and raise you eight! I wrote this for Huff Post when I was pregnant and it still makes me laugh!



If family cycling is on your list of things to do more of this year then don’t forget to visit Cycling UK. It’s such a great startring point for everything from family-friendly cycle routes to tips on transporting children by bike. We highly recommend!



Small Worlds at The Story Museum
Small Worlds at The Story Museum

Pre-schoolers will exploring the different story-themed zones in this magical early years offer from the magical Story Museum. Read more

East Hanney Play Area
East Hanney Play Area

A recently renovated playground with a huge fox installation that children can clamber all over! Read more

Chilterns walk and The Maker Space
Chilterns walk and The Maker Space

A circular walk that starts and ends at a café in a restored Grade 2 listed building with garden, craft store and craft workshops. ... Read more

Modern Art Oxford
Modern Art Oxford

One of the UK’s leading contemporary art spaces with opportunities for creative participation for all. A mind opening experience! Read more

Otmoor RSPB Nature Reserve
Otmoor RSPB Nature Reserve

Come for the murmuration from late November - January it is a truly incredible sight! Read more

The Old Farm Shop
The Old Farm Shop

A working farm with the chance to get up close to the animals. The pigs especially love a scratch! Read more



snowdrops! You will have seen them peeping through already and in Oxford we are spoilt for choice on where to go to see them. Our snowdrop blog will be here soon with details on all the snowdrop hotspots plus local snowdrop events. Watch this space!