I'm meeting a friend in Oxford in a couple of weeks; we'll have two three year olds, a two year old and a baby. What can we do that will keep them entertained? We've only chosen Oxford for mutual convenience so it doesn't have to reflect the city's culture or history, keeping littles happy is more important! TIA
I love Oxford but haven't done it with kids - yet. As such not much comes to mind except Botanic Gardens or the University Parks. The museums are fab but prob not suitable if you want to have a more relaxed time nattering with your mate! The Cherwell Boathouse is a bit out of the centre but a lovely spot with restaurant & a teahouse. The restaurant has child portions & highchairs & an openair terrace. Obviously it is near the river which would probably have rowers & punters on to provide some interest but there is always the riskier side of being near water...The amazing pubs Head of the River & the Trout are also riverside unfornately if you'd rather avoid the need to be hypervigilant.
Millets Farm is a great spot too. There are animals, a few play things, a cafe/restaurant, food shop, garden centre and I think there's a maize maze too. They usually have kids activities in the holidays too.