What’s On

What’s On

In case you don't want to spend your whole stay relaxing in the luxury of your yurt. Here are some things to see in the area.


Famous for its cakes, the nursery rhyme “Ride a Cock Horse” and the Oxford Canal, where you can enjoy a trip in a narrow boat. Banbury Museum,  Tooley’s Boat Yard and Banbury Cross are all worth a visit, as is the bustling local market held on both Thursday and Saturday. Banbury Light located at The Waterfront, Castle Quay boasts a state of the art cinema, shopping, bowling, culture, climbing, arcade & great eateries. 


Visiting Warwick is a friendly and memorable experience with something for all ages. Easily accessible by car, the town is set amidst historic buildings and numerous attractions including the famous Warwick Castle.


The market town of Woodstock is a pretty place approximately10 miles north of Oxford. It boasts many charming streets, inns, and tea shops and is famous for its close proximity to the ancestral home of the Churchill family, Blenheim Palace, which is surrounded by over 2,000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland, the great lake, and beautiful formal gardens.

Stratford upon Avon

The birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford is steeped in culture and history. Set in the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK. You can enjoy the delights of Shakespeare’s hometown, get a taste of old England as you wander through the alleyways, parks and gardens, or enjoy a lazy day on the river Avon. 

Leamington Spa

An elegant town in the heart of South Warwickshire, with Georgian and Victorian architecture, tree-lined avenues and glorious gardens. Leamington has a good reputation for shopping and has an excellent choice of places to eat and drink.


The City of Dreaming Spires is famous the world over for its university and place in history.  Oxford is a bustling cosmopolitan city where there’s plenty to do, whether it’s visiting one of the many historic buildings, colleges or museums, going out for meal, or punting down the river.

Stowe Landscape Gardens

Located only 11 miles away, Stowe has breathtakingly beautiful landscaped gardens where over 40 temples and monuments remain, gracing an inspiring backdrop of lakes and valleys with an endless variety of walks and trails, a delight to explore at any time of year.

Farnborough Hall

Nestled in the heart of rural Warwickshire, surrounded by elegant lakes and fine landscape gardens, sits Farnborough Hall. Made from the local Horton honey-coloured stone, inside this country house you can enjoy the finest 18th-century plasterwork, depicting natural beauty and wildlife.

Canon’s Ashby House

Located 11miles south of Daventry, this tranquil Elizabethan manor house is set in beautiful gardens. Canons Ashby was first built by the Dryden family during the Elizabethan period, using stone from the Augustinian priory which previously occupied the site. The interior is welcoming and atmospheric, with Jacobean wall paintings, plasterwork and tapestries.

Upton House and Gardens

Located 7 miles north of Banbury, Upton House allows you to experience a weekend house party of a 1930’s millionaire. Surrounded by internationally important art and porcelain collections, hear and discover more about family life and soak up the atmosphere of the party. The stunning gardens have a sweeping lawn that gives way to a series of terraces and herbaceous borders leading to a kitchen garden, tranquil water garden and spring bulb displays.

Animals & Nature

Catanger Llama Trekking

Located in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside near Towcester, Catanger offers guided Llama trekking along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. A perfect way to de-stress!

Hatton Country World

Set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, Hatton Farm Village offers a wonderful family day out with a fun packed programme of farmyard animals, adventure play, fun fair rides, children’s shows, falconry displays, tractor rides and a soft play area. 

Rookery Farm

Offering a safe, clean environment, Rookery Farm is a commercial sheep and cattle farm where visitors can have close contact with a large variety of animals, picnic inside and out, enjoy a drink in the tearoom, and kids can play in the purpose built indoor and outdoor activity areas. 

Stratford Butterfly Farm

Enjoy watching hundreds of the world’s most spectacular and colourful butterflies flying all around. You can see them feeding and flying in a wonderful tropical environment. 

West Midlands Safari Park

Voted ‘most popular tourist attraction in the West Midlands’ by children and parents from the region. A wide variety of animals, rides and attractions, safari drive-through & places to eat. 

Food & Drink

There are plenty of pubs, bars and restaurants to choose from, here’s a few we would recommend:


  • The Fox @ Farthinghoe Tel: 01295 71965 
  • The Rose & Crown @ Charlton www.theroseandcrowncharlton.co.uk 
  • The Crewe Arms @ Hinton in the Hedges Tel: 01280 705801 
  • The George & Dragon @ Chacombe Tel : 01295 711500


  • Limes Farm @ Farthinghoe Tel: 01604 816972
  • The Green Room Brackley Tel: 01280 703123


  • Dhan Shiri Indian @ Brackley Tel: 01280 841846 
  • Voujon Indian @ Banbury Tel: 01295 272007 
  • Rossetti Italian @ Brackley Tel: 01280 706697 
  • Thai Orchid @ Banbury Tel: 01295 270 833