8 Best Things to do in Oxford, April 2020
12/03/2020 13:26PM



What’s Happening in Oxford this April?

If you are looking online for the best things to do in Oxford in April, your search can stop now. Royal Oxford Hotel has taken the time to compile a list of 8 excellent things to do in Oxford with family and friends or on your own.

Our list includes things to do with kids and things to do for free in Oxford and is designed to give you some ideas for things you can do locally.

Whether you live nearby, or you are planning a trip to Oxford in April, our list of Oxford events should stand you in good stead.

Let’s get started!


1. Free From Festival '20 (OXFORD)

What: Free From Festival is the UK’s 1st Food Festival specifically aimed at people that are living their life ‘free from’ gluten, dairy or refined sugar.

Taking place in Oxford at the Kings Centre’s Cotswold Hall, the festival is just a 10-minute walk from Oxford Railway Station and a similar walking distance from Royal Oxford Hotel.

Join in the fun and sample healthy ‘free from’ products made in the UK – with many products produced by local Oxford businesses. The event provides an excellent opportunity to stock up on great tasty snacks and purchase gifts for loved ones that are intolerant.

Where: The King’s Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0ES

When: Saturday 4th April 2020 / 11:00 – 17:00

Cost: £0 - £8

Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-from-festival-20-oxford-uks-1st-gluten-dairy-refined-sugar-free-food-festival-tickets-89592356149


2. Priscilla – Queen of the Desert

What: The iconic musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is touring the UK! With more glitter than ever before, this smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics.

Based on the Oscar-winning film, Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends on a heart-warming journey.

Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden and with more glitter than ever before! This smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including "It’s Raining Men", "I Will Survive", "I Love The Nightlife" and "Finally"!

Where: New Theatre Oxford, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AG

When: 6th-11th April 2020

Cost: Visit ATG Tickets

Link: https://www.whatsonstage.com/shows/oxford-theatre/priscilla-queen-of-the-desert_188868


3. Dance of the Dragonflies Brush Party

What: If you're looking for a different kind of night out, you might enjoy Dance of the Dragonflies by Brush Party - The UK’s ‘Paint and Sip’ experts that can found at The Handle Bar Cafe and Kitchen in Oxford on Tuesday 7th April. The fabulous theme for the event is ‘Dance of the Dragonflies', so get creative and experience a great night out that you’ll be talking about for weeks!

It’s all about fun! Get yourself a drink from the bar, settle down to your canvas and unleash your inner Van Gogh!

Where: The Handle Bar Café and Kitchen, Saint Michael’s Street, Oxford OX1 2EB

When: Tuesday 7th April 2020 / 19:00 – 22:00

Cost: £29.00 + £2.86 transaction fee

Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dance-of-the-dragonflies-brush-party-oxford-tickets-98113681663


4. Uncomfortable Oxford - The Original Tour

What: Uncomfortable Oxford takes a unique approach to the walking tour format - both fun and thoughtful, encouraging analysis and discussion about uncomfortable subjects within the city.

Topics covered include imperialism, class, inequality, slavery, gender history, discrimination, and memorialisation.

The tour is run by students from the University of Oxford and lasts for 1.5hrs. You will walk no more than two miles, but please be aware that cobble stones and uneven pavement may restrict the accessibility of the event.

Where: Meeting point in front of Carfax Tower, Queen Street, Oxford OX1 1ET

When: Multiple dates in March - April

Cost: £6 - £13

Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uncomfortable-oxford-the-original-tour-tickets-88010262063


5. Oxford University & Colleges Tour

What: Walking Tours of Oxford is delighted to offer this ‘Simply Oxford’ small group tour to experience the very best of Oxford.

Meet your fully qualified guide at Christ Church memorial gardens on St Aldates for a 2-hour tour through the university, visit inside a college (*subject to availability), hear the story of how it all began, see stunning buildings and admire the architecture.

Where: Christ Church Memorial Gardens, Broad Walk, Oxford OX1 1DB

When: Multiple dates in March - April

Cost: £17.84

Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oxford-university-colleges-tour-tickets-50305408832


6. Oxford Cycle Tour

What: See more sights of Oxford and experience the area, as locals do - on two wheels!

Besides seeing Oxford city & university sights on foot, you'll see sights outside the centre, as you cycle by the Thames river paths for a scenic ride past the boat houses & rowers to see a picturesque medieval chapel and thatched cottages, with the added option to stop at a garden pub.

Where: Oxford Visitor Info Centre, 15 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AS

When: Daily: Weds 11th March – Weds 13th May

Cost: From £25+ per person

Link: https://visitoxfordtours.com/oxfordcitycountrysidecycletours.html


7. Stand Up Oxford at New Theatre

What: Get ready to laugh in the New Theatre Piano Bar as you are brought a night filled with hilarity at the monthly comedy club, in association with QED Comedy Lab.

The show will feature the best local talent from right here in Oxford, as well as top up-and-coming talent from around the country.

Where: New Theatre Oxford, George Street, Oxford. OX1 2AG

When: Friday 17th April 2020, 10:00pm

Cost: £15

Link: https://www.ents24.com/oxford-events/new-theatre-oxford/stand-up-oxford/5876367


8. Chris Ramsey - Live Stand Up

What: Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour in 2020.

Having filled venues across the country including The Newcastle Metro Arena, twice, “Ramsey has the potential to be a mainstream hit, a cult favourite or almost anything in between” (Sunday Times), so don’t miss your chance to catch him live on stage in Oxford while you can.

Where: New Theatre Oxford, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AG

When: Thursday 20th April 2020, 19:30

Cost: From £26.40 + £3.65 transaction fee

Link: https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/chris-ramsey/new-theatre-oxford/


So there, you have it… 8 of the best things to do in Oxford in April.

If you have already started planning your visit to Oxford and need a place to stay, take the time to look for hotel rooms at the Royal Oxford Hotel.

Alternatively, take the time to call us on 01865 248432 and one of our friendly team can assist you with your booking.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and hope that you enjoy your visit to Oxford this April, whatever it is you choose to do!

Thanks for reading!!

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