6 of the best things to do & days out in Didcot

News at Church Robinson | 16/12/2021

There’s so much more to moving than finding a home that fits your needs. Sure, you’ll know when you find the home of your dreams, but to get to that stage, you need to find an area where you want to live.

In this blog, we’ll be exploring the traditional railway town of Didcot. We will discover the best days out and delve into the best activities on offer. 

Whether you are contemplating a move to Didcot, or are a current resident looking for new experiences, this blog will give you the all-important answers to fill up your social calendar!

Didcot Railway Centre      

Address: Didcot Railway Centre, DIDCOT, Oxfordshire, England OX11 7NJ
Price: Adult admission from £16.00 / Child Admission from £11.00

Unsurprisingly in a railway town, the top thing to do is the Didcot Railway Centre. 

Described as the living museum of the Great Western Railway, the centre offers visitors the opportunity to explore a unique collection of steam locomotives, carriages, wagons, buildings, and small artefacts.

A fun day out for visitors of all ages, the railway centre is located in the heart of Didcot and offers themed days and events throughout the year.

Cornerstone Arts Centre

Address: Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 7NE
Price: Dependent on show

Cornerstone is a purpose-built, professional art, culture and entertainment venue in the heart of Didcot. 

Featuring a wide variety of shows and performances, including live music, cinema, comedy, cabaret and kids shows, Cornerstone boasts a 220-seat auditorium, café bar, gallery and four studios. A true heartbeat of the local community.


Address: Sands Rd, South Moreton, Didcot OX11 9AB
Prices: From £25 per person

A small family-owned and run business that offers exhilarating and unique experiences with birds of prey. 

One of the only falconers with a wide variety of British birds, Hawkwalk offer a range of options starting from an hour walk to a full day’s experience, along with night hunts with Owls or Harris Hawks. 

Bird species on offer include Raven, Red Kite, Goshawk, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, and a variety of owls. 

Milton Manor House

Address: Milton Manor House, Milton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4EN         
Prices: Full tours priced £8.00 per adult

A private home with a strong heritage, Milton Manor House is open for 30 days per year for guided tours and garden and ground access.

One of a few places in England to have a private chapel within the home, Milton Manor is an elegant 18th-century house set in splendid gardens that features lakes and enjoyable woodland walks. 

Also featuring stables and other animals, this is the perfect location for a leisurely, yet educational summer afternoon. Please check the website for opening dates.

Didcot Escape Rooms  

Address: c10, The Enterprise Centre, Southmead Industrial Estate, Didcot OX11 7PH
Prices: From £15 per person

The first and only escape room in Didcot is a local family business that brings a hugely popular form of entertainment to the Didcot community. 

They regularly change the theme of their challenges to ensure customers can visit time and time again. With booking available online, this is an ideal activity for a rainy day!

Didcot Wave Leisure Centre

Address: Didcot Wave Leisure Centre, Newlands Avenue, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 8NX
Prices: Swimming from £5.05

A popular leisure centre in the heart of town, the Didcot Wave Leisure Centre has something for all the family and fitness enthusiasts alike. 

Boasting a wave machine, indoor flume ride and beach area, the swim facilities are also home to the successful Didcot Barramundi Swim Club. The centre also houses a modern 50 station gym and café.

How Church Robinson can help 

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We are always open and honest about the sales process. Whether this is your first house sale or your 10th we are always happy to go through the full sales process with you.  

This will ensure that you know exactly what to expect. We are also always at the end of the phone or email should you have any questions or queries. 

As a leading local estate agent in DidcotLambourn & HungerfordMarlboroughDevizesNewbury and the surrounding areas we are best placed to help you sell or let your property. We can even help you in finding your next home.

To find out more about how we can support you through your house sale contact us today.