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Picnics, Punting and Plays in Oxford

Oxford is renowned for its ancient beauty. However, when the sun begins to shine, the flowers start to blossom and the tourists frolic to the riverside by the bucket-load, the city acquires an even more majestic glow than usual.

With a treasure trove of exciting sites and activities out there to be uncovered, what are you waiting for? Grab your sandals, a picnic and, of course, a bottle of Pimms and check out my must see sights in Oxford this summer:

Picnics, Punting and Plays in Oxford this Summer - Botanic Gardens - My Culture Craving

Explore the Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens in Oxford display the most diverse range of plants in the world. Thus, this idyllic patch of vibrant flower beds, lily ponds, woodlands, orchards and glasshouses are a must-mooch whilst in Oxford.

Picnics, Punting and Plays in Oxford this Summer - My Culture Craving

Go punting

Punting is iconic to Oxford. Therefore, jumping in one of these rustic, wooden boats this summer, is a no-brainer. Pack yourself a picnic, a bottle of prosecco and (if you can) a muscly man who is willing to do the punting, and you’re on to a winner of an afternoon…

Picnics, Punting and Plays in Oxford this Summer - University - My Culture Craving

Wander around the University’s grounds

As expected, the Oxford University grounds are simply stunning. Whether you are wandering around its impressive colleges and libraries or its picturesque gardens and parks, the University will transport you to, what feels like, a scene in Harry Potter.

Picnics, Punting and Plays in Oxford this Summer - Covered Market - My Culture Craving

Uncover the Covered Market

Selling everything from flowers, leather and souvenirs to cookies, milkshakes and pies, Oxford’s Covered Market has plenty of shops and eateries to keep you occupied.

Make sure you check out Moo-Moo’s milkshake bar. Imagine your favourite chocolate bars, all blended into a milkshake… heaven.

Picnics, Punting and Plays in Oxford this Summer - Varsity Bar - My Culture Craving

Quench your thirst with a cocktail at Varsity’s rooftop bar

Lychee and chilli sling. That is all…

Picnics, Punting and Plays in Oxford this Summer - Outdoor Play - My Culture Craving

Watch an open-air play

Join companies such as, the Oxford Shakespeare Company and Creation Theatre this summer, as they perform classic plays in relaxing, scenic surroundings.

Picnics, Punting and Plays in Oxford this Summer - Bikes - My Culture Craving

Rent a bike

Feel like a local for the day. Rent a bike and see how many of these must-see sites you can tick off.

Picnics, Punting and Plays in Oxford this Summer - Outdoor Cinema - My Culture Craving

Watch a film under the stars

You don’t have to go as far as London to watch a film under the stars… thanks to Cult Screens, you can now watch your favourite films at different, quirky outdoor locations across the city. From the Castle to the Pitt Rivers museum, pull up a beanbag, slump back with a cool, crisp beer and enjoy…

Have you ever been to Oxford during the summer? What would you add to this list of great things to see and do in the city?? Please comment, Facebook or Tweet me to let me know :)!

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