Fall Family Fun | Oxford County

October 8, 2021

While day to day life transitions back to its normal state, you may be looking for fun things to do with your family and friends – especially now that the heat waves have passed, and the preferred weather of cool nights and warm days is upon us. Oxford County offers both rural and urban experiences and fun for all ages.

GET BACK TO NATURE
Enjoy bird watching, hiking in the vast trail network, fishing, paddling and kayaking at Pittock Conservation Area, a part of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority. There are even 250 campsites available!

PICK YOUR OWN
Thames River Melons in Innerkip offers an On-Farm Market and Pick-Your-Own Patch. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and a variety of vegetables are available and don’t forget about picking your own pumpkins in the fall – the ultimate home décor and boredom buster for kids!

A TASTE OF FARM LIFE
Udderly Ridiculous in Bright offers a variety of experiences including picnics, walks, visits with alpacas, goat yoga and recess, and the one of a kind ‘A Taste of Farm Life’ experience where you can live out all your farmer dreams.

DAY AT THE MUSEUM
The Cheese and Agricultural Museum in Ingersoll has a cheese-themed children’s play area with a picnic pavilion and a variety of museum programs available for hands-on learning.

‘Churn Back Time’ at the Norwich and District Museum and Archives by learning how to churn butter and then enjoying it with freshly basked bread and homemade jam. The event takes place outside the authentic, traditional nineteen-century Quaker House built by the Lossing Family.

DATE NIGHT
Learn how to make a fresh roast of coffee at Early Bird Coffee, small batch roaster and café in Woodstock. Then, with a quick drive across town, enjoy a Chef’s Table experience at sixthirtynine where you can interact with the chef and enjoy some delicious local food.

DRIVE-IN MOVIE
If you’re tired of watching movies in your living room, check out The Oxford Drive-In, which reopened at the peak of the pandemic and has provided an outdoor place to gather safely and experience cinema – don’t forget the popcorn!

FLY HIGH
Take in a bird’s-eye view of Oxford County with a Flight Experience at the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association, located in Tillsonburg.
Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association – We are a flying tribute to the veterans of war. (harvards.com)

There is so much to do in Oxford County and supporting our local businesses and community has never been more important. Enjoy the fall weather and explore all the fun things to do in our great region!

By Katie Switzer