Once classes are over, you will have a full and varied schedule of extra-curricular opportunities to choose from. The below trips and activities are included in the program fee, so you will never be at a loss for something to do.
The Summerfuel Oxford team will work closely with students to determine their interests and fill the afternoons and evenings with varied options around Lady Margaret Hall and Oxford. Each day the Activities Director plans several activities in the afternoon, from cricket on the lawn to Harry Potter tours, and one or two larger community events in the afternoon. Past favorites have included outdoor movies, Oxford ghost tours, Casino night and the annual visit from our guest hypnotist. Suggestions are always welcome!
Past favorites include:
High tea, Croquet, Cricket, Formal dinner, Harry Potter Tour, Soccer, Tennis (courts on-site), Shakespeare performances, Basketball, Punting, Spa night, Casino night, Ice skating, Trivia night, College admissions workshops, British food tours.
For more information about program activities, check out last summer's program blog:
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Every weekend, you will travel to historic sites to make sure you see the best that England has to offer.
Best of London: Part I
We'll enjoy the ultimate British show, The Changing of the Guard, and explore Central London via The Jubilee Walk. You'll take in amazing views of the River Thames, Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey. Stop in at musums and places of interest before finishing up with great food and shopping in Covent Garden.
Best of London: Part II
This time we'll get away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist track and head to North West London starting at Abbey Road. A relaxing day in Regents Park will finsh up in trendy Camden Town with ample time for shopping and eating at Camden Market and the high street.
Explore the 18th century palace and its extensive grounds, home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Tour the palace and then take a turn in the classic hedge maze in the garden.
Discover one of England’s most beautiful castles, where the films The Scarlet Pimpernel and Shakespeare in Love were filmed. The property has a beautiful garden tea shop and the Lord of the manor, Lord Saye & Sele, is often seen pruning the hedges and taking tea among the flowers.
Summerfuel provides the following optional trips at an extra cost to a limited number of students. Alternate activities are always provided for students who chose not to participate in these “optional extras.” Further details and registration instructions are sent in the late winter.
London Bike Tour, $75
Visit Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Royal Parks, Kensington Palace, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square – and learn about their history. This leisurely and comfortable tour is open to bike riders of all levels.
London West End Theatre, (price will vary by show)
Join us for an evening in London and one of the world's most memorable theatre experiences. Price includes transportation, supervision and ticket cost. Past shows have included 42nd Street, Wicked, Bend it Like Beckham and more. 2019 options will be announced in early June