Stable and ride horses or learn to ride with a massive network of trails safely all off roads at the Standlake ranch equestrian centre. http://www.standlakeranch.co.uk/equestrian-centre
Sailing can be learnt and skills honed in the West Oxford Sailing Club. A family friendly and sociable club on our doorstep http://www.wosc.org.uk/
Full on involvement if you are into the theatre or simply enjoying one of the quarterly produced productions of the standlake players is a must http://www.standlakeplayers.com/
Lincoln farm park within the village has a gym and swimming pools for villagers to use. A very convenient way of keeping fit. http://www.lincolnfarmpark.co.uk/
Learn to waterski, wakeboard, get towed in a ringo or simply head out in a pedalo with a picnic at Hardwick watersports centre. http://www.hardwickparks.co.uk/watersports-centre.shtml
An award winning Cricket club within the village if only to watch from the fabulous club house, but home to mens, womens, boys and girls teams, some of which compete very highly and others socialise very well! http://www.oxforddowns.com/
Great Tennis and Badminton clubs at the Village Hall for social competition and coaching for adults and children alike. http://www.oxforddowns.com
A farmers market in nearby Northmoor is the place to buy some delicious local pork, beef or lamb. Buy some plants for the garden or even jams, honey or local crafts.
Motorsport happens nearby such as the National banger racing meet at the standlake arena.
Millets farm centre has a farm shop, garden centre, craft centre, and is a favourite with children with its farm zoo and playground.
The Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens is a well worth a visit
Blenheim Palace is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and is a fabulous stately home set amongst a landscape by capability browm
Highclere Castle is the setting for hugely successful ‘Downton Abbey’ TV series.
For information about what to see and do in and around Oxford
For information about what to see and do in and around the Cotswolds
Bourton on the water is well worth a visit nearby
Burford is nearby and worth a visit to this nearby medieval hillside town
Witney is the local market town and is a host to much of all one weekly needs
Adam Henson’s Cotswold farm park is home to the TV presenter from the BBC’s Countryfile and where you can go and learn about his rare breeds conservation.
Fishing lakes at Linch Hill leisure park or birdwatching from the hides are free to be enjoyed by all or the 3T’s watersports club where you can become a private member enjoying the waterskiing, fishing and boating http://www.3twatersports.co.uk/
Numerous and fantastic pubs and cafes nearby. In order from the nearest :
The Bell http://www.thebellstandlake.co.uk/
The Black Horse http://www.blackhorsestandlake.co.uk/
The Red Lion http://www.redlionnorthmoor.com/
The Rose Revived http://www.rose-revived-inn-newbridge.co.uk/
The Maybush Inn (an amazing Eco Pub on the river) http://www.the-maybush.co.uk/
The Blue Boar http://www.blueboarlongworth.co.uk/
The Fleece http://www.fleecewitney.co.uk/
Aston Pottery http://www.astonpottery.co.uk/index.htm
Millets Farm http://www.milletsfarmcentre.com/
Schools. Within the village:
Standlake Church of England Primary School http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/performancetables/school_10.pl?No=9313127&&Begin=c1&Num=931&Phase=p&Year=10&Base=c,
Within 5 miles:
Bartholemew Senior School http://www.bartholomew.oxon.sch.uk/.
Cokethorpe Independent Day School is just a couple of miles away. http://www.cokethorpe.org.uk/
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