Oxford Castle & Prison warmly welcomes you this Christmas. With nearly 1,000 years of history to our name, you can entertain your guests in a unique venue that is sure to impress.

Our mix and match Christmas party packages means that you can tailor the event to your likely. We can accommodate budgets both big and small with group sizes up to 100 guests.


Step 1: Choose an entertainment option

Step 2: Select a catering option

Step 3: Add an optional festive extra

Step 4: Confirm your choices with our team!

Entertainment OptionsEntertainment Options

Jailbreak: Escape Room

An escape room experience that is perfect for team building. See if you can outsmart our prison warden and escape from under his watchful eye in 1 hour. Just make sure you escape in time for Christmas!

£29.50 per person (Groups between 10 and 13 people)

£27.00 per person (Groups of 14 – 18 people)

Murder Mystery

Can you and your guests solve a murder mystery? Wander the corridors of our Georgian prison and meet our inmates. In this 2 hour experience, some will tell you lies and other will tell the truth, it’s up to you and your team to decipher which is which!

£42.00 per person (groups of 15 – 50 people)

Historical Guided Tour

Step back in time with our 50 minute costumed guided tours and see the fascinating stories of the castle come to life. Climb the Saxon St. George’s Tower and descend underground into our Crypt before exploring our prison cells and exhibition space.

£19.95 per person (between 10 – 100 people)

Catering OptionsCatering Options

The Gypsy Boswell

Our standard package – £29.50 per person.

  • A glass of wine on arrival.
  • A selection of gourmet canapés
  • 1 wine, beer or cider for after your event.

The Isaac Darkin

Our premium package – £35.00 per person.

  • A glass of prosecco on arrival.
  • A Christmas finger buffet.
  • 1 wine, beer or cider for after your event.

Both packages include complimentary fruit squash and water. Both catering packages also include 1 hour hire of the castle after your event.

Including the Festive Extra DJ Hire will extend this to a total of 2 hours hire time of the castle.

Additional alcoholic beverages can be purchased at our card bar.

Please inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of the booking.

Enquire for more details and book now by emailing

Festive Extra!Festive Extra!

DJ Hire

What’s a party without the music?

  • Choose music tailored to your event.
  • LED and disco lights.
  • Quality sound system.

£375 for 2 hours.

How to book your Christmas PartyHow to book your Christmas Party

For more information on any of the entertainment or catering options please email us to discuss your booking further with us!

Familiarisation visits for Christmas Party bookings are available with advance notice and are subject to the availability of the team. Please email us to organise a familiarsation visit for your booking.

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Booking Terms & Conditions for Christmas Parties

Please read through our booking terms and conditions below before enquiring with us. 




  1. Parties must have a minimum of 10 people.
  2. Parties have a maximum of 100 people depending on your chosen experience.
  3. Your booking includes exclusive access of the venue for the duration of your Christmas Party.
  4. Christmas Parties must book at least 1 entertainment and 1 catering package.
  5. Final numbers for your Christmas Party must be confirmed 14 days before the date of your Christmas Party.
  6. All items, belongings and other property brought into the Attraction by a group are at the group’s own risk and Oxford Castle & Prison accept no liability for any loss or damage to such property.


  1. A £120 non-refundable deposit must be made to secure your booking.
  2. Full payment will be required 14 days in advance of your event by debit/credit card or BACS transfer. Failure to pay your outstanding balance will result in us releasing your booking.
  3. Cheques must be made payable to Heritage Projects (Oxford Castle) Ltd and sent to: Continuum Attractions, St Edmund’s House, Margaret Street, York, YO10 4UX.
  4. Cancellations must be made at least 14 days in advance of your arrival time. All cancellations made within 14 days of the booked visit date will not receive a refund. Cancellation fees are 100% of the booking. To cancel your booking please email Continuum Leading Attractions retains absolute discretion as to whether late cancellations will be charged.
  5. Oxford Castle & Prison reserves the right to charge for any amendments made within the 14 day period prior to arrival.
  6. Groups arriving with fewer people than originally booked will be charged for all pre-ordered numbers.

Refusal of Entry

Oxford Castle and Prison reserve the right to refuse entry or remove any person who:

  • Is suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Does not respect the historical nature of the attraction.
  • Behaves in a manner that is disruptive to the enjoyment of other visitors.
  • Behaves in a manner that compromises the safety of other visitors or staff.
  • Uses verbal or physical threats or insults toward any member of staff.
  • Causes damage or physical disruption to any part of the attraction.
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