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Milkshake Live at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Milkshake Live at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Starring some of your milkshake favourites this brand new musical spectacular is sure to have children up on their feet and singing at the top of their voices! Joining this fantastic show will be two milkshake presenters, who will take us on a fun milkshake […]

What’s on this weekend in Oxfordshire for families: 20 & 21 January 2018

What’s on this weekend in Oxfordshire for families: 20 & 21 January 2018

If you’re looking for things to do with the kids this weekend, there are lots of events and activities going on in Oxfordshire for families. If you would like this and other great events sent directly to your inbox why not sign up to our […]

Indoor Soft Play Centres in Oxfordshire

Indoor Soft Play Centres in Oxfordshire

Soft Play Centres are great for getting little ones to let off some steam when rain stops outside play, and usually enables you to grab a coffee and cake at the same time. Soft plays are a godsend for parents, especially on wet days. Here […]

Things to do in Oxfordshire in the Rain with Kids

Things to do in Oxfordshire in the Rain with Kids

With Winter well underway, and summer all but a distant memory, we started thinking about all the things you can do with the kids in Oxfordshire on those wet and miserable days in the rain. And the good news is, there’s a lot. Here are our top picks if […]

February Half Term Activities in Oxfordshire

February Half Term Activities in Oxfordshire

There are so many activities happening this February half term in and around Oxfordshire, here’s our guide to what’s on for families: Alphabet ‘I Spy’ in the Gardens – Waterperry Gardens Family fun over half term week. Spy the whole alphabet and win a prize! […]

Puddle Ducks Launches New Swimming Classes for children in Standlake

Puddle Ducks Launches New Swimming Classes for children in Standlake

Puddle Ducks are running new swimming classes on a Friday morning in Standlake and are offering all new customers a free trial lesson. The classes are for baby and toddlers between 6 months – 4 years old. Classes will take place at Lincoln Farm Park, High […]

What’s on this Weekend in Oxfordshire for Families: 13 & 14 January 2018

What’s on this Weekend in Oxfordshire for Families: 13 & 14 January 2018

If you’re looking for things to do with the kids this weekend, there are lots of events and activities going on in Oxfordshire for families. If you would like this and other great events sent directly to your inbox why not sign up to our […]

Tanya’s School of Dance

Tanya’s School of Dance

Over 40 years ago Tanya decided to set up a Dance School. She originally ran the classes at the bottom of her family home garden, using the sheds her dad had built. Once she had enough pupils she branched out and began teaching at halls […]

Starlight Theatre Arts in Thame

Starlight Theatre Arts in Thame

Starlight offers fun, engaging drama, dance and singing classes. Starlight Theatre Arts was started by Natalie Rushton in January 2018 with the vision to offer performing arts classes, which are accessible to children from all walks of life. Natalie’s aim is to inspire children, from a young […]

Gyms with a Creche in Oxfordshire

Gyms with a Creche in Oxfordshire

We know it can be hard to find time for yourself when you have a little one. To help we have put together a list of gyms and leisure centres that have a creche should you want to do a class, go for a swim […]

Creation Station competition Terms & Conditions

Creation Station competition Terms & Conditions

Little Ankle Biters and Creation Station competition Terms & Conditions – There is 1 prize for a block of 6 classes for 1 child to be taken in Aylesbury, Chinnor or Thame classes –  No cash alternative. – Prize must be taken before 30/06/2018 – […]

What’s on this weekend for families in Oxfordshire, 6 – 7 January 2018

What’s on this weekend for families in Oxfordshire, 6 – 7 January 2018

Happy New Year and welcome to our first weekend feature of the year. There are still a number of pantos and shows happening across Oxfordshire this weekend. If you would like this and other great events sent directly to your inbox why not sign up […]

Awful Auntie, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, 18 – 21 July 2018

Awful Auntie, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, 18 – 21 July 2018

My daughter absolutely loves David Walliams’ books and Awful Auntie is no exception and it’s now coming to the live stage this July to The Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury The story When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, […]

Festivals for Families in 2018

Festivals for Families in 2018

Wellies, tents, food stalls, entertainment, and not forgetting getting your groove on in a field. What’s not to love about festivals? And they’re a great place to take the kiddies too, your festival days don’t have to be behind you just yet. There are some […]

Special Offers and Deals on Holidays in 2018

Special Offers and Deals on Holidays in 2018

What better way to get over the crazy Christmas period than to book a week or 2 away with the family? We have searched the internet for special offers and deals on holidays in 2018 and compiled a list of some great offers we have […]

Things to do in New York with Kids

Things to do in New York with Kids

There is so much to do in New York and while we were there we did a mixture of sightseeing we knew we would enjoy crossed with a bunch of activities we knew the kids would love! If you can plan ahead it’s worth getting […]

Family Holidays 2018 – our top picks

Family Holidays 2018 – our top picks

We’re thinking sun, sea, suncream and the occasional poolside meltdown already, and oh boy we can’t wait! If you’re looking to book a family holiday in 2018, and maybe you’re looking for that something extra special, then grab a sangria, put your feet up and […]

New York City with the Kids

New York City with the Kids

When planning this holiday I did ask myself “is it a good idea to take children to New York?” And the only way I was going to find out was to go ahead and see for myself. We visited New York in December and if […]

Family Restaurants and Diners in New York

Family Restaurants and Diners in New York

We were in New York for 5 days and visited a number of restaurants and diners while we were there, below are some of our favourites. Ellen’s Stardust Diner, Broadway, New York Ellen’s Stardust Diner was our absolute favourite place to eat in New York […]

What’s on this weekend for families in Oxfordshire – 23 – 24 December 2017

What’s on this weekend for families in Oxfordshire – 23 – 24 December 2017

We only have a few more days to go until Christmas and there is still a lot going on in Oxfordshire for families this weekend.  Here’s our guide to what’s going on. If you would like this and other great events sent directly to your […]

Teletubbies Live Show in Oxford

Teletubbies Live Show in Oxford

If you have any Teletubbies’ fans at home they are going to absolutely love Teletubbies Live! This is the first ever Teletubbies theatre show created especially for little people! Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as […]

What’s on this weekend for families in Oxfordshire, 16 – 17 December 2017

What’s on this weekend for families in Oxfordshire, 16 – 17 December 2017

If you’re looking for things to do with the kids this weekend, there are lots of events and activities going on in Oxfordshire for families. If you would like this and other great events sent directly to your inbox why not sign up to our […]

The Nutcracker and the mouse king – great fun for the whole family

The Nutcracker and the mouse king – great fun for the whole family

We were lucky enough to be invited along to see The Nutcracker and the Mouse King at The Cornerstone Theatre in Didcot this weekend. When I think of The Nutcracker, I think of Tchaikovsky’s ballet, a popular festive show enjoyed by many every year, however […]

The Little Welly Obstacle Course and Festival in Henley: 9 & 10 June 2018

The Little Welly Obstacle Course and Festival in Henley: 9 & 10 June 2018

The Little Welly Goes Wild experience is all about getting kids outdoors to run, jump, climb and of course get muddy! The event give children and their families new and exciting challenges and some quality time together outdoors. This was a fantastic event last year […]

What’s on this weekend for families in Oxfordshire, 9 – 10 December 2017

What’s on this weekend for families in Oxfordshire, 9 – 10 December 2017

If you’re looking for things to do with the kids this weekend, there are lots of events and activities going on in Oxfordshire for families. If you would like this and other great events sent directly to your inbox why not sign up to our […]

GET SOME WORK DONE WHILE YOUR CHILDREN PLAY

GET SOME WORK DONE WHILE YOUR CHILDREN PLAY

As a working mum, I think this concept is pure genius. It can be so hard to balance work with being a parent and Let’s Play Coworking have come up with a clever solution that could make it easier. Let’s Play Coworking is a brand new service that […]

The Fox Inn in Boars Hill – Fantastic children’s Menu

The Fox Inn in Boars Hill – Fantastic children’s Menu

We are always on the search for somewhere  that not only has a great children’s menu, but also has good food for the grown ups too, and I think The Fox Inn at Boars Hill definitely has both. I visited The Fox Inn with my […]

Get work done while your children play – Tuesday 5 December

Get work done while your children play – Tuesday 5 December

As a working mum, I think this concept is pure genius. It can be so hard to balance work with being a parent and Let’s Play Coworking have come up with a clever solution that could make it easier. Let’s Play Coworking offer child Friendly […]

What’s on for families in Oxfordshire this weekend: 2 – 3 December 2017

What’s on for families in Oxfordshire this weekend: 2 – 3 December 2017

We are well and truly counting down to Christmas now but don’t panic, we have put together a list of activities going on in Oxfordshire this weekend to save you the time searching. If you would like this and other great events sent directly to […]

Living Advent Calendar in Henley

Living Advent Calendar in Henley

The Henley Living Advent Calendar is based on an original idea from Stockholm and began in Henley in 2011. One of the first events of it’s kind in the UK, and certainly the first locally, it runs every evening from December 1st – 24th. Like a children’s Advent Calendar, a […]

Win Tea with Santa T & C’s

Win Tea with Santa T & C’s

Little Ankle Biters and Banbury Museum competition, November/December 2017 – Terms & Conditions There is 1 prize for a maximum of 2 adults and 4 children Prize consists of 20 minutes chatting with Father Christmas in the magical winter wonderland grotto where each child receive a […]

Personal handmade Christmas Decorations

Personal handmade Christmas Decorations

Here at Little Ankle Biters we are really keen to support local businesses and Thame Print Co, a new Thame based business creates personalised Prints and have just launched their Christmas range with more products to be added soon. Sometimes it can be hard to […]

Personalised, hand-painted wooden toy & keepsake boxes

Personalised, hand-painted wooden toy & keepsake boxes

These personalised, hand painted wooden toy and keepsake boxes by TwinkleToyBox are absolutely beautiful. Each box is individually designed with your guidance and carefully hand-painted. I have picked out a few of my favourite products below:   Hand Painted Unicorn Toy Box – £169.99   […]

Stories by Starlight at The Book House in Thame

Stories by Starlight at The Book House in Thame

Why not take your children along to this lovely event after school? When I was little there was always something quite exciting about visiting the shops when it’s dark outside. Stories by Starlight at The Book house in Thame is taking place on Wednesday 6th […]

Elf doors, Elf food, Elf wine and more with Merry Elfmas

Elf doors, Elf food, Elf wine and more with Merry Elfmas

I think many households are now using Elf-on-the-Shelf to incentivise their children to behave on the run up to Christmas, and I was completely unaware of how many accessories you can get for your Elves, so when I came across Merry Elfmas I just had […]

Kumon Maths and English Programmes

Kumon Maths and English Programmes

The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study. Following a free assessment, your child will begin studying at an individually set starting point that matches their needs and ability. The study […]

Local Toy Shops in Oxfordshire

Local Toy Shops in Oxfordshire

At Little Ankle Biters we are always really keen to support local businesses, so with Christmas around the corner we have put together a guide to local toy shops in Oxfordshire   Boswell & Co Department Store – Oxford Boswells has been trading in Oxford […]

What’s on for families in Oxfordshire this weekend: 25 – 26 November 2017

What’s on for families in Oxfordshire this weekend: 25 – 26 November 2017

Christmas is a little over a month away so there are lots of festive activities and events happening across Oxfordshire this weekend. If you would like this and other great events sent directly to your inbox why not sign up to our newsletter? Witney Christmas […]

Black Friday 2017 – the Best Deals for Families

Black Friday 2017 – the Best Deals for Families

We love a good deal as much as the next person, so we’ve been keeping our eyes on the Net and will be bringing you the best of the best when it comes to Black Friday hot deals for kids and families. Black Friday is […]

Chipping Norton Christmas Lights – 8 December 2017

Chipping Norton Christmas Lights – 8 December 2017

Chipping Norton Christmas lights switch on is taking place on Friday 8th of December for unforgettable festive fun. There is so much to see and do: – Sleeping Beauty lantern procession with the Children of Holy Trinity and St Mary’s Primary Schools – Late night shopping […]

Abingdon Christmas lights – 2 December 2017

Abingdon Christmas lights – 2 December 2017

Abingdon Christmas lights, know as Abingdon’s Christmas Extravaganza is an all day event and looks like a day not to be missed. Events include a Christmas Market,  a Parade, Morris Dancers, Music, Punch & Judy and the light switch on followed by fireworks! WOW! DETAILS Abingdon […]

Christmas 2017 at Waddesdon Manor

Christmas 2017 at Waddesdon Manor

Christmas 2017 at Waddesdon Manor: 11 November 2017 – 2 January 2018 (markets run from 15 November – 10 December). If you’re not yet feeling the festive tingles, then get yourself over to Waddesdon Manor and prepare to be dazzled. We went after the sun […]

Christmas Eve boxes, Reindeer noses, Elf, Unicorn and Snowman Poop

Christmas Eve boxes, Reindeer noses, Elf, Unicorn and Snowman Poop

Well, if you had told me 10 years ago I would be writing about elf and snowman poop I would have laughed hysterically, but I absolutely love this idea as I know my kids will find it hilariously funny. At Little Ankle Biters we are […]

What’s on for families in Oxfordshire this weekend! 18 – 19 November 2017

What’s on for families in Oxfordshire this weekend! 18 – 19 November 2017

Welcome to our weekly what’s on this weekend feature, there is plenty happening in and around Oxfordshire this weekend for families If you would like this and other great events sent directly to your inbox why not sign up to our newsletter?   Didcot Light […]

Oxford Christmas Light Festival, 17 – 19 November 2017

Oxford Christmas Light Festival, 17 – 19 November 2017

The Oxford Christmas Light Festival, when Oxford turns on it’s Christmas lights draws in local communities and visitors into Oxford’s city centre and is a highlight of Oxford’s cultural calendar. Last year the festival delivered 53 events to over 100,000 people in partnership with 25 […]

Thame Christmas Lights Switch On – Friday 1 December 2017

Thame Christmas Lights Switch On – Friday 1 December 2017

Thame Christmas lights switch on event takes place on Friday 1 December 2017, Thame in Oxfordshire will host its annual community Christmas event which typically attracts thousands of local residents and families all looking to spoil themselves or their loved ones with good food and […]

Woodstock Night of 1000 candles – Saturday 25 November 2017

Woodstock Night of 1000 candles – Saturday 25 November 2017

The Woodstock Night of 1000 candles is a Christmas light switch on not to be missed with shops open late, music and local schools participation. Start your Christmas shopping in Oxfordshire’s favourite market town. St Mary Madalene Church is where you will find Artisan food […]

Witney Christmas Lights Switch On Event – Friday 24 November 2017

Witney Christmas Lights Switch On Event – Friday 24 November 2017

Witney Christmas Lights Switch On Event is taking place on FRIDAY 24th NOVEMBER, 4.30pm – 7.00pm. This event is  supported by Witney Town Council and jointly organised by Witney Rotary Club, Witney Lions and Witney Round Table. DETAILS Witney Christmas lights switch on event is taking place […]

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Christmas Traditions to start with your family

Christmas Traditions to start with your family

There is something lovely about Christmas traditions and making memories with your family that will last a lifetime. We have put together some of our favourite festive traditions below: 1. Visiting the Pantomime Who can resist the lure of a traditional Christmas Pantomime? Men dressed as […]


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