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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. DETAILS Woodstock Christmas lights switch on event is on Saturday 25th November 2017 at the Town Square in Woodstock Click […]

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, 4.00pm – 8.00pm. 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 […]

What’s on for families this weekend in Oxfordshire – 11 & 12 November 2017

What’s on for families this weekend in Oxfordshire – 11 & 12 November 2017

Welcome to our weekly what’s on this weekend feature – if you would like it sent directly to your inbox why not sign up to our newsletter?   RISINGHURST & SANDHILLS PARISH COUNCIL FIREWORKS EVENT : SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER The Risinghurst and Sandhills Parish Council Fireworks […]

Christmas Eve Pyjamas – our top picks

Christmas Eve Pyjamas – our top picks

Like many families, it has become a Christmas tradition to open one present on the evening of Christmas Eve and it’s always a new pair of pyjamas. We have put together our top picks of children’s pyjamas to gift this Christmas Eve! 1. TWIN PACK COSY […]

Christmas at Bicester Wyevale Garden Centre

Christmas at Bicester Wyevale Garden Centre

We love Bicester Wyevale Garden Centre and can spend hours there with the kids. In addition to the fantastic soft play area at the centre your little ankle biters can also have breakfast or tea with the big man himself. Breakfast or tea with Santa […]

Christmas at Millets Farm

Christmas at Millets Farm

Christmas at Millets Farm is always a fantastic event and we’re sure 2017 will be no different. Santa’s Grotto at Frosts Garden Centre Sat 11th Nov-Sun 24th Dec Santa’s Grotto is back…and its bigger and better than ever before! Join Frosts Garden Centre for a […]

Christmas at Waddesdon Manor 2017

Christmas at Waddesdon Manor 2017

Christmas is always a very special time to visit Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, and 2017 is no exception. Find animal magic and festive winter light at Waddesdon this Christmas – 11 November 2017 – 2 January 2018, Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm (Closed 24, 25 & 26 December) […]

Christmas at Blenheim Palace – 24 November 2017- 1 January 2018

Christmas at Blenheim Palace – 24 November 2017- 1 January 2018

Blenheim Palace’s Formal Gardens will light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. Follow the trail along winding paths, tranquil waters, and explore the scented Fire Garden; a circular carpet of dancing flames, adorned with lanterns, all set against the backdrop of glittering ancient […]

Super cute Christmas Elf doors by Follow the Rainbow

Super cute Christmas Elf doors by Follow the Rainbow

I think many households are now using Elf on the Shelf to incentivise their children to behave on the run up to Christmas and these little magic elf doors enhance this tradition even further. The elves come through the magic door to check on your child […]

Personalised Christmas Stockings by Stitchology

Personalised Christmas Stockings by Stitchology

At Little Ankle Biters we are always really keen to support local businesses, and Thame based Stitchology creates beautiful handmade stitched items including Christmas stockings in a range of traditional and contemporary printed fabrics. They are made using 100% cotton fabrics and interlined with a fleece […]

Create a custom made wardrobe for your children this Christmas

Create a custom made wardrobe for your children this Christmas

At Little Ankle Biters we are always really keen to support local businesses, and Thame based Birdie Bunting creates bunting, bibs and custom clothing for children. Birdie Bunting allows you to easily create a custom made wardrobe for your child.  You can choose from a range […]

England’s Rose in Postcombe – A Delicious Carvery and Lovely People

England’s Rose in Postcombe – A Delicious Carvery and Lovely People

I must have driven past England’s Rose pub in Postcombe countless times, and yesterday we visited for their Sunday carvery. Walking into the friendly village pub was like visiting family, the couple that run it were so friendly and couldn’t do enough for us and […]

Sweet cones, hampers, tower of treats and other gifts

Sweet cones, hampers, tower of treats and other gifts

At Little Ankle Biters we are always really keen to support local businesses, and Didcot based Sweet Temptations create sweet cones, hampers, tower of treats and other gifts. The sweet cones would make a perfect stocking filler that I’m sure your little ones will love. […]

Handmade Jewellery – A Lovely Personal Christmas Present

Handmade Jewellery – A Lovely Personal Christmas Present

We are always really keen to support local businesses here at Little Ankle Biters, and Handmade by Laura Braybrook in Thame creates unique bespoke jewellery, accessories and Christmas decorations. These peas in a pod are gorgeous and very popular. You can choose green or personalise […]

Personal Christmas Gift Idea – Handprint and FingerPrint Jewellery

Personal Christmas Gift Idea – Handprint and FingerPrint Jewellery

We are always really keen to support local businesses here at Little Ankle Biters, and Itsy Bitsy Imprints in Wallingford, Oxfordshire specialises in creating sterling silver jewellery incorporating ACTUAL fingerprints, handprints and footprints, paw prints, handwriting and even children’s drawings. Each item is lovingly hand-crafted […]

Mum2mum Market Nearly New Sale – 18th November in Didcot

Mum2mum Market Nearly New Sale – 18th November in Didcot

Mum2mum markets are where mums sell to other mums, so if you have outgrown items to sell or you would like to buy preloved top quality children’s goods at a great price this is the place to come. Details: Location:  Didcot Girls’ School, Oxford Crescent entrance, […]

What’s on for families in Oxfordshire this weekend – 4 & 5 November 2017

What’s on for families in Oxfordshire this weekend – 4 & 5 November 2017

We are now well and truly into Autumn! To help deal with the dark, cold nights we have put together a list of family activities and events happening in Oxfordshire this weekend. If you would like this and other great events sent directly to your […]

Creating Christmas Memories by Treasures, Treats and Gifts

Creating Christmas Memories by Treasures, Treats and Gifts

We are always really keen to support local businesses and Oxfordshrire based Treasures, Treats and Gifts have some adorable ideas to give your Christmas some extra sparkle. Elf on The Shelf and Santa Letters I think many households are now using Elf on Shelf to […]

Christmas Advent Calendars by Sam Osborne

Christmas Advent Calendars by Sam Osborne

We are always keen to support local businesses here at Little Ankle Biters, and these Advent Calendars by Sam Osborne from Thame in Oxfordshire will brighten up any room and will last year after year! The fully illustrated countdown calendar will make a beautiful addition […]

Family Portrait – A Great Personalised Christmas Gift

Family Portrait – A Great Personalised Christmas Gift

We are always keen to support local businesses here at Little Ankle Biters, and the super talented Sam Osborne from Thame in Oxfordshire creates custom family portraits in her own colourful style that make the perfect Christmas gift. The process is really easy, you start […]

Baby Boogie November – Pegasus Oxford

Baby Boogie November – Pegasus Oxford

This Baby Boogie event looks fantastic for both toddlers and grown ups! Bounce onto the dance floor with the ever popular Baby Boogie. Toddlers and grown-ups throw some shapes and groove to the tunes from the live DJ. Try a warm-up workshop and take a […]

Morgan and West!  A (sort of ) Christmas Carol Magic Show!

Morgan and West! A (sort of ) Christmas Carol Magic Show!

The world’s most distinguished duo of time-travelling magicians Morgan & West present Charles Dickens’ timeless classic A Christmas Carol.   There is only one problem -they haven’t read it. Well not just one problem, there are also only two of them to play all the parts. Oh, and […]

Oxford’s Christmas Ice Show

Oxford’s Christmas Ice Show

‘Around the world in 80 minutes’ is the theme for the 2017 Christmas Ice Show which will take place on Saturday 9th December and Sunday 10th December at Oxford Ice Rink. The show is a popular part of the city’s Christmas calendar and this year […]

Christmas Lights Switch On in Oxfordshire 2017

Christmas Lights Switch On in Oxfordshire 2017

There’s always something quite special about wrapping up in your warmest gear, sipping mulled wine and waiting in the crisp air to watch the local celebrity turn on the Christmas lights. Here are the dates, times and details for all the Christmas light switch ons […]

The Nutcracker and The Mouse King, Didcot Cornerstone Theatre

The Nutcracker and The Mouse King, Didcot Cornerstone Theatre

This classical festive show at Cornerstone Arts Centre is suitable for the entire family — from 3 to 103. When Maria and her family turn up at a dusty old toyshop on Christmas Eve, full of raggedy old toys and a mysterious toymaker, they’d rather […]

Pantomimes in Oxfordshire 2017

Pantomimes in Oxfordshire 2017

Going to the pantomime like for many families has become an annual tradition for us and we absolutely love it. We have pulled together a list of pantos showing in and around Oxfordshire this Christmas 2017. If you would like these great events sent directly to […]

Banbury Museum Lego Exhibition – Great Day for any Lego Fan

Banbury Museum Lego Exhibition – Great Day for any Lego Fan

We visited the Lego exhibition at Banbury Museum over half term and my girls had a great time. Access to the museum is via Castle Quay shopping centre and we were greeted by the lovely people at the museum. We walked through the corridor that […]

Pumpkin Trail at Stonor Park

Pumpkin Trail at Stonor Park

This half-term why not head to Stonor Park and join them for some Halloween Half Term activities? Use a map to search for clues and explore the grounds to find hidden riddles – work together to solve them and receive a sweet treat!  Your ticket […]

What’s on in Oxfordshire this weekend for families – 28 & 29 October 2017

What’s on in Oxfordshire this weekend for families – 28 & 29 October 2017

We are now well and truly into Autumn with Halloween and Bonfire within just a week away! But, before that here’s a summary of what’s on in Oxfordshire this weekend for families. If you would like our regular what’s on feature and other great events […]

Science Oxford Starry Skies – Special! Amazing! Spectacular!

Science Oxford Starry Skies – Special! Amazing! Spectacular!

Special! Amazing! Spectacular! These were the three words my eldest daughter used to describe Starry Skies Planetarium. We visited Starry Skies, an event hosted by Science Oxford over half term and both of my children were engaged and enthralled the whole time. On arrival we […]

Pizza Calzone in Banbury – Lovely Family Restaurant!

Pizza Calzone in Banbury – Lovely Family Restaurant!

After an hour or so at the Lego Exhibit at The Banbury Museum it was lunch time and we were ravenous, we walked out of the Castle Quay shopping centre and into the pretty streets of Banbury and came across Pizza Calzone. We walked in […]

Top Christmas Gifts for kids 2017

Top Christmas Gifts for kids 2017

We’ve been channelling our inner Santa and have got the top Christmas gifts for children this year. So grab a cuppa and your purse, and have a look below. Cry Babies These cute onesie wearing babies are taking the toy market by storm. We have 2 already […]

Book a 2018 holiday to Legoland at 2017 prices

Book a 2018 holiday to Legoland at 2017 prices

You may have to break open the piggybank, but a trip to Legoland Windsor will be a dream come true for your little ones and worth every penny. The park is massive as you would imagine, so try and plan your trip before you go so you make […]

Our family trip to Alton Towers

Our family trip to Alton Towers

The last time I visited Alton Towers, the cork screw and thunderlooper were still going, in fact the only attraction I recognised this time were Nemesis and the tram that takes you between the car park and the theme park. Growing up in North Wales, […]

Top Children Books to buy for Christmas 2017

Top Children Books to buy for Christmas 2017

Both my girls absolutely love reading and books always make it on their Christmas list and this year is no different. We have put together a list of children’s books that have made it on to our Christmas list.   1. Good Night Stories for […]

What’s on this weekend in Oxfordshire, 21 – 22 October 2017

What’s on this weekend in Oxfordshire, 21 – 22 October 2017

Welcome to our weekly what’s on this weekend feature –there are a number of places starting their Halloween and Half Term activities so there’s a lot of exciting things going on this weekend. If you would like it sent directly to your inbox why not sign […]

Christmas Pottery Workshops for Children

Christmas Pottery Workshops for Children

Yvette Garcier-Mier is running a number of festive pottery workshops where you can make up to 8 Christmas decorations to spruce up your tree These pottery workshops are a two hour session making and painting your very own, creative objects out of clay. Creations are […]

Pottery Workshop For Kids – 27th & 28th October

Pottery Workshop For Kids – 27th & 28th October

These pottery clay workshops looks like a really fun filled activity for any creative children out there.  They are two hour session making and painting your very own, creative objects out of clay. Creations are then fired at the Barro Studio for collection. The pottery […]

Christmas Pop Up Studio Event – Great Christmas Gifts

Christmas Pop Up Studio Event – Great Christmas Gifts

Colleen Keenan Photography are holding a pop up studio event offering a children’s festive photoshoot. Colleen is offering photoshoots with a Christmas scene for children on Saturday 11th November and Sunday 12th November from 11am-5pm at Drayton Village Hall near Banbury For £25, you will […]

First Steps Consultancy

First Steps Consultancy

First Steps Consultancy offers a unique, supportive service, personalised for every family. They have helped many parents to overcome problems that were having a significant impact on their family, and well being. The parents who have used First Steps Consultancy feel that they have gained […]

Tring Park Festival of Light – Wednesday 25th October

Tring Park Festival of Light – Wednesday 25th October

This is a bit further afield but this looks like a fantastic event if you’re willing to make the journey! For one night only Tring Park will be illuminated for a truly magical evening. Place: Tring Park, Tring, Hertfordshire (nearest postcode HP23 6AP) Date: Wednesday 25th […]


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