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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 […]

Great Offers and More Events from Let’s Play Coworking

Great Offers and More Events from Let’s Play Coworking

As I have mentioned in a previous post ,I think this concept  is a clever solution to help working parents achieve a good work life balance. Let’s Play Coworking is a brand new service that offers child Friendly Coworking Spaces where you can take your babies and […]

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 […]

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 […]


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