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.
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Super Saturday Skate, Oxford Ice Rink: 10 February 2018
A fun drop in session for skaters of all abilities at The Oxford Ice Rink
Location: Oxford Ice Rink, Oxpens Road, Oxford, OX1 1RX
Date and time: Saturday 27 January at 11:30am – 4pm
To find out more click here
Saturday Science Club – Feed the Birds: 10 February 2018
To celebrate Feed The Birds Month this brilliantly beaky bird-themed workshop for 5-9 year olds will be exploring how birds adapt to and survive in their environment. The young explorers will be ‘voyaging’ overseas to Darwin’s Galapagos Islands to meet some feathery inhabitants and playing evolution-based games that involve spoons, straws, chopsticks and BBQ tongs! Pecked with problem-solving bird-based fun, it’s a great chance to learn about how animals overcome nature’s challenges.
We should all remember to feed the birds in our gardens this winter, as it is hard for them to find food in the cold weather, so everyone will get the chance to make a pine cone bird feeder to take home!
Date and time: Saturday, 10 February 2018 at 10am – 11.30am, 12.30pm – 2pm and 2.30pm-4p
GOING UNDERGROUND AT BANBURY MUSEUM: 10 & 11 February 2018
Ttravel underground to make your very own jumpy bunny, mole in a hole, brilliant badger, bouncy bat, playful fox and mischievous meerket.
Available Saturdays and every day during the Oxfordshire school holidays.
Times: 10:30am – 12:30pm and 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: £2 per child
Suitable for: Children age 3+
Booking Information: Tickets available from the Museum Shop 10 minutes before the event starts. Please note that drop-in activities can be very popular. If very busy on the day, we will restrict tickets to timed entry slots. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by, and remain with, an adult at all times.
Location: Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Spiceball Park Rd, Banbury OX16 2PQ
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Baby Boogie at The Oxford Story Museum: 10 February 2018
Toddlers and grown-ups grab some space on the dance-floor and let the music take you away. Take a break in the chill-out zone with free face painting. Kick off your shoes and turn up the volume for a disco delight with your toddlers.
For ages 0-5 year olds with older siblings welcome.
Date and time: 10 February at 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Oxford Story Museum, Rochester House, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP
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ALPHABET ‘I SPY’ IN THE GARDENS – WATERPERRY GARDENS: 10 & 11 February 2018
Family fun over half term week. Spy the whole alphabet and win a prize!
£2 per child – children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies.
Date and time: Sat 10th Feb 10:00am – Sun 18th 5:00pm
Location: Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Nr Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1LA
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SUPERHERO WEEK AT WADDESDON MANOR: 10 & 11 February 2018
What is your ‘ikigai’? This is a Japanese concept meaning your ‘reason for being’ and we’ll help you discover what your mission is! Have a go at our superhero trail, solving the clues and riddles to claim your reward.
Dates: Sat 10-Sun 18 Feb 2018 – 11am-3pm
Location: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0JH
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Highway Rat Activity Trail at Wendover Woods: 10 & 11 February 2018
The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life at Wendover Woods.
Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!
Packs are available from the visitor centre for just £3
Location: Wendover Woods, Bucks. HP22 5NQ
For more details click here
MINI VUE CINEMA IN OXFORD, 10 & 11 February 2018
Little Ankle Biters are always on the look out for ways to entertain the kids without spending a fortune, and going to the cinema for just £2.49 per person is one way of doing it, especially on a rainy day.
Vue Cinema in Oxford run Mini Mornings every weekend on a Saturday and Sunday morning, plus every day during the school holidays.
This is what they’ve got coming up:
Paddington 2 – PG
When something special of Paddington’s is stolen, the adventure-loving bear and his adoptive family must solve a mystery and find the thief.
Showing dates and times: Saturday 10 February & Sunday 11 February at 10am
For more information or to book tickets click here
Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common – Exciting Entertainers: 3 & 4 February 2018
As well as all of the fun of the farm and it’s numerous activities and play areas, this weekend you can also enjoy the excitement and exhilaration of Odds Farm Park’s Entertainers! With several shows daily, all the extra fun is included with your entry.
For more information, click here.
Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Cornerstone Theatre Didcot: 11 February 2018
Time for bed. Tuck yourself in. This is where Robyn’s story begins.
How can they expect her to sleep at a time like this? She takes a book and starts to read. But she can’t relate to Red Riding Hood, sugar and spice and all things nice. There are two sides to every tale, and that is not how this one goes!
What if the Big Bad Wolf wasn’t big or bad at all? What if they got it wrong? Robyn wants to tell you what really happened through a world of homemade make-believe. And here is where our story starts.
A gentle wolf with a broken heart… The Wolf is isn’t big or bad, in fact he’s rather shy. He won’t gobble up your Grandma, he’s an all-round nice guy.
Enjoy a new spin on this classic story – about two misfits who just want to fit in.
Age guidance: 7yrs+
Prices: £8, Concs £6, Family £24
Location: Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 7NE
To book tickets click here
Have a great weekend x
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