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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND FOR FAMILIES IN OXFORDSHIRE: 14 & 15 July 2018

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND FOR FAMILIES IN OXFORDSHIRE: 14 & 15 July 2018

If you’re looking for things to do this weekend with the kids in Oxfordshire, there’s loads happening and we’ve got all the best not to be missed bits right here for you. Have a great weekend.

 

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS IN OXFORD’S UNIVERSITY PARKS

This summer, Creation Theater will be venturing to University Parks in Oxford for their summer production of Swallows and Amazons.

Treat the whole family with this perfect summer outing from July to mid-August for a taste of the adventure yourself.

This adaptation, written by Helen Edmondson and featuring music from Neil Hannon, was first seen at the Bristol Old Vic, and we can’t wait to give it the Creation treatment.

Suitable for ages 5 – 95.

Location University Parks, Oxford. OX1 3RF

The show will be open air, but we’ll have a beautiful big top to retreat to in case of rain.

Off Peak: Adult £19/ Child £14
Standard shows: £22/£16
Peak shows: £25/£18

To book tickets click here

 

PETER RABBIT: MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM AT THE OXFORDSHIRE MUSEUM

Bunnies will be bouncing all over the Museum this summer, as Peter Rabbit hops, skips and jumps right off the page in this interactive exhibition about Beatrix Potter’s most famous  creation.

The Brew House gallery will transform into a playroom where visitors can have fun helping Mrs Tiggywinkle hang up the laundry or visit Mrs Rabbit in her burrow!

Children can dress up as Peter, help plant carrots in Mr McGregor’s garden or curl up with one of the books in the story corner.

For more details click here

 

PIRATES, PANTS AND WELLYPHANTS AT THE RIVER & ROWING MUSEUM

Nick Sharratt, the man behind the instantly recognisable illustrations for Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracy Beaker books, is the subject of this colourful, humorous and hands-on exhibition.

For more details click here

 

CORNBURY FESTIVAL

The Cornbury Music Festival is one-of-a-kind: a lovingly crafted, top notch, very English open air party, tailor-made for the whole family.

Like the best of England, The Cornbury Music Festival is civilised, charming and irresistible – a homespun melting pot where music-lovers share pies and a glass of champagne with superstars, toffs, rockers, crooners, Morris dancers, farmers, urbanites, fashionistas, gourmet chefs and little old ladies who make exceptional cakes.

In short, The Cornbury Music Festival represents classic summer entertainment for a friendly crowd from all walks of life. A country fair with a rock ‘n’ roll twist; a farmers’ market with a dancefloor; a local carnival with a classic contemporary soundtrack.

For more details or to buy tickets click here

 

THAME MUSIC FESTIVAL

Thame Town Music Festival and Convention 2018 is to be held on the evening of Friday 13 July (19:00 – 23:00) and Saturday 14 July 2018 (12:00 and 23:00) in the town centre and at various existing venues in Thame, Oxfordshire.

The 2018 Festival and Convention is a free multi-genre, multi-venue, market town centre based free festival aimed at promoting live original music performance from new and established artists.

For more details click here

 

INCREDIBLES 2 – OUT AT CINEMAS THIS WEEKEND!

The eagerly awaited launch for the Incredibles 2 is Friday 13 July 2018. You can catch it at your local cinema this weekend. It’s time to get back to being incredible… We can’t wait! Why not book your tickets now at one of our great local cinemas: Vue OxfordOdeon Oxford George StOdeon Oxford Magdalen StUPP Cinema CowleyCineworld WitneyCineworld Didcot,  Odeon AylesburyCineworld High Wycombe,  Empire Cinema High Wycombe,

You can watch the official trailer here now:

 

HENLEY GARDEN SHOW

The glorious Stonor Park will burst into a gardening extravaganza July 2018 as the Henley Garden Show comes to town. The wonderful three day event celebrates the very best of gardening with the House and its surrounding gardens filled with inspiration, flowers and plants and everything you need to transform your garden. The show is a celebration of the great outdoors.

For more details click here

SUMMER FUN TRAILS AT WATERPERRY GARDENS

Orienteering family fun during the summer holidays from 14th July through to the 2nd September. Enjoy exploring the ornamental gardens, using directions and clues, to find the characters!

Complete your adventure and collect your prize! £3 per child (compass supplied), tickets available from the Gift Barn and Garden Shop. Children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the standard garden entrance fee applies.

Sat 14th Jul 10:00am – Sun 2nd Sep 5:30pm

For more details click here

MAKER CLUB JUNIORS – SCIENCE OXFORD

Planning an urban city street can be challenging, so Science Oxford are scaling things down this month and getting  junior makers to help build a road fit for a Micro:bit buggy. It’s easy to drive to safety when the roads are quiet but what happens at rush hour? Junior urban planners will build and programme LED traffic lights and create a pedestrian crossing. Then they’ll test it out by driving Micro:bit controlled buggies down the road and watch the lights in action!

All Maker Club Juniors sessions must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, 14th July 2018
10AM – 11.30AM
12.30PM – 2PM
Suitable for ages 9-12
£8 child / accompanying adults free
For more details click here

SPLASH PADS, POOLS AND LIDOS IN OXFORDSHIRE

With Summer on our minds and thoughts turning to long hot days with the little ones, we started thinking about all the family friendly splash pads, pools and lidos in Oxfordshire and just beyond, to cool down and have some fun with the children.

Click here for our favourites

 

EATING OUT WITH THE KIDS IN OXFORDSHIRE THIS WEEKEND

If you fancy grabbing a bite to eat while you’re out and about with the kids this weekend,  we’ve got loads of suggestions for child-friendly restaurants in Oxfordshire. Check out our handy guide, click here

 

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Have a great weekend x



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