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What’s on this Weekend in Oxfordshire: 16 & 17 June 2018

What’s on this Weekend in Oxfordshire: 16 & 17 June 2018

If you’re looking for family friendly things to do this weekend, here are our suggestions of all the best, not-to-be missed bits.

 

THE GAP FESTIVAL

The Gap Festival returns to the villages of Goring & Streatley from 14 – 17 June 2018 with four fabulous days, filled with music, words, comedy, literature, visual and performing arts, workshops and much more.

For more details click here

 

BEACON FESTIVAL IN WATLINGTON

Beacon Festival in Watlington is a not-for-profit event that provides a fantastic location to watch live music in Oxfordshire.  It is not just about the music, the whole family is catered for with a dedicated kids Zone, a variety of workshops and skills demonstrations. Supported by various food outlets, a well-stocked real ale bar, cider bar and guest bars offering options to make the night extra special.

To find out more click here

 

MAKING SENSE OF BOTANY WITH SCIENCE OXFORD

Join Science Oxford for a super sensory workshop at the Botanic Garden that explores how we feel, smell, taste and see the world around us.

For more details click here

 

ABC.. STORY AT OXFORD STORY MUSEUM

Explore a different story each week. Each session includes a welcome, a story, a stay-and-play time and an activity – messy play, movement or creative play.

Ages 0-3.

Today’s story: Mr Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham.

For more details click here

 

YARNTON PRE-SCHOOL FAMILY FUN DAY

oin Yarnton pre-school for a fun afternoon including bouncy castle, mini quad bikes, archery, aunt sally, BBQ, cakes, refreshments, raffle and tombolas!

£1 entry, kids free.

Yarnton pre-school, Yarnton OX5 1LW

 

BATTLE OF THE BEETLES WITH MG LEONARD

To launch The Story Museum’s special Insects Through the Looking-Glass exhibition for National Insect Week, award winning author of ‘Beetle Boy’, MG Leonard, is back to read from the sensational third and final story in the trilogy, the exhilarating ‘Battle of the Beetles’.

To find out more click here

 

FATHER’S DAY AT COGGES

Celebrate Father’s Day at Cogges with a whole host of motors, motorbikes and machines to interest enthusiasts of all ages!

They’ll have the farmyard packed full of wonderful vintage and classic motorbikes, cars, working steam engines, and traditional farm machinery and tractors.

If it’s adventure you’re looking for, why not build a den or have a go cooking over an open fire with trained forest school leader, Mandy Warwick!

Visitors can also expect beautiful live music, BBQ and craft ales to finish a great day out in style!

For more details click here

 

FATHER’S DAY DAD’S GO FREE AT CHINNOR RAILWAY

Every Dad TRAVELS FREE with any accompanied ticket holder on Father’s Day, 17 June 2018.  Dad will probably appreciate the steam and diesel locomotive hauling his train and with the Red Kites often whirling overhead, it is surely going to be his perfect treat!

To find out more click here

 

FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL AT WADDESDON

See the North Front transformed with flowers, colourful flags and decorated tables for this years Feast festival.

Take a seat and enjoy a picnic, or try some of the delicious food on offer from one of over 70 handpicked artisan food and wine stalls.

Be delighted, surprised, and entertained by a range of extraordinary top international performances.

Enjoy wine tasting, a special Father’s Day Gentleman’s Tea, live music, children’s craft activities, a dance-a-thon and lots lots more…

For more details click here

 

OXFORD EID EXTRAVAGANZA, HEADINGTON

Celebrate Eid in style with in this family fun day at Cheney School in Headington.

For more details click here

 

THE TRAVELLING INSECTARIUM, THE STORY MUSEUM

The UK’s largest travelling insect show gives you the chance to meet a huge range of live invertebrates, including giant insects through to the amazingly beautiful Mantids and a whole range of fascinating mini beasts in between. You even have the chance of holding some of them if you’re feeling brave!

 

STRAWBERRY PICKING IN OXFORDSHIRE

What better way to get your little ones interested in food than taking them out to pick their own fruit and veg. Oxfordshire and the surrounding area has loads of fantastic farms which offer pick your own for families, it’s a great way to spend a few hours out in the fresh air.

For more information click here

 

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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