Spring has officially sprung – Yay! If you’re looking for something to do this weekend here’s our guide to what’s on for families in Oxfordshire.
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The Sagas of Noggin the Nog at North Wall Art Centre: 24 March 2018
In the Lands of the North where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long, the Men of the Northlands sit around their great log fires and they tell a tale… of Noggin the Nog!
Featuring silly Vikings, puppets and live music, this playful retelling of the classic stories created by Oliver Postgate & Peter Firmin is a fun piece of theatre for adults and children alike.
Location: The North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Summertown, Oxford. OX2 7JN
Date and time: 24 March at 11am and 2pm
To book tickets click here
Super Saturday Skate, Oxford Ice Rink: 24 March 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 24 March at 11:30am – 4pm
To find out more click here
Musical Micro:Bits — Creative Computing Club: 24 March 2018
Join us for a musical coding workshop fit for Beethoven. Start by teaching your Micro:bit to wave at you using a special motor, before giving it ‘arms’ and teaching it to play an instrument. Will you choose a drum, a xylophone or maybe a triangle?
Join together with other club members to form a Micro:bit percussion orchestra and have a go at conducting. It’s going to be a musical riot!
Date and time: 24 March at 10AM – 11.30AM (Fully Booked) and 12.30PM – 2PM
Costs £8 per child
GOING UNDERGROUND AT BANBURY MUSEUM: 24 March 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
Click here for more details
Earth Trust Lambing Weekend – 24 & 25 March 2018
Each year Earth Trust invites you behind the scenes of their working farm. The Lambing Weekends are your opportunity to explore the farmyard and meet some of our Farm Step tenants and their animals – including newborn lambs, piglets and goats! All the farmers will be on hand to introduce you to their animals and tell you more about the life of a shepherd, pig farmer and goat cheesemaker.
But that’s not all! There’ll also be…
- Bale climbing (bigger and better than ever!)
- Tractor and trailer rides
- Children’s activities
Refreshments available from Poem Tree Café and the Emma’s Ewesful Acres BBQ
Location: Earth Trust Centre, OX14 4QZ
Date and time: 24 & 25 March 10am – 4pm
Cost: £8 adult, £5 child, £22 family
For more details click here
Oxford Literary Festival at The Oxford Story Museum: 24 & 25 March 2018
Oxford Literary Festival starts this weekend and The Oxford Story Museum has a schedule jam packed full of author events including book signings with Charlie and Lola author, Lauren Child, Illustration Workshops with illustrator Claire Alexander and much more.
For full details click here
Location: Oxford Story Museum, Rochester House, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP
Highway Rat Activity Trail at Wendover Woods: 24 & 25 March 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, 24 & 25 March 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:
Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas – U
Tad Jones is back, and this time he must rescue Sarah from a greedy kidnapper and find an ancient necklace before it can be used for evil.
Showing dates and times: Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 March at 10am
For more information or to book tickets click here
Yarn Bombing at Henley River & Rowing Museum: 24 & 25 March 2018
Enjoy these incredible colourful creations as the museum is hit by a wave of yarn bombing! Thames Path Together crafting group have created an astounding variety of crochet and knitted designs, weaving, needlework, and collage. On show you’ll be able to see textile paintings, rowers, boats, ducks and a giant Mr Toad!
Location: River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. RG9 1BF
For more details click here
Easter Trail at Stonor: 24 & 25 March 2018
Join Stonor again this year for the Stonor Easter Egg Trail. Follow the clues around the Gardens and Wonder Woods to win a prize, and then spend time jumping, splashing, climbing and swinging in Wonder Woods.
BOOK IN ADVANCE ONLINE AND RECEIVE 10% OFF, just follow the link to the right of the screen.
Please note the Wonder Woods, Gardens and Easter Trail will be open every day between 24 March and 15 March, however Stonor House is only open on Sundays and Easter Monday.
Wonder Woods, Gardens & Easter Trail Tickets:
House, Wonder Woods, Gardens & Easter Trail Tickets
Planet Dinosaur at Oxford’s Natural History Museum: 25 March 2018
Join author Elaine Wickson for a talk for families packed with infographics, dinosaurs and space, inspired by her brand new book Planet Stan.
With larger-than-life infographics featuring pie charts and Venn diagrams, you will laugh your socks off at the story of Stan and his chaotic brother, and be amazed by the dinosaurs and objects from the Museum of Natural History that feature in the book. After the talk, explore the museum with creative writing activities and dinosaur crafts – just drop in.
Booking required for the talk at 2pm; tickets are £7; talk suitable for 8+.
Location: Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW
Date and time: 25 March at 2pm – 4:30pm
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
Have a great weekend x
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