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Christmas

Best Board Games for Families at Christmas

Best Board Games for Families at Christmas

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of ‘good natured’ boys v girls competition in the form of board games. And it doesn’t stop there, you’ll be spoilt for choice for the children too. Whether you like a good bit of rivalry, or just want […]

Christmas Markets 2018

Christmas Markets 2018

There’s not much beats the smell of Christmas markets with all those yummy food stalls, mulled wine and Christmas scented goodies, and it’s something the whole family can enjoy. We’ve pulled together a list of our favourite Christmas Markets, to make it that bit easier […]

Meet Santa this Christmas in Oxfordshire

Meet Santa this Christmas in Oxfordshire

What better way to add some sparkle to Christmas for your little ones than by booking to meet the big man himself. Santa is a pretty busy man at this time of year, but has freed up some space in his diary to meet the lovely children of […]

Little Ankle Biters meets the cast of Peter Pan

Little Ankle Biters meets the cast of Peter Pan

Earlier this week we were invited along to the press launch of Peter Pan, this year’s panto at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre where we got to meet and interview the cast! The event was held at Go Ape in Wendover Woods, a woodland set in the Chiltern […]

Pantomimes and Christmas Shows in Oxfordshire

Pantomimes and Christmas Shows in Oxfordshire

Going to the panto like for many families has become an annual tradition for us and we absolutely love it. We have pulled together a list of pantos showing in and around Oxfordshire this Christmas. If you would like these great events sent directly to your […]

Peter Pan Panto – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Peter Pan Panto – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Get ‘hooked’ on this year’s must-see magical pantomime – Peter Pan Panto! Star of Holby City and Coronation Street John Michie is playing villainous baddie Hook, alongside BBC Three Counties Breakfast Show presenter Andy Collins, Britain’s Got Talent’s La Voix and Nickelodeon’s Holly Atterton as Tinker Bell in this year’s swashbuckling adventure! Meet the Lost […]

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   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Christmas Lights Switch On in Oxfordshire 2017

Christmas Lights Switch On in Oxfordshire 2017

There’s always something quite special about wrapping up in your warmest gear, sipping mulled wine and waiting in the crisp air to watch the local celebrity turn on the Christmas lights. Here are the dates, times and details for all the Christmas light switch ons […]

The Nutcracker and The Mouse King, Didcot Cornerstone Theatre

The Nutcracker and The Mouse King, Didcot Cornerstone Theatre

This classical festive show at Cornerstone Arts Centre is suitable for the entire family — from 3 to 103. When Maria and her family turn up at a dusty old toyshop on Christmas Eve, full of raggedy old toys and a mysterious toymaker, they’d rather […]

Pantomimes in Oxfordshire 2017

Pantomimes in Oxfordshire 2017

For Pantos showing in 2018 in Oxfordshire click here Going to the pantomime like for many families has become an annual tradition for us and we absolutely love it. We have pulled together a list of pantos showing in and around Oxfordshire this Christmas 2017. If […]

Top Christmas Gifts for kids 2017

Top Christmas Gifts for kids 2017

We’ve been channelling our inner Santa and have got the top Christmas gifts for children this year. So grab a cuppa and your purse, and have a look below. Cry Babies These cute onesie wearing babies are taking the toy market by storm. We have 2 already […]

Our top 15 Children”s Books

Our top 15 Children”s Books

Both my girls absolutely love reading and books will always make their birthday and Christmas lists We have pulled together a list of our favourite children’s books below   1. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls My little girl got this book for Christmas and […]

Christmas Pop Up Studio Event – Great Christmas Gifts

Christmas Pop Up Studio Event – Great Christmas Gifts

Colleen Keenan Photography are holding a pop up studio event offering a children’s festive photoshoot. Colleen is offering photoshoots with a Christmas scene for children on Saturday 11th November and Sunday 12th November from 11am-5pm at Drayton Village Hall near Banbury For £25, you will […]

MEET SANTA THIS CHRISTMAS IN OXFORDSHIRE – OUR TOP PICKS

MEET SANTA THIS CHRISTMAS IN OXFORDSHIRE – OUR TOP PICKS

What better way to add some sparkle to Christmas for your little ones than by booking to meet the big man himself. Santa is a pretty busy man at this time of year, but has freed up some space in his diary to meet the lovely children of […]



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