If you’re looking for things to do with the family over the Easter school holidays in and around Oxfordshire, we’ve got good news. There’s absolutely loads happening, and we’ve got a handy guide to all the not-to-be-missed bits right here. We’ll also be adding to this as more is announced so make sure you keep checking back.
Easter Bunny Hunt at Waterperry Gardens
1 – 24 April
The Easter Bunny Hunt at Waterperry Gardens is taking place between 1st April till 24th April, 10am till 5.30pm daily
Join the Big Easter Bunny Hunt around the ornamental gardens. Find them all and claim a special Easter prize. £2.50 per child – children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies.
For more details of the Easter Bunny Hunt at Waterperry click here
Easter at Cogges
6 – 22 April
Giant Easter nests have taken over Cogges. Visitors to the farm over the Easter holidays will discover a trail of climb-in, get-involved, & clamber-on nests made with natural materials that you might find in the surrounding fields and forest. Imagine yourselves as woodland creatures, get dressed-up and hunt for eggs in the Easter play barn, ride mini tractors and run free through the beautiful landscape of Cogges looking for signs of spring.
At weekends, you’ll be able to join in with meet-the-animal sessions at 11am and 2pm, as well as try tasty treats in the manor house kitchen. The Easter trail is £3 and is redeemable for a prize in the gift shop.
On Tuesday 9th April and 16th April Cogges’ Woodland Club will be busy under the trees crafting and cooking over a campfire (just drop-in).
There will also be a programme of shows and performances throughout the holidays, including ‘egg-drop challenge’ workshops from Science Oxford on Wednesday 10th April, Treasure Island family theatre on Thursday 11th April, and Nick Cope on Good Friday 19th April. Please note that these events require booking in advance for an additional cost.
Only one question remains, who could possibly lay giant nests with enormous eggs?
For more details of all things Easter at Cogges please click here
Easter Holidays at Millets Farm
Millets Farm have a number of activities on over the Easter Holidays
Farmer Carter’s Courtyard-Easter Holidays
Saturday 6th-Saturday 20th April
Millet’s Easter Holiday event will be located at Millets Maze Courtyard…all the puzzling fun without the maize!
Spring into game mode and help Farmer Carter with our great quiz trails and activities within the woodlands, fort maze and courtyard as well as tractor trailer rides & baby animals!
For more details click here
Decorate an Easter Egg with Frosts Garden Centre
8 – 18 April
Have Fun at Frosts meeting the Easter Bunny, where he will give every child a small gift!
Children can then get creative by decorating their very own chocolate Easter egg with a selection of yummy sweeties perfect to take home for an Easter treat. Children will ﬁnish the activity with a bunny hunt around the Garden Centre and a glass of squash.
£5.99 per child
The activity lasts approximately 25 minutes and children must be accompanied by an adult.
To book click here
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Greys Court
6 – 22 April
Hunt for clues around the estate to win a Cadbury chocolate prize, with two separate trails this year.
For more details please click here
Baby Boogie a Pegasus Theatre
Dancin’ Oxford’s favourite family event Baby Boogie is back. Bounce onto the dance floor, throw some shapes and groove to the tunes from a live DJ. Disco sessions start at 11:30am and 2:30pm. If you fancy a warm up workshop arrive an hour earlier at 10:30am or the 1:30pm. Great fun for you and your under 5’s places £5 or £7 with the warm up workshop.
BABY BOOGIE PERFORMANCES:
Disco 11:30 am & 2:30 pm
Workshop 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
£7 (Including workshop) /£5 (Disco only)
To book click here
In the Willows at Oxford Playhouse
In the Willows is an explosive new British musical, with soaring vocals and spectacular street dance, starring Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe, deaf street dancer Chris Fonseca (The Greatest Dancer), Seann Miley Moore (X Factor) and Matt Knight (Let It Shine).
Mole’s first day in ‘The Willows’. Her classmates look a bit scary. Surely Mr Badger will look out for her, as streetwise Rattie, rich kid Toad and cheeky Otter teach her the ways of The Riverbank. But when Toad gets locked up for joyriding, the Weasel Clan break into his (lily)pad. It’s now only a matter of time before Chief Weasel reveals Mole’s dark secret…
This classic story is brought leaping into the 21st century, featuring choreography by the award-winning Rhimes Lecointe (Associate choreographer for Zoo Nation, and Artistic Director of Boudicea). With ballads, beats, and backflips, this classic story is brought leaping into the 21st century in this fresh new musical for all the family.
All performances of In The Willows will be performed in British Sign Language.
Duration: 2 hours 5mins with interval
Age guidance is 8+
Ticket prices are between £10 – £22
In the Willows is showing at Oxford Playhouse over the Easter Holidays on 9 and 10 April at 2pm and 7pm
To buy tickets please click here
The Star Seekers at Cornerstone, Didcot
The Star Seekers is showing at the Cornerstone in Didcot over the Easter Holidays on Wednesday 10 April 2019
Have you ever dreamt of ﬂying to the moon?
Visiting a space station?
Becoming an astronaut?
Join The Wardrobe ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre on a journey through the stars where you take the steering wheel. Inspired by our childhood wonder of the universe, we have created a unique theatre experience for children; a show that passes on our awe for the limitless majesty of galaxies, the solar system, shooting stars and planets to the next generation and also delves into one of greatest unanswered questions of the universe: what do astronauts really have for dinner?!
An out of this world family show!
THE STAR SEEKERS TICKET INFORMATION
Prices: £8, conc £6, family £24, Members 20% discount
Age guidance: 3yrs+
To book tickets or more information please click here or call the box office on 01235 515144
Dinosaur World Live at Oxford Playhouse
12 – 13 April
Back by popular demand for a spectacular Easter Holiday treat, dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family.
Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus!
A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend.
Don’t miss this entertaining and mind-expanding jurassic adventure, live on stage.
Book now before tickets become extinct!
Duration: 1 hour with no interval
Dinosaur World Live is on at Oxford Playhouse over the Easter Holidays on 12 & 13 April 2019
Ticket prices are between £10 – £14
For more information or to buy tickets please click here
Morgan and West’s Magic Show, Kenton Theatre
Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!
Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC).
Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages five to 105!
Tickets: Adults £12, Children £9
(includes £1 theatre restoration levy)
Running time: 60 minutes (no interval)
We went to see Morgan and West last year, read our review here
To book tickets please click here
Muckers at Oxford Playhouse
17 – 20 April
Paloma has always mucked about with Pijon. They love it. They run wild. They dress up. Like tigers, flamenco dancers, queens, kings, rabbits and Lady Gaga. Everything. Life is fun and funny and a little bit loopy. Until all of a sudden, Paloma comes face to face with a blinding light named Big Luce. Paloma doesn’t understand what she’s done wrong but Big Luce just won’t leave her be. Paloma and Pijon are catapulted into a strange new world where they begin their surreal adventure, determined to find out what Big Luce is all about.
Created by award-winning theatre maker Caroline Horton and an international ensemble, Muckers is a funny, magical, physical production for ages 5+.
Performed in both English and Spanish, with original songs, this mischievous show asks what it takes to stand proud and be true to ourselves, and how we empower the next generation to do the same.
Muckers is showing at The Oxford Playhouse during the Easter School Holidays between 17 – 20 April 2019
There are 2 showings per day at 11am and 2pm
Ticket prices are £9
For more information or to book tickets please click here
Easter at Blenheim Palace
19 – 22 April
The Blenheim Palace Pleasure Gardens will transform into an Easter wonderland with lots of interactive experiences, family-friendly activities, Easter trails and shows to enjoy.
Find a traditional fairground, Dressing Up Tent, Princess Meet & Greet plus Conk the Clown Punch and Judy and Carnival Birds walkabout.
Embark on an Easter Bunny Walkabout, or frolic with the fairy stilt walkers; plus have a go at Archery and get jumping on the bouncy castle or try bungee trampolining!
Families can also see an Easter Puppet Show, watch Balloon Twisters, take part in Circus Skills Workshops and have their faces painted over the four-day celebration.
For more details about Easter at Blenheim click here
Easter Holiday Events a bit further afield
Easter Holidays Spring Babies Event at Green Dragon Eco Farm
6 – 22 April 2019
The Green Dragon Spring Babies event is a family friendly event and will host a variety of themed educational and fun experiences and activities. During the school holidays there will be a full programme of animal encounters with lots of new babies to get close to, such as Oxford Sandy & Black piglets, goat kids, ducklings and chicks.
To find out more about this event, click here.
What’s on over the School Holidays at Wycombe Museum
5 – 23 April 2019
This Easter there’s loads going on at Wycombe Museum for families. Here are our highlights:
Easter Egg Hunt – 5 – 23 April – Hunt around the museum and garden for Easter clues to solve a puzzle and claim your chocolate prize. There are two egg hunts planned – one inside and one outside – so whatever the weather your Easter fun is sorted! No need to book. Suitable for ages 2 – 11 years, £2.50 per child. To find out more click here.
Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting – Sunday 7 April, midday – 4.00pm – Test your aim in these 30 minute laser clay pigeon shooting workshops. Suitable for all ages and abilities over 8 years. £12.00 per person. Click here to book and find out more.
Family Stargazing Evening – Monday 8 April, 7.00 – 9.30pm – This family friendly stargazing evening will feature a talk from Dr Sandy Giles on the most prominent feature in the night sky – the moon. This will be followed by some time spent looking at the stars through telescopes from the museum grounds with local experts and dinner. Adults £17.50, Under 15s £10.00, Under 5s £3.00. Find out more and book here.
Discover & Make Easter Crafts – Tuesday 16 & Thursday 18 April, 10.30, 11.30am, 1.15, 2.15, 3.15pm – Get set for some Easter bunny fun and create your own pop-up hopping bunny to take home. The sessions are best for primary aged children, but all are welcome. Tickets are £3.00 per child. To find out more, click here.
To find out what else is on at Wycombe Museum over the Easter school holidays, click here.
Cadbury Easter Egg Trail at Hughenden Manor
8 – 22 April 2019, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Find out about the treats the wildlife at Hughenden are hoping for this Easter with a nature trail around the gardens and receive a chocolate prize at the end. Suitable for little ones and older explorers.
The Trail runs from 8 – 22 April 2019 and costs £3.00 per child.
To find out more, click here.
Easter at Waddesdon Manor
6 – 22 April 2019
This Easter, Waddesdon will prove a great place to take the kiddies for plenty of outdoor fresh air fun!
Spring Activities & Trail – from 8 – 18 April (Wednesday – Sunday), 10.00am – 4.00pm, bring the kiddies to Waddesdon for one of their great trails. With two routes to choose from you’ll search for answers together as you explore Nature Tamed and Wild Nature. Can you solve the puzzle and collect a prize. Costs £3.00 per trail. Find out more here.
Easter Egg Hunt – there will be a fantastic Easter Egg Hunt for children at Waddesdon Manor from 19 – 22 April, from 10.00am – 4.00pm. Come and help trace nature through the ages at Waddesdon – what creatures used to live at Waddesdon? Can you help find their eggs? There will be prizes at the end. Costs £3.00 per child, click here to find out more.
Cadbury’s Easter Trail – Springing into Life at Cliveden
6 – 23 April 2019, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Explore Cliveden’s Spring gardens on the annual Easter Trail where children will leap into spring with an interactive, nature-themed Easter trail. At the end of the trail children will receive a special Cadbury chocolate egg, or a non-sugary alternative.
The trail runs from 6 – 23 April, 10.30am – 3.30pm and costs £3.00 per child. No need to book, just turn up, collect your trail map from the visitor centre in the main car park and enjoy the great outdoors. To find out more now, click here.
EATING OUT WITH THE KIDS IN OXFORDSHIRE THIS EASTER?
If you fancy grabbing a bite to eat while you’re out and about this Easter with the family we’ve got loads of suggestions for child-friendly restaurants in Oxfordshire. Check out our handy guide, please click here.
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