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What’s on over the Easter Weekend in Oxfordshire

What’s on over the Easter Weekend in Oxfordshire

The weather looks like it’s going to be fantastic for the long Easter weekend. If you’re staying local and looking for things to do with the family here’s our guide of what’s on in Oxfordshire this weekend.

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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

MUCKERS AT OXFORD PLAYHOUSE

17 – 20 April

muckers

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

Moreton BARN Lambing DAYS

21 – 22 April

Moreton Barn Lambing

Moreton barn lambing day is a  FREE event all they ask for is donations to the Air Ambulance. Go along and meet the baby animals and stay for Tea coffee and cake.

For more details Moreton barn lambing day please click here

Easter Extravaganza at The Crown in Chinnor

21 April

The Crown Pub in Chinnor, winner of Best Family Friendly in the 2019 Little Ankle Biters’ Awards are hosting an Easter Extravaganza from 3pm on 21 April. You can expect a Bouncy Castle, an Egg Hunt, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Kids Disco and much more…

For more details click here

The Shake Shop’s 8th Birthday

22 April

The Shake Shop in Witney are celebrating their 8th Birthday on 22 April. It’s Happy Hour between 11am – 12pm where the first 80 shakes are free and then £1.

There will be entertainment from 10am, to find out more click here

Easter Team Days at Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway

18 – 22 April

Day out with thomas buckinghamshire railway centre 2018

 

Four days of steam this Easter from 19 April to 22 April 2019 inclusive. Under 5s go Free and 5-15 years are just £1.

On your journey see the foothills of the Chiltern Hills change from their winter drab to emerging spring greenery and you might spot some of our local wildlife too – it is rather rare not to see the Red Kites whirling overhead! All the while your steam locomotive is lazily billowing out steam past your window and the vintage diesel is growling its way along the line on the gentle round trip.

A through the train catering trolley will operate from 11.00 onwards and will offer an at-seat service of moderately priced teas, coffees, light refreshments and snacks

For more details click here

EASTER FAMILY FUN AT THE RIVER & ROWING MUSEUM

6 – 22 April

Meet Rabbits, chicks and goats, make a sleepy sheepy or enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt. The museum will be bouncing with bunnies and cheeping with chicks

For more details click here

EASTER TRAIL AT THAME MUSEUM

6 – 30 April

 

Join  Thame Museum over the Easter Holidays for some Easter fun – Entry is FREE

Can you find the 9 Easter  chicks hidden round the Museum? Find them all and complete the trail sheet to win an Easter Sticker. Available throughout April.

For more details click here

Easter Bunny Hunt at Waterperry Gardens

1 – 24 April

Easter Bunny Hunt at Waterperry

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 Holidays at Cogges Farm

18 – 22 April

Giant Easter nests have taken over Cogges Farm.  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.

For more details of all things Easter at Cogges Farm please click here

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Greys Court

18 – 22 April

Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys (Nr Henley-on-Thames) - A great day out national trust

Hunt for clues around the estate to win a Cadbury chocolate prize, with two separate trails this year.

For more details please click here

 

William Morris & The Thames at The River & Rowing Museum

18 – 22 April

WIlliam Morris

This new exhibition at the River and Rowing Museum illustrates the rich and little-known story of William Morris’ deep connections to the Thames.

It brings together a unique selection of works, with loans from the V&A, The William Morris Gallery, British Library, and many more. Highlights include Morris’ Thames series of textiles alongside his original hand-drawn designs, a signed copy of News from Nowhere, and his personal fishing tackle and spectacles. Materials from the Morris & Co. workshop illustrate the production process, while socialist pamphlets that Morris penned and published demonstrate his deep commitment to socialism in later life.

The influence of the Thames and its tributaries flowed through William Morris’ life and work. The river provided the setting for his leisure time spent angling and boating, inspiration for his designs and writing, and the ideal water conditions for the manufacture of his textiles. One notable Thames boat trip from his London home via Henley to his rural retreat in Oxfordshire was so moving that it inspired his socialist utopia novel, News from Nowhere.

Explore the Thames through Morris’ eyes: a beautiful retreat from urban excess and the capitalism he despised, a valuable resource continuing the river’s working heritage, and a rich source of creative inspiration. Step from the exhibition straight out onto the riverbank and find your own earthly paradise.

 “The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”  William Morris

For more information click here

KIDS CLUB AT YOUR LOCAL CINEMA

18 – 22 April

cinema weekend

Little Ankle Biters are always on the look out for ways to entertain the kids without spending a fortune. Lots of cinemas run kids clubs on weekend mornings where you can go to the cinema at a discounted price.

Here’s our guide to cinema kids clubs in Oxfordshire:

ODEON IN Banbury & Oxford – £3.25 EACH

Click here for more details

Vue in Oxford – £2.49 each

Click here for more details

Lambing at Green Dragon Eco Farm

From mid March

Green Dragon Eco Farm lambing

At Green Dragon they have rare breed lambs twice a year. This spring they’re expecting about 50 lambs which will start around now.

For more details click here

SPRING BABIES AT GREEN DRAGON ECO FARM

18 – 22 April

Spring babies event green dragon eco farm 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.

SPRING INTO EASTER AT ODDS FARM PARK

18 – 22 April

Spring into Easter odds farm park buckinghamshire april 2019

This year the Easter holidays are all about carrots at Odds Farm Park from 6 – 23 April 2019!

Join the ‘Quest for Carrots’ – a most unusual Easter egg and carrot hunt – to earn your sweet treat. Plus, enjoy fun shows with the Oddsocks family in addition to spring-themed arts, crafts and games, lambing, and of course the reopening of H2Odds Water Play.

To find out more about this event, click here.

 

EASTER AT WADDESDON MANOR

6 – 22 April 2019

Easter egg hunt waddesdon manor 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.

***COMING SOON**

Madagascar The Musical at New Theatre Oxford

30 April – 4 May

Madagascar the Musical

Join Alex (X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry), Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in Madagascar The Musical.

This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

This brand new musical from Dreamworks (Shrek The Musical) will leave audiences with no choice but to ‘move it, move it’!

Suitable for ages 3+.

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes (including interval)

Age guidance: 3+

For more information or to book tickets click here

 

EATING OUT WITH THE KIDS IN OXFORDSHIRE THIS WEEKEND?

Child friendly restaurants in Oxfordshire

If you fancy grabbing a bite to eat while you’re out and about this weekend 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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Have a great weekend x



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