If you’re looking for things to do this weekend (12 & 13 January) with the family in Oxfordshire, there’s loads happening and we’ve got all the best, not-to-be-missed bits right here for you.
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Hippity Hop at Oxford Playhouse
Experience the poetry, puppetry, music and movement of the first ever interactive hip hop show for young children.
With graffiti-based designs, hip hop flavoured beats and the twinkling lights of the city, it’s a multi-sensory musical – a hip hopera!
Sat 12 – Sun 13 Jan 2019, BT Studio
Age Guideline 2 – 5
Location: Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford,Oxfordshire. OX1 2LW
To book tickets click here
Baby Boogie at Pegasus Theatre
ALADDIN PANTO AT CHIPPING NORTON THEATRE
14 November – 13 January 2019
This Christmas, prepare for sunnier climes and a little adventure… Far, far away in a mysterious land, Aladdin is about to embark on the greatest adventure of all time…
Calling all intrepid explorers! Grab your compass and hop aboard the bi-plane as the nation’s favourite traditional panto heads for Egypt.
With dancing mummies, disappearing pyramids and a deeply daft genie, expect a laughter-filled spectacular. This is Aladdin as you’ve never seen it before! When Aladdin meets Jasmine, both are sure their luck will change, but the wicked Abanazar has other plans.
Family friendly from start to finish, and packed with magical marvels and toe-tapping tunes, this is the Chippy Panto you’ve been wishing for.
We went to see this a few weeks ago, read our review here
For more details click here
Pop Art in Print at Banbury Museum
12 & 13 January
Featuring work by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Damien Hirst and more
Drawn from the outstanding collection of Pop Art graphics from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, this exhibition showcases work by iconic artists of the 60s and 70s alongside contemporary artists influenced by the modern age’s most important art movement.
Pop Art reflected a fascination with celebrities and brands. Pop artists recognised the potential of prints to communicate ideas quickly and cheaply, creating art which both mirrored and critiqued the American Dream.
Inspired by commercial graphics and popular culture, the movement generated an innovative and prolific culture of printmaking. Bringing together over 60 works by more than 30 artists, this exhibition offers a comprehensive and exciting view of artists working in this style from the 1960s to the early 2000s.
Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
For more details click here
Children go FREE at the Green Dragon Eco Farm
7 – 31 January
We have been to The Green Dragon Farm a number of times to various children’s parties and both my children absolutely love it!! There is so much to do at the farm and if you visit between the 7th to 31st January, there is FREE admission for a child with one paying adult.
Open all year round, the farm attraction has many undercover and indoor facilities across the site. The daily Animal Encounter Programme includes a variety of exciting encounters with animals, most of which are undercover, enabling visitors to get up close to the animals and learn about them from the expert Livestock and Wildlife Teams.
In the Animal Barn, there are rare breed lambs to see that were born over Christmas and the New Year to Dorset and Portland ewes and an opportunity to get up close to the sheep and goats that are over-wintering in the barn or groom the Shetland ponies. Nearby in Pets’ Corner are a huge variety of exotic pets some of which visitors can encounter during the ‘Cold-blooded Creatures’ session. There’s also a chance to stroke the Continental Giant rabbits and guinea pigs during ‘Furry Friends’.
Up in the Wildlife Zone, the new Hub – a huge undercover area that can accommodate large groups of visitors and school children – has been ideal for training the young birds of prey, whatever the weather. There are four encounters a day in the Wildlife Zone – the flight-displays and red squirrel encounter are undercover.
There are two play barns for messy and soft play. The Soft Play Barn is the place for the children to let off steam while grown-ups enjoy a great cup of coffee in the warm. The Messy Play Barn houses giant sandpits and ride-ons for little ones – ideal on a wet day.
10am – 4pm Farm and Wildlife Zone
10am – 5.30pm Play Barns
Farm admission: Adult £9, Child £8.
Location: Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm & Eco Centre, Claydon Road, Hogshaw. MK18 3LA
For more details click here
The Little Mix Experience in Aylesbury
If you’re a fan of one of X Factor’s finest exports, the BRIT award-winning Little Mix, you’re sure to love The Little Mix Experience!
Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to the UK’s finest girl-band with breath-taking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK.
This is a high-energy show from beginning to end, packed with all of Little Mix’s greatest hits and it’s suitable for all ages! Featuring songs such as DNA, Wings, Salute, Black Magic, Shout Out To My Ex and many, many more.
They look like Little Mix, they sound like Little Mix, they are The Little Mix Experience!
Running time: The running time will be added as soon as it is confirmed.
Location: Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Bucks HP20 1UG
To find out more or to book tickets click here
WINTER WEEKENDS AT WADDESDON MANOR
Weekends, 5 January – 24 March 2019, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Forget the winter blues by getting out and enjoying nature. This January to March explore the Waddesdon Manor gardens that are wonderful at this time of year, with early spring-flowering snowdrops and winter aconities, winter shrubs and unusual views before the trees come into leaf. It’s a perfect time to be inspired and connect with nature, spend time with friends and family, or cosy up with a delicious hot chocolate.
To find out more, click here.
EATING OUT WITH THE KIDS IN OXFORDSHIRE
If you fancy grabbing a bite to eat while you’re out and about with the we’ve got loads of suggestions for child-friendly restaurants in Oxfordshire. Check out our handy guide, please click here.
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