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What’s on this Weekend in Oxfordshire: 12 & 13 January

What’s on this Weekend in Oxfordshire: 12 & 13 January

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

12 – 13 January 
Hippity Hop

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 2019BT Studio

Age Guideline 2 – 5

Location: Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford,Oxfordshire. OX1 2LW

To book tickets click here

 

Baby Boogie at Pegasus Theatre

12 January 
Baby Boogie Oxford Story Museum
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

Cost
£7 (Including workshop) /£5 (Disco only)

Location: Pegasus, Magdalen Rd, Oxford. OX4 iRE

To book click here

ALADDIN PANTO AT CHIPPING NORTON THEATRE

14 November – 13 January  2019

Aladdin Chipping Norton Panto

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

Pop Art at Banbury

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

Green Dragon

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

13 January

The Little Mix Experience

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 DNAWingsSaluteBlack MagicShout 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

Waddesdon Manor Bucks

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

Child friendly restaurants 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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