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Thame October Fair – 13 – 14 October
Following the cancellation of the September fair, we are delighted that the October fair will go ahead as normal this weekend.
Location: Upper High Street, Thame
Date: 13th – 14th October
Baby Boogie at The Oxford Story Museum – Saturday 14 October
oddlers and grown-ups grab some space on the dance-floor and let the music take you away. Take a break in the chill-out zone with free face painting. Kick off your shoes and turn up the volume for a disco delight with your toddlers.
For ages 0-6 year olds with older siblings welcome.
Price: £5 per person
Location: Rochester House, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP
Date and time: Saturday 14th October 10:30am – 11:30am
For more details click here
Buggy Balloon Battle, Creative Computing Club – Saturday 14 October
Do you have a Robot Wars or Super Mario Kart fan at home? Then this workshop is for them. They will get to create their very own radio controller by programming BBC Micro:bits. Afterwards, they can test out their robot buggy driving skills and see how many balloons can be popped in our arena.
Workshop is for children aged 9-15
Price: £8 per child (adults free)
Location: The Discovery Zone, The Basement, Oxford Centre For Innovation, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1BY
Date and time: Saturday 14th October
Thame Arts & Literature Festival – 14 – 15 October
Every October since 2010, Thame has hosted an annual Arts & Literature Festival with approximately 35 events packed into an intensive and inspirational weekend.
Family events include:
THAME CINEMA 4 ALL : A MONSTER CALLS AT THE PLAYERS THEATRE ON SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER AT 10:30AM
A film about a boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother’s terminal illness.
For children aged 12 and over
Price – Adults : £6.00 Children £3.50
THE BUTTERFLY WITH SUZANNE BARTON AT THE TOWN HALL ON SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER AT 1:30PM
Join Suzanne for an hour of discovery and drawing as she runs her delightful interactive workshop for children aged 3+.
Price – £4
THE ISLAND AT THE END OF EVERYTHING WITH KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE AT THE PLAYERS THEATRE ON SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER AT 3PM
Kiran weaves her magic for children aged 9+ on Saturday.
Price – £4
THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE OVER 10,000 YEARS WITH CHRIS LLOYD AT THE TOWN HALL ON SUNDAY 15TH OCTOBER AT 10AM
Returning for the 3rd year, the very popular and hugely entertaining Chris Lloyd returns with his massive charts and bubbly personality.
Chris’ talks are always worth getting up on a Sunday morning for –
Price – Adults £6.00 Children £4.00
THAME ART CRAWL
In partnership with Thame Arts & Literature Festival Thame Town Council are running the first ever Thame Art Crawl, giving festival goers the chance to stroll around Thame between events, to explore different venues celebrating art in the town centre.
Running from Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 October 2017, the Art Crawl will feature:
- Live Art with Creation Station at the library on Saturday 2pm – 4pm
- established galleries, artist and makers shops;
- pop up art exhibitions;
- live art activities where you can watch an artist at work, and sometimes get involved yourself
- community arts groups.
For more information about Thame Arts and Literature Festival click here
Illuminated Weekends at Fairytale Farm, 14 – 15 October
Between now and Christmas Fairytale Farm will have their Illuminated Evenings every Saturday and Sunday.
The park will be open all day as normal, but when daylight fades the entire Enchanted Walk will become a magical wonderland of fairy lights!
The Beanstalk Cafe will be open throughout with a choice of hot and cold snacks.
The adventure playground and animal areas will close at dusk as the lights come on, so be sure to arrive in good time so you don’t miss all that Fairytale Farm has to offer in the daylight.
The Farm will open until late on 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd and 28th October to celebrate the switch-on of the Illuminations. On these special evenings they will be offering a ‘Illuminations and Supper’ package £6.00 per person. This price gives evening entry to the Farm (with a chance to see the animals if you arrive promptly at 5pm), a soup with crusty bread or hot dog plus a hot or cold drink, and finish the evening with a stroll through the illuminated gardens after the lights switch on. A truly magical evening for the whole family!
Location: Fairytale Farm, Southcombe, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. OX7 5QH
Click here for more details
Pick Your Own Pumpkins – Millets Farm Centre, 14 – 15 October
You can pick your own pumpkins from the PYO fields of Millets Farm Centre near Abingdon.
Location: Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Nr Abingdon, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB
For more information click here
Brick Wonders Lego Exhibition at Banbury Museum, 14 – 15 October
Calling lego builders and mini-brick architects big and small… A world of imagination and creativity is waiting for you! Discover the endless possibilities, as you journey through history and around the globe discovering brick wonders, carefully crafted using over a quarter of a million of these much-loved little bricks.
A treat for all ages, bring your curiosity, build your imagination and explore the world brick by brick. Marvel at the shapes and structures that can be snapped together to create the most iconic wonders of the world, including the Great Wall of China, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Great Pyramid of Giza and Niagara Falls.
Location: Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Spiceball Park Rd, Banbury OX16 2PQ
Date: 16 September – 18 November
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Tickets available on the day from the museum shop: £4.00 adult, £3.00 concessions, £2.00 children (Under 5s free)
Suitable for: All ages
For more information about the exhibition click here
Mini Mornings at Vue Cinema in Oxford, 14 – 15 October
Despicable Me 3
Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf – Sunday 15 Ocober
Peter and Grandad have gone camping for the weekend. Grandad says stick to the campsite but Peter has other ideas…
Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through the feilds and forests he discovers new sounds and noises. Featuring animal antics of singing birds, waddling ducks, sneaky cats, and a rocking wolf. With new music lovingly inspired by Prokofev’s classic, this is Peter and the Wolf as you’ve never seen it before.
Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf is a brand new show with amazing music created live with a variety of instruments and objects, including real musical vegetables. Combined with imaginative puppetry, physical comedy and fun interaction, the show will have children ages 4+ jumping for joy.
The show is an ideal and imaginative introduction to making music, and has a positive message about being kind to the world.
Perfect for children aged 4+ and their families.
Price: £8, Conc £6, Members £6.40, Family £24 (4 to incl at least 1 child)
Location: Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 7NE
Date and time: Sunday 15th October at 2pm
Click here for more details
Apple Day at Cogges Manor Farm – Sunday 15 October
The ever popular Apple Day at Cogges returns this year with even more delicious apple treats from the orchard and walled garden.
You can taste a range of different varieties of apples to find your favourites! There will be apple pressing, ready for you to taste fresh, heritage apple juice, with some available to take home.
The Windrush Bowmen will be on the lawn in period dress demonstrating their archery skills and sparring using replica weapons, as well as showing visitors traditional weaving techniques. There will also be a static birds of prey display from J.E.T Falconry.
In the manor house, the apple fun continues with toffee apples, storytelling, craft activities and apple crumble. For the grown-ups, there’s always the Cogges Cider Bar, and live music to while away the afternoon.
Usual entry fees apply or free for season ticket holders and under 3s. Well behaved dogs on leads are most welcome.
Admission prices Adults – £6.50, Children – £4.50, Family – £19.50
Location: Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane, Witney OX28 3LA
Date and time: Sunday 15th October – 11am – 4pm
For more details click here
Have a great weekend x
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