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What’s on this Weekend in Oxfordshire: 2 & 3 Feb

What’s on this Weekend in Oxfordshire: 2 & 3 Feb

If you’re looking for things to do this weekend 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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Drawing Mania at Vale & Download Museum

2 February

Drawing Mania at the Vale & Download Museum in Wantage is a free drop-in drawing session using the museum collection as inspiration.
Free guidance given and all materials provided. Suitable for all ages and abilities.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more details click here

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant at Cornerstone, Didcot

3 February


Based on the classic children’s book series by David McKee, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show, is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter!

Elephants, as everyone knows, are big, have trunks, and are grey. But Elmer is a patchwork of brilliant colours! His fun-loving and cheerful personality keeps everyone in a playful mood, until the day he gets tired of being different and tries to blend in with the herd.

Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show, features a menagerie of 12 loveable puppets, tells the tale of an elephant that stands out – both with his patchwork-coloured skin and his sense of humour – but ultimately realizing that his friends have always valued his unique characteristics.

The show’s subtle message that it is always best to be yourself, combined with the vibrant colour and cheeky humour of the main character, makes Elmer a great show for children of all ages.

Age guidance: 1+

For more details click here

Pop Art in Print at Banbury Museum

2 & 3 February

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



2 & 3 February


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

Artways Club at Henley River and Rowing Museum

2 February

Artways Art Club For 7 – 11 year olds 10.30am – 12.30pm

Saturdays during term time Taking inspiration from the Museum, its collections and temporary exhibitions, children learn a wide range of practical skills in painting, drawing, 3D and printmaking. They are also introduced to different artists and encouraged to discuss their ideas and opinions about their work. Sessions must be booked as a block. For more information and costs call 01491 415605 or email

Artways Art Club For 11 – 15 year olds 2pm – 4pm

Saturdays during term time Taking inspiration from the Museum, its collections and temporary exhibitions, young people work over several months to achieve their Arts Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold level. They have opportunities to work in a range of different media including screen printing, clay modelling and 3D construction, painting, drawing and textiles, and are encouraged to plan their own work around their chosen theme. As part of the Award, young people carry out research and also write reviews of arts events or exhibitions. They also build their self-confidence through demonstrating a practical skill to the rest of the group. If you are interested in booking a place on either of the courses please contact the education department on either 01491 415605 or email


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.


31 January – 3 February 2019

Cat in the Hat Aylesbury Waterside Theatre 2019

From the producers of The Twits and George’s Marvellous Medicine, comes this fantastic production of Dr. Seuss’ classic The Cat in the Hat. When The Cat in the Hat steps onto the mat, Sally and her brother are in for a rollercoaster ride of havoc and mayhem! The Cat can rescue them from a dull rainy day, but what mischief do they get up to along the way? With original songs and spectacular circus elements, this Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production of The Cat in the Hat will be the purrfect treat for all the family.

The show runs from 31 January – 3 February and is suitable for ages 4 years +.

To book tickets click here.

Looking for somewhere to go over Feb Half Term?

Feb Half Term Oxfordshire

With only a few weeks to go until Half Term, we have put together a guide of what’s on in Oxfordshire.

Click here for more details


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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