I hope you have had a good week so far and looking forward to this weekend! If you’re looking for things to do at the weekend with your family here’s our guide of what’s on in Oxfordshire.
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Dear Zoo at Chipping Norton Theatre
21 – 23 March
After a successful debut tour, Dear Zoo the timeless children’s classic book returns to the stage in 2019!
Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982. And has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.
This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.
Join us to see what the zoo has sent: the perfect pet – in the end!
Suitable for ages 2+ and their families
To book Dear Zoo please click here
Millets Mini Makers at Millets Farm
22 – 23 March
Millets Farm are excited to announce this years dates for Millets Mini Makers!
We welcomed the launch of Millets Mini Makers in December last year and we will continue with our Children’s cooking workshops with our very own head baker, Cupcake Kate throughout 2019!
Cupcake Kate will be making the most of the fresh produce grown on the farm, and children will get very hands on making some yummy delights.
Join us in the first of this years workshop…Spring Theme! Children will get to make; An Asparagus & Sundried Tomato Loaf, Hot Cross Cookies and Chocolate Nests plus a mini craft activity whilst their yummy goodies are cooking!
There will be 2 sessions a day; morning from 10am-12noon and afternoon from 1pm-3pm.
Workshops will run on Friday 22nd March for 2-5 years and Saturday 23rd March for 2+ years.
£17.99 per child plus one accompanying adult
For more details click here
The Goose who Flew at Oxford Playhouse
Goose loves the summer, playing with his family and friends, but soon it is time for him to fly south for the winter. As his journey begins, things are not as they should be.
Using charming storytelling, simple puppetry and an assortment of quirky characters, this is a heartfelt story about the importance of compassion, community and understanding.
Duration: 40mins with no interval
Age guidance 3 -7
Ticket prices are £8
There are two showings at 11am and 2pm
To book tickets to The Goose who Flew at Oxford Playhouse on 23 March please click here
William Morris & The Thames at The River & Rowing Museum
16 & 17 March
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
22 & 23 March
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
Vue in Oxford – £2.49 each
Lambing at Green Dragon Eco Farm
From mid March
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
WILD SHOTS YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION AT WADDESDON
12 January – 5 April 2019, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Calling all 10 – 15 year olds! Put your photography skills to the test and enter this great photo competition. Are you a budding photographer? Between January and April take inspiration from the grounds of Waddesdon Manor to capture wild flowers, wildlife and woodlands. The winner will be able to choose from either a place on a three day photography summer school worth £180 or a digital camera.
For full details on this fantastic competition, 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.
Looking for ideas for the Easter Holidays?
Are you looking for ideas for the Easter Holidays? Click here for our guide of what’s on in Oxfordshire
EATING OUT WITH THE KIDS IN OXFORDSHIRE THIS WEEKEND?
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