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What’s on for families in Oxfordshire this weekend: 3 & 4 February 2018

What’s on for families in Oxfordshire this weekend: 3 & 4 February 2018

We are officially out of January so we can start looking forward to spring and warmer weather. If you’re looking for things to do with the kids this weekend, there are lots of events and activities going on in Oxfordshire for families.

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Beowulf, Cornerstone Theatre Didcot: 3 February 2018

Beowulf – the bravest of the Anglo-Saxon heroes, fighting flesh eating monsters and fire breathing dragons, over an inhospitable landscape, in the defence of Hrothgar, King of the Danes.

Nine-year-old Sophie knows the story of Beowulf well. She has enjoyed sharing it many times with her mother, a professor of Old English. Together they have even learned to read a language that no one has spoken in this country for over nine hundred years.

But Sophie is fighting monsters of her own, monsters every bit as terrifying as those that Beowulf must face. Her mother is dying, and Sophie’s life is changing beyond her control.

Suitable for anyone over seven with a taste for adventure!

Location: Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road Didcot, Oxon,. OX11 7NE

Prices: £8.50, Concs £6.50, Family £26

To book tickets click here


SOFO Kids Club ‘Call The Medics!’

Once a month on Saturday afternoons and regularly in the holidays, activity sessions for children aged 6-9 years which is two and a half hours of trails, quizzes, games, craft, active learning, kitchen science and outdoor fun.A new theme each session inspired by the Museum, the seasons and the best of the school curriculum and this Saturday is the theme ‘Call The Medics’including topics.

Cost: £7 per child

Location: SOFO Museum, Park Street , Woodstock, Oxfordshire. OX20 1SN

For more information click here


Super Saturday Skate, Oxford Ice Rink: 3 February 2018

A fun drop in session for skaters of all abilities at The Oxford Ice Rink

Location: Oxford Ice Rink, Oxpens Road, Oxford, OX1 1RX

Date and time: Saturday 27 January at 11:30am – 4pm

To find out more click here

Saturday Science Club – Feed the Birds Day 2018: 3 February 2018

To celebrate International Feed The Birds Day this brilliantly beaky bird-themed workshop for 5-9 year olds will be exploring how birds adapt to and survive in their environment. The young explorers will be ‘voyaging’ overseas to Darwin’s Galapagos Islands to meet some feathery inhabitants and playing evolution-based games that involve spoons, straws, chopsticks and BBQ tongs! Pecked with problem-solving bird-based fun, it’s a great chance to learn about how animals overcome nature’s challenges.

We should all remember to feed the birds in our gardens this winter, as it is hard for them to find food in the cold weather, so everyone will get the chance to make a pine cone bird feeder to take home!

Date and time: Saturday, 3 February 2018 at 9.45am – 11am and 11.30am – 12.45pm Suitable for ages 5-9

Costs £8 child per child
Location: The Yang Science Centre – Abingdon School, Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1BQ,
Click here for more details

Comics Club with Neil Cameron at The Oxford Story Museum: 3 February 2018

Develop your comic-making skills and share ideas with like-minded enthusiasts. Awesome comic artist Neill Cameron will be on hand to offer helpful advice and tips.

Ages 8-12 only. Adults are not required to accompany children to this workshop.

Neill Cameron is a cartoonist and writer, creator of the young adult graphic novels Mo-Bot High and the instructional How To Make Awesome Comics. Since 2011 his work has appeared in the weekly children’s comic The Phoenix, where he produces – among other things – the dinosaur adventure serial The Pirates of Pangaea (with co-writer Daniel Hartwell), the robotic soap opera comedy Mega Robo Bros, and (with artist Kate Brown) the Cornish-set fantasy drama Tamsin and the Deep. Neill frequently travels the country giving workshops in schools, libraries and at festivals, and is a passionate advocate for the role comics can play in fostering literacy and encouraging children’s creativity.

Date and time: 3 February at 11am – 12:30pm

Costs: £7

Location: Oxford Story Museum, Rochester House, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP

For more details click here

Nick Cope’s Songbook at The Oxford Story Museum: 3 February 2018

Monkeys, bears, socks and mud! Nick Cope sings about everything children are REALLY interested in, and you’re invited to join in!

Ex indie-rocker frontman of The Candyskins, Nick brings his own brand of acoustic folk-rock to the world of children’s music, creating interactive concerts for families.

Date and time: 3 February at 10:30am – 11:30am

Costs: £5

Location: Oxford Story Museum, Rochester House, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP

To find out more click here


Henley College Students Art Exhibition – Henley River & Rowing Museum: 3 & 4 February 2018

‘Breakout’ marks the exciting debut exhibition for a collection of young artists currently studying at Henley College.  The works exhibited in this show intends to invoke a response from the viewer by offering an insight into their artistic journey.  From Fine Art to Fashion, installation to design, Breakout exhibits the sheer diversity of skill within artistic practice and offers a rare glimpse at the creative energy currently shaping our contemporary world.


Location: Henley River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1BF, UK

Dates: 23rd January 2018 – 4th February 2018 

Click here for more details


Winter Weekends at Waddesdon Manor: 3 & 4 February 2018

This January to March explore the gardens that are full of stark beauty at this time of year, with early spring flowers such as snowdrops and winter aconities. It’s a perfect time to be inspired and reconnect with nature, spend time with friends and family or cosy up with a delicious hot chocolate.

Location: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0JH

Date and time: 3 – 4 January 2018, 11am – 4pm

To find out more click here


Highway Rat Activity Trail at Wendover Woods: 3 & 4 January 2018

The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life at Wendover Woods.

Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

Packs are available from the visitor centre for just £3

Location: Wendover Woods, Bucks. HP22 5NQ

For more details click here



MINI VUE CINEMA IN OXFORD, 3 & 4 February 2018

Little Ankle Biters are always on the look out for ways to entertain the kids without spending a fortune, and going to the cinema for just £2.49 per person is one way of doing it, especially on a rainy day.

Vue Cinema in Oxford run Mini Mornings every weekend on a Saturday and Sunday morning, plus every day during the school holidays.

This is what they’ve got coming up:

My Little Pony: The Movie – U

Princess Twilight Sparkle must up her game if she’s to save Ponyville from being destroyed by a dark and evil force.

Showing dates and times: Saturday 3 February & Sunday 4 February at 9:45am

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature- U

Surly the squirrel is back, and this time he’s up against an army of bulldozers in this animated comedy.

Showing dates and times: Saturday 3 February & Sunday 4 February at 10am

Location:  Ozone Leisure Park, Grenoble Rd, Oxford OX4 4XP

For more information or to book tickets click here


Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common – Exciting Entertainers: 3 & 4 February 2018

As well as all of the fun of the farm and it’s numerous activities and play areas, this weekend you can also enjoy the excitement and exhilaration of Odds Farm Park’s Entertainers! With several shows daily, all the extra fun is included with your entry.

For more information, click here.


The Chit Chat Chalk Show, Cornerstone Theatre Didcot: 4 February 2018

Kiko is a confused young girl, struggling to understand how she feels about the strange new world she lives in. With her new friends, she embarks upon a quest to discover the mixture of emotions and colours that make her unique. The story dances, draws and giggles its way through from beginning to end. It’s sure to put a smile on faces, young and old.

The Chit Chat Chalk Show is charming, physical and packed with interaction for children aged 3–8yrs and their families. Sitting amongst the set and performers, the children in the audience play an essential part in helping Kiko on her journey.

This interactive show could get a little bit chalky, so please wear suitable clothing.

Suitable for 3-8 yrs and their grown-ups.

Prices: £8, Concs £6, Family £24

To book tickets click here

Games for Hope, John Hampden School in Thame: 4 February 2018

Games for Hope is a  pop-up games cafe in aid of the charity SeeSaw. There will be lots of games to play plus refreshments, cake and sandwiches.

Seesaw are a charity that provides grief support for children, young people and their families in Oxfordshire.  Through appropriate and timely support, SeeSaw can help to reduce the emotional, psychological and mental health consequences of bereavement.  Young people are then able to face the future with hope.

Games for Hope is on between 2pm – 6pm on Sunday 4 February at John Hampden School in Thams

For more information about SeeSaw click here


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Have a great weekend x


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