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May events

FREE taster session with the Didcot Rock Choir

If you have always wanted to join a choir locally, you can! The local Didcot choir is run by vocal coach Krisha..... See more >
All Saints C of E School, Tamar Way, Didcot OX11 7QH
Today, Thu 27 Jun

Disney's Beauty and the Beast - The musical

Jigsaw Stage Productions proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time,... See more >
Cornerstone, 25 Station Rd, Didcot OX11 7NE
Today to Sat 25 May

Through Fire and Water: Cantatas by Jacquet de la Guerre and Planyavsk

Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre’s Cantates Francaises, published at the start of the 18th Century, act as dramatic... See more >
Christ Church Cathedral St Aldates Oxford OX1 1DP

FREE taster session with the Bicester Rock Choir

If you have always wanted to join a choir locally, you can! Your local Bicester choir is run by singer/pianist Liga..... See more >
Glory Farm Primary School, Hendon Place, Sunderland Drive, Bicester OX26 4YJ
Today, Thu 20 Jun, Thu 4 Jul

Quietude | Daniel Ablitt

Sarah Wiseman Gallery are delighted to announce a solo show this May for artist Daniel Ablitt, ‘Quietude’... See more >
40-41 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JL
Today to Sat 25 May

Artweeks at WOA

WOA Gallery Celebrates Local Artists at Oxfordshire Artweeks 2024 Join us for a vibrant exhibition showcasing the... See more >
West Ox Arts Gallery Market Square Bampton Oxfordshire OX18 2JH
Today to Sun 26 May, Tue 28 May to Sat 1 Jun

Artweeks at Earth Trust

Artweeks at Earth Trust Immerse yourself in beautiful artwork inspired by the natural world We’re bringing together an exciting range of... See more >
Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham OX14 4QZ
Today, Fri 24 May, Sun 26 May, Mon 27 May

FREE taster session with the Abingdon Rock Choir

Ever wondered if there is a 'local ladies choir near me or nearby'? The local Abingdon choir is run by..... See more >
Wootton & Dry Sandford Community Centre, Lamborough Hill, Wootton, Abingdon OX13 6DA
Today, Thu 13 Jun, Thu 27 Jun, Thu 4 Jul

Patti Boulaye at 70 - Me, Myself and I

Patti Boulaye at 70 - Me, Myself and I Celebrating her 70th birthday and 50 years of stardom, Patti Boulaye performs songs and tells stories that are... See more >
The Players Theatre, 3 Nelson St, Thame OX9 2DP
Fri 24 May

2024 English Music Festival

The annual English Music Festival celebrates the brilliance, innovation, beauty and rich musical heritage of Britain... See more >
Dorchester Abbey High Street Dorchester-on-Thames OX10 7HH
Fri 24 May, Mon 27 May

A FREE Guided Walk and ID event at Aston Rowant, led by Will Langdon.

Will Langdon will introduce us to ways of identifying some of our moth species without using a moth trap... See more >
Aston Rowant NNR HP14 3YL
Sat 25 May

Once Upon a Unicorn and Dragon

Dive into a realm of dreams and legends at Fairytale Farm this May Half Term. Join us for a whimsical journey where..... See more >
Fairytale Farm, Southcombe, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5QH
Sat 25 May to Sun 2 Jun

Blenheim Palace Food Festival 25-27 May, 2024

May 2024 at Blenheim Palace offers a gastronomic celebration with an exceptional 3-day line-up of celebrity cooks,... See more >
Blenheim Palace, Oxford Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP
Sat 25 May, Mon 27 May

Thame Craft and Gift Market

A delightful market town just 12 miles from Oxford. The Guildhall is an imposing building in the heart of the town See more >
Thame Town Hall, High Street, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3DP
Sat 25 May, Sat 20 Jul

A FREE Guided Walk at Seven Barrows BBOWT Reserve, led by Peter Philp.

We will search for spring butterflies including Small Blue, Dingy Skipper and maybe Duke of Burgundy, plus day-flying... See more >
Seven Barrows BBOWT Nature reserve RG17 8UH
Sun 26 May
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Things to do around Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire, with its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cultural scene, offers a plethora of activities for an unforgettable day out. Whether you're a local or a visitor, here are some fantastic options to explore:

1. Blenheim Palace, Woodstock:
- UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace is a true gem. Not only is it the birthplace of Winston Churchill, but it's also the only non-royal country house in England to be granted the title of palace. Explore its grand stately rooms, wander through the botanic gardens, and venture out into the estate on various walking trails. Don't miss the maze, miniature train, and the enchanting Christmas festivities.

2. Oxford Walking Tour:
- To truly soak in the charm of Oxford, join a guided walking tour. Explore the university's historic colleges, learn about J.R.R. Tolkien's haunts, and discover filming locations from the Harry Potter series. The Visitor Information Centre on Broad Street can help you choose the perfect tour.

3. Christ Church, Oxford:
- Among the University of Oxford colleges, Christ Church stands out. With six Grade I listed buildings, the iconic Tom Tower, and a Gothic cathedral, it's a must-visit. Immerse yourself in centuries of history within its walls.

4. Explore the Cotswolds:
- Oxfordshire is surrounded by picturesque villages in the Cotswolds. Take a leisurely drive through rolling hills, visit charming market towns like Burford and Chipping Norton, and enjoy the quintessential English countryside.

5. Thames Path Walking Trail:
- Follow the Thames Path along the River Thames. Enjoy riverside views, spot wildlife, and take in the serene beauty of the waterway.

6. Oxford Botanic Garden:
- Established in 1621, the Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest in Britain. Explore its diverse plant collections and relax in the peaceful surroundings.

7. Ashmolean Museum:
- Delve into art, archaeology, and history at the Ashmolean Museum. It houses an impressive collection spanning centuries and civilizations.

8. Punting on the Cherwell or Isis:
- Experience the timeless tradition of punting on the tranquil rivers. Hire a punt and glide along the water, admiring the historic buildings along the banks.

9. Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens:
- Just outside Oxfordshire, this wildlife park is home to a variety of animals. Explore the beautifully landscaped gardens and enjoy close encounters with exotic species.

10. Oxford Covered Market:
- Wander through this historic market, filled with independent shops, cafes, and stalls. Sample local produce and find unique souvenirs.

Remember to check opening hours and any booking requirements for these attractions. Oxfordshire promises a day filled with history, natural beauty, and cultural delights!