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Summer Exhibition 2024 - Printmakers Show | Sarah Wiseman Gallery

Exhibiting faces old and new, we will be celebrating the printmaking process in all their forms, from woodcuts to silkscreens... more >
Sarah Wiseman Gallery, 40-41 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JL
Today to Sat 31 Aug

Helen Edwards: Breathing of Life

Visit this transformational journey in art with local artist Helen Edwards as she weaves together her work as a solo artist with explorations in... more >
The North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JN
Today to Sat 27 Jul, Mon 29 Jul to Sat 3 Aug, Mon 5 Aug to Sat 10 Aug

Treasure Island

Creation Theatre's touring company will be delivering Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1883 classic Treasure Island... more >
Wycliffe Hall 54 Banbury Rd, Park Town, Oxford OX2 6PW
Tue 23 Jul, Sat 17 Aug

A Class Act II

A 'Class Act II': A Showcase of Artistic Talent at West Ox Arts Gallery in Bampton. Dates: July 20th - August 17th, 2024 West Ox Arts..... more >
West Ox Arts Gallery Market Square Bampton Oxfordshire OX18 2JH
Tue 23 Jul to Sun 28 Jul, Tue 30 Jul to Sun 4 Aug, Tue 6 Aug to Sun 11 Aug, Tue 13 Aug to Sat 17 Aug

As You Like It

Creation Theatre's touring company will be delivering 'As you Like It'. With such a talented cast, it will definitely be a..... more >
Wycliffe Hall 54 Banbury Rd, Park Town, Oxford OX2 6PW
Wed 24 Jul to Sat 17 Aug

Fairytale Festival 2024

Fairytale Festival 25th July - 2nd September 2024 Step into a magical world at Fairytale Farm! Join us for the enchanting Fairytale Festival,..... more >
Fairytale Farm, Southcombe, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5QH
Thu 25 Jul to Mon 2 Sep

Brick Madness

Lego collection for a massive free play session! more >
Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, Oxon OX16 2PQ
Tue 30 Jul, Fri 2 Aug, and more dates until Fri 30 Aug

Family History Days at Earth Trust

This summer, take a trip back in time with our fantastic immersive history-based family events as we bring the ancient world to life – with you in a... more >
Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4QZ
Thu 1 Aug, Thu 8 Aug, Thu 15 Aug, Thu 29 Aug

Nature, Natter and Nibbles

Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre is set on a lovely, hidden nature reserve tucked away behind Didcot Power station... more >
BBOWT, Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, Sutton Courtenay Road, Didcot. OX14 4TE
Fri 2 Aug

Midsummer House - Open Garden for NGS

Midsummer House - Open Garden for NGS Midsummer Garden is designed by Justin Spink for his parents, Anthony and Penny Spink, in 2015. In 2018 Mike and Ann Collins continued designing and..... more >
Midsummer House, Faringdon SN7 7QL
Fri 2 Aug

Club Rio

Club Rio - The venue for over 30's at The Marlborough Club, Didcot on Friday 2 August featuring dance music through the decades - 9... more >
Marlborough Club OX11 8RU
Fri 2 Aug

Wallingford Craft and Gift Market

A new market in this thriving historic Oxfordshire town. In an historic Grade 1 listed building overlooking Wallingford's market square. more >
Wallingford Town Hall, Market Place, Wallingford,Oxfordshire, OX10 0EG
Sat 3 Aug

Family Trail: Beetles! Beetles! Beetles!

A summer nature trail for families with children aged 4-11 years on our beautiful nature reserve at Sutton Courtenay... more >
BBOWT, Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, Sutton Courtenay Road, Didcot. OX14 4TE
Sat 3 Aug

113 Brize Norton Road - Open Garden for NGS

113 Brize Norton Road - Open Garden for NGS Mixed variety garden of over 1 acre inc quirky features for added interest. Lawns, meadow grass area, small woodland, native mixed hedging, wildlife..... more >
113 Brize Norton Road, Witney OX29 0SQ
Sun 4 Aug

Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland

This unique 100ft tower is Faringdon’s icon and the last major folly to be built in England. It sits on Folly Hill, within a charming woodland of..... more >
Stanford Road, Faringdon, Oxon SN7 8EP
Sun 4 Aug, Sun 18 Aug, Sun 1 Sep, Sun 15 Sep

Family Trail: Beetles! Beetles! Beetles!

A summer nature trail for families with children aged 4-11 years on our beautiful nature reserve at Sutton Courtenay... more >
BBOWT, Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, Sutton Courtenay Road, Didcot. OX14 4TE
Mon 5 Aug

Little Acorns Summertime Fun - Busy Bees

Nature-based play for little explorers: Our Little Acorns sessions run every school holiday and feature a variety of seasonal activities for... more >
Earth Lab, Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, Abingdon OX14 4QZ
Mon 5 Aug

3D Animal Art

Choose your favourite animals and make 3D portraits. more >
Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, Oxon OX16 2PQ
Mon 5 Aug

Family Trail: Beetles! Beetles! Beetles!

A summer nature trail for families with children aged 4-11 years on our beautiful nature reserve at Sutton Courtenay... more >
Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, Sutton Courtenay Road, Didcot. OX14 4TE
Tue 6 Aug

Family Trail: Beetles! Beetles! Beetles!

A summer nature trail for families with children aged 4-11 years on our beautiful nature reserve at Sutton Courtenay... more >
Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, Sutton Courtenay Road, Abingdon OX14 4TE
Wed 7 Aug

Wooden Flying Bees

Paint A Wooden Flying Bee! more >
Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, Oxon OX16 2PQ
Wed 7 Aug

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

A well established and popular Craft and gift market selling a wide range of artisan and bought in gifts suitable for all occasions more >
Abingdon Guildhall, Bridge Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HU
Sat 10 Aug, Sat 5 Oct

Sock Puppets

Design and sew a unique Sock Monster ! more >
Banbury Museum Spiceball Park Road Banbury OX16 2PQ
Mon 12 Aug

Fabric Painting

Print your own pencil case! more >
Banbury Museum Spiceball Park Road Banbury OX16 2PQ
Wed 14 Aug

Pizza & Play at Earth Trust

Come and join us for a fun afternoon of pizza and outdoor games! Create delicious pizzas with your choice of toppings – some straight from our..... more >
Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4QZ
Wed 14 Aug

Wounding Harmonies: Baroque Music from exiled English Convents

The Basilinda Consort returns to Christ Church Cathedral this August! In this concert, we explore how early modern English Catholic women understood..... more >
Christ Church Cathedral St Aldates Oxford OX1 1DP
Thu 15 Aug

Dine 'N' Devour | Food & Artisan Festival | Oxford

Dine 'N' Devour - Oxford City Centre 2024 Join us as the Dine 'N' Devour touring food & artisan Festival returns to Oxford... more >
Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AS
Fri 16 Aug to Sun 18 Aug

Festival Ceilidh! (Barn Dance)

Stomping Barn Dance with the The Cock and Bull Band! Caller Jane Bird will guide all-comers through each dance so everyone, experienced dancer or..... more >
Old Mill Hall, School Lane, Grove, Wantage OX12 7LB
Sat 17 Aug

Westmill Wind Farm and Solar Park Guided Tour

Westmill Wind Farm and Solar Park Guided Tour The Westmill Wind Farm and Solar Park is a pioneering community energy hub, located in Oxfordshire near the Wiltshire border... more >
Westmill Wind Farm and Solar Park, B4508, Watchfield, Swindon SN6 8TH
Sat 17 Aug

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 more >
Thame Town Hall, High Street, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3DP
Sat 17 Aug, Sat 7 Sep

Bird Mobiles

Decorate a nature themed mobile to hang in your bedroom! more >
Banbury Museum Spiceball Park Road Banbury OX16 2PQ
Mon 19 Aug

Clay Bracelets

Use polymer modelling to make your own beaded bracelet! more >
Banbury Museum Spiceball Park Road Banbury OX16 2PQ
Wed 21 Aug

Henley Country Craft Show

Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August 2024 at Stonor Park, Henley-On-Thames THE UK’S LARGEST COUNTRY CRAFT SHOW WITH OVER 240 STALLS… Set in the... more >
Stonor Park, Stonor, Henley-On-Thames RG9 6HF
Fri 23 Aug to Mon 26 Aug

Aston Pottery - Open Garden for NGS

Aston Pottery - Open Garden for NGS 6 stunning borders set around Aston Pottery. 72 metre double hornbeam border full of riotous perennials... more >
Aston Pottery, Bampton OX18 2BT
Sat 24 Aug

Scone Baking Demonstration and Afternoon Tea with Beccy

Date: Saturday 24th August 2-4.30pm Join Beccy for a fun, informal afternoon drinking tea whilst Beccy lets you into her baking secrets!... more >
Market Square, Bampton OX18 2JH
Sat 24 Aug

Aston Pottery - Open Garden for NGS

Aston Pottery - Open Garden for NGS 6 stunning borders set around Aston Pottery. 72 metre double hornbeam border full of riotous perennials... more >
Aston Pottery, Bampton OX18 2BT
Sun 25 Aug

Bolters Farm - Open Garden for NGS

Bolters Farm - Open Garden for NGS A cherished old cottage garden restored over the last 17 yrs. Tumbly moss covered walls and sloping lawns down to a stream with natural planting and..... more >
Bolters Farm, Chipping Norton OX7 3HU
Sun 25 Aug and Mon 26 Aug

Kings Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

Kings Cottage - Open Garden for NGS An old row of cottages with mature trees and yew hedging. Over the last eight years a new design and planting scheme has been started to reduce the..... more >
Kings Cottage, Chipping Norton OX7 3HU
Sun 25 Aug and Mon 26 Aug

Summer Beach Plate

Get in the mood with a beach themed summer scene! more >
Banbury Museum Spiceball Park Road Banbury OX16 2PQ
Tue 27 Aug

Little Acorns Summertime Fun - Mindful Moments

Nature-based play for little explorers: Our Little Acorns sessions run every school holiday and feature a variety of seasonal activities for... more >
Earth Lab, Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, Abingdon OX14 4QZ
Tue 27 Aug

Animal Wool Keyring

Make a woolly friend to carry around with you! more >
Banbury Museum Spiceball Park Road Banbury OX16 2PQ
Wed 28 Aug

Gardening in the 2020's - Andrew Mikolajsk

Evening talk about 'Gardening in 2020's' - adapting to climate change and moving away from using pesticides etc... more >
Grove Village Hall OX12 7JY
Wed 28 Aug

Henley Craft and Gift Market

A well established Craft and Gift Market in prestigious Henley on Thames. The event sells a range of quaity products ranging from artisan style..... more >
Henley Town Hall, The Market Place, Henley Upon Thames, RG9 2AQ
Sat 31 Aug, Sat 14 Sep, Sat 19 Oct

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!