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May events

FREE taster session with the Bicester Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Bicester Rock Choir If you are pondering whether there is a 'pop or gospel choir near me' then you may be interested in the... See more >
Glory Farm Primary School, Hendon Place, Sunderland Drive, Bicester OX26 4YJ
Thu 7 Mar, Thu 2 May

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Centrally located in Witney Town Centre. A bustling market place in a beautiful building with an on site café See more >
Witney Corn Exchange, 19 Market Square, Witney, OX28 6AB
Sat 9 Mar, Sat 6 Apr, Sat 4 May

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..... See more >
Henley Town Hall, The Market Place, Henley Upon Thames, RG9 2AQ
Sat 30 Mar, Sat 20 Apr, Sat 18 May

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..... See more >
Midsummer House, Faringdon SN7 7QL
Fri 3 May, Fri 7 Jun

John Rutter Come & Sing

John Rutter, one of the UK’s foremost choral composers, will lead a Come & Sing day in Dorchester Abbey... See more >
Dorchester Abbey High Street Dorchester-on-Thames OX10 7HH
Sat 4 May

Create a Garden Wigwam

Enjoy a morning of creating a garden wigwam in willow for your garden. All materials are in the cost of the workshop. See more >
The Oxfordshire Museum Fletcher’s House Park Street OX20 1SN
Sat 4 May

`10th Lechlade Annual Vintage Rally & Country Show

10 th Lechlade Annual Vintage Rally & Country Show 4th/5th/6th May 2024 LANGLEY FARM, LANGLEY LANE, CLANFIELD... See more >
Langley Lane, Clanfield, Bampton OX18 2RZ
Sat 4 May to Mon 6 May

John Rutter Singing Day with Oxford Bach Choir

Singers from far and wide are invited to come and join John as he brings his very popular Singing Day to St Edward’s... See more >
Olivier Hall St Edward’s School Woodstock Road Summertown Oxford OX2 7NN
Sat 11 May

Blenheim Palace - Open Garden for NGS

Blenheim Palace - Open Garden for NGS Created over the centuries by esteemed garden designers such as Henry Wise and Achille Duchne, our Formal Gardens... See more >
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1UL
Sat 11 May

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... See more >
Westmill Wind Farm and Solar Park, Watchfield SN6 8TH
Sat 11 May

How to improve your photography Workshop

This two-hour workshop will give you tips on improving your photographs from just “OK” to “WOW”. Bring along your DSLR,..... See more >
The Oxfordshire Museum Fletcher’s House Park Street OX20 1SN
Sat 18 May

Westwell Manor - Open Garden for NGS

Westwell Manor - Open Garden for NGS Seven acres surrounding old Cotswold manor house (not open) with knot garden, potager, shrub roses, herbaceous borders,... See more >
Westwell Manor, nr Burford OX18 4JT
Sun 19 May

The Priory, Charlbury - Open Garden for NGS

The Priory, Charlbury - Open Garden for NGS 1½ acre of formal terraced topiary gardens with Italianate features. Foliage colour schemes, shrubs, parterres with..... See more >
The Priory, Charlbury, Charlbury OX7 3PX
Sun 19 May

Church Farm Field - Open Garden for NGS

Church Farm Field - Open Garden for NGS Woodland and an arboretum with wild flowers (planting started 1992). There are over 90 different trees and shrubs..... See more >
Church Farm Field, Banbury OX15 6LD
Sun 19 May

Southbank - Open Garden for NGS

Southbank - Open Garden for NGS Front and back garden evolved over 20 yrs with several mature trees. Very densely planted with many rare and unusual..... See more >
Southbank, Banbury OX15 6LF
Sun 19 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!