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August 2020

August 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - August 31, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Tea Time with Hatter and Hare

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AZ United Kingdom

Tea Time with Hatter and Hare Don't be late for this very important date! A socially distanced interactive performance by WhatNot Theatre for all the family in Britain's oldest botanic garden. The Mad Hatter and March Hare take audiences on an adventure through Wonderland to meet some of everyone's favourite characters in this fun outdoor performance for all the family. Audiences take their seat on their own personal picnic blanket as Hatter and Hare take the stage. An original piece…

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August 27, 2020 @ 9:30 am - October 27, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Turrill Sculpture Garden

Turrill Sculpture Garden, Through Summertown Library, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom

Christine Baxter is a figurative sculptor who works predominantly in clay, but also directly into plaster and wax, then  casts her own work into bronze resin, iron resin and stone. Her contemporary classical style is full of grace and perception, capturing the movement of different creatures or the twist of a body to perfection. Her solo selling exhibition at the Turrill Sculpture Garden will run throughout the summer until 7th November in this peaceful garden, freely open to the public…

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August 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - August 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Outdoor theatre at Wytham Woods

Oxfordshire United Kingdom

Bicycle Boy We are thrilled to be working very hard to bring you three days of performances of Bicycle Boy, on 27, 28 and 29 August at 11am, 2pm & 4.30pm. (The performances on 27 August will be held at The Music Room, Eynsham, while 28 and 29 August are at Wytham Woods.) Sam has 24 hours to clear out his grandad’s old bike workshop. He remembers granddad teaching him to ride (and pretending to be his favourite superhero, Bicycle…

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August 29, 2020

Harcourt Arboretum

Harcourt Arboretum, Peacock Gate
Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire OX44 9PX United Kingdom

Celebrate summer at the Arboretum each Saturday in August with a series of socially distanced activities, free with your entrance ticket (last entry at 3:30pm). What's happening on the day  Go on a bug hunt in Palmer's Ley Meadow with Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH) or settle down and listen to some insect storytelling. Check out some of the specimens from the OUMNH collection, make your own bug antennae and take home some brilliant bug-themed crafts Go on a scavenge hunt…

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September 2020

September 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Meditation in the Garden

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AZ United Kingdom

Breathing Meditation and Contemplation An hour and a half of combined breathing meditation and contemplation among the plants in Oxford Botanic Garden. You will be led through a series of accessible mindfulness meditations using the breath, to foster focus and awareness while calming the mind. You will also be guided in exploring the Garden in a contemplative way, connecting with a particular plant/tree or feature to enhance your appreciation of nature and your surroundings in the present moment. Sophie at Linden…

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September 12, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Oxford Open Doors goes outside

Oxfordshire United Kingdom

‘Oxford Open Doors goes outside’. There will be three elements to the weekend: A full virtual programme going live at 10am Saturday 12 September until 6pm Sunday 13 September. A range of free self-guided walks exploring the city's green spaces and hidden heritage as well as a range of walks provided by Sustainable Healthcare and Oxford Archaeology. A programme of free but mainly pre-booked outdoor activities as visitor numbers will be limited. Register to take part in events here A few venues will not require you to…

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September 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Meditation in the Garden

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AZ United Kingdom

Breathing Meditation and Contemplation An hour and a half of combined breathing meditation and contemplation among the plants in the Botanic Garden. You will be led through a series of accessible mindfulness meditations using the breath, to foster focus and awareness while calming the mind. You will also be guided in exploring the Garden in a contemplative way, connecting with a particular plant/tree or feature to enhance your appreciation of nature and your surroundings in the present moment. Sophie at Linden…

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September 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - January 3, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Cecily Brown Art Exhibition

Blenheim Palace, Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1UL United Kingdom

Made up entirely of new works inspired by the Palace’s collection, the Blenheim Art Foundation will unveil a major solo exhibition by acclaimed British Artist Cecily Brown. This will be the first exhibition in the Foundation’s programme to be comprised entirely of new work created in response to the Palace’s history as an English country estate and as the home to successive generations of the Spencer-Churchill family and their collection of paintings, tapestries and decorative arts. Ticket required: Palace, Park and Gardens, Park and Gardens…

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September 18, 2020 - September 20, 2020

The Classic Car Drive In Weekend

Bicester Heritage, The Station Armoury, Building 123, Buckingham Road,
Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 5HA United Kingdom

The Classic Car Drive In Weekend, from 18th -20th September, features a homage to some of the most iconic and classic car movies at the very first Drive In dedicated to cars! Drive in and enjoy one of our specially curated selection of the best Classic Car movies of all time… from some of the greatest cult classics like The Italian Job and Days of Thunder, to celebrating ultimate racing legends in Senna, Le Mans 66 or Rush to adrenaline…

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September 20, 2020 @ 6:00 am - 9:30 am

Blenheim Palace Hosts Charity Sunrise Walk

Blenheim Palace, Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1UL United Kingdom
Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is offering people the opportunity to watch the sunrise over the Estate as part of a fundraising walk on Sunday, 20th September. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is hosting the memorial Sunrise Walk for the SeeSaw charity. SeeSaw offers grief support for children and young people in Oxfordshire and is Blenheim’s official charity for 2020. Participants can choose between a 1.5-mile circular walk around the Queen Pool, or a 4.6-mile walk around the Park perimeter. In order to…

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October 2020

October 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - October 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

IF Oxford, the science and ideas festival 2020

Oxfordshire United Kingdom

From Thursday 1 to Saturday 31 October, IF Oxford, the city’s science and ideas festival, presents more than 100 events for adults, children and teenagers on a dynamic new online platform. With dance, film, debate, demos from dining tables, and suggestions for hands-on activities to try at home, the Festival brings together real time cutting-edge research from world-leading academics with wide-ranging events to excite the imagination. Festival-goers can uncover big ideas and ask even bigger questions about science, humanity, the…

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October 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - November 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 1, 2020

Spooky Tours at Oxford Castle & Prison

Oxford Castle & Prison, 44-46 Oxford Castle, New Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1AY United Kingdom

Join one of our paranormal investigators and hunt for ghosts around the castle for this years’ Ghost Fest. Hear the spooky stories of our 1,000 year past and let our gruesome history come to life… It won’t be too long before your imagination becomes a reality! Are you brave enough to visit one of the most haunted places in the UK? Explore the vaulted well chamber, search for paranormal entities in the punishment cells and go underground into the dark,…

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October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - November 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Fright or Flight at Birdland!

See www.birdland.co.uk for details

Let your imaginations fly wild during October Half Term holidays, with a special Halloween themed week of activities. Superstitious twitchers can discover why owls are considered to be so wise, where the legend of the phoenix came from, and find out which bird’s call the Romans believed meant imminent death! Half Term visitors after something a bit more spooky for all hallows eve can uncover some of the avian world’s most disgusting characters; from blood-sucking songbirds and puking penguins to…

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October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - November 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Family-friendly Halloween Event 2020

Fairytale Farm, Southcombe
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5QH United Kingdom

There are always supernatural goings-on in the land of fairytales. This Halloween, help us solve a famous haunting fairytale mystery, ‘The Curse of Sleeping Beauty’, from Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November 2020. Become a ‘Fairytale Supernatural Sleuth’ and solve this creepy mystery. Find the 10 photo clues when you venture down the Enchanted Walk; the clues will help you uncover the name of which of the seven chosen fairy godmothers is the evil one who put the curse…

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November 2020

November 6, 2020 - January 14, 2021

Virtual Oxford Christmas Market

Oxfordshire United Kingdom

We are beyond sad that this year’s Oxford Christmas Market had to be cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are excited to present you with a whole range of small independent businesses this festive season. Browse, discover, and enjoy unique gifts directly from the makers themselves!

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November 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - January 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

The Oxfordshire Craft Guild Christmas selling Exhibition

The Oxfordshire Museum, Fletchers House, Park Street
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SN United Kingdom
Free

We are thrilled to welcome back The Oxfordshire Craft Guild with their annual Christmas exhibition. Featuring many of the county's leading craft designers and makers, the exhibition includes jewellery, ceramics, textiles, wood, glass and stunning keepsakes - perfect for Christmas!

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November 20, 2020 - January 9, 2021

Oxfordshire Craft Guild Virtual Christmas Exhibition

Oxfordshire United Kingdom

Christmas is not cancelled!  Although due to Covid restrictions we have had to cancel  our showcase Woodstock Christmas Exhibition   we are delighted to announce that this year we have gone virtual  and invite you to visit our Woodstock online exhibition at www.gallery.ocg.co.uk Innovation and diversity in design and craft are just a click away so please visit us to see the range of new and exciting work produced by the Oxfordshire Craft Guild. The on-line exhibition goes live on  the…

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November 20, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - January 3, 2021 @ 10:00 pm

Christmas At Blenheim

Blenheim Palace, Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1UL United Kingdom
christmas-at-blenheim

We love Christmas at Blenheim Palace and we are so happy that even though 2020 has been a difficult year, the good news is Christmas will still be happening, although a little differently this year. But don't worry we haven't gone all Baa Humbug... For 2020 we cannot offer joint tickets for the Palace and Light Trail. Book your tickets and time slots separately. There are bright lights for winter nights... The Illuminated Light Trail will be even more spectacular…

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November 20, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - January 3, 2021 @ 8:30 pm

Christmas at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1UL United Kingdom

The illuminated trail makes a welcome return to Blenheim Palace transforming England’s finest view with a bright and magical winter walk like no other. Inspired by the landscape itself, visitors embark on a winterland adventure, dramatically illuminated with stunning lights. Featuring lasers and light projections, visitors wander under magical tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour and dripping with silvery shards of light, frosty snowflakes, stars and baubles. From the Heart of the Stars scattering ethereal light across the lawn to…

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December 2020

December 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

‘Light up December’

Oxfordshire United Kingdom
Free

Help Helen & Douglas House ‘Light up December’ We love Christmas at Helen & Douglas House and although this year will be a little different, we are already getting very excited planning fairy lights, shiny decorations and lots of sparkle! As we start a second lockdown, most of us now know our neighbours better than ever before and the local community has become very important to us. Decorating our windows has been great fun and we have all enjoyed walking…

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