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Investigate for Families at Tring Natural History Museum

23 April - 31 December
Tring Natural History Museum,
The Walter Rothschild building, Akeman Street
Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 6AP United Kingdom
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Get a feel for how scientists work by having a go yourself. Come and explore hundreds of real nature specimens that form the evidence Museum scientists use in their work. Science Educators at Tring Natural History Museum are on hand to help you look closely at real objects using the many tools provided. Bring your own questions, or use some of ours in this hands-on science space. This is a drop-in activity, last entry is at 16.30. Investigate Centre is in…

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Millets Maize Maze

14 July - 3 September
Millets Farm,
Kingston Road
Frilford, Oxfordshire OX13 5HB United Kingdom
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Each year, Millets create an amazing maze from maize!  The maze has a different theme each year; for 2017, this will be “Seaside”. Visitors can enjoy 3 different Maize Mazes games, 3 themed woodland quizzes, a fort maze, go-kart area and courtyard of activities. New for 2017, will be our Crazy Golf zone. Admission charges apply (prices TBC), and tickets will be available to purchase online or on the day from the ticket booth. The Maize Maze is planted in April…

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Pitt Rivers Summer Trail

22 July - 3 September
Pitt Rivers Museum,
Parks Road
Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PW United Kingdom
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Summer Trail: Big Stars & Little Secrets Saturday 22 July - Sunday 3 September Decide which of the Natural History Museum's biggest stars is your favourite. Then discover the best kept secrets in the Pitt Rivers.

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Dinosaur World at Banbury Museum

22 July - 9 September
Banbury Museum,
Spiceball Park Road
Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 2PQ United Kingdom
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Dinosaurs have come to Banbury! Travel back in time to make your very own dinosaur land, fossil collage, dinosaur animals, dinosaur mask and even a hatching dinosaur baby. Lots of prehistoric fun at Banbury Museum. Date: 22 July – 9 September Saturdays and every day during the Oxfordshire school holidays Time: 10:30am – 12:30am or 2:00pm – 4:00pm Location: Waterways Gallery, Banbury Museum Cost: £2 per child Suitable for: Children aged 3+ Booking Information: No need to book, purchase your ticket from the museum shop…

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Summer Holiday Activities at Cogges Manor Farm

24 July - 1 September
Cogges Manor Farm,
Church Lane
Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 3LA United Kingdom
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Enjoy the Summer holidays at Cogges, where families with all ages can come to enjoy acres of open space and nature - perfect for picnics, den building, games and exploring. Open every day, with kids activities from Monday to Friday, 24th July - 1st September. Children must remain accompanied by an adult at all times. Usual farm entry applies or free for season ticket holders. Donations to cover materials much appreciated! Sessions may be subject to change. Please check website or…

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Mimi’s European Adventure at Waddesdon Manor

26 July - 28 August
Waddesdon Manor,
near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 0JH United Kingdom
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Join Mimi the Mynah this summer for an European tour within the grounds of Waddesdon Manor. Celebrating the Rothschild family heritage, over five weeks learn about the five brothers and the countries they moved to. French week 26 – 30 July, 10am-4pm Join for a Tour de France. Will you wear the Yellow Jersey? Bring your own scooter for thevery special routes around the gardens. £3 per child. German week 2 – 6 Aug, 10am-4pm Decorate your very own gingerbread heart…

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Neverland at Roves Farm

12 August - 21 August
Roves Farm,
Sevenhampton
near Swindon, Wiltshire SN6 7QG United Kingdom
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Join Peter Pan and explore the magical world of Neverland on a quest to Skull Rock at Roves Farm. Hop a tractor ride to find this magical land… and bring the classic story to life with a twist! Make and create Neverland paper crafts to take home. Plus all our usual daily farm activities!  It really is a great family day out with loads for the kids to do both indoors and out.  My kids love a trip to Roves…

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The Angel Summer Festival

18 August @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Angel,
4 Witney Street
Burford, Oxfordshire ox18 4sn United Kingdom
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The Angel at Burford are holding their annual summer celebration 18th to 20th August. The Summer Festival is a family friendly fun-filled weekend...with live music, alfresco dining, entertainment, a full beer festival and also an appearance by the famous Hook Norton shire horses and dray. Not to be missed, a great event in The Cotswolds calendar!  

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Alice & The White Rabbit at Blenheim Palace

19 August - 20 August
Blenheim Palace,
A44 Evesham Road
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP United Kingdom
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Enjoy a game of hide and seek with Alice and the mischievous White Rabbit. Discover the Pleasure Gardens as you help Alice track down the White Rabbit at Blenheim Palace.

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Hands On Coins at the Ashmolean Museum

19 August @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until 30 December, 2017
Ashmolean,
Beaumont St
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
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The Ashmolean Museum is a treasure trove of wonder for kids to explore. Every Saturday 11.30am-3.30pm Handle historical coins from different times and places, with the help of the museum's volunteer team, Free, no booking necessary.

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£2.50

Magpies Summer Toddler Group, Kidlington

21 August @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Magpies (next to Methodist Church),
Oxford Road
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 2BP United Kingdom
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Mother, Fathers, Carers and children under five welcome. All activities and refreshments included just £2.50 per family. Venue next to Methodist Church opposite Exeter Hall.

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£3.50

Messy Face Sensory Art Group

21 August @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Rose Hill Community Centre,
Carole's Way, Rose Hill
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 4HF United Kingdom
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COMING SOON! MessyFaces at Rose Hill Community Centre Monday 21st August in the Aaron Buron Youth Suite at 10.30am til 11.30am. £3.50 per child. Sibling discounts available. If you need any more information feel free to contact them on their Facebook Page.

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Afternoon Explorers at Oxford University Museum of Natural History

21 August @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum of Natural History Oxford,
Parks Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PW United Kingdom
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The Natural History Museum in Oxford are running a number of afternoon explorer sessions over the school holidays. Afternoon Explorers: Creature Colours Look at museum specimens to see the rainbow of colour in the animal kingdom. Make a colourful peacock headdress and find out why its plumage is so eye-catching! Monday 24th July 1 - 4pm, drop-in Afternoon Explorers: Funny Feet Discover more about paws, claws, toes, and flippers of animals from all over the world. Make a pair of…

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Superheroes at Roves Farm

22 August - 31 August
Roves Farm,
Sevenhampton
near Swindon, Wiltshire SN6 7QG United Kingdom
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Duck, dive and dodge your way through the elite training course at Roves Farm. What's your superpower? … You decide! Fancy dress encouraged! Make and create your very own paper craft superheroes to take home. Plus all the usual daily farm activities (and there are lots!).  Roves Farm is a great fun family day out with lots for kids of all ages, both indoors and out.    

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Summer Sing-alongs at Bicester Library

22 August @ 10:30 am - 11:15 pm
Bicester Library,
Franklins House, Wesley Lane
Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 6JU United Kingdom
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Join in for a special summer sing-along and story session for under 5s at Bicester Library.  Listen to some animal stories and join in with some favourite rhymes. Tuesday 22nd August 10:30am to 11:15am The event is free and no need to book, just turn up.  Parents must supervise their children.

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Teddy Bear’s Picnic Fun Sessions with Poppet Ponies

22 August @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Poppet Ponies,
Mill Lane
Chalgrove, Oxfordshire OX44 7SN United Kingdom
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Teddy Bears Picnic fun sessions for Tues 1st, Wed 9th and Tues 22nd August with Poppet Ponies. Every child's favourite teddy is also welcome don't forget a picnic to share with your bear ! Times 11 am -1.00pm and  every child goes home with a special keepsake. Costs are £20 a session with discount for a sibling.  Places need to be booked with a  max age of six.

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Bags of Fun at the Pitt Rivers Museum

22 August @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pitt Rivers Museum,
Parks Road
Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PW United Kingdom
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Tuesdays 25 July, 8 August, 22 August, 14.00 - 16.00 Borrow a backpack full of activities and become a family of museum explorers at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.

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£6

Salt Box Music Co Summer Jamborees

23 August
New Theatre Oxford,
George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AG United Kingdom
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The Salt Box Music fun doesn’t stop just because children are on their summer holidays! Oh no! A Salt Box Music Jamboree is 45 minutes of musical magic, similar to their Family Classes but bigger and with a wider age range so siblings up to the age of six (and of course ex-Salt Box Musicians who miss the Speckled Frogs and Sleeping Bunnies) can join in the fun. Expect a jamboree jam-packed with songs, percussion, musical games, puppets, bubbles, world music…

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Mess Around Messy Play Happimess Party, Pangbourne

23 August @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Pangbourne Village Hall,
6 Station Road
Pangbourne, Berkshire RG8 7AN United Kingdom
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Come along and play at the Mess Around Party on Wednesday 23rd August at Pangbourne Village Hall. Join the colourful wonderland, with magical messy activities set to raise hairs and spark imaginations. At Happimess, kids can enjoy activities such as pizza making and cup cake decoration, get messy with glitter sparkle spaghetti and our mud kitchen or entertain with our king karaoke and diamond disco. You and your little ones are sure to find your messy place at Happimess. All you have to…

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Dinosaur World at Oxford New Theatre

24 August - 26 August
New Theatre Oxford,
George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AG United Kingdom
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Check out the video A brand new dino-mite adventure!  Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new for show all the family (ages 3+) running at the Oxford New Theatre. Grab your compass and join the intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan and Segnosaurus, to name a…

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