Summer Holiday Special – What’s On & Where to Go with the kids

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Whoopee summer is here!  We have a jammed packed summer special with lots of great events and places to go throughout Oxfordshire and Berkshire.  There’s even more on the website so have a look around. Click on any of the highlighted words below to get more info.

Grandparents looking after the kids?  Just send them a link to this article and they can choose what they fancy doing with the kids.


There are lots of places to visit and our top recommendation is Roves Farm, with lots of events over the summer as well as all their great indoor and outdoor activities, you’ll be guaranteed a fun family day out.  My kids have always loved visiting Roves Farm and we’ll be back again this summer.

  • Bear Hunt – hop on a tractor ride to swish, splosh, squelch and tiptoe on the Bear Hunt
  • Jurassic Farm – join the Roves Farm ranger to detect and even discover a brand new species of dinosaur!
  • Neverland – join Peter Pan and explore the magical world of Neverland on a quest to Skull Rock.
  • Superheroes – duck, dive and dodge your way through the elite training course at Roves Farm.

We’re proud to have Roves Farm as a sponsor for this special summer roundup.  At Red Kite Days we only ever recommend places to visit that we have personally been to and give our 100% seal of approval so you can be sure to have a great fun family day out.

Running All Summer

Many of the events happening over the summer, take place over just a few days, however, these ones are happening all summer so you can pick any day to go.  If you’re desperate for a break, then why not book a few days of holiday club.

  • The best PYO in Oxfordshire from Millets Farm to Rectory Farm.
  • Millets Maize Maze – 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 a Crazy Golf zone.
  • Pitt Rivers Summer Trail
  • Dinosaur World at Banbury Museum
  • Cogges Manor Farm Summer Activities – there’s something different every day of each week so we’ve put it all in one place for you to choose your day.
  • Join Mimi the Mynah this summer for an European tour within the grounds of Waddesdon Manor.
  • Summer activities at Beale Park, with pond dipping, meet the bugs and a summer trail.
  • Gruffalo Spotters Trail at Wendover Woods – don’t forget to download the free app for some interactive fun.
  • Fairy ‘tail’ Trail at Waterperry Gardens

Family Friendly Events by Week

Choose your week and see what’s on below.  All the events are listed in our ‘What’s On’ section.  You can search on a specific date and postcode to find out what’s closes to you.  This is just a selection and there’s lots more on the website and being added on a regular basis.

Week 1 – 24th to 30th July

Week 2 – 31st July to 6th August

Week 3 – 7th to 13th August

Week 4 – 14th to 20th August

Week 5 – 21st to 27th August

Bank Holiday Weekend

Week 6 – 29th August to 3rd September

Family Friendly Festivals

Are you yearning for the days when you let your hair down and headed off to a summer festival?  Lots of festivals have kid friendly activities and while it might not be the same experience you had before kids, there’s lots of fun to be had.  Here are a few happening over the summer holidays.

Theatre Productions

A trip to the theatre, especially if the weather turns a bit damp, is an exciting experience for kids.  Why not add some drama to your summer holidays (the good kind!)

The Red Kite Days A – Z Challenge

Have you seen our A to Z challenge for Oxfordshire and Berkshire?  How many places have you visited?

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Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot?

When the sun is blazing we have oodles of great ideas to keep you cool from outdoor activities like all the splash parks or fun ideas to try at home. Click here to find out more.

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Rainy Day Ideas

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After a run of rainy days and the kids are climbing the walls, why not head to a soft play centre and run off some energy.  Here’s our list of the best in Oxfordshire & Berkshire.

We’ve also got some great creative ideas from baking to crafts on our website.


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