Events in Oxfordshire for the Family:

Events in Oxfordshire: Plays, theatre and experiments to keep children safely occupied. Also zoos, adventure gardens, festivals and games can be found on this page.

Friday, August 18, 2017 (All day)
Jousting Tournament at Blenheim Palace

A Jousting Tournament 19th - 21st August the battle will strike in deadly earnest and the Knights, as in medieval times, will give no quarter!  Families can watch and cheer as points are awarded to the knights who compete in the skills on horseback, riding the quintain, spearing small...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 14:00
Dinosaur World
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+). Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of...
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 14:30
Dino Tour
Love dinosaurs? Then why not enjoy a rawrsome day-out in Oxford by booking tickets to Dinosaur World and joining Oxford University Museum of Natural History for a family tour. As part of this special tour you will learn more about the Museum’s palaeontology specimens and Oxford’s...
Sunday, August 27, 2017 (All day)
Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport

Festival of Transport has Blenheim Palace for a superb venue for the 11th Blenheim. Including the Classic Car Show on Sunday 28th August, and Classic Cars & Motorcycles, Minis & VW's, Customs, Hot Rods & Americans, Kit & Sports Cars on Monday 29th August.  

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Sunday, August 27, 2017 (All day)
Uffington Fair and White Horse Show

White Horse Show this year has lots to see and do in 2017. Kids attractions, live music, parachuting and a Vulcan flypast. Vintage cars, falconry and more. Historic Cars (Monday) • Classic Motorbikes (Sunday) • Vintage Tractors • Static Engines • Beer tent and bar • A wide range of...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:00
Colour Lab

Join the Science Oxford team for a playful exploration of the science of colour. After investigating how colours mix, looking at both light and paint, your child will be able to experiment and create their own colourful art to take home. To refresh your little artists, we’ll finish by mixing up...

Saturday, September 2, 2017 (All day)
Moreton in Marsh Show

Moreton in Marsh Show is one of the country’s biggest one-day agricultural shows and has something for everyone to see, do, taste and buy. That’s its appeal and what organisers pride themselves on providing. There are 350 trade stands showing or selling everything, from Combine Harvesters...

Sunday, September 3, 2017 (All day)
Abingdon Vesper's Dragon Boat Day

Abingdon Vesper's Dragon Boat Day is a popular, annual charity fund raising event held alongside the Thames at Abingdon. The next event will take place on Sunday 3rd September 2017. Races will start around 10.30am and continue throughout the day, finishing late afternoon.

What is Dragon...

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 10:30
St Giles' Fair in Oxford

Oxford's traditional street fair.. A wide variety of attractions, some large, some small, ranging from a coconut shy to super rides that are similar to those found at amusement parks. The fair dates back to 1625 when it was a parish festival to celebrate the feast of the patron saint, St Giles....

Monday, September 11, 2017 (All day)
Annual Witney Feast

Witney Feast, will be on The Leys Recreation Ground from the 18th September 2017., featuring fairground rides, sideshows, food stalls, music, and sporting events. Live music from The Charley Alan Band and also vinyl DJ. Tickets £4 in advance, £5 on the door from Martin and Co Estate Agents...

Saturday, September 16, 2017 (All day)
Charlbury Street Fair

Saturday 20th September - Street Fair Day. Stalls, Sideshows, Entertainment, Dancing, Tombola, Grand Draw, Auction, Conga, Music, Fun. Charlbury Street Fair is held on the 3rd Saturday in September and has taken place every year since the early 1950’s. The main purpose...

Sunday, September 17, 2017 (All day)
Country Crafts & Skills at Combe

Country Crafts & Skills at Combe on a driven by steam day. This site was the workshop for Blenheim Palace Estate and not just a timber mill.  Upstairs in the Mill building was the pattern shop.  Here skilled craftsmen made the patterns and moulds from which to cast the various iron...

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00
Marble Mazes

Bring your budding engineers along to try one of Science Oxford’s most popular and addictive challenges of all time! Design and test is the nature of the game as you harness the forces of friction and gravity to make a marble roll as slowly as possible through your own maze created using a wide...

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 10:30
BHF Blenheim Palace Half Marathon

There is something for everyone at the BHF Blenheim Palace running festival, get fit and save lives by raising vital funds to beat heart disease. Join in the Blenheim Palace Half Marathon, starting in the Great Court where this magnificent route takes in the beautiful parkland landscape of...

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 14:00
Hunting of the Snark

Enter the imaginative world of Lewis Carroll in this brand new, inventive adaptation of the beloved classic poem, The Hunting of the Snark. A musical comedy adventure for the whole family, it features puppetry, lashings of silliness, and an original soundtrack of songs that will...

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 16:30
Oxford Fun Palace

Oxford Fun Palace is part of Fun Palaces 2017 – a free, nationwide festival of arts and science, and a fun and enlightening day for young theatre and science enthusiasts. With loads of hands-on activities and experiments; make your own puppet, complete a treasure hunt and much...

Saturday, October 21, 2017 (All day)
Halloween at Blenheim Palace

As the autumn season draws in, and our thoughts turn to Halloween tricks and treats, Blenheim Palace offers the perfect family day out this October, with Halloween entertainment. There are plenty of spooky goings-on to enjoy and experience at Blenheim Palace this half term holiday for all...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 (All day)
Oxford Christmas Market

The Oxford Christmas Market is a German-style Christmas Market that takes place in the heart of the city on the historic and beautiful Broad Street and includes beautifully decorated wooden stalls offering wonderful Christmas gifts and seasonal treats.