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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (All day)
Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta is of course synonymous with rowing and is the most prestigious meeting of the year. Aside from the rowing, visitors can take in the ambience enjoying the facilities within the Enclosure. The regatta was first held in 1839 and has been held annually ever since, except...

Saturday, July 1, 2017 (All day)
Eynsham Carnival

There are many top quality attractions lined up for the Eynsham Carnival 2017 including Black Rock Llamas, The Coventry Corps. of drums and a Dragon. other attractions include Charlie the Clown, the Old Mini & Motorcycle Display, Magic Show, Punch & Judy, Crazy Golf, Go Karts,...

Sunday, July 2, 2017 (All day)
Cowley Road Carnival

Cowley Road Carnival is the place to catch the energy, colour, diversity and creativity of the famous Cowley Road in Oxford. The festivities start at 11am when the Cowley Road will burst into song and dance with hundreds of performances taking place from the Plain all the way up to the Magdalen...

Friday, July 7, 2017 (All day)
Cornbury Music Festival

The Cornbury Music Festival is a very English open air party over four stages, tailor-made for the whole family. Like the best of England, The Cornbury Music Festival is civilised, charming and irresistible – a homespun melting pot where music-lovers share pies and a glass of champagne with...

Saturday, July 8, 2017 (All day)
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival includes a huge re-enactment of the Battle of Tewkesbury, featuring around 2000 warriors, including knights in full armour, gunners, with cannon and hand guns, archers, with the traditional English Longbow, and men at arms with swords, spears and other weapons of the...

Saturday, July 22, 2017 (All day)
Goring & Streatley Regatta

The Goring & Streatley Regatta's aim is to get as many crews onto the water who want to compete and there are three different classes so that complete beginners through to reasonably competent rowers can all compete on a fair basis over...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 10:30
Art Lab

Join the Science Oxford team for an exciting combination of science and art as we make our own slime, paint with bubbles and bake ‘stained glass’ in these fun, interactive workshops. Bring the whole family along to learn and explore, then take your art home with you.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017 (All day)
BBC Countryfile Live

Countryfile Live had an incredible launch event in 2016, BBC Countryfile Live returns for its second year to showcase the very best of of the British countryside.This huge and exciting event combines the tradition of the UK’s best county fairs with the quality editorial and presentation of...

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...

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.  

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.

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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...

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 - 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.