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Pitschi, The Kitten with Dreams

Pitschi doesn’t care for the rough and tumble and mischievous fun of kitten play, but instead dreams of being something else – a chicken, perhaps, or a goat, or a rabbit… for after all, anything is better than being a cat! ...

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Stagecoach is a part time Theatre Arts School providing singing, dance and drama classes for children aged 4-18 years with centres in Headington and North Oxford...
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The Ashmolean

Children can find out about the ancient Greek and Romans. Call for more details about the events children can get involved with.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm. Closed at Easter, Christmas and in early September for St. Giles Fair....

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Need some ideas for the holidays, use the links Above for places to visit and things to see and do! Why sit in front of the TV when you could be out and about having fun! or take alook at some of the great venets for kids below!
 
Didcot Railway Centre
Didcot, Oxon OX11 7NJ. Tel: 01235 817200
www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk

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Steam Days

Wednesday 2nd, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September: Steam Day

September Events

Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th September: “All in a Day's Work”, Signalling in Operation on the Branch Line

Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th September: Heritage Diesel Days. Board the Diesel Railcar for a 1940s ride

Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th September: Heritage Diesel Days. Board the Diesel Railcar for a 1940s ride

Didcot Railway Centre is open at weekends during September, and daily until 13 September.


Pitt Rivers Museum
Access through the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW.
Tel: 01865 270927.
Web: www.prm.ox.ac.uk. Admission: Free.


 
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Trail: All going on a Summer Holiday
Saturday 18th July – Monday 31st August: What will you pack? Who will you meet? A sensory trail with lots of things to see, hear, and touch. Time: During opening hours

Pitt Stop: Pitt Fest- Handmade!
Saturday 5th September: Join us on the University Museum lawn for our third annual Pitt Fest. Take part in a range of creative hands-on crafts from around the world. 11.00 – 17.00

Under 5 event: Dot to Dot
Thursday 10th September: Explore Aboriginal art and create your own dotty masterpiece. Especially for under 5s. 10.30 – 12.30, 14.00 – 16.00


The North Wall Arts Centre

South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN. Tel: 01865 319450.
www.thenorthwall.com
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Chicken Licken   theatre In Oxford
Saturday 26th September: Lively and witty adaptation of classic barnyard tales that will have anyone over the age of three chuckling with delight. A baby chick is born and thinks the sky is falling down. On the way to tell the King, she meets Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky & Turkey Lurkey, but there’s a shocking surprise...!
Tickets: £8.00 Concession: £6.00 Times: 11am & 2pm
 
The Poetry Joe Show   theatre In Oxford
Saturday 24th October: Meet Poetry Joe, poet extraordinaire in his magical light-up world of fabulous foods, beastly bugs and peculiar pets.

Armed with a mega-mix of quirky and beautiful pop-ups, props and pictures, Poetry Joe takes us on a poetic adventure to make new friends, including a naughty but nice hamster, a cheating cheetah and a friendly family made out of paper and light.

The Poetry Joe Show is a fun-packed, interactive family show suitable for everyone aged 3 and over. Using magic lanterns, shadow puppetry and fabulous original poetry, this is the perfect fun introduction to poetry and spoken word for the very young. The children will have the opportunity to write and perform their own poem at the end of the show.
Time: 10.30am. Tickets: £8.00 + fee, Conc £6.00 + fee*
 
Pop-Up Flashback   theatre In Oxford
Saturday 24th October: Enter an imaginative world of memories through thought-provoking poetry and incredible pop-up books in this funny and heart-warming adventure of complicated families and growing up.

Sebastian’s memories aren’t like everyone else’s. His are wonderful poetic memories from the pages of his colourful pop-up books. He remembers troll kings and mermaid queens, deep sea diving super heroes and city smashing dinosaurs. But there’s one memory that takes particular pride of place - the very special gift that his Dad bought him...

This extraordinary quest through childhood for 5-11 year olds and grown-ups alike comes from Word Pepper, the team behind the enchanting The Poetry Joe Show
Time: 2pm. Tickets: £8.00 + fee, Conc £6.00 + fee*
 

Cornerstone Arts Centre

25 Station Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7NE. Tel: 01235 515144.
Web: www.cornerstone-arts.org
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Rosie’s Magic Horse   Whats on in Oxford
Sunday 27th September: Little Rosie collects ice-lolly sticks and puts them in an old box. As Rosie dreams of helping her parents pay off the bills her stick collection dreams of becoming something greater. And so, at the stroke of midnight, magic and dreams collide and a horse gallops out of the box! There begins an adventure like none other: ice-lolly mountains by the sea, caskets of gold, and scurvy pirates.
Prices: £8, £6.50 (concs), £24 (family ticket) Age guide: 3+ and families.
 
Baccalà Clown: Pss Pss   Whats on in Oxford
Thursday 8th October: Irresistibly charming, Baccalà Clown’s award-winning show has seduced audiences across the globe. In Pss Pss two highly skilled performers find magic in the mundane, using a unique blend of juggling, acrobatics, clowning and apples. Channeling Chaplin, these hapless dreamers transport you to a world filled with knowing glances, laugh out loud moments and impressive physicality. A showcase of modern clowning at its very best from the winners of the Cirque du Soleil Prize.
Tickets: £15, £13.50 (concs), £10 under 16s. Time: 7.30pm.
 
Pitschi, The Kitten with Dreams   Whats on in Oxford
Sunday 11th October: Pitschi doesn’t care for the rough and tumble and mischievous fun of kitten play, but instead dreams of being something else – a chicken, perhaps, or a goat, or a rabbit… for after all, anything is better than being a cat! This original production uses a rich mix of story-telling, physical theatre, music and song to tell the story of a kitten that learns to be happy by being exactly what she is. Come and enjoy this classic Swiss story that has delighted generations of children - and cat lovers - all around the world .
Tickets: £8, £6 conc. Time: 2pm.

 
Oxford Playhouse

11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW. Tel: 01865 305305
www.oxfordplayhouse.com

Tickets: Phone, go online or visit the box office, situated on Beaumont Street, Oxford.
 
Old Mother Hubbard   Whats on in Oxford
Saturday 5th September: Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to fetch her poor dog a bone, but when she got there, the cupboard was bare… Or was it?

Join this dotty old woman on a nursery rhyme journey as she clatters about in her kitchen, while her dancing dog sniffs out trouble in the most unlikely places.

Garlic Theatre delight children and adults alike with a spicy blend of slapstick and folk humour in this fresh and funny adaptation that features amusing glove puppets, singing teapots and a feast of musical treats.
Tickets: £8, £6 conc. Time 11am, 2pm and 4pm.
 
Oddly   Whats on in Oxford
Saturday 12th September: Meet Lostlet, Strangelet and Oddlet: three unusual creatures pondering very big questions.

When a little boy appears, new friends come together to seek out answers and find surprising ways to make their hopes, dreams and wishes come true.

This fun, whimsical tale about the big questions in life is brought to life with magical puppets and original music.
Tickets: £8, £6 conc. Time 11am, 2pm.
 

Pegasus Theatre

Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE. Tel: 01865 812150
www.pegasustheatre.org.uk
 
Pegasus Funday Sunday: Baby Boogie   Whats on in Oxford

Sunday, 6 September, 10.30am - Workshop
Sunday, 6 September, 11.30am - Disco
Sunday, 6 September, 1.30pm - Workshop
Sunday, 6 September, 2.30pm - Disco
Sunday, 8 November, 10.30am - Workshop
Sunday, 8 November, 11.30am - Disco
Sunday, 8 November, 1.30pm - Workshop
Sunday, 8 November, 2.30pm - Disco

The amazingly popular Baby Boogie returns this autumn for another spin of the turntables. Jiving toddlers groove to the music while daddio (and mummy too) gets down to the beat.
Cost: Disco only £5 per person Workshop and Disco £7 per person.

 
Me and My Cat?   Whats on in Oxford

Saturday 19th September: One morning the phone rings at the Amazing Kitamura Detective Agency.

Detective K answers. It is a boy called Nicholas, but on the screen, we see a picture of a cat. Detective K is confused. Nicholas is confused. He needs help, fast!

Detective K sets off on an exciting and hilarious adventure, full of mysterious clues, golden rules and strange events.

Using projection, bags of ingenuity and a hefty dollop of fun this is a fast paced, action packed story for all the family.
Time: 2pm and 4pm. Tickets: £9, £6 conc.

 
Grass   Whats on in Oxford

Sunday 11th October: Look down. What are you standing on?

Explore the ground and its wriggling inhabitants in this quirky dance show for young children.

Featuring worms, slugs, snails, spontaneous outbreaks of ant dancing and plenty of obscure insect-related facts, Grass uses performance, puppetry and projection to inspire children to look closely at the world around them, to get mucky and play!
Tickets: £5. Time: 2pm and 4pm.


Inspiring Drama
St. Michael's Church Hall, Portland Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7PZ.
Tel: 01865 596 780 / - 07786 116 440. Email:
info@indrama.co.uk
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Inspiring Drama provides the unique opportunity for you to work with industry professionals in a fun and exciting  series of workshops. We teach the skills of TV and Film acting supported by  our principles.  Inspired by our courses, students can go on to achieve their full potential both personally and professionally.
 
Inspiring Drama Voucher: A term of 10 workshops for £75! For Details Click Here
 
Millets Falconry Centre
Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Nr Abingdon, Oxfordshire – OX13 5HB
Tel: 01865 391423.
Web: http://milletsfarmfalconry.co.uk


OXFORDSHIRE’S LARGEST BIRD OF PREY CENTRE!
Millets Farm Falconry Centre is home to over 70 birds of prey from tiny Owls to huge Eagles. There is something for everyone, here you will not only be able to admire a wide and deverse range of birds of prey but also see what they are capable of and learn how they live in the wild.
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Crocodiles Of The World

Burford Road, Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, OX18 3NX. Tel: Tel 01993706990
Web: www.crocodilesoftheworld.co.uk


One of the main objectives for the zoo is to create mass public awareness and support for crocodile conservation. We encourage people of all ages, nationalities and walks of life to get involved in learning about these amazing creatures. By dispelling the myth that crocodiles are vermin or a dangerous nuisance, we can make the world a more compassionate place for crocodiles.

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Modern Art Oxford
30 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP. Tel: 01865 722733.
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Modern Art Trolley   Whats on in Oxford
Every Saturday: the Modern Art Trolley offers free art activities linked to the exhibition led by art students and artists for families to enjoy together. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission: Free, just turn up. Time: 1-3pm. Venue: Café.
 

Create Holiday Club at Oxford Montessori Schools

Tel: 01865 358210 Web: www.oxfordmontessori.co.uk/create
Email: create@oxfordmontessori.co.uk

 
Fun Activity Camps for Kids   Whats on in Oxford
For children aged 3 to 16.  Create Club is different from traditional activity holiday camps.  Active, great fun and full of adventure and the emphasis is on creative activities - arts, crafts, drama, dance, singing, music, sports and bush-craft and getting kids into the countryside.  It’s educative too with special ‘history alive’ days during most holidays. Also Create staff are trained and qualified teachers. It’s a good mix and gives things a professionalism appreciated by many parents. Joining us for Create is also a great way to learn more about our Montessori schools, the nursery, primary and even senior school environments on offer.

Science Oxford Live

Tel: 01865 810000.
-mail: info@scienceoxford.com
Booking is recommended for all events.
Please note: Our previous venue in St Clements is now closed.
www.scienceoxford.com/live


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Pitt Rivers Museum
Access through the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW.
Tel: 01865 270927.
Web: www.prm.ox.ac.uk. Admission: Free.

 

Trail: All going on a Summer Holiday
Saturday 18th July – Monday 31st August:
What will you pack? Who will you meet? A sensory trail with lots of things to see, hear, and touch. During opening hours.

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Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building

St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place, Oxford, OX4 1DY.
www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/jdp

Tickets: Oxford Playhouse 01865 305 305.
 

Oxford Inspires

Central Library, Westgate, Oxford, OX1 1DJ. Tel: 01865 815525.
www.oxfordinspires.org
 
Family Cushion Concerts   theatre In Oxford
They're back – the FABULOUS cushion concerts return to Cornerstone after a little spring break. These concerts of classical music are so popular – many people come to every single one, but we never seem to run out of instruments!

This time it's percussion. Come and listen to professional musician Mister Mark tap, shake, rattle and ting all different kinds of percussive instruments. Bring a cushion, bring your adult chaperone and get up and wiggle if you like..
Times: 12 noon – under 5s, 1.30pm – 5-8 year olds. Tickers: £6, under 18 months go free.

LaserGaming

Furze Brake Woodland, Rear of Culham No.1 Site, Station Road, Culham, Oxfordshire, OX14 3DA Tel: 01865 727378 Web: www.outdoorlaser.com

Outdoor laser gaming is a live gaming scenario suitable for 8 year olds and up. LaserGaming UK has been providing Outdoor Laser Parties in Oxfordshire since 2005 and was the very first provider in the UK of outdoor laser gaming. We pride ourselves in offering a live combat simulation experience using the latest technology available.
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High Ropes

Furze Brake Woodland, Rear of Culham No.1 Site, Station Road, Culham, Oxfordshire, OX14 3DA Tel: 01865 727378 Web: www.highropesoxford.com

High Ropes Oxford in Oxfordshire’s New and First Tree-Top High Ropes adventure, with Rope Bridges, Tarzan Swings, Zip Slides etc., set high in the trees in our 50 acre woodland. Furze Brake Woodland already provides exciting outdoor adventure activities such as Lasergaming, Tree Climbing, and Orienteering etc. for children, school programmes, and adults alike.
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Stagecoach Performing Arts Abingdon

Tel: 0845 1130320.
www.stagecoach.co.uk/abingdon


Stagecoach Abingdon provides kids ages 4 to 18, quality training in singing, dancing and acting. Whilst having fun children are also developing as individuals.

Classes held on Fridays and Saturdays  term time with special workshops during the holidays.
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Stagecoach Theatre Arts Oxford

Tel: Maya Sprigg 01869 278600.
www.stagecoach.co.uk


Stagecoach is a part time Theatre Arts School providing singing, dance and drama classes for children aged 4-18 years with centres in Headington and North Oxford.
Students gain experience and training in all aspects of theatre while having a lot of fun! Term time classes on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

For the right mix of learning and performance opportunities, call for any remaining places for the new term! And don't forget to read the reviews of our showcase performances!

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The Bushcraft Company

The Stable Block, Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3EH
Tel: 01608 811 380
Web: www.thebushcraftcompany.com/holidaycamps


A haven of creativity and adventure set in the heart of the Cotswold landscape, The Bushcraft Company has to be the most exciting venue for kids Oxfordshire has to offer.

For more information about The Bushcraft Company’s holiday camps click here
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