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The Snow Dragon

We’re excited to announce our Christmas show for 2015 will be Tall Stories’ magical tale, The Snow Dragon. Billy is a spoilt young goat whose parents give him everything he wants...

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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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What Shall We Do Today...

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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December Events

Day Out With Thomas to visit Father Christmas
Saturday 5th, 12th, 19th, Tuesday 22nd, Sunday 6th, 13th, 20th and Wednesday 23rd December: Day Out With Thomas to visit Father Christmas
with Thomas the Tank Engine & his friends. Rides behind “Thomas”, Meet The Fat Controller, Children’s entertainment, Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto and Presents for the children.

Didcot Railway Centre is open at weekends in December (except on 26 December), on 22 and 23 December, and daily from 27 December to 3 January 2016.


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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Pitt Stop: Jingle Beads
Saturday 5th December: Jingle all the way and make your own beaded Christmas decorations. 13.00 – 16.00.

Under 5 event: New: A Little Look at… The Inuit
Thursday 10th December: An active hands-on exploration telling the tales of objects in the Museum. Especially for under 5s | Please bear in mind that these sessions last 30 min 10.30 & 11.30.

After Hours Guided Tours
Friday 22nd January: An after-hours exclusive guided tour of the Museum, where you will be taken around by one of our expert guides (max per group 15 people) and then browse the Museum at your leisure away from the busy daily crowds. Explore remarkable collections of hand-made objects from every continent and throughout human history. Discover masks, magic charms and amulets, jewellery, boats, baskets and body decoration, toys, tools, weapons, musical instruments and so much more.
Time: 5.30pm - 7pm.Tickets: £10 - Limited tickets (all children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult) Book Here

Pitt Stop: Incredible Inuit
Saturday 2nd January:
Touch museum objects and find out more about the fascinating lives of the Inuit. Make an igloo to take home with you.
13.00 – 16.00

Preserving What is Valued
Until Sunday 3rd January:
This small temporary exhibition demonstrates how people from all parts of the world repair their material culture. Case display (Lower Gallery, First Floor)

Architecture for All: The Photography of Paul Oliver
Until Sunday 10th January:
This exhibition is the first to showcase the photography of Paul Oliver, the pioneer of vernacular architecture studies. Long Gallery (Ground Floor)

After Hours Guided Tours
Friday 22nd January:
An after-hours exclusive guided tour of the Museum, where you will be taken around by one of our expert guides (max per group 15 people) and then browse the Museum at your leisure away from the busy daily crowds. Price £10 - Limited tickets (all children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult)



The North Wall Arts Centre

South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN. Tel: 01865 319450.
www.thenorthwall.com
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Treasure Island   theatre In Oxford
Saturday 5th December to Saturday 9th January: Cutlasses and cannon fire on the high seas. Jim and Long John Silver are on the trail of pirate treasure. Leading a crew of the scurviest sea dogs you ever saw and following a battered old map they’ll find more than they bargained for over the horizon. Scramble on deck for Creation’s fifth family Christmas show at The North Wall. From the team behind last year’s riotous and eccentric The Wind in the Willows comes a new adaptation full of sea shanties, swash buckling and sword fights.
Tickets: £13.50 - £32 Times: 2.30pm, 6pm, 7.30pm – see website for details.
 

Cornerstone Arts Centre

25 Station Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7NE. Tel: 01235 515144.
Web: www.cornerstone-arts.org
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The Snow Dragon   Whats on in Oxford
Saturday 19 December: We’re excited to announce our Christmas show for 2015 will be Tall Stories’ magical tale, The Snow Dragon. Billy is a spoilt young goat whose parents give him everything he wants. The night the legendary Snow Dragon is meant to bring more goodies, Billy bumps into a pack of hungry wolves in the forest. How will he escape and has he been naughty or nice?

Due to popular demand we have secured two extra performances on our most popular days 19 December and 24 December. Due to a limit on the total number of performances we are able to offer, shows on 26 and 27 December are no longer taking place.
Tickets: £7 – £12.50, £38 (family ticket). Times: 2pm & 4pm.
 

 
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.
 
Aladdin   Whats on in Oxford
Friday 27th November - Sunday 10th January: Join Widow Twankey, Aladdin, Princess Perfect Rose, Wishee Washee the Dog and Pee King the Duck on their adventures in the ancient city of Ox-A-For. *Gong!* Soar with us as we Reach for the Stars on a magic carpet ride of non-stop panto thrills, spills and downright silliness.

Can Aladdin become a Prince and marry Princess Rose? Would a Rose by any other name smell as sweet? Will the evil Abanazer be stopped or even seduced by Twankey? And what will become of the Dog and that Duck…?

One thing’s for sure whether you’re Mum, Dad, Nana, Grampy or one of the kids – it’ll be sheer GENIEus.
Tickets: £15 - £26. Times: 10am, 2pm and 6pm.
 
Dear Father Christmas   Whats on in Oxford
Thursday 10th December - Sunday 3rd January: There’s trouble at the North Pole. Father Christmas needs your help...

Everything is going wrong for Father Christmas. The presents are all muddled up, a whole sack of letters has gone astray, the elves are in a panic and worst; Father Christmas’ best friend, the North Pole Polar Bear, has gone missing!

Back by popular demand, join us in Father Christmas’ post room where you can help save Christmas. With stories, songs and lots of activities to join in with, meet Ella the elf and the jolly man himself in this interactive adventure for young children and their familie
Tickets: £8 - £9 and concessions.
 

Pegasus Theatre

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

bi-monthly Sundays from 11th January: 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.

 
A Christmas Carol   Whats on in Oxford

Friday 4th December - Saturday 2nd January: Our festive season shows take a well-known, familiar story and add a Pegasus ‘twist’ – funny, playful, with emotional clout and a hint of something darker.

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens’ classic tale of how the miserly, miserable Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas – is no exception. It is inventive and moving, spooky in all the right places, laugh-out loud funny with a generous helping of Christmas magic, music and adventure.

Recommended for the bravest of young people (and their even braver adults…). We ain’t afraid of no ghosts!
Tickets: £7.50 - £18.50. Times: 9.30am, 12.45pm, 2.30pm and 7pm.

 

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
Web:
www.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.
www.modernartoxford.org.uk
 
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.

 

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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