What's on inOakley


Welcome to Oakley

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Oakley - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Oakley to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Oakley

19
AUG
Rails on the Western Front
Didcot Railway Centre

Rails on the Western Front commemorates the 100th anniversary of 5322 a steam engine built in 1917 which worked on the Western Front between 1917 and 1919. The Great War Society will be recreating a French Station and a casualty clearing station.…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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Beginners Wildlife Photography
Earth Trust Centre

Professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will help you get to grips with your camera and provide guidance on capturing images of wildlife. £80 per adult £70 per child 14‐16 yrs; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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21
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Clumps Club
Earth Trust Centre

Experience some wild adventures in this holiday club for 7‐11 year olds Different outdoor activities each day see our website for details. £30 per day book all 5 and get one FREE; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01865 407792
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22
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Hockey Academy 7-16 years at Tilsley Park Abingdon
Tilsley Park Abingdon

Our Hockey Academies will provide a unique opportunity to be coached by some of the countrys leading players and coaches. This is an intensive programme based on the way the Premier League players perform and prepare. The most up‐to‐date skills and strategies…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03301 119077
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Flying Scotsman at Didcot Railway Centre
Didcot Railway Centre

The most famous steam engine in the world ‐ Flying Scotsman ‐ comes to Didcot Railway Centre. Visitors have a chance to ride behind Flying Scotsman in our genuine vintage carriages and enjoy all our other activities. Flying Scotsman will be running…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01235 817200
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29
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Speed Dating in Oxford
Slug and Lettuce

About Speed Dating in Oxford EventsAt one of our Oxford Speed Dating events you will have four minutes to chat to each date Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to and whether…

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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30
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Woodland Adventure
Earth Trust Centre

An expedition for 5‐8 year olds. Use your detective skills to explore build and play in the woods £4 suggested donation per child accompanying adults free.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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31
AUG
3rd Edition Transport of High Risk Infants
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD CONFERENCE VENUE

Infant and neonatal Transport has largely developed over the past 25 years becoming a cornerstone of the modern perinatal medicine. Centralization of high risk deliveries is highly beneficial to neonatal outcomes although it will be never fully achieved making Neonatal Transport efficiency…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02.34 934404
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31
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Little Explorers
Earth Trust Centre

Sensory buggysling walk for babies and toddlers. We will use our senses to learn about the natural world around us stopping to smell touch taste listen and look £4 suggested donation per child accompanying adults free.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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31
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Salon Privé 2017
Blenheim Palace

Salon Priv now in its 12th consecutive year is one of the longest‐running and most established automotive events in the UK and remains the only event to focus solely on the prestige sector.Each year we step back in time with the prestigious…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: +448081 002205
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SEP
Discover and Play
Earth Trust Centre

Forest School for the under‐5s. Join us for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands. £4 suggested donation per child accompanying adults free.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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02
SEP
Bitten Street at Oxford Castle
Oxford Castle Quarter

The very best local & visiting street food music Bitten Bar featuring local craft beers cider and house cocktails new resident traders for 2017. FREE ENTRYFor a full list of dates and lineups:https:www.facebook.compgbittenoxfordeventsrefpageinternalVenue: Oxford Castle Quarter Paradise Street Oxford OX1 1AYPriceFree…

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07921 391504
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02
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Organ Concert
Buckingham Parish Church

A concert on the newly rebuilt Norman and Beard organ by the resident organist Robert Tucker…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01280 821509
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02
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Oxford Mum2mum Market
St Gregory the Great Catholic School

Our events give parents the perfect opportunity to BUY and SELL pre loved nearly new items face to face everything from pregnancy baby and childrens age up to 6 years anything from toys to clothes prams to cots in a safe and…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL:
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03
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Breast Walk Ever
Against Breast Cancer

Breast Walk Ever is our sponsored walk along the beautiful Thames Path from Abingdon to Beale Park. There are three distances to choose from: 10km half marathon and full marathon. Entry fees are as follows:Children under 18 £10 for all distancesConcessions OAPstudent…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01235 858282
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03
SEP
Drawing from Nature
Earth Trust Centre

Take a walk around Little Wittenham Wood with your sketchbook and get top tips on how to perfect your drawings from artist Gareth Lloyd.Gareth Lloyd is an Oxford‐based artist working primarily in pencil and paint. His work is typically based around endangered…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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09
SEP
Bat Walk
Earth Trust Centre

A guided walk with the addition of bat detectors to find out more about these marvellous mammals. £6 per adult £3 per child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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09
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Classic Cinema & Culinary Club 2017 Premier Event
The Wormsley Estate

The Classic Cinema & Culinary Clubs 2017 Premier Event presents Rogers & Hammersteins South Pacific this classic cinema masterpiece is regarded as one of the best musicals of all time. Menus have been personally designed by our special guest celebrity chef Jean…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08700 775511
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10K Run
Earth Trust Centre

After a break last year were pleased to announce that the 2017 10K Run will take place on Sunday 10th September.The Earth Trust 10K is a unique cross‐country run that meanders through wildflower meadows woodland farmland along the Thames and ends with…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01865 407792
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Children's Fun Run
Earth Trust Centre

A 1km race around the Wittenham Clumps for kids Please register online and bring a donation on the day. £2 suggested donation per child accompanying adults free.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01865 407792
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16
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Botley Food Fayre
St Peter & St Paul's Church

Quality artisan and locally sourced food to eat or take away. Over 30 stalls in church hall and garden. Tombola. Live music and childrens entertainment cookery demonstrations and a baking competition. Why not come and join…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01865 435343
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16
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Oxford Race For Life Pretty Muddy 5K
Oxford South Parks

Every obstacle we scramble over.Every squidgy step we take.Every penny we raise.THIS IS BEATING CANCER.Sign up for Pretty Muddy RIGHT NOW.…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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Oxford Wine Tasting Experience Day - 'Vine to Wine
Old BAnk Hotel

Our Oxford Wine Tasting Days are fantastic days out learning about wine in a relaxed and fun environment ‐ suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner through to budding wine enthusiast. Its a full Wine Tasting Experience Day ‐ tasting learning and…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08456 808367
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Wildlife Photography Walk
Earth Trust Centre

Join photographer Andrew Walmsley for a morning stroll around the nature reserve. Check out our beginner and intermediate workshops too. £20; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair
Didcot Civic Hall

Launched in 2015 the Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair is a relative newcomer to the UKs toy train and collecting scene but has quickly established a reputation for attracting leading dealers with a great variety of stock. Staged four times a year…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07708 385061
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24
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Film: The phenomenon Bruno Groening
The NOA Community Centre

The film The Phenomenon Bruno Groening ‐ In the footsteps of the miracle healer shows the events surrounding Bruno Groening. In autumn of 1949 close to 30000 people were drawn to the Traberhof in Rosenheim daily. Newspapers radio and…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 07507 795539
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Foraging Walk
Earth Trust Centre

Discover the autumn bounty in the local area and use what you find to make something delicious. £17; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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OCT
Autumn Water Festival
Earth Trust Centre

Join our annual autumnal celebration of water and wetlands. See our website for full details. £6 adult £3 child £15 family. Book online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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07
OCT
Day Out With Thomas
Didcot Railway Centre

Join the Didcot Railway Centre as they welcome Thomas for a day of family fun.A ticket for Day Out With Thomas includes the train ride with Thomas as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment.Guests will also have the…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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08
OCT
Clarinet Cushion Concerts
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

In our Cushion Concert series Rozzy or Tom introduce children and their families to different instruments and how the make music feeding curiosity and nurturing love of music up‐close. We have performances suited to under fives and over fives and babies come…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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Tourist Attractions


Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a working steam museum where you can step back in time as you stroll amongst the giants of the steam age displayed at its spacious 25 acre site.The centre boasts one of the largest private railway collections in the country with many steam…

Oxford Castle

If you thought Oxford was just about elegant spires and world‐class academia then think again brbrOxford Castle Unlocked reveals Oxford's less well known history, one that's rich with tales of great escapes, betrayal and even romance all within the walls of this ancient castle and prison.brbrbrbrThe…

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

The collections of the Department of Antiquities cover almost the entire span of human history from the Lower Palaeolithic to the Victorian era. They incorporate the surviving parts of the Museum's earliest collections, notably the founding collections of the Tradescants which were donated to the University by…

Claydon House

The extraordinary architecture of Claydon House includes extravagant rococo and chinoiserie decoration. Features of the house include the unique Chinese Room and parquetry Grand Stairs. In continuous occupation by the Verney family for over 380 years, the house has mementoes of their relation Florence Nightingale, who…

Museum of Oxford

The Museum of Oxford is the only museum that is dedicated to the history of Oxford and its University. Town Hall, Oxford The museum is located in the historic Town Hall, and the entrance is off St Aldate's on the corner of Blue Boar Street.…

Museum of the History of Science

The Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivalled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose‐built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the collection and the building, the Museum occupies a special position, both in the…

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