What's on inAbingdon


Welcome to Abingdon

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Abingdon - 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 Abingdon to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Abingdon

23
JUL
Drawing from Nature for Families
Earth Trust Centre

Let your creative side loose in the great outdoors and get top tips for inspiration and improvement from local artist Gareth Lloyd. …

Location: 5.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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24
JUL
Creepy Crawly Comics
Earth Trust Centre

Youll be the bees knees at creepy crawly comic drawing after attending our session with popular cartoonist Neill Cameron whose work features in The Phoenix comic. Youll explore the Earth Trust garden then create a nature themed comic inspired by what you…

Location: 5.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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25
JUL
Night Safari
Thrupp Lake

Join us for this night‐time expedition to discover Thrupp Lakes wildlife who knows what you might find On the evening youll also set up live traps ready for tomorrows event. …

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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25
JUL
Twelfth Night
Oxford Playhouse

Following the incredibly successful 2016 run of Paul Harts Romeo Juliet at The Watermill Theatre a brand new production of Twelfth Night will go on a national tour to celebrate the theatres 50th anniversary. The Watermills outstanding ensemble of actor‐musicians challenge…

Location: 6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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25
JUL
Woodland Adventure
Earth Trust Centre

An expedition for 5‐8 year olds. Use your detective skills to explore build and play in the woods …

Location: 5.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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26
JUL
Tree Climbing
Earth Trust Centre

Use ropes and harnesses to explore Little Wittenham Woods treetops in 1hr sessions with The Great Big Tree Climbing Company…

Location: 5.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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26
JUL
Wildlife Wednesday at Thrupp Lake
Thrupp Lake

Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday. Come out and play and learn about your local wildlife…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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28
JUL
The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
The Northcourt

Having toured since 2007 The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01235- 203203
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30
JUL
Basket Weaving
Earth Trust Centre

A one‐day practical workshop with Catherine Tregaskes from Crafts for a Sustainable future.£50 per person; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee. …

Location: 5.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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30
JUL
GiddyUp Oxford Presents: Live Music!
The Wheatsheaf, Oxford

GiddyUp Oxford Presents... Jesters Purple May Mark Atherton & Friends Twizz Twangle and Mark Sollis. An eclectic mix of live music in the downstairs bar at The Wheatsheaf Oxford. Featuring some of the best local bands and artists. A great opportunity to…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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31
JUL
Athletics Academy 2017 with Dean Macey 7-16 years
Tilsley Park

The Academy will cover the following techniques drills and disciplines through the week.Challenging warm upsImproving running style and speedUsing blocks for effective sprint startsSprint relays and baton changesDeveloping hurdling techniqueThrowing technique in shot discus and javelinLearning the Fosbury flop high jump techniqueAdvanced…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03301 119077
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31
JUL
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. …

Location: 5.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01865 407792
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31
JUL
Film Dance Academy Headington School 7-16 years
Headington School

The Film Dance Academy will introduce many iconic dances from films new and old. Our professional dance teachers will take you through dance warm ups progressive stretches and fun filled energetic classes that will cover a variety of dance themes so that…

Location: 6.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03301 119077
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05
AUG
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: 5.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07921 391504
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05
AUG
Sir AndrĂ¡s Schiff and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

BACHThe Well‐Tempered Clavier Book ISir Andras Schiff pianoFor the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning wrote JS Bach on the title page of his labyrinthine compendium The Well‐Tempered Clavier. The twenty‐four preludes and fugues of Book 1 offer an…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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06
AUG
Sunday Drop-in: Pond Dipping
Earth Trust Centre

Using nets and trays get a closer look at the aquatic creatures that live in our pond ‐ beetles bugs and maybe even newts Why not make some wild art inspired by what you discover too £4 suggested donation per child accompanying…

Location: 5.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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06
AUG
Yefim Bronfman and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

SCHUMANNSymphony No. 2 in C major Op. 61BRAHMSPiano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major Op. 83Yefim Bronfman pianoMarios Papadopoulos conductorYefim Bronfman is championed by critics as a superlative exponent of Brahms. His sensational 2012 Proms performance of Brahmss Piano Concerto No.…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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07
AUG
Come Out and Play at Cholsey
Cholsey Park Pavilion

As part of Cholsey Parish Councils launch of their Fun in the Park summer activities with support by The First Step Forward Come Out and Play with Earth Trust at Cholsey Pavilion Park. Discover more about the wildlife that lives in the…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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08
AUG
Netball Academy 7-16 years at Cranford House
cranford house

The coaching team will introduce girls to the games most modern skills and strategies helping the young players master both basic and advanced skills using methods adopted by international players. There will be a constant emphasis on fun and skill development with…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03301 119077
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08
AUG
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: 5.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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09
AUG
Wildlife Wednesday at Wallingford Castle Meadows
Wallingford Castle Meadows

Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday.Come out and play and learn about your local wildlife £2 suggested donation per child accompanying adults free.…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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10
AUG
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: 5.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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11
AUG
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 adults accompanying adults free.…

Location: 5.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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11
AUG
Meteor Shower Walk
Earth Trust Centre

Join us for a starlit walk around the Clumps and then settle down to enjoy the show that the annual Perseid meteor shower provides. Bring a flask of hot chocolate and a blanket Appropriate for older children and adults. £6 adult £3…

Location: 5.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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12
AUG
Fruit Tree Pruning and Grafting
Earth Trust Centre

Two workshops covering both the theory and practice of fruit tree pruning and grafting with expert Andy Howard. Saturday 12th: PruningThe session on Saturday will cover pruning topics including: the history of pruning; why we summer prune and how it maximises your…

Location: 5.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01865 407792
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13
AUG
Song Writing
Earth Trust Centre

Make some music with singer‐songwriter David Gibb. For 6‐11 year olds. No experience necessary £6 child accompanying adults free; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee. …

Location: 5.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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14
AUG
Film Dance Academy Cranford House 7-16 years
cranford house

The Film Dance Academy will introduce many iconic dances from films new and old. Our professional dance teachers will take you through dance warm ups progressive stretches and fun filled energetic classes that will cover a variety of dance themes so that…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03301 119077
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15
AUG
Netball Academy 7-16 years at Headington School
Headington School

The coaching team will introduce girls to the games most modern skills and strategies helping the young players master both basic and advanced skills using methods adopted by international players. There will be a constant emphasis on fun and skill development with…

Location: 6.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03301 119077
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16
AUG
Wildlife Wednesday at Mowbray Fields
Mowbray Fields

Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday.Come out and play and learn about your local wildlife £2 suggested donation per child accompanying adults free.…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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17
AUG
Family Bushcraft
Earth Trust Centre

Bring the whole family and go wild in the great outdoors Youll explore the woods build a waterproof shelter and light fires by hand. £22 adult £17 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee. …

Location: 5.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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Tourist Attractions


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…

Didcot Railway Centre

Join us in our rural setting based around the original engine shed. The Great Western Society has had a home in Didcot since 1967 and the range of activities and facilities on offer is substantial. The collection of Great Western coaches is probably the most comprehensive…

Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary

The Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary is a registered charity, caring for abused and ill‐treated animals. We rely totally upon public donations to enable us to do this valuable work. Helping donkeys, like Mrs. P and Mabel. The Sanctuary is open to visitors most days during the year, between…

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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