What's on inArdington


Welcome to Ardington

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

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Forthcoming events in Ardington

24
MAR
Percy Manning Centenary Concert: Magpie Lane +HQMD
St Andrew's Church (Oxford)

Artists performing are Oxford folk band Magpie Lane with dancing by Headington Quarry Morris Dancers. Come and meet Percy ManningPercy Manning was the first proper Morris dance researcher. Everybody knows that it all began when Cecil Sharp met William Kimber and the…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 881896
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25
MAR
Lambing Weekend
Earth Trust Centre

Come and see us down on the farm during our annual Lambing Weekends Meet lambs piglets goats and more. Craft activities and refreshments available. £7 adult £3 child £17 family discount for online bookings FREE for Earth Trust Friends. …

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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26
MAR
GiddyUp Oxford Presents: Live Music!
The Wheatsheaf, Oxford

GiddyUp Oxford Presents... The Scott Gordon Band Beaver Fuel acoustic Purple May Waterfahl and Freddy Le Cragg. 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…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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28
MAR
Speed Dating in Oxford
The Slug and Lettuce

Speed Dating in Oxford for anyone aged 28 to 42 on Tuesday 28th March 2017Book here ‐ http:www.slowdating.comspeed‐datingoxford106502.aspx ‐ by clicking on the link to meet new people at Oxfords most popular singles night How speed dating in Oxford works ‐ When…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02380 784694
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APR
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: 12.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07921 391504
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HUNGERFORD Mum2mum market
John O' Gaunt School

Saturday 1 April 2017 10.30am‐12.30pmJohn O Gaunt School Priory Rd Hungerford RG17 0ANCome along to the LAUNCH SALE of Mum2mum market Hungerford The popular Mum2mum market sales have been running throughout 2016 in Thatcham and Newbury and now we are expanding to…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07824 552322
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02
APR
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: 13.8 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 07507 795539
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02
APR
Life, Animated with talk from Adam Feinstein.
Phoenix Picturehouse

Life Animated is a film based on an inspiring true story about a boy living with autism who found a way to engage with the world through the cartoons of Disney. We are pleased to be hosting a one‐off screening at the…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01865 316570
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05
APR
Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
King Alfred's Academy Theatre

The victim of an injustice that robbed him of his wife and child Sweeney Todd exerts a terrible revenge on society ..disposing of his customers in a truly gruesome way aided and abetted by his landlady Mrs Lovett.First seen in London in…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07894 146999
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07
APR
Newts, Frogs and Toads
Earth Trust Centre

A guided walk to Little Wittenham Wood to find out all about the amphibians that live there. £6 adult £3 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee.…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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08
APR
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. There are a series of workshops running throughout the next few months book one or more as a course: first…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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08
APR
Caro Emerald
New Theatre Oxford

Caro Emerald is a Jazz singer from Amsterdam. Her debut single Back It Up was released in 2009. Her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor spent 30 weeks in the Dutch album…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
APR
Intermediate Wildlife Photography
Earth Trust Centre

In each of these workshops professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will cover a different aspect of photography so you can build up a more in‐depth knowledge. Future intermediate workshops: 22nd April 14th May and 18th June; book one or more as a course:…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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10
APR
Creepy Crawly Comics
Earth Trust Centre

Explore the nature reserve to find a natural hero then create a comic with popular cartoonist Neill Cameron. For 7‐11 year olds; parents welcome to stay. £30 ask about our discount for siblings; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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11
APR
Clumps Club
Earth Trust Centre

School holiday club for 7‐11 year olds Different outdoor activities each day please see website for details. £30 per day; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee.…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01865 407792
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13
APR
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: 8.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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13
APR
Maundy Thursday - Queen's College Choir
The Sheldonian Theatre

MOZARTClarinet Concerto in A major K. 622Requiem Mass in D minor K. 626Mark Simpson clarinetSophie Junker sopranoRowan Hellier mezzo‐sopranoTBC tenorDavid Shipley bassThe Choir of the Queens College OxfordOwen Rees conductorLeft incomplete upon his untimely death aged thirty‐five Mozarts Requiem is shrouded in…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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14
APR
The Zoots Sounds of the Sixties
The Beacon

HE ZOOTS are ComingAnd Theyre Bringing the Hits of the 60sThe ZOOTS are impossible not to like ‐ The StageTHE ZOOTS are here to make your whole family bop to the 60s beats that everybody loves ‐ with legendary numbers by Elvis…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01235 763465
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14
APR
The Zoots Sounds of the Sixties Show
The Beacon

The Zoots: 60s ShowFriday 14 April 8.00pm Doors open 7.30pm£14 ticketsTickets available via our Box Office 01235 763 465THE ZOOTS are ComingAnd Theyre Bringing the Hits of the 60sThe ZOOTS are impossible not to like ‐ The StageTHE ZOOTS are here…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07887 990400
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16
APR
COMBE MILL in STEAM Sun 16th April 2017
Combe Mill

COMBE MILL in STEAM Sun 16th April 2017Themed:‐ Steam Engines at the MillEnjoy this working industrial Museum with its late 19th Century Steam Beam Engine working Waterwheel Dual Blacksmiths Forge.Alongside all…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01993 358694
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18
APR
Night Safari
Wallingford Castle Meadows

Discover Wallingford Castle Meadows wildlife by night and set up live traps ready for tomorrows event. FREE thanks to Whittard through TOE2 with funds raised by the 5p plastic bag charge.…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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18
APR
Billy Ocean
New Theatre Oxford

Born in Trinidad but based out of Britain for his entire career Billy Ocean was the undisputed king of British R&B in the 1970's and 1980's. Billy has not only scored with many Top 20…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
APR
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 FREE thanks to Whittard through TOE2 with funds raised by the 5p plastic bag charge. …

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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19
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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: 8.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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20
APR
Family Bushcraft
Earth Trust Centre

Bring the whole family and go wild in the great outdoors Learn to make shelters and light a fire. £20 per adult £15 per child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee.…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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21
APR
Discover and Play
Earth Trust Centre

Forest School fun 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: 8.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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21
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Folk Weekend Oxford
Festival Office Oxford Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre

Folk Weekend returns for festival number six Weve got a fabulous line up booked including artists such as Nancy Kerr and James Fagan Leveret The Melrose Quartet Jim Moray Jackie Oates & Megan Henwood John Spiers Ange Hardy Dipper Malkin The Emily…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 881896
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22
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Deer Park Wood Nature Day
Deer Park Wood

As part of the Earth Day celebrations were joining the Witney Woodland Volunteers at their Nature Day at Deer Park Wood.Find out all about the amazing wildlife that lives on this lovely little nature reserve in Witney including:Moth magic ‐ what was…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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22
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Oxford Wine Tasting Experience Day - 'World of Win
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: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03452 998652
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23
APR
Maxim Vengerov and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

MOZARTConcertone for Two Violins in C major K. 190Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major K. 219 TurkishBEETHOVENSymphony No. 4 in B flat major Op. 60Maxim Vengerov violinNatalia Lomeiko violinMarios Papadopoulos conductorMaxim Vengerov returns to the Oxford Philharmonic as soloist in immortal…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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Tourist Attractions


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…

Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool

Swimming pool at Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Contact venue on 01235 523113 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Buddies Night Club

Buddies Night Club Nightclub in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01235 535400 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Carswell Golf & Country Club

Carswell Golf & Country Club ‐ golf course in Faringdon, Oxfordshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01367 870472 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Carswell Golf & Country Club golf courseclub.…

Didcot Bowls Club

Bowling at Didcot Bowls Club in Didcot, Oxfordshire. Contact venue on 01235511665 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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