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

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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: 6.1 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: 8.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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Combe Mill in Steam Sun 20th August 2017
Combe Mill

Combe Mill in Steam Sun 20th August 2017Theme:‐ Model Engineering at the Mill:‐ We will be running all of our steam and water powered machinery in this restored Sawmill and workshop that once served the Blenheim Palace Estate. Enjoy seeing…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01993 358694
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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: 8.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01865 407792
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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: 8.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03301 119077
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Netball Academy 7-16 years at St. Gabriel's
St Gabriel's School Newbury

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: 14.9 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: 6.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01235 817200
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Hockey Academy 7-16 years at Cranford House School
cranford house

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: 10.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03301 119077
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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: 12.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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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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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: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02.34 934404
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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: 8.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

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

TEL: 01865 407792
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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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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: 12.2 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

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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: 7.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01235 858282
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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: 8.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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

TEL: 01865 407792
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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: 8.7 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: 8.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01865 407792
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Imtiaz Dharker
The North Wall Arts Centre

Join us for a literary evening with poet artist and documentary film‐maker Imtiaz Dharker. Winner of the Queens Gold Medal for Poetry in 2014 Imtiaz Dharker is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and is on the editorial board…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen
The North Wall Arts Centre

Nominated twice for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show and total Fringe sell out 2016 Sarah Kendall returns with One‐Seventeen. A blistering hour of storytelling from the creator and star of the hit BBC Radio 4 series Australian Trilogy.…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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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: 11.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01865 435343
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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: 12.7 miles away
Category: Sports

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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: 12.5 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: 8.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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Combe Mill in Steam
Combe Mill

Combe Mill in Steam Sun 17th September 2017Theme: ‐ Country Crafts & SkillsEnjoy our displays of country skills and crafts at this steam and water‐powered late 19th Century Sawmill and Workshop that once served the Blenheim Palace Estate.Our working Historic…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01993 358694
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Kanye The First
The North Wall Arts Centre

Know what If youre a Kanye West fan youre not a fan of me youre a fan of yourself.Annies not really a fan of herself. How did she get a life like this While her perfect sister poses in hipster hats…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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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: 5.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07708 385061
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Kate Dimbleby: Songbirds
The North Wall Arts Centre

If you had a song what would it beThe singing daughter of Britains broadcasting family of voices explores her legacy weaving soulful a cappella songs with stories of singing with Bobby McFerrin stepping out of Peggy Lees shadow and listening to find…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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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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