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
OCT
Fairport Convention in Newbury
Corn Exchange Newbury

Credited with originating British folk‐rock Fairport first took to the stage in 1967s summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades and numerous changes of line‐up the bands passion for live performance has never wavered.Fairport Convention still attract critical acclaim and won…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07711 937259
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24
OCT
Mud Pie Mania
Earth Trust Centre

Drop in for Mud Pie Monday ‐ buckets of mud and buckets of fun Join us either in the Earth Trust Centre where youngsters will have the opportunity to get creative and messy in our mud kitchen. Please bring your own…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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25
OCT
Wildlife Wednesday at Neptune Wood
Neptune Wood

Our roving Wildlife Wednesday normally visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday but this half term were heading to Neptune Wood Come out and play and explore this fascinating and under‐explored area of our nature reserve. £2 suggested…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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26
OCT
Abingdon Mistletoe Fair
Medieval Buildings

KIDS GO FREEBegin your build up to Xmas at Abingdons enchanting Mistletoe FairStart your preparations for Christmas and get yourself in the true festive mood with an early visit to Abingdons fabulous Mistletoe FairAtmospheric Christmassy settingEach year since 1974 thousands of people…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 0796 402648
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26
OCT
Family Bushcraft
Earth Trust Centre

Bring the whole family and go wild in the great outdoors Explore the woods make shelters learn how to make a fire and use a knife safely. Well cook on the fire but bring a packed lunch too. £22 adult £17 child;…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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26
OCT
Makaton Beginners Workshop
Folk Arts Oxford

Do you know a child who has trouble communicating Maybe they have a diagnosed disorder such as Downs Syndrome or maybe their speech is just a bit unclear or delayed Do you find yourself wishing you could help them to communicateMakaton is…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01993 357340
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27
OCT
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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27
OCT
Fara
North Wall Arts Centre

Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of todays young Scottish folk scene to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney.With vibrant and inventive arrangements energetic fiddle and driving piano Faras live show…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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27
OCT
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. The minimum age is 6yrs but there is no maximum so parents grandparents aunts uncles and friends can all have a go…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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28
OCT
The Secret Keeper
North Wall Arts Centre

A political fairytale for adults with songs magpies and a murderous gothic heart. The Good Daughter wants to make her father happy. Tell me what makes you so sad. Tell me your dark secret and I promise to keep it safe…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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28
OCT
Zombie Inflatable Obstacle Survival Run
Newbury Showground

Survive our crazy 5km inflatable courseYou will be given a tag belt with 3 lives before you set off to complete our insane 5k run packed with humongous inflatable obstacles.Evade the Zombies along the routeIf that was not enough zombies have occupied…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07709 471891
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29
OCT
Halloween Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course
Newbury Showground

Our 10 gigantic inflatable obstacles will be placed around the 5km course.These fun inflatables allow participants to boing bounce crawl climb and slide their way around the incredibly fun course.Despite their massive size this event is suitable for participants of all athletic…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07709 471891
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01
NOV
Singing with Makaton Workshop
Folk Arts Oxford

Makaton is a communication system using signs symbols and speech and has a long history of helping children and adults with a variety of communication difficulties to interact with those around them.If you love to sing ‐ or if youve always wanted…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01993 357340
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02
NOV
Monocled Man
North Wall Arts Centre

Panoramic in scope trumpeter Rory Simmons Monocled Man are deeply rooted in jazz but draw on reflective electronica and rock in their new project We Drift Meridian.Inspired by the remoteness and sometimes curious histories and characters of far‐flung islands and isolated spaces…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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04
NOV
50 Shades of Brown
W.R. Harvey & Co. (Antiques) Ltd

The return to fashion of classic English antique furniture will be celebrated in the Annual Autumn Exhibition: Fifty Shades of Brown ‐ by George Weve Got It at W. R. Harvey & Co the Witneyantique dealers from 4th ‐ 12th November 2017.The…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01993 706501
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05
NOV
Pete Codling: Naivety
North Wall Arts Centre

Pete Codling is an artist specializing in large charcoal drawings and sculpture. This exhibition will show a series of new drawings sketches and limited edition prints in the Christmas theme which will definitely be more Dickens than Disney. His work is full…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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07
NOV
Makaton Taster Workshop
Folk Arts Oxford

Do you know a child who has trouble communicating Maybe they have a diagnosed disorder such as Downs Syndrome or maybe their speech is just a bit unclear or delayed Do you find yourself wishing you could help them to communicateMakaton is…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01993 357340
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07
NOV
Speed Dating in Oxford
Be At One

Oxford Speed Dating How speed dating in Oxford worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Oxford. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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08
NOV
Lenin: The Revolutionary
North Wall Arts Centre

This show will be the first among a number of national exhibitions marking the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution to focus on Lenin. Drawing on extensive material owned by the Society for Co‐operation in Russian and Soviet Studies the exhibition will…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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08
NOV
Realising a Fusion Power Plant Conference
Wolfson College, University of Oxford

Delegates will learn how close we are to Realising a Fusion Power Plant and be part of the conversation on the biggest technical challenges and latest progress.Speakers from the fusion research programmeindustry and academia will bring you up to date with the…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02034 754701
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10
NOV
Beverley Mistletoe Fair
Medieval Buildings

KIDS GO FREEGifts food decorations and fun.Get into the swing of Xmas at the fabulous Beverley Mistletoe Fair.Turn up the heat on getting ready for Christmas.Enjoy a fantastic day out with the new and wonderful Mistletoe Fair.Christmas is backThe Mistletoe Fairs enjoyed…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 0796 402648
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11
NOV
Piatti Quartet
JdP Music Building

Prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition the Piatti Quartet have long been associated with the JdP. In this concert they programme two great string quartets that respectively anticipated and recalled the music of Beethoven: Haydns The Bird and…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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18
NOV
Hedgelaying
Earth Trust Centre

A very practical hands‐on two days learning to lay a Midland style hedge with expert Clive Leeke. Find out all about this traditional skill on the job.All specialist tools and equipment provided.For beginners and those who wish to gain more experience.Booking essential:…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01865 407792
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20
NOV
St Edward’s School: In Progress
North Wall Arts Centre

In Progress celebrates the fantastic work from St Edwards pupils across all years. Although primarily the exhibition provides a platform for the Lower Sixth to showcase work produced on the Teddies Foundation Course the exhibition will also present work from Year 9…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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25
NOV
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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02
DEC
A Christmas Carol
North Wall Arts Centre

One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts who show him there is more to life than work and money slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas. With a cavalcade of…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

02
DEC
Day Out With Thomas and meet Father Christmas
Didcot Railway Centre

Thomas is a regular visitor to Didcot Railway Centre where he is welcomed by his friends the Great Western engines.The Fat Controller supervises Rev.W.Awdrys classic childrens favourite ‐ Thomas the Tank Engine on his Day Out With Thomas visits.At Christmas Thomas likes…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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08
DEC
Absolute Bowie
O2 Academy Oxford

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 813500
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09
DEC
Xmas Fair
Outdoor Xmas Fair at Combe Mill

Xmas Fair at Combe MillSat 9th December 2017We are again holding a Xmas Fair at Combe Mill. Our 3rd Craft and consumable stalls get a late Christmas present mulled wine and roast chestnuts together with the chance to…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01993 358694
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06
JAN
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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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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