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Welcome to Oxford

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

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Forthcoming events in Oxford

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: 4.8 milesaway
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: 8.9 milesaway
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: 0.3 milesaway
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: 4.3 milesaway
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: 8.9 milesaway
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: 1.8 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 03301 119077
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02
AUG
Mancunia Live in Abingdon
Unicorn Theatre

Three world travelled musicians all originally from Manchester and sharing Irish origins have come together to create a dynamic musical melting pot with powerful songs and fiery Irish fiddle all set in an exciting multi‐layered dimension.Tim OConnor a singer‐songwriter based in France;…

Location: 5.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07711 937259
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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 cocktailsnew 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: 0.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07921 391504
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05
AUG
Sir Andrs 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: 0.4 milesaway
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: 8.9 milesaway
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: 0.4 milesaway
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: 13.1 milesaway
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: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 03301 119077
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08
AUG
Night Safari
Wallingford Castle Meadows

Join us for this night‐time expedition to discover Wallingford Castle Meadows wildlife who knows what you might find On the evening youll also set up live traps ready for tomorrows event. £7 adult £4 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at…

Location: 11.7 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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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: 0.1 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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08
AUG
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: 8.9 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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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: 11.7 milesaway
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 usstopping to smell touch taste listen and look £4 suggested donation per child accompanying adults free.…

Location: 8.9 milesaway
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: 8.9 milesaway
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: 8.9 milesaway
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: 8.9 milesaway
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: 8.9 milesaway
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: 14.4 milesaway
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: 1.8 milesaway
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: 10.7 milesaway
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: 8.9 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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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: 9.7 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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20
AUG
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: 8.9 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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20
AUG
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: 8.1 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01993 358694
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22
AUG
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: 4.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 03301 119077
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Tourist Attractions


Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, the Formal Gardens and Park are now open daily until 29th October.From 1st November, the Palace, Park and Gardens are open Wednesdays through to Sundays until 10th December. Situated just 8 miles from Oxford on A44, the Palace was created a World Heritage site in 1987…

Oxford Castle

If you thought Oxford was just about elegant spires and world‐class academia then think again brbrOxford CastleUnlocked reveals Oxford's less well known history, one that's rich with tales of great escapes, betrayal and even romanceall 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…

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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Updated: 27/07/2017 04:46:00