Things to do in Oxfordshire this weekend, 29th/30th March – Mother’s Day special

So, in case you were unaware, it’s Mother’s Day this coming Sunday and if you haven’t arranged something for your dear old mum you’re, well, no worse than most of us to be honest. Most of us are dear old mums ourselves and somehow this is just another thing on our list of things to do that we’re feeling guilty about, so if you’re looking for something nice to do with your Mum and your kids, then we’ve tried to winkle out a few options for you here. Enjoy!

So Natural Baby Festival, 29th March
10.30am-4pm, FREE, Oxford Town Hall
OK, so this is not strictly something for mums per se, but shopping is shopping, there’s free entry, and if you’re expecting then maybe you’ll enjoy this “host of independent businesses all focused on ethically-sourced, organic and handmade toys, products and clothing”. For those of you looking to entertain existing sprogs, there will be free workshops and children’s activities. Great for any prospective lentil-weaver mummies out there!


Drayton Nearly New Sale, 29th March
10am-12pm, £1, Drayton Village Hall
Whoops, we’ve let another shopping event slip through the net, but then this is the day before Mother’s Day, not the day itself, so if the ethically-sourced, organic shopping is a little rich for your pocket, then maybe a second-hand sale will be up your street. It’s their first one, so give them a shot!

‘Wash’, 30th March
11.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm, 6 months to 3 years, £8, £6 (concs)
What better way to spend Mother’s Day than doing something fun and fab with your small people?
In the show Monkey needs a wash. Anna doesn’t want to let him go but somehow he gets pulled in to the laundry – there’s only one thing for Anna to do – she must go and find him!
Discover a world of water, bubbles and spinning. With live music created from the paraphernalia of a washing world, Birdsnest create a gentle adventure, a game of hide and seek with rhythm and song to carry you and your little ones along the way.

Mother’s Day wine tasting & gift making at Cliveden, 30th March
Sun, 11am – 3pm, Childen £2, Mums FREE
Celebrate Mother’s Day by bringing your Mum to Cliveden for free. Treat her to a free wine tasting (while stocks last!) and why not make her a lovely gift too.

ImagePooh Stick World Championships, 30th March
11am-5.30pm, £12 for team of 4, £2 per individual player, Earth Trust
It’s Mother’s Day!!! So all mothers who are in fancy dress will be able to play in the individual championships for free!
We will also have a prize for the mum in the best fancy dress costume. And children will be able to write Pooh Bear poems or make paper flowers for their mums.