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.



What’s on in Oxfordshire over the half-term?

Well, the February half-term is here and the weather is looking even more unhelpful than usual, so we’ve rounded up a few things to do in Oxfordshire with the kids. As ever, if you know of something happening that we’ve missed then please add it for free here:

If you need toImage keep the kids occupied all week, or for a full day – or even just want to make sure they’re properly exhausted so you get an evening to yourself – then the SuperCamp happening in Headington looks fabulous.
There are activities for every kind of interest from sports to crafts and up to eight different activities each day. It (almost) makes us wish we were young enough to take part, but not sure we could deal with the hormones all over again!

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Want sImageomething for the smaller people? Thame library is running a story time on Tues 18th Feb. It’s FREE (always a bonus in our book) and starts at 11am.  It’s also thoughtfully arranged for a market day, so if you fancy a wander round the rather lovely market town you can pick up some fresh baked goods, fruit and veg or even browse the clothing stalls and make a day of it.
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Bampton library is doing something similar on Friday 21st at 10.30am
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ImageWild Wednesday struck us as something a little different: fun, outdoor activities (whatever the weather!) for 4-11 year olds at only £2.
Always nice to get them out in the open air if possible.
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On a similar note, The Earth Trust is running a Forest School for pre-schoolers on the Friday.
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The Cornerstone in Didcot is making a week of it, with things to do most days from Tuesday onwards. Check out our half-term page for all the activities, but here are two of the highlights:
Printmaking – 20 Feb 10.30am – 4.30pm, ages: 7-12 years
“Be inspired by the winter weather and make incredible prints using exciting techniques including plastic etching and lino carving. Can you spot any of the same techniques in the Oxford Printmakers exhibition?” Whilst they’re occupied you could go shopping or watch a film at the cinema next door or even have a (very) long, relaxed lunch at the excellent Cafe in the Cornerstone itself.  Bliss. We heard rumours that taking out a family membership gets you 20% off everything so you might even be able to make a saving.
HipHop Dance Workshop – 21st Feb 10.30am – 4pm, ages 7-11 years
“A chance to learn some new techniques in an energetic and fun workshop. Learn how to do impressive moves and create a group dance to show at the end of the day.” Sounds like a great way to wear them out before the weekend starts!

For still more things to do over the Feb half-term please check out our listings:

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