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What’s On In Oxfordshire October Half Term 2019

Half term is upon us and there’s lots of Halloween fun to be had!  Find out below what’s on in Oxfordshire this school holiday.

Saturday 26th October

  • Didcot Food Festival 10am-4pm at Didcot Civic Hall.  Over 60 local, drink and street food stalls.  Chef demonstrations, kids cooking zone and more.
  • Pumpkin sale and apple pressing at Oxford City Farm 11am-3pm.
  • Halloween family disco 7pm-12am at The Barn (Didcot).

Sunday 27th October

  • Didcot Food Festival 10am-4pm at Didcot Civic Hall.  Over 60 local, drink and street food stalls.  Chef demonstrations, kids cooking zone and more.
  • Halloween market at Oxford Artisan Distillery 11am-4pm.  Games, kids activities, crafts and gifts, food, fancy dress competition for kids and dogs.
  • Halloween children’s owl evening at Millets Falconry Centre 4:30-6pm. 

Monday 28th October

  • Autumn crafts at Didcot Library 2pm for age 9+. FREE entry. 

Tuesday 29th October

  • Training Your Dragon themed activity day at Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage 10-3pm.  Viking games, crafts, stories and more. FREE entry.  (read our review here: http://mumof2point5.com/daysout/oxfordshire/vale-downland-museum/  )
  • Children’s mandala workshop in the Nourish cafe at Cornerstone Arts Centre 10:30-1pm.  Age 10 years+. £25 per child.
  • Forest Friends craft session at the River & Rowing Museum in Henley 10:30-12:30pm.  £8.50 per child (read our review here: http://mumof2point5.com/daysout/oxfordshire/river-rowing-museum/ )
  • Spooky cake baking and decorating with Mrs Bun the Baker.  2-3pm at Cholsey Pavilion for age 2+.
  • Cake decorating for kids at Berro Lounge (Didcot) 2-5pm. Donations to Guide Dogs charity. 

Wednesday 30th October

  • Halloween children’s owl evening at Millets Falconry Centre 4:30-6pm. 

Thursday 31st October

  • Halloween fun at the Orchard Centre 11am-4pm.  Pick a pumpkin to design and take home. Come dressed in a Halloween costume to go trick or treating at selected retailers. FREE
  • Halloween children’s owl evening at Millets Falconry Centre 4:30-6pm. 
  • Brass rubbing workshop at Vale & Downland Museum 10-12pm.  FREE entry.
  • Tricks, Treats & The Friendliest Witch at Cogges Farm 4:30-7:30pm.  Follow the pumpkin trail to an evening full of wands, potions and story telling with lots of yummy treats.
  • Spooktacular stories and crafts at Wantage Library 4pm for ages 3-7 years.  FREE entry. 

Friday 1st November

  • Kids art club at the Blewbury clubhouse 9:30-3:30pm £45.  Aimed at ages 8-16 years. Drawing, painting, textile and embroidery skills with 2 professional artists. Email yvette@yvettephillipsart.com for more info. 
  • Halloween stories, painting and crafts at Didcot Library 2-3pm for ages 3-9. FREE entry. 
  • Kids Brio event at Charlton Park Garden Centre in Wantage 10am-4pm. FREE entry. 
  • Kids creative writing workshop 10am-12pm at Wantage Library for age 8+.  FREE entry. Book in advance as space limited. 
  • Drawing workshop with Little Foxglove at Sprouts Play Barn (Millets Farm) 10:30am-2:30pm.  Draw your picture, choose your coloured vinyl, then chose what gift you would like your design printed on to. Prices vary from £11-£29 depending on what you chose. 

Saturday 2nd November

  • Kids Brio event at Charlton Park Garden Centre in Wantage 10am-4pm. FREE entry. 

Sunday 3rd November

Ongoing Events

  • Pick your own pumpkin at Millets Farm 19th – 31st October 9:30-4:30pm.  Prices vary depending on the size of the pumpkin.
  • Halloween themed scarecrow trail in East Hendred 26th October-3rd November.  Maps £1 from the village shop.
  • Halloween shrunken heads trail in East Hendred 26th October – 3rd November.  Maps £1 from the village shop.
  • Disney themed scarecrow trail in Chilton village 19th October – 2nd November. FREE.  Maps available on the scarecrow trail Facebook page.
  • Halloween Howl at Millets Farm 26th October – 2nd November.  Halloween quizzes and activities in the maze courtyard and woodland.
  • Halloween entertainment at Blenheim Palace 26th October – 3rd November.  Various events throughout the week including a ghost train, fire performances, story telling, scarecrow trail, wizards and more.
  • Halloween Circus at Millets Farm 27th October -2nd November .   Daily shows at 10am, 1pm and 3pm.
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