Apologies this post is a little later in the week than it normally is. We had a bit of a family emergency earlier on in the week and with Halloween and everything else on top of that I’m a bit behind! Did you all enjoy Halloween? My kids were lucky enough to be invited to a party at a friends house after school where they had an amazing time playing games and eating party food then went trick or treating. The houses in that area were amazing, some of the decorations were absolute genius! I’ve literally never seen so many Halloween houses . There were certainly a lot more than when I was a kid!
With Halloween finished the focus this weekend is of course on Bonfire night. We are heading to the display in Harwell tonight which is being organised by the Scouts that Lois’s beaver group is part of so it will be nice to support them and see if the kids like it. We’ve never taken them to a firework display before so I have no idea if they’ll like it or not! If you do attend a firework display or have your own please remember to stay safe and keep a close eye on any little ones. Have fun!
Saturday 4th November
- Abingdon fireworks night, Long Furlong community centre, gates open at 6:30pm and there is free parking at Tilsley Park. Adults £5, Family £15 on the gate.
- Bicester fireworks night, Pingle Field, 6-9pm with funfair and stalls. Tickets £5 on the night, under 5s free.
- Boundary Park Big Blast night, Sir Frank Williams Avenue, Didcot. Fireworks viewpoint overlooking local displays with some small indoor displays, disco and food in aid of Felix Fund (Bomb Disposal Charity). Free entry.
- Christmas Eve boxes at Hobbycraft, Oxford & Bicester (adults only). Learn how to make a xmas eve box with the staff. 12-2pm free event
- Didcot gift and craft event at Didcot Civic Hall 10:30-4pm £1 entry per adult
- Gunpowder plot kids club at Soldiers Of Oxfordshire Museum (Woodstock). £7 per child age 6-9 yrs 1-3:30pm. Fun and educational activities to get in the mood for bonfire night. No grown ups allowed!
- Magical tales with Sandra Agard at the Roald Dahl Museum 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm. £3 per person plus museum entry fee.
- Oxford’s 50th Annual firework display, South Park, Headington. Gates open 4:30pm with funfair, food stalls, Jack FM soundstage and live music. Fireworks from 6:45pm. Tickets can be purchased online or on the night http://oxfordfireworks.co.uk/tickets.php
- Marvellous masks at Pitt Rivers Museum. Look closely at those in the museum for inspiration to create your own. 1-4pm
- Wallingford bonfire and fireworks at the Kinecroft, Wallingford. £6 adults, £3 children (suggested donation). Gates open 6pm
Sunday 5th November
- Jay Fairs antiques market at Didcot Civic Hall 9am-3pm. Over 40 stalls.
- Relaxed visit to the Story Museum, Oxford for those with autism, learning disabilities and sensory or communication disorders. Experience the exhibition in a relaxed atmosphere 4-5pm. Call 01865 790050 to reserve a place.
- Didcot Pyromusical fireworks display at Didcot Football Club. 4-7:30pm with bonfire, fireworks, funfair, bouncy castles, stalls, etc Entry £5 per person, under 10s free.
- Find the pumpkins hidden around the gardens at Waterperry Gardens in their Great Pumpkin Hunt. £2 per child. 21st Oct-5th Nov.
- Brick Wonders Lego exhibition at Banbury Museum. Sat 16th Sept – Sat 18th Nov. Entry is free of charge! (donations welcome).
- Illuminated woodland walk at Basildon Park 10am-5pm daily until 7th January. Normal admission fees apply.