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Whats On Weekend 24th-25th February South East

So after several weeks of working loads of overtime and then being ill all over half term its been nice to get back to some sort of normality this week.  The blog has been really quiet since last week thanks to me getting the flu and having a nasty allergic reaction on top of that.  I’m glad to say the flu has finally subsided and I am managing to get through the days without having to take a nap!  The allergic reaction eventually went down after several antihistamines and a trip to the DR.  Now to wait for the blood test results to try and find out whats trying to kill me.  Fun times!  This weekend we are celebrating a relative’s 60th birthday so its all about family time.  If you are looking for some entertainment, have a look at whats on below.

Saturday 24th February 2018

  • Snowdrop weekend at Waterperry Gardens 10am-5pm.  Free guided tours at 11am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm (garden entry fee applies).  See over 60 varieties of snowdrop covering the lawns of the Waterperry Gardens.
  • Celebrate the suffragettes with a sash making workshop and trail around the museum featuring your favourite female story characters at the Story Museum in Oxford.  Normal admission fees apply.  10am-5pm.  Also 2-3pm be inspired by author and illustrator Marcia Williams who will teach you how to draw comics and have an interactive quiz.
  • Choose Your Own Adventure creative computing club at Science Oxford.  Use Python to create your own computer-based story using coding which changes every time it is read.  Children are welcome to come dressed as their favourite world book day character.  10-11:30am and 12:30-2pm for ages 9-12 years (Adults must stay) or 2:30-4pm for ages 12-15 yrs (no adult required).  £8 per child.

Sunday 25th February 2018

  • Snowdrop weekend at Waterperry Gardens 10am-5pm.  Free guided tours at 11am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm (garden entry fee applies).  See over 60 varieties of snowdrop covering the lawns of the Waterperry Gardens.
  • Muggled up beasts at the Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre  11:30, 12:30, 2pm and 3pm.  Make giant sized body parts to be assembled into amazing beasts.  £3 plus museum entry fee.
  • Family Fun Day at Didcot Town FC 1-4pm with tombola, bouncy castles, glitter tattoos, rock decorating and more raising money for charity.

Ongoing events

  • Billy and The Minpins exhibition at the Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre. 7th September 2017- 15th April 2018
  • Vintage Star Wars toys and cinema posters exhibition at the Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery in Basingstoke.  13th January – 14th April 10am-4pm. FREE EVENT
  • Children’s Tudor animal trail at The Vyne in Basingstoke.  21st November 2017- 3rd June 2018.  Normal admission fees apply.
  • Saturday 10th – Sunday 25th February 2018  Star Cars event at British Motor Museum .  Daily car crafts to take home 10am-4pm.  Make a star car out of Lego.  Design a ‘car for a star’ and add your design to the wall of fame.  Family guided tours with Lady Penelope or Parker at 11:45am and 1:30pm daily.  Star car trail around the museum.  Activities included in museum entry.
  • Barbara Hepworth:Finding Form.  An exhibition of this very talented artist’s sculptures and how they were made as well as a history of her life.  River & Rowing Museum, Henley.  9th February – 3rd June 2018

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