Well what a jam-packed weekend we’ve got in Oxford this week! There’s a midnight stroll through our great city, an incredible festival at one of the country’s best country houses and even an animation course, plus lots of fun things for the children too! Don’t forget to take advantage of the great events showcasing Oxford’s rich history, including Lewis Carroll, historic mintage and even the families who lived on our very doorstep many years ago!
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Saturday 11th July
Barefoot Craft Club at Barefoot Books
Perfect for little ones (5+), this lovely workshop inspires them to create themed masterpieces before listening to an enchanting accompanying story.
Oxford Moonlight Stroll
Now in its 9th year, the Oxford Moonlight Stroll is a great event that not only brings the community together, but also raises money for Sobell House Hospice, too! This year’s theme is superheroes, so don your cape and spandex and get yourself out there!
Stop Motion Animation Weekend
Learn how to create your very own Wallace and Gromit style masterpiece using a multitude of different materials and even adding sound and music! Don’t worry though, a villainous penguin is not a prerequisite!
Hands-On Coins Every Saturday
Marvel at an astonishing collection of coins dating back through the ages, from a variety of regions. You can even touch and feel the coins, just like people would have done hundreds of years ago!
Lewis Carroll the Surrealist: Exploring the Wonderland of the Unconscious Mind
Join Mark Richards as he presents a very lively, visual and thought provoking depiction of the famous novelist’s life and work and how he influenced later generations of writers, poets and painters.
Battle Proms Picnic Concert
The 11th annual Blenheim Palace Battle Proms Picnic Concert will this year be celebrating 200 years since the battle of Waterloo with 150 re-enactors participating in a skirmish guaranteed to entertain the whole family! Come and enjoy sublime music, daring horsemen and even cannon fire at this exceptional event!
Sunday 12th July
Hybrid Rituals & Symbols in Contemporary Culture
Come and experience an exhibition of works by Serena Korda and Dr. Lakra and take advantage of the free activity guides for families, available in the galleries.
Oxford Uncovered Family Trail
Head into the heart of Oxford with the whole family to embark on this brilliant adventure where you’ll get the chance to meet the people who once lived right on your doorstep around the Explore Oxford galleries.
250 Reasons for 250 Years
250 years have passed since General John Guise bequeathed his collection of over 200 paintings and almost 2000 drawings to Christ Church. Pop down to the gallery and join us in celebration of this momentous date with a special installation of 250 cards, celebrating this great man.
Kassam Market & Car Boot Sale
Head to Kassam this Sunday to see if you can sniff out that hidden gem and bag yourself a bargain!
Stories on Toast
Feed your imagination and taste buds with a slice of toast and a captivating story at The Story Museum.
Explore the Reading Rooms Tour at Bodleian Library
Why not head down to the Bodleian Library where you can have a nose around some of the areas that are usually closed to the public!
Family Friendly Fun at Pitt Rivers Museum
Entertain your little ones and whet their creative appetite with an afternoon filled of fun activities, stories and craft!
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