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  • The Russian Ice Stars present Snow White on ice, at the New Theatre, Thu 8 - Sun 11 January  
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  • Creation Theatre present The Wind in the Willows at the North Wall Arts Centre, 5 December 2014 - 10 January 2015  
  • Oxford Theatre Guild present Hayfever by Noel Coward, 16 - 20 December at The Old Fire Station  
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    Winter Sleep [15] Ultimate Picture Palace Sat 3 Jan: 3.00pm

    The Drop [15] Ultimate Picture Palace Sat 3 Jan: 6.45pm
    "The powerful male actors ensure that this tough thriller never drops in tension. It's scripted so that you're never quite sure...read more

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1) [12A] Ultimate Picture Palace Fri 2 Jan: 6.15pm

    Last chance to book for

    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
    Book by Mon, 22 December

    (Starts Mon, 22 December)

    Cinderella Green: The Recycling Queen - a Christmas family puppet panto at the JdP Building, St Hildas, 14 - 22 Dec
    Book by Mon, 22 December

    (Starts Sun, 21 December)

    Camp Energy Funactiontastic Camps for Kids aged 4 - 14
    Book by Mon, 22 December

    (Starts Mon, 22 December)

    Opera Anywhere: Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti, Ewelme and Eynsham, Dec 20th and 22nd
    Book by Mon, 22 December

    (Starts Mon, 22 December)

    A Candlelit Christmas Concert
    Book by Mon, 22 December

    (Starts Tue, 23 December)

    Latest reviews

    Hurry Up, Father Christmas!: Appealing to an audience of under-sixes is a challenge, one magnificently met by...read more

    A Seasonal Celebration: This concert was full of nostalgia for childhood Christmases spent listening to carols...read more

    Cinderella Green: The Recycling Queen: As soon as we entered the Jacqueline du Pré building, we were greeted by Cinderella...read more

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    Charlotte Storrs Stoneware Pottery is open Fridays & Saturdays in December

    Reviews

    Pottery Open Days. I'll be working in the pottery. Come along and browse!

    11am to 4pm Free

    The Pottery, 8 The Green, Culham, Abingdon OX14 4LZ

    www.charlottestorrs-stoneware.co.uk Email Me 01235 520395

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Art, Craft, Today, This Week

    Santa vs Scrooge Oxford Castle Unlocked

    Explore the castle and encounter well-known characters from the festive season

    5.30pm - 7pm £5

    Unlocked - Oxford Castle, 44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, 10am-5.30pm daily (last tour 4.20pm)

    www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk Email Me 01865 260 666

    Booking advised by 13 Dec 2014

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, This Week

    Hurry Up, Father Christmas! Oxford Playhouse

    Interactive festive show for children aged 3 to 6 years.

    Various £6 - £9

    Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

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    Appealing to an audience of under-sixes is a challenge, one magnificently met by the Oxford Playhouse’s production Hurry Up, Father...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Christmas Family Trail Museum of Oxford

    Fun and festive Christmas family trail around the Explore Oxford galleries.

    10am-4.30pm £1

    Museum of Oxford: Explore Oxford Galleries, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BX, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, closed Sundays. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

    www.museumofoxford.org Email Me 01865 252334

    No need to book!

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    Museum, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, This Week, Kids' Activities

    Twelve Days of Christmas

    On the first day of Christmas the Museums gave to me... a very exciting festive trail! Trail available during Museum opening hours.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

    Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, Mon 12-4.30pm, Tue-Sun & BH 10am-4.30pm.

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/twelve-days-christmas 01865 613017

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Oxford Ice Rink's Christmas Discos Oxford Ice Rink

    Christmas themed ice skating discos with live DJ. During the afternoon lights will be on, and penguins and snowmen skating aids will be available to hire. Evening disco lights out, so no skating aids.

    Family Disco: 1.30-4pm; Main disco 8 - 10.30pm Normal session prices apply. See website.

    Oxford Ice Rink, Oxpens Rd, Oxford OX1 1RX

    www.facebook.com/events/397094957121165/ 01865 305010

    Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Christmas, Dance, Today, This Week, Disco, Ice Rink

    Richard Adams Blackwells Bookshop

    The author will meet fans & sign his illustrated Watership Down & Shardik. A unique opportunity to meet him in person and get signed Xmas gift editions.

    3-4pm Free

    Blackwells Bookshop, 48-51 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BQ

    ...blackwell.co.uk... Email Me 01865 333623

    Family Friendly, Today, This Week

    Christmas Stop Motion Animation Workshop for 8-15 yrs (3 days) StopMoGo stop motion animation

    Discover the enchanted world of stop motion animation with lots of activities in 2D & 3D.

    10am-3pm £195 incl DVD & other goodies!

    St Margaret's Institute, 30 Polstead Road, Oxford OX2 6TN

    www.stopmogo.com Email Me

    Must book by 19 Dec 2014

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Christmas, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Find Santa's Reindeers at Waterperry Gardens

    Help Rudolph find his eight friends who are lost all around the gardens and then find your Christmas treat in the teashop. £2 per child & children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies.

    10.00am - 5.00pm

    Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxon. OX33 1JZ. Open: April-Oct 10-5.30; Nov-Mar 10-5

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    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Treasure Hunt

    Family Saturday Drop-In Donnington Doorstep

    Free drop-in with fun play activities every Saturday. Everyone welcome - especially Dads!

    10.30am - 3pm Free

    Donnington Doorstep Family Centre, Townsend Square, Oxford OX4 4BB

    www.donnington-doorstep.org.uk Email Me 01865 722721

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    Family Friendly, OX4, Baby, Today, This Week, Kids' Activities

    Christmas Treasure Hunt and Elf & Safety Survey

    Free winter activities for the kids, while you indulge yourself with sinful cake and tea.

    10am-4pm Free

    Annie's Tea Room, Canal Road, Thrupp, Kidlington OX5 1JZ, daily: 10am-5pm

    www.anniestearoom.co.uk anniestearoom@hotmail.co.uk 07425 621742

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Cafe, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    26 Characters exhibition The Story Museum

    Immersive exhibition: rogues and rascals, wizards, witches and wild things! All ages.

    10am-5pm £7.50, £5

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    www.storymuseum.org.uk/26Characters Email Me 01865 790050

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    Museum, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Books, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Nick Cope's Songbook The Story Museum

    Interactive gig for early years children and their families.

    10.30-11.30am £5/£3

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me 01865 305305

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    Gig, Family Friendly, Music, Today, This Week, Kids' Activities

    Storytime With Father Christmas and Fundraiser! Barefoot Books Oxford Studio

    Father Christmas visits Barefoot Books to tell stories, sing merry songs and give gifts!

    4-5pm Free

    Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED

    ...barefootbooks.com... Email Me 01865 311100

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Barefoot Craft Club Barefoot Books

    Create something special to take home and be proud of in our half-hour crafting workshops.

    3.30-4pm £5 2yrs+

    Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED

    ...barefootbooks.com... Email Me 01865 311100

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Christmas Fairytale 2014 Fairytale Farm

    Santa is returning to Fairytale Farm this Christmas.

    10am to 5pm £4.95 grotto entry, plus farm admission

    Fairytale Farm, Southcombe, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5QH

    fairytalefarm.co.uk/index.php/blog/77 Email Me 01608 238014

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Summertown Christmas Present Hunt! TravelSolutions and Helen & Douglas House

    Fun for children (of all ages!) Find the presents and work out the Christmassy clues!

    10am-5pm £1 per participant

    TravelSolutions, 3 South Parade, Summertown, OX2 7JL

    ...helenanddouglas.org.uk... Email Me 01865 310600

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Charity, Today, This Week, Treasure Hunt

    TheatreSaturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    Creation Theatre present The Wind in the Willows at the North Wall Arts Centre, 5 December 2014 - 10 January 2015

    Reviews

    Creation's Christmas show brings Kenneth Grahame's classic to life with fun and laughter!

    7.30pm £13.50-£27

    North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

    www.creationtheatre.co.uk Email Me 01865 766266

    Booking advised by 10 Jan 2015 Book tickets

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    I never knew that Kenneth Grahame was buried in Oxford until I chanced upon his tombstone in Holywell cemetery a few weeks ago...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Performance, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Beauty and the Beast

    A magical, musical adventure for Christmas with sing-a-long tunes and plenty of panto mischief. (Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket)

    Various Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket

    Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Music, Christmas, Dance, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Snow Queen

    Young Kai and Gerda are very best friends, but when the Snow Queen steals Kai away to her frozen palace, Gerda must got to the ends of the Earth to save him and melt the splinter of ice in his heart.

    2.30pm, 7.00pm £9-£18 (£6 U18s)

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

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    I was in two minds about whether this production would be suitable for my somewhat sensitive six and a half year old as the programme...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Fairytale, Today, This Week

    Mother Goose

    This traditional pantomime story is transported to the icy north, in a funny and fast moving Arctic adventure featuring Nordic trolls, Scandinavian snow, woolly jumpers and even the occasional moose.

    2pm & 6pm £12-£26 (concessions available, standing tickets £6)

    Chipping Norton Theatre, 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus Cornerstone Arts Centre

    Family Christmas show for ages 3-7. The story of Santa Claus, from his early life to finding reindeer & climbing down chimneys.

    11am, 2pm and 4pm £12 (£9), £35 (family ticket)

    Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

    www.cornerstone-arts.org cornerstone@southoxon.gov.uk 01235 515144

    Must book by 20 Dec 2014

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Snow and Tell

    A musical show for all the family at Christmas, with classic stories and brand new songs. Ages 3+.

    2pm & 5pm £7.50 (£5)

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me 01865 305305

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Performance, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    MarketSaturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    Oxford Christmas Market, Broad Street, 11-21 December 2014

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    Day time

    Broad Street, Oxford

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    Shop, Family Friendly, Festival, Market, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    #BittenStreet at Oxford Castle Bitten Street in association with Bitten Oxford

    The best local street food & drink, plus mulled wine, craft lager, draught ale and music!

    12pm-8pm Free

    Oxford Castle Quarter, New Road, Oxford OX1 1AY

    www.facebook.com/events/306946332843657/ hello@bittenoxford.co.uk

    Family Friendly, Festival, Market, Food, Today, This Week

    Christmas Market

    30+ stalls full of local festive goodies, gifts, Xmas trees & carol singing!

    10am-1pm Free

    East Oxford Farmers' & Community Market, East Oxford Primary School, Union Street, OX4 1JP

    ...eastoxfordmarket.org.uk... eastoxfordmarket@gmail.com

    Family Friendly, Market, Food, Christmas, Today, This Week

    North Parade Market North Parade Market

    A predominantly food market taking place on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month.

    9AM-2PM Free

    North Parade Avenue, Oxford. OX2 6LX

    northparademarket.com Email Me 07591491804

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    Shop, Family Friendly, Market, Food, Today, This Week

    The Leys Community Market The Leys Community Market

    Fresh food, cafe, free skill share, table top sale, Macmillan coffee and cake fundraising

    11am -2pm £0.00

    The Barn Nightingale Avenue Blackbird Leys OX4 7BU

    leyscommunitymarket.moonfruit.com Email Me

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    Family Friendly, Market, Cafe, Today, This Week

    The Leys Community Market The Leys Community Market

    Fun, free family activities, fresh local produce and crafts and café.

    10 - 1pm Free

    The Barn, Nightingale Avenue, Blackbird Leys OX4 7YJ

    Email Me 07914 395619

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    Family Friendly, Market, Food, Christmas, Today, This Week

    WorshipSaturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    Children's Nativity Service with Real Donkey St Michael at the North Gate

    Meet the donkey from 2pm on Cornmarket Street, then join our service in church at 3pm

    3-4.30pm Free

    St Michael at the Northgate, Oxford City Church, Cornmarket Street, Oxford OX1 3EY, 10.30am - 5pm (4pm in Winter)

    ...smng.org.uk... 01865 240940

    Family Friendly, Christmas, Worship, Today, This Week

    CinemaSaturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    Odeon Magdalen Street 0871 2244 007 — Saturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast [U]

    Fairy befriends scary-looking monster with a heart of gold. Runtime: 76 mins

    10.00am, 12.00, 2.00pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sequel

    Odeon George Street 0871 2244 007 — Saturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    Get Santa [U]

    Santa (Jim Broadbent) has landed himself in jail. It's up to Rafe Spall and son to save Christmas! Runtime: 102 mins

    10.10am, 12.40pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Nativity 3: Dude, where's my donkey? [U]

    Festive family sequel. Starring Martin Clunes, Marc Wooton, and Catherine Tate. Runtime: 110 mins

    10.45am, 1.15pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen.
    Subtitles: Fri 1.40pm, Wed 6.20pm Runtime: 95 mins

    11.20am, 1.40, 4.00, 6.20pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Penguins of Madagascar [U] (2D)

    The penguins join a covert interspecies agency, lead by a wolf with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. Runtime: 92 mins

    10.00am, 12.30, 3.10pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Odeon Kids: Frozen Sing-A-Long [PG] (2D)

    Let it go! Disney's snowy animation, with added sing-along subtitles. Runtime: 108 mins

    10.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Singing

    Phoenix Picturehouse 0871 902 5736 (10p/min from landline) — Saturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen.
    Subtitles: Mon 11.00am Runtime: 95 mins

    1.20, 4.00pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Muppet Christmas Carol [U]

    Michael Caine joins the muppets in Dickensian London. 2012 re-release.

    6.30pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Books, Christmas, Musical Theatre, Puppetry, Today, This Week

    Kids' Club: Saving Santa [U] (2D)

    An animated elf travels back in time in an effort to save Santa. Runtime: 83 mins

    11.00am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Animation, Today, This Week

    Vue Cinema 08712 240 240 (10p per min from BT) — Saturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    Kids AM: Frozen [PG]

    Disney animated film loosely based on The Snow Queen. Runtime: 108 mins

    10.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Music, Animation, Fairytale, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey? [U]

    Festive family fun! Starring Martin Clunes, Marc Wooton, and Catherine Tate. Runtime: 110 mins

    9.30am, 12.15pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Penguins of Madagascar [U] (2D)

    The penguins join a covert interspecies agency, led by a wolf with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. Runtime: 92 mins

    10.30am, 1.00pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Snow Queen 2 [U]

    Family-friendly animation, set in a winter wonderland. Runtime: 79 mins

    10.15am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen.
    Subtitles: Sun 1.00pm Runtime: 95 mins

    9.30am, 12.00, 1.00, 2.30, 3.30, 5.00, 7.30pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Muppet Christmas Carol [U]

    Michael Caine joins the muppets in Dickensian London.

    11.00am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Books, Christmas, Musical Theatre, Puppetry, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast [U]

    Fairy befriends scary-looking monster with a heart of gold. Runtime: 76 mins

    9.30, 11.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sequel

    Courses and WorkshopsSaturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    Christmas Stop Motion Animation Workshop for 8-15 yrs (3 days) StopMoGo stop motion animation

    Discover the enchanted world of stop motion animation with lots of activities in 2D & 3D.

    10am-3pm £195 incl DVD & other goodies!

    St Margaret's Institute, 30 Polstead Road, Oxford OX2 6TN

    www.stopmogo.com Email Me

    Must book by 19 Dec 2014

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Christmas, Art, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Wonderous Christmas Trees The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

    Make a wondercrump Christmas Tree from tissue paper and willow.

    12.30pm & 2.30pm For 6+ years

    The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0AL

    ...roalddahl.com... Email Me +44 (0)1494 892192

    Booking advised by 19 Dec 2014

    Museum, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Outside Oxfordshire, Christmas, Today, This Week

    ArtSaturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    Turrill Sculpture Garden Christmas/Winter Selling Exhibition The Turrill Sculpture Garden

    Five talented sculptors exhibit/sell varied work in ceramics, metal and engraved stone.

    9.00 - 4.30pm Free

    The Turrill Sculpture Garden, Behind Summertown Library, South Parade, Summertown., Mon, Thurs & Fri: 9.30-5.30; Tues: 9.30-17.00; Sat: 9.00-13.00. Closed Weds & Sun.

    www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk info@turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk 01865 515584

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    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sculpture

    The Society of Wood Engravers at Art Jericho

    The SWE returns to Art Jericho with the best of British Wood Engravers and enchanting work.

    12 - 6 pm Free

    Art Jericho, 6 King Street, Oxford OX2 6DF, Wed - Sunday 12-6pm

    www.artjericho.com Email Me 01865 604070

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    Nature, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Sports and FitnessSaturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    Premier Tennis Tots Premier Tennis

    Premier Tennis Tots is all about FUN. Our programmes are designed to get 3-5 year olds act

    10.10am or 11.10am £7.50

    Ferry Leisure Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DP

    premiertennis.co.uk/product/tots-tennis info@premiertennis.co.uk 0845 475 1147

    Must book by 20 Sep 2014

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Sports and Fitness, Today, This Week

    Premier Tennis Mini Reds for 5-8 year olds Premier Tennis

    Mini Tennis coaching is the ideal way for 5-8 year olds to discover the game, and improve

    10.05am or 11.05am £8

    Ferry Leisure Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DP

    premiertennis.co.uk/product/mini-tennis Email Me 0845 475 1147

    Must book by 20 Sep 2014

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Sports and Fitness, Today, This Week

    DanceSaturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    Tiny toes ballet Forbes theatre arts Oxford

    Beautiful ballet for children age 2+

    10 - 10:30am £6

    The New Marston Pastoral Centre, Jack Straws Lane, Marston, Oxford OX3 0DL

    www.forbestheatreartsoxford.com misskirsty@ntlworld.com 07802 531459

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Dance, Ballet, Today, This Week

    ClassesSaturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    Spanish Beginners for children (7-11) Coyotes. Spanish Lessons for Children

    Spanish lessons for children. Learn Spanish and have fun! Games, stories, songs and more!

    TBC £8 per session

    South Oxford, off Abigdon Road

    www.spanishcoyotes.com Email Me 07981 059511

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Spanish, Today, This Week, Classes

    FestivalSaturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    Christmas Tree Festival with Entertainment and Refreshments

    30 decorated Xmas trees, light refreshments, family-friendly entertainment on weekends.

    All day Free

    St Andrew's Church, East Hagbourne, Church Close, East Hagbourne OX11 9ND

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    Concert, Family Friendly, Festival, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    ToursSaturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    Bill Spectre's Ghost Trail Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails

    Award winning theatrical ghost trail of Oxford. Frightfully popular with all ages!

    6.30pm & 9pm £8/£6/£4

    The Courtyard outside Oxford Castle Unlocked New Rd Oxford, OX1 1AY

    www.ghosttrail.org Email Me 07941 041811

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Today, This Week, Tours, Outdoors

    Sunday 21st December 2014 Hide

    Family FriendlySunday 21st December 2014 Hide

    Hurry Up, Father Christmas! Oxford Playhouse

    Interactive festive show for children aged 3 to 6 years.

    Various £6 - £9

    Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

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    Appealing to an audience of under-sixes is a challenge, one magnificently met by the Oxford Playhouse’s production Hurry Up, Father...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Twelve Days of Christmas

    On the first day of Christmas the Museums gave to me... a very exciting festive trail! Trail available during Museum opening hours.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

    Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, Mon 12-4.30pm, Tue-Sun & BH 10am-4.30pm.

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/twelve-days-christmas 01865 613017

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Christmas Stop Motion Animation Workshop for 8-15 yrs (3 days) StopMoGo stop motion animation

    Discover the enchanted world of stop motion animation with lots of activities in 2D & 3D.

    10am-3pm £195 incl DVD & other goodies!

    St Margaret's Institute, 30 Polstead Road, Oxford OX2 6TN

    www.stopmogo.com Email Me

    Must book by 19 Dec 2014

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Christmas, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Find Santa's Reindeers at Waterperry Gardens

    Help Rudolph find his eight friends who are lost all around the gardens and then find your Christmas treat in the teashop. £2 per child & children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies.

    10.00am - 5.00pm

    Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxon. OX33 1JZ. Open: April-Oct 10-5.30; Nov-Mar 10-5

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    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Treasure Hunt

    Christmas Carol Service Leys Community Church

    Messy crafts, sing-along carols and a join-in nativity. Mince pies and cake at 4pm, nativity 4.30pm - 5.30pm.

    4-5.30pm Free

    The Oxford Academy, Sandy Lane West, Littlemore OX4 6JZ

    www.facebook.com/events/1495555707395670/ Email Me

    Family Friendly, Christmas, Tomorrow, This Week, Carols

    Christmas Treasure Hunt and Elf & Safety Survey

    Free winter activities for the kids, while you indulge yourself with sinful cake and tea.

    10am-4pm Free

    Annie's Tea Room, Canal Road, Thrupp, Kidlington OX5 1JZ, daily: 10am-5pm

    www.anniestearoom.co.uk anniestearoom@hotmail.co.uk 07425 621742

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Cafe, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    26 Characters exhibition The Story Museum

    Immersive exhibition: rogues and rascals, wizards, witches and wild things! All ages.

    11am-4pm £7.50, £5

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    www.storymuseum.org.uk/26Characters Email Me 01865 790050

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    Screen Tea The Story Museum

    Informal screenings of seasonal films for children, with a different story each Sunday.

    The Snowman. 14.00. £2 (includes tea or soft drink)

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me

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    Cinema, Family Friendly, Tomorrow, This Week

    Storytime With Father Christmas and Fundraiser! Barefoot Books Oxford Studio

    Father Christmas visits Barefoot Books to tell stories, sing merry songs and give gifts!

    4-5pm Free

    Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED

    ...barefootbooks.com... Email Me 01865 311100

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Barefoot Craft Club Barefoot Books

    Create something special to take home and be proud of in our half-hour crafting workshops.

    3.30-4pm £5 2yrs+

    Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED

    ...barefootbooks.com... Email Me 01865 311100

    No need to book!

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    Christmas Fairytale 2014 Fairytale Farm

    Santa is returning to Fairytale Farm this Christmas.

    10am to 5pm £4.95 grotto entry, plus farm admission

    Fairytale Farm, Southcombe, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5QH

    fairytalefarm.co.uk/index.php/blog/77 Email Me 01608 238014

    No need to book! Book tickets

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Sanata Sumo Sleigh aka Robot Wars Robotscool

    Robot sumo is a competition 2 Sumo bots battle it out in the ring, just like Robot Wars.

    1pm - 4pm Participants From £10 - Spectator £1

    Unipart House, Garsington Road, Cowley OX4 2PG

    blog.robotscool.com/?p=978 Email Me 07769 343577

    Booking advised by 20 Dec 2014 Book tickets

    Competition, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Martial Arts, Tomorrow, This Week

    Midwinter-Wildwood Adventure Heart of the Wildwood

    Fire, stick bread, advent garden, storytelling, crafts, cake & art sale, funded by healthwatch.

    1-3pm 50p for advent garden

    Wheatley Birds of Prey, Mill View Plant Center, Ladder Hill, Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1HY

    www.heartofwildwood.org Email Me 01844 278774

    No need to book!

    Nature, Family Friendly, Christmas, Art, Tomorrow, This Week

    TheatreSunday 21st December 2014 Hide

    Cinderella Green: The Recycling Queen - a Christmas family puppet panto at the JdP Building, St Hildas, 14 - 22 Dec

    Reviews

    A Christmas puppet pantomime of the well-loved tale with an environmentally friendly twist.

    10.30am, 2pm & 4.30pm £7

    Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY

    www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/jdp Email Me 01865 286660

    Booking advised by 22 Dec 2014

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    As soon as we entered the Jacqueline du Pré building, we were greeted by Cinderella Green herself, who gave us a dusting with...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Musical Theatre, Pantomime, Puppetry, Tomorrow, This Week

    Creation Theatre present The Wind in the Willows at the North Wall Arts Centre, 5 December 2014 - 10 January 2015

    Reviews

    Creation's Christmas show brings Kenneth Grahame's classic to life with fun and laughter!

    7.30pm £13.50-£27

    North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

    www.creationtheatre.co.uk Email Me 01865 766266

    Booking advised by 10 Jan 2015 Book tickets

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    I never knew that Kenneth Grahame was buried in Oxford until I chanced upon his tombstone in Holywell cemetery a few weeks ago...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Performance, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Beauty and the Beast

    A magical, musical adventure for Christmas with sing-a-long tunes and plenty of panto mischief. (Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket)

    Various Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket

    Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

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    Mother Goose

    This traditional pantomime story is transported to the icy north, in a funny and fast moving Arctic adventure featuring Nordic trolls, Scandinavian snow, woolly jumpers and even the occasional moose.

    2pm & 6pm £12-£26 (concessions available, standing tickets £6)

    Chipping Norton Theatre, 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

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    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus Cornerstone Arts Centre

    Family Christmas show for ages 3-7. The story of Santa Claus, from his early life to finding reindeer & climbing down chimneys.

    11am, 2pm and 4pm £12 (£9), £35 (family ticket)

    Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

    www.cornerstone-arts.org cornerstone@southoxon.gov.uk 01235 515144

    Must book by 20 Dec 2014

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    Snow and Tell

    A musical show for all the family at Christmas, with classic stories and brand new songs. Ages 3+.

    11.30am & 2.30pm £7.50 (£5)

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me 01865 305305

    Book tickets

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    MarketSunday 21st December 2014 Hide

    Oxford Christmas Market, Broad Street, 11-21 December 2014

    Reviews

    Day time

    Broad Street, Oxford

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    Shop, Family Friendly, Festival, Market, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    GigSunday 21st December 2014 Hide

    Angel & Greyhound Acoustic Sundays Angel & Greyhound

    Award winning ales, great food, coal fires and acoustic vibes. The perfect lazy Sunday.

    3:00PM - 6:00PM Free

    Angel & Greyhound, 30 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AB, Mon - Thu: 12pm - 11.30pm Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am Sun: 12 - 11pm

    Website Email Me

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    Gig, Concert, Pubs, Family Friendly, Music, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Bookies Open Mic

    Come join the fun every Sunday. Hosted by Chris Padmore. All welcome.

    8.30-11pm Free

    The Old Bookbinders, 17-18 Victor Street, Oxford OX2 6BT, Monday: closed; Tue & Wed: 4pm-12pm; Thu-Sat: 12pm-12am; Sun: 12-11pm.

    Email Me

    No need to book!

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    Gig, Pubs, Family Friendly, Music, Open mic, Tomorrow, This Week

    CinemaSunday 21st December 2014 Hide

    Odeon Magdalen Street 0871 2244 007 — Sunday 21st December 2014 Hide

    Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast [U]

    Fairy befriends scary-looking monster with a heart of gold. Runtime: 76 mins

    10.00am, 12.00, 2.00pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sequel

    Odeon George Street 0871 2244 007 — Sunday 21st December 2014 Hide

    Get Santa [U]

    Santa (Jim Broadbent) has landed himself in jail. It's up to Rafe Spall and son to save Christmas! Runtime: 102 mins

    10.10am, 12.40pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Nativity 3: Dude, where's my donkey? [U]

    Festive family sequel. Starring Martin Clunes, Marc Wooton, and Catherine Tate. Runtime: 110 mins

    10.45am, 1.15pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen.
    Subtitles: Fri 1.40pm, Wed 6.20pm Runtime: 95 mins

    11.20am, 1.40, 4.00, 6.20pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Penguins of Madagascar [U] (2D)

    The penguins join a covert interspecies agency, lead by a wolf with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. Runtime: 92 mins

    10.00am, 12.30, 3.10pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Odeon Kids: Frozen Sing-A-Long [PG] (2D)

    Let it go! Disney's snowy animation, with added sing-along subtitles. Runtime: 108 mins

    10.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Singing

    Phoenix Picturehouse 0871 902 5736 (10p/min from landline) — Sunday 21st December 2014 Hide

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen.
    Subtitles: Mon 11.00am Runtime: 95 mins

    5.50pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Frozen Sing-A-Long [PG] (2D)

    Let it go! Disney's snowy animation, with added sing-along subtitles. Runtime: 108 mins

    2.00pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Tomorrow, This Week, Singing

    Autism Friendly: Saving Santa [U] (2D)

    An animated elf travels back in time in an effort to save Santa. Screening for those on the autism spectrum and their carers and friends. Runtime: 83 mins

    11.00am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Animation, Tomorrow, This Week

    Vue Cinema 08712 240 240 (10p per min from BT) — Sunday 21st December 2014 Hide

    Kids AM: Frozen [PG]

    Disney animated film loosely based on The Snow Queen. Runtime: 108 mins

    10.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Music, Animation, Fairytale, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey? [U]

    Festive family fun! Starring Martin Clunes, Marc Wooton, and Catherine Tate. Runtime: 110 mins

    9.30am, 12.15pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Penguins of Madagascar [U] (2D)

    The penguins join a covert interspecies agency, led by a wolf with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. Runtime: 92 mins

    10.30am, 1.00pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Snow Queen 2 [U]

    Family-friendly animation, set in a winter wonderland. Runtime: 79 mins

    10.15am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen.
    Subtitles: Sun 1.00pm Runtime: 95 mins

    9.30am, 12.00, 1.00, 2.30, 3.30, 5.00, 7.30pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Muppet Christmas Carol [U]

    Michael Caine joins the muppets in Dickensian London.

    11.00am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Books, Christmas, Musical Theatre, Puppetry, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast [U]

    Fairy befriends scary-looking monster with a heart of gold. Runtime: 76 mins

    9.30, 11.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sequel

    WorshipSunday 21st December 2014 Hide

    Sunday Gathering Oxford Vineyard Church

    Live music, donuts & God's presence. Join us to celebrate His love & faithfulness.

    10.30am - 12.30pm Free

    Headington School, London Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7TD

    www.ovc.uk.com Email Me 01865 522338

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    Family Friendly, Meeting, Worship, Tomorrow, This Week

    Church Services St Ebbe's Church

    Fellowship, singing, bible-based sermon & prayer. All welcome!

    9.45am; 11.45am (in term time); 4.30pm; 6.30pm Free

    St Ebbe's Church, 2 Roger Bacon Lane (off St Ebbe's, by Sainsbury's), Oxford OX1 1QE

    www.stebbes.org.uk/ Email Me 01865 240438

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    Family Friendly, Worship, Tomorrow, This Week, OX1

    Church Services St Ebbes in Headington

    Fellowship, singing, bible-based sermon and prayer. All welcome!

    10.30am, 3.30pm, 7pm Free

    St Ebbe's in Headington, 30-34 Lime Walk, Headington, Oxford OX3 7AE

    www.stebbesheadington.org.uk Email Me 01865 453226

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    Family Friendly, Worship, Tomorrow, This Week, OX3

    Sunday Morning Worship at Evangelical Church Marston Neighbourhood Church (MNC)

    Join us to learn from God's Word to us, meet with Him & worship (FIEC affiliated).

    10.30am Free

    St Michael's Primary School, Marston Road, Oxford OX3 0EJ

    marstonneighbourhoodchurch.org clive@marstonneighbourhoodchurch.org 01865 728097

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    Family Friendly, Worship, Tomorrow, This Week, OX3

    Courses and WorkshopsSunday 21st December 2014 Hide

    Christmas Stop Motion Animation Workshop for 8-15 yrs (3 days) StopMoGo stop motion animation

    Discover the enchanted world of stop motion animation with lots of activities in 2D & 3D.

    10am-3pm £195 incl DVD & other goodies!

    St Margaret's Institute, 30 Polstead Road, Oxford OX2 6TN

    www.stopmogo.com Email Me

    Must book by 19 Dec 2014

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Christmas, Art, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Terrific tortoises The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

    Join Emma from the RSPB to find out about wondercrump wildlife, especially the tortoises!

    Drop in 11am - 3pm Free drop-in activity for Museum visitors

    The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0AL

    ...roalddahl.com... 01494 892192

    No need to book!

    Museum, Nature, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Tomorrow, This Week

    ArtSunday 21st December 2014 Hide

    Turrill Sculpture Garden Christmas/Winter Selling Exhibition The Turrill Sculpture Garden

    Five talented sculptors exhibit/sell varied work in ceramics, metal and engraved stone.

    closed Free

    The Turrill Sculpture Garden, Behind Summertown Library, South Parade, Summertown., Mon, Thurs & Fri: 9.30-5.30; Tues: 9.30-17.00; Sat: 9.00-13.00. Closed Weds & Sun.

    www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk info@turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk 01865 515584

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    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sculpture

    The Society of Wood Engravers at Art Jericho

    The SWE returns to Art Jericho with the best of British Wood Engravers and enchanting work.

    12 - 6 pm Free

    Art Jericho, 6 King Street, Oxford OX2 6DF, Wed - Sunday 12-6pm

    www.artjericho.com Email Me 01865 604070

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    Nature, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Sports and FitnessSunday 21st December 2014 Hide

    Kendo - Practise Japanese Fencing Oxford Kendo Club

    Beginners and/or curious observers welcome - wear comfortable exercise gear to join in.

    10.45am-12.15pm £5 (£3 juniors, free for first-timers)

    Chadwick Gymnasium, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Headington, Oxford OX3 7QH

    www.oxford-kendo.info Email Me 07585 218679

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Martial Arts, Tomorrow, This Week

    FestivalSunday 21st December 2014 Hide

    Christmas Tree Festival with Entertainment and Refreshments

    30 decorated Xmas trees, light refreshments, family-friendly entertainment on weekends.

    All day Free

    St Andrew's Church, East Hagbourne, Church Close, East Hagbourne OX11 9ND

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    Concert, Family Friendly, Festival, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Monday 22nd December 2014 Hide

    Family FriendlyMonday 22nd December 2014 Hide

    Hurry Up, Father Christmas! Oxford Playhouse

    Interactive festive show for children aged 3 to 6 years.

    Various £6 - £9

    Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

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    Appealing to an audience of under-sixes is a challenge, one magnificently met by the Oxford Playhouse’s production Hurry Up, Father...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Christmas Family Trail Museum of Oxford

    Fun and festive Christmas family trail around the Explore Oxford galleries.

    10am-4.30pm £1

    Museum of Oxford: Explore Oxford Galleries, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BX, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, closed Sundays. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

    www.museumofoxford.org Email Me 01865 252334

    No need to book!

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    Museum, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, This Week, Kids' Activities

    Twelve Days of Christmas

    On the first day of Christmas the Museums gave to me... a very exciting festive trail! Trail available during Museum opening hours.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

    Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, Mon 12-4.30pm, Tue-Sun & BH 10am-4.30pm.

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/twelve-days-christmas 01865 613017

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Christmas Stop Motion Animation Workshop for 8-15 yrs (3 days) StopMoGo stop motion animation

    Discover the enchanted world of stop motion animation with lots of activities in 2D & 3D.

    10am-3pm £195 incl DVD & other goodies!

    St Margaret's Institute, 30 Polstead Road, Oxford OX2 6TN

    www.stopmogo.com Email Me

    Must book by 19 Dec 2014

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Christmas, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Find Santa's Reindeers at Waterperry Gardens

    Help Rudolph find his eight friends who are lost all around the gardens and then find your Christmas treat in the teashop. £2 per child & children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies.

    10.00am - 5.00pm

    Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxon. OX33 1JZ. Open: April-Oct 10-5.30; Nov-Mar 10-5

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    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Treasure Hunt

    The Gift of Light: Christmas Science Session! Barefoot Books Oxford Studio

    Beat the winter darkness with some experiments on ‘light'. Please bring a jam jar!

    10–11am ages 6–8yrs; 11.15–11.45am ages 3–5yrs £10 for ages 6–8yrs, £5 for ages 3–5yrs

    Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED

    ...barefootbooks.com... Email Me 01865 311100

    Family Friendly, Christmas, This Week

    Nick Cope's Christmas Concert! Barefoot Books Oxford Studio

    Nick will be playing songs from his new CD The Pirate's Breakfast. Book now!

    2-2.45pm £7 (£3)

    Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED

    ...barefootbooks.com... Email Me 01865 311100

    Family Friendly, Christmas, This Week

    Barefoot Craft Club Barefoot Books

    Create something special to take home and be proud of in our half-hour crafting workshops.

    3.30-4pm £5 2yrs+

    Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED

    ...barefootbooks.com... Email Me 01865 311100

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Christmas Fairytale 2014 Fairytale Farm

    Santa is returning to Fairytale Farm this Christmas.

    10am to 5pm £4.95 grotto entry, plus farm admission

    Fairytale Farm, Southcombe, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5QH

    fairytalefarm.co.uk/index.php/blog/77 Email Me 01608 238014

    No need to book! Book tickets

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Little Wild Ones in Wheatley - Wildwood Adventure Heart of the Wildwood

    6 months & up + parents/carer. Forest School - fire pit, stick bread, den-building, mini-b

    10.30 - 12.00 Donation £2/£1

    Wheatley, small woodland opp. Littleworth road 70, OX33 1NL

    www.heartofwildwood.org Email Me 01844278774

    No need to book!

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    Eco, Nature, Family Friendly, Art, This Week

    TheatreMonday 22nd December 2014 Hide

    Cinderella Green: The Recycling Queen - a Christmas family puppet panto at the JdP Building, St Hildas, 14 - 22 Dec

    Reviews

    A Christmas puppet pantomime of the well-loved tale with an environmentally friendly twist.

    10.30am, 2pm & 4.30pm £7

    Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY

    www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/jdp Email Me 01865 286660

    Booking advised by 22 Dec 2014

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    As soon as we entered the Jacqueline du Pré building, we were greeted by Cinderella Green herself, who gave us a dusting with...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Musical Theatre, Pantomime, Puppetry, Tomorrow, This Week

    Creation Theatre present The Wind in the Willows at the North Wall Arts Centre, 5 December 2014 - 10 January 2015

    Reviews

    Creation's Christmas show brings Kenneth Grahame's classic to life with fun and laughter!

    7.30pm £13.50-£27

    North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

    www.creationtheatre.co.uk Email Me 01865 766266

    Booking advised by 10 Jan 2015 Book tickets

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    I never knew that Kenneth Grahame was buried in Oxford until I chanced upon his tombstone in Holywell cemetery a few weeks ago...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Performance, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Beauty and the Beast

    A magical, musical adventure for Christmas with sing-a-long tunes and plenty of panto mischief. (Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket)

    Various Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket

    Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Music, Christmas, Dance, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Snow Queen

    Young Kai and Gerda are very best friends, but when the Snow Queen steals Kai away to her frozen palace, Gerda must got to the ends of the Earth to save him and melt the splinter of ice in his heart.

    2.30pm, 7.00pm £9-£18 (£6 U18s)

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

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    I was in two minds about whether this production would be suitable for my somewhat sensitive six and a half year old as the programme...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Fairytale, Today, This Week

    Mother Goose

    This traditional pantomime story is transported to the icy north, in a funny and fast moving Arctic adventure featuring Nordic trolls, Scandinavian snow, woolly jumpers and even the occasional moose.

    2pm & 6pm £12-£26 (concessions available, standing tickets £6)

    Chipping Norton Theatre, 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus Cornerstone Arts Centre

    Family Christmas show for ages 3-7. The story of Santa Claus, from his early life to finding reindeer & climbing down chimneys

    11am and 2pm £12 (£9), £35 (family ticket)

    Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

    www.cornerstone-arts.org cornerstone@southoxon.gov.uk 01235 515144

    Must book by 22 Dec 2014

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, This Week

    CinemaMonday 22nd December 2014 Hide

    Odeon Magdalen Street 0871 2244 007 — Monday 22nd December 2014 Hide

    Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast [U]

    Fairy befriends scary-looking monster with a heart of gold. Runtime: 76 mins

    10.00am, 12.00, 2.00pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sequel

    Odeon George Street 0871 2244 007 — Monday 22nd December 2014 Hide

    Get Santa [U]

    Santa (Jim Broadbent) has landed himself in jail. It's up to Rafe Spall and son to save Christmas! Runtime: 102 mins

    10.10am, 12.40pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Nativity 3: Dude, where's my donkey? [U]

    Festive family sequel. Starring Martin Clunes, Marc Wooton, and Catherine Tate. Runtime: 110 mins

    10.45am, 1.15pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen.
    Subtitles: Fri 1.40pm, Wed 6.20pm Runtime: 95 mins

    11.20am, 1.40, 4.00, 6.20pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Penguins of Madagascar [U] (2D)

    The penguins join a covert interspecies agency, lead by a wolf with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. Runtime: 92 mins

    10.00am, 12.30, 3.10pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Odeon Kids: Frozen Sing-A-Long [PG] (2D)

    Let it go! Disney's snowy animation, with added sing-along subtitles. Runtime: 108 mins

    10.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Singing

    Phoenix Picturehouse 0871 902 5736 (10p/min from landline) — Monday 22nd December 2014 Hide

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen.
    Subtitles: Mon 11.00am Runtime: 95 mins

    11.00am, 4.00pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Home Alone [PG]

    A boy's home is his castle - and it's under attack!

    6.30pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, This Week

    Vue Cinema 08712 240 240 (10p per min from BT) — Monday 22nd December 2014 Hide

    Kids AM: Frozen [PG]

    Disney animated film loosely based on The Snow Queen. Runtime: 108 mins

    10.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Music, Animation, Fairytale, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey? [U]

    Festive family fun! Starring Martin Clunes, Marc Wooton, and Catherine Tate. Runtime: 110 mins

    9.30am, 12.15pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Penguins of Madagascar [U] (2D)

    The penguins join a covert interspecies agency, led by a wolf with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. Runtime: 92 mins

    10.00am, 12.30pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Snow Queen 2 [U]

    Family-friendly animation, set in a winter wonderland. Runtime: 79 mins

    10.15am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Get Santa [U]

    Jim Broadbent Santa has landed himself in jail. It's up to Rafe Spall and son to save Christmas! Runtime: 102 mins

    10.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, This Week

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen.
    Subtitles: Sun 1.00pm Runtime: 95 mins

    9.30am, 12.00, 1.00, 2.30, 3.30, 5.00, 7.30pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast [U]

    Fairy befriends scary-looking monster with a heart of gold. Runtime: 76 mins

    9.30, 11.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sequel

    Courses and WorkshopsMonday 22nd December 2014 Hide

    Christmas Stop Motion Animation Workshop for 8-15 yrs (3 days) StopMoGo stop motion animation

    Discover the enchanted world of stop motion animation with lots of activities in 2D & 3D.

    10am-3pm £195 incl DVD & other goodies!

    St Margaret's Institute, 30 Polstead Road, Oxford OX2 6TN

    www.stopmogo.com Email Me

    Must book by 19 Dec 2014

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Christmas, Art, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    ArtMonday 22nd December 2014 Hide

    Turrill Sculpture Garden Christmas/Winter Selling Exhibition The Turrill Sculpture Garden

    Five talented sculptors exhibit/sell varied work in ceramics, metal and engraved stone.

    9.30 - 5.30 pm Free

    The Turrill Sculpture Garden, Behind Summertown Library, South Parade, Summertown., Mon, Thurs & Fri: 9.30-5.30; Tues: 9.30-17.00; Sat: 9.00-13.00. Closed Weds & Sun.

    www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk info@turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk 01865 515584

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    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sculpture

    The Society of Wood Engravers at Art Jericho

    The SWE returns to Art Jericho with the best of British Wood Engravers and enchanting work.

    12 - 6 pm Free

    Art Jericho, 6 King Street, Oxford OX2 6DF, Wed - Sunday 12-6pm

    www.artjericho.com Email Me 01865 604070

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    Nature, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Sports and FitnessMonday 22nd December 2014 Hide

    Camp Energy Funactiontastic Camps for Kids aged 4 - 14 Prime Energy Fitness Ltd

    The only premier children's activity camp open in Oxford this Christmas.

    8am - 6pm £40 per day, £169 per week

    Summerfields School, Mayfield Road, Oxford OX2 7EN

    www.campenergy.com info@campenergy.com 01869 352000

    Booking advised by 22 Dec 2014

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    Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Christmas, This Week

    MeetingMonday 22nd December 2014 Hide

    Slimming World Kidlington Slimming World

    Loose weight without feeling hungry! Visit our friendly group to discover how.

    5.30pm and 7.30pm sessions £4.95 (£4.65)

    Kidlington Baptist Church Hall, High Street, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 2DS

    www.slimmingworld.com Email Me 07941 959035

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Meeting, Sports and Fitness, This Week

    Tuesday 23rd December 2014 Hide

    Family FriendlyTuesday 23rd December 2014 Hide

    Hurry Up, Father Christmas! Oxford Playhouse

    Interactive festive show for children aged 3 to 6 years.

    Various £6 - £9

    Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

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    Appealing to an audience of under-sixes is a challenge, one magnificently met by the Oxford Playhouse’s production Hurry Up, Father...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Christmas Family Trail Museum of Oxford

    Fun and festive Christmas family trail around the Explore Oxford galleries.

    10am-4.30pm £1

    Museum of Oxford: Explore Oxford Galleries, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BX, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, closed Sundays. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

    www.museumofoxford.org Email Me 01865 252334

    No need to book!

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    Museum, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, This Week, Kids' Activities

    Twelve Days of Christmas

    On the first day of Christmas the Museums gave to me... a very exciting festive trail! Trail available during Museum opening hours.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

    Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, Mon 12-4.30pm, Tue-Sun & BH 10am-4.30pm.

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/twelve-days-christmas 01865 613017

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Find Santa's Reindeers at Waterperry Gardens

    Help Rudolph find his eight friends who are lost all around the gardens and then find your Christmas treat in the teashop. £2 per child & children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies.

    10.00am - 5.00pm

    Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxon. OX33 1JZ. Open: April-Oct 10-5.30; Nov-Mar 10-5

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    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Treasure Hunt

    26 Characters exhibition The Story Museum

    Immersive exhibition: rogues and rascals, wizards, witches and wild things! All ages.

    10am-5pm £7.50, £5

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    www.storymuseum.org.uk/26Characters Email Me 01865 790050

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    Museum, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Books, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Barefoot Christmas Cookery Class Barefoot Books Oxford Studio

    Become a Busy Barefoot Baker cooking and decorating christmas treats! Booking recommended!

    9.30-11am £10 4yrs+

    Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED

    ...barefootbooks.com... Email Me 01865 311100

    Family Friendly, Christmas, This Week

    Barefoot Craft Club Barefoot Books

    Create something special to take home and be proud of in our half-hour crafting workshops.

    3.30-4pm £5 2yrs+

    Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED

    ...barefootbooks.com... Email Me 01865 311100

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Christmas Fairytale 2014 Fairytale Farm

    Santa is returning to Fairytale Farm this Christmas.

    10am to 5pm £4.95 grotto entry, plus farm admission

    Fairytale Farm, Southcombe, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5QH

    fairytalefarm.co.uk/index.php/blog/77 Email Me 01608 238014

    No need to book! Book tickets

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    TheatreTuesday 23rd December 2014 Hide

    Creation Theatre present The Wind in the Willows at the North Wall Arts Centre, 5 December 2014 - 10 January 2015

    Reviews

    Creation's Christmas show brings Kenneth Grahame's classic to life with fun and laughter!

    7.30pm £13.50-£27

    North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

    www.creationtheatre.co.uk Email Me 01865 766266

    Booking advised by 10 Jan 2015 Book tickets

    Show all dates/times

    I never knew that Kenneth Grahame was buried in Oxford until I chanced upon his tombstone in Holywell cemetery a few weeks ago...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Performance, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Beauty and the Beast

    A magical, musical adventure for Christmas with sing-a-long tunes and plenty of panto mischief. (Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket)

    Various Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket

    Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Music, Christmas, Dance, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Snow Queen

    Young Kai and Gerda are very best friends, but when the Snow Queen steals Kai away to her frozen palace, Gerda must got to the ends of the Earth to save him and melt the splinter of ice in his heart.

    2.30pm, 7.00pm £9-£18 (£6 U18s)

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

    Show all dates/times

    I was in two minds about whether this production would be suitable for my somewhat sensitive six and a half year old as the programme...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Fairytale, Today, This Week

    Mother Goose

    This traditional pantomime story is transported to the icy north, in a funny and fast moving Arctic adventure featuring Nordic trolls, Scandinavian snow, woolly jumpers and even the occasional moose.

    2pm & 6pm £12-£26 (concessions available, standing tickets £6)

    Chipping Norton Theatre, 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus Cornerstone Arts Centre

    Family Christmas show for ages 3-7. The story of Santa Claus, from his early life to finding reindeer & climbing down chimneys.

    11am, 2pm and 4pm £12 (£9), £35 (family ticket)

    Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

    www.cornerstone-arts.org cornerstone@southoxon.gov.uk 01235 515144

    Must book by 20 Dec 2014

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Snow and Tell

    A musical show for all the family at Christmas, with classic stories and brand new songs. Ages 3+.

    10.30am & 2pm £7.50 (£5)

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me 01865 305305

    Book tickets

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Performance, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Cinderella The Beacon, Wantage

    Capture the magical, family fun of pantomime with our classic fairytale of Cinderella

    2pm and 7.30pm £8.50 or £30 for a family ticket

    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, OX12 9BX

    beaconwantage.co.uk/whats-on Email Me 01235 763456

    Booking advised by 23 Dec 2014 Book tickets

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Pantomime, This Week

    MeetingTuesday 23rd December 2014 Hide

    Knitting Group Jam Factory Knitters

    No cost, all ages and abilities welcome.

    5.30-7.30pm Free

    Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HU, Mon - Fri: 8am - 10pm Sat: 10am - 10pm Sun: 10am - 9pm

    margaretpargeter317@btinternet.com

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Meeting, This Week

    CinemaTuesday 23rd December 2014 Hide

    Odeon Magdalen Street 0871 2244 007 — Tuesday 23rd December 2014 Hide

    Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast [U]

    Fairy befriends scary-looking monster with a heart of gold. Runtime: 76 mins

    10.00am, 12.00, 2.00pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sequel

    Odeon George Street 0871 2244 007 — Tuesday 23rd December 2014 Hide

    Get Santa [U]

    Santa (Jim Broadbent) has landed himself in jail. It's up to Rafe Spall and son to save Christmas! Runtime: 102 mins

    10.10am, 12.40pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Nativity 3: Dude, where's my donkey? [U]

    Festive family sequel. Starring Martin Clunes, Marc Wooton, and Catherine Tate. Runtime: 110 mins

    10.45am, 1.15pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen.
    Subtitles: Fri 1.40pm, Wed 6.20pm Runtime: 95 mins

    11.20am, 1.40, 4.00, 6.20pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Penguins of Madagascar [U] (2D)

    The penguins join a covert interspecies agency, lead by a wolf with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. Runtime: 92 mins

    10.00am, 12.30, 3.10pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Odeon Kids: Frozen Sing-A-Long [PG] (2D)

    Let it go! Disney's snowy animation, with added sing-along subtitles. Runtime: 108 mins

    10.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Singing

    Phoenix Picturehouse 0871 902 5736 (10p/min from landline) — Tuesday 23rd December 2014 Hide

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen.
    Subtitles: Mon 11.00am Runtime: 95 mins

    11.00am, 3.50pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Vue Cinema 08712 240 240 (10p per min from BT) — Tuesday 23rd December 2014 Hide

    Kids AM: Frozen [PG]

    Disney animated film loosely based on The Snow Queen. Runtime: 108 mins

    10.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Music, Animation, Fairytale, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey? [U]

    Festive family fun! Starring Martin Clunes, Marc Wooton, and Catherine Tate. Runtime: 110 mins

    9.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Penguins of Madagascar [U] (2D)

    The penguins join a covert interspecies agency, led by a wolf with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. Runtime: 92 mins

    10.00am, 12.30pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Snow Queen 2 [U]

    Family-friendly animation, set in a winter wonderland. Runtime: 79 mins

    10.15am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Get Santa [U]

    Jim Broadbent Santa has landed himself in jail. It's up to Rafe Spall and son to save Christmas! Runtime: 102 mins

    10.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, This Week

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen.
    Subtitles: Sun 1.00pm Runtime: 95 mins

    9.30am, 12.00, 1.00, 2.30, 3.30, 5.00, 7.30pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast [U]

    Fairy befriends scary-looking monster with a heart of gold. Runtime: 76 mins

    9.30, 11.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sequel

    Sports and FitnessTuesday 23rd December 2014 Hide

    Kickboxing Lessons Oxfordshire Kickboxing Club

    Lose weight, improve fitness, meet new people & compete.

    7pm 8pm

    Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH

    Website oxfordshirekickboxingclub@outllok.com 07772680121

    Booking advised by 30 Oct 2014

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    Competition, Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Martial Arts, This Week

    Camp Energy Funactiontastic Camps for Kids aged 4 - 14 Prime Energy Fitness Ltd

    The only premier children's activity camp open in Oxford this Christmas.

    8am - 6pm £40 per day, £169 per week

    Summerfields School, Mayfield Road, Oxford OX2 7EN

    www.campenergy.com info@campenergy.com 01869 352000

    Booking advised by 22 Dec 2014

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    Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Christmas, This Week

    ArtTuesday 23rd December 2014 Hide

    Turrill Sculpture Garden Christmas/Winter Selling Exhibition The Turrill Sculpture Garden

    Five talented sculptors exhibit/sell varied work in ceramics, metal and engraved stone.

    9.30 - 7pm Free

    The Turrill Sculpture Garden, Behind Summertown Library, South Parade, Summertown., Mon, Thurs & Fri: 9.30-5.30; Tues: 9.30-17.00; Sat: 9.00-13.00. Closed Weds & Sun.

    www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk info@turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk 01865 515584

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    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sculpture

    The Society of Wood Engravers at Art Jericho

    The SWE returns to Art Jericho with the best of British Wood Engravers and enchanting work.

    12 - 6 pm Free

    Art Jericho, 6 King Street, Oxford OX2 6DF, Wed - Sunday 12-6pm

    www.artjericho.com Email Me 01865 604070

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    Nature, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    DanceTuesday 23rd December 2014 Hide

    Tiny Toes Ballet Forbes Theatre Arts Oxford

    Ballet class for children age 2+.

    2pm or 4pm £6

    The New Marston Pastoral Centre, Jack Straws Lane, Marston, Oxford OX3 0DL

    www.forbestheatreartsoxford.com Email Me 07802 531459

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Dance, Ballet, Baby, This Week

    Tiny toes ballet Forbes theatre arts Oxford

    Beautiful ballet for children age 2+

    2 - 2:30pm £6

    The New Marston Pastoral Centre, Jack Straws Lane, Marston, Oxford OX3 0DL

    www.forbestheatreartsoxford.com misskirsty@ntlworld.com 07802 531459

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Dance, Ballet, Today, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsTuesday 23rd December 2014 Hide

    Christmas tree trail The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

    For all ages:hunt for the Christmas trees throughout the Museum.

    11am - 5pm Free for Museum visitors

    The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0AL

    ...roalddahl.com... 01494 892192

    Museum, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Outside Oxfordshire, Christmas, This Week

    ClassesTuesday 23rd December 2014 Hide

    LUPI. Latin Club for Kids Communicate Project CIC

    Latin Club for 7-11 years old. Latin can be fun! Myths, stories, Romans in Britain & more!

    3:20-4:20pm £8 per session

    Private Home, South Oxford, off Abingdon Road (please email for full address)

    www.communicateproject.com Email Me 07981 059511

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Language School, This Week, Classes

    Latin Club for Kids! Communicate Project CIC

    Latin Club for 9-11 year-olds. Learn all about Romans, their language and Roman Britain!

    3.20-4.20pm £8

    South Oxford

    www.communicateproject.com Email Me

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, This Week, Classes, Kids' Activities

    Wednesday 24th December 2014 Hide

    Family FriendlyWednesday 24th December 2014 Hide

    Hurry Up, Father Christmas! Oxford Playhouse

    Interactive festive show for children aged 3 to 6 years.

    Various £6 - £9

    Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

    Show all dates/times

    Appealing to an audience of under-sixes is a challenge, one magnificently met by the Oxford Playhouse’s production Hurry Up, Father...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Christmas Family Trail Museum of Oxford

    Fun and festive Christmas family trail around the Explore Oxford galleries.

    10am-4.30pm £1

    Museum of Oxford: Explore Oxford Galleries, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BX, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, closed Sundays. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

    www.museumofoxford.org Email Me 01865 252334

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Museum, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, This Week, Kids' Activities

    Twelve Days of Christmas

    On the first day of Christmas the Museums gave to me... a very exciting festive trail! Trail available during Museum opening hours.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

    Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, Mon 12-4.30pm, Tue-Sun & BH 10am-4.30pm.

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/twelve-days-christmas 01865 613017

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Find Santa's Reindeers at Waterperry Gardens

    Help Rudolph find his eight friends who are lost all around the gardens and then find your Christmas treat in the teashop. £2 per child & children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies.

    10.00am - 5.00pm

    Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxon. OX33 1JZ. Open: April-Oct 10-5.30; Nov-Mar 10-5

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    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Treasure Hunt

    Christmas Fairytale 2014 Fairytale Farm

    Santa is returning to Fairytale Farm this Christmas.

    10am to 5pm £4.95 grotto entry, plus farm admission

    Fairytale Farm, Southcombe, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5QH

    fairytalefarm.co.uk/index.php/blog/77 Email Me 01608 238014

    No need to book! Book tickets

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    TheatreWednesday 24th December 2014 Hide

    Creation Theatre present The Wind in the Willows at the North Wall Arts Centre, 5 December 2014 - 10 January 2015

    Reviews

    Creation's Christmas show brings Kenneth Grahame's classic to life with fun and laughter!

    7.30pm £13.50-£27

    North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

    www.creationtheatre.co.uk Email Me 01865 766266

    Booking advised by 10 Jan 2015 Book tickets

    Show all dates/times

    I never knew that Kenneth Grahame was buried in Oxford until I chanced upon his tombstone in Holywell cemetery a few weeks ago...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Performance, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Beauty and the Beast

    A magical, musical adventure for Christmas with sing-a-long tunes and plenty of panto mischief. (Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket)

    Various Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket

    Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

    Show all dates/times

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Music, Christmas, Dance, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Snow Queen

    Young Kai and Gerda are very best friends, but when the Snow Queen steals Kai away to her frozen palace, Gerda must got to the ends of the Earth to save him and melt the splinter of ice in his heart.

    2.30pm £9-£18 (£6 U18s)

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

    Show all dates/times

    I was in two minds about whether this production would be suitable for my somewhat sensitive six and a half year old as the programme...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Fairytale, Today, This Week

    Mother Goose

    This traditional pantomime story is transported to the icy north, in a funny and fast moving Arctic adventure featuring Nordic trolls, Scandinavian snow, woolly jumpers and even the occasional moose.

    2pm & 6pm £12-£26 (concessions available, standing tickets £6)

    Chipping Norton Theatre, 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus Cornerstone Arts Centre

    Family Christmas show for ages 3-7. The story of Santa Claus, from his early life to finding reindeer & climbing down chimneys.

    11am, 2pm and 4pm £12 (£9), £35 (family ticket)

    Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

    www.cornerstone-arts.org cornerstone@southoxon.gov.uk 01235 515144

    Must book by 20 Dec 2014

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Snow and Tell

    A musical show for all the family at Christmas, with classic stories and brand new songs. Ages 3+.

    10.30am £7.50 (£5)

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me 01865 305305

    Book tickets

    Show all dates/times

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Performance, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    CinemaWednesday 24th December 2014 Hide

    Odeon Magdalen Street 0871 2244 007 — Wednesday 24th December 2014 Hide

    Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast [U]

    Fairy befriends scary-looking monster with a heart of gold. Runtime: 76 mins

    10.00am, 12.00, 2.00pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sequel

    Odeon George Street 0871 2244 007 — Wednesday 24th December 2014 Hide

    Get Santa [U]

    Santa (Jim Broadbent) has landed himself in jail. It's up to Rafe Spall and son to save Christmas! Runtime: 102 mins

    10.10am, 12.40pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Nativity 3: Dude, where's my donkey? [U]

    Festive family sequel. Starring Martin Clunes, Marc Wooton, and Catherine Tate. Runtime: 110 mins

    10.45am, 1.15pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen.
    Subtitles: Fri 1.40pm, Wed 6.20pm Runtime: 95 mins

    11.20am, 1.40, 4.00, 6.20pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Penguins of Madagascar [U] (2D)

    The penguins join a covert interspecies agency, lead by a wolf with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. Runtime: 92 mins

    10.00am, 12.30, 3.10pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Odeon Kids: Frozen Sing-A-Long [PG] (2D)

    Let it go! Disney's snowy animation, with added sing-along subtitles. Runtime: 108 mins

    10.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Singing

    Phoenix Picturehouse 0871 902 5736 (10p/min from landline) — Wednesday 24th December 2014 Hide

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen.
    Subtitles: Mon 11.00am Runtime: 95 mins

    12.00, 2.30pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Vue Cinema 08712 240 240 (10p per min from BT) — Wednesday 24th December 2014 Hide

    Kids AM: Frozen [PG]

    Disney animated film loosely based on The Snow Queen. Runtime: 108 mins

    10.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Music, Animation, Fairytale, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey? [U]

    Festive family fun! Starring Martin Clunes, Marc Wooton, and Catherine Tate. Runtime: 110 mins

    9.30am, 3.00pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Penguins of Madagascar [U] (2D)

    The penguins join a covert interspecies agency, led by a wolf with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. Runtime: 92 mins

    10.00am, 12.30pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Snow Queen 2 [U]

    Family-friendly animation, set in a winter wonderland. Runtime: 79 mins

    10.15am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Get Santa [U]

    Jim Broadbent Santa has landed himself in jail. It's up to Rafe Spall and son to save Christmas! Runtime: 102 mins

    10.45am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Christmas, This Week

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen.
    Subtitles: Sun 1.00pm Runtime: 95 mins

    9.30am, 12.00, 1.15, 2.30, 5.00, 7.30pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast [U]

    Fairy befriends scary-looking monster with a heart of gold. Runtime: 76 mins

    9.30, 11.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sequel

    MarketWednesday 24th December 2014 Hide

    Drumming up Fairtrade market OQC

    Fair trade and organic tea Market, with free African drumming workshops, no booking.

    10am-4pm Free

    East Oxford Community Centre, 44b Princes Street (corner of Cowley Rd), Oxford OX4 1HU

    Email Me 07946 073953

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Market, OX4, Fair Trade, This Week

    ArtWednesday 24th December 2014 Hide

    Turrill Sculpture Garden Christmas/Winter Selling Exhibition The Turrill Sculpture Garden

    Five talented sculptors exhibit/sell varied work in ceramics, metal and engraved stone.

    closed Free

    The Turrill Sculpture Garden, Behind Summertown Library, South Parade, Summertown., Mon, Thurs & Fri: 9.30-5.30; Tues: 9.30-17.00; Sat: 9.00-13.00. Closed Weds & Sun.

    www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk info@turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk 01865 515584

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sculpture

    DanceWednesday 24th December 2014 Hide

    Tiny toes ballet Forbes theatre arts Oxford

    Beautiful ballet for children age 2+

    2:15 - 2:45pm £6

    The New Marston Pastoral Centre, Jack Straws Lane, Marston, Oxford OX3 0DL

    www.forbestheatreartsoxford.com misskirsty@ntlworld.com 07802 531459

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Dance, Ballet, Today, This Week

    WorshipWednesday 24th December 2014 Hide

    Crib Service St Matthews Church

    Shepherds and angels are especially welcome at our family-friendly Christmas Eve event.

    4-4.30pm Free

    St Matthew's Church, Marlborough Rd, Grandpont, Oxford OX1 4LW

    www.stmatthewsoxford.org.uk Email Me 01865 798587

    No need to book!

    Family Friendly, Christmas, Worship, This Week

    Thursday 25th December 2014 Hide

    Family FriendlyThursday 25th December 2014 Hide

    Free Xmas Day Lunch East Oxford Community Centre

    Free Xmas Day lunch for those who are less fortunate or who will be alone this xmas.

    2-6pm Free

    East Oxford Community Centre, 44b Princes Street (corner of Cowley Rd), Oxford OX4 1HU

    www.eastoxford.org Email Me 01865 792168

    Booking advised by 23 Dec 2014

    Family Friendly, Music, Food, Christmas, This Week

    Christmas Day Lunch Sudbury House Hotel and Restaurant 56

    No cooking or washing up, just a delicious lunch served in our new brasserie restaurant.

    Christmas Day Lunch £ 70.00

    56, London Street, Faringdon. Oxfordshire. SN7 7AA

    www.sudburyhouse.co.uk Email Me 01367 241272

    Must book by 23 Dec 2014

    Family Friendly, Food, Christmas, Restaurant, This Week

    Exclusive Christmas Day Tasting Menu Sudbury House Hotel and Restaurant 56

    Treat yourself to the ultimate in luxury with our special Christmas Day Tasting Menu.

    12.30 - 14.00 £ 85.00

    56, London Street, Faringdon. Oxfordshire. SN7 7AA.

    www.sudburyhouse.co.uk Email Me 01367 241272

    Must book by 23 Dec 2014

    Family Friendly, Food, Christmas, Restaurant, This Week

    WorshipThursday 25th December 2014 Hide

    Christmas Day Worship Wesley Memorial Church

    A family-friendly service to celebrate the good news of Christmas Day.

    10.30am Free

    Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH, The office is open daily 9.30am - 3.30pm (times approximate).

    www.wesleymem.org.uk Email Me 01865 243216

    Family Friendly, Christmas, Worship, This Week

    Friday 26th December 2014 Hide

    Family FriendlyFriday 26th December 2014 Hide

    Hurry Up, Father Christmas! Oxford Playhouse

    Interactive festive show for children aged 3 to 6 years.

    Various £6 - £9

    Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

    Show all dates/times

    Appealing to an audience of under-sixes is a challenge, one magnificently met by the Oxford Playhouse’s production Hurry Up, Father...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Twelve Days of Christmas

    On the first day of Christmas the Museums gave to me... a very exciting festive trail! Trail available during Museum opening hours.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

    Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, Mon 12-4.30pm, Tue-Sun & BH 10am-4.30pm.

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/twelve-days-christmas 01865 613017

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    TheatreFriday 26th December 2014 Hide

    Creation Theatre present The Wind in the Willows at the North Wall Arts Centre, 5 December 2014 - 10 January 2015

    Reviews

    Creation's Christmas show brings Kenneth Grahame's classic to life with fun and laughter!

    7.30pm £13.50-£27

    North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

    www.creationtheatre.co.uk Email Me 01865 766266

    Booking advised by 10 Jan 2015 Book tickets

    Show all dates/times

    I never knew that Kenneth Grahame was buried in Oxford until I chanced upon his tombstone in Holywell cemetery a few weeks ago...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Performance, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Beauty and the Beast

    A magical, musical adventure for Christmas with sing-a-long tunes and plenty of panto mischief. (Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket)

    Various Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket

    Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

    Show all dates/times

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Music, Christmas, Dance, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Snow Queen

    Young Kai and Gerda are very best friends, but when the Snow Queen steals Kai away to her frozen palace, Gerda must got to the ends of the Earth to save him and melt the splinter of ice in his heart.

    7pm £9-£18 (£6 U18s)

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

    Show all dates/times

    I was in two minds about whether this production would be suitable for my somewhat sensitive six and a half year old as the programme...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Fairytale, Today, This Week

    Mother Goose

    This traditional pantomime story is transported to the icy north, in a funny and fast moving Arctic adventure featuring Nordic trolls, Scandinavian snow, woolly jumpers and even the occasional moose.

    4pm & 7.30pm £12-£26 (concessions available, standing tickets £6)

    Chipping Norton Theatre, 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

    Show all dates/times

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    CinemaFriday 26th December 2014 Hide

    Ultimate Picture Palace 01865 245288 — Friday 26th December 2014 Hide

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen. Runtime: 95 mins

    3.15pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, This Week

    ArtFriday 26th December 2014 Hide

    Turrill Sculpture Garden Christmas/Winter Selling Exhibition The Turrill Sculpture Garden

    Five talented sculptors exhibit/sell varied work in ceramics, metal and engraved stone.

    9.30 - 17.30 Free

    The Turrill Sculpture Garden, Behind Summertown Library, South Parade, Summertown., Mon, Thurs & Fri: 9.30-5.30; Tues: 9.30-17.00; Sat: 9.00-13.00. Closed Weds & Sun.

    www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk info@turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk 01865 515584

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sculpture

    Sports and FitnessFriday 26th December 2014 Hide

    Hinksey Park Girls FC Hinksey Park Football Club

    Hinksey Park FC are starting a Girls Football team for players aged 12-15 in September, any standard welcome. Please get in touch

    6pm Free

    Donnington Recreation Ground, Arnold Road, Oxford OX4 4BH

    www.hinkseyparkfc.org Email Me 07795 847898

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, This Week

    WorshipFriday 26th December 2014 Hide

    German-language Lutheran Service German-speaking Lutheran Congregation Oxford

    Christmas Service of the German-speaking Lutheran Congregation Oxford, everybody welcome

    4 pm Free

    Church Hall of the German-speaking Lutheran Congregation Oxford, 15A Lathbury Road, OX2 7AT

    ...ev-kirche-london-west.org.uk... pfarramt@ev-kirche-london-west.org.uk

    Family Friendly, Worship, This Week, Religion

    ClassesFriday 26th December 2014 Hide

    Spanish Beginners for children (7-11) Coyotes. Spanish Lessons for Children

    Spanish lessons for children. Learn Spanish and have fun! Games, stories, songs and more!

    4:00-5:00pm £8 per session

    South Oxford, off Abigdon Road

    www.spanishcoyotes.com Email Me 07981 059511

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Spanish, Today, This Week, Classes

    ToursFriday 26th December 2014 Hide

    Bill Spectre's Ghost Trail Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails

    Award winning theatrical ghost trail of Oxford. Frightfully popular with all ages!

    6.30pm & 9pm £8/£6/£4

    The Courtyard outside Oxford Castle Unlocked New Rd Oxford, OX1 1AY

    www.ghosttrail.org Email Me 07941 041811

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Today, This Week, Tours, Outdoors

    Saturday 27th December 2014 Hide

    Family FriendlySaturday 27th December 2014 Hide

    Hurry Up, Father Christmas! Oxford Playhouse

    Interactive festive show for children aged 3 to 6 years.

    Various £6 - £9

    Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

    Show all dates/times

    Appealing to an audience of under-sixes is a challenge, one magnificently met by the Oxford Playhouse’s production Hurry Up, Father...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Christmas Family Trail Museum of Oxford

    Fun and festive Christmas family trail around the Explore Oxford galleries.

    10am-4.30pm £1

    Museum of Oxford: Explore Oxford Galleries, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BX, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, closed Sundays. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

    www.museumofoxford.org Email Me 01865 252334

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Museum, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, This Week, Kids' Activities

    Twelve Days of Christmas

    On the first day of Christmas the Museums gave to me... a very exciting festive trail! Trail available during Museum opening hours.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

    Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, Mon 12-4.30pm, Tue-Sun & BH 10am-4.30pm.

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/twelve-days-christmas 01865 613017

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Find Santa's Reindeers at Waterperry Gardens

    Help Rudolph find his eight friends who are lost all around the gardens and then find your Christmas treat in the teashop. £2 per child & children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies.

    10.00am - 4.00pm

    Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxon. OX33 1JZ. Open: April-Oct 10-5.30; Nov-Mar 10-5

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Treasure Hunt

    Christmas Week at Waterperry Gardens

    Experience Waterperry Gardens as the estate opens during the festive period. Capture the amazing vision as the frosts adorn the gardens and enjoy a winter stroll along the Riverside walk. Warm up with a tasty treat from Miss H's in the Teashop or just have a browse around the Gift Barn, Gallery, Plant Centre and Museum.

    10.00am - 4.00pm

    Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxon. OX33 1JZ. Open: April-Oct 10-5.30; Nov-Mar 10-5

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, This Week

    Christmas Treasure Hunt and Elf & Safety Survey

    Free winter activities for the kids, while you indulge yourself with sinful cake and tea.

    10am-4pm Free

    Annie's Tea Room, Canal Road, Thrupp, Kidlington OX5 1JZ, daily: 10am-5pm

    www.anniestearoom.co.uk anniestearoom@hotmail.co.uk 07425 621742

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Christmas, Cafe, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    26 Characters exhibition The Story Museum

    Immersive exhibition: rogues and rascals, wizards, witches and wild things! All ages.

    10am-5pm £7.50, £5

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    www.storymuseum.org.uk/26Characters Email Me 01865 790050

    Show all dates/times

    Museum, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Books, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Barefoot Craft Club Barefoot Books

    Create something special to take home and be proud of in our half-hour crafting workshops.

    3.30-4pm £5 2yrs+

    Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED

    ...barefootbooks.com... Email Me 01865 311100

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    TheatreSaturday 27th December 2014 Hide

    Creation Theatre present The Wind in the Willows at the North Wall Arts Centre, 5 December 2014 - 10 January 2015

    Reviews

    Creation's Christmas show brings Kenneth Grahame's classic to life with fun and laughter!

    7.30pm £13.50-£27

    North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

    www.creationtheatre.co.uk Email Me 01865 766266

    Booking advised by 10 Jan 2015 Book tickets

    Show all dates/times

    I never knew that Kenneth Grahame was buried in Oxford until I chanced upon his tombstone in Holywell cemetery a few weeks ago...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Performance, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Beauty and the Beast

    A magical, musical adventure for Christmas with sing-a-long tunes and plenty of panto mischief. (Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket)

    Various Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket

    Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

    Show all dates/times

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Music, Christmas, Dance, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Snow Queen

    Young Kai and Gerda are very best friends, but when the Snow Queen steals Kai away to her frozen palace, Gerda must got to the ends of the Earth to save him and melt the splinter of ice in his heart.

    2.30pm, 7.00pm £9-£18 (£6 U18s)

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

    Show all dates/times

    I was in two minds about whether this production would be suitable for my somewhat sensitive six and a half year old as the programme...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Fairytale, Today, This Week

    Mother Goose

    This traditional pantomime story is transported to the icy north, in a funny and fast moving Arctic adventure featuring Nordic trolls, Scandinavian snow, woolly jumpers and even the occasional moose.

    2pm & 6pm £12-£26 (concessions available, standing tickets £6)

    Chipping Norton Theatre, 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

    Show all dates/times

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Snow and Tell

    A musical show for all the family at Christmas, with classic stories and brand new songs. Ages 3+.

    10.30am & 2.00pm £7.50 (£5)

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me 01865 305305

    Book tickets

    Show all dates/times

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Performance, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    CinemaSaturday 27th December 2014 Hide

    Ultimate Picture Palace 01865 245288 — Saturday 27th December 2014 Hide

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen. Runtime: 95 mins

    3.45pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, This Week

    ArtSaturday 27th December 2014 Hide

    Turrill Sculpture Garden Christmas/Winter Selling Exhibition The Turrill Sculpture Garden

    Five talented sculptors exhibit/sell varied work in ceramics, metal and engraved stone.

    9.00 - 4.30pm Free

    The Turrill Sculpture Garden, Behind Summertown Library, South Parade, Summertown., Mon, Thurs & Fri: 9.30-5.30; Tues: 9.30-17.00; Sat: 9.00-13.00. Closed Weds & Sun.

    www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk info@turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk 01865 515584

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sculpture

    The Society of Wood Engravers at Art Jericho

    The SWE returns to Art Jericho with the best of British Wood Engravers and enchanting work.

    12 - 6 pm Free

    Art Jericho, 6 King Street, Oxford OX2 6DF, Wed - Sunday 12-6pm

    www.artjericho.com Email Me 01865 604070

    Show all dates/times

    Nature, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    DanceSaturday 27th December 2014 Hide

    Tiny toes ballet Forbes theatre arts Oxford

    Beautiful ballet for children age 2+

    10 - 10:30am £6

    The New Marston Pastoral Centre, Jack Straws Lane, Marston, Oxford OX3 0DL

    www.forbestheatreartsoxford.com misskirsty@ntlworld.com 07802 531459

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Dance, Ballet, Today, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsSaturday 27th December 2014 Hide

    Esio Trot treasure pots at The Roald Dahl Museum The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

    For 5+ years: make your own troggling tortoise pot from clay, with his shell for a lid.

    12.30pm & 2.00pm £3 per participant plus Museum entry

    The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0AL

    ...roalddahl.com... +44 (0)1494 892192

    Booking advised by 26 Dec 2014

    Museum, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Outside Oxfordshire, This Week

    ClassesSaturday 27th December 2014 Hide

    Spanish Beginners for children (7-11) Coyotes. Spanish Lessons for Children

    Spanish lessons for children. Learn Spanish and have fun! Games, stories, songs and more!

    TBC £8 per session

    South Oxford, off Abigdon Road

    www.spanishcoyotes.com Email Me 07981 059511

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Spanish, Today, This Week, Classes

    ToursSaturday 27th December 2014 Hide

    Bill Spectre's Ghost Trail Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails

    Award winning theatrical ghost trail of Oxford. Frightfully popular with all ages!

    6.30pm & 9pm £8/£6/£4

    The Courtyard outside Oxford Castle Unlocked New Rd Oxford, OX1 1AY

    www.ghosttrail.org Email Me 07941 041811

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Today, This Week, Tours, Outdoors

    Sunday 28th December 2014 Hide

    Family FriendlySunday 28th December 2014 Hide

    Hurry Up, Father Christmas! Oxford Playhouse

    Interactive festive show for children aged 3 to 6 years.

    Various £6 - £9

    Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

    Show all dates/times

    Appealing to an audience of under-sixes is a challenge, one magnificently met by the Oxford Playhouse’s production Hurry Up, Father...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Twelve Days of Christmas

    On the first day of Christmas the Museums gave to me... a very exciting festive trail! Trail available during Museum opening hours.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

    Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, Mon 12-4.30pm, Tue-Sun & BH 10am-4.30pm.

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/twelve-days-christmas 01865 613017

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Find Santa's Reindeers at Waterperry Gardens

    Help Rudolph find his eight friends who are lost all around the gardens and then find your Christmas treat in the teashop. £2 per child & children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies.

    10.00am - 4.00pm

    Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxon. OX33 1JZ. Open: April-Oct 10-5.30; Nov-Mar 10-5

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Treasure Hunt

    Christmas Week at Waterperry Gardens

    Experience Waterperry Gardens as the estate opens during the festive period. Capture the amazing vision as the frosts adorn the gardens and enjoy a winter stroll along the Riverside walk. Warm up with a tasty treat from Miss H's in the Teashop or just have a browse around the Gift Barn, Gallery, Plant Centre and Museum.

    10.00am - 4.00pm

    Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxon. OX33 1JZ. Open: April-Oct 10-5.30; Nov-Mar 10-5

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, This Week

    Christmas Treasure Hunt and Elf & Safety Survey

    Free winter activities for the kids, while you indulge yourself with sinful cake and tea.

    10am-4pm Free

    Annie's Tea Room, Canal Road, Thrupp, Kidlington OX5 1JZ, daily: 10am-5pm

    www.anniestearoom.co.uk anniestearoom@hotmail.co.uk 07425 621742

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Christmas, Cafe, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    26 Characters: Relaxed Visit The Story Museum

    Exhibition visit for anyone with autism or learning, sensory & communication disorders.

    10-11am Free to participants and their families.

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me 01865 790050

    Show all dates/times

    Museum, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Books

    26 Characters exhibition The Story Museum

    Immersive exhibition: rogues and rascals, wizards, witches and wild things! All ages.

    11am-4pm £7.50, £5

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    www.storymuseum.org.uk/26Characters Email Me 01865 790050

    Show all dates/times

    Museum, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Books, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Screen Tea The Story Museum

    Informal screenings of seasonal films for children, with a different story each Sunday.

    The Muppet Christmas Carol. 14.00. £2 (includes tea or soft drink)

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me

    Show all dates/times

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Tomorrow, This Week

    Relaxed Visit The Story Museum

    Museum visit for those with learning disabilities or sensory and communication disorders.

    10-11am Free

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    www.storymuseum.org.uk/?s=relaxed+visits Email Me 01865 790050

    Show all dates/times

    Museum, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Kids' Activities

    Barefoot Craft Club Barefoot Books

    Create something special to take home and be proud of in our half-hour crafting workshops.

    3.30-4pm £5 2yrs+

    Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED

    ...barefootbooks.com... Email Me 01865 311100

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    TheatreSunday 28th December 2014 Hide

    Creation Theatre present The Wind in the Willows at the North Wall Arts Centre, 5 December 2014 - 10 January 2015

    Reviews

    Creation's Christmas show brings Kenneth Grahame's classic to life with fun and laughter!

    7.30pm £13.50-£27

    North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

    www.creationtheatre.co.uk Email Me 01865 766266

    Booking advised by 10 Jan 2015 Book tickets

    Show all dates/times

    I never knew that Kenneth Grahame was buried in Oxford until I chanced upon his tombstone in Holywell cemetery a few weeks ago...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Performance, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Beauty and the Beast

    A magical, musical adventure for Christmas with sing-a-long tunes and plenty of panto mischief. (Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket)

    Various Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket

    Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

    Show all dates/times

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Music, Christmas, Dance, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Snow Queen

    Young Kai and Gerda are very best friends, but when the Snow Queen steals Kai away to her frozen palace, Gerda must got to the ends of the Earth to save him and melt the splinter of ice in his heart.

    2.30pm, 7.00pm £9-£18 (£6 U18s)

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

    Show all dates/times

    I was in two minds about whether this production would be suitable for my somewhat sensitive six and a half year old as the programme...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Fairytale, Today, This Week

    Mother Goose

    This traditional pantomime story is transported to the icy north, in a funny and fast moving Arctic adventure featuring Nordic trolls, Scandinavian snow, woolly jumpers and even the occasional moose.

    2pm & 6pm £12-£26 (concessions available, standing tickets £6)

    Chipping Norton Theatre, 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

    Show all dates/times

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Snow and Tell

    A musical show for all the family at Christmas, with classic stories and brand new songs. Ages 3+.

    11.30am & 2.30pm £7.50 (£5)

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me 01865 305305

    Book tickets

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Performance, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    GigSunday 28th December 2014 Hide

    Angel & Greyhound Acoustic Sundays Angel & Greyhound

    Award winning ales, great food, coal fires and acoustic vibes. The perfect lazy Sunday.

    3:00PM - 6:00PM Free

    Angel & Greyhound, 30 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AB, Mon - Thu: 12pm - 11.30pm Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am Sun: 12 - 11pm

    Website Email Me

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    Gig, Concert, Pubs, Family Friendly, Music, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Bookies Open Mic

    Come join the fun every Sunday. Hosted by Chris Padmore. All welcome.

    8.30-11pm Free

    The Old Bookbinders, 17-18 Victor Street, Oxford OX2 6BT, Monday: closed; Tue & Wed: 4pm-12pm; Thu-Sat: 12pm-12am; Sun: 12-11pm.

    Email Me

    No need to book!

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    Gig, Pubs, Family Friendly, Music, Open mic, Tomorrow, This Week

    CinemaSunday 28th December 2014 Hide

    Ultimate Picture Palace 01865 245288 — Sunday 28th December 2014 Hide

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen. Runtime: 95 mins

    3.15pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, This Week

    ArtSunday 28th December 2014 Hide

    Turrill Sculpture Garden Christmas/Winter Selling Exhibition The Turrill Sculpture Garden

    Five talented sculptors exhibit/sell varied work in ceramics, metal and engraved stone.

    closed Free

    The Turrill Sculpture Garden, Behind Summertown Library, South Parade, Summertown., Mon, Thurs & Fri: 9.30-5.30; Tues: 9.30-17.00; Sat: 9.00-13.00. Closed Weds & Sun.

    www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk info@turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk 01865 515584

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    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sculpture

    The Society of Wood Engravers at Art Jericho

    The SWE returns to Art Jericho with the best of British Wood Engravers and enchanting work.

    12 - 6 pm Free

    Art Jericho, 6 King Street, Oxford OX2 6DF, Wed - Sunday 12-6pm

    www.artjericho.com Email Me 01865 604070

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    Nature, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    WorshipSunday 28th December 2014 Hide

    Church Services St Ebbe's Church

    Fellowship, singing, bible-based sermon & prayer. All welcome!

    9.45am; 11.45am (in term time); 4.30pm; 6.30pm Free

    St Ebbe's Church, 2 Roger Bacon Lane (off St Ebbe's, by Sainsbury's), Oxford OX1 1QE

    www.stebbes.org.uk/ Email Me 01865 240438

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    Family Friendly, Worship, Tomorrow, This Week, OX1

    Church Services St Ebbes in Headington

    Fellowship, singing, bible-based sermon and prayer. All welcome!

    10.30am, 3.30pm, 7pm Free

    St Ebbe's in Headington, 30-34 Lime Walk, Headington, Oxford OX3 7AE

    www.stebbesheadington.org.uk Email Me 01865 453226

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    Family Friendly, Worship, Tomorrow, This Week, OX3

    Sunday Morning Worship at Evangelical Church Marston Neighbourhood Church (MNC)

    Join us to learn from God's Word to us, meet with Him & worship (FIEC affiliated).

    10.30am Free

    St Michael's Primary School, Marston Road, Oxford OX3 0EJ

    marstonneighbourhoodchurch.org clive@marstonneighbourhoodchurch.org 01865 728097

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    Family Friendly, Worship, Tomorrow, This Week, OX3

    Courses and WorkshopsSunday 28th December 2014 Hide

    Lickswishy Lettuce The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

    Make 5+ years: a tasty treat for Esio Trot, using sugar craft to make a sweet lettuce leaf.

    12.30pm & 2.00pm £2.50 per participant plus Museum entry

    The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0AL

    ...roalddahl.com... 01494 892192

    Booking advised by 27 Dec 2014

    Museum, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Outside Oxfordshire

    Monday 29th December 2014 Hide

    Family FriendlyMonday 29th December 2014 Hide

    Hurry Up, Father Christmas! Oxford Playhouse

    Interactive festive show for children aged 3 to 6 years.

    Various £6 - £9

    Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

    Show all dates/times

    Appealing to an audience of under-sixes is a challenge, one magnificently met by the Oxford Playhouse’s production Hurry Up, Father...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Christmas Family Trail Museum of Oxford

    Fun and festive Christmas family trail around the Explore Oxford galleries.

    10am-4.30pm £1

    Museum of Oxford: Explore Oxford Galleries, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BX, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, closed Sundays. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

    www.museumofoxford.org Email Me 01865 252334

    No need to book!

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    Museum, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, This Week, Kids' Activities

    Twelve Days of Christmas

    On the first day of Christmas the Museums gave to me... a very exciting festive trail! Trail available during Museum opening hours.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

    Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, Mon 12-4.30pm, Tue-Sun & BH 10am-4.30pm.

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/twelve-days-christmas 01865 613017

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Find Santa's Reindeers at Waterperry Gardens

    Help Rudolph find his eight friends who are lost all around the gardens and then find your Christmas treat in the teashop. £2 per child & children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies.

    10.00am - 4.00pm

    Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxon. OX33 1JZ. Open: April-Oct 10-5.30; Nov-Mar 10-5

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    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Treasure Hunt

    Christmas Week at Waterperry Gardens

    Experience Waterperry Gardens as the estate opens during the festive period. Capture the amazing vision as the frosts adorn the gardens and enjoy a winter stroll along the Riverside walk. Warm up with a tasty treat from Miss H's in the Teashop or just have a browse around the Gift Barn, Gallery, Plant Centre and Museum.

    10.00am - 4.00pm

    Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxon. OX33 1JZ. Open: April-Oct 10-5.30; Nov-Mar 10-5

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    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, This Week

    Christmas Treasure Hunt and Elf & Safety Survey

    Free winter activities for the kids, while you indulge yourself with sinful cake and tea.

    10am-4pm Free

    Annie's Tea Room, Canal Road, Thrupp, Kidlington OX5 1JZ, daily: 10am-5pm

    www.anniestearoom.co.uk anniestearoom@hotmail.co.uk 07425 621742

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Christmas, Cafe, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Barefoot Craft Club Barefoot Books

    Create something special to take home and be proud of in our half-hour crafting workshops.

    3.30-4pm £5 2yrs+

    Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED

    ...barefootbooks.com... Email Me 01865 311100

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Little Wild Ones in Wheatley - Wildwood Adventure Heart of the Wildwood

    6 months & up + parents/carer. Forest School - fire pit, stick bread, den-building, mini-b

    10.30 - 12.00 Donation £2/£1

    Wheatley, small woodland opp. Littleworth road 70, OX33 1NL

    www.heartofwildwood.org Email Me 01844278774

    No need to book!

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    Eco, Nature, Family Friendly, Art, This Week

    TheatreMonday 29th December 2014 Hide

    Creation Theatre present The Wind in the Willows at the North Wall Arts Centre, 5 December 2014 - 10 January 2015

    Reviews

    Creation's Christmas show brings Kenneth Grahame's classic to life with fun and laughter!

    7.30pm £13.50-£27

    North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

    www.creationtheatre.co.uk Email Me 01865 766266

    Booking advised by 10 Jan 2015 Book tickets

    Show all dates/times

    I never knew that Kenneth Grahame was buried in Oxford until I chanced upon his tombstone in Holywell cemetery a few weeks ago...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Performance, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Beauty and the Beast

    A magical, musical adventure for Christmas with sing-a-long tunes and plenty of panto mischief. (Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket)

    Various Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket

    Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Music, Christmas, Dance, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Snow Queen

    Young Kai and Gerda are very best friends, but when the Snow Queen steals Kai away to her frozen palace, Gerda must got to the ends of the Earth to save him and melt the splinter of ice in his heart.

    2.30pm, 7.00pm £9-£18 (£6 U18s)

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

    Show all dates/times

    I was in two minds about whether this production would be suitable for my somewhat sensitive six and a half year old as the programme...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Fairytale, Today, This Week

    Mother Goose

    This traditional pantomime story is transported to the icy north, in a funny and fast moving Arctic adventure featuring Nordic trolls, Scandinavian snow, woolly jumpers and even the occasional moose.

    2pm & 6pm £12-£26 (concessions available, standing tickets £6)

    Chipping Norton Theatre, 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    CinemaMonday 29th December 2014 Hide

    Ultimate Picture Palace 01865 245288 — Monday 29th December 2014 Hide

    Paddington [PG]

    Michael Bond's lovable bear brought to the big screen. Runtime: 95 mins

    6.00pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, This Week

    ArtMonday 29th December 2014 Hide

    Turrill Sculpture Garden Christmas/Winter Selling Exhibition The Turrill Sculpture Garden

    Five talented sculptors exhibit/sell varied work in ceramics, metal and engraved stone.

    9.30 - 5.30 pm Free

    The Turrill Sculpture Garden, Behind Summertown Library, South Parade, Summertown., Mon, Thurs & Fri: 9.30-5.30; Tues: 9.30-17.00; Sat: 9.00-13.00. Closed Weds & Sun.

    www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk info@turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk 01865 515584

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sculpture

    Outside OxfordshireMonday 29th December 2014 Hide

    New Year SuperSleepover: The ATE Trust a.k.a. ATE Superweeks

    Imaginative residential holiday for 8-15s. Fun, games, laughter, Auld Lang Syne, NYE fireworks, snowball fights & much more await.

    Week long £275

    Free, accompanied travel to & from Oxford Train Station

    www.superweeks.co.uk/booking-and-payment/ Email Me 0845 456 1205

    Must book by 19 Dec 2014

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Sports and Fitness, Outside Oxfordshire

    MeetingMonday 29th December 2014 Hide

    Slimming World Kidlington Slimming World

    Loose weight without feeling hungry! Visit our friendly group to discover how.

    5.30pm and 7.30pm sessions £4.95 (£4.65)

    Kidlington Baptist Church Hall, High Street, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 2DS

    www.slimmingworld.com Email Me 07941 959035

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Meeting, Sports and Fitness, This Week

    Tuesday 30th December 2014 Hide

    Family FriendlyTuesday 30th December 2014 Hide

    Hurry Up, Father Christmas! Oxford Playhouse

    Interactive festive show for children aged 3 to 6 years.

    Various £6 - £9

    Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

    Show all dates/times

    Appealing to an audience of under-sixes is a challenge, one magnificently met by the Oxford Playhouse’s production Hurry Up, Father...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Christmas Family Trail Museum of Oxford

    Fun and festive Christmas family trail around the Explore Oxford galleries.

    10am-4.30pm £1

    Museum of Oxford: Explore Oxford Galleries, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BX, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, closed Sundays. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

    www.museumofoxford.org Email Me 01865 252334

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Museum, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, This Week, Kids' Activities

    Twelve Days of Christmas

    On the first day of Christmas the Museums gave to me... a very exciting festive trail! Trail available during Museum opening hours.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

    Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, Mon 12-4.30pm, Tue-Sun & BH 10am-4.30pm.

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/twelve-days-christmas 01865 613017

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Find Santa's Reindeers at Waterperry Gardens

    Help Rudolph find his eight friends who are lost all around the gardens and then find your Christmas treat in the teashop. £2 per child & children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies.

    10.00am - 4.00pm

    Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxon. OX33 1JZ. Open: April-Oct 10-5.30; Nov-Mar 10-5

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Treasure Hunt

    Christmas Week at Waterperry Gardens

    Experience Waterperry Gardens as the estate opens during the festive period. Capture the amazing vision as the frosts adorn the gardens and enjoy a winter stroll along the Riverside walk. Warm up with a tasty treat from Miss H's in the Teashop or just have a browse around the Gift Barn, Gallery, Plant Centre and Museum.

    10.00am - 4.00pm

    Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxon. OX33 1JZ. Open: April-Oct 10-5.30; Nov-Mar 10-5

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, This Week

    Christmas Treasure Hunt and Elf & Safety Survey

    Free winter activities for the kids, while you indulge yourself with sinful cake and tea.

    10am-4pm Free

    Annie's Tea Room, Canal Road, Thrupp, Kidlington OX5 1JZ, daily: 10am-5pm

    www.anniestearoom.co.uk anniestearoom@hotmail.co.uk 07425 621742

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Christmas, Cafe, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    26 Characters exhibition The Story Museum

    Immersive exhibition: rogues and rascals, wizards, witches and wild things! All ages.

    10am-5pm £7.50, £5

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    www.storymuseum.org.uk/26Characters Email Me 01865 790050

    Show all dates/times

    Museum, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Books, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Barefoot Craft Club Barefoot Books

    Create something special to take home and be proud of in our half-hour crafting workshops.

    3.30-4pm £5 2yrs+

    Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED

    ...barefootbooks.com... Email Me 01865 311100

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    TheatreTuesday 30th December 2014 Hide

    Creation Theatre present The Wind in the Willows at the North Wall Arts Centre, 5 December 2014 - 10 January 2015

    Reviews

    Creation's Christmas show brings Kenneth Grahame's classic to life with fun and laughter!

    7.30pm £13.50-£27

    North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

    www.creationtheatre.co.uk Email Me 01865 766266

    Booking advised by 10 Jan 2015 Book tickets

    Show all dates/times

    I never knew that Kenneth Grahame was buried in Oxford until I chanced upon his tombstone in Holywell cemetery a few weeks ago...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Performance, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Beauty and the Beast

    A magical, musical adventure for Christmas with sing-a-long tunes and plenty of panto mischief. (Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket)

    Various Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket

    Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

    Show all dates/times

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Music, Christmas, Dance, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Snow Queen

    Young Kai and Gerda are very best friends, but when the Snow Queen steals Kai away to her frozen palace, Gerda must got to the ends of the Earth to save him and melt the splinter of ice in his heart.

    2.30pm, 7.00pm £9-£18 (£6 U18s)

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

    Show all dates/times

    I was in two minds about whether this production would be suitable for my somewhat sensitive six and a half year old as the programme...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Fairytale, Today, This Week

    Mother Goose

    This traditional pantomime story is transported to the icy north, in a funny and fast moving Arctic adventure featuring Nordic trolls, Scandinavian snow, woolly jumpers and even the occasional moose.

    2pm & 6pm £12-£26 (concessions available, standing tickets £6)

    Chipping Norton Theatre, 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Snow and Tell

    A musical show for all the family at Christmas, with classic stories and brand new songs. Ages 3+.

    10.30am & 2.00pm £7.50 (£5)

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me 01865 305305

    Book tickets

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Performance, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    ConcertTuesday 30th December 2014 Hide

    The Schubert Project: Songs of Evening & Twilight Oxford Lieder Festival 2014

    Wolfgang Holtzmair moves from night to evening, with songs of promise & foreboding.

    7.30pm - 9.30pm £25

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordlieder.co.uk/ info@oxfordlieder.co.uk 01865 305305

    Must book by 30 Oct 2014 Book tickets

    Concert, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Lectures, Poetry, Festival, Classical Music, Choral, German

    MeetingTuesday 30th December 2014 Hide

    Knitting Group Jam Factory Knitters

    No cost, all ages and abilities welcome.

    5.30-7.30pm Free

    Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HU, Mon - Fri: 8am - 10pm Sat: 10am - 10pm Sun: 10am - 9pm

    margaretpargeter317@btinternet.com

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Meeting, This Week

    ArtTuesday 30th December 2014 Hide

    Turrill Sculpture Garden Christmas/Winter Selling Exhibition The Turrill Sculpture Garden

    Five talented sculptors exhibit/sell varied work in ceramics, metal and engraved stone.

    9.30 - 7pm Free

    The Turrill Sculpture Garden, Behind Summertown Library, South Parade, Summertown., Mon, Thurs & Fri: 9.30-5.30; Tues: 9.30-17.00; Sat: 9.00-13.00. Closed Weds & Sun.

    www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk info@turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk 01865 515584

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Gardens, Christmas, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sculpture

    DanceTuesday 30th December 2014 Hide

    Tiny Toes Ballet Forbes Theatre Arts Oxford

    Ballet class for children age 2+.

    2pm or 4pm £6

    The New Marston Pastoral Centre, Jack Straws Lane, Marston, Oxford OX3 0DL

    www.forbestheatreartsoxford.com Email Me 07802 531459

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Dance, Ballet, Baby, This Week

    Tiny toes ballet Forbes theatre arts Oxford

    Beautiful ballet for children age 2+

    2 - 2:30pm £6

    The New Marston Pastoral Centre, Jack Straws Lane, Marston, Oxford OX3 0DL

    www.forbestheatreartsoxford.com misskirsty@ntlworld.com 07802 531459

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Dance, Ballet, Today, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsTuesday 30th December 2014 Hide

    Mrs Silver's coaster at The Roald Dahl Museum The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

    For 5+ years: Decorate a coaster with your own unique design.

    12.30pm & 2pm £2 per participant plus Museum entry

    The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0AL

    ...roalddahl.com... 01494 892192

    Booking advised by 29 Dec 2014

    Museum, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Outside Oxfordshire

    Outside OxfordshireTuesday 30th December 2014 Hide

    New Year SuperSleepover: The ATE Trust a.k.a. ATE Superweeks

    Imaginative residential holiday for 8-15s. Fun, games, laughter, Auld Lang Syne, NYE fireworks, snowball fights & much more await.

    Week long £275

    Free, accompanied travel to & from Oxford Train Station

    www.superweeks.co.uk/booking-and-payment/ Email Me 0845 456 1205

    Must book by 19 Dec 2014

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Sports and Fitness, Outside Oxfordshire

    ClassesTuesday 30th December 2014 Hide

    LUPI. Latin Club for Kids Communicate Project CIC

    Latin Club for 7-11 years old. Latin can be fun! Myths, stories, Romans in Britain & more!

    3:20-4:20pm £8 per session

    Private Home, South Oxford, off Abingdon Road (please email for full address)

    www.communicateproject.com Email Me 07981 059511

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Language School, This Week, Classes

    Latin Club for Kids! Communicate Project CIC

    Latin Club for 9-11 year-olds. Learn all about Romans, their language and Roman Britain!

    3.20-4.20pm £8

    South Oxford

    www.communicateproject.com Email Me

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, This Week, Classes, Kids' Activities

    Wednesday 31st December 2014 Hide

    Family FriendlyWednesday 31st December 2014 Hide

    Hurry Up, Father Christmas! Oxford Playhouse

    Interactive festive show for children aged 3 to 6 years.

    Various £6 - £9

    Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

    Show all dates/times

    Appealing to an audience of under-sixes is a challenge, one magnificently met by the Oxford Playhouse’s production Hurry Up, Father...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Christmas Family Trail Museum of Oxford

    Fun and festive Christmas family trail around the Explore Oxford galleries.

    10am-4.30pm £1

    Museum of Oxford: Explore Oxford Galleries, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BX, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, closed Sundays. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

    www.museumofoxford.org Email Me 01865 252334

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Museum, Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, This Week, Kids' Activities

    Twelve Days of Christmas

    On the first day of Christmas the Museums gave to me... a very exciting festive trail! Trail available during Museum opening hours.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

    Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, Mon 12-4.30pm, Tue-Sun & BH 10am-4.30pm.

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/twelve-days-christmas 01865 613017

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Christmas, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Christmas Treasure Hunt and Elf & Safety Survey

    Free winter activities for the kids, while you indulge yourself with sinful cake and tea.

    10am-4pm Free

    Annie's Tea Room, Canal Road, Thrupp, Kidlington OX5 1JZ, daily: 10am-5pm

    www.anniestearoom.co.uk anniestearoom@hotmail.co.uk 07425 621742

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Christmas, Cafe, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    26 Characters exhibition The Story Museum

    Immersive exhibition: rogues and rascals, wizards, witches and wild things! All ages.

    10am-5pm £7.50, £5

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    www.storymuseum.org.uk/26Characters Email Me 01865 790050

    Show all dates/times

    Museum, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Books, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Barefoot Craft Club Barefoot Books

    Create something special to take home and be proud of in our half-hour crafting workshops.

    3.30-4pm £5 2yrs+

    Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED

    ...barefootbooks.com... Email Me 01865 311100

    No need to book!

    Show all dates/times

    Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    TheatreWednesday 31st December 2014 Hide

    Creation Theatre present The Wind in the Willows at the North Wall Arts Centre, 5 December 2014 - 10 January 2015

    Reviews

    Creation's Christmas show brings Kenneth Grahame's classic to life with fun and laughter!

    7.30pm £13.50-£27

    North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

    www.creationtheatre.co.uk Email Me 01865 766266

    Booking advised by 10 Jan 2015 Book tickets

    Show all dates/times

    I never knew that Kenneth Grahame was buried in Oxford until I chanced upon his tombstone in Holywell cemetery a few weeks ago...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Christmas, Performance, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Beauty and the Beast

    A magical, musical adventure for Christmas with sing-a-long tunes and plenty of panto mischief. (Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket)

    Various Book before 1 Nov and receive £1 off EVERY ticket

    Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

    Show all dates/times

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Music, Christmas, Dance, Pantomime, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    The Snow Queen

    Young Kai and Gerda are very best friends, b