Family

Children’s designs on recycling lorries

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on December 5, 2019

Two north Oxfordshire schoolgirls are leading the district’s Christmas recycling efforts, having triumphed in a design competition that was entered by more than 100 young people. Darcey Davis-Batchelor from Hook Norton and Josie Briant from Bicester will have their festive recycling collected by lorries which now bear their own artwork. They are the winners of […]

Lonely this Christmas

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on November 25, 2019

Almost a million older people say they feel lonelier at Christmas and half a million of them can go up to a week without seeing or speaking to anyone, with the television as their only company. They admit that speaking about their loneliness is very difficult, as they do not want to be seen to […]

Local Dementia Support

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on November 25, 2019

Have you recently been diagnosed with dementia? Perhaps you are caring for someone with dementia? It can often be difficult to ask for support, and sometimes it feels that we burden our family and friends. Well, now there is someone else you can talk to. Dementia Oxfordshire offers advice and guidance on dementia to everyone, […]

British Motor Museum – Festive Fun!

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on October 29, 2019

Festive activities start on 7 December with our Christmas Craft Weekends on 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22 December. Come and make a Robin, Snowman or Father Christmas then attach them to pullback wheels and watch them go on our Festive race track! The Museum’s Christmas elves will also be stopping by […]

Lightning Stripes: Cotswold Wildlife Park celebrates birth of Chapman’s Zebra foal.

Zebra leaping

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on August 23, 2019

Cotswold Wildlife Park has welcomed the latest addition to the Chapman’s Zebra family – an energetic female foal who has been attracting the attention of visitors with her incredible speed. When she was just a few days old, the newborn was galloping around the paddock and her lively outbursts were caught on camera. Watch the […]

Cotswold Storks take flight over West Sussex

White Stork

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on August 23, 2019

A group of 24 juvenile White Storks bred at Cotswold Wildlife Park have been released at the Knepp rewilding project in West Sussex as part of an initiative to restore populations of the species in Southern England. The last definitive record of a pair of wild Storks successfully breeding in Britain was in 1416. The […]

Banbury Food & Drink Festival

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on July 31, 2019

Sunday 18th August, 10.30am – 4.30pm Banbury Town Centre Banbury Food & Drink Festival celebrates a wide range of high quality artisan food and drink produced from around the county, exploring the art of food and drink making. Providing a wonderful opportunity for people to experience the friendly and social atmosphere that accompanies eating and […]

Keeping cool at Cotswold Wildlife Park

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on July 25, 2019

With temperatures rising rapidly, the animals at Cotswold Wildlife Park have been keeping cool with a little help from their keepers. They have been treated to delicious ice enrichments and slices of ice-cold refreshing watermelon. Some of the animals have also been cooling themselves down by taking a dip in their pools, especially the Capybaras (also known […]

NEW Exhibition and Summer Holiday Family Activities

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on July 2, 2019

The British Motor Museum 20 July – 2 September This summer explore the Museum’s new exhibition The Car. The Future. Me. and enjoy a selection of futuristic themed family activities. Every day you can Discover Circuits – drop into our family activity station and draw a graphite car, then create a circuit to give your car working headlights. Or […]

Christmas Come Early at The Mill!

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on June 1, 2019

Hot off the heels of yet another hit Edinburgh Festival Fringe performance and sell out shows across the UK, Oxfordshire based Morgan & West look forward to a Christmas at home with their A (sort of) Christmas Carol Magic Show which runs at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury from 13th – 24th December 2019! Join […]

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