Family

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 […]

WIN FREE TICKETS TO THIS YEARS 16TH CORNBURY FESTIVAL 

Cornbury

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on May 16, 2019

We are delighted to announce that ALL the winners of the competition have now been drawn and notified. Well done to all our winners and please return for more great prizes in coming months. Tickets for the event are could still be avaliable: https://www.cornburyfestival.com/tickets  Cornbury Festival goers are in for a treat in July with […]

Woodgreen Leisure Centre 80th birthday

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on April 28, 2019

This month marks the 80th birthday of the swimming pool. It is amazing to think that it opened just before the outbreak of WW II and has played a part in the lives of many people since then who have fond memories of it. The exact date of opening was 23 May 1939 after £7,900 […]

Mechanical Mysteries at Banbury Museum this May!

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on April 28, 2019

Roll up! Roll up! The Mechanical Circus is coming to town! This May, the team at Banbury Museum invite you to go back in time with them and remember those idyllic childhood days of magic and curiosity, where the marvels of the fairground and circus brought imaginations to life. The latest exhibition to open in […]

On Mother’s Day – Make a Fuss of Her

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

Mothering Sunday, sometimes known as Mother’s Day, is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent in the UK. It is exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday and usually falls in the second half of March or early April. As such this year it is on Sunday 31st March, so you don’t have very long to […]

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