Family

‘Mini Madness’ this Easter at the British Motor Museum!

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

The Museum kick starts its Mini 60th celebrations with a host of themed family activities this Easter from 6 – 28 April. Visitors can enjoy family tours with a Mini mad mechanic character, follow a Mini Trail and make a Mini using air dry clay. Over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend from 19 – 22 […]

Cotswold Wildlife Park – Events

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

1st April to 30th April – CotsWild Explorers. The Cotswold Wildlife Park’s new ‘CotsWild Explorer’ activity trail launches in April for children aged 6-11 years old. The Egg themed trail pack (available from the gift shop) comes with a pop badge, lanyard and a pencil, for £2.50 per pack (plus normal entrance price) with 10% […]

3rd Annual Banbury Friendship Festival

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

The Banbury Friendship Festival organising committee are delighted to announce Festival number three. This year’s will be on Sunday 19th May. All the action will be in the community garden off Bridge Street and will be themed around the need to reduce our impact on the natural world. If you walk or cycle locally – […]

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 […]

Remember, Remember Fireworks Safety On 5th November

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on November 1, 2018

As Bonfire Night approaches, people are being reminded that the safest way to celebrate is to attend a large professionally organised public event. Chris Barber, Community Safety Manager from Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Organised fireworks displays are more fun, cheaper and far safer than hosting your own fireworks or bonfire party. […]

A Fathers Guidance

A Fathers guidance

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 11, 2018

The Hummingbird Centre To keep a promise is not always easy, and my Dad was to give me the biggest challenge of my life. Just before he passed away he made me promise that one day I was to create something good out of our loss as a family. Time passed, I moved to Bicester […]

Sports Mums

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 11, 2018

Parents are busy, there is no doubt about it and for parents of a competitive sports child, life is even busier. This month I’m dipping into the emotional world of ‘sports parenting’ chatting to Gale Issitt, Mum of Teen Brit Car Champion, Callum Hawkins-Row. If at this point you’re about to switch off as your […]

Autism – An Open Letter

Autism

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 11, 2018

An open letter to my Autistic son. My beautiful boy. The connection between you and I is a connection like no other. You showed me what true love really felt like the day you were born. You have taught me so much about life. What is really important, to be a better person, to show […]

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