What’s On In Oxford this weekend…

The start of the new school term is getting closer, but there is still time to make this the most memorable summer ever! Let’s take a look at events taking place this weekend…

My personal favourite (because myself and my family are going!) is the Jousting tournament at Blenheim Palace, my son is 6 and will be totally in awe when he see’s ‘real’ Knights on horses! There will be Jesters, Jugglers, Birds of Prey, Dragon Puppets and ‘have a go’ archery. The event is on from Friday the 19th to Sunday the 21st August and is open from 10am each day, until 5.30pm.

11.15  Jesters
 12.00  Birds of Prey in the Main Arena
 12.30  Jousting tournament
 14.30  Birds of Prey in the Main Arena
 15.00  Jousting tournament
 15.45  Jesters


Take along a picnic or buy from the cafes or many catering pitches that will be there for the tournament. Burgers, pizza, ice cream, champagne, Pimm’s…


Millets Farm has plenty going on, and it’s not restricted to the weekend, the following is on daily throughout the Summer;

The Beach – 21st May 2016 – 4th September 2016

The beach is back and it’s bigger and better than ever before! FREE to use it is open all day every day until the end of the summer holidays and even comes complete with outdoor games and a Beach Hut Café. So…grab your passport, flip flops, bucket and spade and join us for a fun-filled programme of activities this summer.

Millets Maize Maze – 15th July 2016 – 11th September 2016

Get lost in the Maize Maze… The 2016 Maze Theme is ‘Millets Majestic Maze’  Complete the Queen’s Quest…and gain her Royal Seal of Approval Come and visit for an a-maizing day of family fun; with a mega maze, midi-maze and mini-maze, plus quizzes to play in our 3 woodlands, fort maze plus our popular courtyard play area with go-karts, pedal tractors, sandpit, bouncy castle, trampolines, skittle alley, garden games and more!! Opening/closing dates and times 2016. Open daily from 9.30am – 6pm (last entry 4:30pm). Daily from Friday 15th July, throughout August until Sunday 4th September, then 10th & 11th weekend in September.

maize maze

SPR Family Activity Days – 19th July 2016 – 4th September 2016

Family Activity Days for adults and children up to 10 years old  Everyday from 19th July to 4th September. 1300 hrs to 1700 hrs.  Get a ticket and join us in Phoebe Wood at the bottom of the animal walkway.  Tents, shelter building, dens, treasure hunt, nature, craft and lots more fun.  Children – £9.99 each (up to 2 adults free if accompanied by a child)  If you are interested in the above, please purchase your tickets at the SPR Expeditions hut along the covered walkway at Millets Farm, as places are limited.

Peter Pan in Scarlet at the Oxford Playhouse – Until 4th September

This weekend and until the 4th September, you can see Neverland come to life at the Oxford Playhouse.

“This world premiere stage adaptation of the official sequel to J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan is the perfect adventure for the whole family.

It’s 1929, and Wendy and the Lost Boys have all grown up when strange dreams begin to seep out of Neverland. Pirates and mermaids, war paint and crocodiles – the dreams tell them that something must be wrong, and their friend Peter Pan needs their help. So Wendy and the Lost Boys put on their children’s clothes and, armed only with fairy dust, fly back to Neverland for one last adventure.
Fly through a world of circus and fire, shipwrecks and battles, brought thrillingly to life by director and adapter Theresa Heskins.”
peter pan
If you like a bargain, get yourself down to the Cinema on Saturday morning and watch Get Squirrely (click to watch trailer) for £1.99

After breaking out of the zoo, an excited squirrel returns to his home forest. He learns from his best friend, a spiky porcupine, that while he was in prison the entire forest was picked clean by The A.C.O.R.N.S. Institute (Alternative Cosmetic Oils for Regenerative Natural Skin-care). No acorn was left behind.With winter just around the corner, it’s a big blow to  all forest animals, they have no choice but to bust  into the brand new, state-of-the-art, rodent- proof A.C.O.R.N.S. Processing Plant and take back all of the acorns.   

Though a seemingly impossible heist, success would help him save the lives of their forest friends, and hopefully fall in love along the way.

Get Squirrely isn’t restricted to the weekend, there are more showings during the week, as well as other films during the ‘mini mornings’, including Angry Birds and Kung Fu Panda 3Take a look at the website to see more and book your tickets.

get squirrely