abingdon festival of fireworks

For our latest competition we've teamed up with the British Firework Champions of 2018 to give you the chance to win tickets to 2018's biggest firework display in Oxfordshire. 

oxford castle ghost fest

We've teamed up with Oxford Castle and Prison to give you the chance to win a Spooktacular Potion Workshop this Halloween.

Chinnor RFC 3-2-1 Competition


Super Saturday - eat three courses, watch two matches, meet one former England player. Win a fantastic sports bundle in our rugby 3-2-1 competition.

Weekend Whats On Guide - 1st and 2nd September

It's the final weekend of the school holiday and we're here to help you round off the summer break with a bang. This is our guide to great ways to spend the weekend, whether you're with the children or not. If you're looking for something different - our website has the full guide to activities in the county for this weekend and every other day of the year! 

Weekend What's On: 25th-27th August

This is August's big one - the three day weekend! This bank holiday in Oxfordshire will not disappoint anyone, with everything from music festivals to country shows. This is our guide to a few great ways to spend the long weekend. If you're looking for something different - our website has the full guide to activities in the county for the long weekend and every other day of the year! 


Whether you already love rugby or are a newcomer to the sport, Chinnor RFC represents the best rugby you can see in Oxfordshire. We're giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to a momentous game including a pre-match lunch.

What's On This Weekend

We hope you're having a great summer. This weekend is packed with great events and we share our favourites in our weekly guide. The fun doesn't stop here - our website has the full guide to activities in the county for this weekend and every other day of the year! 

Oxfordshire's summer continues and so does the selection of great events throughout Oxfordshire. Find your summer solace in one of these great ways to spend the weekend. Looking for something different - our website has the full guide to activities in the county for this weekend, and every other day of the year! 

English Heritage Promotion

We know what you're thinking... 'Stone Henge isn't in Oxfordshire'. You're right, of course - but we think this offer is too good to miss.

The rain and wind has gone and we're back to sunshine in the Shire. Oxfordshire is packed with fantastic events for you to enjoy this weekend - we found it tough deciding what to include. As always, our website has the full guide to activities in the county for this weekend, and every other day of the year! 

You asked for discounted tickets to Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace - we've trawled the internet and found you these great offers. If you haven't yet booked, don't waste any more time as tickets are selling fast. 

You asked for discounted tickets to Foodies Festival at Oxford's South Park - we've got these great offers just for you. If you haven't yet booked, don't waste any more time as tickets are selling fast. 

We headed to London with three children to see a performance of Peter Pan by Immersion Theatre in advance of their performances at Blenheim Palace. Here is what we thought. 

Its the second weekend of the school holiday, the sun is shining and you're suddenly wondering who designed a six week school holiday. Fear not, because here at Oxfordshire Events, we have an endless supply of things to do, either with, or without the children. And this weekend is packed with fantastic events for you to enjoy.

If you're planning a visit to London this summer, why not see a show and take the children for free! Yes, we said "children for free". This offer is too good to miss!

The Banbury and District play bus has been supporting young people and families in Banburyshire since 1995. In that time the bus and staff have provided an invaluable service to children, young people and their families in rural areas of the Cherwell valley. The bus continues to provide play activities and after school sessions where there is little or no provision.


Wacky World is bringing its one of a kind, action packed, fun filled inflatable arena to Banbury this summer and we're giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets. 

We've teamed up with our friends at Immersion Theatre to offer you the chance to win a family ticket to Peter Pan at Blenheim Palace, a prize worth nearly £50. 

This summer, Immersion Theatre returns to Blenheim Palace and invites you to soar away to Neverland as they perform Peter Pan as you've never seen him before. The magical setting of the Blenheim Pleasure Gardens will play host to happy thoughts as Peter Pan introduces the Darling children to the lost boys, cheeky Tinkerbell, the hilarious Smee and a host of other exciting characters before facing the most feared villain of them all, the infamous Captain Hook!

Ok, unless you're Harrison Ford or Mark Hamill, we can't promise you a starring role in the next Star Wars movie. But we can tell you about your chance to become a film and TV extra. 

Universal Extras Ltd are visiting Oxford this weekend on the lookout for talent, recruiting film and TV extras. If you want a chance to be in the next blockbuster hit, head to New Road Baptist Church on Bonn Square this Saturday between 10am and 4pm. No experience necessary.

Wowsers, those cheeky little rocks have turn up in so many places! We've been so impressed with the efforts you've all put in to re-hiding the rocks and getting your friends to join in. The photos you've added to our Facebook page have been brilliant so keep them coming. 

We've noticed that a lot have been found and re-found in Bicester, Oxford, Didcot, Abingdon and the surrounding villages which means there's still a lot more to be discovered around the Wheatley and Witney areas.

More rocks have now gone into hiding so keep your eyes peeled while you're out and about. Here's where you should be looking for the next generation of rocks: Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Bury Knowle, Cogges, Cutteslowe, Didcot, East Hendred, Great Western Park, Headington, Ladygrove (Didcot), Long Hanborough, Madley Park, Radley, Shotover, Sutton Courtenay and Witney.

Get ready...set...go! We all love a weekend packed with great things to do and once again there's no shortage here in Oxfordshire. Activities for the children, comedy for us adults and all-round family fun for everyone to enjoy - there's plenty to choose from this weekend. Here are our suggestions to get you started. Click on the links below or find all the events and more in our full listings.  

At Oxford Fun Palace on Saturday, science and theatre collide brilliantly for children to explore and learn at Oxford Playhouse. Children become DNA detectives to search for clues and solve the puzzles at this interactive event - they can even get creative by adding pieces to the huge DNA K'nex structure. Budding scientists of all ages will love it!

You've probably heard of the rock finding phenomenon that started in America and is now sweeping across the UK. You might even have found one or two on your travels. Now we've got our own rocks out there and they're nestled into public places all over Oxfordshire. Our rocks come with a little added incentive...

If you find one of our rocks, take a photo of yourself with it and post the photo on our Facebook page or on Twitter. On Sunday 19th November we'll be taking the names of everyone who has found one of our rocks and entering them into our prize draw. One person's name will be drawn at random and they will win family tickets to the spectacular performance of Jack and the Beanstalk at Oxford Playhouse on Sunday 3rd December. Don't miss this opportunity to get outdoors and have some fun because you might just be the lucky one who wins!

We're now officially in autumn and this weekend gives us choice a-plenty for things to do right here in Oxfordshire. From festivals to comedy and from ghost hunts to classic cars, it's all going on this weekend. Here are our suggestions - just click on the links for more information. Find all the events and more in our full listings

Banbury is busy this weekend with the Celebrate Festival at the Mill Arts Centre on Saturday and the ever-popular Canal Day on Sunday. Both are family-friendly and won't cost you a penny in admission. Live music, family entertainment, food and drink. What's not to enjoy? 

The weather might be getting damp but don't let that affect your spirits because there's still plenty of things to do around Oxfordshire this weekend. Here's a shortlist of our favourite things to do but for more ideas have a look at our event listings for even more choice.

Flashdance is now showing at the New Theatre in Oxford for all those who want a slice of the 80s action. Get your leg warmers ready and book your tickets quickly because the show is only on until Saturday night. You really wouldn't want to miss it!

It's that time of the week again when we give you a quick run-down on our top suggestions for things to do this weekend in Oxfordshire...with a sudden autumnal feel. As usual, click on the links for more information or use our event finder tool to search for other events that suit you. While browsing, you might notice that our website is sporting a new look - hope you like it! 

If you're Bicester way, Marsh Gibbon Beer Festival would be perfect for the whole family on Saturday afternoon with its tractor rides and family fun, beers on tap, BBQ and entertainment. It's free admission to everyone so go along and enjoy one of the last beer festivals of the year.

Fri-nally! We've nearly made it through the week so here's a few ideas of things to get your weekend off to a great start. Click on the links for further details and don't forget to check our website calendar for more choices.

We've heard there are a few tickets left for Derren Brown on Friday and Saturday at the New Theatre Oxford so grab those tickets quickly if you want your mind to be boggled.