Easter Holiday Activities

There's no shortage of things to do this Easter in Oxfordshire!


There are so many things to do over the Easter holidays across Oxfordshire!

We've put this list together from our fantastic Family Information Directory - to help you keep the kids occupied over the holidays this spring. Seen anything we should add to the list? Let us know!

Adam Bradley – Easter Holidays Football School
Wednesday 12 - Thursday 13 April

Adam Bradley Coaching and his team will once again be hosting their popular Football School at Tucker Park, during the Easter School Holidays. Bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink plus some spending money for the tuck shop during lunch time.


Art weeks with Sally Wyatt at Cogges
Saturday 13th May- Sunday 21st May

Cogges is delighted to be exhibiting drawings, mixed media, paintings and textiles from popular, local artist, Sally Wyatt. From expressive painterly sketching in watercolour to abstraction in oils and collage, Sally's work is informed by the landscape and flora of Cogges.

Ashventure Ancient Greece: Olympic Games at the Ashmolean Museum
Saturday 8 April
Join our regular gallery Ashventures: stories, gallery hunts, games, object handling and crafts. All welcome, particularly suitable for ages 4+ 2 - 2.45 pm repeated at 3.15 - 4 pm • No booking required Meet in gallery 21

Banbury (People's Park) Play & Activity Day
Wednesday 26th July
OPA Play & Activity Days 2017 - Come and join us for a fun filled event offering both FREE Entrance and FREE Activities to ensure that we have an inclusion for ALL

You will be able to undertake a range of Playful activities all designed…You will be able to undertake a range of Playful activities all designed to keep you Physically Active, Healthy and Well. We will also show you how to play on a budget using Recycled and Natural Materials

Barracks Lane Community Garden - Family friendly Saturday Social Gardening Club
Every Saturday 11am – 4pm from April 1st to Oct 2nd 2017

Barracks Lane Community Garden is a community run green space off the Cowley Road in Cowley/East Oxford. The Garden is a wonderful peaceful place to spend time and relax. Funded by National Lottery Awards for All, we are starting up a new group this spring.
Barracks Lane, Cowley Marsh, Oxford

Better Extreme Trampoline Park
Open 7 days a week
At our trampoline you'll find a huge main jump arena with unique features allowing you to pull off some crazy flips. We also have a whole range of other cool features for you to enjoy with your family and friends, including a fidget ladder!
Link Leisure Centre West Swindon District Centre, Swindon

Boys' Dance Day at Chipping Norton Theatre
Monday 10th April, 10am - 4pm

This workshop is designed especially for boys, providing them with the rare opportunity to dance with other boys and explore contemporary and urban dance techniques. Led by a male dancer, the workshops are suitable for all levels of experience. The day culminates in a demonstration of the skills learned, on our stage.

Spring Street, Chipping Norton

Brain Power! at the Museum of Natural History
Monday 17th April - Wednesday 19th April

Discover the Brilliant things your brain does from your head to your toes! Suitable for all
Museum Of Natural History Parks Road Oxford

Breakfast and Tea with the Easter Bunny at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre
Breakfast 9.00am & Tea 3.00pm on 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 April

The Easter Bunny will be hopping into our restaurant soon. Come and enjoy our special Easter event, a treat for kids of all ages (and grown ups too!)
Bicester Avenue, Oxford Road, Bicester

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Hilltop Garden Centre
Sunday 16th April The Easter Bunny invites you to bring your Little Bunnies to Hilltop Garden Store and enjoy a yummy breakfast and eggciting games on Easter Sunday. Each child will be given surprise gifts to take home. Happy, hoppy Easter!!

Hilltop Garden Centre, Witney Road, Ramsden, Chipping Norton


Brilliant Bugs at Harcourt Arboretum
Tuesday 18 April 1-4pm

Discover some of the marvellous mini-beasts that live at the Arboretum before making some simple crafts to take home. Create a bug hotel for your garden, some super racing snails and a brilliant bee game.

Oxford Lodge, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford

Charlton Spring Festival
Thursday April 13th 11am - 2pm

On Thursday 13th April, our family friendly Spring Festival returns for another year at the Charlton Centre (Charlton Village Road, Wantage, OX12 7HG). There will be kids’ crafts, live music, cream teas, cakes and treats. Also, plants for sale, a bouncy castle, the ever popular Easter Egg Trail and lots more. Gates are open 11a.m. to 2p.m. £1 for adults, kids go free. Please note there is limited parking on site and no dogs are allowed. Money raised will go towards the Wantage Market Garden Project which creates gardening opportunities for everyone. Come and enjoy the spring flowers and bring a picnic.

Charlton Village Road, Wantage

Clumps Club at the Earth Trust11th - 12th April

Wild adventures for children aged 7-11yrs! A different activity each day, join us for one or both. £30 per child per day
Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, Brightwell

Combe Mill in Steam - Sunday 16th April
Sunday 16 April 10.00am - 5.00pm

Enjoy this working industrial Museum with its late 19th Century Steam Beam Engine, working Waterwheel, Dual Blacksmiths Forge. Alongside all our steam and water powered machinery we welcome visiting Steam Engines and Vehicles to Combe Mill as well as woodworking machinery fully working and various projects and puzzles.

Have a go at making a poker in our blacksmiths’ forge. See how country houses and farms would have powered their machinery. Demonstrations of craftsmen's tools plus a collection of Working Historic Tower Clocks make for an enjoyable visit. See our working Beam Engine and Line Shafting together with the Restored Waterwheel. Discover the natural history of the adjacent River Evenlode and forest. You can relax by the River Evenlode in the riverside picnic area. There is a Millie-the-mill-cat trail for the children to win a `Millie` badge. There is plenty to enjoy and do with refreshments available in our Riverside Tea Room… a place to discover.

Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmills, Long Hanborough, Witney

Cre8tive Kids Easter Holiday Camp

Monday 10th April - Thursday 13th April 9.00am - 3.00pm each day

CRE8TIVE KIDZ is back... This Easter Cre8tive Kidz will be at Mill Lane Community Primary School for another fun filled 4 days of dancing, singing, arts and crafts. This 4 day holiday club for children aged 4+ will run from Monday 10th April

Mill Lane Chinnor

Creation Station Bicester Easter Family Fun

Wednesday 12th AprilCome along for some creative Easter fun with the Creation Station Bicester on Wednesday 12th April from 10-11am in the Tesco Community space. We will have some clay fun making an Easter Bunny or Chick and an Easter Egg Mobile. Booking is required and tickets are £5.50 per child and £3.00 per sibling.

Lakeview Drive Bicester 

Creepy Crawly Comics at Earth Trust

Monday 10th April, 10am-3pmYou’ll be the bees’ knees at creepy crawly comic drawing after attending our session with popular cartoonist Neill Cameron, whose work features in The Phoenix comic. You’ll explore the nature reserve and then create your comic inspired by what you discover. For 7-11 year olds; parents welcome to stay. £30 (ask about our discount for siblings).

Earth Trust Little Wittenham Abingdon

Deer Park Wood Nature Day organised by Earth Trust22nd April

Find out all about the amazing wildlife that lives on this lovely little nature reserve in Witney, including:

  • Moth magic - what was caught in the moth traps last night?
  • Night wanderers - take a look at the camera traps to see what animals were out and about last night
  • Mini beasting - identify some of the marvellous minibeasts inhabiting the reserve
  • Big beasting - will we catch anything small and furry in the live traps? Let's take a look...
  • Plant detectives - learn to identify the different trees, flowers and plants on the reserve and record what you see

Deer Park Wood Deer Park Road Witney

Discover and Play at the Earth Trust

Friday 21st April, 10am - 12pm

Forest School for the under-5s. Come and join us for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands. Forest School offers hands on learning experiences in a natural environment. Sessions are led by a trained Forest School leader. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying…

Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, Abingdon,

Easter activities at the River and Rowing Museum

Monday 12 - Wednesday 14 April

Legendary LongboatsMonday 10 April 10.30 – 12.30Journey on a quest with Norseman Noggin the Nog and build your own Viking longboat! 7 – 11yrs £8.50

A Bottle for BagpussTuesday 11 April 10.30 – 12.30Hear the story about Bagpuss and a ship in a bottle. Make a ship in a bottle and a Bagpuss mascot to wear.4 – 7yrs £8.50

Farmyard Frolics! Wednesday 12 April 10.30am – 4pmMeet the gorgeous animals from Mill Cottage Farm Experience including goats, rabbits and chicks and get crafty in the Museum.Free with admission


Easter Activities in Buckinghamshire

Throughout the holidays

From Easter Egg hunts to eggtastic sporting activities, crafts to cooking, there's loads going on across Buckinghamshire to keep the family entertained this Easter. We have hundreds of different activities, camps and days out and free low cost things to do.

County Hall Walton Street Aylesbury

Easter Activity Day with Bright Sparks Science at Abingdon
Wednesday 19 April

Bright Sparks Events science holiday activities are designed to entertain primary school aged children during the school holidays. We provide a safe environment for children to come along and experiment for themselves, take part in our science challenges and investigate how things work.

Join us for a day, jam packed full of science tricks, messy experiments, fun games and science crafts. We will be running a whole day of science activities in various venues during the Easter half term: £28 per child (aged 5-11 years).

Rush Common School, Hendred Way, Abingdon