School Holidays Oxford

Easter Holiday

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Easter Holiday

Monday 8th April-Monday 22nd April 2019 (returning to school on Tuesday 23rd)

Good Friday – 19th April 2019
Easter Sunday – 21st April 2019
Easter Monday – 22nd April 2019

I’m working on this page and will be adding more and more events in the run up to Easter! Please email to include an event. Thanks!

For Days Out ideas go here.

For local lambing events here.

Happy Easter!

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Cogges Farm Easter Holiday

Saturday 6th-Monday 22nd April 2019

Giant Easter nests have taken over Cogges.  Visitors to the farm over the Easter holidays will discover a trail of climb-in, get-involved, & clamber-on nests made with natural materials that you might find in the surrounding fields and forest. Imagine yourselves as woodland creatures, get dressed-up and hunt for eggs in the Easter play barn, ride mini tractors and run free through the beautiful landscape of Cogges looking for signs of spring.

At weekends, you’ll be able to join in with meet-the-animal sessions at 11am and 2pm, as well as try tasty treats in the manor house kitchen. The Easter trail is £3 and redeemable in the gift shop.

On Tuesday 9th April and 16th April Cogges’ Woodland Club will be busy under the trees crafting and cooking over a campfire (just drop-in).

There will also be a programme of shows and performances throughout the holidays, including ‘egg-drop challenge’ workshops from Science Oxford on Wednesday 10th April, Treasure Island family theatre on Thursday 11th April, and Nick Cope on Good Friday 19th April. Please note that these events require booking in advance for an additional cost.

Only one question remains, who could possibly lay giant nests with enormous eggs? It can only be a gigantic Easter bunny!

Day tickets:
Adult £6.50
Child £4.50 (3-16, under 3s FREE)
Family £19.50

Annual Season Tickets – visit as many times as you wish within 12 months:
Adult £22.00
Child £17.00
Family £64.00


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Millets Farm Easter Holiday

Farmer Carter’s Courtyard

Saturday 6th-Saturday 20th April 2019, 10.00-4.30 (last entry 3pm)

Our Easter half term event will be located at Millets Maze Courtyard…all the puzzling fun without the maize!

Spring into game mode and help Farmer Carter with our great quiz trails and activities within the fort maze, courtyards and woodlands!

Then enjoy the pedal tractors, sand pits, trampolines, garden games plus a tractor trailer ride and much more!

Child – £6
Adult – £4
Toddlers (aged 2) – £2

No booking required. For more info go here.


Egg decorating at Frosts Garden Centre

Monday 8th – Thursday 18th April 2019

Meet the Easter bunny, decorate an Easter egg and go on a bunny hunt around the Garden Centre. £5.99 per child. Book in advance. Activity lasts approx. 25 minutes.

For more info or to book, go here.

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North Wall Arts Centre Easter Holiday

Snow White Rose Red Brown Bear

17th April 2019 – shows at 11am and 2pm

Snow White and Rose Red have lived in the forest since they were Babes in the Wood. Brought up by their hardworking Mother to be kind, caring and forest fluent… if sometimes a little over enthusiastic in their deeds!
When their quiet life is interrupted by a friendly bear a new chapter begins. But why has the bear chosen them as playfellows? Why is there sadness in his eyes? And who on earth is that rude little man with a ridiculously long beard that they keep bumping in to?

All questions will be untangled in this new show from the Woods of Widdershins, using puppets, storytelling, original music and a fantastical fairytale forest.

For ages 4+

Running time: 50 minutes

Full Price: £8
Concessions: £6
Children under 2 go free


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Oxford Playhouse Easter Holiday

In the Willows

An explosive new British musical, with soaring vocals and spectacular street dance, starring Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe, deaf street dancer Chris Fonseca (The Greatest Dancer), Seann Miley Moore (X Factor) and Matt Knight (Let It Shine).

Mole’s first day in ‘The Willows’. Her classmates look a bit scary. Surely Mr Badger will look out for her, as streetwise Rattie, rich kid Toad and cheeky Otter teach her the ways of The Riverbank.

All performances of In The Willows will be performed in British Sign Language.

Duration: 2 hours 5mins with interval

Age guideline 8+

Tickets:  £22.00/£18.00/£14.00/£10.00. For more information go here.


Dinosaur World Live

Friday 12th-Saturday 13th April 2019

Back by popular demand, dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs.

A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend.

Duration: 1 hour with no interval

Age guideline 3+

Tickets £10/£14. For more information, go here.

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Ashmolean Easter Holiday

Japanese Spring

Weds 10th, Thurs 11th, Weds 17th, Thurs 18th April 2019, 1-4pm

Celebrate the beauty of Japanese Spring with cherry blossom-inspired crafts and springtime stories.


Blenheim Palace Easter Holiday

Friday 19th-Monday 22nd April 2019

Our Pleasure Gardens will transform into an Easter wonderland with lots of interactive experiences, family-friendly activities, Easter trails and shows to enjoy. Find a traditional fairground, Dressing Up Tent, Princess Meet & Greet plus Conk the Clown, Punch and Judy and Carnival Birds walkabout. Circus skills workshops, face painting, Easter Bunny Walkabout, fairy stilt walkers, archery, bouncy castle and bungee trampolining!

Free with annual pass

Blenheim Palace

BT Studio Easter Holiday


Weds 17th-Sat 20th April 2019

Paloma has always mucked about with Pijon. Life is fun and funny and a little bit loopy. Until all of a sudden, Paloma comes face to face with a blinding light named Big Luce. Performed in both English and Spanish, with original songs, this mischievous show asks what it takes to stand proud and be true to ourselves.

Age guideline: 5+

Tickets £9

Cotswold Farm Park Easter Holiday

Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday 6th – Sunday 28th April 2019

Egg hunt around the Park with a prize for every child. There will also be craft activities and a puppet show, and the usual Farm Park fun – stroking bunnies and holding chicks, bottle feeding lambs and feeding those greedy goats! We’ll still be lambing too with new arrivals due every day of the holidays. All activities are included in admission.

Cotswold Farm Park

Cotswold Wildlife Park Easter Holiday

CotsWild Explorers

1st-30th April 2019

The Park’s new ‘CotsWild Explorer’ activity trail launches in April (1st -30th) 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 with 10% going to Penguin conservation. Normal gate entry price applies.

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Fairytale Farm Easter Holiday

6th April to 22nd April 2019

See our new interactive Easter display, Mother Goose’s Garden Party. Pet our adorable rabbits and guinea pigs. There will be egg-shaped cookies to decorate, colouring and craft corner.

For the Easter Weekend itself (19th-22nd April 2019), visitors can explore our Giant Rabbit Burrow and meet the Easter Bunny. We also have a Golden Egg Hunt.

With the exception of meeting the Easter Bunny (£3.75), all activities are free with admission.

Fairytale Farm

Green Dragon Eco Farm Easter Holiday

Spring Babies

Saturday 6th-Monday 22nd April 2019

There will be a full programme of animal encounters with lots of new babies to get close to including plenty of newborn lambs to bottle feed. We will also be running arts and craft activities, competitions and a quiz trail.

Green Dragon Eco Farm

GWSR Easter Railway

22nd April 2019 (Easter Monday)

We are running the Easter Eggspress. An eggciting combination of steam trains, the Easter Bunny and a host of activities bringing Easter fun for all the family. Make your own Easter bonnet and wear it on your visit.

Gloucester Warwickshire Steam Railway

Harcourt Arboretum Easter Holiday

Family Craft

Tuesday 9th April 2019, 1-4pm

Enjoy spring-themed craft activity in the beautiful setting of Harcourt Arboretum. Suitable for all ages. Donation of £2 per child.

Harcourt Arboretum

Natural History Museum Easter Holiday

Eggstraordinary Easter Eggventure
Saturday 6th-Monday 22nd April 2019, 10am-5pm
Eggsplore the Museums with an eggciting egg-hunters trail!

Science Superstars
Monday 8th April 2019, 1-4pm
Celebrate women scientists and find out what they discovered from fossils to comets. Meet author Julia Goulding and listen to readings from her Curious Science Quest book series. Drop-in.

Monday 15th-Wednesday 17th April 2019, 1-4pm
Nature is full of disgustingly wonderful creatures who are slimy, stinky and even bloodsucking! Find out all about them at this gruesome event. Crafts, games and specimen handling. Warning, contains dinosaur poop! Drop-in.

Natural History Museum

Oxford Bus Museum Easter Holiday

Sunday 7th April 2019
Free vintage bus rides 11.30am & 2.30p

Easter Sunday 21st April 2019
Easter chick hunt
Free vintage bus rides: 11.30am & 2.30pm

Easter Monday 22nd April 2019
Free vintage bus rides: 11.30am & 2.30pm

Oxford Bus Muesum

Pitt Rivers Easter Holiday

Taste, Think, Wonder: How do People Celebrate Spring?

Monday 8th-Friday 12th April 2019, 1-4pm

What do you do to celebrate Spring? Handle objects that are important in celebrating Spring across the world.
Free drop-in event suitable for ages 6+.

Pitt Rivers Museum

Roves Farm Easter Holiday

Easter Trail 2019

Saturday 6th-Monday 22nd April 2019

Follow our special Easter Trail to meet the Easter Bunny. Explore the woodland and animal paddocks as you move along the trail to find your prize! The Spring lambs will be playing in the fields and there will be plenty of baby animals. Tractor rides, egg collecting, animal racing and more!

Roves Farm

Science Oxford Easter Holiday

Egg Drop Challenge at Cogges (age 6+)
Wednesday 10th April 2019 – 10, 12 & 2pm
Fledgling engineers will work out how to cushion an egg’s fall. Included in price of farm entry (£2 booking fee)

Marble Mazes at the Museum of Oxford (age 6+)
Monday 15th April 2019 – 11, 12, 1 &3
Our budding engineers will harness the forces of friction and gravity to design their own marble maze. £7 per child.

Colour with Nature (ages 5-9)
Wednesday 17th April 2019 – 19am & 1pm
Join us at the Botanic Gardens for a rainbow-inspired workshop about the colours of nature. £10 per child.

01865 810000

Waddesdon Manor Easter Holiday

Spring Trails
Saturday 6th-Thursday 18th April 2019
With two routes to choose from, you’ll search for answers together as you explore Nature Tamed and Wild Nature. Can you solve the puzzle and collect a prize? £3 per trail. Pay on the day.

Easter Egg Hunt
Friday 19th-Monday 22nd April 2019
Join us for a fun-filled egg hunt around the grounds. £3 per child. Pay on the day.

Waddesdon Manor


Waterperry Gardens Easter Holiday

Big Easter Bunny Hunt

Monday 1st-Wednesday 24th April 2019

Join the Big Easter Bunny Hunt around the ornamental gardens. Find them all and claim a special Easter prize. £2.50 per child – children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies.

Waterperry Gardens

Yarnton Home & Garden Easter Holiday

Eggciting Easter Holiday 2019

Monday 8th & 15th April: Cake Decorating, £2pp.
Tuesday 9th & 16th April: Storyteller, FREE
Thursday 11th & 18th April: Potting Up, £3.50pp
Friday 12th & 19th April: Korry’s Easter Crafts, £2pp.

We will also be running a free in-store treasure hunt.

Places are limited and we highly recommend booking your preferred time slots so you don’t miss out.

Yarnton Home and Garden, Sandy Lane, Yarnton, OX5 1PA