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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BT Studio Easter Holiday


Weds 17th-Sat 20th April 2019

Paloma has always mucked about with Pijon. They love it. They run wild. They dress up. Like tigers, flamenco dancers, queens, kings, rabbits and Lady Gaga. Everything. 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. Paloma doesn’t understand what she’s done wrong but Big Luce just won’t leave her be. Paloma and Pijon are catapulted into a strange new world where they begin their surreal adventure, determined to find out what Big Luce is all about.

Created by award-winning theatre maker Caroline Horton and an international ensemble, Muckers is a funny, magical, physical production for ages 5+.

Performed in both English and Spanish, with original songs, this mischievous show asks what it takes to stand proud and be true to ourselves, and how we empower the next generation to do the same.

Age guideline: 5+

Tickets £9

For more info and to book, go here.

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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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Nippers & Slippers Easter Party

Our intergenerational playgroup returns for a one off Easter party! Come along for lots of feel good community chocolatey fun! There will be an Easter egg trail and an Easter bonnet contest for young and old to go head to head in!

Please bring your Easter bonnet with you – and there will be an opportunity to put some finishing touches to it at the party!

This is a ticketed/book in advance event so we can make sure there are enough Easter goodies! Adults and babies DO NOT NEED TICKETS! Tickets ARE needed for children 18 months+. (If your child is younger and you’d like them to take part in the trail, please get them a ticket.)

Tickets are FREE (with a £1 suggested donation at the event). To book go to Eventbrite HERE.

FREE tea, coffee and snacks!Parking on the road near the home. For any queries please email

**If you or your little ones have something contagious, please come next time instead to avoid risking passing it onto the residents – sorry and thank you!**

The normal playgroup runs monthly throughout the year on a FRIDAY 10.30-12. 2019 dates are: 10th May, 7th June, 5th July, 2nd August, 6th September, 4th October, 1st November, 6th December. These sessions are no booking/just drop-in – £1 suggested donation. For more info about these sessions go here.

The Isis Care Home, Cornwallis Road, near Florence Park

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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

Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th April 2019

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.

We also have an interview with the star of the show 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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The Story Frog



The Story Frog is a fun-filled toddler and preschool class in Oxford, introducing children to phonics through stories, songs and play. All of the activities are designed to help the children develop the skills they need for reading and writing and most importantly of all, have fun!

Our sessions are all based on beautiful children’s stories and include activities linked to the interests of our children including: messy play, cooking, painting and drawing, cutting and sticking, joining skills, junk modelling, sand and water and sensory exploration.

  • Every Wednesday in term time
  • 10:30-11:30 (snacks and chat from 10:30, class starts at 10:45)
  • St Alban’s Hall, Charles Street, Oxford, OX4 3AU
  • £7 per child (discount for siblings and term bookings)
  • Booking advised but drop-in usually ok



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!

Forest school Wednesdays 10.30-3

Free with annual pass

Blenheim Palace

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

Cutteslowe Miniature Railway Easter Holidays

The miniature railway in Cutteslowe Park will be open for rides over the Easter weekend on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April between 13-30hrs and 17-00hrs.

Fare is £1-25 per ride or £10-00 for 10 rides with a family saver ticket. Children 2 and under travel free with a fare paying adult.

In case of inclement weather to check if we are still running you can call us on the day on 07503 314 131.

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.

Dinosaur Weekend

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st April 2019

In the Dragon field you will see giant dinosaurs, meet the Jurassic Rangers, dig for fossils, and so much more!

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

History of Science Museum Easter Holiday

Easter discoveries
Saturday 6th – Sunday 21st April 2019, 12–5pm
Challenge yourself to the Easter trail.
Self-led, ages 7+

Fabulous fundials
Wednesday 17th April 2019, 2–4pm
Design and make your own decorative Easter sundial.
Drop-in, ages 5–11

History of Science Museum

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

Oxford Castle & Prison Easter Holiday

8th April–14th April 2019, 12-1pm
£9.50 per child, £16.00 for two, £22.50 for three
A mixture of egg-themed science experiments such as egg dying, creating the best dragon egg and making egg protectors! The event will finish with an Easter egg hunt!

Decorating Egg-stravaganza
15th April–22nd April 2019, 30 minute sessions at 12pm, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm
£7 per child
Ice and decorate your a chocolate Easter egg!

Oxford Castle & Prison

Oxfordshire County Library Easter Holiday

‘Little Creatures’ storytime and crafts


Saturday 6th & Saturday 13th April 2019 2.30-3.30pm

Tuesday 9th & Tuesday 16th April 2019, 10-11am

Easter storytime and crafts

Saturday 20th April 2019, 2.30-3.30pm

Plus all usual sessions continuing as normal – click below for details!

Oxfordshire County Library

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

Playgroups & Classes

The following playgroups and classes carry on as normal over holidays (except bank holidays). Please email if you know of any others – thanks!

Twiglets – Mondays 10.30-12.30, East Oxford

Donnington Doorstep – Mondays and Wednesdays 10.00-2.00, near Donnington Bridge

Little Sharks – Mondays 9.30-11.30, Headington

Rose Hill Children’s Centre Stay & Play – Tuesdays 9.30-11.30

Family Forest School at Blenheim Palace – Wednesdays drop-in 10.30-3.00

Allsorts Playgroup – Thursdays 12.30-2.30, Rose Hill

Energisers – Fridays 10.00-11.00, Brookes

OXSRAD Tots – Fridays 10-12, Marston

Balance Bikers – Saturdays 9.00am, Meadow Lane

Botley Bridges – all sessions continuing as normal

The Maple Tree – all sessions continuing as normal

South Oxford Family Room – all sessions continuing as normal

Oxfordshire County Library – all sessions continuing as normal

Story Museum – all sessions continuing as normal

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

South Oxford Adventure Playground Easter Holiday

Open weekdays 8th-18th April 2019, 10-4

SOAP aims to provide inclusive, exciting and adventurous play for children aged 7 and over. Those under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. The outside space has a wooden fort, tower to climb, zip wire, football pitch, wobbly bridge, tyre and rope swings, slides, den making area, fire pit, and trees to climb.

Entrance is free, activities are free, and we welcome everyone!

Whitehouse Road, Grandpont, OX1 4PA

The Kidlington Centre Easter Holiday

Easter Bunny Hunt

Monday 15th-Saturday 20th April 2019

Hidden in the shops of the Kidlington Centre will be colourful Easter Bunnies. You need to collect a stamp card from one of the participating retailers, find the hidden bunnies, get your card stamped and when you have 10 stamps you can claim an Easter bag of goodies! FREE!

The Oxfordshire Museum Easter Holiday

TOM Tots
Tuesday mornings (10.30-11am) during school holidays.
Under 5s fun
£1 per child / £2.50 per family

Family Craft Sessions
Tuesdays & Thursday afternoons (2-4pm) during school holidays.
Crafty make and take sessions featuring a variety of themes
£2 per child / £5 per family

  • Tuesday 9th April 2019: Dinosaurs at dawn, create a sponge painting collage
  • Thursday 11th April 2019: Flutter by, design a woodland setting with spring butterflies
  • Tuesday 16th April 2019: Pop into spring, make colourful cards with a pop up surprise!
  • Thursday 18th April 2019: Model and decorate colourful dinosaur eggs and make a nest to keep them safe

No booking required, just drop-in and get creative!

The Story Museum Easter Holiday

Hard Hat Tours n Tales
Weds 17th & Thurs 18th April 2019, 10.15-11.15am
Don your hard hats and take a sneak peak at our builders at work. Ages 12+.
FREE but booking essential.

Easter Story Makers
Tuesday 9th-Thursday 11th April 2019, 10-4
A series of creative workshops for ages 8-12.

ABC Stories and Story Bites continuing as normal over the holidays. Click below for info.

The Story Museum

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

Westgate Easter Holiday

The Big Roar Dinosaur Trail

Saturday 6th – Sunday 21st April 2019

Six dinosaurs have been hidden around the shopping centre, each displaying a fact about the prehistoric era. Visitors can pick up a FREE trail map from the Customer Information Desk (Upper Ground Floor) at Westgate, and will receive a prize for returning a completed sheet.

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