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What’s On For Kids: Easter Holidays in Oxfordshire 2024

29 March - 14 April

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Find out what’s on for kids, the best Easter holiday activities, Easter trails and places to explore for fun family day out in Oxfordshire 2024.

I love the Easter school holidays with the arrival of spring and the chance to get back outdoors for some family fun or bluebell walk.  Here’s the bumper Red Kite Days guide to all the best family friendly Easter holiday activities to keep the kids busy and there’s one for Berkshire and Buckinghamshire too. Or stay at home and try out these Easter crafts and recipes and if you’re working then check out the Easter holiday clubs in Oxfordshire.


Adpot a dragon this Easter at Oxford Castle & Prison. This activity is perfect for children who love to be creative with arts and crafts – and who love dragons too.

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Decorate your dragon egg, construct your own nest, then adopt your very own dragon to take home with you. Running 30th March to 7th April, don’t forget to book your tickets online in advance for crafty fun at Oxford Castle & Prison.

Easter Holiday Activities in Oxfordshire 2024

Easter Egg Hunts & Trails in Oxfordshire

Egg Hunt in the Stables at Cogges (Witney) 29th March – 14th April

Spot the knitted bunnies in the decorated manor house at Cogges this Easter and have fun on an Easter egg hunt in the stables.

  • The Old Shed Easter Trail at Banbury Hill Farm (near Charlbury) 25th March – 14th April

Easter trail at Stonor Park Tumblestone Hollow (Stonor, near Henley) 29th March – 14th April

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Tumblestone Hollow’s popular Easter Trail returns to the magical woodland play area at Stonor Park near Henley-on-Thames this Easter, alongside a new nature walk to help young adventurers make plenty of ‘hoppy’ memories during the school holiday.

Full of Easter riddles that must be solved in order to protect The Dark Stone from The Moon Witch. Starting at Tumblestone Hollow adventure play area and weaving through Stonor’s formal gardens and woodland, crack the password to receive a chocolate Easter treat at the end.

  • Spring Surprises family trail at the Museum of Oxford (Oxford) until 31st March
  • Easter bunny trail at Fairytale Farm (near Chipping Norton) 29th April – 14th April
  • Easter egg hunt at Basildon Park (lower Basildon, near Reading) 23rd March – 14th April
  • Easter fun Roves Farm (Sevenhampton) 29th March – 1st April
  • Easter egg hunt at Blenheim Palace (Woodstock) 29th March – 1st April
  • Easter Adventures at the White Horse Hill (Uffington, near Faringdon) 29th March – 1st April
  • The Covered Market Easter egg hunt (Oxford) 30th March
  • The Drayton Village Scarecrow Trail (Drayton) 1st – 12th April

Indoor Events

Tuff Nutterz giant inflatable course at Bicester Heritage (Bicester) 29th March – 7th April

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Tuff Nutterz, the UK’s largest bouncy obstacle course, a 300m inflatable maze, lands at Bicester Heritage for the Easter holidays. this supersized inflatable maze is packed with 30 fun and challenging obstacles to complete, including huge slides, climbing walls, hanging rails, balance balls and more!

Children’s Crafts at Cogges (Witney) 23rd March – 14th April

From baking on the range to cress bunnies, Easter suncatchers and more there are different craft activities running over the Easter holidays at Cogges. Check what’s on when.

  • Craft workshops at Banbury Museum (Banbury) 29th March – 12th April

Science Oxford Sensory Friendly Family Open Day for families with autism or additional needs (Headington, Oxford) 30th March

Visit the Science Oxford Centre for a Sensory-friendly day with a reduced visitor capacity, to better accommodate and support families who experience autism and/or have other additional needs.

Ride On Time play session (Witney) 5th April

A play session full of amazing ride on toys! If you have a toddler who LOVES things with wheels this is the perfect place to be!

Master Builders Club Easter brick building workshop (Henley) 5th April

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Suitable for children aged 5+ who love LEGO. Just bring your imagination to a Master Builders Club holiday workshop.  This Easter they have a Wonka and Chocolate Factory theme.

Science Oxford Easter holiday fun (Oxford)

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Science Oxford family days are always a winner with my kids for a unique experience. Explore, discover and play in the hands on science Exploration Zone, pick up an activity sheet and follow the woodland nature trails.  (Headington, Oxford) 6th & 13th April (every Saturday)

Egg Drop Challenge STEM workshop Science Oxford Science Club for 5-9 year olds (Oxford) 6th April

Fledgling engineers build towers to support rubber eggs, then design an ‘egg-protection device’ for the drop made from balloons, plastic-bag-parachutes or crack-proof vests!

Outdoor Easter Adventure

Spring on the Farm at Hogshaw Farm 29th March – 14th April

There’s always lots of fun on the farm to be had at Hogshaw Farm & Wildlife Park.  Over the Easter holidays enjoy bottle feeding lambs, poultry egg hatching, new rabbits & spring planting fun.  The Easter Bunny will also be making an appearance for the Easter bank holiday weekend 29th March to 1st April

Easter family activities at Cogges (Witney) 29th March – 14th April

Lots of family fun at Cogges, open every day over the spring holidays with children’s crafty activities, Egg hunt, storytelling, baking on the range. Say hello to the animals – goats, ponies, sheep, chickens, ducks and turkeys, rabbits and guinea pigs – and Easter chicks!

Easter fun times at Fairytale Farm (near Chipping Norton)

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Fairytale Farm have an egg-citing Easter adventure from 29th March to 14th April!  Hunt for eggs, get crafty, play games, experience the magical new Fairy Dell area and meet adorable animals. Meet the Easter Bunny over the Easter Weekend (29th March to 1st April). Plus, don’t miss Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Monday Magic.

Easter weekend at Blenheim Palace (Woodstock) 29th March – 1st April

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Hop along to the Walled Garden to enjoy a whole host of egg-citing activities including circus skills, balloon modelling, bubble performances and a travelling vintage variety show, not to mention appearances from none other than the Easter Bunny throughout the weekend too.

  • Easter trail at Stonor Park Tumblestone Hollow (Stonor, near Henley) 29th March – 14th April
  • Meet the Easter Bunny at Beale Park 29th March – 1st April
  • Roves Farm (Sevenhampton) 29th March – 14th April details tbc
  • Farmer Carters at Millets Farm (near Abingdon) 1st – 14th April

Easter Activity Days at Hedgehog Club Easter family session (near Witney) 3rd – 5th April

Spend the day in the woods building dens, swinging in hammocks, whittling, making fires, cooking on the fire, crafting and much, much more.

Family Theatre, Live Music and Puppets

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Kenton Theatre in Henley have the most amazing line up of family friendly shows over the Easter holidays.  From massive magic to spectacular science and circus adventures to smash hit music and giant puppets.

Wizard of Oz at Kenton Theatre (Henley) 27th – 30th March

Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film.

Morgan & West Massive Magic Show at Kenton Theatre (Henley) 2nd April

Roll up, roll up! Morgan & West are back with a Massive Magic Show For Kids (and their childish grown-ups)! Expect gawps, gasps and guffaws in this relentlessly funny and fantastical magic filled extravaganza, guaranteed to delight those aged five and 105, and indeed everyone in between!

Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science at Kenton Theatre (Henley) 3rd April

You think science is boring, think again; this is science like you have never seen it before. Designed for children and adults alike, Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science explores the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex-generating dustbins and even howling jelly babies! Awarded ‘Best Kid’s Show at Edinburgh Fringe’ by The Derek Awards, this interactive show promises to entertain and educate in the most spectacular way!

Dreamcoat Starts at Kenton Theatre (Henley) 4th April

Experience the UK’s biggest and best night of musical smash-hits! A concert like no other, with everyone’s favourite West End and Broadway classics, including Les Misérables, We Will Rock You, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera and the toe-tapping Jersey Boys.

Cartoon Circus Live at Kenton Theatre (Henley) 5th April

All the fun of the circus comes to The Kenton this Easter holidays when the laughter-packed stage show Cartoon Circus Live combines the comedy of pantomime with the thrill of the circus.

  • In The Dead of Night children’s theatre at the Oxford Playhouse (Oxford) 6th April

Museum of Marvellous Things at Kenton Theatre (Henley) 6th April

With giant puppets, magical effects, interactive storytelling, LIVE original music and a chance to make your own special puppet, this is a fun-filled family show.

Goldilocks at Kenton Theatre (Henley) 8th April

Join Goldilocks, the girl with the lovely locks and her jar of magical honey, as she befriends a family of bears and teaches everyone the value of sharing. But watch out for Selfish Sid who, on hearing that the honey is magical, hatches a nasty plan to steal it from Goldilocks.

Harry Styles Tribute at Kenton Theatre (Henley) 12th April

With stunning vocals and captivating stage presence, The Harry Styles Tribute show brings to life the award-winning music that has seen its Golden singer shoot to stardom.


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