Punting traditions in Oxford date back to the 1870s when this mode of transport first moved from a utilitarian way of getting around on the river to a popular leisure activity. Punting is most popular in rival cities Cambridge and Oxford. Interestingly, or maybe obviously, the two cities have developed their own, rather different styles: People from the two cities actually … [Read more...] about Perfect Sunday afternoon: Punting in Oxford
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Imagine a day set in and around a enchanting old manor house, where children literally step inside a story, track down and chase some of their favourite children's book characters, spend a day of family fun with their favourite books coming to life . Well, that's just the idea behind the Oxfordshire Children's Read-a-thon thanks to the inspired Anne Wattam, a teacher and … [Read more...] about Oxfordshire children’s read-a-thon
Summer holidays have started! I don't know about you, but we have so much planned for the coming weeks. One of the first exciting things on our agenda is an Oxfordshire family festival this weekend, the Charlbury Riverside Festival. See if you can spot why I am extra- extra excited about this festival! (clue look at the kid's agenda): Free family-friendly music festival in an … [Read more...] about Family fun at the Charlbury Riverside Festival
We had a girls' night out- just me and Angelina. With Alice's Day coming up The Story Museum has teamed up with Teatro Vivo and have put on a show to take the audience on a trip through Wonderland. Angelina and I had the pleasure to experience this first hand last night for our special girls night out. On arrival we were allocated to our suits- spades in our case- and … [Read more...] about Adventures in Wonderland
I'm so excited about the coming weekend in Oxford I can hardly contain myself! On Saturday, 6th of July, it's Alice's Day. Alice in Wonderland comes alive across different venues in Oxford. A tribute to the Lewis Carroll and his brilliance in the literary nonsense genre, the theme this year for this event is Nonsense. A carte blanche for people to express their … [Read more...] about Oxford, what a weekend to come!