What’s On In Oxfordshire February Half Term 2020

Lois bent donw next to a crocodile in its water enclosure

Can you believe February half term is upon us already?! There are lots of activities taking place across Oxfordshire. I’ll keep adding more to the list as I find them!

Saturday 15th February

  • Harry Potter Tri Wizard Games at Didcot Library 2-3pm. Puzzles, crafts and quiz aimed at 7-11 year olds. FREE but booking essential. 
  • Creative writing workshop at Wantage Library 9:30-10:30am for 8-13 year olds. FREE 

Sunday 16th February

Monday 17th February

  • Xplorer event at Wantage Memorial Park 10-12pm.  Collect your map and explore the park to find all the markers. FREE (Donations welcome). Find out more about Xplorer events here: https://mumsfamilyfun.com/blog/xplorer-family-orienteering-events/
  • Young Explorers: Iron Age at Earth Trust 1:30-3:30pm. £5 per child, accompanying parents free. Take part in various activities including iron age cooking! Booking essential. 
  • Stay, play and learn at Wantage Library 10-11:30am. Play with sensory toys and books, ideal for babies and toddlers. FREE drop in. 

Tuesday 18th February

Wednesday 19th February

  • Fantastic fossils at Didcot Library 2-4pm. Make dinosaur masks and pictures, handle fossils and bring your own fossils to be identified. £2 lucky dip to take home your very own 60-300 million year old fossil! FREE drop in. 
  • Rhyme time at Wantage Library 9:30-10am or 10:30-11am.  Singing, nursery rhymes and musical instruments. FREE drop in for under 5s. 
  • Plastic Free Treasure Hunt 10am-1pm. Find all the hidden plastic free messages around Didcot Town then return to King Alfred Drive Community Centre to exchange your answers for biscuits and drinks. 

Thursday 20th February

  • Wildlife In Winter craft activities at Abingdon County Hall Museum 10:30am-3pm.  Design your own winter wonderland picture and frame or have a go at sculpting a penguin out of clay. FREE admission (Donations welcome). 
  • Creative writing workshop at Didcot Library 2-4pm for 7-12 year olds with local author Sue Palmer. FREE but booking essential. 

Friday 21st February

  • Young Explorers: Ruthless Romans at Earth Trust 1:30-3:30pm. Join in fun activities including Roman cooking and crafts. £5 per child, accompanying adults free. 
  • Polish language story time at Wantage Library 10:30-11:30am. FREE but you need to book as spaces limited. 
  • Stay, play and learn at Didcot Library 9:30-11am. Play with sensory toys and books, ideal for babies and toddlers. FREE drop in. 

Saturday 22nd February

  • Creative writing workshop at Wantage Library 9:30-10:30am for 8-13 year olds. FREE 

Sunday 23rd February

  • Trainmaster trains play session at Harwell Village Hall 10:30-11:30am. Masses of train track, role play, ride ons, fancy dress, etc. Book in advance. 


  • Stanford In The Vale – The Hidden Past Revealed exhibition at Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage. The key findings and objects will be on display from fascinating excavations in the village.  Saturday 25th January – Wednesday 25th March 2020.  Entry is free but donations are welcome.
  • Alphabet I Spy at Waterperry Gardens 10am-5pm Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd February. £2.50 per child, normal garden entry for adults. Find all the letters of the alphabet and win a treat. 
  • Magic Peter at Sprouts Play barn Monday 17th – Friday 21st February 10:30am-4pm. Book in advance online. 
  • Mr Hemmings hat and other curiosities at Abingdon County Hall museum. Celebrating 100 years of the museum’s collections. Saturday 11th January – Saturday 29th February 2020.
  • Narnia Exhibition at Dorchester Abbey.  Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sundays 2-4pm from 11th January until 8th March, plus 17th -21st February (half term week) 10am-4pm.  £5 per family (2 adults and up to 4 children) or £2 per individual.  Childrens’s craft workshops will be running on the Saturdays 1:30-3:30pm £2 per person
  • Humour In Times Of Conflict exhibition at the Soldiers Of Oxfordshire Museum. A look at how fun and humour kept soldiers and the people going during the war. 7th November 2019 – 15th March 2020.

Don’t forget if you’re looking for places to visit we have loads of great reviews for attractions across the South East https://mumsfamilyfun.com/daysout/

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