What’s on in Oxfordshire this Spring?
The sun is staying out for longer and the morning commute is a little less frosty. This can mean only one thing – the 2018 season is almost upon us! While we’re getting everything ready for friends old and new, we’ve been getting in the springtime spirit by looking forward to the upcoming events calendar. Here are just a few of our favourites!
Easter at Blenheim Palace – 30th March – 2nd April
Blenheim Palace is pulling out all of the stops this Easter, with a wide range of events on offer, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy. The Blenheim Pleasure Gardens will be transformed into an Easter wonderland for the weekend with a range of activities, market stalls and shows on offer as part of the Blenheim vintage funfair.
For those on the hunt for some traditional Easter fun, why not try the Giant Easter Egg Challenge. There are lots of eggs hidden around the gardens as well as the extra special golden egg for eager explorers to search for. Find them all to receive a special treat as well as a chance to win a giant Easter bunny!
Hammer & Tongue – 10th April
Hammer & Tongue is the UK’s premier spoken word night. Taking place on the second Tuesday of every month at The Old Fire Station in Oxford, Hammer & Tongue has been described by the Guardian as having “reinvented the poetry medium for the hip-hop generation.” Past performers include acclaimed artists such as Simon Munnery, John Hegley, Elvis McGonagall, Luke Wright, and Kate Tempest.
Spring Jousting Tournament – 5th – 7th May
Take a step into the past with Blenheim Palace’s Spring Jousting Tournament. The weekend is packed with a variety of events including falconry displays, archery, puppet shows and even more entertainment from the age of heraldry. Featuring ‘The Knights of Royal England’, the tournament will include traditional charging tilts and on-foot displays with mace and quarterstaffs. So enjoy a burger, a glass of champagne and some traditional jousting against the background of one of the UK’s most historic stately homes.
Common People Festival – 26th – 27th May
Common People is a May bank holiday blowout. This eclectic music festival takes place in Oxford’s South Park – one of the most beautiful parks in the UK. Organised by the minds behind Bestival, Common People features a wide range of artists from a variety of musical eras. From the return of the legendary Jackson 5 (as the Jacksons) and disco favourites Boney M, to a DJ set from the one and only Craig Charles – there’s so much music to experience. There’s plenty for the kids to do too, including the Disco Shed, the World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle, play areas and a whole host of other kid-friendly activities. Common People Festival is a bank holiday event for the whole family.
We can’t wait to see you in the coming months. If you’re looking to experience any of the above, why not book a stay at Hardwick Parks? Our location in Witney makes us a great choice for those looking for an Oxfordshire adventure! For more information, or to book, visit the Hardwick Parks website.
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