June. Summer festivals, outdoor entertainment, theatrical delights, sporting spectacles, Royal events, and more, June is one of the most lively and exciting months to be in Oxfordshire. And here’s your guide to what to make time for.
Need some inspiration for what to do with yourself this early May bank holiday weekend? Fill your diary with these seven or so brilliant things to do in and around Oxford – you know, things that are really worth making time for.
Local care home celebrates 75 years with a sponsored walk Rush Court, in Wallingford, is part of the Elizabeth Finn Homes group, which marks 75 years this summer since its inception in the late 1940s. To mark this important occasion, Rush Court held a sponsored 75-mile walk throughout May, where residents, staff and family members have been walking laps around the grounds and gardens. At 3.00pm on 31 May, the home’s staff and some of the residents participated together in the last lap of the 75 miles led by Helen Vincent in her wheelchair. Helen, the eldest Rush Court resident, celebrated her 107th birthday on Sunday, 28 May. Local care home celebrates 75 years with a sponsored walk In attendance to support the final walk was Mayor Dan Beauchamp, who also helped to plant a tree in commemoration of the 75 years. Further celebrations will be held in July with a summer fete when the home and gardens will be open to family, friends and the local community. Rush Court is an elegant, Queen Anne-style house with extensive grounds in the Oxfordshire countryside, offering nursing and personal care on a long or short-term basis. It provides a home-from-home for 47
Visiting a garden centre is a bit of a guilty pleasure for most of us. It’s become less about shopping for plants and gardening items and more about browsing for ideas, grabbing a coffee in the cafe, and even visiting the play area with the kids.