What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this Easter
Hello and welcome to the invaluable guide on what’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this Easter.
The first bank holiday of the year (it’s a double!) usually means parties, long brunches, vast lunches and opportunities to soak up spring – a chance to celebrate renewal and hope.
One of the best ways to celebrate Easter in Oxford and across Oxfordshire is to spend time discovering the beautiful countryside and the great outdoors. And one of our favourite outdoor pastimes is the Easter trail and egg hunt.
When you’re not hunting for Easter eggs, head over to see some of the county’s finest themed attractions. And whether you go to church or find religion in the city’s best places to dine outdoors, don your Sunday best, kick up your heels and enjoy some of the county’s finest seasonal dishes.
In case the weather is lousy, there are plenty of indoor Easter events (and indoor egg hunts) too. From exhibitions and experience days to concerts and live performances.
This is a curated list of events, days out, things to do and places to visit in Oxford and across Oxfordshire, as well as unmissable events within two hours drive of the city that would make for a great day out.
We’ll be updating this page as more Easter events are announced, so be sure to bookmark this page and visit regularly. And if there’s an event that should be on the list, then do get in touch with us using the contact form.
PS: We’ve a handy guide to help you put together the ultimate Easter egg hunt.
Join the Big Easter Bunny Hunt around the ornamental gardens at Waterperry. Find them all and claim a special Easter prize. Children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies. Gardens are open daily from 10.00am till 5.30pm.
Discover more: Kids & Family-friendly events
The annual Stonor Easter Trail will run every day between the 09 to 24 of April. Follow the trail around Tumblestone Hollow and the Gardens at Stonor, exploring and playing as you go along. Solve the puzzle and bring it back the to Visitor Centre to receive a treat.
Discover more: What’s on at Stonor Park
Fairytale Farm’s unique Easter event is back for 2022, and they have loads of new attractions for you to see throughout the Easter holidays – including a beautiful new interactive Easter display, Easter-themed crafts and garden games and an Easter egg bingo.
Discover more: Themed Attractions
Visit Blenheim Palace for a fun-packed Easter. Take part in the Easter Egg hunt and win a Hotel Chocolat Treat. They also have a whole host of fun activities for the kids, including circus skills, balloon modelling, bubble performances, Punch and Judy, bungee trampolines and special appearances from the Easter Bunny, throughout the weekend.
Discover more: What’s on at Blenheim Palace
Hop on board the miniature railway built and developed by the voluntary efforts of the members of the City of Oxford Society of Model Engineers (COSME) at the Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway situated in Cutteslowe Park in the north of Oxford.
From the tiniest of seeds to the biggest of changes – Oxford Playhouse Artist on Attachment Daniel Naddafy (Glisten) brings John Light’s magical children’s story to life in this enchanting and heart-warming production for young audiences (age 3 to 7).
Discover more: Plays & Drama
This most popular of operas is a heady mixture of true love, torture and treachery, with two of the best roles for tenor and soprano, plus a truly blood-curdling villain. It’s sure to delight with its tender, moving arias Vissi d’arte and E Lucevan le Stelle.
Discover more: Classical Music, Opera & Ballet
This dazzling production with orchestra features Bizet’s unforgettable melodies, including The Toreador’s Song, Carmen’s enticing Habanera, and Don José’s lyrical Flower Song in a setting evoking the stunning architecture of Seville and its main square with Roman and Moorish influences.
Discover more: What’s On at New Theatre Oxford
Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) is one of the most celebrated artists of 19th-century France. This major exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum draws on works from the Ashmolean’s collections as well as international loans and spans Pissarro’s entire career.
Discover more: Exhibitions & Displays
This exhibition explores the work of distinguished printmaker Naoko Matsubara (b. 1937), who donated 100 works to the Ashmolean in 2019. The human hand, one of the most challenging subjects for any artist, is a theme that Naoko has explored since the birth of her son in 1973.
In 2019 Ali Kazim, one of the most exciting contemporary artists working in Pakistan today, became the first South Asian artist-in-residence at the Ashmolean Museum. This exhibition is informed by the time spent in the Ashmolean.
Discover more: What’s on at the Ashmolean Museum
The folktales of the Nordic lands, the spell of the ancient Greeks, the charms of Imperial Japan, and the allure of the classical goddesses…Myth offers a new visual perspective on these perennial tales, by four artists who met by chance.
Run by the Thames Valley Farmers’ Market Co-operative, Abingdon Farmers’ Market showcases lots of local producers who would love to tell you about their products. Sample and savour the fresh produce of the local district and meet local farmers, growers and producers.
Chipping Norton Farmers’ Market offers a wide range of fresh local produce available in this beautiful Cotswold town. Take a visit to this popular Oxfordshire market for your fresh, local, seasonal produce.
Visit Woodstock Farmers’ Market for a wide range of fresh local produce. Stay and discover all that the town has to offer, with many of the independent shops promoting offers with their newly arrived spring stock and personal service.
The East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market is a small, friendly local market with plenty of fresh food, delicious sweet and savoury takeaways, dried foods, and a plant-based café. The market also features several non-food stalls.
The South Oxford Farmers and Community Market is a weekly market selling local, seasonal food and non-food goods, where ‘Local’ means produced within a 30-mile radius of Oxford. The market is held in the courtyard of the South Oxford Community Centre on Lake Street.
Summertown Farmers Market is a community market that aims to bring new generation farmers market to the high street. The market hosts a wide range of fresh local and organic producers and street food vendors and a few non-food treats traders.