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What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this Easter

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Easter at Waddesdon Manor / What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this Easter / The Oxford Magazine

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.

Family fun

PS: Be sure to check out our full list of Kids / Family-friendly events here.
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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.

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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Easter adventure in nature at Greys Court

08 to 25 April
Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames

Join the Easter adventure in nature at Greys Court. Discover the family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do along the way. Adventure across the parkland at Greys Court in search of fun family activities in nature.

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Easter Trail at Tumblestone Hollow and Stonor Gardens

Easter Trail at Tumblestone Hollow, Stonor Gardens

09 to 24 April
Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames

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.

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Easter 2022 at Fairytale Farm

Easter 2022 at Fairytale Farm

09 to 24 April
Fairytale Farm

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.

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Easter at Waddesdon Manor / What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this Easter / The Oxford Magazine

Easter at Waddesdon Manor

13 to 24 April
Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

The gardens are blooming, and the birds are singing. See spring come to life at Waddesdon with the nature-inspired trail. Follow your map, make your own nature discoveries, have fun and collect your Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg at the end.

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Easter at Blenheim Palace

Easter at Blenheim Palace

15 to 18 April
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

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.

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Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway

Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway

17 April from 1.30pm to 5.00pm
Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park, Oxford

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.

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Theatre

The Flower - A Daniel Naddafy and Oxford Playhouse co-production

The Flower

Until 23 April
Oxford Playhouse

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).

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Legally Blonde The Musical - A Musical Youth Company of Oxford Production

Legally Blonde The Musical

Until 23 April
Oxford Playhouse

This fabulously fun, Olivier award-winning musical at Oxford Playhouse follows the transformation of beautiful, popular, expert shopper Elle Woods as she crosses the country on a mission to win back the man who wanted someone “serious”.

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RENT at Kenton Theatre

RENT at Kenton Theatre

13 to 16 April
Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

This amateur production of Jonathan Larson’s RENT – based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme and set in the East Village of New York City – is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today.

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Ellen Kent’s Tosca at New Theatre Oxford / What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this April

Ellen Kent’s Tosca

15 April
New Theatre Oxford

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.

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Ellen Kent’s Carmen at New Theatre Oxford

Ellen Kent’s Carmen

16 April
New Theatre Oxford

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.

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Now in its 18th successive year, this stunning 100% live show combine’s first-class music together with slick choreography and an amazing band. Truly outstanding, this is the best Motown experience you will ever have seen!

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In Jimmy Carr – Terribly Funny, comedian Jimmy Carr knows that terrible things happen in life – but he believes the best way to cope is to make jokes about those events and not to worry about political correctness. You have been warned.

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Exhibitions

Pissarro - Father of Impressionism at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Pissarro – Father of Impressionism

Until 12 June
Ashmolean Museum

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Markets

Abingdon Farmers' Market

Abingdon Farmers’ Market

15 April from 8.30am to 1.30pm
Market Place, Abingdon-on-Thames

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.

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Chipping Norton Farmers’ Market, Oxfordshire

Chipping Norton Farmers’ Market

16 April from 8.30am to 1.30pm
Market Place, Chipping Norton

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.

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Woodstock Farmers’ Market, Oxfordshire

Woodstock Farmers’ Market

16 April from 8.30am to 1.30pm
Market Place, Woodstock

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.

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East Oxford Farmers' & Community Market

East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market

16 April from 10.00am to 1.00pm
East Oxford Primary School

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.

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South Oxford Farmers and Community Market

South Oxford Farmers and Community Market

17 April from 10.00am to noon
South Oxford Community Centre

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.

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Summertown Artisan Farmers Market

Summertown Farmers Market

17 April from 8.30am to 2.00pm
Summertown Shopping Parade

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.

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