With the school holidays now upon us, here are our top 7 family-friendly places to visit over the Easter break within driving distance of Thame.
1) Thame Country Show
Minimise your driving time, and keep it local at the Thame Country Show. A quintessentially English experience with horses, hounds, racing ferrets and family entertainment. An outing that every Thamensian should do at least once in their lives. Here's some more details at
2) Lambing at Moreton Barn
This Easter Sunday and Monday come along and see some cute baby animals being fed and manhandled by young children. 10-4, free to attend with donations welcome to support the fabulous Helen & Douglas House. Find out more here
3) Waddesdon Manor’s Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Enjoy a peaceful afternoon at Waddesdon Manor where there are activities laid on for the whole family. Follow the clues to find the hidden treasure, help Bunny find his secret stash to earn chocolate rewards. Running from Good Friday to Easter Monday there’s plenty of time to get searching! Further information is available at http://www.waddesdon.org.uk/events/cadbury-easter-...
4) Didcot Railway Centre
Take a ride on the footplate of ‘Tornado’, a Peppercorn A1 class Pacific 60163 locomotive. Or why not join in with their Children’s egg hunt and craft activities. It not just fun and games for the kids however, over the weekend the Real Ale Bar will be open for the ‘more mature’ Egg hunters. Further information at http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk/events/galas...
5) Blenheim Palace Easter Event
Why not take a trip to Blenheim Palace, where you and the family can spend the day enjoying the various activities, such as a ‘Giant Easter Egg Hunt’, Vintage Fun Fair, Punch and Judy shows throughout the day, Face painting and much much more. Also watch out for appearances from the Gruffalo himself, don’t get too close though. For more information visit http://www.blenheimpalace.com/attractions-and-even...
6) Pitt Rivers Easter Holidays: Hidden Treasures
An Eggstraordinary Easter Eggrenture, search high and low across the museum to discover some of the Museum’s hidden treasures. Explore the Museum with an eggciting egg-hunters trail. All these egg puns must mean it’s going to be a cracking day out! Find out more at https://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/family-friendly-events-ac...
7) Silverstone Race Track Easter Sunday Funday
Bring some high octane adventure into your Easter holidays at Silverstone race track, the home of the British Grand Prix and now home to the greatest Easter Fun day on Sunday 27th March 2016. Track shows from the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 display team are amongst some of the main events during the day. Younger kids can also take to two wheels at the ‘Action Wheels’ have a go cycling adventure course. For more information and to see a full list of activities go to
Whatever you get up to this Easter, have fun and remember to pack your brolly!