So, you thought it was impossible to work from home and be Mum? Think again!
Written by - What's On 4 Franchisee for Oxfordshire - Jet Winsbury
Having moved to Oxfordshire this year, and having a little 2 year old tot of my own, I was hungry for kid-friendly things to do and keen to understand what this fabulous looking county really has to offer. And I've not been disappointed with my findings. So much so that I’ve recently joined the What's On 4 team and taken on the role of Oxfordshire Children’s Activity Expert.
Working completely from home but supported by an experienced team I'm able to not only provide my daughter with the care and attention she needs but help other parents find activities for their children too. It's been exciting to uncover the vast array of local things available to our little ones - and with a birth rate of approx 7k per year across Oxfordshire - it's a good job!
The key thing is finding the most appropriate activity that's of interest to your kids, and where to find it...locally. And that's where whatson4.co.uk can really help. We’ve loads of inspiring ideas from music groups for toddlers, to martial arts for school kids, to party venue entertainers and venues.
I’m always on the look-out for new things on, so do get in touch with me or the other What's On 4 team members at firstname.lastname@example.org if you see something new and fabulous that you think could be listed.
As the nights are drawing in, the weather mostly inclement, and going to the park AGAIN just feels like a boring old chore, here are 7 ideas to ensure your kids are feeling ultra Christmassy in Oxfordshire:
Count the Santas at a Santa Fun Run. Free fun for all the Family. Wallingford 4th Dec, Henley-on-Thames 5th Dec, Bicester 18th Dec.
Treasure Island free performance. Christmas isn’t Christmas without a good live action story! Abingdon School 2nd Dec, 6pm.
Vintage Santa Grotto. Santa's vintage bus grotto including bus rides. Oxford Bus Museum 11th & 18th Dec. Bus rides at 12.15pm & 2.45pm
Christmas Celebration and Nativity Play. Little ones can dress up as an angel or shepherd. Real donkey included. St Helens Church Abingdon Dec 17th, 12pm.
Children’s Annual Christmas Party. Games, fun and craft for 4-11yr olds. Free, but need to pre-book. Vibe Youth Centre Didcot 13th Dec, 2-4pm.
Christmas Crafts for Kids. Who needs to buy decorations when you can make them? Free PLUS a mince pie too. Abingdon County Hall Museum 3rd Dec, 10.30am-3pm.
Help find Santa’s Reindeer. Rudolph needs help to find his lost 8 friends. £2 per child. Runs to 24th Dec at Waterperry Gardens.
Of course, some of you reading this may not be local to Oxfordshire but don't despair, there's a wealth of events and activities local to everybody, simply click the button below to find something local to you.
Lastly, if you think you'd like to join the team at What's On 4 and become an ambassador for your county please do get in touch.