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What’s on in Banbury and surrounding area.

There’s never a shortage of things to do in Banburyshire. Family entertainment. Open Gardens. Countryside and Nature Events. History and Heritage. Street Markets. Fayres. Fetes. Live Music. Dance. Nightlife. Theatre. Films. And a firm favourite, Eating Out.

Bookmark our event listings for an up-to-the minute list of what’s on in and around the Banbury area and never miss an event.


  • Tue
    27
    Aug
    2019
    10:00 amCromwell Lodge Hotel, 9-11 North Bar Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire

    Armed with an activity sheet & some magic dust - The task is simple, go and find the fairy & elf doors hidden around the garden.

    Fairy & Elf Hunt.

    Hosted by Cromwell Lodge Hotel.

    If you're already thinking about how you're going to keep your child entertained over summer - look no further.

    Armed with an activity sheet & some magic dust - The task is simple, go and find the fairy & elf doors hidden around the garden. Remember

  • Wed
    28
    Aug
    2019
    11:00 amUpton House and Gardens NT, Upton House & Gardens, Near Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 6HT

    Upton House and Gardens partnered with local wildlife charities to create a series of exciting activities for all the family this summer.

    Wildlife Wednesdays.

    Hosted by Upton House and Gardens NT.

    Join Upton House and Gardens every Wednesday throughout the summer holidays to learn everything you ever wanted to know about badgers, bees, hedgehogs and more.

    From arts and crafts to quizzes and talks, there's something for all ages.

    Upto

  • Wed
    28
    Aug
    2019
    8:30 pm4 Ale and Gin, 4 Butchers Row, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 5JH

    Open Mic Night with The Rock Bottoms

    Open Mic Night with The Rock Bottoms.

    Hosted by 4 Ale and Gin.

    Always a good evening where musos get together for an evening of musical debauchery. Bring your instrument of choice or just turn up to watch and listen and be enveloped by the dulcet tones of real musicians.

    Every fortnight.

    Timings:

    A

  • Thu
    29
    Aug
    2019
    10:30 amBanbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 2PQ

    Make Your Own Mechanical Masterpiece at Banbury Museum.

    Make Your Own Mechanical Masterpiece.

    Summer Holiday Activities at Banbury Museum.

    Exercise your artistic and engineering skills while learning some basics about the science of mechanical movement in this creative technology workshop. Using a mix of pre-made parts, chopsticks, a box, and a load of

  • Thu
    29
    Aug
    2019
    11:00 amPeople's Park Banbury Oxfordshire

    Banbury Town Council working alongside the Lions Banbury.

    Teddy bear picnic.

    Banbury Town Council working alongside the Lions Banbury bring you a teddy bear picnic in  People's Park, Banbury.

    Timings: Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 11 AM – 2 PM

    Address: People's Park, Banbury.

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  • Sat
    31
    Aug
    2019
    6:00 pmThe Saye & Sele Arms Main Road, Broughton Nr. Banbury Oxfordshire OX15 5ED

    The Saye and Sele Arms are having a Paella and Tapas evening on Sat 31st August at 6pm.

    The Saye and Sele Arms are having a Paella and Tapas evening on Sat 31st August at 6pm.

    Giant Paella Pan cooking outside in the garden, with Tapas side dishes and dessert included.

    Pre booked tickets get a free drink of Sangria/Cava, Clarita or a soft drink, with kids under 12 half price and kids u

  • Sat
    31
    Aug
    2019
    7:30 pm2 Spring St, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

    An African high school teacher flees his war-torn country for France, where he falls in love with a Frenchwoman who offers a roof for him and his family.

    Film: A SEASON IN FRANCE (12A).

    Playing at The Theatre.

    An African high school teacher flees his war-torn country for France, where he falls in love with a Frenchwoman who offers a roof for him and his family.

    Cast: Eriq Ebouaney, Sandrine Bonnaire, Aalayna Lys

    Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

    Traile

  • Sun
    01
    Sep
    2019
    10:00 amHeythrop Zoological Gardens - Green Lane, Chipping Norton, OX7 5TU

    For the first time in its history, Heythrop Zoological Gardens opens up to the general public FOUR times this year!

    Heythrop Zoological Gardens Open Days 2019.

    It is a zoo with a difference and the public can’t just pitch up whenever they feel like it. Yet, you’ve probably seen one of their residents on TV or in a film, as the animals are fully-media trained.

    There are just a few days of the year when the ‘Amazi

  • Sun
    01
    Sep
    2019
    8:00 pmYe Olde Reine Deer Inn, 47 Parsons Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 5NA

    Go and help Banbury Blues Club celebrate!

    Banbury Blues Club.

    Three years on from their inaugural monthly blues night, still going strong and getting new players and listeners in every month.

    And that's thanks to Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn's continuing support - and you!

    Backline, drums and PA provided. All welcome.

    Free entry.

    8 PM – 10:30 PM

  • Wed
    04
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 pmMain Auditorium, The Mill Arts Centre Spiceball Park Road, Banbury , OX16 5QE

    The Kindergarten Teacher is a 2018 American drama film directed by Sara Colangelo. It is based on the 2014 Israeli film of the same name.

    The Kindergarten Teacher.

    The Kindergarten Teacher is a 2018 American drama film directed by Sara Colangelo. It is based on the 2014 Israeli film of the same name.

    Lisa Spinelli (Maggie Gyllenhaal) spends her days teaching Kindergarten. Her one reprieve is a night-time poetry class. When she discov

  • Thu
    05
    Sep
    2019
    6:00 pmPrimrose Hill Farm, Arlescote, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX171DQ

    Join 200 foodies and artisan food and drink producers for a provenance tasting feast on 5th September at the amazing Primrose Hill Farm in Arlescote near Banbury.

    Happerly on Tour.

    Hosted at Primrose Hill Farm, Banbury in association with The Kitchen with Adam Henson.

    Join 200 foodies and artisan food and drink producers for a provenance tasting feast on 5th September at the amazing Primrose Hill Farm in Arlescote near Banbury.

    Arrive 6pm for 630pm for a fea

  • Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019
    8:30 amCornhill Marketplace Banbury OX16 5NG

    Banbury Famers Market is on the first Friday of every month

    Banbury Famers Market.

    Popular, friendly farmers market with plenty of fresh, local produce.

    A range of quality produce, including varieties of meat, fruit and vegetables, pies, fish, bread, cakes, plants and flowers.

    The first Friday of every month

    It runs from 8.30am to 1.30pm in the Market Place

  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019
    10:00 amPump Room Gardens, The Parade, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4AA

    Enjoy a culinary extravaganza

    Royal Leamington Spa Food & Drink Festival.

    Hosted by Leamington Food & Drink Festival and Royal Leamington Spa Town Centre.

    Enjoy a culinary extravaganza - The highly popular FREE Leamington Food & Drink Festival returns on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September at the Royal Pump Gardens

    With lots of

  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019
    7:00 pmGeneral Foods Social Club Spiceball Park Road; Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 2PA

    Mamma Mia, do Katharine House Hospice have a great evening for you?

    Mamma Mia, do Katharine House Hospice have a great evening for you?

    Why not Take a Chance On this great ABBA Extravaganza and help your local hospice?

    They have a fantastic Abba tribute band (Planet Abba) and a great local Banbury band (Under The Covers) plus DJ.

    Please be a Super Trouper, send out

  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019
    7:00 pmCanons Ashby, nr Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 3SD

    Learn about these fascinating residents of Canons Ashby on an evening walk with bat experts and volunteers.

    Bat walk.

    Learn about these fascinating residents of Canons Ashby on an evening walk with bat experts and volunteers.

    Enjoy a guided walk around Canons Ashby's grounds on a search for our favourite flying mammals. See what different species you can find and learn more about their habits and habitat

  • Sun
    08
    Sep
    2019
    9:00 amAddress: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP

    Previously two separate events, Salon Privé and Blenheim Classic & Supercar come together in spectacular style with the newly launched Salon Privé Classic & Supercar.

    Salon Privé Classic & Supercar.

    Hosted by Blenheim Palace Classic & Supercar.

    Two Lawns, One Spectacular Day Out.

    Previously two separate events, Salon Privé and Blenheim Classic & Supercar come together in spectacular style with the newly launched Salon Privé Classic & Supercar. This new event wil

  • Sun
    08
    Sep
    2019
    8:30 pmWarwick Castle, Stratford Road, Warwick, CV34 6AH

    Hundreds of Jaguars gather on the pageant field

    Jaguars at the Castle.

    Hosted by Moves Like Jaguar

    Warwick Castle is the stunning location of one of the best Jaguar events of the year. Hundreds of Jaguars gather on the pageant field and with entrance to the Castle included in the admission fee this event is not to be missed!

    Timings: Sunday, Sep

  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019
    9:00 amMarket Place, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 8UE

    Twice monthly antiques market held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.

    Banbury Antiques Market.

    Browse through a variety of antique and collectable items from jewellery to militaria, from clocks to collectables - and pick up a bargain!

    With prices from £1 to £1,000 they have something for every collector!

    Just outside one of the entrances to the shopping centre (close

  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019
    6:00 pmAdderbury Parish Institute, The Green, Adderbury, Oxfordshire OX17 3NE

    With lot's of delicious fresh produce.

    Adderbury Farmers Market.

    With lot's of delicious fresh produce.

    Look out  for special offers.on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/adderburyfoodmarket/.

    Adderbury Farmers Market is a not for profit community market offering a wide selection of local artisan food stalls.

    Every second Thursd

  • Fri
    13
    Sep
    2019
    8:00 pmAtic Banbury, 10-11 Butchers Row, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 5JH

    Classic Emo, Metal, Alternative, Pop-Punk anthems all night long to get you singing, dancing and crying!

    Drink-182 - EMO throwback.

    Hosted by Atic Banbury.

    Classic Emo, Metal, Alternative, Pop-Punk anthems all night long to get you singing, dancing and crying!

    2 for £10 cocktails until 10pm
    FREE shot with a flyer until 12.30am
    FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT

    Timings: Friday, September 13, 2019 at 8 PM – 3 AM

    Add

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019
    9:00 amThe Great Tew Estate, New Road, Chipping Norton OX7 4AH

    This is the event for adventurous kids where you'll be happy for them to get covered in mud!

    Mud Kids.

    Hosted by Mud Kids.

    This is the event for adventurous kids where you'll be happy for them to get covered in mud!

    Our muddy trail is a fun-filled course of ever-changing obstacle challenges, water and mud. Kids love the opportunity to run freely around the 3km farm-land course to the finis

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019
    6:00 pmHook Norton Brewery, Brewery Lane, Hook Norton OX15 5NY

    Hook Norton Brewery are celebrating 170 years of beer and brewing and it’s party time!

    Party like it's 1849!

    Hosted by Hook Norton Brewery.

    Hook Norton Brewery are celebrating 170 years of beer and brewing and it’s party time!

    Jazz band, live music, street food, beer and more! You really don’t want to miss this party!

    Tickets £5

    Tickets available here: To book on-line, simply select

  • Sun
    15
    Sep
    2019
    12 noonHook Norton Brewery, Brewery Lane, Hook Norton OX15 5NY

    Hook Norton Brewery celebrating 170 years of beer and brewing.

    Hook Norton Brewery Sunday Fun Day & Brewery Open Day.

    Hosted by Hook Norton Brewery.

    Hook Norton Brewery celebrating 170 years of beer and brewing.

    Go and join them for their family open day.

    Meet the shire horses, steam and traction engines, treasure hunt, brass band, bouncy castle, street food,

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019
    10:00 amStratford Town Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

    Free food festival in Stratford town centre with delicious producer and hot food stalls, chef & wine demos, taste & ale trails, a bake-off & workshops.

    Stratford Food Festival 2019.

    Hosted by Stratford Town Centre Food Festival.

    Free food festival in Stratford town centre with delicious producer and hot food stalls, chef & wine demos, taste & ale trails, a bake-off & workshops. Stratford is a great destination for all you food and drink lovers.

    Or

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019
    1:00 pmRollright Stones Off A3400, Chipping Norton OX7 5QB

    Watchers of the Old Ways Autumn Equinox Ceremony.

    Watchers of the Old Ways Autumn Equinox Ceremony.

    Hosted by Watchers of the Old Ways.

    It is the time of the Autumn Equinox, the mid-harvest festival. The fields are nearly bare because the crops have been gathered in and stored for the coming winter. It is when we come together as Watchers of the O

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019
    10:00 amStratford Town Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

    Free food festival in Stratford town centre with delicious producer and hot food stalls, chef & wine demos, taste & ale trails, a bake-off & workshops.

    Stratford Food Festival 2019.

    Hosted by Stratford Town Centre Food Festival.

    Free food festival in Stratford town centre with delicious producer and hot food stalls, chef & wine demos, taste & ale trails, a bake-off & workshops. Stratford is a great destination for all you food and drink lovers.

    Or

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019
    10:00 amMarket Place, Banbury

    Go and test your precision driving skills with Institute of Advanced Motorists testers, over 8 different tests.

    Go and test your precision driving skills with Institute of Advanced Motorists testers, over 8 different tests.

    To book email

    Timings:

    Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM

    Venue:

    Market Place, Banbury.

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  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019
    9:00 amMarket Place, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 8UE

    Twice monthly antiques market held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.

    Banbury Antiques Market.

    Browse through a variety of antique and collectable items from jewellery to militaria, from clocks to collectables - and pick up a bargain!

    With prices from £1 to £1,000 they have something for every collector!

    Just outside one of the entrances to the shopping centre (close

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019
    7:00 pmHanwell Village Hall, near Banbury.

    The fabulous Peas (The Peas) play Hanwell Village Hall - just outside Banbury!

    Fish, Chips and The Peas! - Hanwell Village Hall.

    The fabulous Peas (The Peas) play Hanwell Village Hall - just outside Banbury!

    Also included in the ticket price is a small box of fish and chips.

    Tickets will be £12 in advance (so we know the numbers for food).

    Bring your own drinks!

    Doors 7pm - E

  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019
    11:00 amCanons Ashby, nr Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 3SD

    Celebrate the apple harvest with Canons Ashby, with tastings, activities and beautiful harvest decorations.

    Apple Harvest Weekend.

    Hosted by Canons Ashby - National Trust.

    Celebrate the apple harvest with Canons Ashby, with tastings, activities and beautiful harvest decorations. Help to press some apple juice, taste some apple samples, watch the Morris Dancers or buy something lovely and hand-made from o

  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 pmThe Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 5QE

     Mill Arts Centre Banbury present a night of Northern Soul

    Northern Soul: Keep The Faith.

    Hosted by The Mill Arts Centre.

    Winter Gardens Revival and The Mill Arts Centre Banbury present a night of Northern Soul and Motown with a touch of Reggae and Ska…

    Featuring Jason Watson ” Tighten Up” & Chris ” Marshmallow” Olds plus guest D/J.

    This will be a great ni

  • Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019
    10:00 amWarriner School Farm, Bloxham Grove Road, Bloxham OX15 4LJ

    Open Farm and Vintage Ploughing Match 2019.

    Open Farm and Vintage Ploughing Match 2019.

    Hosted by Warriner School Farm.

    Annual vintage ploughing match and open farm.

    Free entry but donations welcome.

    Farm open 10-4. Ploughing 10-2.

    BBQ, tea and cakes, tractor and trailer rides.

    Timings:

    Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM

    Address:

    Wa

  • Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019
    11:00 amCanons Ashby, nr Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 3SD

    Celebrate the apple harvest with Canons Ashby, with tastings, activities and beautiful harvest decorations.

    Apple Harvest Weekend.

    Hosted by Canons Ashby - National Trust.

    Celebrate the apple harvest with Canons Ashby, with tastings, activities and beautiful harvest decorations. Help to press some apple juice, taste some apple samples, watch the Morris Dancers or buy something lovely and hand-made from o

  • Fri
    04
    Oct
    2019
    8:30 amCornhill Marketplace Banbury OX16 5NG

    Banbury Famers Market is on the first Friday of every month

    Banbury farmer's market.

    Popular, friendly farmers market with plenty of fresh, local produce.

    A range of quality produce, including varieties of meat, fruit and vegetables, pies, fish, bread, cakes, plants and flowers.

    The first Friday of every month

    It runs from 8.30am to 1.30pm in the Market Pla

  • Sun
    06
    Oct
    2019
    9:00 amBicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 5HA

    Family friendly and laid back, the Scramble is a wonderful way to while away the hours on a Sunday morning.

    Sunday Scramble.

    Hosted by Bicester Heritage.

    Sunday 6th October sees the return of the Scramble open day to Bicester Heritage, the UK’s Centre of Excellence for the classic motoring industry.

    “A PETROLHEAD’S PARADISE… DEDICATED TO THE FUTURE OF THE PAST”
    – OXFORD MAIL

    With over 40 specialist busin

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019
    8:00 pmAtic Banbury, 10-11 Butchers Row, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 5JH

    Classic Emo, Metal, Alternative, Pop-Punk anthems all night long to get you singing, dancing and crying!

    Drink-182 - EMO throwback.

    Hosted by Atic Banbury.

    Classic Emo, Metal, Alternative, Pop-Punk anthems all night long to get you singing, dancing and crying!

    2 for £10 cocktails until 10pm
    FREE shot with a flyer until 12.30am
    FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT

    Timings: Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8 PM – 3 AM

    Addre

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019
    8:00 pmHook Norton Brewery, Brewery Lane, Hook Norton OX15 5NY

    It’s back! Join Hook Norton Brewery down in their cellar (where else!) for beer and Bratwurst!

    Oktoberfest.

    Hosted by Hook Norton Brewery.

    It’s back! Join Hook Norton Brewery down in their cellar (where else!) for beer and Bratwurst!

    Live music courtesy of the local legends that are ‘Hope and Glory’ delivering the ‘heavy, heavy monster sound’ of Madness and the best of classic ska and 2-Tone

  • Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019
    2:00 pmThe Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 5QE

    Film Bank Presents: Hocus Pocus. Hosted by The Mill Arts Centre

    Film Bank Presents: Hocus Pocus.

    Hosted by The Mill Arts Centre.

    300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practising dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-kid-in-town, th

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019
    8:30 amCornhill Marketplace Banbury OX16 5NG

    Banbury Famers Market is on the first Friday of every month

    Banbury farmer's market.

    Popular, friendly farmers market with plenty of fresh, local produce.

    A range of quality produce, including varieties of meat, fruit and vegetables, pies, fish, bread, cakes, plants and flowers.

    The first Friday of every month

    It runs from 8.30am to 1.30pm in the Market Pla

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019
    8:30 amCornhill Marketplace Banbury OX16 5NG

    Banbury Famers Market is on the first Friday of every month

    Banbury farmer's market.

    Popular, friendly farmers market with plenty of fresh, local produce.

    A range of quality produce, including varieties of meat, fruit and vegetables, pies, fish, bread, cakes, plants and flowers.

    The first Friday of every month

    It runs from 8.30am to 1.30pm in the Market Pla

  • Sun
    08
    Dec
    2019
    1:00 pmShutford Village Hall & The George & Dragon Pub

    Shutford Xmas Fayre in Shutford Village Hall & The George & Dragon Pub

    Shutford Xmas Fayre.

    Hosted by Shutford Community News

    Exciting stalls, specialising in traditional products and crafts.

    Offering Christmas gifts for the home, for you and for the children.

    Go along and get into the festive spirit.

    Entrance fee £2.00 (children free).

    Timings: Sunday 8 December from


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Places to visit.

  • British Motor Museum. Banbury Road Gaydon Warwickshire. The world’s largest collection of historic British cars www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk
  • Fir Tree Falconry. Located in a spectacular valley north of Banbury on the Warwickshire/Oxfordshire border www.firtreefalconry.co.uk
  • The National Herb Centre. Located on the B4100 just outside Warmington Village, 5 miles north of Banbury and 11 miles south of Warwick www.herbcentre.co.uk
  • Banbury Museum located in Banbury’s town centre, next to the idyllic canal side, and opposite Tooley’s historic boatyard. www.banburymuseum.org/
  • Catanger Llamas. Situated on the Northamptonshire/Oxfordshire border. A llama trekking and breeding centre and are not open to the general public – advanced booking is essential to ensure a place on a trek. www.llamatrekking.co.uk
  • Evenley Wood Garden. Evenley Northamptonshire. A privately owned woodland garden – open daily to the public between February and the end of October www.evenleywoodgarden.co.uk
  • Canons Ashby. Between Banbury and Daventry in Northamptonshire. Discover 500 years of history in the medieval-to-Victorian house, admire the blooms in the rare 18th century garden, or pick up a family trail any time of year. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/canons-ashby

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