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Scarecrow Trail

Dorchester High St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Maps (minimum donation) £3 from Lily’s Tearoom or the Festival Tent Scarecrow entry £5 (entries must be received by Sunday 17 April) Sports and Pastimes Take a trail around this lovely village and peek into gardens and windows to see what sports and pastimes the scarecrows represent.  Can you guess what they are? Maybe it's an Olympic [...]

Dorchester Quiz Trail & Treasure Hunt

Dorchester High St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Free download available here from 29th April Answers £3 from Lily's Tearoom or the Festival Tent An opportunity to have a lovely walk around Dorchester and spot things that you may have walked past for years!  A trail of fun but tricky questions around the village.  Treasure for children to find (but leave in place!) [...]

Festival Art Installation

Dorchester High St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Dorchester Festival will feature a mystery outside Art Installation this year, on the theme of "Optimism". Designed, constructed and painted by members of our community, it will be located on three sites around the Village and will bring a smile!    

Free

Family Dog Show

Festival Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Tickets only needed to enter a dog - audience FREE! A fun day out for all the family and your dog held in the beautiful grounds of Dorchester Abbey. The show ring will be a calm and safe area for your dog to take part in the classes throughout the day.  There will be a [...]

£4

Grand Opening and Tower Abseil

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Brave volunteers will abseil down the 100 foot Abbey tower to raise money for the Festival charities. Come and cheer them on!    

Free

Festival Teddy & Puppets service

Festival Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

A special celebration for families to wake up the Teddy Bears who slept over in the Abbey on Saturday night! You can bring any Teddy Bears who were too shy or too little to sleep over to enjoy the service as well. Featuring the amazing Puppet Pedlar and her friends with fun, songs and prayers [...]

Free

Dorchester Duck Race

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Ducks £5 (£12 for 3) Buy a duck, customise it and launch it down the river from the Hurst Water Meadow to a nail biting finish next to the Abbey.  Prizes for the first ducks home! Available to purchase in advance from Dorchester Coop or from Tentertainment! during the afternoon.  Ducks must be registered in [...]

£5

May Morning Breakfast

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Singing from 9am Free Breakfast from 8.30am £5 (must be booked in advance) Two a Part Continuing the annual tradition, Dorchester’s a cappella group will welcome May by singing from the Abbey tower and then in the Abbey. Proceeds from this event go to this year’s charity Daybreak and to The Pride of Nasio, a local [...]

£5

Science Mad!

Festival Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Throughout this Bank Holiday afternoon there will be hands on science experiments and environmental tables for all ages including explosions, walking on custard and an inflatable brain!! Scientists from local schools and businesses will bring their most exciting experiments just for you to try out. Suitable for all ages, with special science tables for the [...]

Free

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Dorchester Rectory Enter by Dorchester Abbey Tower gate, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Have prosecco with your afternoon tea for an extra £3 Tumble down the rabbit hole to enter the world of Alice in Wonderland and eat a delicious cream tea with incredible cakes and surprising sandwiches in the Rectory Garden.  An hour full of fun for all ages! Play croquet with the Queen of Hearts, meet [...]

£12
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