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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

Local Artists Exhibition

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

Dorchester Artists including Adrian Brooks, Rosie Southern, Edward Metcalfe and Bill Maish will be exhibiting their work in the Guest House.  20% of all sales will go to the Festival Charities.    

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

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

Let’s Sing – Music & Movement with Dementia

Festival Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Members of the Oxfordshire Daybreak dementia charity are happy to share one of their musical sessions in the Festival Marquee.  The session is free of charge and anyone, including those who live with dementia or who care for anyone with dementia, is very welcome to attend this informal group. The care-givers at Daybreak know that [...]

Free

OSJ Music for Autism

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

A rare opportunity for autistic schools to enjoy the therapeutic effects of music live in the Abbey with professional musicians.  People of all ages and abilities are welcome to come to this event.    

Free

Festival Service

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

Come to this special Festival service with a guest speaker (do watch here for details) packed with favourite hymns and a lovely anthem from our amazing Dorchester Abbey choir. A bit of peace and quiet in the middle of the Festival madness!    

Free
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