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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

Tentertainment!

Festival Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Tickets £5 (adults free) Rain or shine, roll up for fabulous entertainment for all ages.  Lunch, tea and amazing cakes available from 12.30pm while children are entertained for the whole afternoon.  All their favourite parties rolled into one so turn up in fancy dress prepared to PARTY! Duck decoration all afternoon in preparation for the [...]

£5

Dorchester Ghost Trail

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

This trail will take place twice: BH 1st May at 3.30pm & Thurs 5th May 8.30pm (after dark) Prepare to join our mysterious guide on a historic and entertaining tour of Dorchester's most famous ghosts. See a new and slightly spooky side to the streets of this picturesque village.    

£8

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

Landmark in Time – Author event

Dorchester Village Hall 7 Queen St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Peter Adamson Peter talks about the story of writing and researching his popular book Landmark in Time with examples drawn from the text. Landmark in Time takes us on a journey behind the scenes of what can be seen from the well-loved Oxfordshire landmark known as the Wittenham Clumps. Along the way, it tells the [...]

£8

Big Band with the BBC Elstree Concert Band and The Oxford Collutorium Choir

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

Tickets £18 / £13 adults (children under 16 half price) The Roaring Twenties The BBC Elstree concert Band is delighted to be back with the Oxford Collutorium Choir performing live in a programme guaranteed to contain familiar tunes. One hundred years ago, the Roaring Twenties were starting to build up a head of steam just [...]

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

Learn to Draw your Dog

Dorchester Village Hall 7 Queen St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

In a relaxed and supportive environment you will learn how to work with charcoal and chalk to create a finished head and shoulder portrait of your dog (or a dog breed of your choice) with dog portrait experts Molly & Maud! The workshop begins with lots of warm up exercises so you are nicely prepared, [...]

£35

Live History presents: In Time

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

Tickets £23 family, £10 individual Completing this event takes 1 hour - buy a ticket for a start time between 10am & 4pm. Welcome to one of the most exciting events of the Festival! You have been given time with key characters from Dorchester’s history who live and work around the village. Your task must [...]

The Science of Magic!

Festival Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Tickets £7 (£12 for both shows) This show is followed by The Science of Flight Show at 2.30pm Discover the science behind magic with exciting chemistry tricks and physics demonstrations. Is it really magic or is it science? Watch as we try out magic tricks and use science to discover the secrets behind them, from [...]

£7

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

The Science of Flight Show

Festival Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Tickets £7 (£12 for both shows) This show follows the Science of Magic Show at 1pm This amazing science show is packed with experiments that explore lots of flying inventions, from aeroplanes to helicopters, hot air balloons to rockets, parachutes and wing suits! Plenty to boggle your eyes, baffle your brain and give you ideas to investigate at home.

£7
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