Ah dear. Another wet and dismal half-term has just gone. I shouldn’t be surprised, but one always has higher hopes for May than October or February. Never mind, it’s inspired me to put this post together and maybe some of the following suggestions will help for the future. I’ve made a list of some of the wet weather contingency plans for our fair county and I hope it provides some inspiration when the little darlings are already bouncing off the walls at 9am and you’re wondering if it’s too early to broach the Pinot Grigio…
More than once I have asserted that Oxfordshire is, in fact, murder central of the UK.
You wouldn’t think it to look at us. Everywhere you go there’s chocolate box houses, cutesy market towns, even our ‘capital’ is known as the town of the dreaming spires, yet many of its most famous vistas have played their part as a backdrop to the most gruesome crimes.
No! Wait! Don’t call the police yet. I’m talking fictional crime here. You might think London had it sewn up, or maybe Glasgow with it’s grim urban outlook, but actually the rolling hills of the home counties seem to inspire authors and TV producers to think about gory ways to kill off their characters. From Morse to Midsomer we’re surrounded by easily recognisable landscapes.
Hurrah – a lovely, sunny day!
Forget all that indoor stuff and hit the wide open spaces!
From the stunning space and views of South Park with a children’s play area and zip wire and even a fitness trail to Hinksey Park where the play area has a challenging climbing tower for older kids as well as toddler climbing strucuture, sand pit, swings, roundabouts and the open grass area is a wonderful spot for a kickabout or game of rounders. There are also two lakes and some lovely walks around the park and beyond towards South Hinksey, through the nearby allotments or the river.
Well, the February half-term is here and the weather is looking even more unhelpful than usual, so we’ve rounded up a few things to do in Oxford with the kids. As ever, if you know of something happening that we’ve missed then please add it for free here:
Tennis Camp for 3-8 year olds, 17th – 21st Feb
Do you have particularly energetic sprogs? We know a few like that too! This sounds just the ticket.