What’s On! Oxford Property Consulting’s guide to spring in Oxfordshire

Spring is officially upon us! We’ve made it through the cold winter period, and now we can enjoy those much-needed extra hours of sunlight.

With the change of season comes exciting new events and experiences, as Oxfordshire hosts a variety of activities, perfect for any day out!

In our latest blog, we explore some of the best upcoming activities Oxfordshire has to offer in the coming months.

Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum

You can’t have spring without flowers! And what better way to start the season than with a day out at the university’s picturesque gardens.

Only a 20-minute walk from the city, the UK’s oldest botanic garden is home to 5,000 different plants.

The 130-acre arboretum features some of the rarest and most endangered trees from around the world.

But that’s not all the site has to offer. From foraging classes to explorer trails to a variety of seasonal activities, there’s something for everyone in the family! Adult tickets cost £7,20, while children under 16 can enter for free.

Icons of British fashion at Blenheim Palace

Britain’s biggest designers and labels are making their way to Woodstock. Blenheim Palace’s largest exhibition in its 300-year history pays tribute to the UK’s greatest fashion icons, featuring the late Dame Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and many more!

Alongside this, Blenheim will also be showcasing one of Winston Churchill’s iconic suits, in honour of the former Prime Minister and palace resident’s 150th birthday.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website here.

The community of Woodstock itself is the ideal location for those seeking the perfect balance of country and city life. With a mixture of property types and sizes, traditional shops, high academic schools, and constant transportation to the city center, this small rural town has it all!

Great Flemish Drawings at the Ashmolean

The Ashmolean Museum will showcase over 100 Flemish drawings from the 16th and 17th centuries, 30 of which will be displayed for the first time ever.

The exhibition features work from famous artists such as Pieter Bruegel, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, and Jacques Jordaens, providing visitors with an insight into their artisan journey and drawing inspirations.

Information and ticket prices can be accessed here.

Headline events at the New Theatre

As always, Oxford’s New Theatre has some unmissable acts headlining this month in April and May.

Tickets are still available for a portfolio of artists, including legendary tribute act ‘The Bootleg Beatles’, comedians Tom Davis, Tom Allen, Sarah Millican, and Micky Flanagan, as well as Timothy Sheader’s rendition of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’.

Find out more here.

Oxford Speedway returns!

The spring period sees the return of speedway motorcycling at Oxford Stadium, where thrill seekers can get their adrenaline rush by watching any of Oxford’s three speedway teams in action!

The stadium’s next fixture will see Oxford Spires take on Ipswich in the Premiership on Thursday, April 11.

May Day Festivities

Oxford is renowned for its annual May Day festival, a must-see for all culture enthusiasts!

The tradition dates back over 500 years, as thousands of people across the country gather along Oxford’s High Street at Magdalen Bridge at 6 am on the first day of the month to listen to the Magdalen College Choir and watch morris dancers, all while partaking in a variety of festivities.

Bidwell’s Oxford 10k

One of three ‘Town & Gown’ races, this 42-year-old 10k run takes place in the city center in aid of muscular dystrophy.

The event takes place on May 12th. You can register by clicking here.

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