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Didcot Garden Party 2023

This year’s Didcot Garden Party is bigger and better than ever!

Starting from 22 July all the way through to 30 August, we have exciting events and activities taking place at Cornerstone in Didcot town centre and in open spaces and community halls in the garden town and surrounding villages.  All events will be FREE with no prior booking required – just come along and enjoy. 

Pop along anytime between 11am and 3pm on 22 July in the outside courtyard area at Cornerstone for our FREE launch event. Join us to watch an amazing Bubble artist, a High Tea performance with a twist and bop along to DJ Strange’s beats. There’s also a crafting workshop where you can make your very own paper bug!

Cornerstone will be putting on lots of other performances as well as running arts and crafts sessions during the party season. New to this year, we’re putting on some fabulous have live bands on a few early evenings for adults to enjoy.

There will be a wide variety of sports and activities taking place in town and surrounding villages for everyone to participate – dance, walks (including an evening adult walk), family yoga, scooting and skateboarding, orienteering and even table tennis.

Plus this year, we’re also holding three FREE community days.  We’ve invited lots of local groups and partners to join us to come along to these events taking place at 1-4pm:

  • 8 August – Environment Day at Cornerstone – find out how by making just a few changes you can help tackle climate change
  • 10 August – Keeping Active Day at Didcot Civic Hall – come along and try out new activities, sports and sessions
  • 11 August – Food and Finances Day at Cornerstone – discover what support is available for households looking to make their money go further

Our Active Communities team will be running lots of other free or low cost events throughout the summer holidays all over Didcot and the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Council areas. Check out what’s happening and where below:

Broadway photography Quiz

You may have noticed we’ve put some fabulous new images (above) on the hoardings in front of 116-120 Broadway. Take part in our quiz and see how many plants you can name.

An image of the On Your Doorstep map.
Click on the image to download the map

On your Doorstep walking map available

We’ve worked together with Didcot Town Council, local parish councils, community groups and centres to create a ‘On your Doorstep’ map of interesting things. This beautiful map illustrates some of art works, trails and cultural and historical places in and around Didcot Garden Town. You can also pick up a paper copy at Cornerstone in Didcot.

Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board meeting

Our latest Advisory Board meeting took place on 13 March – you can read the advisory board’s agenda here.

More information on the garden town

Find out more about the Didcot Garden Town and the delivery plan here.

Contact us - Didcot Garden Town

01235 422473
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

South Oxfordshire District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE