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May half-term activities and shows for young children

Published 7 May 2024

Young children and their families can enjoy free and low-cost entertainment and activities during the May half-term holiday.

From 28 to 31 May, children can take part in the Xplorer navigation challenge in Benson and Abingdon. At Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot there’s the chance to make your own robot sidekick from recycled material or join Mr Bubbles for The Bubble Show, a unique blend of magic, storytelling and science; while at The Beacon in Wantage, the much-loved tale ‘The Little Red Hen’ will thrill youngsters with brilliant puppetry, live music and unforgettable comedy.

The events are expected to be very popular so book now to avoid disappointment! To find out more and to book a place, visit

Cllr Maggie Filipova-Rivers, Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing at South Oxfordshire District Council said: “Whether it’s running around, getting creative or being wowed by magic, young children will really enjoy the activities and events that we’ve got planned over the half-term holiday.”

Cllr Helen Pighills, Cabinet Member for Community Health and Wellbeing at Vale of White Horse District Council said: “Our half-term holiday activities are a great way for young children to get active or to enjoy a show at an affordable price. So, make sure you book early to guarantee a place for your child!”