10 Things To Do In Oxford: August 2023
The summer holidays are in full swing and Oxfordshire has a vibrant mix of indie events across the county.
Here’s the Independent Oxford top tips for things to do in Oxford this August. >>
ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
SUMMER EXCITEMENT WITH HOUSE OF FUN
School holidays are the perfect time for kids to just have fun.
House of Fun camps offer a wide range of supervised activities designed to help boost your child’s self-esteem, whether they enjoy cookery, arts & crafts or sports, there is plenty to choose from.
24th July – 25th August
Find full camp information and book now
SPACE ACTIVITY DAYS
Space Store’s popular activity days are back for summer.
Give your children the perfect fun-filled space-themed activity day this summer break! Exciting and adventure-packed activities, games and sports to keep children engaged – promoting creativity, learning, imagination & social skills!
24th July – 31st August 9:00 – 16:00
ASANA LAB: THE HOT 26 FLOOR SERIES AT YOGAVENUE
Are you new to the Hot26 class and want to understand more about the postures in the second part of class?
Have you had a bit of a break from the Hot26 during lockdown and need a bit of guidance to get you back into the swing of things?
Or maybe you’ve been practising the Hot26 for a while and interested to understand a little bit more about correct technique and alignment?
Join Luka for this 90min workshop where you will go over the basics of the floor series in the Hot 26 class from wind removing pose to final savasana.
13th August 15:30 – 17:00
SOUND BATH WITH EMILY AT EVERY BODY STUDIO
Give yourself permission for deep rest this weekend.
The Sound meditation invites relaxation and has been shown to improve many aspects of mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Enjoy guided voice meditation and listen to the sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls. Let the sound vibrations travel deep within the body. This can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression, improve memory and pain, and aid better sleep, and energy levels.
Each person’s experience is unique. Come along and experience it for yourself.
20th August 17:00 – 18:30
WANDERING TO WONDER JOURNALLING CLUB
Do you want to be back in control of your life and to be kinder to yourself?
Less flailing around, feel more grounded and rooted, knowing what you need for yourself. Be guided through all the swirling thoughts in your head to get clarity on what are your next best steps.
7th August 19:30
Want to de-stress and recharge while enjoying nature?
19th August 11:00 – 12:30
CELEBRATIONS, MUSIC AND ART
ABINGDON DISTILLERY 4TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
To celebrate their birthday Abingdon Distillery are opening their doors for the day.
The bar will be serving some delicious cocktails, G&Ts, rums, craft beers all day.
Come down and celebrate and have a quick peek into the distillery production area and see the stills.
12th August 12:00 – 22:00
CHANGE IS BREWING BEER FESTIVAL
Tap Social hosts the second-annual Change is Brewing Beer Fest at its Oxford taproom industrial estate.
This year there will be two sessions: 12 pm – 5 pm and 6 pm – 11 pm.
This is a perfect chance to support independent beer, and to meet some of the people helping to make it happen at each brewery.
5th August 12 pm – 11 pm
MAO LATE X HAUTE MESS TAKEOVER
Oxford’s smash-hit drag club-night Haute Mess takes over MAO Late for a celebration of queer nightlife and knowledge exchange.
A fantastic line-up at Modern Art Oxford, featuring a live performance by Biogal and DJ sets.
17th August 18:00 – 22:00
ART FRIDAYS AT GLOUCESTER GREEN MARKET
An extraordinary celebration of art, creativity, and community at Art Fridays in Gloucester Green Market!
Supported by the Old Fire Station, this monthly event aims to transform Gloucester Green into a vibrant destination for independent creatives, cultural experiences, and endless discoveries.
4th August 10:00 – 17:00
Find full information here
Head to our events page to see what else is happening in the indie network.
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