By Ronald Turner,2014-07-08 11:00
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Fun with Your Toddler in and around Faringdon!

Mondays Crafty Tots, Jubilee Centre, Watchfield, 10

    Singing group, run by parents for parents, 11.30, ?1 per child

    Corn Exchange, 9.3011, ?2 per family Rhymetime, Faringdon Library, 10.3011

    Twins group, Jubilee Centre, Watchfield, FREE

    1.303 FREE First Babies, Family Centre, 1.453.15 FREE

Tuesdays Saturdays

    Family Centre, Next Steps, 1530-month-Tennis, tennis courts, 9.30-10.30, ?2 olds, 9.3011.15 FREE Rugby Tots, Faringdon Leisure Centre Faringdon Baby and Toddler Group, United Swimming lessons, Leisure Centre

    11, ?2 plus 50p per Church, 9.30Jiggle and Wiggle, Baby Ballet, Pre-School second/subsequent child Ballet, Mini Musical Theatre, Junior Ballet, Parent and toddler ice-skating, Link Centre Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington Swindon, 1010.45

    Toddler splash, Faringdon Leisure Centre, Sundays

    1112, ?4 Toddler splash, Faringdon Leisure Centre, Market in Market Place, all morning (bigger 910, ?4

    Farmers’ Market 1st Tuesday of the month) Messy Church, Faringdon United Church, Drop-in, Watchfield Village Hall, 12.30pm last Sunday of the month, 45.30pm FREE

    Tumble Tots, Gym Babes, East Challow

    Village Hall, various ages and times Parks

Wednesdays Alvescot

    Family Centre, Drop-in, 9.1511.30 FREE Ash Close, Faringdon

    Faringdon Health Walk, a group for all ages, Black Bourton

    meets 10am in front of the Bell pub Childrey (good village park with a zipwire) Toddler dance, Faringdon Leisure Centre, Coleshill Drive, Faringdon

    1010.45, ?5 per adult Cutteslowe Park, North Oxford Buddiez group, Family Centre, for Marlborough Gardens, Faringdon carers/parents up to the age of 21 years, 1Great Coxwell (accessible on Community 2.30 FREE Bus, good for teaching bike-riding)

     Kilkenny Lane Country Park, Carterton Thursdays (great new park, very well equipped) Faringdon Baby and Toddler Group, United Littleworth (park with countryside views) Church, 9.3011, ?2 plus 50p per Pye Street/Liddiards Park, Faringdon second/subsequent child Stanford-in-the-Vale

    Sing and Sign, Family Centre, ?60 for 10 wks Tucker Park, Parks Road, Faringdon Songtime with Jane, Old Town Hall, 1011

    Parent and toddler ice-skating, Link Centre Other outings

    Swindon, 1010.45

    Storytime, Highworth Library, 10.30 FREE Faringdon

    ndNCT, 2 Thursday of the month, Family Church Path: horses and cows in field; Centre, 2.304, donations welcome puddle-jumping FREE

    Drop-in, Watchfield Village Hall, 12.30pm Count the Secret Garden doors/pink

     pigeons on a walk around Faringdon FREE

    Fridays Faringdon Leisure Centre, many different Country market, Corn Exchange, 9.30 FREE activities, good crèche available Allsorts, All Saints Church, monthly, 1011 Faringdon Library FREE

    Toddler splash, Faringdon Leisure Centre, Folly: hunt for the blackbirds; bridge in the 10.3011.30, ?4 woods; cannon; wigwams; climb the tower

    on certain Sundays for a small charge; lorry-Britchcombe Farm campsite, Uffington, spotting bench FREE great campsite with cream teas Folly Country Park: meadow and lake FREE Burford Garden Company, toy shop, café Geocaching, FREE and children’s cinema

    Graveyard prowl: All Saints’ Church FREE Buscot, river lock, tea garden with outdoor iCafé, parent and toddler area, gaming toys, park, good for scooting FREE

    Playdates with friends FREE Buscot House grounds, stately home ?

    Portwell Angel, babyccinos Coate Water Country Park, Swindon FREE

    Town Park, good for scooters/bikes FREE Cogges Manor Farm Museum, Witney ?

    Watching local cricket, rugby, tennis FREE Coleshill/Radnor Arms, easy country walk,

     veg farm and pub with pirate ship FREE

    A bus ride away Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot, cushion Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, special under-concerts, other children’s activities ?

    5s’ events donations Cotswold Country Park, Cotswold Water Barefoot Books, Oxford Park, inland beach and cycle hire ?

    Buckland, Hinton Waldrist and Longworth Cotswold Wildlife Park ?

    can be reached by bus Creepy Crawlies, Abingdon Leisure Centre, Burford and Cotswold Wildlife Park can be soft play ?

    reached by bus on Thursdays Daisyroots, Witney, pottery-painting ?

    Covered Market and cafés, Oxford Didcot Railway Centre ?

    Great Coxwell Tithe Barn, via Community Esprit Gymnastics, Swindon ?

    Bus, poppies in summer FREE Farmer Gow’s, Longcot, farm centre ?

    Hobbycraft/Pets at Home, Swindon Fountain paddling, Manor Road, Wantage Jolly Rogers, Swindon, soft play ? FREE

    Jubilee Centre, Watchfield, community café Foxbury Farm, foodie farm shop and visitor with small soft play and activities centre, Brize Norton/Carterton

    Museum of Oxford Funky Teapot, Wantage, pottery ?

    Museum of the History of Science, Oxford Funtime, Carterton, soft play ?

    Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford Harcourt Arboretum ?

    Oxford Castle ? Haynes of Challow, junkyard FREE

    Oxford Natural History Mus., dinosaurs Lechlade Garden Centre, animals/fish Ride the Faringdon Community Bus around Lidos at Hinksey, Oxford, and Cirencester Faringdon and Great Coxwell Little Lodge, Wickleshamlodge Farm, cakes STEAM Swindon, railway museum ? and toys ?

    Swindon Oasis swimming pool ? Millets, farm shop garden centre with park, Swindon Outlet Centre, has cars for children animals and pick-your-own fruit to ride, a park, and National Trust café Minster Lovell Old Hall, ruins FREE

    Wantage: Betjeman Millennium Park, river The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, esp. walk with poohsticks bridge FREE dinosaur exhibition

     Pottery Place, Witney, pottery-painting ?

    A car ride away (within ? hour or so) Roves Farm, should re-open in July ?

    Abbey Home Farm, Cirencester, farm shop Science Oxford Live, St Clements, Oxford and restaurant, play area and pigs Seven Acres Nursery, Stanford-in-the-Vale, Alvescot, Plough pub, playpark and aviary chicks, rabbits, goats FREE

    Ashdown House, Pontipine house FREE Sherborne, sculpture park, Burford FREE

    Badbury Clump, bluebells, wigwams FREE Snakes & Ladders, Abingdon, soft play ?

    Bibury Trout Farm, watch and feed the fish Tadpole Bridge, walk/scoot, FREE

    Bishopstone, nice Ridgeway village with Uffington White Horse, ‘mountain road trip’,

    duck pond, Royal Oak has playhouse and walk (can be windy!), kite-flying FREE

    swing FREE Vale and Downland Museum, Wantage Blenheim Palace, parkland, adventure

    playground, miniature train ? ? Will cost over ?5

    Boats, ducks: Radcot, Lechlade, Abingdon Rainy-day activity

    FREE Best in dry weather

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