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Holiday activity ideas for children and families

on Fri, 30/07/2021 - 10:00am

Some web links with ideas for holiday activities for children and families (in alphabetical order).

Note: Some may still be restricted by Covid19.

Let me know if you know of any more or if any have stopped - please use the 'Feedback' tab on the left to get in-touch.

Music for a Summer Evening - Sunday, 8th August at 7pm

on Sun, 08/08/2021 - 7:00pm

Retrofestival - Newbury Showground - 13th - 15th August 2021

on Fri, 13/08/2021 - 11:24am

Newbury Showground - 13-15th August 2021

  • Stages
    • Black Hangar - Rock n Roll stage
    • Spitfire Pavilion
    • Ricky Tick Stage
  • Arena & Showground
  • Air Displays
  • Stalls
  • Other Attractions
  • Vehicles
  • Camping
  • Hair Salon
  • Traders & Exhibitors

More information and tickets:-

Uffington Farmers Market - Sunday, 15th Aug, 10am - 12.30pm

on Sun, 15/08/2021 - 10:00am

COVID19 allowing...

Local food producers offering meat, cheese, preserves, fruit, vegetables, pies and pastries, vintage tea room and much more!

The market (usually) runs every third Sunday of the month in the car park of the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington. SN7 7SB.

Established in 2015, the Uffington Farmers Market is a non-profit community market organised by village residents. 


White Hart roundabout, Swindon closed for 12 weeks from Monday, 16th August

on Mon, 16/08/2021 - 9:16am

Reconstruction work will start at White Hart roundabout in Swindon (A419/A420), from Monday, 16th August, resulting in a closure of the roundabout, with the exception that traffic will still be able to use the junction to leave the A419 southbound to join the A420 eastbound, or to leave the A420 westbound to join the A419 southbound only.

Access will be maintained for emergency services only and diversions will be in place for all other road users.

The work is expected to last for approximately 12 weeks.

Further information <here>.

LOCAL: Book Club 'Where the Crawdads Sing' by Delia Owens - Mon, 16/8, 7pm

on Mon, 16/08/2021 - 8:00pm

The next meeting of the book club will be on Monday, 16th August at 7pm.

The book this month is 'Where the Crawdads Sing' by Delia Owens, available from Hive (click link to visit).

To join the group, get in touch with Barbara:-

Submitted by Barbara W.



LOCAL: Childrey & Sparsholt WI Meeting - Tuesday, 17th August 2021 at 7.30pm

on Tue, 17/08/2021 - 7:30pm

Childrey & Sparsholt WI Meeting - Tuesday, 17th August 2021, Childrey village hall at 7.30pm

GenerousAPE (‘Animal People Environment’)  “You don’t have to sacrifice style to shop sustainably”.

An evening of conversation with founders of GenerousAPE, the online marketplace for style led sustainable brands, Hugo Empson and David Walker-Smith, ex board director of Selfridges.

More details on the Childrey & Sparsholt WI <here>.


LOCAL: Childrey & Sparsholt WI Event - Wednesday, 25th August 2021 at 4.30pm

on Wed, 25/08/2021 - 4:30pm

Childrey & Sparsholt WI Event - Green & Gorgeous Flowers - Wednesday, 25th August 2.30 - 4.30pm

Tour of the Green & Gorgeous flower farm at Little Stoke, which has two acres of flower fields, tea and cakes will be served, plant and pottery shop (£15 each).  Car sharing available for those who'd like a lift.

More details on the Childrey & Sparsholt WI <here>.


Bank holiday waste collections 2021/22

on Sun, 29/08/2021 - 4:30pm

White Horse Gardening Club - Thursday, 2nd September

on Thu, 02/09/2021 - 7:00pm

Meetings are usually in the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington, Faringdon, SN7 7RA.

Meetings held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated.

Membership £10 per year. Visitors £2.50 per meeting.

Contact Pamela P to find out more:-




  • Thursday 2nd September
    • ‘The Care and Pruning of Fruit Trees and Bushes’
    • By Chris Lanczak from Waterperry Gardens, Oxford.
  • Thursday 7th October
    • ‘Where did your Garden Grow – a fascinating history of our familiar garden plants’.
    • By Christine Skelmersdale
  • Thursday 4th November
  • Thursday 2nd December

Artisan Market in Wantage - first Sunday in the month - next 5th Sept, 10am to 3pm

on Sun, 05/09/2021 - 10:00am

Centre and West End of Wantage Market Place

LOCAL: Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday, 8th September at 7.30pm

on Wed, 08/09/2021 - 7:00pm


Agenda of the Parish Council meeting to be held on LOCAL: Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday, 8th September, 2021 at 7.30pm
at Griffin Memorial Hall, Sparsholt

All members of the public welcome

Open Forum, to include addresses from the public, District & County Councillors


  1. TBC

Mrs D Lewis-Pryde, Parish Clerk

Tel: 751923

LOCAL: Leila & Marion Art Exhibition - Friday, 10th to Sunday, 12th September

on Fri, 10/09/2021 - 10:00am

Leila Anderson & Marion Flower are delighted to invite you to their 2nd combined exhibition of watercolours, oils & acrylics, glasswork & cards.

  • Preview evening Friday 10th September 7-9pm (wine & nibbles)
  • Main show Saturday & Sunday 11th-12th September

10am – 5pm at Childrey Village Hall

We look forward to welcoming you!

FFF&B Ploughing & Country Show - Saturday, 25th September

on Sat, 25/09/2021 - 9:00am

Depending on restrictions the 2021 show will be held on 25 September at Manor Farm, Hatford, Faringdon, Oxon SN7 8JH.

More details to follow as soon as we have them.

Find out more on the FFF&B website here:-