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Christmas shopping suggestions for teens

Oxford Mail: Beautician Karn Paine holds a Pamper Party for teens

12:06pm Thursday 19th December 2013

Yes, you want your teenagers to be outside, all rosy-cheeked, singing carols and delivering pressies to loved ones as in the Boots advert, but it’s unlikely. After all, that smartphone isn’t going to play with itself – and Christmas can be a pain no matter what your age. Liz Nicholls offers some timely help

Children's activities across the county

Oxford Mail: The Snow Factory lights up Oxford Castle Quarter

10:23am Thursday 19th December 2013

You might enjoy some of the many activities that are on offer for children says Liz Nicholls

Twistopher and Twistina: entertainment with a twist

Oxford Mail: Twisting: Mike and Christine Belcher

4:00pm Thursday 19th September 2013

Liz Nicholls meets Mike and Christine Belcher who have made balloon sculpting cool... even among the Hollywood A-List

To the manor born for the rest of summer fun at Waddesdon

Oxford Mail: To the manor born for the rest of summer fun at Waddesdon

5:41pm Monday 26th August 2013

One of the biggest, boldest, most majestic landmarks in the south east has its eye on the little people.

Young footballers get kickc out of Oxfordshire summer camps

Oxford Mail: Team play: the summer camp in Wantage

3:28pm Thursday 8th August 2013

LIZ NICHOLLS dusts off her football boots to join youngsters at a Serious4Sport session

Earn some serious brownie points with Disney debut of releaunched Jungle Book classic

Oxford Mail: The DVD goes on sale August 5

11:35am Friday 2nd August 2013

Whether you're a grandparent roped into summer childcare duties or a parent at your wits' end, here's one the whole family can enjoy...

Time to head down the rabbit hole for Oxford's Alice's Day

Oxford Mail: Pandora Dewan as Alice in The 10-Minute Alice Musical at the Story Museum last year

3:20pm Thursday 4th July 2013

It’s that magical time of year again as LIZ NICHOLLs finds out about all things Alice

Branch Out

Oxford Mail: WOOD FESTIVAL: "is the most family-friendly festival in Oxfordshire, possibly the UK, and its atmosphere is peaceful, nature-loving, safe and small – small enough not to lose the kids or stress too much!"

4:00pm Thursday 16th May 2013

If you go down to the Wood this weekend, you’re sure of a big surprise. Several, in fact. After joining forces with award-winning children’s publisher Barefoot Books, Wood Festival in Braziers Park near Wallingford has its most dazzling array of folksy, family-friendly activities on offer yet.

Spoilt For Choice in Oxford With Half-Term Treats

Oxford Mail: HALFTERM HEAVEN: 'Luckily Oxford is brimming with stuff to do...'

6:00pm Thursday 25th October 2012

With the dark nights looming, a permanent drizzle enveloping us on a daily basis and half term approaching, it would be easy to get downhearted. But luckily Oxford is brimming with stuff to do with the kids, and keeping them occupied from dawn til dusk won’t be a problem






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