Ten things to do in and around Didcot in August 2019

Lots of family friendly events this month as befits the summer holidays. Read on for details of Didcot events in August 2019.

1. Didcot summer fayre, Edmonds Park

A summer flagship event for Didcot. Held in Edmonds Park on Saturday 3 August from noon until 11 pm. Charity stalls, children’s activities and entertainment, performances from local groups, live music and food vans.

2. Space store talks, Orchard Centre

On the 1, 8, 15 and 22 August the newly opened Space Store in Didcot’s Orchard Centre hosts a variety of space themed talks. Talks include building better rockets, space debris and spaceships in Oxfordshire; no age range indicated but I’d suggest most appropriate for adults or interested teens. Talks run from 5.30pm to 7pm.

3. Campsoul music festival, Grove Farm, Milton Hill

Campsoul music festival is a weekend of soul, funk and jazz music, held at Grove Farm from 6pm Friday 23 August through to 1am Monday 26 August. A weekend pass costs £90, day tickets also available.

4. Didcot Family Day, Civic Hall

Family entertainment, arts and crafts, bouncy castles, fun fair and live music on Saturday 24 August from 11am to 6 pm. Free entry.

5. Duck race, Parsonage Stream, East Hagbourne

Great fun for children and young at heart. Race yellow plastic ducks along the stream in East Hagbourne on Sunday 25 August from 2.30pm. Buy a ticket for £1 from the community shop.

6. Emergency service and family fun day, Boundary Park

Held at Boundary Park from 11am to 10.30pm on Wednesday 31 August. Meet your local 999 services and armed forces. Activities for children, evening entertainment from live bands and food vans. Free event.

7. Explorer event, Edmonds Park

This is an orienteering type event for families at Edmonds Park on Tuesday 13 August, 10am- 12 noon (register by 11am). Suggested donation of £1 per family.

8. Pink Tribute, Wheatsheaf, Wantage Road

Tribute band, Beautiful Trauma, are playing Pink’s hits at the Wheatsheaf on Saturday 24 August from 9pm.

9. Didcot A Power Station towers demolition

Not an official event but a significant one for Didcot. The towers are due to be detonated on Sunday 18 August; no time given but I imagine it will be early morning, probably around 5am again. Watch from a safe distance outside the exclusion zone.

10. Family foraging and campfire cooking, Earth Trust Centre

Drop in event on Wednesday 7 August from 1.30-3.30pm. Rummage through the hedgerow and then cook something on the campfire. £5 per child.

If you need any more inspiration there are another 15 ideas on my In Didcot summer holiday bucket list.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this round up of Didcot events in August 2019. If you’d like me to include your September event please message or email me details by 25 August.

2 Replies to “Ten things to do in and around Didcot in August 2019”

  1. And not forgetting Didcot Hospitals Annual Summer Fete, Bank Holiday Monday from 1.00-4.30pm. Lots of stalls, tombolas, bouncy castle and fun games for the children. Please support your local hospital. Thank you.

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