A bumper month for local events. There are so many things to do in and around Didcot in June 2019 that I’ve extended my post to cover 15 events!
1. East Hagbourne Scarecrow Trail
This year’s theme is science fiction and fantasy. The trail runs from Saturday 25 May to Sunday 9 June; buy a map from the Community Shop or Fleur de Lys pub in East Hagbourne. There’s also tea and cakes at the church on Sunday afternoons 3-5pm on 26 May, 2 and 9 June.
2. Didcot’s Got Talent show
Join Play2Give and Angels Performing Arts at Cornerstone on Saturday 29 June at 7.30pm for the final of Didcot’s Got Talent. Tickets are £10 for adults, £8 for children; take along some money for the raffle too! Book your tickets via the Cornerstone website.
3. DACA summer band concert
Didcot Arts and Community Association summer concerts are back! Come along to Northbourne Centre on Church Street from 3-5 pm on Sunday 2 June and listen to Roke and Benson brass band. Free admission; refreshments available.
4. Didcot Transport Rally and Running Day
Thames Valley and Great Western Omnibus Trust and Didcot Railway Centre are running a joint rally and running day on Sunday 2 June. There will be bus trips around the local villages on vintage buses, along with car displays, trade stands and refreshments on Ladygrove Park. The Railway Centre (admission fees apply) will offer steam and diesel train rides. Find out more here.
5. Broadway allotments open day
Fancy learning more about the allotments available to Didcot residents? Then pop along to the Broadway Allotments (near the Civic Hall) open day on Saturday 8 June. Running between 10am – 1pm there will be free activities for kids, a plant sale and guided tours of the allotments.
6. Didcot Vauxhall Barracks Play & Activity Day
Held at Edmonds Park between 11am – 3pm on Saturday 22 June. Free entrance and activities for children and young people. Includes go karting, drumming, giant bubbles and body zorbing!
7. Didcot documentary discussion group
Fancy watching a documentary and then discussing it afterwards? If so, the newly formed Didcot documentary discussion group might be for you! Discussion topics in June include regreening the planet, humans, gods and technology and climate hackers. For a full list of dates and details visit the meetup page.
8. Colour Run
Raise money for local charity Style Acre by taking part in a colour run at 11 am on Saturday 15 June 2019. Run or walk up to five laps of the 1km circuit in Edmonds Park. Further details and registration form here.
9. Bands on the Boundary
See local bands including Hope and Glory and CUTuesday from 5-11 pm on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June at Boundary Park. As well as the music, there’s a funfair, inflatables, a circus workshop and a beer tent. Free entrance.
10. STEAM family fun day
Head to Harwell Campus’ Sports Field on Saturday 8 June between 12 noon – 5pm for a huge variety of STEAM activities. Includes a LEGO workshop, meteorite handling, inflatable obstacle course and science shows. £10 per family then all activities free.
11. Ovo Energy Women’s Tour
On Wednesday 12 June stage 3 of this professional cycling tour comes through Didcot! They’ll be whizzing along the Broadway at around 12.10 pm so why not go along and give them a cheer?
12. Didcot concert orchestra
Didcot’s symphony orchestra are playing music from the Romantic era at Cornerstone at 4pm on Sunday 9 June. Tickets are £14 for adults, £8 for children. Tickets available from Cornerstone.
13. Appleford Family Fete
Pop along to the fete at Appleford recreation ground on Saturday 15 June from 12-4 pm. You’ll find traction engines, a dog show, model trains, woodland crafts and much more.
14. Bye Bye Baby at Cornerstone
Celebrating Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at 7.30 pm on Friday 14 June. Includes hits such as ‘Can’t take my eyes off of you’ and ‘Walk like a man’. Tickets are £18 from the Cornerstone.
15. Volunteer taster day at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre
Do you want to find out more about conservation volunteering? If so, pop along to the taster day on Friday 7 June between 10 am and 3.30 pm to learn more about volunteering with BBOWT.