Ten things to do in and around Didcot in May 2019

This month’s events include fun runs, clothes swaps and art exhibitions. If you’re looking for things to do in and around Didcot in May 2019 then carry on reading!

1. Hagbourne Fun Run and Walk

A 4.5 mile fun run or walk around Hagbourne and Blewbury on Monday 6 May. Starts at 11 am, register on the day between 9-10.30 am at East Hagbourne Village Hall. Adults £5, children £1. Proceeds to charity. Further details on the East Hagbourne village website.

2. St Peter’s Church plant sale

A plant and produce sale between 10.30 am-1.30 pm on  Saturday 4 May at St Peter’s Church, Newlands Avenue. Come and buy garden plants, herbs, cakes and jams.

3. Swish, Sustainable Didcot Clothes Exchange

There’s an opportunity to exchange ladies clothes at the Civic Hall on Sunday 19 May between 2-4.30 pm. Clothes should be clean and good quality; no undies, shoes or T-shirts. £5 cash entry.

4. Light the night fundraising event for Sobell House.

The first ever Light the Night 5K fun run in Didcot. Expect light displays, fire shows and neon lights around the course. Takes place from 8.30 pm on Saturday 18 May at Ladygrove Park. Entry fee £15 for adults, £12 for children aged 10-16 years.

5. Harwell Feast

Harwell Feast is held on Bank Holiday Monday 27 May at Harwell Recreation Ground. Entry £2 in advance with programme, £3 on the day. Events take place between 11 am – 4.30 pm and include a village parade, vintage vehicles, bonny baby competition and a living history camp.

6. East Hagbourne scarecrow trail

Runs from Saturday 25 May to Sunday 9 June. The theme is characters from science fiction and fantasy. Buy your map from the community shop or Fleur de Lys (click here for my lunch review).

7. Artweeks – Didcot and surrounding villages

There are several Artweeks exhibitions in and around Didcot in mid May. Suggestions include Anna Dillon at her studio in Aston Tirrold in 11, 12, 18 and 19 May or Yvette Phillip’s textiles at Blewbury Clubhouse from 11-19 May.  Full details on the Artweeks website. There’s also the Open exhibition at Cornerstone in Didcot; this year’s theme is Woodland and it runs throughout May.

8. Didcot Bowls Club open day

Held on Sunday 12 May from 10 am to 3 pm at the Bowls Club behind the Civic Hall. Pop along for a free taster session.

9. Children’s night time safari at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre

Explore the reserve after dark on Thursday 30 May. Use a bat detector, set small mammal traps and spot newts in the pond. Suitable for 8+ years. Cost £7 per person, booking essential via the BBOWT website.

10. Cafe Scientifique

The next Cafe Scientifique is on Tuesday 21 May from 7.30 pm at Cornerstone. This month’s speaker is Mark Jarman who will talk about the role of satellites in the agriculture sector.

I hope this list has given you some ideas of events in Didcot in May 2019. If you have any events that you’d like me to include in the June 2019  round up please send them to me by 25 May. Thank you!

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