Kidlington Centre Past Events
Easter Bunny Hunt at the Kidlington Centre - 15th to 20th April
Hidden in the shops of the Kidlington Centre were colourful Easter Bunnies. Children had to find them to get a bag of goodies.
Children collected a stamp card from one of the participating retailers, got their card stamped when they found a bunny and when they had 10 stamps they claimed an Easter bag of goodies!
Massive Thank You to the following participating retailers:
- Ubuntu Hair and Beauty
- Hysteria Tattoos
- Sobell House
- Freelance Fabrics
- Box of Delights
- Pitmans Optometrist
- Magenta Cafe
- Card Factory
- Alberts Fish Bar
- Oxford Snob
- Barnets Barbers
Anemone Florist Mother's Day Spectacular
Every Mum deserves something special once in a while so Anemone Florist held a special event where you could enjoy a glass of bubbles whilst choosing a bouquet for your mum!
At Anemone they listen to your requests and help you make that special bouquet something beautiful, personal and completely unique. With over 35 years experience in the flower industry they can help make the gift of flowers as unique and special as the Mum they are for.
As a lead up to their event, Anemone held a competition which asked people to nominate a special lady in their life who deserverd a bouquet of flowers, and over 50 ladies were nominated in just a few hours and the winners were chosen at random.
The nominees are shown below with their beautiful bouquets. Well done to Patricia Tosti and Julia Spargo.
Have a Go! Sat 16th February 2019 9am-1pm
The Kidlington Centre put on the ‘Have a go’ event aimed at introducing Kidlington children aged 5-16 years to the wonderful array of clubs on their doorstep which they might not even know about!
The children were able to speak to a range of clubs to see if there is anything they are interested in joining. There were a huge range of taster activities for them to try too.
Once they had spoken to the clubs or taken part in taster activities they were given a card, which enabled them to have a FREE go on a 7.5m high climbing wall based outside the Kidlington centre.
We had the following people in attendance and their contact details for anyone wishing to discuss joining:
- Gosford All Blacks Rugby Club: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Girl Guiding: Visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus or call Ros: 07748 512 550
- Oxfordshire Fire Cadets – Kidlington Unit: Email: email@example.com or call: 07748 661 647
- Ellagance Dance Acadamy: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 07745 500 043
- 1315 (Kidlington) Squadron, RAF Air Cadets: Email: email@example.com or call: 07702 255 820
- Stagecoach Performing Arts: Visit www.stagecoach.co.uk/kidlington or call: 01865 689 222
- Kidlington Scout Group: Visit www.kidlingtonscoutgroup.org.uk or call Margaret Boggs: 01865 378 104 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Army Cadet Force - Kidlington Detachment: Visit www.armycadets.com/join-cadets/register/
New Year, New You! 26th January 2019
At our New Year New you event Emma from Ladypace Kidlington was offering a free body analysis and information about Ladypace, she also had lots of people sign up for trials. Lots of Goodie bags were given away to the ladies who took part in the analysis too.
For those of you who don't know what Ladypace is, it is a ladies only fitness and inch loss centre where you can work at your own pace, to suit any size, shape or fitness level. It is also beneficial for ladies who suffer from exercise restricting health problems.
Ladypace Kidlington is known for being a a fun, friendly fitness centre with members currently ranging from 16 to 82.
You can do 30 minute effective fat burning workouts– lose inches and keep them off, and get regular measurements of your success.
It's the best place for ladies to combine both aerobic and resistance exercise in a non-intimidating environment.
If you missed the event or would like to know more or have a trial please call Emma on 01865 849444.
At the event we also had free makeover consultations from Beautifulea, special offers on gel manicures from Ubuntu Hair and Beauty, and a health and beauty pop up shop with the following people in attendance.
- Slimming World
- Body Shop
- Forever Living Products by Aniko Bori
- Active Brasil Wear
- Tropic Skincare
- Core Sense
If you want to speak to any of the people from the event, just click on their name.
There is still time to make 2019 your year!
Christmas Market 1st December 2018
We had loads of Christmas craft stalls with unique/handmade gifts for friends and family, free mulled wine and mince pies, a face painter and there was even snow in The Kidlington Centre! It was another great day. Massive thank you to stall holders and all those that attended.
Christmas Lights Switch on 29th November 2018
This was an amazing night full of all sorts of entertainment and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Thank you to all who attended
Take a look at more pictures on our facebook page
Spooky Statues and Stories – 25th October 2018
Thank you to those who turned up to see our incredible statues at the Kidlington Centre on Thursday... There were many surprised looks when the statues opened their eyes or moved!!
Thank you to our lovely story tellers from KAOS, Bill and Marilyn, who braved the cold to tell the stories of Claude Duval and Mary Blandy – and the ghosts they left behind!
Kidlington Centre’s first ever Death Cafe
It was not what I expected.
They came: 10 people from different backgrounds, experiences, faiths and beliefs and shared their personal experiences of death and the loss of loved ones, their regrets, their joys and their hopes.
The openness and friendliness that surrounded this event – I am sure it was not just the free cake and coffee - was surprising and deeply comforting
Every community should have one of these events for the love that is shown between strangers, and the experiences shared which can only help us in our relationship with death and the grief that goes through the loss of loved ones.
Thanks to Corrie for preparing the drinks and producing the cake at just the right moment
Thanks to those who came and made it possible.
Finally, thanks to Diane for hosting this event and for listening.
The Death Cafe will return to the Kidlington Centre next year!
Thank you to everyone who came to see Aaron Williams
Question: Where do you go to cheer yourself up and party one last time before the beginning of term?
It seems the popular answer could be ‘to the Kidlington Centre when Aaron is there’ as that is where it seemed everyone in Kidlington went to last Friday. With a packed audience for the Live Show and fully subscribed balloon workshops – not only did the children have that to enjoy but over 200 kids got their own temporary tattoo (thanks to Hysteria Tattoos)and many others got their hair plaited and nails painted free of charge thanks to Ubuntu Hair Salon.
To see some photos from the Aaron Williams event please visit the Kidlington Centre Facebook page
One lucky child also won the Young Angler’s kit from Ace Tackle and Bait with 6 others getting runners up prizes.
There was a popular lucky dip hosted by Sobell House and special deals to be had on Children’s curtains and sports kits too – in short everyone could have gone home from this event at the Kidlington Centre with one of the following:- a balloon model made by their very own hands, lucky dip prizes, tattoos, brightly painted nails, beautiful hair plaits, more sweets, milkshakes, a good deal on bespoke childrens curtains and sports kit at a good price and the right fit..
Thanks to everyone who turned up and for all the laughter and fun – it was a pleasure to see so many happy, happy faces and we look forward to welcoming back Aaron at another time .. watch this space..
Thanks to all the amazing retailers who helped make this such a special end of holidays party.. shall we do the same again next year?
Aaron Williams, Children's Entertainer, came to The Kidlington Centre on Friday 3rd August
The best children's entertainer around came to The Kidlington Centre for a day of fun. There were be 3 entertainment shows and 2 balloon modeling workshops.
This was a FREE event for children of all ages and as you can see by the pictures below everyone loved every minute, even the adults had fun.
See more photos on our Facebook Page and don't forget to like the page for more updates of events and other things happening in the centre.