The Kidlington Centre

Kidlington Centre Past Events

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.



Card Factory is now open.

This is big news for the Kidlington Centre. They are in 59 HIgh Street so please go in and take a look.

Let us know what you think on our Facebook page


Christmas Lights Switch On, 2017 was a huge success!

The Kidlington Christmas lights switch-on took place on Thursday 30th November and hundreds of people came to enjoy the night and the lights being switched on.

The Kidlington Centre worked in conjunction with the Kidlington Parish Council to provide a fun filled and festive night. There were local school choirs singing on the stage, fair ground rides, entertainers, stalls, many children had their face painted in a Christmas design by a professional face painter and even Santa came along and saw children in his very own Grotto.

Below are a few photos but please see more photos on our Facebook album

Christmas event 2017
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Fundraising was a success!

With your help, Dave from Freelance Fabrics has raised over £6000 for Maggie’s Centre and the Churchill Hospital.

Thank you to all of you who brought a raffle ticket from Freelance Fabrics to win this amazing quilt or donated money to the JustGiving page

Congratulations to the winner of the raffle too!

Sublime Science

Sublime Science Wowed Again

We had a great time at the Sublime Science Event on Friday 4th August 2017! Sublime Science came back to The Kidlington Centre once again with their amazing talents.

Over 130 children attended our hands on science sessions and made gooey slime, watched rockets being fired and learnt a lot more about air, fire and ice through a range of exciting experiments. In just two and half hours Sublime Science created a truly inspiring world, leaving everyone wanting more.

Our grateful thanks to Slimey Sharon and Sciency Steve for sharing it all with us.

Thank you to all those of you who attended, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we we did.

Our thanks to Centre Manager Kim Martin for his superb photos!

See more photos in this photo album.

Shall we do it again? We would love your feedback! Post your feedback on our Facebook page

Sublime Science thanks you for coming

The Kidlington Centre brand new look is now here!

On Wednesday 12th July the new front of the Centre was unveiled, Our aim is to create a bright, cheerful and innovative way of drawing people's attention to what is inside our shopping centre.

Plead read what the Oxford Mail had to say about the new front

To celebrate the new front, the Kidlington Centre gave away £500 in prizes. Congratulations to all the winners.


Red Nose Day at the Kidlington Centre

It was Red Nose Day on 24th March 2017 and the staff from Kidlington and Gosford Leisure Centre with Legacy Leisure and the staff of Ubuntu held events to raise money for Comic Relief.

Staff from the Leisure Centre took part in rowing the length of the English Channel on static machines in the Kidlington Centre, rowing with two work experience boys from the local school. They were Niall Huckins, Gabriel Rooma, Alec Anthony and Luke Brennan and Charlotte Leach.

Well done to Luke, Alec, Charlotte, Niall and Gabriel. They managed to raise £113.52 for Comic Relief.

Also, well done to the staff at Ubuntu hair and beauty, who held a cake sale outside their salon in the Kidlington Centre and raised £54.36 for Comic Relief.

Here are some photos of the day! Photos taken by Kim Martin.

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Kidlington Christmas Sing Event

Christmas advert

On Friday 2nd December 2016, the Kidlington Centre hosted a Christmas Sing Event Starring Nick Cope and choirs from two local Primary Schools

The children who attended enjoyed every second and there was a lot of people who came to watch who said it was brilliant!

Event Information

  • Nick Cope started singing at 4pm
  • Nick Cope to turn lights on 4.30pm
  • Choirs to sing
  • Event to finish about 5-5.30pm
  • Friday 2nd December

Please follow this link you wish to view the Kidlington Centre Christmas Sing Event on Facebook


Kidlington Centre Pedalthon

Massive thank you to all the people who took part in the Pedalthon on Friday and to all the supporters too! You were all fantastic! Here we all are with the total amount raised for Children in Need 2016.

Please follow this link you wish to view the Kidlington Centre Pedalthon post on Facebook

Kidlington Centre Pedalthon Event