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Waterperry Gardens Events

April - June


Big Easter Bunny Hunt

1 - 16 April, 10am till 5.30pm daily

Join the Big Easter Bunny Hunt around the ornamental gardens. £3.00 per child with a prize - children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies. No need to pre-book, gardens open from 10am till 5.30pm daily


27 May - 4 June 10am till 5.30pm

Half term fun at Waterperry Gardens. Help the gnomes in the gardens who have forgotten their names. Find all eight gnomes (and their names). £3.00 per child with a prize. Children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the normal garden entrance fee applies. No need to pre-book, gardens open from 10am till 5.30pm daily

Waterperry Saxifraga Day

Sat, 27th May @10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visit Waterperry Gardens on 27 May, 10am till 4pm, to see the largest collection of Saxifraga in the UK.

Saxifrage are a wonderful and diverse group of plants – don’t miss The Silver Saxifraga which will be in flower at this time.

Come and talk to the experts and browse our plant sales, take a tour of the Alpine nursery and view our collection of 400+ Hostas.

The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny presented by Quantum Theatre

Sat, 10th June @5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Quantum Theatre are back with an enchanting new adaptation of two of Beatrix Potter’s best-loved Tales, The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny taking place in the wonderful setting of the Waterperry outdoor Amphitheatre.

Peter and his naughty cousin Benjamin know very well that they are not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden, but they cannot resist and soon they find themselves in all sorts of scrapes, caught in a net, trapped by a snarling cat and face to face with Mr McGregor himself!

How will they ever escape? Can Old Mr Bunny come to the rescue in time? And whatever will Mr McGregor make of all those footprints in the flower beds?

Michael Whitmore’s charming adaptation will have you spellbound so why not grab the kids and join Peter and Benjamin on their hair-raising adventures – a magical afternoon of fun for all the family.

Performance – 90 minutes long including a 10 minute interval doors open at 4.30pm, performance starts at 5pm.

Rare Plant Fair

11 June, 10am till 4pm

The chance to browse stalls manned by experts specialising in both rare and traditional plants, all in the beautiful setting of Waterperry Gardens. You may buy your tickets on arrival at the gate with no need to prebook, Adult tickets £9.95 per adult, includes the Gardens and Fair; Children under 16 Free.

Handmade Oxford

16, 17 & 18 June

Handmade Oxford will bring together over 150 of the most exciting UK-based makers featuring a curated selection of fine arts and craft including Jewellery, Fashion & Textiles, Ceramics & Glass, Sculpture, and more.

Handmade Oxford also offers a packed programme of craft workshops, demonstrations, and engaging talks, which will keep visitors occupied throughout the festival whilst enjoying the beautiful gardens, there will certainly be something for everyone. Live music by local musicians and local artisan food will add to the fun festival atmosphere.

Early bird tickets will be available to purchase from mid-January 2023 on


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Wed 22 May 2024

Having won best newcomer UK Pantomime Awards in 2023, Wycombe Swan announce that BBC Radio 2 favourite Vernon Kay will return to panto land this year in sensational family pantomime Aladdin playing from 13 December 2024 – 05 January 2025.

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Mon 20 May 2024

Director-choreographer Arthur Pita reunites with dance virtuoso Edward Watson and composer-musician extraordinaire Frank Moon, this time welcoming the renowned rebel chanteuse Meow Meow for a new adaptation and world premiere of Franz Kafka’s A Hunger Artist at the Old Fire Station, Oxford.  The show has a limited run from 3 to 5 June.

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Mon 20 May 2024

A new exhibition at Hughenden Manor has opened which explores how Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli carefully curated his own image and used Hughenden as stage and backdrop for creating his own legend.

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Thu 16 May 2024

Experience the transformative energy of Thame's Psychic & Wellbeing Fair -a haven for those seeking spiritual guidance, holistic healing, and unique gifts.