Christmas Wrapping Service

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Katharine House will be holding a Christmas wrapping service inside Castle Quay Shopping Centre this Saturday and Sunday 14 & 15 December.

Our festive team will be located inside the Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Banbury between New Look and Sports Direct from 10am – 4pm each day wrapping your gifts raising money for Katharine House and helping to continue to #MakeEveryMomentMatter for our patients and their families.

If you have saved all of your gifts for some last minute wrapping and would like some help with this, bring them along at the weekend and our festive helpers will be able to assist.

Santa’s Post Office

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Banbury BID has arranged for festive elves to help children write their letters to Santa, (or Father Christmas if they prefer) while parents can sit down and have a well-deserved rest. Letters are sent by special elf magic, via a magic Post Box, direct to Santa.

The event will take place in Castle Quay, Unit 27, opposite Cards Direct. The elves are very busy over Christmas but we are lucky to have the following opening times. No need to book –  kids can just turn up and enjoy!

Opening Times

Saturday 23rd November, 11am – 4pm
Sunday 24th November, 11am – 2pm
Saturday 30th November, 11am – 4pm
Sunday 1st December, 11am – 4pm
Saturday 7th December, 11am – 4pm
Sunday 8th December, 11am – 4pm
Saturday 14th December, 11am – 4pm
Sunday 15th December, 11am – 4pm
Friday 20th December, 11am – 4pm
Saturday 21st December, 11am – 4pm
Sunday 22nd December, 11am – 4pm
Monday 23rd December, 11am – 4pm

Banbury Sun Lantern Parade

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We’ve teamed up with the Banbury BID to celebrate the shortest day of the year with a stunning community lantern parade.

Join us from 10am – 3pm, on Saturday 14th, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st December

Bring the kids to the Imagination Station where they will learn how to create their own beautiful lantern at our FREE craft workshops. Once complete, they will be able to take their lantern away to enjoy at home.

Then, from 5pm, Sunday 22nd December…

Meet us at Castle Quay’s Imagination Station to celebrate the Winter Solstice with live music and festive cheer as we parade our lanterns through Castle Quay and around Banbury.

Lanterns will then be displayed in Castle Quay after the event.

Parking at Castle Quay costs just £1 all day on Sundays, so it’s the perfect opportunity to finish off any last minute Christmas preparations and get together with family and friends to start the season’s celebrations.

Christmas magic!

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11am – 4pm, Saturdays 30th November and 7th, 14th & 21st December

Nothing makes Christmas for the little ones, like the chance to meet the big man in red for FREE!

This year, Santa will be taking a break from his busy schedule to pop in to see us at Castle Quay and put his feet up for a few hours from the comfort of his special throne.

He’ll be more than happy to meet the little ones, listen to their Christmas wishes and give them a little sweet treat. 

Plus, there will be photo opportunities galore with the big man in red and his helpful elf!

Christmassy creations!

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16th November – 18th December

Christmas creeps up faster and faster each year, with little time to get in the mood. So this year we’re helping you get in the festive spirit with a variety of free festive craft activities in the run up to Christmas.

Join us at The Imagination Station to turn your hands to some Christmassy creations of your very own.

Here’s what we have lined up for you to enjoy…

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Free Fun at the Imagination Station

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Join us at The Imagination Station, here at Castle Quay for a host of fabulous FREE events throughout the year!

Coming up this winter…

‘Come to my Party’ toddler party with Kerry

10am – 12pm, Tuesdays 5th & 19th November and 17th December and from 12pm – 2pm on 3rd December.

Bring the little ones, from new-born upwards for party fun including singing, movement and play with Kerry. Parties start at 10am, and 11am but you’re welcome to join in at any time.