CHILDRENS PAGE IN THE BANBURY AREA

Child First Nursery Child First8 Horsefair, Banbury, OX16 0AA Telephone: 01295 273743 Welcome to Child First nursery, we are situated immediately opposite the Banbury Cross and provide a warm homely environment, providing the highest standard of care and early years education for children aged 0-5 years old.

We benefit from large, spacious rooms across two floors and now each age group has direct access to a stimulating outdoor space with the recent addition of our roof garden where children help grow their own vegetables amongst other activities.

Contact us to arrange a visit or call in any time between 10am and 4pm and we will show you how our committed staff team work with our children, supporting and enabling them to explore, discover, learn and develop.


FAFU - Play Costumes Child FirstTelephone: 07831 635802 We believe in using open ended play to spark interest and ignite passion for learning. That is why we have created a line of creative play costumes that offer children the opportunity to explore their fantasies, share their stories, and build their confidence. Our costumes were designed to demand thought and creation from children, as well as encourage cooperation and expression. They also offer stimuli for the development of finer motor skills and problem solving because they enable children to work out by themselves what they are and how they work. The costume line was developed in collaboration with experienced teachers and Early Years practitioners and will continue to grow and change. The costumes can add a lot of fun and colour to group work as well as being useful in solitary play. All of our products are from natural and eco-friendly materials and ethically produced. The only limitation is imagination!

Smart Tots Day Nursery Child First25 Horse Fair, Banbury, OX16 0AE Telephone: 01295 259 393 Smart Tots is a home-from-home nursery, run by a professional team with a child-centred approach to childcare. Situated in a lovely Georgian town-house in a great town centre location, Smart Tots offers a 'complete' service for children from 3 months old to school-starting age, ensuring the nursery experience is a positive and memorable one for children and parents. Each age group has their own spacious and airy rooms with access to secure outdoor space for plenty of fresh air. The homely experience is rounded off by our menu of delicious home-cooked meals every day. From the age of two, we include Great Little Movers physical development classes and French classes led by our own French Teacher. If you'd like to see what's on offer, please call or email - we'd be delighted to welcome you




1.  Adams 57 Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Banbury OX16 5UP Telephone: 01295 709709 Adams kids has a wide selection of girls' and boys' clothing from pretty girls' dresses, trendy boys' jeans to high quality school wear. Whatever you are looking for in childrens clothing we hope you can find it here, we have great outfits for holidays, special occasions and also everyday wear. Whenever you are looking for clothing or gifts for children, come in and have a look - we also have a great range of books and toys suitable from birth onwards.

2.   Belles and Babes Telephone: 07803 883893 Looking for an unforgettable way to celebrate your darling daughter's birthday? How about a Belles & Babes girls glitter, sparkle & razzle dazzle birthday party! Ideal for girls aged 3+ and lasting for 1.5 hours. Each birthday girl and party guest will be pampered with: Nail art including polish, gemstones and tattoos - hair accessorising including braiding, beading and/or colour flashes, glitter sprays - glitter lip glosses and glitter cheeks using age and child appropriate cosmetics - fun temporary tattoos - fun dress-up including feathers, costumes, wigs & props - girly games & prizes for everyone! Funky girl band - hot hits music & dance moves with disco lights!

3.   Bop-Alots Telephone: 01608 737829 Mini Action Disco for children, Music & Dancing, Games & Prizes.

4.  Bumble B Roadshow Telephone:  0845 052 9639 or Mobile: 0777 555 7867 Invite your friends to a memorable fun party with your very own crazy disco party with Mr Mayhem and his Bumble ‘B’ Roadshow Team. We have a huge selection of party music so you can join in with lots of crazy party dances as well as dancing to the coolest hits of today and also heaps of fun games and competitions. We provide party entertainment for Nurseries, Primary Schools, Corporate Family Fun Days, Summer Fetes & Birthday Parties for the 5 - 10 age group.

5.  Ed's of Aynho Aynho, Near Banbury. Telephone: 01869 810808 or Mobile: 07811 225698 Bouncy Castle Hire - Collect or Deliver. Ed’s of Aynho, established 1994, provides bouncy castles and other amusements for parties and events. We provide both outdoor inflatables and many suitable for indoor use perhaps in village halls, barns or other large spaces.

6.  Child First Nursery Child First8 Horsefair, Banbury, OX16 0AA Telephone: 01295 273743 Welcome to Child First nursery, we are situated immediately opposite the Banbury Cross and provide a warm homely environment, providing the highest standard of care and early years education for children aged 0-5 years old.

We benefit from large, spacious rooms across two floors and now each age group has direct access to a stimulating outdoor space with the recent addition of our roof garden where children help grow their own vegetables amongst other activities.

Contact us to arrange a visit or call in any time between 10am and 4pm and we will show you how our committed staff team work with our children, supporting and enabling them to explore, discover, learn and develop.

7.  Early Learning Centre 17 High Street, Banbury OX16 5EE Telephone: 01295 267144 At Early Learning Centre, we do all we can to help parents help children grow into happy, self-confident people. We create fantastic toys – toys that help develop vital skills, toys that help children get off to the best possible start, and toys that are tremendous fun. All our toys are designed to help children explore the boundaries of their imaginations and creativity , to make learning fun and help children be all they can be.

8.   Ella Art Telephone: 07472 747355 Local artist painting personalised art for your little monkeys. Commission something special for your little one to add a finishing touch to their bedroom, and something to treasure. They will love seeing their name in the picture - birth dates and messages can also be included. Much loved toys, favourite animals, boys stuff, girlie things, you choose the theme and colour scheme to complement your child's bedroom.

9.  FAFU - Play Costumes Child FirstTelephone: 07831 635802 We believe in using open ended play to spark interest and ignite passion for learning. That is why we have created a line of creative play costumes that offer children the opportunity to explore their fantasies, share their stories, and build their confidence. Our costumes were designed to demand thought and creation from children, as well as encourage cooperation and expression. They also offer stimuli for the development of finer motor skills and problem solving because they enable children to work out by themselves what they are and how they work. The costume line was developed in collaboration with experienced teachers and Early Years practitioners and will continue to grow and change. The costumes can add a lot of fun and colour to group work as well as being useful in solitary play. All of our products are from natural and eco-friendly materials and ethically produced. The only limitation is imagination!

10.  Fit to be Mum Telephone: 07768 293 176 Specialist in pre and post natal exercise - Fit to be mum offers one to one training session available in the comfort of your own home,outside in the park or in a gym. PRE-NATAL - A well devised, safe and effective workout during pregnancy to maintain fitness and prepare your body for the demands going to be placed on it throughout pregnancy , labour and after. POST NATAL: - A programme centred around strengthening and repairing your body and getting your pre-baby body back. (whether it be 6 wks or 6mths after giving birth- it's never to late to return/start)

11.  Flutterbyes and Snails Telephone: 07792 328 706 Emma is a professional and reliable face painter and children's entertainer. Emma's passion for face painting and crafting clearly comes through at every event that she attends. Constantly training and developing new ideas, Emma will brighten up your party and transform guests at your event. We can add an extra dimension catering for a variety of events: Birthday parties - School and nursery events - Weddings - Family fun days - Fetes - Corporate events - Halloween parties - Christmas Parties - Festivals - Proms - Hen nights.

12.  Go Arty Malvern Close, Banbury OX16 9EL Telephone: 01295 266804 GoArty is a mobile pottery painting business, covering Banbury and the surrounding area. We love a good party!!! Painting pottery is a fun, creative activity - suitable for all ages, from 5 to 105 years!! We bring everything to you so you can enjoy creating special keepsakes and have fun at the same time. Why not get a group of friends together for a party... we can come to your home, or we can set up at any venue of your choice.

13.  Kaleidoscope Theatre College Kaleidoscope House, 35 Rochester way, Twyford, Adderbury, OX17 3JU Telephone: 01295 810830 The Kaleidoscope Theatre College offers totally unique Pre-school classes for young children.We have combined the love of 'dressing up' and dance to produce a new concept which captures imaginations and encourages dance development. We have a varied timetable currently operating, classes include: Fabulous Fairy, Magical Adventure, Baby Bopper and Let's Pretend dance classes for children aged 18 months - 4 1/2 yrs. All teachers are highly qualified, CRB checked and professional.

14.  KNR Jewellery Telephone: 07967 399449 Mobile Children's Clay Parties. I will travel to your home/party venue, bring all the clay and tools needed for your children, the children create an item of their choice with my professional guidance. Once their little master pieces are made I will take them away, fire them in the kiln to make then solid and return them to you. Babies/Children's hands and feet plaques - These plaques can be any shape with your child's hands and/or feet imprinted into clay with personalised details - child's name, birth date, birth weight, child's birthday, message to receiver..up to you! Great for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas and birthday for parents, godparents and grandparents!

15.  Lakeside Superbowl Bowling Alley Unit 2, Cherwell Centre, George Street, Banbury, OX16 5BH Telephone: 01295 251222 Lakeside Superbowl Banbury has all the facilities you need, whether its a Corporate Party, Childrens Party, Night Out, or simply a quick game. 20 Lanes, Bar, Diner, Childrens Party Room, American Pool Tables, Amusements, Disabled Facilities, Lane Bumpers, Ball Ramps, Parties catered for, Mother and baby facilities - Open 7 days a week.

16.  Martin Key - Magician The Old Smithy, Tadmarton, Banbury OX15 5SJ Telephone: 01295 788206 Magic Martin is always a big hit with the children. He is funny, has lots of magic tricks to show, and always brings along some of his friends including Fred the Parrot, Barry, the life-size ventriloquist dummy and Hocus, the live magic rabbit. The show can also include Magic Martin's Puppet Theatre.  The grown ups can relax knowing the children are having a great time.

17.  Eddie Kybert 56 Hillview Crescent, Banbury Telephone: 01295 250299 Magic with a Smile. Doves, Rabbits, Balloon Models.

18.  Merry-Go-Round Unit 13, Twyford Mill Estate, Oxford Road, Adderbury, OX17 3SX Telephone: 01295 810008 We have the largest childrens factory shop in the Banbury area. We stock childrens clothes, books, toys, sprotswear, trainers and football boots etc all at factory prices. With makes such as Nike, Umbro, Osh Kosh, Gap, Next and designer labels. Merry-Go-Round offers a selection of Baby & childrens clothes from well known major brands at factory shop prices. We also sell washable nappies and trainer pants, toys,childrens books and gifts. The showroom is open Monday-Saturday from 10am to 4pm - We can also come to you for fairs, fetes or to do fashion shows for your group or school.

19.  Mess Around North Oxfordshire Banbury Sea Cadets Hall, Unit 1 Bridge Wharf, Lower Cherwell Street, Banbury, OX16 5AYTelephone: 07513 426528 New weekly sessions in Banbury take place on Thursday mornings from 1030am-1130am and fortnightly session on a Sunday 1030am-1130am. Fun, friendly & stimulating child-led messy play sessions encouraging cognitive and creative development. No right & wrong, no pressure, No Clearing Up!! For babies, toddlers and children up to and including 5 years of age. At Mess Around sessions and parties children have the opportunity to explore and play with a wide variety of materials and textures in a fun, friendly and hassle free environment.

20.  Mini Rockers Telephone: 07803 159580 Contemporary, unique but most of all fun music and play classes for mini ones from 7 weeks to early walking. Engaging your baby's senses to help with their development. Based in Banbury.

21.  Musical Minis Telephone: 01296 738652 Fun time music group for babies and toddlers from 6 months+. Rhythm, song, sound and movement, developing your child in a relaxed party atmostphere. Groups locally.

22.   Painted Faces 4 U Portway Banbury OX16 1QQ Telephone: 07533 414 842 A Quality Face painter available for birthday parties, Corporate jobs, Shopping centers & Events. For birthday parties why not add balloon twisting, hair braiding and airbrush tattooing - We have a whole range of quality fun services available including face painting, face painting lessons or 'Make over parties Work Shops for Children and Adults.

23.   PLD Entertainment Telephone: Tel: 01295 26 36 29 or Mobile: 07866 808 611 From Disco's and Karaoke to Bouncy castles and sumo suits, we have something for all events. Our company has been established since 2006 and is a well known supplier of bouncy castles, inflatables and musical entertainment. We pride ourselves on a fast, reliable and safety conscious service second to none.

24.   Pudding Pie Cookery School 46 Stanwell Drive, Middleton Cheney, Banbury, OX17 2RE Telephone:  01295 713705 Pudding Pie is passionate about food, cooking and teaching new skills. Our philosophy is that cooking should always be fun. We encourage children, teenagers and adults to experiment, taste and touch food, it's all about having fun at the same time. Whether you are new to cooking, want to learn to cook tasty food whilst on a diet, or if you are simply looking to improve your skills, we can help.

25.  Rainbows Day Nursery Banbury Unit 4, Bridge Wharf, Lower Cherwell Street, Banbury, OX16 5AY Telephone: 01295 269600Rainbow’s Day Nursery is a purpose built Day Nursery which has a beautiful canal side setting with a fully enclosed safe garden for free flow activities and outside play. A developing Nursery from acceptable to exceptional in the care and education of children aged 3 months - 5 years   *   Ofsted registered   *   Constant team building and training undertaken to ensure all children receive extra special care   *   Continuous improvements made to meet high standards and expectations  *   Offering 15 hours of free childcare each week for eligible 3 and 4 year olds.

26.  Ramthorne Bouncy Castles Ramthorne Farm, Hook Norton, OX15 5DE Telephone: 01608 730741 Various type of bouncy castles indoor and outdoor.

27.  Rhythm Time Telephone: 01295 750442 Fun, quality, age-appropriate music classes for babies and children under the age of 5 - starting as tiny babies! Three different classes to suit the developmental needs of your child. Activities covered include singing, movement, imitation, percussion playing, listening and exploring basic musical concepts. Classes take place weekly in the Banbury area - please ring for details.

28.  Rugrats and Half Pints Beaumont Road Banbury OX16 1QY Telephone: 01295 250060 Rugrats and Half Pints is a brand new concept in indoor activities for children aged between 0-8 years which includes a wide range of sensory and soft play activities all under one roof Committed to providing a safe, clean and stimulating environment with emphasis on fun, Rugrats and Half Pints is the centre you have been waiting for.

29.  Smart Tots Day Nursery Child First25 Horse Fair, Banbury, OX16 0AE Telephone: 01295 259 393 Smart Tots is a home-from-home nursery, run by a professional team with a child-centred approach to childcare. Situated in a lovely Georgian town-house in a great town centre location, Smart Tots offers a 'complete' service for children from 3 months old to school-starting age, ensuring the nursery experience is a positive and memorable one for children and parents. Each age group has their own spacious and airy rooms with access to secure outdoor space for plenty of fresh air. The homely experience is rounded off by our menu of delicious home-cooked meals every day. From the age of two, we include Great Little Movers physical development classes and French classes led by our own French Teacher. If you'd like to see what's on offer, please call or email - we'd be delighted to welcome you

30.  Squirty Wirty 13 Pargeter Close, Banbury, OX17 2DS Telephone: 01582 762606 Professional and Relaible Childrens entertainer for all occasions. Comedy Magic, Puppets, Live rabbit and Dove, Games and more. Magic Cricle, Equity and CRB approved.

31.  Sweet Celebrations 19-20 Church Lane, Banbury, OX16 5LS Telephone: 01295 269472 The Balloon & Party shop and Fancy Dress Costumes to Hire or Buy - Loads of Fancy Dress Accessories, Hats, Masks, Wigs etc - Childrens Party Products & Accessories - Balloon Displays and Decorations - Tricks & Jokes - Bouncy Castle Hire - Adult Humour for Stag Nights and Hen Nights and loads more....

32.  Sydney's Exploditions Little High Meadow, Lower Tadmarton, OX15 5TA Telephone: 01295 780700 Hire your own Shire team and Driver. Travel to us, meet our Shires at home. Or we'll "plod" to you (within 10 miles) for Birthday Parties, Picnics, Pub Lunch, Pub Crawls, Country Cart Weddings, Village Fetes, Business or School 'Do's,' - all special days. We offer our range of horse and carts or wagons for hire for garden / birthday parties, weddings, funerals and pub crawls.

33.  Wade Gymnastics Club Grove House Barn, Kings Sutton Road, Warkworth, Banbury Telephone: 01295 710107 Why not try our courses in Gymnastics, Trampoline, Bounce Time Courses or Fun Gym.

34.  Water Fowl Sanctuary & Children's Farm Wigginton Heath, between Bloxham and Hook Norton - follow the Duck Signs. Telephone: 01608 730252 Hundreds of friendly animals and birds waiting to meet you. Open 10.30am until 6pm or dusk, 7 days a week except Christmas Day.

35.  Wiggler Toy Shop 70 High Street Banbury Telephone: 01295 271329 Wiggler is a family run toyshop that prides itself on providing a fun and friendly service and most importantly will help find fun things for children to do and play with - from new born to grown up kids! We are a traditional toyshop specializing in wooden toys, Wooden train sets, Ride-ons, Pull-alongs, Puzzles and Games by Big Jigs and I'm Toy - Hand puppets by Puppet company - Quay construction kits - Music boxes - Taggies, DouDou, Grannimals - Imajo fair trade rag dolls - Button bag sewing kits - Science kits by Great Gizzmo.

36.  Zebra Parties Telephone: 01295 255878 or 07879 881550 Welcome to Zebra Parties home of the ultimate party packages to make your little birthday boys and girls day extra special. Zebra Parties offer great value, stress free, party entertainment with everything taken care of. Therefore, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the day as much as your little one.