Wonderful Wild Fair

This month I am joining forces with the #30DaysWild campaign connecting with nature and learning about the wonderful world in which we live.

Face to face with a dinosaur


It’s not often that we go into Oxford but on hearing about the Wild Fair at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History it sounded like too good an event to let it just pass by. This was our first visit to the museum with our daughter and as you saw from my Living Arrows: Catching Flies post tired her out.

Daughter with a flag

We let her roam free from the moment we arrived outside the museum and she was soon wandering around. For someone so small it’s not easy juggling a camera while tending to your child. I wonder how other bloggers do it.

Examining Nature Through a Microscope

Inside there were the usual attractions of dinosaurs and taxidermy. While the centre of the museum also included various stalls devoted to local wildlife organisations and exhibits. There were also talks, story time and lots of writing to be read but we made the decision to follow our daughter’s lead. I am assuming it is an annual event so maybe in the future she’ll sit still long enough to listen to the talks alongside us.

Daddy holding daughter up to see a stage

Outside even more exhibitors were giving demonstrations, talking about the environment and educating children through the use of games. There was something for everyone.

Have you been to a fair all about wildlife?


This post was originally linked to the following linkys: Whatever the Weather Wednesdays, A Blogging Good Time, My Wild Ones, My Favourite Trip and Country Kids.

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  1. Looks like a fab day out, A would absolutely love this with all the dinosaurs! #mywildones

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  2. What a fabulous adventure - perfect for the 30 days wild challenge! My boys would love the dinosaurs too! You are right it is hard to watch kids and snap great shots! Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

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    1. It certainly was a lovely wild day out. How do you manage the photography?

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  3. What a great day out. It looks like there was plenty to do and see. Fab photos!

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  4. A great place to explore and have a good day out!

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  5. What a great day out, my daughter would love all the dinosaurs! Looks a lovely place to explore and see lots too! #MyWildOnes

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  6. That looks like a great day out and one that would be suitable for older children too. Your pictures are great xx

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    1. I think it is suitable for everyone of all ages.

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  7. My son would really love those dinosaurs, my daughter would probably just want to eat whatever was on their tables. You're right about kids and cameras though, juggling them all is very tricky! #whatevertheweather

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    1. How do you juggle photography and kids Lizzie?

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  8. We love it there, they have so many events for kids throughout the year too. A great place to explore #CountryKids

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    1. I will have to keep an eye open for future events. Thanks for the tip.

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  9. This sounds like a good reason to go into town! It's great that they had the fair and it fits so well for the #30days wild challenge (it's good fun isn't it!?). I don't have photo and kid advice, my little one is 11 months and is just still enough to take photos of! #countrykids

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    1. It is great fun connecting with nature when we can.

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  10. A lovely looking event, I've never heard of a fair like this but it really appeals to me. It sounds like there was lots there aimed at children with the story telling inside and games outside. A great family visit. there is a knack to one handed photos, I try to take a lot in the hope some are in focus. Well done on your photos here, no blur at all!

    Thank you for sharing a lovely event at #CountryKids



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    1. It definitely was a great place to visit that day and lovely to have the sun shining on us all. Taking lots of photos sure is a great tip.

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  11. Cute photos with the dinos!
    #Myfavoritetrip

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  12. An amazing event for kids! We had one here last year in Bristol and it was fun for my son to see and learn about bees, worms and plants. They will have it again next weekend and I hope we can go again =) #countrykids

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    1. They sure are very informative events. Hope you can get to go to your local one. Would be good to read about the one in Bristol too.

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  13. Wow! What a fab place to visit! My eldest would love the dinosaurs!

    Thanks for linking up to #MyWildOnes xx

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    1. It sure is. Why not stop by if passing.

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  14. Looks like a great place to visit for a day out. Our boys love dinosaurs. This would have been great for them #whatevertheweather

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    1. It sure is. I'll be looking to see what other events our family will enjoy.

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  15. I lived in Oxford for a year and have visited the Museum of Natural History but have never taken my son to the city. It looks like a great trip, full of things to see. Would love to return to Oxford for a visit one day Thanks for joining in with #MyFavouriteTrip Polly

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    1. It sure was a great day out for all the family. Here's hoping your wish comes true.

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  16. It looks fab! My boys love museums too, they are great fun to visit and I'm sure they take in a surprising amount of information too. Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather X

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    1. It sure is a great museum. We will have to look into visiting others that are aimed at all the family or have toddler activities.

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