Around 150 free car parking spaces will be available at the school, with additional parking available at The Warriner School (which is just a short walk from Bloxham School). Car park stewards will be in attendance to advise.
Taxis from Banbury Station
Castle Cars are offering a special festival rate of £8 per journey from Banbury station to Bloxham school. Find their office at the back of the station (go straight on at the foot of the stairs, past the ticket office) and mention the Bloxham Festival when you book.
Sessions will take place in the Great Hall, the Recital Room and the Chapel; we regret that the Chapel does not accommodate wheelchair users. The Recital Room is on 1st floor and has lift access, and both the Recital Room and the library have disabled toilets.
Hot and cold drinks, light snacks and meals will be available from 9am to 4pm Saturday and 10am to 2pm Sunday - Bloxham school catering is award-winning and offers school dinners as you've never tasted them!
We will also have a licensed bar open from 12pm to 10pm on Saturday and 12pm to 2pm on Sunday.
Both the canteen and the bar will be cash only. Credit/debit cards can be used to purchase meal vouchers from the Welcome Desk.
Pubs and Restaurants in Bloxham
The Red Lion - food served 5:30pm - 9pm
High Street, Bloxham OX15 4LX 01295 720352 www.redlionbloxham.co.uk
The Joiners Arms - food served 6pm - 9pm
Old Bridge Road, Bloxham OX15 4LY 01295 720223 www.joinersarms.com
Bloxham Fish Bar - open 4:30pm - 9:30pm
High Street, Bloxham - 01295 722343
Elephant & Castle
Humber Street, Bloxham 01295 720383 www.bloxhampub.co.uk
Finding Your Way Around
You can view a map of Bloxham School here. Stewards will be on hand throughout the weekend and printed maps will be available at the welcome desk.
This will be at the entrance to the library. Find here all the information you need including printed programmes, maps, catering details plus everything else to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.
Tickets will be available at the welcome desk over the weekend (depending on availability). Payment by card or cash.
Church House Bookshop will run a bookstall throughout the weekend in the small dining room, with a great selection of speaker books and other titles. Author signing sessions will also be here - full details of these will be at the welcome desk. To order speaker books or find out more visit www.chbookshop.co.uk or call us on 0845 017 6965 (Mon-Fri, 9:30am - 5pm).
Time to Spare
If you have an hour or two to spare between sessions, we recommend:
- School library - open all weekend and offers comfortable seating to read the paper or relax in quiet. (No food or drink please.)
- St Mary's Church - the 198ft spire of this beautiful medieval church dominates the landscape for miles around. Find out more here.
- Bloxham village - offers a pleasant stroll along the high street with several attractive local pubs. You can find more information about the local area at www.banbury-cross.co.uk and www.visitnorthoxfordshire.com.