Kingham Life

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe Arrives in Chipping Norton To the delight of many small children, a shop entirely devoted to the celebration of all things sweet and sticky has…

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Giffords Circus

Giffords Circus 2019: Xanadu

About Giffords Circus One of our summer highlights is the incredible Giffords Circus, which since 2000 has toured the Cotswolds (and increasingly further afield) with a vision  that leaves you…

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Paul Jeffrey with Paddington Bear

The best toy shop in the world?

The Toy Shop The Toy Shop in Moreton-in-Marsh, just 15 minutes from Kingham Cottages, is one of the best toy shops in the world.  Why can I make that claim? …

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The Koestler Trust

Koestler Awards 2018: I’m Still Here

The Koestler Trust We host a biannual charity sculpture show, Sculpture at Kingham Lodge, that in 2018 raised a staggering £70,000 for charity.  One of the charities we support is…

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Remembrance Sunday: 1918-2018

Lest We Forget In this one hundredth commemorative year of the end of the First World War, as we prepare for Remembrance Sunday, there are many opportunities to reflect on…

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The Christmas Fair in the Cotswolds

Since my childhood there has been a Christmas Fair in the area in aid of WellChild, the national charity for sick children.  For several years it has been our neighbour…

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Harvest Festival

Harvest at Daylesford As the wind gets up and the leaves come down it is clear that autumn is settling in and so it is time to celebrate harvest.  As…

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Moor hens or less?

Hens For years we have kept hens here at Kingham Lodge.   Initially Chris hoped free range chickens would mean they would join us in the garden as a, slightly unsavoury,…

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Blenheim Palace: Illuminated Christmas Trail

Blenheim Palace Blenheim Palace, barely 20 minutes from Kingham, is one of the largest national tourist attractions offering fabulous architecture, sweeping landscaped grounds and a well planned array of activities…

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