Introducing ‘Wildings’ at Cornbury House Horse Trials.

An action-packed dedicated space for kids and families to get involved with a range of FREE interactive activities over Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September 2023 to accompany the world-class live equestrian action. 

Drawing inspiration from the nearby Wychwood Forest, the main centrepiece will be the Cornbury Wishing Tree, which is woven from willow by Willow Pool.

Children will be learning about and making leaves to decorate it throughout the weekend based on the trees found in the forest, along with items found on the woodland floor. 

As part of the Willow Pool programme of activities, children and parents will also be able to take part in their willow weaving workshops andfor those wanting to get their hands dirty, we’ve got it covered with some clay animal making (washing facilities provided). 

Finally, don’t miss the Junk Trunk, one mighty colourful and sustainable craft workshop.

Whether it’s creating your own fancy headwear, making jewellery, wands or flags, there is something to suit all ages and of course there will be a nod to Cornbury House Horse Trials with some horsey headwear!  


A dedicated team will be on hand to help with those imaginative creations and even better, all the activities are Free to enjoy. 


The full list of kids activities as follows: 

  • Willow weaving

  • Leaf making to decorate the Cornbury Wishing Tree

  • Clay animal making 

  • Climate science workshop (Sat only)

  • Junk Trunk craft workshop 

Please note the Wildwood Kids Zone will operate across the weekend of 9-10 September only. Kids 12 and Under are Free to attend Cornbury House Horse Trials which runs from 6-10 September. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

About Cornbury House Horse Trials (6-10 September) 

Cornbury House Horse Trials takes place across five days in September in the heart of the Cotswolds.

With its visually stunning backdrops of Cornbury House and the Wychwood Forest, this year’s event promises a boutique experience for attendees, where the world of traditional eventing meets a woodland festival atmosphere.  

For the first time, Cornbury House Horse Trials is hosting the highly prestigious British Eventing Young Horse Championships for five-, six- and seven-year-old horses.

This is in addition to The Howden Way National Youth Championships for under-21 riders, international FEI classes at CCI3*-S and CCI2*-S level along with the national intermediate competitions.

Away from the equestrian action and new for 2023, a celebration of all things food and drink will be a key part of the event, with the introduction of “Field Food” offering a showcase of delicious locally-produced artisan options for attendees to enjoy.

This will include open Asados (Argentinian barbecue food), a range of offerings from local farms along with local ales to enjoy from the new on-site public bar, the aptly named “Wychwood Inn”.

Dates: 6-10 September 2023

Tickets start from £10 and Children 12 and Under Go for Free

Parking is included

Visit for further information

: +44 (0) 7827 957 113

Cornbury House, Cornbury Park

Charlbury, Chipping Norton, OX7 3EH


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