Welcome to Wantage

Wantage Parish Church

Music in the Marketplace

Old Town Hall

Wantage Market


King Alfred the Great

Wantage Marketplace

Fresh food at Wantage Market

Views from the Church tower

Vale and Downland Museum

Betjeman Park

Places to visit

Wantage shops

Welcome to Wantage, Birthplace of King Alfred

A place to live, a place to love

Wantage in Oxfordshire is an attractive market town in the Vale of White Horse in Oxfordshire. This community run website was created to help residents and visitors what’s going on and where to find things.

WHAT’S ON? Take a look at the Wantage Evens Calendar. Add your own events. It’s free!
DIRECTORY Find businesses, accommodation, clubs, churches and other organisations. Add your own adverts. It’s free!
NEWS Read local articles and submit your own stories. That’s free too!

Biggest and Best Wantage Arts Festival yet!

The Wantage Summer Arts Festival 2018 from June 1st to July 7th is a celebration of Arts and Culture in Wantage and surrounding villages. The Festival team headed by Jim Mitchell, founder of the...

Peter Pan at Fitzwaryn School

Peter Pan is in a Pickle - Can you help? "She is scared of theatre but today she joined in". Head2Head Theatre is a small registered charity based in Ashtead. We are led by volunteers with a passion...

Stag beetle summer: help

Stag beetle summer: how you can help this endangered beetle this June & July Between June and July, wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is asking for families, individuals...

Wantage Literary Festival 2018

The Wantage (not just) Betjeman Literary Festival has been renamed The Wantage Literary Festival and is a collection of events covering literature, poetry, comedy, history, science, the arts and...

Twinning trip to Germany anyone?

25 Year Celebrations of the German Twinning Association This year on  Saturday 18th August (2018) the German Twin Town of Seesen in the Harz Mountains will be marking and celebrating the 25 years...

Wantage Camera Club 2017

We have a new gallery of local photographs - all taken by members of Wantage Camera Club, a group of enthusiasts who - between them - use a wide range of cameras from high level DSLRs all the way...

An hour in Wantage by Alastair Clunie

What’s it like to view where you live as if you were shooting it as a travel photographer? That’s the question I set out to answer in an hour in Wantage. 60 minutes, one camera, one lens and the...

A friendly greeting at the gym

tfd health & fitness add 200sqm of gym floor space & 2 new studios Opened in 2004 by local husband and wife team, tfd health & fitness on Grove Business Park is a community in its’ own right, full...

Wantage photographer – Tom Reveley 1875-1941

One of the most well known North Berkshire photographers of the past 150 years was Tom Reveley who was an active professional photographer in the Wantage area from 1896-1941. Tom was born in Wantage...

Wantage scientist takes her research to Parliament #wantage

Cara Ellison, 25, a PhD student at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, hailing from Wantage, Oxfordshire, is attending Parliament to present her bioscience research to a range of...

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The Wantage Website is run by local voluntary effort and is self-funding. We are not connected to any of the local councils or other governing bodies; we don’t receive any public money. A small donation towards our running costs would be much appreciated.