THERE is an upside to snow and ice, and for thousands of families and children, it comes in the form of snowball fights, sledging and snowman building.

Many are heading out into the freezing expanses of Oxfordshire for some snow-related fun. 

What have you been up to? Send us your pictures!

We're especially looking for:

  • The most inventive 'snowperson'
  • Pets going crazy in the snow
  • Sledging skills
  • Unusual forms of transport (skis, bobsleigh, tea tray etc)

Submit your photos below, and for videos tweet us @oxfordmail or email them here 

Don't forget to tell us your name and where you are

'Beast from the East' snow in Oxfordshire

Send us your pictures when the snow reaches you and let us know where you are.

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Send us your pictures when the snow reaches you and let us know where you are.

Ice Jaws, Snow Shark - On Osney Island

Ice Jaws, Snow Shark - On Osney Island
Rebecca Marsh
Ice Jaws, Snow Shark - On Osney Island
Rebecca Marsh
Ice Jaws, Snow Shark - On Osney Island
Rebecca Marsh
Ice Jaws, Snow Shark - On Osney Island
Rebecca Marsh

Veggie snowman !

Veggie snowman !
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One happy dog in the snow at Hook Norton

One happy dog in the snow at Hook Norton
Dan Weeks

A strong, sassy, independent snowoman in Wheatley.

A strong, sassy, independent snowoman in Wheatley.
Lydia Duncalfe
A strong, sassy, independent snowoman in Wheatley.
Lydia Duncalfe

We have a snowman 65 million years in the making in our garden!

We have a snowman 65 million years in the making in our garden!
Sarah Yeates

Snow in South Park - pics. Richard Cave

Snow in South Park - pics. Richard Cave
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Snow in South Park - pics. Richard Cave
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Snow in South Park - pics. Richard Cave
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Snow in South Park - pics. Richard Cave
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keeley age 6 on the balcony... didn't want to go to park...

keeley age 6 on the balcony... didn't want to go to park...
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Bug waiting to come in the warm after her cold snow day

Bug waiting to come in the warm after her cold snow day
Luke Weston

Sledging in Blenheim Palace in March!

Sledging in Blenheim Palace in March!
Neil Robertson

Snow in Oxfordshire - pictures. Richard Cave

Snow in Oxfordshire - pictures. Richard Cave
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Snow in Oxfordshire - pictures. Richard Cave
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Snow in Oxfordshire - pictures. Richard Cave
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Snow in Oxfordshire - pictures. Richard Cave
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Snow in Oxfordshire - pics. Richard Cave

Snow in Oxfordshire - pics. Richard Cave
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Snow in Oxfordshire - pics. Richard Cave
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Snow in Oxfordshire - pics. Richard Cave
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Snow in Oxfordshire - pics. Richard Cave
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Chilly by the river in Abingdon.

Chilly by the river in Abingdon.
Sally Irvine
Chilly by the river in Abingdon.
Sally Irvine

Snow angels and Gaisford Road Park

Snow angels and Gaisford Road Park
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Snow angels and Gaisford Road Park
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Leah the cat

Leah the cat
Julie Wilsdon

Snowbear

Snowbear
Hayley Hitchcock

Christmas the Labrador enjoying the snow

Christmas the Labrador enjoying the snow
Lily Barber
Christmas the Labrador enjoying the snow
Lily Barber
Christmas the Labrador enjoying the snow
Lily Barber

MAGDELEN COLLEGE SCHOOL GROUNDS DOG 'CHASE' ENJOYING THE SNOW

MAGDELEN COLLEGE SCHOOL GROUNDS DOG 'CHASE' ENJOYING THE SNOW
Luke Weston

Here’s a picture of 8 month old, Albie the miniature schnauzer digging his toys under the snow, being cheeky!

Here’s a picture of 8 month old, Albie the miniature schnauzer digging his toys under the snow, being cheeky!
Karen Fowler

’Hope’ the Cat is keeping warm on top of the boiler in Wallingford, Oxfordshire!

’Hope’ the Cat is keeping warm on top of the boiler in Wallingford, Oxfordshire!
Holly Watts

My partners bike. Green Lane Bayworth Near Sunningwell. Road totally blocked.

My partners bike.
Green Lane Bayworth
Near Sunningwell.
Road totally blocked.
Laura Burns

This is the water that flows into our pond or did do!

This is the water that flows into our pond or did do!
Marianne Slipper

Snow

Snow
Neil FISHER
Snow
Neil FISHER

Siri the shih tzu enjoying the snow :)

Siri the shih tzu enjoying the snow :)
Shannon Drake

Siri the shih tzu enjoying the snow :)

Siri the shih tzu enjoying the snow :)
Shannon Drake

some more pictures from the high street this afternoon

some more pictures from the high street this afternoon
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some more pictures from the high street this afternoon
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some more pictures from the high street this afternoon
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some more pictures from the high street this afternoon
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Snow in Oxford

Snow in Oxford
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Marnie the French bulldog Waiting for the beast from the east

Marnie the French bulldog 
Waiting for the beast from the east
Ross Corrigan