Cherwell District Council are committed to ensuring all children across the district have access to a wealth of activities to keep the little and not so little ones busy this Easter.
Published: Thursday, 9th March 2023
With places filling up fast for the popular Easter holiday hubs and the Easter break fast approaching, parents are urged to secure spaces for children wanting to get involved with the many activities that are on offer.
Cherwell’s holiday hubs have been a firm favourite over the past few years for many Cherwell families and will be running from 4 April to 14 April at venues in Banbury, Bicester and Kidlington.
The hubs have been designed with children in mind and offer the chance to keep active during the school break through a mix of games, sports, arts and crafts.
Councillor Phil Chapman, Portfolio Holder for Healthy Communities, said: “Activity hubs are the perfect way for children to spring into action and try out new activities with the support of friendly and knowledgeable coaches. Not only will children develop confidence in their sporting abilities, they will also have the opportunity to forge new friendships.
“With the return of longer days and (we hope) milder weather, Easter break is the perfect time to get out of the house and give new activities a go. Each activity has been specifically created to develop a range of skills, from balance, coordination and agility to teamwork, social skills and creativity.”
The holiday hubs will be held at Spiceball Leisure Centre in Banbury, Bicester Leisure Centre and Kidlington and Gosford Leisure Centre. There will be something for everyone with planned activities including parachute games, obstacle relays, multi skills, arts and crafts and, where available, swimming.
All staff leading the sessions are First Aid trained and have been Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked. There will be breaks for drinks and lunch during the day, all children attending will need to bring a packed lunch and drinks.
Cllr Chapman added: “For parents who may be out at work when their children are off school, the hubs represent an affordable alternative to childcare and one that I think they will find genuinely rewarding.”
Cherwell District Council’s Easter holiday hubs form part of the council’s recently launched Spring into Action campaign, created to encourage and support residents to access health and wellbeing initiatives so they can continue and develop their positive health resolutions. Further information can be found throughout the month on the council’s social media channels.
For further information about the holiday hubs and for paid bookings, visit cherwell.gov.uk/hubs