Have a healthy half term with hubs

The countdown is on to the half term hubs programme after a summer which saw record attendance.

Published: Tuesday, 16th October 2018

Cherwell District Council’s activity sessions for five to 15-year-olds run from Monday, 22 to Friday, 26 October in Banbury and Bicester. 

The hubs put fun and creativity on a level playing field with sports. Dance, games, arts and crafts are lined up alongside everything from tag rugby to hockey, basketball and swimming. Parents can book up until 5pm on the evening before their chosen session.

Cllr George Reynolds, Cherwell’s deputy leader, said: “The hubs are happy and safe places for parents to send their children. They boost kids’ confidence across a variety of physical and creative skills, and the fantastic support they received over summer shows that families really value this.

“Although parents can book last minute if their plans change, we’ve already taken a high volume of bookings, so we urge people to book in advance to avoid disappointment.”

Taking place at North Oxfordshire Academy in Banbury and Cooper School in Bicester, the hubs cost the equivalent of just £2.40 per hour.

All the staff leading the sessions have passed Disclosure and Barring Service checks. The activities are open to children aged five to 15 years old and are split into two age groups, five to seven-year-olds and over-eights.

Full day sessions, from 8.45am to 5pm, cost £19.40 while the shorter session, 8.45am to 3pm, costs £15.30. 

For further information and to book, visit: www.cherwell.gov.uk/holidayactivities