Summer of fun in store for young people

Preparations for the summer activity programme are underway after Cherwell District Council’s half term hubs proved a hit with local children.

Published: Thursday, 6th June 2019

The council runs activity hubs to keep children busy and happy while they are off school. There were 160 attendances at the sessions which ran in Banbury and Bicester last week (beginning 28 May) and the team behind them is now hard at work getting ready for the summer edition.

Booking for the summer activity hubs opens on 24 June and they run from Thursday 25 July to Friday 30 August. An early bird discount of ten per cent will be available for people who book before 30 June.

Cllr George Reynolds, Cherwell’s deputy leader, said: “I’m delighted that so many of the district’s children enjoyed the half term hubs. We are hard at work booking special guest coaching sessions to make sure that we offer a summer programme full of variety and creativity.

“Over the summer holidays children who attend the hubs regularly will have the chance to explore a range of new guest activities. Because they are linked to local sports clubs, they give young people a route into continuing a new favourite sport once the holidays are over.

“The hubs are great value and places are highly sought after. So, for even better value and to make sure they don’t miss out, parents are advised to make the most of the early bird offer.”

The hubs centre on exciting multisports, arts, and crafts sessions. They also feature guest activities, which last week included tennis, table tennis, trampolining and dance.

Last week’s hubs took place at Cooper School in Bicester and North Oxfordshire Academy in Banbury. A third venue, the Warriner School in Bloxham, will also be hosting hubs over the summer holidays.

Parents will be able to book their children in for anything from single days to the full programme. All sessions are run by CRB-checked staff, meaning parents can be assured that their children will be safe and happy throughout their time with the hubs.

For further information see holiday hubs.