Oxford’s community organisations and the City Council are making sure there’s something for everyone this Easter holidays, with free and low-cost activities in local neighbourhoods.
Activities include music workshops, sports, crafts, board games, dance and more. Many of the activities include a free meal, giving families some extra help with the cost of living crisis.
For children who are registered for free school meals, the Holiday Activities and Food Programme is returning over the 2 week school holiday. Activities are available to children from Reception to Year 11, families are entitled to four days of Activity Camps.
Some of the highlights this Easter include:
- Leys CDI Easter Project providing street art, street sports, table tennis, dance workshops, cooking workshops and more, plus a free meal. For children age 9-15
- Blackbird Leys Adventure Playground (BLAP): craft, cooking, sport, free lunch. For age 8-13 years
- Oxford Academy: fitness, football and games
- Barton Community Association: activities for ages 6-12 years
- Name It Youth Project: Ramadan and Easter holiday activities, including Iftar meal at evening sessions
- Parasol Project: inclusive activities for children and teens in Northway and Wolvercote
- The Museum of Oxford is also running a series of free and low cost activities during the holidays, including a family fun day, poetry workshop and an art workshop.
Oxford City Council provides activities throughout the year and for school holidays through its Youth Ambition team, and provides funding to other groups and services that organise holiday and youth activities.
“Oxford’s brilliant community groups are providing really important services in the school holiday, and we’re proud to support them. They’re providing a safe place, new experiences, and often a free meal. With the cost of living pressures it’s more important than ever that to support our young people, so don’t miss out on what’s in your area.”
Councillor Shaista Aziz, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Communities and Culture
For details of what’s on across Oxford and the county visit Activities Oxfordshire