Skip to content Skip to main navigation

Oxford City Council is working with a number of partner agencies to ensure all children and young people aged 8 to 19 can take part in a range of activities this summer.

Throughout the summer holidays, there are opportunities to build upon existing interests or try new things. From games, trips, outdoor education, swimming and ice skating to cooking, film making, music, dance and arts and crafts, there really is something for everyone.

 

More information and how to book

Please contact providers directly to find out more and book your activities. Spaces are limited so early booking is advised.

 

Ark-T and Oxford Community Action

Activities

Cooking, football, swimming, ice skating, story-telling, music and art

Where?

Cowley Marsh Park

When?

26 July to 27 August, 12pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday

Who can attend?

Anyone aged 8 to 19

Additional information

Water and light refreshments provided

Book or find out more

Call Hassan: 07412 537961

 

Barton Community Association

Activities

Fun playful activities, sports, swimming, cooking, arts and crafts, fitness activities, dance, film, sports, trips and beauty activities

Where?

Barton Neighbourhood Centre

When?

Please contact provider for details

Who can attend?

Young people aged 12 to 16

Additional information

Attendance is free (although donations are welcome). There will be a free lunch available for each young person who attends

Book or find out more

Email [email protected] for further details and an application form, or phone: 01865 761987

 

Blackbird Leys Summer Youth Project Partnership

Activities

Games, cooking, trips, film making, music, food learning, arts and crafts, dance, sports, trips, outdoor education, swimming and ice skating

Where?

Leys CDI, BLAP, Dovecote and Littlemore

When?

  • Leys CDI: 2 – 27 August, weekdays, 10am to 4pm
  • BLAP: 26 July – 20 August, weekdays, 10am to 4pm
  • Dovecote: 26 July – 19 August, Monday-Thursday, 10am to 3pm
  • Littlemore: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11am to 2pm

Who can attend?

  • Leys CDI: Ages 9 to 19
  • BLAP: Ages 8 to 13
  • Dovecote: Ages 4 to 12
  • Littlemore: please ask provider

Additional information

A small charge may be applied to some sessions. Free school meals places can be booked in advance

Book or find out more

 

Cutteslowe Community Centre

Activities

Gardening, art, puppet shows, bush craft, scavenger hunts, community art, dancing, sensational science (including messy experiments!), music performance and production and more

Where?

Activities will take place at a variety of locations with many involving exploring different spaces

When?

August to September, a wide variety of sessions, Monday to Friday

Who can attend?

Anyone aged 5 to 16

Additional information

Sessions have been carefully created to ensure they are of interest to specific age groups. Therefore, different activities have specific age restrictions for suitability

Book or find out more

Email [email protected]

 

East Oxford Youth Partnership

Activities

Informal educational activities: including games, sports, arts and crafts, cooking, and workshops

Where?

  • Barracks Lane Community Garden
  • South Oxford Adventure Playground
  • Donnington Doorstep Family Centre

When?

First session commences 28 July

Who can attend?

Activities are open to those aged 6 to 18 with activities at South Oxford Adventure Playground designed specifically for the Syrian Community of Oxford and Oxfordshire

Additional information

A free healthy meal will be provided to all young people that attend each session at Barracks Lane Community Garden and South Oxford Adventure Playground

Book or find out more

 

EMBS Community College 

Activities

EMBS Community College: use of the pool table, table tennis, table-football, board games, online gaming, arts and crafts, cooking, experimenting with musical instruments, watching movies, ice skating, high ropes, day trips into Oxford and elsewhere or just finding a quiet, safe space to sit and relax

Where?

Oxford Sixth Form (Templars Square Cowley)

When?

25 July to 23 August, every weekday

Who can attend?

Any 11 to 19 year olds who want somewhere safe and fun to go in the summer holidays

Additional information

All activities are free and any travel expenses are paid. Free refreshments are available on site (fruit, drinks, sandwiches and snacks) and packed lunches are provided to take on excursions

Book or find out more

Please complete the online contact form on the EMBS website

 

The Parasol Project

Activities

Arts & crafts, toys and games, sensory play, mud kitchen, tree house, bikes, fancy dress, parachute games, sandpit, football and much more! Including a free end of summer fete

Where?

Tower PlayBase

When?

  • Four days per week (Monday to Thursday) from 26 July, 10am to 3pm
  • End of summer fete: 26 August, 12pm to 4pm

Who can attend?

Places are fully booked but you can call the number below to be placed on the waiting list

Additional information

The full cost to attend the playscheme is £17.50 per child per day

Book or find out more

Telephone: 01865 742816


The Story Museum

Activities

Where?

The Story Museum

When?

  • Monday 26 to Friday 30 July (Heroes and villains)
  • Monday 2 to Friday August (Gods and monsters)
  • 10am to 4pm each day

Who can attend?

Children and young people aged 8 to 12

Additional information

Young people just need to bring lunch with them and clothes they don’t mind getting messy

Book or find out more

Email [email protected], or call the box office: 01865 790050

 

Wood Farm Youth Club

Activities

Arts and crafts, discussions, sport workshops and more

Where?

Wood Farm Youth Centre

When?

Sessions throughout the summer, 12pm to 4pm

Who can attend?

Young people aged 11 to 15

Additional information

Food will be provided. No entry permitted where contact hasn’t been made with a guardian

Book or find out more

Email [email protected]