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Youth Ambition Summer Activities

1 August to 26 August 22

Throughout the summer holidays, there are opportunities to build upon existing interests or try new things. From trips, swimming, tennis, sports and ice skating to cooking, photography, music, dance and arts and crafts, there really is something for everyone and it's all FREE for 11- 19 year olds.

Come and join us from Monday - Thursday for fun filled days at either Littlemore or Northway.


Where? Northway Community Centre, Dora Carr Close, OX3 9RU

When?  Monday to Thursday from 11:30am - 5pm


Where? Littlemore Community Centre, 46 Giles Road, OX4 4NL

When?  Monday to Thursday from 11am - 4:30pm

Multi Sports session - Blackbird Leys

Where? Leys Pools and Leisure Centre, Pegasus Road, OX4 6JL

When? Every Friday from 6pm - 9pm 


Littlemore - Paul: 07483 011060

Northway - Sophiyah: 07485 329917

or Contact us  for more details - (registration will be necessary for all young people attending)

Partner's Summer Activities

Oxford City Council is working with a number of partner agencies to ensure all children and young people aged 6 to 19 years can take part in a range of activities this summer.

For more information and to book - please click the organisations name or contact the providers directly. 
*Some spaces may be limited so early booking is advised and registration will be required*

Blackbird Leys CDI (Community Development Initiative) - FREE

Day trip to Thorpe Park - Ice Skating - Fashion Project - Music & Film - Street Art - VR - Tech - Sports - Swimming - Kids Cafe 

When?         1st - 26th August  -   Mon - Fri   (11am - 4pm)      (refer to full timetable on website)

Who?           all young people aged 9-18 yrs 

Where?       The Barn, Nightingale Avenue, OX4 7BU

Contact? or visit website (link in name)


Diversity Football League - FREE

Swimming - Self-Defence - Ice Skating - Games - Treasure Hunt - Museum - Camping - Boxing 

When?         25th July - 26th August  -  Mon - Fri   (11am - 4pm)

Who?           all young people aged 8-14 yrs 

Where?        Florence Park, Cornwallis Road, Oxford, OX4 3PW

*water and light refreshments available*


EMBS Community College - Take 2 Summer Youth Club - FREE

When?         26th July - 17th August  -  Mon - Fri    (10:30am - 3:30pm)

Who?           all young people aged 8-16 yrs 

Where?        EMBS inside Templars Square Shopping Centre, OX4 3XT

Contact?     Sam on 07883 867094  or visit website (link in name)


Name It Youth Project - FREE 

Interactive games - Workshops - 1 to 1 support - Group Discussions - Bonfires - Cooking - Arts & Crafts 

DROP IN SESSIONS: every Saturday from 23rd July - 3rd September:

Who?          7-16 years 

Where?      Barracks Lane Community Garden,  OX4 2AP 

Contact?    Nafeesa at


*Youth Festival 2022 (Camping Residential Trip):  Friday 12th - Sun 14th August*


Rose Hill Junior Youth Club - FREE

Cricket - Badminton - Cooking - Gardening - Football - Games - Art - Lunch - Free Play

When?         August 2022 

Who?           5 - 10 yrs & 11 - 17 yrs (seperate sessions)

Where?        Rose Hill Community Centre, Carole's Way, OX4 4HF

Contact?     Aimee on 07721 755599 or visit page (link in name)


Barton Community Association 

Sports - Cooking - Games - Arts & Crafts - Experiments - Movies - Karate - Zumba 

When?         1st - 26th August  - Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays   

Who?           6-11 yrs  (10am - 2:30pm)

Sports - Cooking - Street Art - Youth Club - Gaming - First Aid - Gym & Fitness 

When?        1st - 26th August  -  Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 

Who?          11 + yrs  (3:30am - 6:30pm)

Where?       Barton Community Association, Barton Neighbourhood Centre, Underhill Circus, Headington, Oxford OX3 9LS

Contact? or visit website for sessions & full timetable 


Ark-T Creativity Camps 


*Create and get experimenting in your chosen daily masterclasses led by experienced artists from arts & crafts, dynamic drama and movement and *celebrate with discos, performances and exhibitions  

Community: Explore by sharing & creating with others! Build friendships, develop wellbeing and experiment with group & solo art making in art and theatre 

Environment: Use new materials, processes & approaches to explore your relationship with nature and the environment! Have fun creating art & theatre 

Where?       Drop off and pick up - Ark-T Centre, Crowell Road, OX4 3LN

When?        Week 1:   15 - 19 August Community Inspired activities  - 8:45 - 5pm

                    Week 2:   22 - 26 August - Environment Inspired activities - 8:45 - 5pm 

Who can attend?     All young people aged 6 - 13 yrs


Additional information

10 free spaces available / 10 discounted spaces / 20 full price  - *includes breakfast, lunch and snacks*

*First come first served basis* - Book as many days as you would like by 31 July 

For more info - contact Jo: 078250 39125


Blackbird Leys Adventure Playground

Bouncy castle - Ice Skating - Games - Cooking - Sports - Movie - Swimming - Arts & Crafts - Spa Day

When?         25th July - 19th August  -  Mon - Fri   (10am - 4pm)

Who?          all young people aged 8-13 yrs 

Where?       Blackbird Leys Road OX4 6HW 

Cost?          £5 per day    or   FREE if you receive 'free school meals'

Contact?     Book at Blackbird Leys Adventure Playground or call 01865 236646

*cooked meal included - please refer to full timetable of activities on their website (link in name)


Pegasus Theatre - Body Politic & Project PT

Hip Hop Classes - T Shirt Designing - Sport Skills - Lifting - Boxing - Final Performance at Pegasus Theatre

When?         25th - 19th July  -  Mon - Fri      

Who?           8-11 yrs  (9 - 12:30pm) 

                    12-16 yrs  (1 - 4:30pm)

Where?       Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Rd, Oxford OX4 1RE

Cost?           £100 for week course

Contact? or visit website (link in name)

*includes lunch / tea and t-shirt & fully funded places available if in receipt of free school meals*


Oxford Playhouse - Take Part

Play in a Week Cinderella: 

When?         8th - 12th August  -  Mon - Fri  (10 - 1pm)

Who?          all young people aged 8-11 yrs 

Comedy & Clowning:

When?         15th - 19th August  Mon - Fri  (10 - 3pm)

Who?          all young people aged 12-16 yrs 

Where?       BT Studio 

Cost?          £125 per week

Contact? or visit website (link in name)


The Parasol Project

Trampoline Park - Cinema - Bowling - Laser Tag - Canoe Trip - City Centre - Wolvercote - Thorpe Park

When?         25th July - 24th August  -  Mon - Fri  (10am - 3pm)    (refer to full timetable on website)

Who?          13 -19 yrs (inclusive of disabled young people)

Where?       see timetable 

Cost?          £25-£30 


5 Day Residential in Wales

When?        29th August - 2nd September

Who?          30 young people  

Cost?          £350 - Low support needs (basic level of adult supervision)

                    £450 - Medium support needs

                    £600 - High support needs (with personal care needs)

Contact? to book or call 01865 742816 (websites link in name)

*support with fees available*


Wood Farm Youth Club


Young Women's Music Project