A children’s fitness and wellbeing programme is returning to Oxfordshire this summer and parents can now book in sessions.

Cherwell District Council’s activity hubs programme will return from Monday, July 25 at venues in Banbury, Bicester and Kidlington.

Highlights include professional athlete mentors from the Youth Sport Trust, and guest coaches leading sessions such as tennis, football and cricket.

Swimming will also be offered at selected venues.

Councillor Phil Chapman, Portfolio Holder for Healthy Communities, said: “We want to ignite a passion for staying active in the district’s young people.

“By allowing them to try something new in a friendly environment, the hubs aim to show them that staying fit and healthy can be inspiring and fun.

“Alongside sports and games, we will be offering arts and crafts, and the whole programme is geared towards building team spirit and developing children’s confidence.

“We’re incredibly grateful for the consistent and enthusiastic support we get for the hubs from local families. Last summer we had the highest attendance ever.

“They offer a great childcare solution for parents who are out at work when their children are off school. I strongly encourage people to plan ahead and book early to avoid disappointment.”

Full day sessions, from 8:45am to 5pm, cost £19.80 while the shorter session, 8:45am to 3pm, costs £15.60.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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