Summer fun and games for district’s children

Councillor Bill Service, South Oxfordshire District Council
Councillor Bill Service, South Oxfordshire District Council

Sports and activities are being laid on this summer to give youngsters in the district a chance to learn new skills.

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils, leisure operators and sports clubs are running activities between July 22 and August 30 for people up to and including the age of 16.

The programme includes Olympic and Paralympic favourites such as archery and table tennis, individual sports like golf and horse riding and artistic activities such as performing arts and cartoon drawing.

There are also a range of traditional sports available such as athletics, football and netball, as well as kayaking and sailing.

Free activities will also be provided for parents to take part in.

Bill Service, cabinet member for leisure at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “This year’s summer holiday programme provides the best mix of sports and activities that we’ve ever had on offer. There really is something for everyone, right across both districts, and at very affordable rates.”

Programmes and booking information will soon be available at schools in the districts and online at or