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Keep the kids entertained and active this summer

District Council-owned leisure centres in West Oxfordshire are offering a range of discounts and activities to help keep children and young people active, healthy and happy during the summer holidays.

Some of the activities that will be available include:

* Under 16s swim for £1: at Carterton, Windrush (Witney) and Chipping Norton leisure centres during selected sessions.
* Racquet sports for £1: at Chipping Norton Leisure Centre or Badminton for £1 at Bartholomew Sports Centre, Eynsham, 9am – 5pm Monday-Friday for any age.
* ‘Active Zone’ playscheme: at Windrush Leisure Centre, with roller-skating, games, bouncy castle, face-painting and plenty more. For 5-11 year olds.
* Crash courses: snorkelling, scuba diving, trampolining, football and lots more.
* Football skills and training with Oxford United Football Club: for boys and girls of all abilities, Monday 9th-Friday 13th August at Bartholomew Sports Centre. £44 per person for the week. To book, call 01865 337525 or email fitc@oufc.co.uk
* ‘Tiger Tots’ play session: A drop-in play session with books, toys and play equipment for parents/carers to bring babies and toddlers every Tuesday and Thursday in the holidays at Chipping Norton Leisure Centre, 10am-12pm, and every Wednesday at the Windrush, 10-11.30am (also runs during term-time).

Adults are also being given an incentive to get active this summer, with a 40-day trial from just £55 – less than £1.50 per day – at their local leisure centre. The trial includes unlimited use of the gym, pool, group exercise classes and racquet sports.

Cllr Hilary Biles, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Young People and Health, said: “The leisure centres are there for everyone in West Oxfordshire and we hope that some of the offers available over the summer will provide opportunities for our young people in particular to have fun during the school holidays while staying active. I encourage people to contact their local leisure centre to find out what’s happening.”

Bartholomew Sports Centre: 01993 861830
Carterton Leisure Centre: 01993 861981
Chipping Norton Leisure Centre: 01993 861951
Windrush Leisure Centre: 01993 202020

Alternatively, visit www.nexuscommunity.org

Posted : 09/07/2010 09:16:41

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