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Activities lined up for happy holidays

Activities lined up for happy holidays

Parents are planning ahead for half term as bookings are taken for the first holiday activity hubs of 2018.

After a year in which the popular sessions attracted over 3,000 attendances, Cherwell District Council has readied a programme of sports, arts and crafts to keep kids happy and active while they are off school. As well as focusing on skills and fitness, the activities promote team spirit, confidence and creativity.

The programme runs from Monday, 12 February to Friday, 16 February and features special guest activities including trampolining, fencing and table tennis. Often favoured by parents who are out at work while their children are off school, the hubs take place in Bicester and Banbury.

The venues for the half-term hub programme will be at the Cooper School in Bicester and the North Oxfordshire Academy in Banbury.

Full day sessions, from 8.45am to 5pm, cost £18.95 while the shorter session, 8.45am to 3pm, costs £14.95. Places are limited and must be booked in advance on a first-come-first-served basis. The activities are open to girls and boys aged five to 15 years old and are split into two age groups, five to seven-year-olds and over-eights.

The council now offers booking through the online Eventbrite service, which shows day-by-day availability in real time and allows parents to reserve places up until 7am on the day.

For more information visit www.cherwell.gov.uk/holidayactivities or call 01295 221803.

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