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School Holiday Activities

Our Active Communities Team work across the district to help residents with their physical health and wellbeing.

Every school holiday they have an array of free and low-cost activities planned, including activities for families that are signed up to YouMove, you can find out more on our YouMove webpage.

Also take a look at the website for Cornerstone Arts Centre, they have plenty of shows and activities for kids and families to enjoy as well.

Activities for Easter 2023

We’ll be updating this page as we get activities confirmed, unless stated otherwise please contact the Active Communities team for more details.

Real Play

Real Play is aimed at children from 3-7 years old. It encourages families to learn and play together, whether that be on a journey to space, the circus, or having fun with different animal adventures.

Our Active Communities team hold free taster sessions in partnership with community groups across the district:

Monday 3 April: Didcot Community Partnership, 2-2.45pm, book by emailing


Xplorer is a free family-friendly fun navigation challenge that is educational and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find the markers. 

It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision-making that the whole family can enjoy together. At each marker, children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends.

Cholsey: Monday 3 April at the Recreation Ground, 10am-midday

Chinnor: Tuesday 4 April at Whites Field, 10am-midday

Harcourt Arboretum: Wednesday 5 April – 10.30am-12.30pm – please book online before you arrive.

Henley: Tuesday 11 April, Makins Recreation Ground, 10am-midday

Last registration unless otherwise stated is 11.30am. All children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

You can book online or email or turn up on the day!

Table tennis activities in Beckley

Monday 3 April, 9.30-11.30am:

We will be running lots of different table tennis games for all ages.

The event will be outside on the new table tennis table, if the weather isn’t suitable for outdoor activities we move into the Village Hall.

The event is at Beckley and Stowood Village Hall, Woodperry Road, Beckley, OX3 9UZ, no booking required just turn up on the day!

Berinsfield activity afternoon

Wednesday 5 April:

Come along to Berinsfield Recreation Ground from 2-4pm for table tennis and multisport activities including tag games, football and Molkky

Multisports with Active Leaders

Multisport activities will be taking place at Sonning Common Memorial Park with Active Leaders on 3,4,5,11,12 and 13 April with sessions aimed at 7-9 year olds and 10-12 year olds.

For 7 – 9 years there will be Sporty games, a mixture of different sports and team activities from 10 – 11 am, taking place on Monday 3, Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5, Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 April.

For ages 10 – 12 sessions will take place from 11am – midday

  • Monday 3– Invasion Games
  • Tuesday 4 – Netball
  • Wednesday 5 – Rounders
  • Tuesday 11 – Cricket
  • Wednesday 12 – Handball
  • Thursday 13 – Sporty games

Booking is required and places are limited to 3 sessions per child. Please email to book your place. If you have a YouMove card please quote the child’s card number in the booking email.

Active Totz  

Active Totz is a fun play session that is full of energy and excitement, with interactive games aimed at children from 18 months to 5 years old with siblings up to 7 years welcome to join in. There are 2 Active Totz sessions taking place across the two districts and all the activities will have a Teddy Bears’ Picnic theme.

Each session will be from 10-10.45am on: 

  • Tuesday 11 April – Wootton and Dry Sandford Community Centre  
  • Wednesday 12 April – District Community Centre, Great Western Park, Didcot  

Sessions are free for YouMove members or £8 per child and an additional £5 per sibling. To book please call Sophi Butler on 7709168740 or email

Skateboard and Scoot

** These sessions are now fully booked **

Free beginners skateboard and scoot workshop for children aged 4-11 years old.

Cholsey Skatepark,OX10 9LP, Tuesday 11 April 1.15-3.45pm

Sutton Courtenay Skatepark, OX14 4AW, Tuesday 11 April 9.30am-midday

Family Yoga

Family Yoga at Fleet Meadow Community Hall in Didcot, OX11 8PT

Friday 14 April from 10-11am

A free class suitable for all ages. Places are limited so please book via, if you have a YouMove card please give the details at the point of booking.


YouMove provides free or low cost activities for families across the county.

If your child or children are in receipt of benefits related free school meals, are refugees, young carers and children in or on the edge of care, then we have a fantastic range of activities to enjoy together, including during weekends and school holidays.

Contact us - Active Communities

01235 422240
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

South Oxfordshire District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE