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Keep your kids active this summer
From scuba diving to street dance and yoga, a range of activities will be running at West Oxfordshire District Council�s leisure centres for children during the summer holidays.
Discounted entry to some of the leisure centre facilities will also be on offer, with swimming sessions and racquet sports for just �1.
Different activities will be available at Carterton, Chipping Norton, The Windrush in Witney and Bartholomew Sports Centre, Eynsham. A Summer Holiday Activities leaflet can be viewed online via www.westoxon.gov.uk/activities or residents can contact their local leisure centre for more information.
Some of the activities that will be running include:
* The popular Camp Windrush holiday playscheme for 5-11 year olds at The Windrush Leisure Centre, offering roller skating, games, bouncy castle, face painting and much more.
* Swim for �1 for under-16s at Carterton, Chipping Norton and The Windrush leisure centres during selected sessions.
* Play for �1 on racquet sports for all ages, Monday to Friday, at Chipping Norton Leisure Centre and Bartholomew Sports Centre.
* Children�s taster courses in swimming, including water polo, diving and lifeguarding, as well as scuba diving and �Get Safe 4 Summer� to teach young people about the dangers posed by open water and what do in an emergency. Plus trampolining, gymnastics, street dance, yoga, boxercise and Socatots, a soccer play programme for toddlers.
Woodstock outdoor pool is open until 30th August and, with full-size and children�s pools, large grassed area and caf�, is an ideal venue for warm summer days. Swimming and diving courses for children will also be running at the open-air pool during the holidays.
Cllr Hilary Biles, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Tourism and Health at West Oxfordshire District Council, said: �It is important for children to stay active during the school holidays and the activities that will be running at our leisure facilities offer a great way for young people to burn off some energy, have fun and meet new friends.�
Contact details for leisure centres are as follows:
Bartholomew Sports Centre: 01993 861830
Carterton Leisure Centre: 01993 861981
Chipping Norton Leisure Centre: 01993 861951.
Windrush Leisure Centre, Witney: 01993 202020
Woodstock Open-Air Pool: 01993 811785
: 12/06/2009 12:10:40
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