Charlbury Community Centre aims to provide facilities and activities for young people, from babies right through to young adults. The Thomas Gifford Room is our “Youth Room” and has been kitted out with things we hope will make it a hub for young people. There are bean bags, a large screen and black-out blinds, free WiFi, charging stations and iPads available to borrow. There is a table tennis and pool table. And there may be times set aside when it is quiet for people who want to get on with their homework. And of course there is the café for refreshments. The back door leads straight out onto Nineacres recreation ground with its sports fields and children’s play area.
Each half term holiday we offer multi-sport activity sessions for children of primary school age, run by qualified coach, Paul Quibell-Smith, who works extensively with this age group.
In October half-term we will have two mulitsport sessions:
Cost £10 per child per session. Please come a few minutes early and bring clean indoor sports shoes to change into (to avoid damage to our expensive floor!). You can book in advance to secure a place as we limit this to 20 children – you will be asked to pay on booking, which can be done over the phone (811878).
From September 2018, these will be changing. We will offer three sessions – one on a Monday and two on a Thursday in term time. All sessions cost only £3 for the hour. No need to book:
Young people can use the sports hall (for the first hour) and the Thomas Gifford Room to meet up with others and chill out in their own space. There is a table tennis table, pool table, board games and a large screen TV to show movies and sport. We welcome ideas about what else young people would like to have available for their sessions. For further information, or to volunteer to help with these sessions please contact Margie: email@example.com
*Not running in the october half term i.e. cancelled for 23rd and 24th October 2018*
These sessions are all drop-in sessions, no need to book. For more information please contact the centre or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The massage course is run over 5 weeks. During this time you will learn how to give your baby a full body massage, as well as techniques to help ease common infant conditions such as Colic, Constipation, Reflux and Teething Pain.
The classes are beneficial for parents as well as babies, and really help you to get to know your baby, and understand their cues and behavioural states. The sessions are very relaxed, and are led by your baby. There is plenty of time for discussion, we talk about the most common obstacles in the early weeks, such as feeding, sleep, developing routines and wellbeing.
Massage is suitable from birth, and you can easily fit it in to your day when your course with me is finished. You will be provided with a bottle of IAIM approved oil, and a selection of handouts, which you can use to refresh your memory!
I welcome and encourage Dads to join us in the sessions, as it really helps them to form an attachment with their new baby, especially if the baby is being breastfed. I aim to give them confidence in handling their new born, as well as techniques they can use in those difficult moments!
Cost £60 per parent and baby. This will include oil, handouts and a chocolatey treat on the last session! To book, ring Ruth on: 07969 451366.
Further information : http://www.firststeps-consultancy.co.uk/services/baby-massage
Charlbury Community Centre is a great space to hold children’s parties. We can offer, for example, an hour in the sports hall (set up for whichever sport you prefer – supervised by us or by you) followed by an hour in the Thomas Gifford room, where children can have some food, or do quieter activities. You can provide the food yourself or we can arrange for caterers to do it for you. Please contact Jenny email@example.com for details and to find out about prices and availability.
These free, fun sing-along sessions for babies and toddlers (0-5 years) combine music and rhymes, helping children to listen and concentrate, develop their language skills and learn to join in with others.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
We have a fantastic line-up for the Charlbury Variety Show on 10th November and tickets are now available from the Community Centre Reception desk, price £12 each, which includes a light supper. The show will be in the Memorial Hall.
TG's cafe is now offering baked potatoes at lunch time, with a choice of fillings: cheese, baked beans (or both), tuna and sweetcorn with mayo. Why not stay for lunch after your sporting activities, or drop in for a tasty, warming lunch? More hot snacks may be offered soon, depending on demand.
We'd love to reunite you with your possessions! Most items will be kept for 14 days. Valuables such as watches, jewellery and expensive sports equipment will be kept for 28 days. Each Wednesday between 1 - 5pm unclaimed items will be displayed in the centre and can be purchased for a nominal amount. After this, they will be given to charity.
The next quiz night will be Wed 24th October, set by Andrew Chapman. The café and bar open at 7.30pm for a prompt start at 8pm. Priced only £5 per player, these quizzes are usually a sell-out so get your tickets soon from reception. More details here. A big thank you to Simon Walker for hosting last month's event.
If you can help with activites for young people we would love to hear from you as they often need high levels of supervision