Charlbury Community Centre aims to provide facilities and activities for young people, from babies right through to young adults. 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. The next one is in May and the sessions will run, as usual on Tuesday 29th and Thursday 31st May 2018 from 2-4pm. Price £10 per child, with a maximum of 20 children per session. These will be run by Paul Quibell-Smith, who is a qualified coach and works extensively with the primary schools around Charlbury.
In the summer holidays this year we will be teaming up with St Mary’s church in order for us to be able to offer full days of care and activities on 31st July-3rd August inclusive. Children can spend the morning doing craft activities at the church and then be brought up to the Community Centre to eat their packed lunch and spend the afternoon doing sport in the main hall.
Following that we will offer four sessions of multi-sport activities similar to those in half term i.e. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2-4pm on 7th, 9th, 14th and 16th August.
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
These sessions are all drop-in sessions, no need to book. For more information please contact the centre or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The library runs occasional story sessions, especially in the school holidays, and hosts many school visits during term time.
Jason will be offering individual personailsed and tailored training sessions on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday mornings. Click here for prices and details. Why not buy one for a Father's Day or birthday gift? Vouchers are available from reception.
From 4th June we will be offering a Boot Camp on Nineacres field run by Jason. Are you tough enough? Mondays 6.30-7.30pm
The café in the Community Centre is a great place to meet and now has longer opening hours. It is partly staffed by volunteers and helps us to raise money for the upkeep of the centre. Do pay us a visit soon as see for yourself. More information and menus can be found here.
Four new sessions for under-5s from meetings for pregnant mums and parents with young babies through to Toddler Gym and Stay and Play sessions. Details can be found here.
The monthly quizzes are proving popular, with the first two selling out! The next ones are on Wed 27th June and 25th July at 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). A different quiz master will do each one. Price only £5 per player, drinks available to purchase from the café. More details here.
People of secondary school age can come and use the sports hall on Thursdays 5-6pm to play basketball or another sport of your choice. Staff will set it up and leave the game to you to organise. Only £1 per player.
The Wednesday evening volleyball session now runs from 8-10pm. Players of all levels as well as newcomers to the game are welcome. Click here for details.
After School Activity Clubs have extended the age range to all pupils aged 8 and above. They are now on Mon, Wed and Thurs 4-5pm. The cost is only £3 per session for an hour of sport in the main hall. Click here for more details.
If you can help with activites for young people we would love to hear from you as they often need high levels of supervision