Activities and services for teenagers and children

Young People

Career Mentoring for 16-18 year olds

Given the many challenges and uncertainties created over the past year, we have set up a young person’s career mentoring programme. One of the most important and valuable things in life is having advice from those around us. If you ask successful people later in life about the ‘secret’ of their success, they will not point to a single event, but they will often point to a single person who took the time to talk to them and provide them with advice, support and encouragement when they most needed it.

We have a number of trained mentors who can provide advice and guidance to young people, between the ages of 16 and 18, who may be asking themselves some of the most important questions about their future studies and careers. A mentor will offer up to three 1-hour  sessions to discuss career choices and provide advice. If you are interested and would like to be connected with a mentor, please contact Daniela at

Youth Club

The Youth Club has re-starts on 10th September. It is a term time only club.

  • Open sessions for young people of secondary school age – Fridays 7-9pm. Only £1 per session

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, table football, board games and a large screen TV.  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 Daniela:

Basketball Club

Restarting on 9th September.

Thursday 5-6pm. No need to book, just turn up and play or practise with others. Please wear sports shoes that are non-marking, clean and only worn indoors. For age 11+. Cost £3.


Children, Toddlers & Babies

Activities for Under-5s

We have restarted all the under-fives activities. We very much look forward to welcoming you back! Because we can only accept 15 adults (wearing masks please) in each session we have introduced a booking system. Please ring 01608 811878 to put your name down for any of the under 5s sessions, to be sure of getting a place.



Songbirds baby and toddler group: Tuesdays 10-10.45am. This will replace the Bump-to-Two session. Come along to sing with local musician Jenny Mahler. Jenny has directed, performed with and composed for choirs internationally and is experienced in offering positive and nurturing learning environments for children, having taught in Primary Schools for the past 5 years. This is a five-week experimental session. If it goes well it will continue – so use it or lose it!

Age: 0-3, Price: £5

More info about Jenny:



Stay and Play: Wednesdays 10-11amA play group for parents and carers with their children up to 5 years. A range of activities offered. An opportunity for parents to meet and support each other and for their children to develop social, personal, language and motor skills. £3 per family. Run by Community Centre staff.



Toddler Gym: Wednesdays 11.15am-12. A structured session for 2½ – 5 year olds, accompanied by a parent/carer, aimed at developing physical and social skills, building confidence and having fun. Run by Jason Biles. £3 per child £5 for two.

For more information please contact the centre or email



Term-Time   Activity Clubs

We are now  running the following sessions in term time . Maker’s Club is the only one you need to book:

  • Basketball Club – Thursdays 5-6pm  for people aged 11+, £3
  • Maker’s Club – Sorry – we can no longer run this

Supastrikers  coming to Charlbury!

Football fun for 2-5 year olds.

Thursdays 12-1.30pm

Here is a little video of a session:Video

For more information see:


Football for 5-10 year olds starting in September

 Starting on 8th September 2021

Wednesdays 5-6pm.  For girls and boys.

For more information see:




The Learning Café


Charlbury Cornerstone and Community Centre are offering ‘The Learning Café’ – a community-led project to give learning support and help bridge the gap in education levels, designed to help parents and young people prepare for the future.

Learning support will be provided for pupils in Key Stage 2 and secondary school by our YTAs (Youth Teaching Assistants) with advice from professional teachers. For more information or to book learning sessions please contact the, or call them on 819253.

We will comply with Covid-19 health & safety measures to facilitate safe learning.



Junior Bowls

Not a Community Centre activity, but Charlbury Bowls Club are starting some excellent and very reasonably priced sessions for young people aged 7 and over to try bowling. There’s a Summer School, after-school sessions on Tuesdays and junior bowling on Saturdays. Click on the links below for more details:

Junior Bowls After School Club and Summer School


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