It is recommended that all children and young people aged 5 - 18 get at least one hour of physical activity into their day. To help Oxford's young people achieve this, there are a variety of sporting activities available in the City including:
Street Sports offers children and young people between the ages of 8 and 18 fun sports sessions to get involved in.
For more information please visit our Street Sports page.
Calling all 11 - 19 year olds - get active for FREE!
Young people in Oxford can kick start their weekend by taking part in free sports sessions at Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre.
These sessions are open to young people aged between 11 and 19 and take place every Friday evening:
- 7-8pm Boxfit session (commencing 5 April 2013). Learn boxing skills and techniques, while improving your fitness and letting off some steam.
- 8-9pm StreetSport sessions. Try your hand at a number of sports from football and basketball to skater hockey and more. No two sessions are the same!
Sessions are free to attend and no booking is required, but places are on a first come first served basis and maximum numbers apply so arrive early to avoid disappointment.
This is a great way to spend your Friday night and is not to be missed.
By teaming up with imotiva, attendance at the sessions will earn you points, which turn in to prizes such as itunes vouchers and much more. The more sessions that you attend the better prizes you could win - only 4 StreetSports sessions can get you tickets to Oxford United!
These sessions are brought to you by Oxford City Council and Fusion Lifestyle.
For more information call 01865 252727 or email email@example.com.
Activities at our Leisure Centres
There are a range fun activities that take place in our Leisure Centres and Swimming Pools across the City. For more information please visit the leisure centres Children and Young People Activities page of our Leisure Centres website.
Free swimming for the under 17s living in Oxford has been saved by Oxford City Council after Central Government scrapped the initiative.
The free swimming programme for the under 17s and over 60s was scrapped by the Coalition government when it came to power.
For more information regarding free swimming sessions for Under 17's at each pool please visit our Leisure Centres website.
Under 17s who use the pools outside the targeted free swimming session will be required to pay £2.10.
Free Swimming Lessons
Are you a parent/guardian of a school child under the age of 17 living in Oxford, who wants to improve their swimming ability or learn how to swim?
If you're in receipt of eligible benefits you can apply for a course of 13 free swimming lessons at one of four Oxford City Council swimming pools. Visit our Free Swimming Lessons page for full details.
Do you want to join a sports club but not too sure where to start looking? Let us give you a helping hand by visiting the Oxfordshire Sports Partnership Activity Finder - an easy to use tool to help you find out more information about sports clubs and activities in Oxford and the rest of the county.
Play is an essential part of children and young people's lives. Oxford has 87 play areas around the City. More information can be found on our Play Areas pages.
Play Area Refurbishment Programme
Visit our Play area refurbishment programme page to find out about our 3 year, £2.5 million investment programme to refurbish many of the city's 87 play areas.
We do not run any play schemes or after school clubs directly, but we work closely with the Oxfordshire Children's Information Service (OCIS), Oxfordshire Play Association, Oxfordshire County Council and other play related services to help improve play services in Oxfordshire.
Visit the Playschemes page of the Oxfordshire County Council website.
To search for more activities for young people in and around Oxford please visit the Activities Oxfordshire website.
You will find a variety of activities to include sports, outdoor activities, music, arts, volunteering and much more. You can also be creative and add your own events on the website by completing a simple online form.
For more information on services for children in Oxfordshire visit the Parents pages of the Oxfordshire County Council website.
Visit our Volunteering page for information on the variety of exciting volunteering opportunities in Oxford and the rest of the county.
Are you on the look out for funding for a particular project at your club, to purchase equipment, or to undertake improvements to facilities?
Visit the Oxfordshire Sports Partnership website to check out latest news on funding opportunities and get some top tips on writing applications.
Other useful websites for funding opportunities:
Page last reviewed 23 December 2011