This week we have been thinking about the summer holidays and how different it may feel this year for children and young people who haven’t been in school because of the coronavirus lockdown. We always say that bereaved children are helped by routine and structure and you may want to take a look at our blogpost on this. We are aware of just how difficult keeping to a routine has been during this time for many families. However, the summer holidays are here, and they do offer the opportunity for some down time and fun activities. In order to support parents in their search for activities, we thought it might be helpful to signpost to some websites that offer activities for children and young people in Oxfordshire. You could dip in and out of the activities on offer, or you could use them to provide some routine and structure to your week.
The Oxfordshire Family Information Service run by the Oxfordshire County Council has a directory of activities for children and young people of all ages, and also has a designated section for children with a disability or special educational needs.
This directory is kept up to date with all activities that are available during the summer and beyond, but because of the current situation, it is always best to check with the organisation themselves as they may be offering a more limited service.
https://oxme.info/cms/ is also another website specifically for young people in Oxfordshire that covers training, volunteering and apprenticeships as well as activities and advice.
Here is a selection of other websites specifically aimed at children in Oxfordshire. This is just a random selection – there are many other things to do and places to visit. Please do check with the individual organisations to check that they are open.