Author: Judith Mulligan


For some the school summer holidays started a few weeks ago, after exams ended or for those attending private schools. For the majority of pupils this week is the first week of the school summer holidays and many families will be looking for fun things to do, if only it would stop raining! 

  We always say that bereaved children are helped by routine and structure: however, the summer holidays  do offer the opportunity for some down time and fun activities and this is important too. Grief is exhausting and children need time and opportunities to dip in and out of it, sometimes called ‘puddle jumping 

In order to support parents in their search for activities, we thought it might be helpful to signpost to some websites where you can find information about what’s on in Oxfordshire for children and young people. 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 disabilities or special educational needs. is another website specifically for young people in Oxfordshire that covers training, volunteering and apprenticeships as well as activities and advice.   

We’ve included a few other websites that may be of interest, aimed at children and young people and families in Oxfordshire. 

Family-friendly | Oxon, Bucks & Berks | National Trust 

Kids Courses — The Project PT – Oxford Personal Training