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Parents and Carers looking for activities to entertain, educate and occupy their children over the summer holidays have plenty of local options. Here are a few we know about. We will update this list as we learn of others.

Thame Lighthouse
Lighthouse Thame is a holiday week for children and young people in Thame and the surrounding villages that takes place in the summer holidays. This year it will be running from Monday 25th -- Friday 29th July.

It is a huge and extremely well organised event, run through a partnership of local churches and supported by hundreds of experienced volunteers. Thame Lighthouse has a very strong Christian ethic, and the organisers' objective is to create a safe, fun and enjoyable environment for everyone.

For more details, see here

Haddenham Playscheme
The Haddenham Playscheme is a community scheme run for local school children by volunteers for one week during the summer holidays. This year the Playscheme will take place from Monday 1st to Friday 5th August at Haddenham Community Junior School, from 9.00am-12.00 noon each day.

For more details, please see here

Soccer Coaching Courses
Fun packed football activity days from £10.00 per day for U6 — 12yrs, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 26th July until Thursday 18th August.

With fun prizes and daily speed shooting competition, it's a great way to keep the kids entertained. Join in the fun at Meadow View Park (Thame United's ground).

Courses run by fully qualified coaches and are held over four summer holiday weeks:

  • 26th to July 28th July
  • 2nd to 4th August
  • 9th to 11th August
  • 16th to 18th August

All sessions are from 9.00am to 3.00pm

Call the organisers on 01844 214401 to pre-book your place/s.
Or simply download a booking form featured below the images on this page.

Important Information for parents: your child will need a packed lunch, a healthy snack & lots of liquid refreshment.

Activities at Haddenham Community Library
A full programme of holiday activities is planned by Haddenham Community Library as follows:

Children aged up to 11 years (Year 6) are invited to join this summer's reading challenge 'The Big Friendly Read'. It runs from 16th July until 10th September and "it's sure to be Dahl-ightful"!

There are also Tuesday Activity Afternoons (2-4pm) for ages 8 and above:

  • 26th July 26 Big Reading Challenge sign-up;
  • 2nd August CPR with Heartbeat Haddenham;
  • 9th August Sewing;
  • 16th August: Weaving;
  • 23rd August CPR (as above);
  • 30th August Dogs Trust workshop and craft

On Thursdays there are Craft Afternoons (from 2pm) for ages 6 and above:

  • 28th July Scrapbook craft
  • 4th August Pottery
  • 11th August Decoupage
  • 18th August Garden lanterns
  • 25th August Jewellery making
  • 1st September Masks

Booking at the library is essential for these afternoon activities as sessions won't run if there is insufficient demand. A small refundable deposit of £5 per family per week will be required.

On Thursday mornings from 10am there will be activities for pre-schoolers, including playdough, pasta jewellery, maize crafts and fruit salad faces.

Each Friday there's a Mystery Film Afternoon for children aged five and above who can watch a PG film in the library. Tuck shop available.

Please note that parents are required to stay in the library for the duration of all the activities.

Cycle Training Courses
Summer Holiday Courses (at Haddenham Junior School)

Biking Basics courses for beginners aged 5 years+ able to ride without stabilisers.

Bikeability Level 1 courses for trainees aged 7 years+ who can ride without stabilisers, but who would like to learn new skills and gain confidence.

On-road Bikeability Level 2 courses for trainees aged 9 years+. Participants must have achieved Bikeability Level 1 in order to take part.

Course Date Time
Biking Basics — for 5 years + Mon 25th July 9.30-12 noon
Bikeability Level 1 — for 7 years + Mon 25th July 9.30-12.30
Bikeability Level 2 — for 9 years +
who have done Level 1
Tue 26 — Wed 27 July 9.30-12.30
Biking Basics — for 5 years + Mon 15th Aug 9.30-12 noon
Bikeability Level 1 — for 7 years + Mon 15th Aug 9.30-12.30
Bikeability Level 2 — for 9 years +
who have done Level 1
Tue 16 — Wed 17 Aug 9.30-12.30

For more details or to book a place, please contact
Haddenham Cycle Training
Tel: 07907 794633
Website: www.haddenhamcycletraining.org.uk/

Summer Tennis Camps
Haddenham Tennis Club is hosting a series of four week-long Summer Camps for children during the summer holidays, as listed elsewhere on Haddenham.net — for more details, please see here

Other Children's Activities

Here are some other sites to explore, offering a wide range of activities designed to entertain children during the school holidays:

Bucks Leisure Activity Listings
Family Fun at Waddesdon Manor

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