Clubs, Leisure & Social

Please note that not all leisure organisations and activities are listed here:

Local Clubs & Activities:

Please note that public events are included on the Events Calendar, but regular meetings and events solely for members are only listed against entries in this section of the website.

Click on the following section headers to view details:
Babies and toddlers clubs & activities

  • Baby & Toddler Group
    St Peter & St Paul Church Hall Tues 9.5-11.00am & Thurs 9.15-10.30am.
    Contact: 0800 2346 346
  • BabyBallet
    Pre-school dance for girls and boys from 6 months to 6 years
    Dean Court Community Centre Thursday monrings
    Contact: Charlotte 07891732735 Email Website
  • Breakfast/After School Club
    Range of activities for under 5s
    North Hinksey Primary School
    Contact: Ox 794287 Email Website
  • Elms Rd Children's Centre
    Range of activities for under 5s (including Saturdads)
    Contact: Ox 243955 Email Website
  • Little Fishes
    Stories, singing, crafts, snacks, fun. For all pre-school children and their carers
    St Andrew's Church, Orchard Road. Mondays in term-time, 10.00-11.30
    Contact: Gemma 07983 701892 Email
  • Monkey Music
    Music sessions for toddlers
    West Oxford Community Centre
    Contact: Website
  • Mum and Baby Yoga
    Dean Court Community Centre Mondays 10.30
    Contact: Jacqueline Rice Email Website
  • Salt Box Music
    Fun & educational music classes for 0-4s
    Dean Court Community Centre 9.45-10.30am Wednesdays
    Contact: Hannah Scott 07788 711602 Email Website
  • St. Andrew's Playgroup
    St Andrew's Church Centre Fridays 9.30-11 during term

5 to 11 year olds clubs & activities

  • 15th Oxford Scouts
    Cubs (no beavers)
    Botley Baptist Church, Westminster Way
    Contact: Julie Tatham Ox 863074 Website
  • 1st Botley Brownies
    Contact: Sally Snelson Ox 724106
  • 2nd Botley Brownies
    Contact: Alison Griffin Ox 379247 Website
  • 4th Oxford Scout Group
    Cubs and beavers
    4th Oxford Scouts Hut, Arnolds Way
    Contact: Email Website
  • Botley Boys & Girls F.C.
    Football for 6 to 16 year olds
    Fogwell Road Recreation Ground
    Contact: Brian Ahern/Danny Wilco Ox 865315/07831 425192 Email Website
  • Breakfast/After School Club
    Range of activities for under 5s
    North Hinksey Primary School
    Contact: Ox 794287 Email Website
  • Elms Rd Children's Centre
    Holiday play schemes for under 7s
    Contact: Ox 243955 Email Website
  • Mini Professionals Dance Academy
    Dance classes for youngsters
    Botley Baptist Church Hall Wednesdays 5.30pm - 7.30pm
    Contact: Bethany Gorton Email Website
  • Spanish lessons
    Louie Memoril Field Pavilion Wednesdays and Fridays
    Contact: Mariella 01367 243589

11 to 18 year olds clubs & activities

  • 15th Oxford Scouts (scouts)
    Scouts (no explorers)
    Botley Baptist Church, Westminster Way
    Contact: Amy Cusden 07887 654386 Email Website
  • 4th Oxford Scout Group (scouts)
    Scouts (no explorers)
    4th Oxford Scouts Hut, Arnolds Way
    Contact: Email Website
  • Botley Boys & Girls F.C.
    Football for 6 to 16 year olds
    Fogwell Road Recreation Ground
    Contact: Brian Ahern/Danny Wilco Ox 865315/07831 425192 Email Website
  • Mini Professionals Dance Academy
    Dance classes for youngsters
    Botley Baptist Church Hall Wednesdays 5.30pm - 7.30pm
    Contact: Bethany Gorton Email Website
  • North Hinksey Youth Club
    Louie Memorial Field Pavilion Wednesday evenings
    Contact: Darren Blase 07791 212866 Email
  • Oxpens and Botley Detachment Army Cadets
    Falklands House, Oxpens Road OX1 1RX Wednesdays 19:30-21:30
    Contact: 2Lt M Thompson Email Website

Adults (or all ages) clubs & activities

Sport, exercise, dance, fitness and health
  • Ballo-Latino
    Contact: George 0777 6430343 Email
  • Botley Health Walks
    Wednesdays 9.30am
    Contact: Briony Newport 01865 246497
  • Flair Dance
    Seacourt Hall Wednesdays 5-6pm
  • Gentle Exercise Seated Class
    Seacourt Hall Tuesdays 10.30am to 11.30am
    Contact: Lizzie (at Age UK) 07785 425601
  • Iyengar yoga
    Yoga sessions,
    Fogwell Sports Pavilion Mondays 7.30-9.00pm
    Contact: Anna Heavens Email Website
  • Modern Jive Lessons
    Jive for the over 50's. Perfect for beginners.
    Seacourt Hall Tuesdays 11.30am-1pm
    Contact: Neeraj Hargun 07717 346351 Email Website
  • Neuro-Pilates
    Adapted Pilates exercise for individuals with neurological conditions
    Cumnor United Reformed Church 9-10am
    Contact: Ellen 07775 419512 Email
  • Oxford Archers
    Shooting sessions
    Oxford Rugby Club Weds & Fri from 6pm, Sun from 1pm.
    Contact: Corinne Stone Email Website
  • Oxford Otters
    Disabled swimming for all ages
    Westminster Sports Centre Pool, Harcourt Hill Campus alternate Sundays at 9.00-11.30 am.
    Contact: Alan Cusden/Sue McCarth Ox 723420 Email Website
  • Oxford Ruby Club
    Teams for all ages and a ladies team too - see website for season dates and training session times.
    Contact: Kevin Honner Ox 438655 Email Website
  • Oxford Sailability
    Social sailing group including disabled
    Farmoor Reservoir Tues from 6pm, April to October.
    Contact: Pam Gee Ox 862386 Website
  • Oxford Sailing Club
    Sailing (and windsurfing) of all types
    Farmoor Reservoir
    Contact: Website
  • Oxford Tango Argentino
    Occasional tango dance sessions - see website for details
    Botley Women's Institute Hall
    Contact: Maureen Beechey Ox 721667 Email Website
  • Table tennis club
    (N.B. not for youngsters).
    St Andrew's Church, Orchard Road Alternate Weds 2pm
    Contact: 01865 862534
  • Weight Watchers
    Contact: Banso 0777 9253899 Email
  • West Oxford Bowls Club
    Outdoor flat green bowling (plus some indoors)
    Botley Park, Botley Road. Mon evenings Apr to Aug,
    Contact: Dave Carter 01235 527002 Website
  • West Oxford Taekwon-Do Club
    North Hinksey Primary School Hall Thurs 6:30 - 8:00 pm
    Contact: Chris Hall 07790422384 Email Website
  • Zumba
    Zumba sessions
    St Peter & St Paul Church Hall Wednesdays 7.30-8.30pm
    Contact: 0777 6430343 Email Website


  • Botley Community Theatre
    Pantomime - rehearsals followed by performances - check website for details.
    Botley Primary School Weds 7.30 to 9.30pm
    Contact: Tony Wood 07967 627877 Email Website
  • Botley Singers
    Contact: Angela Astley Penny Ox 242189
  • Cry Havoc
    Morris dancing - various events over the summer, practice sessions over winter, contact for details.
    Contact: Barbara Brett Ox 240599 Email Website
  • Cumnor Choral Society
    Choir − rehearsals and 2 or 3 concerts per year.
    St Andrew's Church, Orchard Road, Fri 7.30 to 9.30pm Sep to Mar
    Contact: Michael Day Ox 248156 Email Website
  • Harmony Inspires
    Ladies Barbershop Choir - rehearsals
    Appleton Village Hall. Weds 7.30 to 10.00pm
    Contact: Jan Ox 863742 Email Website

Social & other

  • Botley Women's Institute
    Botley WI Hall 1st Tuesday of month 7.30pm
    Contact: Jenny Holloway Ox 247572
  • Brunch and Banter
    A brunch group sharing memories and laughs.
    Cafe Aloha Every Wednesday, 10.30am - 12,00 noon.
    Contact: Lizzie (at Age UK) 07785 425601
  • Court Crafting
    Bring your own crafts, share skills and friendship
    Dean Court Community Centre, yellow room First Wednesday every month, 7.30-9,30 pm
    Contact: Ceila Clark 01865 862229 Email Website
  • Craft classes
    Seacourt Hall 3.30-5.00pm Wednesdays,
  • Cumnor Chess Club
    Old Cumnor School. Thursdays 700 to 9.00pm
    Contact: Steven Bennett Ox 862788 Website
  • Dean Court Women's Institute
    St Andrew's Church Hall 2nd Thursday of month 2.30pm
  • Gingham Girls Women's Institute
    Fogwell Sports Pavilion 1st Tuesday of month 8.00pm
  • Mother's Union
    Contact: Joy Brown Ox 455029
  • North Hinksey Art Group
    Art Group.
    Contact: Christina 0793 1707997
  • North Hinksey Bellringers
    Bellringers - contact for further details.
    St Laurence Church, North Hinksey
    Contact: Ray Rook/Douglas Wilk Ox 241451/01865 79118 Email
  • North Hinksey Horticultural Society
    Contact: Ann Dykes Ox 251821 Email
  • Over 50s Social Group
    Coffee and a chat
    St Andrew's Church, Orchard Road. every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month 10.30am
    Contact: Margery Dent 01865 862534
  • Over 60s Lunch Club
    Seacourt Hall Fortnightly on Thursdays 10am to 2pm
    Contact: Marina Bennett Ox 242312
  • Oxford Flower Arrangement Club
    Contact: Dympna Walker Ox 865259
  • Oxfordshire Railway Society
    Meetings, talks and visits for railway enthusiasts
    Seacourt Day Centre, Seacourt Road 7.30pm second Wednesday of the month from Sep to May
    Contact: The Secretary 01865 736841 Email Website
  • Scrabble club
    9, Queens Close, Dean Court. 1st Weds of month 7.45pm
    Contact: Priscilla Waugh 01865 863189 Email
  • Subud
    International spiritual group,
    Seacourt Hall. 7.45-9.45pm Mondays & 1.30-3.30pm Fridays
  • Townswomen's Guild
    Rosary Room, Yarnell's Hill Meetings 1st Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm
    Contact: Janet Bell Ox 202449 Email
  • West Oxford U3A
    Local charity organisation for retired and semi-retired people to come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward.
    Dean Court Community Centre 2.30 on 2nd & 4th Mondays each month in term times
    Contact: Elizabeth Stevens 01865 739252 Email Website
  • WhichCraft Craft Group
    Craft activities , £2
    Louie Memorial Pavilion 3rd Monday of month 7.30-9.30 pm
    Contact: Catherine Casley 01865 427519 Email
  • Whist Drive Club
    Whist Club
    Seacourt Hall. Mondays 2pm to 4pm
    Contact: Beryl Lane Ox 243604

The following links will take you to pages covering these topics:
* Walking, cycling & horse riding
* Sports facilities, playgrounds and recreation grounds
* Venues for hire
* Allotments

Click on the map image below to see the location of these leisure facilities on Google Maps:

Organised leisure activities throughout Oxfordshire:

If you want to look at details for organisations slightly further afield the following websites might also be useful:
* Oxfordshire County Council operates an Oxfordshire Key section on their website that lists some clubs, community groups and charities from across the whole county.
* The Go Active website lists organised sport and fitness activities across the county and there is a linked Go Active page on the Vale of White Horse website. The Oxfordshire Sports Partnership website does a similar job to Go Active with its Activity Search page, but also has a useful Events page for one-off activities.


Nowadays working on an allotment isn’t just a good way of getting some exercise and providing your family with ultra-fresh fruit and veg, it can also help boost your green credentials in our increasingly eco-friendly society. Growing your own raspberries certainly produces a smaller carbon footprint than buying ones imported from half way around the …


5th July Despite our location on the edge of Oxford, with several major roads running through and around the area we are nevertheless surrounded on most sides by either grassland, woodland or farmland. A surprisingly wide range of wildlife can be spotted not only on walks in the official ‘nature areas’ in our community (see the Playgrounds, Parks …

Playgrounds, Parks & Open Spaces

Name Location & access Main features Useful links Raleigh Park Harcourt Hill – access via gates on Westminster Way, Harcourt Hill or at junction of Lime Road and Yarnells Hill. Always open. Good views of Oxford spires from top of the hill. Flora and fauna (orchids in Spring). Mainly open grassland, some trees and small pond, …

Sports Facilities, Playgrounds & Recreation Grounds

Click on the map image below to see these facilities on our Leisure facilities map: There are four main organisations providing sports facilities in the vicinity: Brookes University Sports Centre, Oxford Brookes University, Harcourt Hill. The wide range of facilities here include a swimming pool, gym, squash courts, 6 grass pitches available to hire and …

Venues for hire

The following local venues are all available to hire. Click on the map image below to see their location on our Leisure facilities map: Seacourt Hall, Chapel Way – see the Seacourt Hall website for details. Contact Eric Batts on 07452 960100 or to make a booking. Louie Memorial Field Pavilion, Arnolds Way – contact Emmett …

Walking, Cycling and Horse Riding

Public Rights of Way and access to the countryside: For a brief overview of where you can and can’t go in the countryside, and what you can do while there see the Oxfordshire County Council What are Public Rights of Way page. At the simplest level there are four types of Public Right of Way:  Bridleways, …