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Abbey Meadows Splash Pad

May 7, 2024

Here comes a fun-packed summer in the Vale

As May gets underway, Vale of White Horse District Council is gearing up for a summer of family-friendly free and low-cost activities and destinations to visit.

Over the summer months, the council’s Active Communities Team will be offering a range of activities to get involved in, including community walks and skateboarding.

The Beacon Arts and Community Centre

February 13, 2024

Securing a sustainable future for The Beacon Arts Centre and Community Centre

Robust plans are being prepared this month to secure a sustainable and ‘best value’ future for The Beacon Arts and Community Centre. The arts and community centre has provided Wantage and the surrounding areas with an important and lively focus for arts and the community since 2014. The Beacon supports the wellbeing of residents by […]

A picture may in explorers clothes with his fist in the air standing by two dinosaurs

January 22, 2024

Enjoy dinosaur fun, multi-sports and much more this February half-term

A dinosaur-themed week, multi-sports, yoga, boxercise and movie screenings are just some of the free and low-cost activities available for children and their families to enjoy this February half-term.

Children from Grove Church of England School with their artwork at the Beacon

October 12, 2023

Young artists encouraged to display their work in Wantage

The Beacon in Wantage is reaching out to local schools and youth groups to display artwork on their Art Wall, showcasing local young talent and celebrating the community in the building. Pupils at Grove Church of England School, Wantage, were the first to have their art displayed on The Beacon’s Art Wall earlier this year. […]

Outside The Beacon in Wantage

May 31, 2023

Free fun for all at The Beacon’s Open Day

The Beacon Open Day is returning this year for an afternoon full of free family fun on Sunday 25 June. Get a taste of different events and activities that take place at The Beacon in Wantage, which is managed by Vale of White Horse District Council, and activities in the wider local community. As part […]