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Get ready to drop-in to the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse ‘Summer of Skate’

10 July 2024

Calling all young thrill-seekers, board riders, and scooter enthusiasts! Get ready for an epic summer with the ‘Summer of Skate’—your ticket to high-flying tricks, awesome vibes, and unforgettable memories.

Taking place at skate parks across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse from 29 July to 29 August, come along and enjoy competitions, games, prizes and music! No need to book—just show up and shred!

The events are hosted by ATBShop, with support from the South and Vale Community Safety and Active Communities teams.  They are funded by the South and Vale Community Safety and Active Communities teams, Soha, Sovereign (SNG) and Didcot Garden Party.

Cllr Georgina Heritage, Cabinet Member for Communities at South Oxfordshire District Council said: “Our summer of skate events are perfect for any young person looking for an activity to try this summer.  Everyone’s welcome, no matter your ability, so do come along!”

Cllr Helen Pighills, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at Vale of White Horse District Council said: “If you’re looking for outdoor events for your children this summer, make sure you tell them about the ‘Summer of Skate’ sessions.  They are always really popular and a great way of meeting new friends.”

‘Summer of Skate’ sessions take place at skate parks in the following locations:

White Horse Leisure Centre, Audlett Drive, OX14 3PJ
– Thursday 1 August – 2pm to 5pm
– Thursday 29th August – 10am to 1pm
Grove Road, OX12 9DZ
– Monday 29 July – 10am to 1pm#
– Wednesday 14 August – 2pm to 5pm
Lay Avenue, OX10 7NF
– Thursday 1 August – 10am to 1pm.
– Wednesday 21 August – 2pm to 5pm
Greys Road, RG9 1TF
– Wednesday 31 July – 2pm to 5pm
3 The Green, OX44 7SU
– Friday 2 August – 10am to 1pm
Sutton Courtenay
Old Wallingford Way, OX14 4AW
– Thursday 29 August – 2pm to 5pm
Station Road, OX10 9LP
– Monday 5 August – 10am to 1pm
Tythrop Way, OX9 3RN
– Wednesday 31st July – 10am to 1pm
– Thursday 15th August – 2pm to 5pm
Didcot Ladygrove
Off Cow Lane, Didcot, OX11 7NR
– Monday 5 August – 2pm to 5pm
– Monday 12th August – 2pm-5pm    
8 Love Lane, OX49 5QZ
– Friday 2 August – 2pm to 5pm  
Stanford Road, SN7 8BF
– Wednesday 14 August – 10am to 1pm

Diana Kirk, Co-owner of ATBShop, said: “We have been running these events for at least three years now in conjunction with South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils and SOHA, and each year we think we can’t top the last!

“The riding standard has hit a massive high with local riders really pushing their ability at these events. But this is the best thing about these skate events – all ages and abilities can take part!

“We love seeing the younger riders coming up from their three wheeled scooters – progressing into riding the ramps and learning to balance on two wheels. Where else would you see young children and older teenagers sharing a space so well? 

“If you’ve not got any equipment (scooter/skateboard etc) but would like to try, then please feel free to borrow our equipment on the day and join in. Everyone is welcome and we love seeing new faces and much as seeing everyone who’s been following the tour!”

More events this summer

There’s lots of events happening throughout the summer holidays for young people and their families, including:

  • Events, such as dance, girls’ football and pickleball, provided by the South and Vale Active Communities team – for details, visit  
  • Didcot Garden Party, including musical workshops and performances during Fusion Fest, Communities Come Together Day and Junior Bootcamp sessions – to find out more visit
  • Litterbug Detective Trails – follow the trails and answer the questions about waste and recycling – you could be in with the chance of winning a great prize!  Visit
  • Activities at Better Leisure Centres across South and Vale – find out more by visiting the Better UK website – and leisure centre Facebook pages.