Joining a new group or trying out a new activity for the first time can be scary. But there are lots of things you can do to make doing something new a little bit safer. Here are some of the ideas our young auditors came up with:
- Take a friend
- Tell yourself how good/exciting fun it will be
- Pay in advance because you'll be determined to get good value for money
Our activity survey showed that one of the best things about doing more activities is meeting new friends. So there is a good chance that the more activities you do, the easier it will be to find a friend to do activities with you.
Whenever you start a new activity you should contact the organisation to check details and arrangements. Some organisations have an enquiry form, others need you to call to book. Make sure you know the arrangements.
Before you go to any activity for the first time:
- Tell your parents or carer where you're going and when you'll be back
- Plan your travel and check you have bus money and mobile credit
- Check ahead to make sure the activity is still happening
Advice for parents
This website is provided and maintained by Oxfordshire County Council, under the oversight of the County Young People's Wellbeing Group, which is a partnership group including representatives from local and district councils, voluntary groups, Councillors, Young People, and Housing Associations.
The website contains activities provided by council services, voluntary groups, community groups and other groups. All organisations who are providing positive activities for young people aged 13-19 may list their activity on this website.
Although we make checks on organisations before they are included on the website, we cannot make any guarantees about activities or information supplied by other organisations.
For more information, see this website's Terms and Conditions.
We recommend that you check all activity providers before allowing your children to take part in activities.
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