We’re Botley Bridges, a registered charitable company based in Botley on the outskirts of Oxford and serving the surrounding area including Cumnor, North Hinksey and West Oxford. We provide services for children up to the age of 11 and their families at the site of the former Elm’s Road Children’s Centre.


  • Early Years Family Links Parenting Course
    At Botley School, Elms Road, Oxford, OX2 9JZ 4 part-course: Thurs 25th April, 2nd May, 16th May, 23rd May 6:30-8:30pm£20 per person (concessions available) Bringing up children is a difficult and demanding job. Just as we wouldn’t enter a job without training, shouldn’t we invest in parenting education? Joining the Family Links parenting course equips …
  • Baby and Child First Aid course
    Know what to do, no matter what happens! 2 hour baby and child first aid course covering: We have two different times to choose from at two different venues (car parking available at both locations). Monday, 22nd April, 1-3pm, at West Oxford Community Centre Monday, 22nd April, 5-7pm, at Botley School, Elms Road The cost …
  • Acorns & Oaks Intergenerational Playgroup
    Our Intergenerational Playgroup returns on Wednesday 10th April from 2-3pm, and repeats on every other Wednesday. Everybody welcome – Suitable for children aged 0-5 years Entry is free Location: Chawley Grove, Cumnor Hill, Oxford , OX2 9JZ (All sessions held in the Bistro) Featuring arts & crafts, construction, playdough, baby area, singing. Email coordinator@botleybridges.org for …


We are gradually beginning to bring back our face to face sessions.  These will take place with strictly limited numbers (pre-booking is required) and we will also follow relevant Covid guidelines.  This will mean checking in to sessions in Botley School by scanning a QR code or leaving your phone number with us when you sign in for track and trace purposes.  Extra handwashing facilities will be available and additional cleaning of touch points such as sinks and toilets will take place.  All activities in Botley School will be in our outside space (which has plenty of shelter if the weather is bad).  We will also have use of the nursery playground too in order for us to spread out.    Masks will not be required outside, but we would ask that you do wear one if going inside to use the toilet.

We would ask that you DO NOT attend any sessions if you or your child are feeling ill or showing any coronavirus symptoms.

This is a difficult time for us all and we hope that you and your families can keep safe.