Free summer activities for 11-to-16-year-olds

Press Release: 12/06/2015

Access All Areas event 2014

Young people aged 11 to 16 in the Winchester district are being invited to take part in free activities this summer.

The activities, under the banner ‘Access All Areas’, are organised by the Winchester Community Safety Partnership using a grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner, Simon Hayes. The programme is being run in Winchester and Fareham.

The free activities include laser quest, assault course, bungee trampoline, henna tattoos, rock-climbing, zorbing, archery, pamper sessions and barbecues.

The events are open to young people aged 11 to 16 who live or go to school in the Winchester district. All will need to show a valid registration card which can be obtained by registering online at or

The two community safety partnerships have also joined up with First and Stagecoach bus providers to offer free bus travel to and from the events.

Access All Areas starts in Fareham on Monday 27 July, with Winchester events on Wednesday 29 July in Alresford, Wednesday 5 August in Shedfield and Wednesday 12 August in central Winchester. For more information visit the registration website.

Cllr Frank Pearson, Winchester City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, Health and Wellbeing, said: "Access All Areas was a great success in 2014 and it is fantastic that we can offer an event again this year. It really is a great day for young people; they are encouraged to have fun, make new friends and enjoy themselves in a safe environment as well as being offered an opportunity to visit the Fareham events. I'd encourage as many young people as possible to take part."

For more information visit or contact Winchester’s Community Safety Partnership on 01962 840 222 or or Fareham Community Safety Partnership on 01329 824 496 or