About Us

South Oxford Family Room (SOFR), part of the former Children's Centre, is run as a charitable organisation, on the same grounds as Grandpont Nursery School. Our Project Co-ordinator, Karen and Playworker Wendy organise sessions and events at the family room with help from volunteers. SOFR has lovely gardens and the room itself is bright, cheerful and welcoming so come and join a session and get to know families who come from near and far.

Volunteers and vacancies

We are always seeking volunteers and support of all kinds - so if you would like to help or donate to keep services running, please do get in touch with us at 

We currently have a vacancy for a part time playworker, closing date 16 August. 


We continue to run popular stay and play sessions on Mondays and Fridays (9.30am-12.00pm) Drop in for a variety of activities including sand, water play, small world, mud kitchen, arts and crafts within a space tailored to the needs of young children and families, in our beautiful gardens.

There are also monthly (3rd Saturday morning of the month 10:00am-1:00pm) Saturdads / Family Fun Saturday sessions. Like our Facebook page ( for regular updates and information about events.

SOFR is for hire for community events, under 8 yrs. children’s parties and for meetings such as book clubs or committee meetings. (£18 per hour)
Please contact or Yan Wong ( for more information.


Stay and Play

Monday Morning Drop-in
Mondays 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Includes indoor and outdoor play, snack time and singing session. Get to know other local families, find out about resources for children in the neighbourhood, and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with us.

Friday Morning Drop-in
Fridays 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Round off the week with another great play session: indoor and outdoor activities, healthy snack and song time. You’ll find lots of friendly faces, and warm drinks for the grownups.

Family Fun session (Saturdads)
On the 3rd Saturday of the month 10:00am – 1:00pm. This is always a special day with lots of creative play activities and exciting experiences for you to share with your child.


Future sustainability and fundraising

Raising funds for the family room

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for South Oxford Family Room?

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It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

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There are no catches or hidden charges and South Oxford Family Room will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.