Holiday Camps & Summer Activities
School Holiday Clubs and Activities
Are you stuck for ideas on how to keep the kids active for the next 6 weeks or, more importantly, do you need child care while you are at work? It’s not too late! Here you’ll find a variety of options that might just fit the bill, so give them a call and book a place today!
Adventure Dolphin offers a fun-packed programme of activities encouraging young people to be active outdoors in West Berkshire.
Courses and activities are designed to give a personal challenge along with opportunities for developing social and other key skills. There is a year round programme run from their centres in Pangbourne and Newbury offering courses and sessions in Canoeing, Kayaking, Climbing, Archery, Mountain boarding, and other adventurous activities. All staff are approved by West Berkshire Council and hold relevant National Governing Body Qualifications, First aid training and up to date CRB/DBS checks. Please contact them for more information and bookings at firstname.lastname@example.org, 0118 984 3162 or visit their website: www.adventuredolphin.co.uk
Barracudas, the UK’s No.1 multi activity day camps for children aged 4½ - 16 years offers fun, action packed programmes during the school holidays.
You can book either individual days or weeks, the camps are open Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm. They also offer the option to use childcare vouchers as payment. They provide a varied choice of exciting activities including archery, motor sports, fencing, football, swimming, dance and arts to name but a few! They also have fantastic roaming activities, including a climbing wall and giant inflatable assault course. The courses will be run at The Holt School, Wokingham from 28th July – 22nd August. Book early to secure your child’s place on 0845 123 5299 or visit www.barracudas.co.uk
Dinton Activity Centre is running fun filled outdoor activities throughout May Half Term and the summer holidays for children aged 8+.
There are junior courses in sailing and paddlesport or you can try out their multi-activity Wild Days. RYA and BCU Junior courses run from 9:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday during the school holidays (except Bank Holidays) and cost £198.50 (non-members) or £149.00 (members).
Multi Activity Wild Days courses include sailing, rock-climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, raft building and a water splash regatta day. Enjoy for 1 day or the whole week! The price is £31.50 per day or £142.00 per week. To book, call 0118 974 6343 or 0118 934 4424 or email email@example.com
Downshire Golf Complex is holding its popular Children’s Golf Camps during the school holidays for children aged 8+.
Costing £30, the day runs from 10am - 4pm with plenty of fun based tuition, covering all aspects of the game of golf, catering for all abilities.
All equipment is provided, along with lunch and refreshments during the day. There will be a maximum of 10 children per day; ensuring quality time can be spent with all the children.
All the Pros are PGA Qualified, 1st Aid trained and CRB Checked. For information call 01344 302030 or visit www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/be
The Gap Club provides outstanding Ofsted registered holiday clubs, summer camps and after school care for children aged 3-11.
With over 10 years of experience and a dedicated team they provide a wide range of exciting activities and workshops throughout the day tailored to your child's individual needs. Each day these include sports, cooking, arts and crafts along with many more that your child can choose from. This summer, the camps will be held in Wraysbury, Thorpe and Old Windsor. For more information please contact them on 0785 407 8728 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GR Swimming Schools run “seriously fun swimming lessons” during the holidays.
The next crash course is 28th July - 1st August at Brockhurst School, Thatcham. Everyone knows that learning to swim is a very important life skill. At GR Swimming Schools, your child will not only learn to swim, but gain confidence and have a healthy respect for the water and safety. GR Swimming Schools’ aim is to teach all children, whatever level, to enjoy swimming and build stamina and self esteem. With a small class ratio, they are able to provide friendly, fun lessons whilst delivering individual attention. They teach at Brockhurst & Marlston School, Thatcham and Mary Hare School, Newbury. For more details call 01635 201410 or email: email@example.com
Kids’ n ‘Action Summer Club is run by Ofsted registered 'Get Active' coaches and with a range of entertaining activities to suit 5-12 years old, it is sure to be a real success!
Activities include Arts & Crafts, Football, Gymnastics, Dance, Games, Basketball, Themed Days and use of the play frame, dressing up, imaginative role play rooms and Xbox Kinect consoles. Spaces will fill very quickly so book now to avoid disappointment. Visit www.getactivesports.com to book and prices or call 01344 706 095 for more details.
Kidz Enterprise will be offering an extended fun filled Summer Holiday Club for 4 to 12 year olds at Cippenham Primary School from Thursday 10th July to Tuesday 2nd September.
The holiday club will be offering lots of fun activities, themed days and trips to keep your children entertained. For further information regarding the holiday club including early booking discounts please visit their website www.kidzenterprise.co.uk or contact them on 07973 791419 or during club hours on 01628 665981.
Leighton Park Holiday Scheme, based in the grounds of Leighton Park School in Reading offers a fabulous activity programme and provides high quality day care for children aged 5 – 14 during all holiday periods including prep school times.
Their comprehensive programme includes Archery, Arts and Crafts, Climbing, Fencing, Kayaking, Swimming, Trampolining and Off-site Trips (Thorpe Park, Farm Visits, Legoland and many more). Flexible opening hours from 7:30am until 5:30pm weekdays and prices start from £29 a day. For more details, contact them on 01189 879 538 or visit www.leightonpark.com/enterprises
Reading Climbing Centre offers a unique and exciting activity for anyone aged five and upwards.
So, if you’re looking to keep them occupied this school holiday, check out the kids' activity programme and courses available at Reading Climbing Centre. The British summer is never predictable, so with indoor kids & youth clubs, as well as Taster Sessions suitable for children and families alike, you're sure to find something to keep them active this summer! There is free on-site parking, and a cafe area overlooking the climbing action, so parents can relax whilst watching their kids scale the walls. For details visit www.readingclimbingcentre.com or call 0118 975 629875 6298
Stagecoach Maidenhead is running two one-week Holiday Theatre Workshops. These take place from Monday 4th August to Friday 8th August and Monday 18th August to Friday 22nd August at Altwood School. Early Stages, ages 4-6: 9.30am-12.30pm. Final Show at 12.30pm (cost £75 per child and £35 for siblings). Main School: Ages 6-16, full days from 10am-4pm. Final Show at 4pm (cost: £125 per child and £75 for siblings). To book call 0118 9305200 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stagecoach Wokingham has 2 workshops that are being held in the stunning setting of Bearwood College. These take place on 18th-22nd Aug for 4-6yrs, £110 per person, and 6-18yrs, £150 per person. The "Junior Workshop" will be working on a Disney Extravaganza with a presentation on the final day of everyone’s favourite Disney songs. The "Senior Workshop" will be putting on a musical with a final performance on the Friday. Contact Claire on 0118 371 2998 or visit www.stagecoach.co.uk/wokingham for more information.
Star Hotshots Multi Activity Sports Camps are running their fun, energetic holiday sessions during all the forthcoming school holidays.
For children aged 4 – 10, they run a variety of games and activities to develop fundamental sports skills and also offer sport specific sessions, including swimming every day. For children aged 11 – 14, there’s a variety of new sports on offer such as Archery, Global VX, Golf, Handball, Street Dance, Street Surfing, Taekwondo, Tchoukball and Trampolining to name a few. The camps are run at various local schools, open from 8am – 6pm, OFSTED registered and qualified PE teachers run each camp. Visit www.star-hotshots.co.uk or call 0845 301 0450 for more details.
Touch Typing in Maidenhead with Yvonne Thomas.
Yvonne has over 12 years experience teaching students with individual learning styles and her structured multi-sensory touch-typing classes help promote spelling, reading, concentration and self-confidence. Computers are a part of today’s modern life and using touch-typing at speed takes the pressure off handwriting and improves creativity. Students who inform their schools of their new skills are often given the opportunity to use typing in class to help them keep up with note taking and class work. Contact Yvonne Thomas on 01628 622916 or 07929528642 /email: email@example.com for dates: www.dttts.co.uk
Wise Owls Club Ltd offer top quality childcare for just £3.50 per hour with superb breakfast and after school clubs based at Oldfield School, Bray and Courthouse School in Maidenhead and a holiday club at Highfield School, Maidenhead.
Wise Owls are happy to collect children from schools all over Maidenhead, Bray and Holyport and cater for children aged 3 – 13 years. All children have the option of healthy cooked meals and lots of sport, craft activities and outings. Older children benefit from activities ranging from dancing and yoga to horse riding and wall climbing. Wise Owls are OFSTED registered and have Aim High awards and accept all childcare voucher payments. Visit www.wiseowlsclub.co.uk or call 0844 561 1606.
FULL OF BEANS Summer Camp 2014 at Beale Park Wildlife Park & Gardens
The Full of Beans holiday camp is taking place from the 28th July - 29th August. They are an activity day camp with something for every 5-12 year old with more than 40 different themed activities to keep your child entertained all holiday. With the support of a talented team of inspiring instructors who understand what children and parents need, they have designed an exciting range of activities aimed at developing your child's confidence through sport, art & play. Building the activities around
each child is one of the best ways they guarantee a fun-filled holiday adventure. Their Clubhouse is located within the beautiful surroundings of Beale Park and provides a safe and stimulating environment for children. We recommend booking early not only to make the most of their great early booking offer but also to ensure your child has a place on the Full of Beans camp as spaces are limited.Full of Beans Holiday Club Summer 2014
Visit their website for more information including details on all the amazing activities on offer at www.fullofbeans.org or call 01189841684.
Book a wonderful week on the water
One of Datchet Water Sailing Clubs holiday camps is the ideal way to learn to sail or improve your sailing skills. They offer RYA stages 1-4 and junior advanced levels in their large fleet of dinghies and catamarans. During the week they aim for everyone to pass the stage they are trying to achieve along with partaking in a sail away to the other side of the reservoir, a day in catamarans for every group and a final regatta or fun sail at the end of the week. Sessions will start at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm. You can book now on their website www.dwsc.co.uk or call the club on 01753 683872
Montem Leisure Centre puts on marvellous camps for kids!
Looking for a summer adventure for your child? Absolutely offers structured full day and half day camps for children ages 4-12 years. Activities range from arts and crafts, sports, swimming and ice skating. The camps operate from Thursday 24th July to Friday 29th August 2014 from 8am until 6pm week days only. As well as having fun and meeting friends, they believe that every child should have the opportunity to develop new skills and receive instruction from great staff! They’re dedicated to ensuring that children make progressive improvements through the week, whether it’s learning new skills, improving existing talents or growing in confidence. Camps take place at Montem Leisure Centre, Montem Lane, Slough, SL1 2QG. Please call 01753894700 or visit www.synergyclubs.co.uk
Football Summer Camps for your footie fans!
Kick-a-Bout - the unique football experience for kids - is running a series of summer camps in Newbury, Marlborough and Andover. Each day is themed around a different footballing skill, building up to the "Fantastic Friday World Cup Day" with fancy dress, prizes and face painting! Kick-a-bout also runs fantastic weekly After-School Classes with the focus on building confidence and skill in a supportive, fun, friendly environment. See full details at www.kick-a-bout.com
Summer Holiday Clubs with Energy Kidz will keep them active!
Energy Kidz Ofsted registered holiday clubs offer your child a fun filled, action packed school holiday, delivered in a safe and supervised environment by qualified staff. Activities to keep your little ones happy include arts & crafts, fun games, sports and much more! Clubs are for ages 4-11 years old, run from 24th July to 2nd September and prices start from £22.50 per day (and childcare vouchers are accepted). For more information and their locations see their website www.energy-kidz.co.uk
Excellent holiday childcare offered at Edgebarrow Sports Centre
Ideal for working parents, Edgbarrow Sports Centre holiday clubs offer fun and flexibility for children from 3 -16 years old. These will be running from Wednesday 23 July to Tuesday 2nd September, from 8am- 6pm, or mix and match mornings with afternoon sessions as you please. Children are divided by age: Foxy’s fun club 3-6 yrs, Junior Sports Academy 7-10 yrs and Senior Sports Academy 11-16 yrs and each group has a brilliant selection of activities and sports specifically targeted to them. Sessions range from racket skills and bouncy castles for Foxy’s through to boxercise and archery for the Juniors and Seniors. For more details and to book, visit www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk
Get Out and Get Active at Horseshoe Lake
For those who love action and being outdoors, then Horseshoe Lake could be the solution for you! They offer fantastic, flexible Multi Activity Weeks or Days or take a look at the School Holiday Activity Week (for 8-15 year-olds). All sessions are delivered by professional, fully qualified outdoor education instructors and it's a great opportunity to make loads of friends and discover new skills. Have a go on all sorts of outdoor sports equipment, on water and land, including… Stand Up Paddleboards, Row Boats, Archery Range, Volleyball, Raft Building, Field Games, Kayaks, Canoes and lots more! If needed, they can also provide your child with a healthy packed lunch too. For details visit horseshoelakeactivitycentre.co.uk or call 01252 871 808.
It’s Lego in the Library this summer!
There’s a fabulous new holiday activity programme at various RBWM libraries this summer which shouldn’t be missed! The libraries are hosting an exciting new series of Lego workshops run by Legoland experts, as well as storytelling sessions, Oojamaflip Circus Skills, reptile handling, the Dogs Trust and craft activities. You can also find out about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and their new free ebooks service plus, visit the brand new library at Boyn Grove. Visit www.rbwm.gov.uk/libraries.htm for details.
Ideas that are Absolutely Brilliant!
If you need to keep the children occupied and happy this summer look no further than
Absolutely! With ten pin bowling, a soft play area, ice skating, a go
karting track and laser combat they have everything you will need to
entertain the kids during this exciting time out of school! Please visit www.absolutely-group.co.uk or call their sales team on: 08450 262 466
Trust Quackers to run an outstanding Holiday Fun Club
Would your children like to be entertained throughout the holidays this year? Then take a look at what the exciting Holiday Fun Club based in Chieveley Primary School has to offer. They welcome children aged four to eleven years and offer an amazing opportunity to try a variety of activities. Alongside lessons from their FA Football Coach and their Dance Teacher, your child can participate in whipping up some culinary delights within the onsite kitchen or unleash their artistic talents with arts and crafts. Sessions start from £30 per day and there is no minimum commitment. Spaces are limited so visit www.quackersholidayclub.co.uk or call 01635 247555 to reserve your place.
Let Fun Zone take care of your childcare needs this summer!
Fun Zone is an Ofsted Registered Holiday Club for 5 – 13 year olds within Wellington Health & Fitness Club aimed at providing entertainment and care for your children during the school holidays, whether you are at work or working out! Available from 8.30am to 6pm, Fun Zone works hard to cater for children’s varied interests and abilities. The numerous activities on offer include Football, Swimming, Basketball, Badminton, Tennis, Team Games, Bouncy Castle, Woodland Walks and Arts & Crafts. They are also able to accept Childcare Vouchers as payment. For more information please contact them on 01344 444244.
Watch your child blossom with Shine!
For all your budding performers, SHINE has announced a spectacular new Summer School in Reading, for 4 to 12 year olds. Running from Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm, children have an amazing time taking part in Singing, Street Dance and Acting classes culminating in a performance on Friday. Together with other professionals from the industry, the Acting class is taught by Nicole Davis, former CBeebies presenter currently in Chuggington and Topsy & Tim. Nicole is passionate about creating a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn how to express themselves creatively and says “SHINE develops social and communication skills, we make shrinking violets come to bloom!” To get involved and book for August, call 07912 289777, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hineperformingarts.co.uk
Mythical Maze - Children’s Summer Reading Challenge 2014
You’ll be a-mazed at what’s going down at your local library this summer. You’re going to love finding your way round the Mythical Maze. As you read, you’ll meet some larger than life characters from myths and legends. Keep track of it all on your fold-up poster and complete the maze with stickers from the library. The challenge runs Saturday 12 July to Saturday 13 September and if you complete your challenge you will win a medal and a certificate. Go on – time to get reading! Children aged between 4 and 12 years old can take part and you’ll find it running at Wokingham and Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Libraries.
Beechwood School Holiday Club
Gordon Davies provides specialist sports coaching courses for boys and girls aged 6 to 14 years, covering a huge variety of sports that incorporate a range of skills and activities. Sports included are team games such as football, rugby, netball and cricket as well as individual events such as athletics and tennis. Complete with excellent equipment and facilities, Beechwood Primary School hosts the courses and each day runs from 10.00am until 4.00pm with provision for an earlier start at 8.30am and a later finish at 6.00pm if needed. Prices are available upon request and discounts are available for families or children who do more than one week. Please ring Gordon Davies at Beechwood Primary School 0118 9695976 or on his mobile number 07879405854.
Wokingham Active Kids guarantees endless fun in the sun!
For top quality yet affordable childcare for your children this summer, take a look at the brilliant sports activities run by Wokingham Active Kids!
There are multi-sports camps at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre in Lower Earley and St Crispin’s Leisure Centre, Wokingham throughout the holidays. You have the choice of 9.30am to 3.30pm or 8am to 6pm and prices start from £13. There are also sports-specific courses in football, tennis, cricket and athletics running at Cantley Park in Wokingham. Activities are open to ages 5-12 years and all coaches have a passion for sport to ensure your children have a fantastic day! To book or find out more, call 0118 9743728, email email@example.com or visit www.wokingham.gov.uk/sports/holidaysports
Make the most out of the great outdoors at Dinton Pastures and California Country Park
Take a dip in the paddling pool at California Country Park, stroll around the lakes, visit the fantastic play area or pop over to Dinton Activity Centre for some all-out family action! There is so much on offer this summer with kids’ holiday clubs and activities ranging from week long courses in sailing and kayaking and Teddy Bears’ Picnics to Summer Night Paddles and a Pirate Weekend. Booking is essential so take a look at their advert on page x for more details and call 0118 9746343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find Reading Play’s Holiday Club at The Mad House Soft Play Centre this summer
The Mad House Soft Play & Party Centre on Green Park is the new venue for Reading Play's Holiday Club during the school holidays. Reading Play is a section of the Early Years and Extended Schools Service at Reading Borough Council and their aim is to encourage new learning and social experiences through play for 0 to 13 year olds.
With their extensive knowledge of children, they work hard to create a unique and fun play experience for your child. Fully occupied, children will have an hour of exclusive use of the exciting playframe in the morning, plus day to day activities will include arts and crafts, games and much more. The first date of the summer club will be on Monday 28th July through to Friday 29th August. Please call 0118 9372632 for bookings or more information or visit www.readingplay.co.uk
Opportunity Knocks as Razzamatazz expands its classes
Razz Wokingham and Woodley continue to expand with the launch of its new Wokingham PM classes on a Saturday at Emmbrook school next month. Children have enjoyed Masterclasses with industry professionals including Jo Hawes (the West End’s leading casting director) a guest street dance performer and a "We Will Rock You" workshop this term. They are now working hard on their show to be performed in London’s West End in November!
Principal Shelley Fitzgibbon says " Razz is not only for children that may want to pursue this as a career, some have been so shy on starting and are now oozing with self esteem and confidence after just a term with us!"
To get involved or for more info on classes at Woodley or Wokingham please contact Shelley on 01189 791 814/ 07970 034488/ e mail email@example.com
Be a Star this summer with Read Theatre School
Read Theatre School goes from strength to strength and is the ideal place for 3-16 year olds to learn and enjoy performing arts. The School teaches singing, dancing and acting and their aim is to develop students through performance experiences to build confidence and belief in themselves. This year, students have featured in the local KATS Pantomime, and over Easter performed on the Sadler’s Wells stage in the West End! The next big project will be in July with “THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH” to be performed at Arlington Arts Centre plus a Summer School to the well-loved theme of FROZEN! To be part of the fun, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07920 748784 or see www.readtheatreschools.co.uk
Give your kids a passion for pasta, made with their own hands!
Little Chefs pasta workshops at Delights of Italy in Wokingham are proving so popular, owner Jacky Hayler has added another session to the timetable for the summer holidays.
Children can learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch before having a go at all sorts of pasta shapes – it’s fun and informative and they get to take their creations home for tea!
Located at Holme Grange Craft Village, parents can stay and watch, browse round the village or enjoy a well deserved cuppa in the coffee shop. For more details or to book a workshop, call Jacky on 07920 144888, email email@example.com or visit www.delightsofitaly.co.uk