Holiday clubs

The Easter holidays are just around the corner and will be followed not too long after by May half-term.

If you're in need of childcare during the time off, or simply fancy giving yourself a break the DC a week or two to remember, our Local editors have rounded up the best holiday clubs near you.

 

London

 

 

CreativeWizKidsCreative Wiz Kids Easter clubs Belsize Park

Creative Wiz Kids was founded in New York in 1990, and activities at its clubs include dance, drama, music, face painting, free play and story time. Children can get creative individually and in groups.

 

Nimble Arts three day musicalNimble Arts three-day musical Dulwich

Do your DC love making up stories, dressing up in silly costumes, singing, dancing and letting their imagination run wild? Join Nimble Arts to create a musical in just three days! Kids can specialise in acting, singing, dancing, song-writing or costume and stage design, or try a bit of everything.

 

TheatrebugsTheatrebugs spring holiday workshop Blackheath

These workshops offer between one and five fun-filled days of acting, singing, dancing, arts and crafts and dressing up. Children become pirates, fairies, superheroes, maybe even kangaroos! By the final day they are ready to put on a show for relatives. Prepare to be amazed!

 

Wild LearningWild Learning in Highgate Wood Highgate

The folk behind Wild Learning believe that playing and learning outdoors is good – not just for kids, but for the environment - and that adults and children should spend more time outside. Their holiday clubs give children the chance to get muddy and just be kids in a safe, nurturing but wild environment.

 

Toffee Park adventure playToffee Park adventure play Old Street

Toffee Park describes itself as an oasis in the city; a place to hide and thrive with frogs, plants and trees. Children can build camps, grow vegetables, cook, take
part in arts and crafts, learn about wildlife, hunt for bugs and creepy crawlies, and play in amongst the trees.

 

Living TennisLiving Tennis Easter camps Kingston

Groups at these camps will be arranged according to age and ability, so whether your child is an absolute beginner or budding superstar, they'll have the opportunity to improve their tennis while having lots of fun.

 

Boy writingCreative Writing with Inkhead Lee Green

Inkhead is a group of writers that run creative writing courses for passionate or reluctant writers aged between seven and 14. A workshop approach encourages children to utilise their own ideas, knowledge and experience to create the stories they want to write. Writing exercises, prompts, games and feedback on stories are all designed to promote a love of writing.

 

Discover the FarmDiscover the Farm Merton

Learn about nature and how to care for animals. This programme is a good introduction to the farm for any child. There's something for everyone, be that working with the animals, creating a collage, or exploring the river Wandle.

 

 

Mother Nature science holiday campMother Nature science holiday camps St John's Wood

Scientists at these camps will guide your children through an action packed programmes of hands-on activities exploring a range of topics. Different experiments take place every day.

 

Sew PrettySew Pretty Easter camp Southfields

Kids can embark on a range of fun sewing projects at this camp, including applique cushions, tote bags, pencil cases, bunting, felt greeting cards, stuffed animals, key rings and more.

 

South East

 

 

 

Wizard of Oz experiencesWizard of Oz experiences Sevenoaks

For three fun-packed days, workshop leaders will take children on a journey of the imagination, where they'll make friends, learn new songs and dances and enjoy the thrill of preparing for a show that gets everyone involved.

 

Musical Theatre workshopsMusical theatre workshops Hilsea

These workshops will feature two musicals for kids to get involved in - classic Annie for children aged between five and 11, and the more recent Queen hit We Will Rock You for 12 to 16-year-olds.

 

Camp BeaumontCamp Beaumont day camps Reigate

This multi-activity day camp offers up to six different age-appropriate sporting, creative and adventure activities each day, ranging from 3D modelling to archery, biscuit decorating, climbing and more.

 

South West

 

 

 

Easter fun daysEaster fun days Bransgore

Activities at these camps revolve around a different theme each day; from Robin Hood to bushcraft, Easter, water sports, climbing, cycling, first aid and more.

 

 

A touch of the wildA Touch of the Wild Exeter

Give your children the chance to learn woodland skills, get muddy and make new friends. Run by qualified and experienced staff in a safe and supported environment, kids will be able to play and explore the woods, build dens, light campfires, discover wildlife and more.

 

North East

 

 

 

Sport academySport Academy Easter holiday camps Newcastle upon Tyne

These camps will keep kids entertained and active over the Easter holidays, with team sports like netball on offer across four sport halls, as well as swimming and climbing.

 

Easter zoo clubEaster Zoo Club Northumberland

A whole week of events to bring out your DC's inner zoo keeper. Every day there will be different activities to join in with including helping the keepers with their daily checks, feeding the lemurs, training the cockatoos and walking the Shetland ponies.

 

 North West

 

 

 

Boys playing footballChorlton and Didsbury Football Club Manchester

Football will of course be on offer here, but a range of other activities will be available too, including arts and crafts, music, junk and clay modelling, music, dressing-up, tennis, cycling, den-making and more.

 

Funtasia kids clubFuntasia kids' club Stalybridge

Funtasia prides itself on being fun and friendly. Free healthy snacks fuel kids during a range of activities.

 

Midlands

 

 

 

Easter schoolEaster School at the Nottingham Playhouse

Musical theatre fans aged between nine and 15 can spend Easter with like-minded young people rehearsing and performing an amateur youth version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

 

East of England

 

 

 

Barracuda day campsBarracuda day camps Huntingdon

These multi-activity day camps for children aged four and a half to 16 years, offer more than 100 activities along with skills builder courses.

 

Scotland

 

 

 

Film school creative campsFilm School Creative Camp Paisley

Budding film directors, actors, writers and designers can take part in a film school creative camp at the Paisley Museum. Expertise in camera work, sound effects, drama and costume making will be provided - all that's needed is ideas. Participants can specialise in one aspect of the creative process or have a go at everything. The end result will be a short film screening for friends and family, and a DVD to take home.

 

Last updated: 27-Mar-2014 at 11:34 AM