SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUBS

Summer Holiday Clubs

 

Rock 'n' Roll Recruits

 

It has certainly been a challenging year for kids – well 16 long months to be exact – least of all with activities, hobbies and socialising being repeatedly put on hold. But, school is nearly out for the summer, and with it a chance for children to let loose, catch up with the activities they love or even try something new. Here are some of our favourite summer holiday clubs and camps to keep them entertained (and give you a well-deserved break).

DRAMA, MUSIC, AND DANCE

 

ARTSED

From courses in musical theatre and West End choreography to drama and filmmaking, ArtsEd Drama School has over 30 courses on offer for young creatives.

Chiswick

4-17+ yrs

artsed.co.uk

 

SPARKS ARTS

Make a movie at this action-packed filmmaking camp. Children will learn new skills behind and on camera as they produce, direct and star in their own film.

Balham, Chiswick, Dulwich, Hampstead, Highgate, Islington, Kensington, Walthamstow, Wandsworth, Wimbledon

5-18 yrs

sparksarts.co.uk 

 

SYLVIA YOUNG THEATRE SCHOOL

Children take centre stage at this iconic theatre school. Week-long musical theatre courses, where children dance, act and sing in preparation for a weekend performance.

Marble Arch

10-18 yrs

syts.co.uk

 

INNOVATION DANCE STUDIOS

With weekly themes ranging from rock & roll to Disney movies, dance classes combine ballet, tap and street dance with singing, drama and crafts.

Ealing, Finchley

6-12 yrs

innovationdancestudios.co.uk

 

ROCK AND ROLL RECRUITS

Why not let them join a band this summer? Catering to all musical abilities and instruments, the boot camp’s grand finale will be a public show to showcase the children’s efforts.

Putney

8-18yrs

rockandrollrecruits.co.uk

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

 

FIRETECH

Experiment with the latest technology with classes in artificial intelligence, game design, coding and virtual reality.

Get £25 off using code: CK25.

Chelsea, South Hampstead

8-17 yrs

firetechcamp.com

 

BLUESHIFT CODING

How about a summer full of creative coding and hands-on robotics? There are also game and app design classes for budding digital designers.

Notting Hill

5-14 yrs

blueshiftcoding.com

 

MOTHER NATURE SCIENCE

Packed full of hands-on activities, camps are a mix of education, fun and lots of science experiments – both inside and outdoors – designed to unleash your child’s inner scientist.

Various locations across London.

5-12 yrs

mnature.co.uk

 

THE LONDON SCHOOL OF MATHS AND PROGRAMMING

For tech-savvy kids, there are courses in robotics, coding, STEM and maths as well as chess classes.

Kensington

5-18yrs

londonsmp.co.uk

 

LITTLE HOUSE OF SCIENCE

Hands-on science club where future scientists can learn and experiment to their heart’s content.

South Kensington

4-12 yrs

littlehouseofscience.com

 

SPORT

 

NAUTILUS SWIMMING

Get them in the pool this summer, where they will learn the techniques and habits of the best swimmers in the world, with each session focussing on a different stroke.

Hammersmith

7 yrs +

nautilusswimming.com

 

SUPERCAMPS

Let them burn off all that holiday energy at this multi-activity sports camp, with 11 London venues to choose from. Some locations even offer specialist courses such as Chelsea FC football camps, cooking school and LEGO Play.

Blackheath, Streatham, Kensington, Hampstead, Ealing, Pimlico, Knightsbridge, Putney, Catford, Hammersmith, Chelsea

4-12 yrs

supercamps.co.uk

 

MY LITTLE BOARDERS

 Children will learn the basics of skateboarding and pick up some gnarly ramp tricks sure to impress their friends, all in a fun and safe environment.

Acton, Notting Hill

6-16 yrs

chiswickcourses.co.uk (for Acton)

mylittleboarders.co.uk (for Notting Hill)

 

AM SPORTS ACADEMY

High-energy multi-sports camp, with an emphasis on having fun, building confidence and teamwork.

4-12 yrs

Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Earlsfield

amsportsacademy.co.uk

 

THE LITTLE GYM

Open to non-members for holiday camps, adventure-themed sessions combine games and creative play with gymnastics.

Chiswick, Hampton & Teddington, Wandsworth & Fulham, Westfield White City

3-12 yrs

thelittlegym.com

 

OUTDOOR

 

 

CAMP WILDERNESS

Help them escape the city to the wilderness. From lighting fires and sleeping under the stars, to following animal tracks and learning water purification techniques, children can unlock their inner explorer and go wild in nature.

Oxfordshire, Kent, Hertfordshire

8-14 yrs

campwilderness.co.uk

 

ST JOHN’S BEAUMONT

If you fancy a camp with a bit of history, try this one at the school where Camp Beaumont hosted its first ever multi-activity camp 40 years ago – St John’s Beaumont.  Expect heaps of outdoor activities, swimming, climbing, craft, wellbeing and much more.

3-16 yrs

campbeaumont.co.uk

 

WILD LEARNING

How about spending the whole day in a secret woodland hideout? Build dens, hunt for mini beasts and climb trees. Sounds like a kid’s dream!

Muswell Hill, Wimbledon, Highgate

5-11 yrs

wild-learning.net

 

LITTLE FOREST FOLK

Mini explorers can run, climb, build and let their imagination run wild. All locations are in forest settings with a focus on nature and play.

Fulham, Chiswick, Putney, Wandsworth, Twickenham, Wimbledon

3-7 yrs

littleforestfolk.com

 

PHOENIX OUTDOOR CENTRE

If your child would like to have a go at some outdoor water sports, Camp Phoenix offers kayaking, canoeing and sailing courses.

Welsh Harp Reservoir, Hendon

9 -16 yrs

phoenixcanoeclub.co.uk

 

LANGUAGE AND LEARNING

 

 

ROLE MODELS

Life skills that promote social & emotional wellbeing and dynamic thinking, helping young people to thrive in life; both at home and in their future workplace.

In-person at Chelsea Academy or online.

From 5-13yrs in different, age appropriate classes.

rolemodels.me

 

LINK CHINESE

Children learn Mandarin through fun activities, music, art and theatre, while also introducing them to Chinese culture.

Kensington, Kingston, Islington, Greenwich

3-10 yrs

linkchinese.co.uk

 

MINIVERSITY

For something a little different, help your child get an early insight into different careers while learning IT and public speaking skills. A wide variety of careers, such as architect, barrister, sports coach and even YouTuber, will be covered.

Chelsea

5-12 yrs

miniversity.com

 

ET PATATI PATATA

Fast track your child’s language skills at this immersive French course, with lots of continental fun and activities to enjoy.

Hammersmith

4-15 yrs

etpatatipatata.com

 

CHELSEA YOUNG WRITERS

Hone their creative writing skills at these workshops led by children’s authors. Teachers will mentor your child and help them explore new ideas, all while improving their writing through creative activities.

Notting Hill

6-12 yrs

chelseayoungwriters.co.uk

 

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