We run fun, family friendly and flexible holiday clubs during the school holidays. Open for children aged 3 – 11 years old each holiday club is planned to provide high quality, safe childcare with fun learning and development opportunities.
Our main staff team who run holiday clubs are all qualified to at least Level 3 in Childcare, they’re supported by some of our apprentices.
Holiday Clubs are based in our main playroom and outdoor play area. Here children have access to a wide range of toys, games and activities. Throughout the week we also use the centre’s Sports Hall, Sports Fields, Social Area and new for 2021 our Outdoor Classroom. Added to this we take the children for walks around Shibdon Pond and Nature reserve and usually plan at least one trip out a week to local attractions. We’ve got our own mini-buses so can take the children to local parks, beaches, farms, garden centres, museums and more!
Times and Prices
We provide a high quality service and try to make this as accessible as possible to all of the community. Our standard prices are as follows;
- 9am – 3pm = £20 per child.
- Additional hours are available from 8am – 6pm at an additional cost of £3 per hour, per child.
If you need alternative times please get in touch and we’ll see what we can do!
Play Room and Outdoor Play Area – each area is set up daily with different activities, games and toys which are usually themed around a topic. For example, during Easter Holiday Club we do a lot of activities around animals, their babies, farms and of course the easter bunny and easter egg hunts. Each day the children will have access to arts and crafts, imaginary play, small world play, sensory and messy play, construction, jigsaws, puzzles and board games, books and music.
In our Outdoor play area we have a climbing frame, den and den making resources, a large sandpit with lots of construction toys, a camper van, picnic tables, sensory plant corner and lots of outdoor toys and equipment such as balls, bikes, quoits, bean bags and more!
Social Area – In this area children can relax and watch some TV or a film, they can play on computer games or be a bit more active and play air hockey, table football or pool. Arts and crafts, board and card games and puzzles and jigsaws are also set up in this area.
Sports Hall and Sports Fields – we use these areas for running around! We’ve got soft play equipment we can use in the hall and lots of sports equipment for both the hall and the field. We enjoy playing football, tennis, hockey, golf, cricket, rounders and more! We really enjoy team games that teach us how to take turns and share with our friends.
Outdoor Classroom – We’ve got a brilliant new Outdoor Classroom that will be ready for planting some fruit and vegetables in February 2021. We’re using this space to teach children about nature, plants and growing our own fruit and veg. Children can dig, plant and explore in our Outdoor Classroom. We’re hoping to also be able to start using this area for Forest School and will keep you updated on this!