Holiday Clubs and Playschemes

Organising childcare during the long 6 week holiday can be stressful if you’re working, or to be honest even if you’re not sometimes you just need a break (I’ll be booking a few of these after today’s behaviour!). We’ve listed a few options across South Hampshire and checked their availability as of 13th July, if only we could just find someone to go to work for you too!!

Acting Up Summer Workshops

9 – 3.30pm Performance and play workshops with a show at the end. Suitable for 5-14 year olds.

1st – 5th August Abshot Community Centre, Titchfield Common £125

9th – 11th August HEDCA Gosport £75

15th – 19th August Hamble Village Memorial Hall £125

Sibling discount available at Hamble and Abshot £95 for additional children.


To book Email

Gosport Discovery Centre – Circus skills

Learn how to juggle, walk on stilts and escape from handcuffs! Magic, mayhem and surprises are all in store at this year’s summer school. Everyone gets to star in the end of week performance for friends and family to watch!

8th – 12th August, 9.30am-3.30pm

Ages 7-12, please bring a packed lunch.

£65 for the week.


Call to book 0300 555 1387

Moors Valley – Fishing

Learn the basics of the sport from our friendly qualified fishing coach in an uncomplicated, easily understood manner. We will cover the basics of the sport including setting up a rod, casting and fish welfare, with the added bonus of a fish or two!

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 26th July to 24th August. 10.30-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm.

£8.50 per child, adults free. Children 7 and under must be accompanied.

27th July and 17th August are FULLY BOOKED

Call 01425 480811 to book.

Summer Forest School – Stansted Park

Activity days include – Campfire making and cooking, natural art, Shelter and den building and no two days are the same.

The Forest School Activity Day runs from 9:00am – 3:30pm. Price is £30 per child per day. Children need to bring with them a packed lunch, suitable footwear and protective clothing appropriate to the weather conditions.


To book please email

Warrior Camp – Butser Ancient Farm, Waterlooville

Warrior Camp is designed for 8-12 year olds to see what the challenge was for young people two thousand years ago and to have a go at dealing with them using more modern materials. Each day is designed to answer a difference set of challenges yet the whole week links together.

25th -29th July.

Book the whole week and get a day free! £40 a day or £160 for the week. Mon – Shelter, Tues – Fire, Wed – Food, Thurs – Hunt, Fri – Raft! 10am – 4pm with extended hours available if needed (at £4 per hour).


For further details and to book see –

Tennis Club – Recreation Ground, Osbourne rd, Warsash

Tennis and other activities included.

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays 21st July – 31st August.

9am-12pm £18.50

9am-2pm £23


Call 07519633559 to book.

Fairthorne Manor

CSI camp -Children will learn a whole range of detective skills, including finger printing, tracking and photo identikits. Children can test their newly learned skills to solve ‘crimes’ that take place on site throughout the week. 9am- 4pm.

  • Week 1: 25th-29th July
  • Week 3: 8th-12th August
Multiactivity camp – ages 4-16 years.

Children are split into age groups according to their school year. Each age group has a different programme, so children enjoy challenging age-appropriate activities.

Our younger age groups enjoy a forest school style, exploring Fairthorne’s varied habitats through exciting 45 minute activities as well as enjoying sports, games and arts & crafts.  Children in school years 3 and over enjoy three exciting sessions each day, including water and land-based outdoor activities, sports and games.

Running throughout the holidays 9-4pm.

Musical Theatre Camp – Musical Theatre Camp is designed especially for children with a love of all things musical and dramatic, 9-4pm.

This summer’s theme is Matilda!.  Join us for a week of performing arts with Matilda, a precocious little girl who loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life. Parents can join us for an unforgettable end of week finale.

  • Week 3: 8th-12th August
  • Week 5: 22nd-26th August
Survival Camp – Survival Camp is a popular choice for children keen to learn how to survive in the wild! 9-4pm

Perfect for experienced survival fans and those wanting to try something new, children will explore the Fairthorne woods and water, learning fire lighting skills, shelter building and much more.

18th July-2nd September (not offered at weekends)

Turn Nature into Art Camp- Turn Nature into Art Camp is a fantastic combination of exploring the beautiful Fairthorne Manor site and creating stunning art.

Children will collect materials from our varied habitats before creating their own masterpieces with the help of an experienced artist. Children don’t need to be ‘arty’ to join – they will learn plenty throughout the camp.

Week 1: 25th-29th July

Water Camp – Water Camp is one of our most popular Themed Camps, offering children the chance to make the most of Fairthorne’s sheltered lake and access to the beautiful River Hamble.

  • Summer week 2: 1st-5th August
  • Summer week 4: 15th-19th August
  • Summer week 6: 30th August-2nd September
Big day options available where the children can have breakfast and evening meal, arriving at 7.45am and leaving at 6pm.


Hamble Sports Complex

21st July – 2nd September

Split into 2 age categories 5-7 years and 8-11 years.

Activities will include: Basketball, Swimming, Football, Cricket, Table Tennis, Badminton, Arts and Crafts, Trampolining, Rounders and lots more.

Half day £9.50

Full Day £17.50


Planet Ice – Gosport

Intense 5 day learn to skate course for beginners.

Learn to Skate in 5 days is designed for people with very low ability ice skating or none whatsoever. If you are looking for additional training experience over the summer towards your Skate Excellence grades 1-8 then please talk to a member of staff who can then see if a coach can accommodate your needs on this product.
Skate Hire Included
All Day Ice Skating Included
Meal Deal Included


8th – 12th August. 22nd-26th August. AVAILABILITY ON BOTH WEEKS.

Boundary Oak School Holiday Club

For ages 3-13 years.

We offer a range of activities both on and off site. Our action-packed programme of activities on offer includes den building, pond dipping, bushcraft, sporting activities such as football, tennis and athletics as well as arts and crafts. The children are also welcome to bring their bikes and scooters to enjoy rides around our extensive grounds.

4th July – 26th August. 8am -6pm. Sessions ranging from £15 to £40.

Please book through our School Office by contacting us on 01329 280955 or email

Swashbucklers Kids Club – Langstone

Swashbucklers Kidz Club, an action packed week full with fantastic activities including  treasure hunts, swimming, inflatable fun, arts and crafts, tennis, field sports, climbing and high ropes, watersports, football, rounders, cricket, drop the egg, last man standing  and many more new activities.

Day starts at 08.30 with FREE Breakfast Club, plus FREE daytime snacks, bring your own packed lunch and the day finishes at 5pm.

Ages 7-14 years. Single days or weeks available.


Peter Ashley Activity Centre, Fort Purbrook

Problem Solving, Archery, Football, Assault Course, Climbing, Football, Laser Tag, rifle shooting. Running throughout whole 6 weeks.

Ages 8-13. Tues and Thurs £16, Mon, Weds, Fri £20 8.45am- 3.45pm


To book – Phone 02392 321 223 or email

Busyheads – a learning club for children in years 3-6

Keep your child thinking, writing, reading and calculating over the summer with hour long maths and English booster sessions at Sarisbury Junior School, Allotment Road, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, SO31 7AP.   A 5 day booster course costs £50 per subject.  Discounts of 10% are given if booking both Maths and English sessions in the same week.

1st to the 5th of August, 2016 – Monday to Friday
· 9:15 to 10:15 – Maths
· 10:30 to 11:30 – English

8th to the 12th of August, 2016 – Monday to Friday
· 9:15 to 10:15 – English
· 10:30 to 11:30 – Maths

To book – visit the Busyheads website: or email:


Globe Fit/Hoola Kids Clubs

Crafts, games, sports, cookery, dancing and hula hooping world themed days. Held at Holy Rood Church in Stubbington.

Suitable for 5-12 years. All staff hold safeguarding training/DBS/First Aid.

With a 15% sibling discount applied at checkout.

1st to the 4th of August, 2016 – Monday to Thursday
· 8:45 to 1:00 – Half Day (AM)
· 12:00 to 16:00 – Half Day (PM) with daily summer disco 15:00-16:00

To book – call Hannah on 07796936041 or visit the GlobeFit booking website:

Cornerstone Holiday Club

Cornerstone Holiday Club, based in Basingstoke, offers childcare during school holidays for children age 6-11 years. Held in a private self contained room at Playdays Play Centre. They are situated in a room inside a soft play centre, so even on the rainy days the children get to burn off energy.

With availability still remaining, please get in touch to book – please email: or get in touch via their Facebook page:

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