summer holiday camps

This was our 2016 guide, to be updated for 2017!

With the summer holidays just around the corner, you might be wondering how you’re going to keep the little ones entertained for all that time. Well, help is at hand! We’ve done the hard work for you, and pulled together a pretty comprehensive listing of the summer holiday camps that are going on in the area. Although we can’t say that we’ve tried all these out personally, they all come on recommendation and your kids are sure to have a lot of fun! If you know of any more, please do get in touch and let us know.

NB We have quoted prices here, but it’s worth checking direct as lots of places offer early bird and sibling/buddy discounts.

 

Ace Art

For children aged 8 to 14 years.

This three-day workshop takes place at The Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington. Children will be exploring the art skills of sketching, collage, painting and 3D construction to create their own structures.

The three-day workshop takes place between 2nd – 4th August, from 10.30am-12.30pm, and costs £39.00 including materials. For more information please call 020 8977 7558 or email education@landmarkartscentre.org.

 

Barracudas Holiday Camps Twickenham

Barracudas

For children aged 4.5 to 16 years.

These camps take place at St Catherine’s School, Cross Deep in Twickenham. They offer traditional sports like football and basketball, new sports like futsal and kinball, specialist sports like fencing and archery, and a whole host of non-sports activities like barrumba, drama, lab rats and craft sessions. They also make use of the onsite swimming pool, which the children love!

The camps take place every weekday between 18th July – 19th August, from 8.30am-5.30pm with the option to extend from 8.00am-6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £39.00, and there is a discount available for booking a full week. You can book via their website.

 

Boundless Dance

For children aged 5 to 16 years.

This week-long summer showcase of ‘The Adventures In Oz’ take place at the Hampton Hill Theatre. It offers a fun-filled week exploring the wonders of one of the greatest musicals with professional West End performers – creating a musical and performing it on the final day.

The summer showcase take place between the 8th – 12th August, from 10.00am-3.00pm. The cost is £100.00 for the week. Download a registration form, or for more information call 07951 305935 or email info@boundlessdance.co.uk.

 

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust

For children aged 5 to 12 years.

These summer schools are held at St James School, Stanley Road in Twickenham. They focus on technical and skills development, with the morning focussed on core football technique and the afternoon spent incorporating this into small-sided games. They’re a great way for youngsters to make new friends and take part in excellent football and sporting fun!

The summer schools take place on various weeks between 25th July – 2nd September, from 10.00am-3.00pm. The cost is £20.00 per day if booked the week before the course, and there is a discount available for booking a whole week. Alternatively, you can pay £25.00 on the day (subject to availability). You can book via their website.

 

Collis Activity Camp

For children in Reception up to Year 8.

These camps are held at Collis School, Fairfax Road in Teddington. They offer a wide range of sporting, creative, educational and plain old fun activities, including swimming, soccer, painting, drama, a Lego workshop, cooking, computing, an assault course and go karts & trikes.

The camps take place every weekday between 21st July – 24th August, from 9.00am-5.00pm with the option to extend from 8.30am-6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £35.00, and there is a discount available for booking a whole week. You can book via their website.

 

Dramacube

For children aged 4 to 16 years.

These workshops take place at the St Mary’s University in Twickenham. Inspired by the Roald Dahl classics Matilda and the BFG, children aged 4-6 years can enjoy two-day workshops, whereas children aged 7-16 will be taking part in a full week’s course based on another of Dahl’s stories, culminating in a ticketed performance on the Saturday.

The two-day workshops take place on the 15th/16th and 17th/18th August, from 9.30am-4.00pm. They cost £70.00 for the two days. The course for older children takes place between 15th – 20th August, from 9.30am-4.00pm Mon-Thurs, 9.30am-5.30pm Fri and 12.00-8.00pm Sat. The cost for the week is £250.00. You can book places by emailing Dramacube.

 

The Drama Hut

For children aged 5 to 11 years.

These workshops take place at the ETNA Centre, Rosslyn Road in St Margaret’s. Over the course of three days, children will be inspired by contemporary fairy tales, exploring alternatives to the well-known stories and preparing for a performance to friends and family.

The three-day workshops take place between 15th – 17th August and 22nd – 24th August, from 9.30am-3.30pm. The cost for the three days is £99.00. You can find out more or book by emailing thedramahut@gmail.com or calling 07976 166523.

 

Fit For Sport

For children aged 4 to 12 years.

These camps takes place at Orleans Primary School, Harrington Road in Twickenham and at Heathfield School, Cobbett Road in Twickenham. They are a great way for children to keep active, have fun, make new friends, try something new and take part in a whole range of activities and sports.

The camps take place every weekday between 21st July (Orleans) / 25th July (Heathfield) – 2nd September, from 9.30am-4.30pm with the option to extend from 8.30am-5.30pm or a half day option for younger children from 9.30am-1.00pm. The basic daily cost is £21.00 (£15.00 for a half-day), with a discount available for booking a whole week. You can book via their website.

 

Gordon Gibbins Tennis Camp

For children aged 4 to 14+ years.

These camps take place at Marble Hill Park in Twickenham, with Gordon Gibbins who is the LTA registered coach there. They’re a great way for children to brush up on their tennis skills whilst having fun too.

The camps take place every weekday between 25th July – 12th August, at various times between 11.00am-5.45pm, and last for 1-2 hours (depending on age). The cost for the week is £50.00-£90.00, depending on the length of the sessions, with a daily rate of £12.50-£22.50 available if there is space in the group. Please email Gordon for more information or to book.

 

Kidscoach

For children aged 4 to 11 years.

These camps take place at Marble Hill Park in Twickenham. They are the perfect way for children to get out into the fresh air for some football fun, and will take place whatever the weather (dress the kids accordingly!). The sessions are split according to age, with lots of match time and skill-based games and drills.

The camps take place every weekday between 21st July – 6th September (excluding August bank holiday), from 10.00am-1.00pm. The daily cost is £15.00, with a discount available for booking a whole week. You can book by emailing lynn@kidscoach.uk.net.

 

KOOSA Kids

For children aged 4 to 13 years.

These camps take place at Teddington Sports Centre, Broom Road in Teddington, Orleans Park Sports Centre, Richmond Road in Twickenham, and Whitton Sports Centre, Percy Road in Whitton. This summer KOOSA Kids clubs offer Special Activity Days including Wet ‘n’ Wild, Art Attack and Olympics, themed activities for the creative and sporty child including Cheetah Carts, Planet Pinball, Dino Dress Up, Carnivore Clay and Hulk To The Rescue and of course the old favourites; Crossbow Challenge and the KOOSA Grand Prix Go-Kart Race!

The camps take place every weekday between 21st July – 2nd September (except August bank holiday), from 10.00am-4.00pm, with the option to extend from 8.15am-6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £19.75, with a discount available for booking a whole week. If you have three children, the 3rd child goes absolutely free! You can book via their website or by calling 01276 21884 / 0845 094 2322.

 

Lions Sports Academy

For boys and girls aged 2 to 18 years.

These camps take place at a variety of locations in the Twickenham area. Football camps (6-16yrs) in Teddington are run by ex Crystal Palace player Kieran Woodley and use cutting edge training methods; Futsal camps (6-10yrs) in Feltham allow children to enjoy the sport which is recognised by FIFA as the fastest growing sport in the world; Multi-sports camps (6-16yrs) in Teddington include coaching in football, cricket and rugby; and Rugby camps (2-16yrs) in Teddington develop confidence, decision making, speed, tactical and technical skills.

The camps take place on various dates between 26th July – 1st September, at various times. The camps cost £20.00-£35.00 per day depending on the camp, with discounts available for booking multiple days. You can book online, or for more information email info@lionssports.academy.

 

The Little Gym Chiswick

For children aged 3 to 12 years.

These camps take place at The Little Gym, Hartington Road in Chiswick (just off the A316). They are Ofsted approved and filled with fitness, fun, and gymnastics skills; obstacle courses and arts & crafts – all in a warm and nurturing environment. Most camps run for children aged 3 to 8 years, but there is also a ‘Skills Thrill Camp’ each week for 5 to 12 year olds.

The camps take place on weekdays between 25th July – 26th August, from 9.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-4.30pm, with the option to extend to include lunch, or to stay for the whole day. The basic 3hr cost is £46.00 for non-members or £39.00 for members. To book, call 020 8994 3729 or email chiswick@thelittlegym.eu.

The Little Gym Hampton & Teddington

For children aged 3 to 12 years.

These camps take place at The Little Gym, High Street in Hampton Hill. Children will experience themed sessions that change every week, stimulating physical and motor-skill development with games and gymnastics. They’ll also enjoy arts & crafts activities when it’s time to take a break!

The camps take place Mondays to Thursdays between 27th July – 1st September, from 9.30am-12.30pm with the option to extend to include lunch, or even further to 2.30pm. The basic 3hr cost is £35.00 for non-members or £30.00 for members; the longer camps cost £70.00 for non-members or £60.00 for members. To book, call 020 8977 0099 or email hampton_teddington@thelittlegym.eu.

 

London Wetland Centre

For children aged 9 to 12 years.

These summer activity clubs take place at the London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk in Barnes. Over the course of a week, children will find out more about the forces that shape nature, make earth art or become a wetland CSI investigator with the Wetland Centre’s Learning Team.

The summer activity clubs take place every week between 1st – 26th August, from 10.00am-4.00pm with a half day programme also available. The cost is £200.00 per week for full days, or £120.00 per week for half days. To book, please call 020 8409 4400 or 020 8409 4419.

 

Mad Science

For children aged 4 to 11 years.

These camps take place at the Chiswick Community Aschool, Burlington Lane in Chiswick. Look no further for mega marvellous, mind-blowing experiments for your mini Mad Scientists, where the main aim is to have lots of fun!

The camps take place between 25th – 29th July and 15th – 19th August, from 10.00am-3.00pm. The cost is £36.00 per day, with various discounts available. You can book via the Mad Science website.

 

Mini Explorers Club

For children aged 3 to 8 years.

These 3-day adventures take place in Marble Hill Park, Richmond Road in Twickenham. Children will be able to take part in a number of different themes, including fairytale fun, a pirate adventure, marvellous minibeasts, magical mayhem, and a superhero adventure. Adventures are enhanced by games, stories, crafts, and more to maximise the fun.

The 3-day adventures take place on various dates between 25th July – 27th August, either from 9.30-11.30am or from 1.00-3.00pm. The cost is £36.00 for all three days. You can book via their website.

 

Nature Links

For children aged 3 to 9 years.

These sessions take place in Crane Park in Twickenham. Your mini adventurers will enjoy the great outdoors and lovely fresh air. There will be a seasonally themed focus for the session but more importantly there will be opportunities for free play, learning and exploring.

The sessions take place on selected dates between 28th July – 22nd August, from 10.00am-12.00pm (3-8yrs) or 10.00am-2.00pm (5-9yrs). The cost is £14.00 for a two hour session or £28.00 for a four hour session. Sessions can be booked via their website.

 

Orleans House Gallery Summer Activities

Orleans House Gallery

For children aged 4 to 15 years.

These workshops take place at Orleans House Gallery, Riverside in Twickenham. They offer a range of full and half day workshops and a 3-day workshop for older children (11-15yrs), inspired by nature, landscape and the summer. Each workshop is delivered by a professional artist, specialising in a range of different techniques from drawing, painting and print-making to sculpture and textiles.

The workshops take place most weekdays between 1st – 26th August, with full day workshops from 10.00am-3.00pm and short workshops from 10.00am-12.00pm or 2.00-4.00pm. The cost for a full day workshop is £30.00 and a short workshop is £12.00. You can book online, or call 020 8831 6000.

 

Playball Richmond / Kingston

For children aged 3 to 8 years.

These camps take place at Pools on the Park / Cannons Gym, Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road in Richmond, and at Tiffins Girls School, Richmond Road in Kingston. They are filled with fantastic sports games, skills and drills, including wildly creative warm ups, sport skill sessions, team building activities and games.

The camps take place on various dates between 25th July – 2nd September, from 10.00am-1.00pm. The daily cost is £25.00, with a £10.00 sibling discount available. Bookings must be made via their website.

 

Scamps Holiday Club

For children aged 3 to 12 years.

These camps take place at Scamps, Strathmore Road in Teddington. They offer a fun filled experience, with activities changed daily with over 200 different ideas, games and experiences which are guaranteed to keep your children amused, stimulated and happy all day long.

The camps take place every weekday between 21st July – 2nd September, with four differently timed sessions available between the hours of 8.00am-6.00pm. The basic cost ranges from £20.00 (5 hour session) to £35.00 (10 hour session), with various discounts available. You can download a booking form from their website.

 

SIMMSport Holiday Camps

SIMMSport

For children aged 5 to 12 years.

These multi-sport camps take place at St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road in Strawberry Hill. They offer children the opportunity to be active, learn new sports and develop sporting skills in a fun and safe environment. The camps make use of the world class facilities at St Mary’s including the running track and new sports centre.

The camps take place between 25th July – 2nd September, from 9.00am-3.00pm. The basic daily cost is £32.00, with various discounts available. You can book by calling 020 8240 4334 or emailing simmsport@stmarys.ac.uk.

 

Springboard Swimmers

For children aged 3+ years.

These intensive five-day courses take place at Stanley School, Strathmore Road in Teddington, where there is a learner pool of constant 1m depth. They are aimed at non-swimmers and beginners; children needing stroke improvement. If you haven’t done a holiday intensive course before, you will be amazed at how much progress is made in one week!

The five-day courses takes place from 25th July – 26th August, with a half-hour slot at the same time throughout the five days, with the same tutor and the same group of three children. For an application form, please email admin@springboardswimmers.com to arrange the most appropriate time and group.

 

Stagecoach

For children aged 4 to 16 years.

These five-day workshops takes place at Waldegrave School For Girls, Fifth Cross Road in Teddington, and at the Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Park in Teddington. There are a number of themes running, including ‘Jungle Fever’ and ‘Over The Rainbow’ for 4-6yrs, and ‘Let’s Go Wild’ and ‘Rock You’ for 6-16yrs. Children will work towards a performance for family and friends on the final day of these high energy courses, which are great whether your child is looking to learn new skills, make friends or build confidence.

The five-day workshops take place between 25th – 29th July and 15th – 19th August, from 9.30am-2.00pm for 4-6yrs or 10.00am-4.00pm for 6-16yrs. You can book by calling 020 8977 0843 or emailing twickenham@stagecoach.co.uk. There is also a one-day ‘Jedi Knight Street Dancing’ workshop on 30th July from 10.00am-4.00pm at Stanley Junior School in Teddington.

 

Step On Stage

For children aged 3 to 18 years.

These summer schools take place at the Hampton Hill Theatre, High Street in Hampton Hill. There are a variety of summer schools available, including musical theatre (Matilda and Grease), dance and acting. They  are suitable for all and explore fundamental skills which help develop students as performers as well as teaching valuable life skills, and are led by industry professionals who are passionate about sharing their skills and experiences with the students.

The week-long summer schools take place between 25th July – 6th August, mainly from 9.30am-4.00pm, with the one for older children finishing at 5.00pm. The cost is £175.00-£199.00 for the week. There is also a three-day course for 3-8yrs between 16th – 18th August, from 9.30am-12.30pm.. You can book via their website or by emailing info@steponstageacademy.co.uk.

 

Storytelling Adventures

For children aged 2 to 8 years.

These camps takes place at the Methodist Church, Queens Road in Twickenham. Children can enjoy a fun mix of drama, singing, dance and art & crafts. Each day is unique and based on a book, film, theme or much-loved character picked by an expert team of storytellers!.

The camps takes place between 1st – 26th August, from 9.30am-12.00pm. The cost is £35.00, with a discount available for bringing a friend or sibling. For more information and to book, see their website.

 

Teddington Cricket Club

For children (boys & girls) aged 6 to 12 years.

These camps take place at Teddington Cricket Club, off Cobbler’s Walk in Bushy Park. They’re a great opportunity to develop skills with friends, with a focus on games and training sessions for players at all levels, facilitated by excellent professional coaches. Children play cricket in the morning and can then choose between cricket and football in the afternoon.

The camps takes place between 13th July – 26th August (with a break at the beginning of August), from 10.00am-3.00pm, with the option to extend from 9.00am-4.00pm. The basic cost for one day is £35.00, and discounts apply the more days you book (up to five days). You can book via their website.

 

TNT Hampton Pool

For children aged 4 to 14 years.

These sessions take place at Hampton Pool, High Street in Hampton. Children have fun in and out of the water, with an enormous 17 metre polar inflatable, bouncy castle, giant aqua run, parachute, walking on water, and much more!

The sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 26th July – 1st September, from 9.30-11.30am. The daily cost is £17.00, including a snack. You can download a booking form from their website.

 

Watermans Urban Ambush 2016

Watermans Urban Ambush

For children aged 8 to 18 years.

These camps take place at Waterman’s, High Street in Brentford. Children will take part in week-long projects in their chosen activity, with the camps incorporating a range of different art forms including art, drama, music dance and digital. They will work with professional artists on original projects, learning new skills and meeting new people along the way.

The week-long camps take place between 25th July – 19th August, from 10.00am-4.30pm, with the option to extend from 9.00am-6.15pm. The camps cost £140.00-£160.00, depending on the activity. You can book via their website.

 

We Make Footballers

For children aged 4 to 12 years.

These camps take place at St Mary’s University Teddington Lock Facilities, Broom Road in Teddington. Children will enjoy football while meeting new friends and gaining confidence in social and life skills. There will be a focus on individual skill and technique, teamwork, and most importantly fun!

The camps take place between 25th July – 5th August, from 10.00am-3.00pm. The basic daily cost is £25.00, with half days also available, and a discount for booking multiple days. You can book via their website.

 

Wild Education

For children aged 4 to 11 years.

These camps takes place in the grounds of Orleans House Gallery, Riverside in Twickenham. Children will have a ‘wild’ time having fun, making new friends, learning life skills and being out in the fresh air getting muddy!

The three-day camps take place on various dates between 26th July – 1st September, from 10.00am-2.00pm. The cost is £90.00 for all three days. You can book via their website. If Twickenham is full, they also run the camps in other nearby areas.

 

YMCA Hawker, Kingston

For children aged 4 to 8 years.

This playscheme takes place at YMCA Hawker, Lower Ham Road (junction with Richmond Road) in Kingston. Children will have lots of fun both indoors and outdoors as well as enjoying local trips to the park, walks along the river and The Pod soft play. In addition, there is one main trip a week to attractions such as Hobbledown Farm and The Wetland Centre.

The playscheme takes place every weekday between 21st July – 1st September (excluding August bank holiday), from 8.30am-6.00pm. The cost is £30.00 per day, or £40.00 for trip day (Tuesdays). You can book by calling 020 8296 9747.

YMCA Wild Play Days

For children aged 7 to 11 years.

These camps start off at YMCA Hawker, Lower Ham Road (junction with Richmond Road) in Kingston. Children will visit a different natural woodland every day to explore, learn and play in the great outdoors!

The camps take place Mondays to Wednesdays between 21st July – 31st August, from 8.30am-3.30pm, with the option to extend until 6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £30.00 per day. You can book by calling 020 8296 9747.

YMCA Hampton

For children aged 4 to 8 years.

This playscheme takes place at YMCA White House, The Avenue in Hampton. Children can enjoy a private garden to play and get messy in, a purpose built activity room and an outside sports pitch. They will also visit local places around the community and engage in a huge variety of play opportunities!

The playscheme takes place every weekday between 21st July – 1st September (excluding August bank holiday), from 8.30am-3.30pm with the option to extend until 6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £21.00. You can book by calling 020 8979 1884.

 

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