summer holiday camps

With the summer holidays just around the corner, you might be wondering how you’re going to keep the little ones entertained. Well, help is at hand! We’ve done the hard work for you, and pulled together a pretty comprehensive listing of the holiday camps and workshops that are going on in the area. Although we can’t say that we’ve tried all these out personally, they 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.

Don’t forget to also check out our Event Calendar and Theatre Guide to see what’s on for families to enjoy together over the holidays.

 

Barracudas

For children aged 4.5 to 14 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 between 16th July – 17th August from 8.30am-5.30pm with the option to extend from 8.00am-6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £52.00, with a discount available for booking the whole week. You can book via their website.

 

Best Tennis

For children aged 3 to 14 years.

These camps take place at Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road in Richmond, and at Hampton Sports Centre, Hanworth Road in Hampton. They offer fun packed tennis camps with a combination of technical learning, matchplay and games.

The camps take place between 16th July – 24th August, from 9.00am-3.00pm with half day options available (5-14yrs) or from 11.30am-12.15pm (3-5yrs). The daily cost is £60.00 for a full day or £35.00 for a half day (5-14yrs) or £12.00-£15.00 (3-5yrs), which discounts available for booking multiple days. You can book via their website.

 

Boundless Dance

For children aged 5 to 16 years.

This Summer Showcase: ‘Annie’s Amazing Adventure’ (based on ‘Annie: The Musical’), takes place at the Hampton Hill Theatre, High Street in Hampton Hill. It’s five fun-filled days catering for all abilities and developing your child’s aptitude in the three main genres of performance: acting, dancing and singing. It takes place in a live theatre space with lights, tabs, backstage tours, dressing room preparation and more!

The Summer Showcase takes place between 23rd – 27th July, from 10.00am-3.00pm. The cost is £120.00 for all five days. You can register online.

 

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust

For children aged 5 to 12 years.

These Brentford FC soccer schools are held at GOALS Soccer Centre, MacFarlane Lane in Isleworth. They offer fun and technical football sessions during the holiday period. Along with developing your child’s technical skills, they will also improve their social skills in a safe and fun environment!

The soccer schools take place three days a week between 25th July – 24th August from 10.00am-4.00pm. The cost is £20.00 per day if booking in advance, with a discount available for booking multiple days. Alternatively, you can pay £25.00 on the day (subject to availability). You can book via their website.

 

Brilliant Play Solutions Forest School

For children from 4 to 11 years.

This forest school camp take place at The Wilderness, Normanhurst Avenue in Hampton Wick. Children will take part in a range of activities including den building, tool use, mini beast hunting, creative art using natural materials, team games, cooking on fire and more!

The forest school camp take place three days a week between 7th – 16th August, from 10.00am-2.00pm. The cost is £30.00 per day. You can book via their website.

 

Camp England

For children from 5 to 16 years old.

These camps are held at NPL Tennis Club, Queens Road in Teddington, and at Hampton School, Hanworth Road in Hampton. Children can choose from tennis or multi-sports camps with lots of activities to choose from, so they get the chance to enjoy their favourite sports and challenge themselves with some new ones!

The camps take place between 9th July – 31st August, from 8.30am-4.30pm (multi-sports), 10.00am-4.00pm (tennis). The daily cost is £32.95, with a discount available for booking a whole week. 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. It offers a wide range of fun activities, including assault courses, cooking, computing, bouncy castles, crazy golf, go-karting, dodge ball, swimming, carnival, bumper boats, Wii dance, bingo, plus lots more!

The camps take place between 23rd – 24th August, from 9.00am-5.00pm with the option to extend from 8.30am-6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £38.00, and there is a discount available for booking the whole week. You can book via their website.

 

Cypher Coders

For children aged 4 to 14 years.

These camps take place at The Greenwood Centre, School Road in Hampton Hill. With a different theme each week, children will leave camp with an excitement and love of learning about the technology that surrounds them and the knowledge to know how to figure it out. They will be engaged in the core concepts of coding, and for a well-rounded experience the camps also incorporate outside play and other camp activities.

The camps takes place between 9th July – 31st August, from 10.00am-4.00pm. The daily cost is £110.00, or there is a discount for booking multiple days or a full week. They recommend a minimum of two days. You can book via their website.

 

Dragon Drama

For children aged 5 to 11 years.

These summer events takes place at The Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Park in Teddington. The first five-day event has the theme ‘Tales Of Ancient Greece’, where children will immerse themselves in the Greek legends, meeting the heroes and dealing with the villains! The second three-day event has the theme ‘Roald Dahl and the Moonage Daydream’ – a non-performance event where children will embark on a fantastical adventure created just for them

The events take place between 30th July – 3rd August and 29th – 31st August, from 10.00am-3.00pm. The cost is £100.00 for the five-day event and £80.00 for the three-day event. You can book online.

 

Dramacube Productions

For children aged 7 to 14 years.

These three-day ‘Moana’ workshops take place at The Exchange Theatre, London Road in Twickenham, and at St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road in Twickenham. Children will journey to Motunui as they embark on a musical theatre adventure inspired by Disney’s Academy Award nominated musical, Moana. They will participate in acting, singing and dance as they build towards a performance under the lights on day three – free for family and friends to enjoy.

The workshops take place between 25th – 27th July and 15th – 17th August, from 9.30am-4.00pm. The cost is £110.00 for all three days. You can book online.

 

Dreamcatcher Film Camps

For children aged 8 to 18 years.

These five-day camps take place at The Falcons Prep School, Kew Foot Road in Richmond. Children come up with their own idea for a film, then set about scripting, story boarding, shooting, directing and editing it over five days under expert tuition from industry professionals. It’s all great fun but good learning too and young wannabee filmmakers finish the course equipped to make their own movies.

The camps takes place between 9th July – 17th August, from 9.00am-2.00pm. The cost for all five days is £275.00, with a sibling discount available. You can book online.

 

Fulham FC Soccer Schools

For children aged 3 to 14 years.

These camps take place at Bishops Park in Fulham, at Motspur Park in New Malden, and at Battersea Ironsides Sports Club in Earlsfield. Learn to play the Fulham way! Your child will play tons of football, learn new skills and make lots of new friends. Children are grouped based on their age and ability, so you can be sure they’ll have a great time.

The camps take place between 9th July – 31st August, from 9.00am-3.00pm (5-14yrs) or 9.00-11.00am (3-5yrs). The cost is £21.00-£23.00 per day (5-14yrs) or £16.00-£17.00 per day (3-5yrs) depending on location, with a discount available for booking a whole week. You can book online.

 

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 first four days of the week are camps focusing on skills and technique, whereas Fridays are ‘matchplay’ camps.

The camps take place between 20th July – 24th August, at various times between 11.00am-6.30pm, and last for 1.5-2 hours (depending on age and type of session). The cost is £75.00-£90.00 per week, depending on the length of the sessions. Please email Gordon for more information or to book.

 

Happy Potter Workshops

For children aged 6+ years.

These workshops take place at Happy Potter, Broad Street in Teddington. There are five different themes on offer, inspired by various artists: Make your own marbled paper to make a Matisse inspired collage; Andy Warhol style self portraits or flowers onto a set of 4 coasters & lino printing; Van Gogh style flower still life painting & Frida Kahlo inspired floral headband making; Monet water lily tissue paper flower making & plant pot design; and Picasso clay faces & Jackson Pollock inspired mugs.

The workshops takes place between 23rd July – 31st August from 10.30am-1.30pm. The cost is £35.00 per child, including lunch. For more information or to book, call 020 8973 1468.

 

Kidscoach

For children in Reception to Year 8.

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 between 23rd July – 31st August, 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 sports@kidscoach.uk.net or by calling 07503 034720.

 

KOOSA Kids

For children aged 4 to 13 years.

These camps take place at Orleans Park School, Richmond Road in Twickenham; Teddington Sports Centre, Broom Road in Teddington; Whitton Sports Centre, Percy Road in Whitton; and Shene Sports Centre, Park Avenue in East Sheen. Children take part in up to nine structured activities each day, four each from each of the Discovery Zone (games, activities and inspiring equipment designed to get your child up and active) & Endeavour Zone (arts & crafts, dance, drama, the natural world and exploration activities) and an organised free play session after lunch. Activities last 30 minutes each, with plenty of breaks throughout the day.

The camps take place weekdays between 23rd July – 31st August, from 10.00am-4.00pm, with the option to extend from 8.15am-6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £21.00, 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 0845 094 2322.

 

Landmark Arts Centre (Ace Art)

For children aged 8 to 14 years.

These three-day ‘Boho Circus Figurines’ workshops take place at the Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road in Teddington. With the help of Ace Art, children will develop the art of designing, sketching, papier mache, collage, painting and sculptural construction, to create a vibrant, unique circus character.

The workshops take place between 14th – 16th August, and you choose from mornings (10.30am-12.30pm) or afternoons (1.30-3.30pm). The cost is £39.00 per child for all three days. You can book by calling 020 8977 7558 or by emailing education@landmarkartscentre.org.

 

Lions Sports Academy

For boys and girls aged 6 to 12 years.

These rugby camps take place at Teddington Rugby Club in Bushy Park. They offer high calibre technical and tactical rugby coaching, and also focus on improving speed decision making, technical and tactical skills, and most importantly confidence.

The camps take place between 24th – 26th July, from 9.00-4.00pm. The daily cost is £42.00, with a discount available for booking all three days. You can book via their website.

 

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. The camps combine fun, sport, creative activities and learning to keep your kids active, entertained and laughing. With a different theme each week, there are ‘Super Quest’ camps for children aged 3-8yrs and ‘Skill Thrill’ camps for children aged 5-12yrs.

The camps take place between 23rd – 24th August, from 9.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-4.30pm, or children can stay for the whole day (includes lunch). The basic 3hr cost is £32.00 for members or £36.00 for non-members, or £64.00/£72.00 for the whole day. To book, call 020 8977 0099 or email hampton_teddington@thelittlegym.eu.

 

Little Voices

For children aged 4 to 16 years.

This theatre week takes place at Christ’s School, Queens Road in Richmond. Children will be singing, acting and dancing their way through ‘Matilda’, learning an entire script in four days, and devising props and costumes in preparation for a big show at the end of the week. They’ll also make lots of new friends along the way!

The theatre week takes place between 23rd – 26th July. The cost is £180.00 for the four days. You can book via their website or by phoning 07823 384992. You can also get UP TO £60 off with Twick Mums!

 

Mad Science

For children aged 4 to 11 years.

These camps take place at Waldegrave School, Fifth Cross Road in Twickenham. Children will be inspired about the world around them and they will get to see science come to life before their very eyes…
Mad Science camps are a blast! They will give your children some extraordinary experiences and take them on a whirlwind tour of the wonderful world of science.

The camps take place from 30th July – 10th August, from 10.00am-3.00pm with the option to extend from 9.00am-4.00pm. The cost is £36.00 per day, with a group discount available. You can book via the Mad Science website.

 

Orleans House Gallery

For children aged 4 to 15 years.

These workshops take place at Orleans House Gallery, Riverside in Twickenham. Children will enjoy a range of exciting half, full and multi-day creative workshops, inspired by the beauty and nature of the gallery grounds. They will learn, explore and create while playing with a variety of techniques, including 3D construction, printing and textiles.

The workshops take place on selected days between 30th July – 15th August, with full/multi day workshops from 10.00am-3.00pm and half day workshops from 2.00-4.00pm. The cost for a full day workshop is £32.00 and a half day workshop is £14.00. You can book online.

 

Playball

For children aged 3 to 8 years.

These camps take place at Pools On The Park, Twickenham Road in Richmond, at Stanley Primary School, Strathmore Road in Teddington, and at Tiffin 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 23rd July – 31st August depending on location, from 10.00am-1.00pm. The daily cost is £22.50-£25.00, also depending on location. You can book online.

 

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 weekdays between 23rd July – 4th September, with six differently timed sessions available between the hours of 8.00am-6.00pm. The basic cost ranges from £23.00 (5 hour session) to £37.00 (10 hour session), with various discounts available. You can download a booking form from their website.

 

Sheen Parks Tennis

For children aged 3 to 16 years.

These camps take place at Sheen Common and Palewell Common in East Sheen, and at Cambridge Gardens, Clevedon Road in East Twickenham. These fun packed holiday camps are for children of all abilities to help develop essential tennis skills.

The camps take place weekdays between 9th July – 24th August, with different timings depending on age. Tots camps (3/4yrs) are 30 minutes long, whereas camps for older children are 2-3 hours for half a day or 6 hours for a full day. Tots camps cost £9.25 per day and the longer camps cost £22.00-£33.00 for a half day or £66.00 for a full day, with a discount available for booking the whole week. You can book online.

 

SIMMSport Multi-Sports

For children aged 5 to 15 years.

These multi-sports camps take place at St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road in Strawberry Hill. They provide an enriching, inclusive and welcoming environment where children of all abilities can try a range of sports and activities. Up to 15 different sports are delivered every week to ensure there is a great variety in activities and everyone has the chance to try something new and fun!

The camps take place weekdays between 23rd – 31st August, from 9.00am-3.00pm, with the option of an earlier arrival at 8.00am. The basic daily cost is £35.00, with a discount available for booking a whole week. You can book by calling 020 8240 4334 or emailing simmsport@stmarys.ac.uk.

 

Springboard Swimmers

For children aged 3 to 7 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 summer courses take place between 23rd July – 24th August, with a half-hour slot at the same time each day for one week, with the same tutor and the same group of three children. The course costs £60.00. For an application form, please email admin@springboardswimmers.com to arrange the most appropriate time and group.

 

Step On Stage

For children aged 4 to 18 years.

These summer schools take place at the Hampton Hill Theatre, High Street in Hampton Hill, and at The Exchange Arts Centre, London Road in Twickenham. Daily workshops will explore the fundamental skills which help develop students as performers as well as teaching valuable life skills. Whether they are hoping to pursue a career in the arts or simply enjoy performing as a hobby, these workshops are suitable for all.

The summer schools take place between 30th July – 4th August, from 9.30am-4.00pm (5-18yrs), between 31st July – 2nd August, from 9.30am-12.30pm (4-7yrs), and between 6th – 10th August, from 9.30am-3.30pm (5-16yrs: dance) or 9.30am-4.00pm (9-18yrs: acting). The cost is £85.00 for the three-morning summer school for 4-7yrs, or £199.00 for all other summer schools. For more details or to book, please visit their website.

 

SuperCamps

For children aged 4 to 14 years.

These camps take place at Chase Bridge Primary School, Kneller Road in Twickenham; Hampton Prep & Pre=Prep School, Gloucester Road in Hampton; and The Green School, London Road in Isleworth. All locations offer multi-sports camps (4-12yrs), with an abundance of fun activities inside and out, split by age group. Hampton & Isleworth offer ‘Lego Play’ (6-12yrs) – a week-long course using creativity to complete daily challenges, and Isleworth also offers ‘Cookery’ (8-14yrs) – a week-long course to create sweet and savoury dishes.

These camps take place between 23rd July – 24th August, from 9.00am-5.00pm with the option to extend from 8.00am-6.00pm. They cost £39.00-£45.00 per day depending on location (multi-activity), with a discount available for booking the whole week, or £249.00 per week (Lego Play / Cookery). You can book online.

 

Teddington Cricket Club

For boys & girls aged 7 to 12 years.

These camps take place at Teddington Cricket Club, off Cobbler’s Walk in Bushy Park. They encompass a mixture of cricket and football, and are a great way to get active, play two sports, and learn from excellent coaches in relaxed, fun social and safe environment with friends and players of all abilities. Boys and girls, with all or no levels of previous experience are welcome.

The camps takes place Mondays-Thursdays between 9th July – 16th August, from 10.00am-3.00pm, with the option to extend from 9.00am-4.30pm. The basic cost for one day is £35.00, and bigger discounts apply the more days you book. You can book via their website.

 

Teddington Dance Studio

For children aged 5 to 16 years.

This summer school takes place at Teddington Baptist Church on Church Road in Teddington. Children will enjoy many types of dance; drama including games and team confidence-building exercises; singing and acro.

The summer school takes place between 23rd – 25th July, from 9.30am-3.30pm. The cost is £45.00 for one day, £80.00 for two days or £110.00 for three days. For more information or to book. please email teddingtondance@btinternet.com. 

 

Teddington Hockey Academy

For children aged 5 to 15 years.

These camps take place at Teddington School on Broom Road. 

The camps take place between 23rd July – 3rd August, from 9.00am-3.30pm, with half-day options also available. The daily cost is £40.00, or £25.00 for half a day. You can book online.

 

Thames Young Mariners Adventure Zone

For children from 5 to 16 years.

These camps take place at Thames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive in Ham. There are Little Foxes camps for 5-7yrs (1 day) focussing on forest school activities; Young Explorers camps for 6/7yrs (1 day) focussing on different team challenges through the week, and Multi-Activity Adventures for 8-11yrs and 11-16yrs (2 or 3 days), with activities such as archery, kayaking climbing, raft building, team tasks and woodland skills. There are also Sailing and Paddling courses for 8-16yrs (4 or 5 days).

The camps take place between 19th – 31st August, from 9.30am-4.30pm with the option to extend from 8.00am-4.30pm. The cost is £45.00 per day for most camps, or £52.00-£55.00 per day for sailing/paddling courses. You can book online.

 

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 24th July – 30th August, from 9.30-11.30am. The daily cost is £20.00, including a snack. You can book online.

 

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 30th July – 10th August, from 9.30am-3.00pm. They cost £27.00 per day, with a discount available for booking the whole week. For more information or to book, please call 020 7148 1602 or email  tw@wemakefootballers.com.

 

White Rabbit Drama Club

For children aged 5 to 9 years.

These three-day workshops take place at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street in Twickenham. Children will enjoy fun games, improvisation and inventive crafts. They will experiment with a diverse range of drama techniques, make new friends and boost confidence in a safe and supportive environment. Week 1 is ‘Gods and Goddesses of Greece’ and Week 2 is ‘Comedy Club’.

The workshops take place between 23rd – 25th July and 30th July – 1st August, from 9.30am-12.30pm. They cost £75.00 for all three days. For more information or to book, please email whiterabbitdramaclub@gmail.com.

 

Whitton Tennis Club Camps

For children aged 5 to 16 years.

These camps take place at Whitton Tennis Club in Kneller Gardens. Camps include learning the game, multi-sports, and making new friends.

The camps take place between 30th July – 31st August, from 10.00am-12.00pm or 10.00am-3.00pm. They cost £15.00 for the two-hour camp or £35.00 for a full day. For more information or to book, please email tenniswithsimon@gmail.com or call 07921 368549.

 

Wild Education

For children aged 5 to 11 years.

These three-day camps takes place in the woods near Barn Elms Sports Trust, Queen Elizabeth Walk in Barnes, and in the woods 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 camp takes place between 30th July – 1st August (Barnes) and 6th – 8th August (Twickenham), from 10.00am-2.00pm. The cost is £90.00 for three days. You can book via their website.

 

YMCA Hawker Wild Play Days

For children aged 4 to 11 years.

These wild play days take place at YMCA Hawker, Lower Ham Road (junction with Richmond Road) in Kingston. Children will enjoy exploring woods, building shelters, discovering nature, creating woodland art and breathing Mother Nature’s good stuff. If your child loves jumping in puddles, climbing trees and is naturally curious, then this is the camp for them. Wednesdays are trip days, where children will enjoy an adventure further afield to explore and create forest-themed play in a different location each week.

The wild play days take place Mondays-Thursdays between 23rd July – 30th August, from 8.30am-4.30pm with the option to extend to 6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £30.00. You can book by calling 020 8296 9747.

 

York House Gardens Tennis

For children aged 3 to 14 years.

These camps take place at York House Gardens, Sion Road in Twickenham. Children will take part in various games and training to improve their agility, balance and coordination. Older age groups begin to focus more on shots, technique and tactics using game play and competition (suitable for all abilities).

The camps take place on weekdays between 23rd July – 31st August, with different time slots for different age groups: 3-4yrs 9.30-10.00am; 5-8yrs 10.00am-12.00pm; 9-14yrs 1.00-3.00pm. The cost is £42.50 per week (3-4yrs) or £110.00 per week (5-14yrs). You can book online.

 

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