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 separate guide to Summer Family Activities to see what’s on for families to enjoy together over the holidays, as well as our Theatre Guide, Cinema Listings and Event Calendar.

 

Albany Outdoors

For children aged 8 to 16 years.

These courses take place by the river at Albany Outdoors, Albany Mews, Kingston KT2 5SL. There are a range of water-sport activities on offer, including canoe and kayaking; sailing; and multi-activity courses.

These courses take place weekdays between 15th July – 30th August, from 9.00am-5.00pm, with the option to extend from 8.00am. The cost is £48.00 for a multi-activity day, with other courses costing £240.00 for a week (£48.00 per day). You can book online.

 

Barracudas

For children aged 4.5 to 14 years.

These camps take place at St Catherine’s School, Cross Deep in Twickenham and at Waldegrave School. Fifth Cross Road 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. At St Catherine’s 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. They offer fun packed tennis camps with a combination of technical learning, matchplay and games.

The camps take place between 22nd July – 30th August, from 11.00am-11.45pm (3-5yrs), or 9.00-11.00am or 12.00-3.00pm (4-14yrs). The daily cost is £12.00 (3-5yrs), or £25.00 for 2hrs or £30.00 for 3hrs (6-14yrs), with discounts available for booking a whole week. You can book via their website.

 

Boundless Dance

For children aged 5 to 16 years.

This Summer Showcase ‘Rebels Of Rock’ (inspired by ‘School Of Rock Jnr’), 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 29th July – 2nd August, from 10.00am-3.00pm. The cost is £120.00 for all five days. You can register online.

 

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 13th – 15th & 20th – 22nd August from 9.30am-2.30pm (4-7yrs) and 1.30-5.30pm (8-11yrs). The cost is £22.50 (4-7yrs) or £30.00 (8-11yrs) per day. You can book via their website.

 

Camp England

For children from 5 to 15 years old.

These camps are held at NPL Tennis Club, Queens Road in Teddington, at Hampton School, Hanworth Road in Hampton and at the German School in Petersham. Children can choose from tennis, gymnastics 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 8th July – 30th August, from 8.30am-4.30pm (multi-sports) or 10.00am-4.00pm (tennis & gymnastics). 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 24th July – 23rd 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.

 

Dragon Drama

For children aged 5 to 11 years.

These summer events takes place at The Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Park in Teddington. The first three-day event has the theme ‘Doctor Waldoh’s Magical Sweetshop’ – a mystery adventure for children to solve and bring to life through drama and arty crafts (non-performance). The second three-day event has the theme ‘KrindleKrax’ – an immersive journey underground about the mysterious beast, Krindlekrax (performance).

The events take place between 24th – 26th July and 28th – 30th August, from 10.00am-3.00pm. The cost is £85.00 for each three-day event. You can book online.

 

Dramacube Productions

For children aged 7 to 14 years.

These three-day ‘Mary Poppins’ workshops take place at The Exchange Theatre, London Road in Twickenham, and at the Hampton Hill Theatre. Children will will work with Dramacube’s creative team, participating 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 24th – 26th July and 14th – 16th 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 St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road in Twickenham. 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 8th July – 9th August, from 9.00am-2.00pm. The cost for all five days is £275.00, with a sibling discount available. You can book online.

 

Elizabeth Samuels Drama

For children aged 4 to 14 years.

This ‘show in a week’ takes place at St Stephens School, Winchester Road in St Margarets, with the end of week performance taking place at the Exchange Theatre, London Road in Twickenham. Children will take part in an exciting and fun week of rehearsals, ending with a magical performance of the timeless children’s story ‘The Wizard Of Oz’. Using original scripts that have been specifically written for the children who take part, writer Ed Hartland will provide every child with a role and the chance to shine on stage.

The ‘show in a week’ takes place between 22nd – 26th July, from 9.00am-3.30pm for the first four days and then from 3.30pm into the evening on performance day. The cost for the week is £165.00. You can book online. 

 

Happy Potter Workshops

For children aged 6+ years.

These workshops take place at Happy Potter, Broad Street in Teddington. There are lots of different creative activities for children to try their hand at, including rainbow weaving, ice cream garland, doughnut or pizza plates, marbled plant pots, and clay pot making.

The workshops takes place between 22nd July – 30th August, from 10.30am-1.30pm. The cost is £35.00 per child, including lunch. You can book online.

 

Hummingbird School Of Dance

For children aged 4.5+ years.

This summer school takes place at the 13th Twickenham Scout Hut, Seymour Gardens in Twickenham. Children will enjoy three fun filled days of dancing, singing and crafts, with lots of exciting activities planned, including drama workshops, prop making, face painting sand more!

The summer school takes place between 29th – 31st July, from 9.30am-4.00pm. The cost is £165.00 for all three days. You can book by emailing Miss Natasha at info@hummingbirddance.co.uk.

 

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 22nd July – 30th 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; St Mary’s Primary School, Oldfield Road in Hampton; and Shene Sports Centre, Park Avenue in East Sheen. There will be a different theme every week, and the popular Wicked Wednesday Special Activity Days, KOOSA Klassics, Fun at the Fair, Cardboard City, Art Attack and Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Activity Days are back for the summer.

The camps take place weekdays between 22nd July – 30th August, from 10.00am-4.00pm, with the option to extend from 8.15am-6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £21.50, 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 ‘Enchanted Underwater Atlantis Framed Artwork’ workshops take place at the Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road in Teddington. With the help of Ace Art, children will create a magical 3D sea world using the art skills of design, drawing, painting, collage, printing and construction.

The workshops take place between 5th – 7th August, from 10.30am-12.30pm) or  1.30-3.30pm. The cost is £40.00 per child for all three mornings or afternoons. You can book by calling 020 8977 7558 or by emailing education@landmarkartscentre.org.

 

The Little Gym Chiswick

For children aged 3 to 12 years.

These camps take place at The Little Gym, Hartington Road in Chiswick (just by Chiswick Bridge). With special themed activities that change every camp, the adventure is new and fun every camp the children attend.  There are ‘Super Quest’ camps for children aged 3-8yrs and ‘Skill Thrill’ camps for children aged 5-12yrs, as well as dance camps (3-12yrs) and karate camps (4-12yrs).

The camps take place between 22nd July – 30th 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 £42.00 for members or £48.00 for non-members, or £84.00/£96.00 for the whole day. For more information or 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. 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 22nd July – 23rd 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.

 

Orleans House Gallery

For children aged 6 to 10 years.

These three-day camps take place at Orleans House Gallery, Riverside in Twickenham. There are two exciting camps to keep your creative kids busy and inspired. In one, children will working with artists exploring different materials and creating a sanctuary for the future. In the other, children will get moving and grooving with Contemporary, Hip Hop and more in a dance camp

The camps take place between 12th – 14th and 19th – 21st August, from 10.00am-3.00pm. The cost for all three days is £100.00. You can book online.

 

Playball

For children aged 3 to 9 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 – 30th August depending on location, from 10.00am-1.00pm. The daily cost is £25.00. 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 24th July – 30th August, with four differently timed sessions available between the hours of 8.00am-6.00pm. The basic cost ranges from £25.00 (5 hour pm session) to £40.00 (10 hour session), with various discounts available. You can download a booking form from their website.

 

Sheen Parks Tennis

For children aged 2 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 8th July – 30th August, with different timings depending on age. Tots camps (3/4yrs) are 30 minutes long, whereas camps for older children are 3 hours for half a day or 5 hours for a full day. Tots camps cost £9.25 per day and the longer camps cost £33.00 for a half day or £55.00 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 12 years.

These multi-sport camps take place at St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road in Strawberry Hill. Children will enjoy an enriching, inclusive and welcoming environment – on a typical day, they will take part in three different sports and a range of fun sporting games and challenges, using St Mary’s University’s full range of excellent facilities.

The camps take place weekdays between 24th July – 30th August, from 9.00am-3.00pm with the option to extend from 8.00am-3.00pm. The basic daily cost is £35.00. 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, and at St Richard’s School, Woodville Road in Richmond. They are aimed at children who either aren’t swimming yet, or who have a doggy paddle type stroke which you would like to change so your they swim with a lovely and graceful style with good front and back crawl technique. You will be amazed at how much progress is made in one week!

The summer courses take place between 29th July – 30th 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 £65.00. Please download an application form and email it to admin@springboardswimmers.com to arrange the most appropriate time and group.

 

Stagecoach Twickenham 

For children aged 4 to 16 years.

These five-day workshops takes place at the Langdon Down Centre, Langdon Park in Teddington. There are four workshops to choose from: ‘Magic Music Box’, ‘Cats Abridged’, ‘The Big Top’ and ‘Step In Time’. Children work on creating a dazzling performance for friends and family with costumes and lights, gaining confidence and learning new skills along the way.

The workshops take place between 29th July – 2nd August and 5th – 9th August, from 9.00am-12.30pm or 10.00am-4.00pm, depending on the workshop. The shorter workshops cost £135.00 for the week; the longer ones cost £195.00 for the week, with a sibling discount available. You can book online.

 

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. There are five-day courses for Oliver, The Greatest Showman’s Circus and Acting; and three-day courses for The Lion King and The Showman’s Circus. Children will enjoy plenty of fun and laughter, drama, music, dancing, stage combat, make up skills, drumming and arts & crafts… plus on the last day of the week courses, a show on the main stage at the theatre for friends and family.

The summer schools take place between 29th July – 10th August. For more information and a registration form, please email info@steponstageacademy.co.uk. 

 

SuperCamps

For children aged 4 to 14 years.

These camps take place at Hampton Prep & Pre=Prep School, Gloucester Road in Hampton; Newland House School, Waldegrave Park in Twickenham; 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 15th July – 23rd August, from 9.00am-5.00pm with the option to extend from 8.00am-6.00pm. They cost £45.00 per day (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 children aged 7 to 12 years.

These camps take place at Teddington Cricket Club, off Cobbler’s Walk in Bushy Park. They have been running for over six years with highly qualified, vastly experienced coaches with low player to coach ratios. Boys and girls are welcome, and there are a variety of fun wet weather activities available too, but hopefully not required.

The camps takes place Mondays-Thursdays between 15th July – 29th August, from 9.00am-3.00pm, with extended day options available. The basic cost for one day is £35.00, and bigger discounts apply the more days you book. For more information or to book, please email ushergraham@live.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 22nd – 24th July and 19th – 21st August, from 9.30am-3.30pm, with morning options also available from 9.30am-12.30pm. The daily cost is £40.00, or £25.00 for the morning, with a discount available for booking three consecutive days. You can book online.

 

Thames Young Mariners Adventure Zone

For children from 6 to 16 years.

These camps take place at Thames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive in Ham. There are Little Foxes camps for 6-7yrs (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 (1-3 days), with activities such as archery, kayaking climbing, raft building, team tasks and woodland skills. There are also Sailing courses for 8-16yrs (4-5 days).

The camps take place between 22nd July – 2nd September, from 9.30am-4.30pm with the option to extend from 8.00am-5.30pm. The cost is £47.00 per day for most camps, or £57.80 per day for sailing courses. You can book online.

 

TNT Hampton Pool

For children aged 5 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 23rd July – 29th August, from 9.30-11.30am. The daily cost is £21.00, 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 29th July – 2nd August, 5th – 9th August and 27th – 30th August, from 9.30am-3.30pm. They cost £27.00 per day, with a discount available for booking the whole week. You can book online.

 

White Rabbit Drama Club

For children aged 5 to 11 years.

These three-day workshops take place at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street in Twickenham; and The Scout Hall, Seymour Gardens 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. The workshop for 5-7yrs is ‘Tales Of Daring Do’ and the workshop for 7-11yrs is ‘Commedia For Kids’.

The workshops take place between 29th – 31st July (7-11yrs) and 5th – 7th August (5-7yrs), from 9.30am-12.30pm. They cost £75.00 for all three days. For more information or to book, please email whiterabbitdramaclub@gmail.com.

 

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 24th July – 30th August, from 8.30am-4.30pm with the option to extend to 6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £30.00-£35.00, depending on age, with trip days costing £40.00. You can book online.

 

York House Gardens Tennis

For children aged 3 to 13 years.

These camps take place at York House Gardens, Sion Road in Twickenham. The camps include the ABCs (agility, balance, coordination and speed). Children are introduced to all appropriate shots, techniques and tactics using game play and competition.

The camps take place on weekdays between 22nd July – 30th August, with different time slots for different age groups: 3-4yrs 9.30-10.00am; 5-8yrs 10.00am-12.00pm; 9-13yrs 1.00-3.00pm. The cost is £10.00 per day (3-4yrs) or £24.00 per day (5-13yrs). You can book online.

 

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