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 summer 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 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.

 

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 every weekday between 17th July – 18th August, from 8.30am-5.30pm with the option to extend from 8.00am-6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £49.00, with various discounts available. You can book via their website.

 

Boundless Dance

For children aged 5 to 16 years.

A Summer Showcase takes place at the Hampton Hill Theatre on Hampton Hill High Street. The Activity Week takes place at Carlisle Infant School, Broad Lane in Hampton. In the Summer Showcase of ‘Joseph’s Dreamboat Journey’, performers will experience an hour of acting, dancing and singing each morning, before coming together in the afternoon to rehearse and create the performance for the end of the week. The Activity Week will include fun-filled workshops catering for all abilities, which will develop your child’s aptitude in the three main genres of performance; acting, dancing and singing (no end-of-week showcase).

The Summer Showcase takes place between 24th – 28th July, from 10.00am-3.00pm. The cost is £120.00 for all five days (full attendance is required). The Activity Week takes place between 7th – 11th August, from 10.00am-3.00pm. The cost is £30.00 for one day, £55.00 for two days, or £20.00/day for three days or more. Registration forms are available in the ‘Holiday Workshops’ section of their website, or for more information call 07951 305935 or email info@boundlessdance.co.uk.

 

Camp England

For children from 3 to 15 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 weekdays (excluding bank holidays) between 10th July – 1st September, from 8.30am-4.30pm (multi-sports), 10.00am-4.00pm (tennis) or 10.15-11.00am (tiny tots tennis). The daily cost is £29.95 (£7.00 for tiny tots), 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. They offer a wide range of  fun activities, including assault courses, cooking, computing, bouncy castles, crazy golf, go carting, dodge ball, swimming, carnival plus lots more.

The camps take place between 24th July – 25th 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 for booking the whole week. You can book via their website.

 

Dragon Drama

For children aged 5 to 11 years.

This summer holiday event takes place at the Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Park in Teddington. Children will enjoy a non-performance drama event with the theme ‘The Stars Look Very Different Today’ – a three day tale of space time travel. Each day will end on a cliff hanger, everyone will get the chance to reenact the tale and guess/devise and ending, and every day will be full of Bowie music, magic and mayhem.

This event takes place between 24th – 26th July, from 10.00am-3.00pm. For more information or to book, please email askus@dragondrama.co.uk.

 

Dramacube Productions

For children aged 7 to 14 years.

This musical theatre summer workshop takes place at St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road in Twickenham. Over three days, children will inspired by popular classic ‘The Wizard of Oz’. They will explore the story and participate in acting, singing and dance as they work towards a performance under the lights for friends and family on day three.

The musical theatre summer workshop takes place between 16th – 18th August, from 9.30am-4.00pm. It costs £99.00 for all three days, with a sibling discount available. You can book online.

 

Dreamcatcher Film Camps

For children aged 8 to 18 years.

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

The five-day camps takes place between 10th July – 11th August, from 9.00am-2.00pm. The cost for all five days is £275.00, with a sibling discount available. You can book online.

 

Fit For Sport

For children aged 4 to 12 years.

These camps takes place at Orleans Primary School, Harrington 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 on weekdays (excluding bank holidays) between 24th July – 31st August, 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 £22.00 (£16.50 for a half-day), with higher rates if booking with less than two weeks notice. 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 first four days of the week are camps focusing on skills and technique, whereas Fridays are ‘matchplay’ camps.

The camps take place weekdays (excluding bank holidays) between 21st – 27th July and 14th August – 1st September, at various times between 11.00am-5.30pm, and last for 1-3 hours (depending on age and type of session). The cost for the first four days of the week is £36.00-£54.00, depending on the length of the sessions, with Fridays costing £27.00. Please email Gordon for more information or to book.

 

Happy Potter Workshops

For children aged 6+ years.

These artsy craftsy workshops take place at Happy Potter, Broad Street in Teddington. There will be different activities on offer, including tie dye, ceramics, dream catchers, sand art, candle making, plant pots & pebbles, button canvases, decopatch, clay & paper crafts. Lunch is also included.

The workshops take place weekdays between 24th July – 5th September, from 10.30am-1.30pm. The cost is £35.00 per child. For more information or to book, call 020 8973 1468.

 

Kidscoach

For children in Reception up 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 weekdays (excluding bank holidays) between 24th July – 1st September, 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.

 

KOOSA Kids

For children aged 4 to 13 years.

These camps take place at Teddington Sports Centre, Broom Road in Teddington, Orleans Park School, Richmond Road in Twickenham, and Whitton Sports Centre, Percy Road in Whitton. The focus is about having as much fun as possible, with a huge programme of activities on offer, to suit both the sporty and more creative child. Activities include go karts, golf, relay races, clay moulding, painting, drama sessions and lots more.

The camps take place weekdays (excluding bank holidays) between 24th July – 1st September, from 10.00am-4.00pm, with the option to extend from 8.15am-6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £20.00, 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 websitewebsite or by calling 01276 21884 / 0845 094 2322.

 

Landmark Arts Centre

For children aged 8 to 14 years.

These three-day workshops take place at the Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road in Teddington. With the help of Ace Art, children will explore architecture and buildings using the art techniques of sketching, drawing, perspective, collage and print making to form their own unique Cityscape canvas.

The three-day workshops take place between 1st – 3rd 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 8 to 14 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 2nd – 4th August and 29th – 31st August, from 9.00am-4.00pm. The camps cost £42.00 per day, with a discount available for booking all three 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, gymnastics skills and obstacle courses that stimulate physical and motor-skill development, plus arts & crafts  when it’s time to take a break – all in a warm and nurturing environment. New this year, there are also Dance and Karate camps.

The camps take place on weekdays between 24th July – 25th August, from 9.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-4.30pm, or children can stay for the whole day (includes lunch). The cost is £42.00/session for members or £48.00/session 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. Children will enjoy sessions with a theme that changes every week, and which will stimulate physical and motor-skill development with games and gymnastics, all in the care of Little Gym’s qualified and dedicated team of instructors.

The camps take place on weekdays between 24th July – 25th August, from 9.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-4.30pm, or children can stay for the whole day (includes lunch). The cost is £30.00/session for members or £35.00/session for non-members, plus £10.00 if staying for lunch. To book, call 020 8977 0099 or email hampton_teddington@thelittlegym.eu.

 

Little Star Writing Retreats

For children aged 7 to 11 years.

This writing retreat takes place at St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road in Twickenham. It is for all aspiring authors and reluctant writers, and will include a variety of writing games, worksheets, challenges, group-work, presentations, plus lots of fun and laughter.

The retreat takes place on 28th July, from 9.30am-12.30pm. The cost is £30.00 per student. You can find out more or book via their website.

 

Mad Science

For children aged 4 to 11 years.

These camps take place at the Chiswick Community School, 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 24th July – 25th 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 4 to 11 years.

These adventures take place in The Wilderness, Normansfield Avenue in Hampton Wick. Children are at the centre of the adventures and can choose from the activities on offer, which include den building, tool use, mini beast hunting, creative art using natural materials, team games, cooking on fire, and more.

The adventures take place between 15th – 17th August and 22nd – 24th August, from 10.00am-2.00pm. The cost is £30.00 per day. You can book via their website.

 

Nature Links

For children aged 3 to 10 years.

These sessions take place in Crane Park in Twickenham and at Silverhall Nature Park in Isleworth. Your mini adventurers will enjoy the great outdoors and lovely fresh air in these sessions inspired by the forest school approach. There will be a seasonally themed focus but more importantly there will be opportunities for free play, learning and exploring.

The sessions take place on various dates between 25th July – 16th August, mainly from 10.00am-12.00pm but with one session 10.00am-2.00pm. The cost is £15.00 for the two hour sessions, or £30.00 for the four hour session. Sessions can be booked via their website.

 

Orleans House Gallery

For children aged 4 to 7+ years.

These workshops take place at Orleans House Gallery, Riverside in Twickenham. Children will enjoy full and half day workshops inspired by the new Stables Gallery exhibition Picture Play. They will explore themes of Animation, Toys & Games and the exciting stories and characters of Orleans House. The workshops are delivered by professional artists specialising in a range of different techniques including drawing, painting, print-making, sculpture and textiles.

The workshops take place weekdays between 31st July – 24th August, with full day workshops from 10.00am-3.00pm and short workshops usually from 10.00am-12.00pm. The cost for a full day workshop is £31.00 and a 2hr workshop is £13.50. You can book online, or call 020 8831 6000.

 

Playball

For children aged 3 to 8 years.

These camps take place at Stanley Primary School, Strathmore Road in Teddington. 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 – 16th August, from 10.00am-1.00pm or 1.00-4.00pm. The daily cost is £25.00, with a £10.00 sibling discount available. Bookings must be made via their website.

 

Reach Academy Camps

For children aged 5 to 11 years.

These camps take place at Reach Academy on Feltham High Street. There will be a varied programme of activities on offer, delivered by highly qualified staff. The programme includes sport, music, cooking, trips, art and more, and has been developed following parent feedback.

The camps take place every weekday (excluding bank holidays) between 24th July – 1st September, from 10.00am-3.00pm, with the option to extend from 7.30am-6.00pm. The basis daily cost is £18.00 per day, with various discounts available. You can book 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 (excluding bank holidays) between 24th July – 5th September, with four 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.

 

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 weekdays (excluding bank holidays) between 24th July – 1st September, from 9.00am-3.00pm, with the option of an earlier arrival at 8.00am. 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 summer courses take place weekdays between 24th July – 25th 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.

 

Stagecoach

For children aged 4 to 16 years.

These five-day workshops takes place at Waldegrave School For Girls, Fifth Cross Road in Teddington. There are two age groups: children aged 4-6yrs will be taking part in ‘Trolls Mania’, whereas children aged 6-16yrs will be taking part in ‘Hairspray’. Children will work towards a performance at the end of the week, gaining confidence and learning new skills along the way.

The five-day workshops take place between 24th – 28th July, from 9.30am-1.30pm for 4-6yrs or 10.00am-4.30pm for 6-16yrs. The Trolls Mania workshops cost £135.00 for the week; the Hairspray workshops cost £165.00 for the week, with a sibling discount available. You can book by calling 020 8977 0843 or emailing twickenham@stagecoach.co.uk.

 

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 various options available depending on age and interests, with musical theatre, dance and acting courses available. All courses work towards a performance on stage with costumes, set and live music.

The summer schools take place between 31st July – 11th August, with the time depending on the type of summer school. The cost is £199.00 per week (£85.00 for mini musical theatre), with various discounts available. For more details or to book, call 07973 900196 or email info@steponstageacademy.co.uk.

 

Storytelling Adventures

For children aged 2 to 8 years.

This camp takes place at Twickenham Rowing Club on Eel Pie Island. Children will take part in activities with an ‘Under The Sea’ theme, including drama games and exercises; storytelling, dance and song; arts and crafts; and an informal sharing or work.

The camp takes place on the 7th August from 9.00am-12.00pm. The cost is £45.00. For more information and to book, see their website.

 

Teddington Cricket Club

For boys & girls aged 6 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 focus on fun games and training sessions for players at all levels.

The camps takes place most weekdays between 10th July – 25th 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 bigger discounts apply the more days you book. You can book via their website.

 

Teddington Dance Studio

For children aged 4 to 16 years.

This summer school takes place at Teddington Baptist Church on Church Road in Teddington. Children will enjoy sessions encompassing all sorts of dance styles, drama games and team building, pop songs and musical theatre, plus some acrobatics.

The summer school takes place between 25th – 27th 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 25th – 27th July, from 9.15am-3.30pm. The cost is £40.00 per day with a discount available for booking all three days. You can download a booking form from their website.

 

Thames Young Mariners Adventure Zone

For children from 8 to 16 years.

These residentials start at Thames Young Mariners in Ham, travelling to High Ashurst (near Dorking), with pick up back at Thames Young Mariners. Children will enjoy three days of activities, staying two nights under canvas in a ‘base camp’ teepee village.. They will be able to try out lots of activities including high ropes, climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, bushcraft, evening campfire and games.

The residentials take place Wednesdays to Fridays between 26th July – 1st September. The cost is £199.00 for three days and two nights. For more information and to book, take a look at 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 25th July – 31st August, from 9.30-11.30am. The daily cost is £18.00, including a snack. You can download a booking form from 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 24th – 28th July and 31st July – 4th August, from 9.30am-3.00pm. They cost £27.00 per day, or £91.00 for a week. You can book via their website.

 

White Rabbit Drama Club

For children aged 5 to 8 years.

These workshops take place at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street in Twickenham. Children will enjoy mornings of fun, drama, crafts and adventure. There is a strong emphasis on the joy of exploring imaginations, sharing work with peers, and developing skills in a safe environment )without the pressure of large performance).

The workshops take place between 7th – 9th and 21st – 23rd August, from 9.30am-12.00pm. The workshops cost £25.00 per day, or £65.00 for three days. For more information or to book, please use the contact form on their website.

 

Whitton Tennis Club Camps

For children aged 4 to 11+ years.

These camps take place at Whitton Tennis Club in Kneller Gardens. Children will enjoy tennis, multi-sports, arts & crafts and lots and lots of fun.

The camps take place between 24th July – 1st September, from 9.00am-3.00pm. They cost £25.00 per day, or  £110.00 for a week. 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 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 takes place between 24th – 26th July and 21st – 23rd August, 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 Barnes.

 

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 access to The Pod soft play facilities.

The playscheme takes place weekdays between 24th July – 31st August, from 8.30am-6.00pm. The cost is £30.00 per day, or £40.00 on Wednesdays (trip day). 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 woods, build shelters, discover nature, create woodland art and breathe Mother Nature’s good stuff. If your little one loves jumping in puddles, climbing trees and is naturally curious, then this is the camp for them!

The camps take place Mondays to Wednesdays between 24th July – 30th August, from 8.30am-4.30pm, 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.

 

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