Summer Holiday Camps & Workshops

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.

 

Activ Camps

For children aged 4 to 14 years.

These camps take place at Barn Elms Sports Trust, Queen Elizabeth Walk, and at Barnes Sports Club, Lonsdale Road in Barnes. Children will enjoy fun-packed multi-activity camps run by fully trained, enthusiastic staff who create a happy and safe environment. Every day is full of fun activities, including dodgeball, motor sports, inflatables, water slides, indoor rock climbing, swimming, crazy crash mats, foam stick hockey, archery… the list goes on.

The camps take place between 9th July – 31st August, from 8.30am-4.30pm (9.00am-1.00pm for 4 year olds), with a free extension until 5.30pm available on request. The cost is £39.00 per day (£27.50 for 4 year olds), with various discounts available. You can book via their website.

 

Annabel Croft Tennis Academy

For children aged 4 to 14 years.

These camps take place at the National Tennis Centre, Priory Lane in Roehampton. Children will enjoy a fantastic mix of technical learning, footwork drills and match play exercises, as well as lots of opportunities to play some of ACTA’s favourite tennis games.

The camps take place between 9th – 20th July and 23rd July – 24th August, from 10.00am-1.00pm. The cost is £40.00 per day for 4-7 year olds and £50.00 per day for 8-14 year olds, with a discount available for booking a whole week. For more information or to book, please call 020 3170 8393 or fill in their online form.

 

Barnes Cricket Club

For children aged 6 to 15 years.

These camps take place at Barnes Cricket Club, Lonsdale Road in Barnes. Children will enjoy five action-packed days of cricket delivered by a brilliant team of club coaches and qualified assistants. Boys and girls of all abilities welcome.

The camps take place between 23rd – 27th July and 6th – 10th August, from 10.00am-3.00pm. The cost is £165.00 for the week, or £35.00 per day. You can download a registration form from their website.

 

Barnes Summer Play School

For children aged 3 to 14 years

This summer play school takes place at The Village Nursery on Barnes Green (at the back of the Methodist Church). Children are split into three age groups. Children aged 3-7yrs will spend most of the day in gay abandon with nothing else on their minds but playing! Short outings take place on the local commons and a day out with a picnic and a butterfly net at nearby Richmond Park is enjoyed by all. Children ages 8-12yrs are taken on excursions most days, including visits to local attractions, parks and museums. Children aged 12-14yrs are taken on excursions which may be a bit further afield, and include activities such as kayaking, indoor rock climbing and trampolining.

The summer play school takes place between 23rd July – 24th August, from 9.30am-3.30pm. The cost is £49.00 per day (£29.00 per half-day), or £195.00 for a week. You can book via their website.

 

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.

 

Camp Beaumont 

For children from 4 to 16 years old.

These camps take place at Christ’s School, Queen’s Road in Richmond. They offer the highest standards of care and peace of mind that children will have the time of their life, trying new activities and making new friends.

The camps take place weekdays between 23rd July – 24th August. The daily cost is £43.00, with a discount available for booking three days or more. You can book via their website.

 

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.

 

Excel Sports

For children aged 4 to 12 years.

These camps take place at Kings House Sports Ground, Riverside Drive in Chiswick (just the other side of Chiswick Bridge). Children enjoy a camp experience that is fun, engaging, inclusive and safe with highly stimulating activities delivered by positive and inspiring coaches. Multi-sport camps include tennis, football, netball, hockey, cricket, rounders, athletics, dodgeball and more. New for 2018, children can opt for netball-only or football-only camps if they prefer.

The camps take place between 9th July – 31st August, from 9.00am-3.00pm with half day options available from 9.00-11.30am or 12.30-3.00pm. The daily cost is £35.00 with a discount available for booking the whole week; half-days cost £18.00. You can book online.

 

Fit For Sport

For children aged 4 to 12 years.

These camps takes place at Barnes Primary School, Cross Street in Barnes, and at Sheen Mount Primary School in West Temple Sheen. 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 between 23rd July – 31st August from 9.30am-4.30pm with the option to extend from 8.30am-5.30pm (East Sheen) or 8.00am-6.00pm (Barnes), with a half day option for younger children from 9.30am-1.00pm. The basic daily cost is £30.60-£36.25 (£22.95-£27.20 £18.75-£24.00 for a half-day), depending on location. You can book via their website.

 

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.

 

Fun Tech

For children aged 7 to 15 years.

These five-day camps take place at Kings House School, Kings Road in Richmond. Children will enjoy fun, creative and cutting-edge coding and tech camps designed to teach, engage and inspire the next generation of progressive coders, innovative engineers and pioneering game designers! There are a range of camps on offer, including Minecraft With Mods, 3D Game Design, Java Coder, Scratch With Ozobot, and more.

The camps take place between 16th July – 24th August, from 9.00am-5.00pm. The camps cost between £545.00-£575.00, depending on the course. You can book online.

 

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.

 

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 (4-8yrs).

The camps take place between 16th July – 31st 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.

 

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 Barnes Mums!

 

Mampara Dance

For children aged 6 to 15 years.

These camps take place at St Osmond’s Hall, Castelnau in Barnes. They are a fantastic way of helping youngsters develop self confidence, communication and listening skills, discipline, creative thinking, team work, health and fitness awareness, positivity, musicality, coordination, strength and so much more.  For every level of fitness and physique, from stunts to tumbling to dance. 

The camps take place between 23rd – 27th July and 13th  17th August, from 9.30am-3.15pm. The cost is £42.00 per day or £175.00 for the whole week. You can book online.

 

Mother Nature Science

For children aged 5 to 12 years old.

These camps take place at The Queens School, Cumberland Road in Kew. They are the ultimate holiday mix of education, fun and indoor and outdoor hands-on science experiments and activities!

The camps take place between 23rd July – 24th August, from 9.00am-3.30pm, with the option to extend from 8.30am-4.00pm. The basic daily cost is £60.00, with a discount available for booking a whole week (limited availability for daily places). You can book online or by calling 020 8863 8832.

 

NS Sports

For children aged 4 to 11 years.

These camps take place at East Sheen Primary School, Upper Richmond Road West in East Sheen, and at Meadlands Primary School, Broughton Avenue in Ham. Children can choose form a multi-activity camp including two sports sessions, an outdoor events session, arts and crafts, indoor and a free choice play session; or a football-only camp.

The camps take place weekdays between 23rd July – 31st August, from 9.45am-4.15pm, with the option to extend from 8.00am-6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £24.00, with a discount available for booking a whole week. 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.

 

Rocks Lane

For children from 3 to 16 years.

These camps take place at Rocks Lane Multi-Sport Centre in Barnes. Choose from mini multisports (football, tennis & games: 3-5yrs), multisports (football & tennis: 5-6yrs), football (a different topic each day developing skills, and building agility, balance and coordination: 6+yrs), tennis (training & LTA matchplay: 6-14yrs), and netball (6-12yrs).

The camps take place weekdays between 9th July – 31st August at 10.00am-12.00pm (multisports) or 10.00am-3.00pm (football, tennis and netball). Rocks Lane operates a ‘holiday credits’ scheme whereby you purchase credits up front then call to book onto a specific course. Credits range from £7.00 each (when buying 40) to £11.50 each (when buying 1), and camps range from 2 to 4 credits. For more information see their website, or to book call 020 8876 8330.

 

Rosslyn Park Rugby Club

For children aged 7 to 16 years.

These camps take place at Rosslyn Park Rugby Club, Priory Lane in Roehampton. are aimed at players of all abilities, with sessions tailored to age groups. Sessions cover both technical skills, team work and fitness. There is also an elite camp for players currently playing in their school or club A team.

The camps take place between 23rd – 27th July, from 9.30am-4.00pm. The daily cost is £35.00 per day, with a discount available for booking the whole week. The elite camp costs £200.00 for all five days. 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.

 

Spin Into Tennis

For children from 3 to 18 years.

These camps take place at Sheen Tennis Club, Fife Road in East Sheen. Camps are run by fully qualified LTA coaches and aim to cover all aspects of the game. Whether your child is new to tennis or a pro, the camps cover it all! From groundstrokes to serves, returns to volleys, smashes to drop-shots and rallies.

The camps take place between 16th July – 31st August, from 9.00am-12.00pm or from 9.00am-2.00pm. The daily cost for non-members is £30.00 per half-day or £45.00 per day, with a discount available for booking a whole week. You can book online.

 

Tennis 4 Barnes

For children aged 3 to 15 years.

These camps take place at Barn Elms Sports Trust, Queen Elizabeth Walk in Barnes. Multisport camps available for older children (8-15yrs), with football and netball in the morning and tennis in the afternoon. Tennis-only camps available for younger children (3-8yrs). Action-packed sessions in which children learn the fundamentals of technique and play lots of games that are modified to suit any playing ability – the camps are super-fun and work wonders for your child’s athletic development and hand-to-eye coordination.

The camps take place between 16th July – 31st August, from 10.00-10.45am (3-5yrs) or 11.00am-1.00pm or 9.00am-3.00pm (8-15yrs) with half day options available. They cost £12.00 per day (3-5yrs) or £24.00 per day (5-8yrs) or £60.00/£30.00 per day/half-day (8-15yrs), with discounts available for booking a whole week. 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.

 

Top Tennis Coaching

For children aged 3 to 14 years.

These camps take place at Barnes Tennis Club, Lonsdale Road in Barnes. They are the perfect opportunity for children to experience tennis in an enjoyable & safe environment, whatever their standard. Skills, drills, technique, match-play and games are all included throughout each week to ensure an all-round tennis education.

The camps take place between 23rd July – 31st August, with different time slots for different age groups: 3-7yrs 9.00-11.00am; 8-10yrs 11.00am-1.00pm; 10-14yrs 1.00-3.00pm. The cost is £20.00 per day with a discount available for booking the whole week. You can book via their website. 

 

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.

 

Wild Learning

For children aged 5 to 11 years.

These camps takes place on Sheen Common in East Sheen. Find your way through the woods to the base camp, maybe stopping on the way to play hide and seek in the oak clearing, or Ninja Frisbee on the meadow before den building, rope swinging or crafts at main camp.

The camps take place between 30th July – 21st August, from 10.00am-4.00pm. The daily cost is £45.00. You can book via their website.

 

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