Christmas Camps

With Christmas just around the corner, you might be wondering how you’re going to keep the little ones busy while you get on with work or all those last-minute chores. Well, the good news is that not everything is shutting down in the run up to Christmas, and there are a few holiday camps and workshops for your kids to enjoy. If you know of anything else that’s on, 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 guides to Christmas Family Activities and Christmas Fairs. Lights & Markets to see what’s on for families to enjoy together over the holidays, as well as our Theatre Guide, which includes all the pantos, and Event Calendar.

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Camp England

For children from 5 to 15 years old.

These camps are held at Hampton School, Hanworth Road in Hampton, and at The German School, Petersham Road in Richmond. Tennis camps take place in Hampton – children will learn technical and tactical skills as well as working on their mindset, match strategy, competition, and physical abilities. Gymnastics and multi-sport camps take place at Richmond – in gymnastic camps children will use a variety of equipment and gain confidence by mastering many different gymnastics exercises and routines; in multi-sports camps they will experience up to five different sports each day, plus arts & crafts, talent shows and games

The camps take place between 16th – 20th December, from 10.00am-4.00pm (tennis & gymnastics) or 8.30am-4.30pm (multi-sports). The daily cost is £32.95, with a discount available for booking all five days. You can book via their website.

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.

The camps take place between 16th –20th December, 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. 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 20th & 23rd December and between 2nd – 6th January from 9.30am-4.30pm with the option to extend from 8.00am-6.00pm, with a half day option for younger children from 9.30am-1.00pm. The basic daily cost is £32.50 (£24.50 for a half-day). You can book via their website.

Just Imagine Ballet

For children aged 2 to 16 years.

These workshops take place at the Duke Street Church in Richmond. Children aged 2-4yrs will enjoy a Nutcracker Ballet Story narrated and led by a professional dance teacher and creative story teller, with lots of props, pictures, music and sparkle to bring the story to life. Children aged 4-9yrs will uncover the story of the Waltz of the Snowflakes & Sugar Plum Fairy, learning about the main characters in the ballet and focusing on two scenes in detail, with props and costumes and a little something to show parents at the end. Children aged 10-16yrs will learn the choreography of the Sugar Plum Fairy solo from professional dancer Monique Aaliyah. At the end of the workshop parents will be invited to watch a presentation of what they’ve learnt.

The workshops both take place on 13th December, with different time slots between 1.00-6.30pm. The cost is £12.00-£18.00, depending on age. For more information or to book, please email info@justimagineballet.com.

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.  Most camps are ‘Super Quest’ camps for children aged 3-8yrs; and there are also ‘Skill Thrill’ camps for children aged 5-12yrs, as well as a karate camp (4-12yrs) on 19th December.

The camps take place weekdays between 16th – 24th December and 2nd & 3rd January, from 9.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-4.30pm, or children can stay for the whole day (includes lunch). Afternoon camps don’t run on all days. For more information or to book, call 020 8994 3729 or email chiswick@thelittlegym.eu.

London Golf

For children aged 5 to 14 years.

These camps are based at Richmond Park Golf Club in Roehampton. Children will enjoy the perfect golfing experience whether they’re a complete beginner, want to get back into the swing of things, or want to improve their game. Pros will take them through group practice as well offering one-to-one guidance on how to be the next Tiger!

The camps take place between 23rd December – 3rd January, from 9.00am-3.00pm with half-day options available from 9.00am-12.00pm or 12.00-3.00pm. The daily cost is £55.00 (£30.00 for half a day). You can book by contacting Gary or Glenn.

Mother Nature Science

For children aged 5 to 12 years old.

These camps take place at King’s House School, King’s Road in Richmond. They are the ultimate holiday mix of education, fun and indoor and outdoor hands-on science experiments and activities!

The camps take place between 16th – 20th December, from 9.00am-3.30pm, with the option to extend from 8.30am-4.00pm. The basic daily cost is £70.00, with a discount available for booking a whole week (limited availability for daily places). You can book online or by calling 020 8863 8832.

MV Academy

For children aged 4 to 8 years.

This workshop takes place at Christ Church Hall, Christchurch Road in East Sheen. Children will meet the sugar plum fairy, decorate a Christmas tree decoration, hear the story of the Nutcracker and learn magical story inspired dances.

The workshops take place on the 12th December, from 4.15-5.30pm. The workshop costs £30.00. You can book online,

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. 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 on 23rd December and 2nd & 3rd January, from 9.45am-4.15pm, with the option to extend from 8.00am-6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £24.00. 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 (free flow games & physical development activities: 3-5yrs), football (games, drills & matches: 6+yrs), tennis (games, coaching & match play: 6+yrs), tennis (games, coaching and match play), and netball (games, drills & matches: 6+yrs).

The camps take place between 16th – 20th December and 2nd & 3rd January, from 10.00am-12.00pm (mini 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. The camps cost £20.00 per day (mini Multisports) or £35.00 per day (football, tennis and netball). Rocks Lane also 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. You can also get 5 free holiday credits if you’re a Barnes Mums member!

Wurkshop

For children aged 7+ years.

These workshops take place at Wurkshop, The Mews behind 46-52 Church Road in Barnes. With a Christmas theme, there will be an amazing lineup of courses and classes to suit every artistic child, with a focus on sustainability and hand-crafted gifts that are built to last.

The workshops take place between 10th – 21st December, at various times depending on the workshop. Some workshops run over two days. They cost £35.00-£190.00 per workshop, depending on the length / number of days of the workshop. You can book online.

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