Summer Holiday Camps & Workshops

Summer Camps & Workshops 2020

With the summer holidays just around the corner, you might be wondering how you’re going to keep the little ones entertained – especially in these strange times. Well, help is at hand! We’ve done our best to pull together a pretty comprehensive listing of the holiday camps and workshops that are going on in the area.  Suffice to say, this is an ever-changing situation. The information is up-to-date as we publish it, but there are lots of camps who are still reviewing their options so please keep checking back for updates. If you know of anything else that’s going on, then 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 discounts, for example sibling/buddy discounts.

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Activ Camps

For children aged 4 to 14 years.

These camps take place at Barn Elms Sports Trust, Queen Elizabeth Walk, and at St Paul’s School, 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. Things will run slightly differently this year, and their COVID-19 policy can be found here (please check direct for updates).

The camps take place between 27th July – 28th August, from 8.30am-4.30pm, with a free extension until 5.30pm available on request. The cost is £175.00 per week or £117.00 for three days (Tues-Thurs), with various discounts available. You can book via their website.

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Barnes Cricket Club

For children aged 1 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 10th – 14th & 24th – 28th August, from 10.00am-3.00pm (5-15yrs) and between 17th – 21st August, from 9.00am-12.00pm (1-4yrs). The cost is £175.00 for the week or £40.00 for individual days (5-15yrs) or £125.00 for the week or £28.00 for individual days (1-4yrs). You can download a registration form from their website.

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Barnes Summer Play School

For children aged 3 to 14 years

These camps takes place at The Village Nursery on Barnes Green (at the back of the Methodist Church). Children are split into two age groups. Children aged 3-7yrs (Play School) spend most of the day with nothing else on their minds but playing, exploring and having fun! Children ages 8-14yrs (Adventure Camp) are taken on excursions most days, including biking, trampolining, and visits to a museum or zoo. Things will run slightly differently this year, and their COVID0-19 policy can be found here.

The camps take place between 27th July – 28th August, from 9.30am-3.30pm with the option to extend from 8.30am-4.30pm (Play School) or 9.30am-4.00pm (Adventure Camp). The cost is £49.00 per day, with a discount available for booking a whole week. You can book via their website.

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Barnes Tennis Academy

For children aged 6 to 18 years.

These camps take place at Rocks Lane Multi-Sports Centre, Rocks Lane in Barnes. The camps provide an opportunity for players of all abilities to work on all aspect of tennis from serve to forehands and backhands. The camps will be split up each day to focus on one aspect of tennis, to ensure that players are learning a wide variety of skills and are doing something new every day.

The camps take place weekdays between 6th July – 21st August, from 9.00am-12.00pm. The cost is £36.00 per day, with a discount available for booking a whole week. You can book online.

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Camp Beaumont 

For children from 4 to 16 years old.

These camps take place at Christ’s School, Queen’s Road in Richmond, and at Hampton Pre-Prep & Prep School, Gloucester Road in Hampton. 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. Things will run slightly differently this year, and their COVID-19 policy can be found here.

The camps take place weekdays between 20th July – 21st August April, from 8.30am-4.30pm, with a free extension until 5.30pm available on request, or a paid option to extend from 8.00am-6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £38.00-£48.00 depending on date and location, with a discount available for booking three days or more. You can book via their website.

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Code Kids

For children aged 7 to 18 years

There are a number of virtual coding courses running this summer, including Scratch, Python, Minecraft, Roblox and virtual reality coding, and mobile app development.

The camp takes place between 6th July – 17th August, from 9.00am-12.00pm or 2.00-5.00pm. The cost is £30.00 per day, with a discount for booking a whole week, or some camps are only available on a weekly basis and cost £150.00. You can book online.

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Collis Activity Camp

For children in Reception up to Year 8.

These camps are held at St James’s Primary School, Stanley Road in Twickenham. They offer a wide range of fun activities, including bouncy castles, go-karts, art, computing, crazy golf, dodge ball, swimming, carnival day, bumper boats, circus skills, Wii Dance, bingo, plus lots, lots more!

The camps take place between 23rd July – 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.

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Cypher Coders

For children aged 6 to 14 years.

There are virtual courses running this summer. Each week long camp has a fun and inspirational theme to keep your child interested and ready to learn, and completing fun creative projects. Themes include Big Blue Adventure, World Tour and Global Greening.

The camps take place between 6th July – 28th August, and you pick a 1.5hr slot that will be the same for the whole week. The cost for a week is £195.00. You can book via their website.

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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 3rd – 28th August, from 9.00am-2.00pm. The cost for all five days is £275.00, with a sibling discount available. You can book online.

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Elizabeth Samuels Drama

For children aged 4 to 14 years.

This five-day ‘show in a week’ takes place at Orleans Park Secondary School, Richmond Road in Twickenham. Children will be provided with the opportunity to rehearse for a play, over four days, with a professional director. On the final day, the play will be live-streamed for free to friends and family: Aladdin for children aged 4-11yrs and New Earth for children aged 11-14yrs. Things will run slightly differently this year, and their COVID-19 policy can be found here.

The ‘show in a week’ takes place between 27th – 31st July, from 9.00am-3.30pm, with the final performance being live streamed in the early afternoon on the Friday. The cost for the week is £165.00. You can book online.

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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). They offer wonderful, safe, action-packed multi-sports camps, with superb tuition delivered by professional sports coaches who are also great fun! Sports include tennis, football, netball, cricket, rounders, athletics, dodgeball and more. Things will run slightly differently this year, as they will be operating a strict COVID-19 policy.

The camps take place weekdays between 6th July – 28th August, with morning sessions from 9.00am-12.00pm and afternoon sessions from 1.00-4.00pm. The cost per session £25.00. You can book online (unfortunately you can’t just turn up this summer due to the current coronavirus situation).

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Fit For Sport

For children aged 4 to 12 years.

These camps takes place at Barnes Primary School, Cross Street in Barnes, at Meadlands Primary School, Broughton Avenue in Ham, and 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. Things will run slightly differently this year, and their COVID-19 policy can be found here.

The camps take place weekdays between 20th July – 28th August, from 8.30am-5.30pm. The cost for three days is £108.00-£114.00 or five days is £155.00-£165.00, depending on location (no single day bookings available this summer). You can book online.

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Funsport

For children aged 4 to 12 years.

These camps take place at The Queens School, Cumberland Road in Kew. Their innovative programme of games, activities and sport practices focuses on enhancing a child’s ABCs – Agility, Balance, and Co-ordination – the fundamentals of sporting performance. Things will run slightly differently this year, and their COVID-19 policy can be found here.

The camps tale place between 27th July – 27th August, from 9.00am-4.00pm. The cost for three days is £69.99 or five days is £99.00 (no single day bookings available this summer). You can book online.

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Kidsworks

For children aged 5 to 10 years.

These camps take place at Palewell Park, Palewell Common Drive in East Sheen. They are for children who wish to learn, consolidate and develop their football skills in a fun and unpressurised environment.  Things will run slightly differently this year, and their COVID-19 policy can be found here.

The camps take place between 20th July – 20th August, from 9.30am-12.30pm. You can book online.

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KOOSA Kids

For children aged 4 to 13 years.

These camps take place at Orleans Park School, Richmond Road in Twickenham; at Teddington Sports Centre, Broom Road in Teddington; at St Mary’s Primary School, Oldfield Road in Hampton; and at The Vineyard School, Richmond Hill in Richmond. Let KOOSA Kids put a smile back on your child’s face this summer in a COVID-Secure way. Have fun, make friends, smile. Things will run slightly differently this year, and their COVID-19 policy can be found here.

The camps take place between 20th July – 28th August, from 10.00am-4.00pm, with the option to extend from 8.15am-6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £22.00. If you have three children, the 3rd child goes absolutely free! You can book via their website or by calling 01276 21884.

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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). There’s enough to keep the most adventurous kids out there busy and having serious fun, all in a safe and secure specially adapted facility. The camps are split into two age groups – 3-5yrs and 6-12yrs. Things will run slightly differently this year, and their COVID-19 policy can be found here.

The camps take place weekdays between 27th July – 28th August, from 9.00am-12.00pm or 1.00-4.00pm, and a minimum of a week (three consecutive days) of half-days must be booked. The cost for non-members is £156.00 for three days. For more information or to book, call 020 8994 3729 or email chiswick@thelittlegym.eu.

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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. All while carefully developing their minds, bodies and self-confidence. There are ‘Super Quest’ camps for children aged 3-8yrs and ‘Skill Thrill’ camps for children aged 5-12yrs. Things will run slightly differently this year, and their COVID-19 policy can be found here.

The camps take place on between 20th July – 27th August, from 9.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-4.30pm, and a minimum of a week (four consecutive days) of half-days must be booked. For more information on costs or to book, call 020 8977 0099 or email hampton_teddington@thelittlegym.eu.

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Little Voices

For children aged 5 to 11 years.

These theatre weeks take place at Christ’s School, Queen’s Road in Richmond. Little Voices’ friendly team of tutors will ensure every day is packed with lots of laughs, fun, drama and performing allowing everyone to build in confidence whilst effectively administering the most up-to-date health and safety guidelines. The final performance will be professionally filmed and sent out to everyone a week after the camp. Things will run slightly differently this year, and their COVID-19 policy can be found here.

The theatre weeks take place between 3rd – 6th August (Frozen 2) and 17th – 20th August (The Descendents), from 9.00am-3.30pm. The cost is £220.00 for all four days. You can book online.

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London Welsh Rugby

For children aged 6 to 16 years.

These camps take place at London Welsh Rugby Club in Old Deer Park, Kew Road in Richmond. The coaching over each of the four days will focus on catching & passing, decision making, support & evasion, aerial catching, and skill development through the use of games and game scenarios making it a thoroughly fun experience. It is suitable for all, whether an experienced player or completely new to the game. Things will run slightly differently this year, and their COVID-19 policy can be found here.

The camps take place between 28th – 31st July, from 9.30am-3.00pm (6-13yrs) or 3.30-5.00pm (14-16yrs). They cost £40.00 per day (6-13yrs) or £20.00 per day (14-16yrs). You can book online.

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MV Academy

For children aged 6 to 16 years.

These five-day camps take place at All Saints Church, East Sheen Avenue in East Sheen, and at the RHACC, Parkshot in Richmond. There are Dance & Drama weeks and a Competitive Dance week.

The camps take place between 17th – 28th August, from 9.00am-12.30pm for younger children and from 1.00-4.30pm for older children. The camps cost £150.00 for all five days. You can book online,

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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 St Osmund’s Primary School, Church Road in Barnes. Action packed holiday activities programme featuring a wide range of sports, arts & crafts and leisure based activities for children in a safe and nurturing environment. New COVID-19 safety procedures in place – please ask for details.

The camps take place weekdays between 23rd July – 1st Seprember, 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.

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Playball

For children aged 3 to 9 years.

These camps take place at Pools On The Park, Twickenham Road in Richmond, and at Barn Elms Sports Trust, Queen Elizabeth Walk in Barnes. 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 between 27th July – 26th August, from 10.00am-12.00pm (Barnes) or 2.30-4.30pm (Richmond). The daily cost is £20.00. You can book online.

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Sheen Parks Tennis

For children aged 4 to 7 years.

These three-day camps take place at Sheen Common in East Sheen. These fun packed holiday camps are for children of all abilities to help develop essential tennis skills.

The camps take place Monday to Wednesday between 3rd – 26th August, from 11.30am-1.30pm or 2.00-4.00pm. Each three-day camp costs £96.00. You can book online.

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Tennis Life

For children aged 5 to 15 years.

These camps take place at Sheen Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, Parklands Close (off Fife Road) in East Sheen. They work on developing techniques and skills, and will include players doing drills, exercises and games to help them learn and develop in a high intensity, fun environment.

The camps take place between 13th July – 7th August (with further weeks to be announced), with different time slots for different age groups: 9.00-11.00am (5-7yrs); 9.00-11.30am (8-9yrs); or 12.00-2.30pm. The cost is £35.00 per day for non-members. For more information or to book, please email info@thetennislife.net. 

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Thames Young Mariners Adventure Zone

For children from 8 to 13 years.

These camps take place at Thames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive in Ham. There are Multi-Activity Adventures for 8-11yrs and 11-13yrs (1 or 2 days), with activities such as archery, climbing, team tasks and woodland skills (activities will be selected to ensure social distancing). There are also Start Paddleboarding days for 8-13yrs (1 days). Things will run slightly differently this year, and their COVID-19 policy can be found here.

The camps take place between 10th July – 2nd September, from 9.30am-4.30pm. The cost is £47.00 per day. You can book online.

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Top Football

For children aged 5 to 10 years.

These five-day camps take place at Barnes Tennis Club, Lonsdale Road in Barnes. Fun and professional football coaching camps which provide the perfect opportunity to develop as a footballer, whatever the standard of your child. Every session is jammed packed of fun-filled games so every child learns the game in a fun and enjoyable way.

The camps take place between 20th July – 28th August, with different time slots for different age groups: 5-7yrs 9.00-11.00am; 8-10yrs 11.00am-1.00pm. The cost is £90.00 for all five days. You can book online. Can also be combined with a Top Tennis camp (see below) to extend the sporting day.

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Top Tennis

For children aged 3 to 14 years.

These five-day camps take place at Barnes Tennis Club, Lonsdale Road in Barnes. The camps provide the perfect opportunity to experience tennis, whatever the standard of your child. Tennis should be fun and at Top Tennis they ensure every child learns the game they love in an enjoyable and safe environment.

The camps take place between 20th July – 28th August, with different time slots for different age groups: 3-7yrs 9.00-11.00am or 11.00am-1.00pm; 8-10yrs 1.00-3.00pm; 10-14yrs 3.00-5.00pm. The cost is £90.00 for all five days. You can book online. Can also be combined with a Top Football camp (see above) to extend the sporting day.

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Wurkshop 

For children aged 7+ years (generally 7 to 12). 

These workshops are either online or take place outside at St Mary’s Church, Church Road in Barnes (meeting at Wurkshop, The Mews behind 46-52 Church Road in Barnes). The online courses cover a range of artistic styles, including Picasso, cubism, Matisse, figurative line drawing and gothic illustration. The course at St Mary’s will explore a range of different mark making techniques, including pencil, pens in various widths and watercolour. From Stanley Spencer to Edward Gorey, students will be introduced to the work of artists who also painted and drew their local landscapes, particularly graveyards.

The workshops take place between 30th July – 30th August, with the online courses lasting 1.5hrs generally in the morning, and the studio course on the 24th August from 9.30am-12.30pm. The online courses cost £25.00 and the studio course costs £45.00. You can book online.

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