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Summer Holiday Clubs - so much choice!

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2be3b805eb9251568fbfc44a93cce4ef.jpg​​​​Keeping the kids active and away from their ipad and Xbox is always a challenge over the long school holidays - I know!

Whether you need childcare cover whilst you're at work, or you just need to catch your breath and catch up on jobs, there are plenty of options for you and your children. Many of the holiday camps offer children the chance to try a new sport or hobby - something they may really enjoy and choose to take up in the long term.

Don't forget too - if the provider is Ofsted registered and working with the government's new Tax-Free Childcare scheme, you may be able to claim an extra 20% towards the cost of your childcare by paying for the club, using your childcare account.

Some of these clubs require pre-booking, so don't delay!


If you need childcare cover over the summer, or your children are bored at home there are some fantastic Holiday Clubs coming up. Some require pre-booking so don’t delay!

At BODENHAM ARBORETUM near Wolverley, children can indulge their wild side at the ’drop off and leave’ Forest Explorers’ club run by THE WORLD OUTSIDE on selected Thursdays during the summer, from 9am until 4pm. There’s also the option of a two hour session of  Wilderness Explorers on Wednesdays and Fridays (adult required to stay).
Pre-booking required for all sessions. Head to the World Outside website for details.

Children who love to perform will enjoy the holiday a2f8c8dcbf70b3c20a83c3b4aa8a2cef.jpgworkshop from 6th to 8th August with STAGECOACH in Stourbridge. Pupils will get to put on a show in just a week and everyone gets a part! Held at Hagley RC School.

At LASER QUEST in Stourbridge, the K.A.O.S club offers children (aged 8-16) three laser games for just £9 on selected mornings over the summer holidays, if you pre-book online.

If the Women’s World Cup has got your kids football crazy, book them on the holiday camps run by KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS ’Football in the Community’ scheme. Venues include Kidderminster, Stourport and Kinver.

The WYRE FOREST COUNCIL has a full timetable of events, from sport to craft, drama to dance, for the holidays. You don’t have to live in the Wyre Forest area to join in and some activities are free! See www.wyreforest.gov.uk/summer.

It’s worth looking at the flexible cover offered by ASPIRE SPORTS UK. They run a multi-activity camp at Hagley RC School, in Brake Lane. The camp is Ofsted registered and provides a wide range of  activities for children aged 4-14. Save 15% if you book   before 5th July!

MULTI-SPORT AND GYMNASTICS camps will be running at two local venues this summer, in Stourbridge and in Halesowen. RB Gym and Sport are offering you an early bird booking rate of £70 for a 5 day sport camp.

FUSION DANCE FACTORY in Norton, are running themed dance workshops (including The Greatest Showman and Aladdin!), from 5th August. Workshops boy-sing.jpgwill cover all types of dance and will be open to all ages from 3+.

Street dance, circus skills, drama and creative dance are all on offer in the Wednesday Workshops held this summer (selected dates) by THE PERFORMANCE HUB, at St Mary's Church Hall, Oldswinford. Ideal for 4  -14 year olds who love to dance. Booking advised. 

FIT FOR SPORT is an Ofsted registered activity club held at the Wyre Forest Leisure Centre. Raring2go! Readers can enjoy a 10% discount if you book using the code
RARING10.

As well as their popular swimming crash courses, LEARNING4LIFE in Wordsley are offering a whole range of FREE family courses, including     photography, guitar lessons, swimming and pottery, so if you fancy trying something new together this summer, give them a call.

Swimmers needing a boost this summer can join the intensive crash course held by NEPTUNE Learn To Swim at King Charles School in Kidderminster. Sessions for all levels available.

Animal loving children will enjoy the unique Holiday Club run by WOLVERLEY ANIMAL CENTRE (based at Wolverley CE Secondary School). 10am to 3pm on selected dates in August.


Further details of all these activities can be found on our What's On calendar.

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Sally Walters

Sally Walters

Editor of Raring2go! Kidderminster & Stourbridge since 2008. Local font of knowledge. Mother of two and wife of one.

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