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Holiday Activity Courses

We run a selection of holiday activity courses for children aged from 5 to 13 years. Our courses don’t just provide childcare, they also offer an educational experience and the chance to try something new. We welcome all children from the local community to attend our holiday courses as well as Highfield and Brookham pupils.

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Holiday Courses

We like to offer a wide variety of courses each year in which children leave having learnt a new skill or sport, improved their skills or have a tangible memento to take home to show and enjoy with their families. For sporty children, we have tennis, swimming and multi-sports and for those children with a more creative streak, we offer terrific courses such as cookery, photography and science. And for those who like a bit of everything, our multi-activities course does exactly what it says on the tin!

Coaching and Facilities

All of our coaches and course tutors have vast experience and are fully qualified in their respective fields. They are passionate about passing on their expertise, which leads to hugely beneficial, valuable and ultimately engaging courses.

The extensive facilities we have available at Highfield and Brookham enable us to offer a great variety of courses to suit all children. These courses vary in length from one day of fun and creativity to two to four days for those who really want to get stuck in.

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HOLIDAY COURSES

If you would like to receive information about our holiday courses, please email: activities@highfieldandbrookham.co.uk

Easter 2024 Holiday Club Booking form
Terms and Conditions

COURSES AT A GLANCE – for full details of all courses, please scroll down and click on the individual course banners below the table. If the course you wish to book is fully booked and you wish to go onto the wait list, please email: activities@highfieldandbrookham.co.uk

FEBRUARYAGESDATESTIMESCOST
Mini Marvels Club (Brookham pupils only)3-5yrs12th – 16th February8:30am – 3:30pm£60 per day
Private Swimming Lessonsall ages12th – 13th FebruaryvariousFully Booked
Creative Crafting6-12yrs15th – 16th February9:00am – 4:00pm£145
Tech Camp5-11yrs12th – 15th February9:00am – 4:00pmFully Booked
Bushcraft6-10yrs14th – 15th February9:00am – 4:00pm£110
Multi-Sports5-11yrs14th – 16th February9:00am – 4:00pm£105
Junior Cookery6-8yrs12th February9:30am – 3:30pmFully Booked
Senior Cookery9-13yrs13th February9:30am – 3:30pmFully Booked
Junior Tennis6-8yrs12th – 13th February9:30am – 2:30pm£90
Musical Theatre7-11yrs15th February9:00am – 4:00pm£60
EASTERAGESDATESTIMESCOST
Mini Marvels
(Brookham Nursery and Reception pupils only)
3-5yrs2nd – 5th April8:30am – 3:30pm£60 per day
Tech Camp5-11yrs2nd – 5th April9:00am – 4:00pm£45 per day
Golf8-13yrs11th – 12th April9:30am – 12:30pm£110
Creative crafting6-12yrs2nd April9:00am – 4:00pm£75
Junior tennis5-8yrs8th – 9th April9:30am – 2:30pm£90
Bushcraft6-10yrs3rd – 5th April
9th – 11th April
9:00am – 4:00pm
9:00am – 4:00pm
Fully booked
Fully booked
Gymnastics6-12yrs3rd April9:00am – 12:00pm£60
Senior cookery9-13yrs4th – 5th April9:30am – 3:30pmFully booked
Junior cookery6-8yrs8th – 9th April9:30am – 3:30pmFully booked
Touch typing8-16yrs8th – 12th April9:30am – 11:00am£150
Archery and fencing6-13yrs8th April9:30am – 12:30pm£60
Multi-sports5-10yrs9th – 10th April9:00am – 4:00pm£100
Multi-activities4-9yrs11th – 12th April9:00am – 4:00pmFully booked
Macrame and jewellery making8-13yrs8th – 9th April9:00am – 4:00pm£105
Musical theatre7-11yrs10th – 11th April9:00 am – 4:00pm£110
Private swimming lessons4yrs +8th – 10th AprilVariousFully booked

Creative crafting

6-10yrs | 2nd April | 9:00am – 4:00pm | £75

This Easter imaginations will be unleashed as children embark on a crafting extravaganza. We are delighted to be welcoming back Hannah and Jo from Felty Bee Crafts to spark children’s creativity and introduce them to the wonderful world of crafting.

On the course, children will dive into a world of colours, textures and techniques. Hannah and Jo will guide children through a variety of crafting activities. With the theme of Easter and springtime children will be thoroughly engrossed in the delightful craft of needle felting, making Easter chicks and colourful eggs. They will also be introduced to paper and marbling art to create beautiful handmade flowers and hand painted flower pots to hold their floral creations.

There are only 12 places available on this course.
Minimum number:
10

Junior tennis

5-8yrs | 8th – 9th April | 9:30am – 2:30pm | £90

Our holiday tennis course offers an enjoyable and engaging program tailored to children aged 6-8yrs who want to learn or improve their tennis skills. Our Head Coach, Graham Holmes, combines professional coaching, interactive drills and games to ensure the children learn whilst having lots of fun.

During the course, children will work on; skills development, focussing on fundamental tennis techniques, fitness and movement, focussing on co-ordination, speed and agility and games and activities including mini-tournament, team challenges and skill-based competitions that introduce friendly competition and sportsmanship.

By the end of the course, as well as building on their skills and technique, children will also have improved their physical well-being, built on their social development and increased their love for the sport.

There are only 10 places available per course.

Minimum number: 8

Archery and fencing

6-13yrs | 8th April | 9:30am – 12:30pm | £60

Our combined archery and fencing course brings these two exciting sports to life in a fun and engaging way.  

The first half of the morning will focus on archery. The passionate and experienced instructors will engage the children in fun and interactive activities designed to enhance hand-eye coordination, focus and discipline as well as introduce the key skills of stance, aim, form and technique.

As the course suits a variety of ages, the equipment will be suited to each child’s age and ability. Younger children will use smaller bows, foam targets and lightweight arrows and older/more experienced children will have the opportunity to use recurve bows and arrows and aim at full-size targets.

Safety is of course paramount and the instructors will emphasize the importance of following protocols and proper handling of equipment and ensure children are safe at all times.

In the second half of the morning, children will embark on an exciting journey into the dynamic sport of fencing. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, they will learn the art of parrying and thrusting whilst enjoying fun duels against one another.

As with archery, safety is vital, so children will wear full headgear, along with padded chest protectors. The foils provided are made of lightweight plastic, featuring a ball on the end which allows for realistic engagement. All this means they can fully embrace the fencing experience.

We hope that by the end of the course, children will have developed a keen interest in one or both of these sports and be motivated to use their new found skills and knowledge to continue their journey further.

There are 15 spaces available on this course.
Minimum number:
10

Tech Camp

5-11yrs | Tuesday 2nd April | 9:00am – 4:00pm | £45
5-11yrs | Wednesday 3rd April | 9:00am – 4:00pm | £45
5-11yrs | Thursday 4th April | 9:00am – 4:00pm | £45
5-11yrs | Friday 5th April | 9:00am – 4:00pm | £45

Tech Camp is all about making learning fun, encouraging skills-building and giving children the opportunity to try something different. In this course, children will enjoy programming challenges, Robot Coding, Photoshop Skills, Minecraft, DJ mixing and LEGO programming – we have all the creative boxes ticked. So whether your child is a tech whizz, or new to STEM, they’ll have a great time learning lots of fun new skills. 

There are 30 places available per course date.

Minimum number: 20 (per day)

Gymnastics

6-12yrs | 3rd April | 9:00am – 12:00pm | £60

Our Easter gymnastics course run by the fantastically talented Denise Ogilvie offers children from beginner level up to intermediate level the opportunity to learn and improve their gymnastics skills. Having previously competed at County level herself, Denise is a level 2 gymnastics coach with over 30 years of experience in the world of artistic gymnastics. She teaches in many schools locally and has coached in various clubs in the UK and America.

Gymnastics is a great way for children to build and improve the key components of fitness; core stability, flexibility, strength and balance. Using a variety of apparatus, Denise will engage, excite and work with each child at a level that is suitable for them. The course aims to encourage an interest in gymnastics for those who’ve never tried it before and improve the skills and techniques for those who already have some experience. Whatever your child’s ability, they will find the course rewarding and enjoyable and hopefully encourage children to pursue the sport further.

There are 12 places available on this course.
Minimum number:
7

Cookery – fully booked

Senior Cookery | 6-9yrs | 4th – 5th April | 9:30am – 3:30pm | £150
Junior Cookery | 9-13yrs | 8th – 9th April | 9:30am – 3:30pm | £150

Join us for another delicious adventure with Sophie in which children will have the opportunity to experience the different flavours of traditional Easter dishes from around the world. Sophie not only teaches essential cooking skills that will last a lifetime, but through a variety of recipes and cuisines, she also cultivates an appreciation for different cultures and expands children’s palates.

As always, all the food that is lovingly made by the children can be taken home for the rest of the family to enjoy. There’s no need to bring a packed lunch as children will be cooking their lunch. They may however bring a packed lunch if they wish.

FOOD ALLERGIES: please identify any allergies on the application form.

There are only 12 spaces available on each course.
Minimum number: 10 (per course)

Touch typing

8-16yrs | 8th – 12th April | 9:30 – 11:00am | £150

Touch typing isn’t just for adults, learning it as a child not only helps them succeed at school, it provides an essential skill for their entire life. And with computers being an essential and part of everyday life, having the ability to touch type is more relevant than ever.

This course will be run by our in house touch typing expert Heidi Stedman. Heidi has spent many years helping children reap the benefits and rewards of being able to touch type and she will ensure that the children learn and progress, while having plenty of fun.

The course will use the TTRS (Touch Type, Read and Spell) curriculum which suits all children, but is especially beneficial for those with dyslexia. Every child on the course will have access to the TTRS app for one month after the course, so they can practise.

The classes will be kept small – no more than 8 children, meaning children will have plenty of individual support and attention to help them to fully embrace their new skill.

There are only 8 places available on this course.
Minimum number: 8

Golf

8-13yrs | 11th – 12th April | 9:30am – 12:30pm | £110

We are delighted to be welcoming back the team from Liphook Golf club for this fun and engaging golf course.

The course is aimed at children from beginner to intermediate level and the team will tailor the activities to each child’s individual ability and learning style. Beginners will start with the basic fundamentals such as proper grip, stance and posture and breaking down the swing into simple movements focussing on building a foundation. Those with a bit more experience will work on developing their existing skills including their full swing mechanics of rotation, weight transfer and balance and by experimenting with different shots and approaches to establish their own style. Children can bring their own clubs if they have them.

The team will deliver a positive, supportive and fun course which ensures children will have a wonderful time as they embark and progress on their golfing journey.

There are 12 places available on this course.
Minimum number:
10

Musical theatre

7-11yrs | 10th – 11th April | 9:00am – 4:00pm | £110

Bust the boredom of the holidays and join us for some fun-filled days of Singing, Drama and Dance.

In this course children will experience the true energy and creative expression of musical theatre. It will help them embrace and showcase their talents and ultimately build their confidence.

There will be plenty of fun musical theatre inspired games, together with singing and dancing to some of the latest popular shows. Each day will include vocal and physical warm-ups, fun drama games focussing on teamwork and choreography, learning songs and lines and performing scenes from popular West End musicals.

So if your child loves acting, singing and/or dancing, our course will help them to learn and build on the fundamental techniques of musical theatre in a fun and non-pressured environment. It doesn’t matter if your child has no experience, or has lots of it, everyone is welcome! All we ask is that they come brimming full of enthusiasm.

There are only 12 places available on this course.
Minimum number:
10

Mini Marvels (Brookham Nursery and Reception pupils only)

3-5yrs | Tuesday 2nd April | 8:30am – 3:30pm | £60
3-5yrs | Wednesday 3rd April | 8:30am – 3:30pm | £60
3-5yrs | Thursday 4th April | 8:30am – 3:30pm | £60
3-5yrs | Friday 5th April | 8:30am – 3:30pm | £60

Come and join us for some fantastic fun this Easter. Each day children will enjoy exciting mix of games and activities, light cookery and arts and crafts. If the weather is kind, the children will also be able to get outside and enjoy the fresh air with some fun, woodland activities.

There are only 12 spaces available per day
Minimum number: 8 (per day)

Multi-sports

5-10yrs | 9th – 10th April | 9:00am – 4:00pm | £100

Our multi-sports course run by the fantastic team from JC Sports is a great way for children to enjoy an energetic, fun and dynamic holiday. Using our fantastic facilities, children will enjoy a huge variety of sports across the 2 days. From football to athletics, fencing to archery, hockey to netball and so much more, every day will bring a new sporting experience.

It’s not just about sport though. Of course children will have a great time playing all the sports, but in addition to this, the course leaders will ensure that all the activities which take place will actively help in developing and encouraging their social and personal skills so that both minds and bodies are healthy.

The experienced coaches are passionate about bringing the world of sport to children. So it doesn’t matter of they are super sporty already or if they’re just starting on a their sporting journey, they will have the opportunity to enhance their abilities, learn new techniques and build confidence in various different sports.

There are 20 spaces available on this course.
Minimum number:
15

Macramé and jewellery making

8-13yrs | 8th – 9th April | 9:00am – 4:00pm | £105

Ignite your child’s creativity with our Easter Macramé and Jewellery making course. This course offers children the opportunity to combine artistic expression with crafting fun.

The fantastically talented Kate Walker will guide children through the intricate art of macramé, creating intricate knots and patterns which become beautifully unique accessories. And once they’ve finished their macramé pieces, they will move onto jewellery making. From simple bracelets to embellished necklaces, they will explore various jewellery-making techniques, incorporating vibrant beads and charms. This engaging course not only enhances fine motor skills but also gives children a sense of accomplishment as they proudly showcase their handcrafted masterpieces.

There are only 12 places available on this course.
Minimum number: 10

Private swimming lessons – fully booked

4yrs + | 8th – 10th April | £35 per lesson

This Easter we will be offering 1:1 swim lessons with Sharon and Suzie. The times for each of the lessons offered by the coaches are shown in the tables below. You can choose to do as many or as few lessons as you wish, but we recommend a minimum of 2 lessons to maximise the benefit.

Private lessons run for 30mins and are a fantastic way for children to develop their swimming ability, confidence levels and technique. Perhaps your child is struggling with a particular stroke or perhaps they are nervous in the water and would benefit from a quiet environment to help build their confidence, whatever they need to work on, these lessons will help them to progress.

For 1:2 lessons, both children must be of very similar ability to make the lesson beneficial for both.

SHARON
Monday 8th AprilTuesday 9th AprilWednesday 10th April
8:30am – 9:00am8:30am – 9:00am8:30am – 9:00am
9:00am – 9:30am9:00am – 9:30am9:00am – 9:30am
9:30am – 10:00am9:30am – 10:00am9:30am – 10:00am
10:00am – 10:30am10:00am – 10:30am10:00am – 10:30am
10:30am – 11:00am10:30am – 11:00am10:30am – 11:00am
SUZIE
Monday 8th AprilTuesday 9th AprilWednesday 10th April
9:00am – 9:30am9:00am – 9:30am9:00am – 9:30am
9:30am – 10:00am9:30am – 10:00am9:30am – 10:00am
10:00am – 10:30am10:00am – 10:30am10:00am – 10:30am
10:30am – 11:00am10:30am – 11:00am10:30am – 11:00am

Bushcraft – fully booked

6-10yrs | 3rd – 5th April | 9:00am – 4:00pm | £150
6-10yrs | 9th – 11th April | 9:00am – 4:00pm | £150

Hattie Roberts from Learning Beyond the Classroom returns to deliver a fantastic Bushcraft course. The aim of the course is to introduce children to the wonderfully diverse woodland environment where they can run free, be themselves and have plenty of fun.

Using our beautiful woodland, Hattie will engage children in various hands-on activities including building shelters, discovering what life lies beneath the canopy, crafting with natural materials and mastering the art of fire-making. 

All the activities will embrace everything that nature has to offer and will encourage children to build new friendships, learn the value of collaboration and develop skills through games and teamwork. It will be a fantastic experience that will help children to discover their spirit of adventure, resilience and appreciation for the environment around them.

There are 12 spaces available.
Minimum number: 8

Multi-activities – fully booked

4 – 9yrs | 11th – 12th April | 9:00am – 4:00pm | £100

This fun-filled course is packed full of a variety of activities to keep children entertained.

It is ideal if your child likes to do a bit of everything. Each day our fantastic team will engage children with a mix of high energy and low impact activities. We have everything including: exploring the great outdoors with scavenger hunts and den building in our beautiful woodland and grounds, unleashing creativity with a variety of arts and crafts projects and burning off some energy with a mix of team games, sports and swimming and much more…there’s something to suit everyone.

There are 20 places available on this course.
Minimum number:
10

Scuba PADI Open Water Referral

10yrs to adult| 9th – 11th April | 9:00am – 1:00pm | £420

The PADI Open Water Referral course teaches children and adults up to the point of being able to take an open water dive (i.e. lake, sea etc). This means that they will do all the classroom theory based work and confined water (i.e. swimming pool) training on the course and if successful, they will receive their Referral certificate. They can then take this certificate to a dive school anywhere in the UK or abroad to enable them to complete the open water element (4 dives) and in turn achieve their full PADI Open Water certification. And that’s where the real fun of discovering the amazing underwater world starts.

Under the expert guidance of the highly qualified team at Divecrew, over the course of the 3 days, children and adults will learn the principles of diving physics, practice essential skills such as breathing techniques and buoyancy control, understand how to use the equipment, learn to navigate and communicate underwater and learn about the safety protocols, all of which will give them a solid understanding of diving in the underwater environment.

In addition to the practical and theory elements of the course, the Divecrew team will also educate about the importance of marine conservation – a topic that they are passionate about.

The entry requirements to be able to take part in the course are:  

– Children must be 10yrs +

– Everyone must be able to swim 200m continuously

– Everyone must be able to tread water or float for 10mins

– Everyone must complete a PADI medical questionnaire

There are 10 places available on this course.
Minimum number:
8

Hola Sports

6-10yrs | 2nd – 5th April | 9:00am – 4:00pm | £195

We are delighted to be welcoming The Prince’s Trust Award nominee 2024 Mariposa Languages to deliver a unique and enriching course which seamlessly blends interactive learning with sports over four engaging days.

The course will have children diving into fun activities and discovering the joy of sports, all with the added twist of immersing children in simple Spanish phrases to spark curiosity and appreciation of different cultures and languages. Beyond the sports and activities, we encourage a healthy lifestyle, promote the benefits of being active, teamwork and outdoor fun. By the end of the course children will have enjoyed a wonderful combination of sports and activities, all with a sprinkle of Spanish flair.

There are 20 places available on this course.
Minimum number:
12

DECEMBER Family Wreath Making

5yrsAdult | 19th December | 1:00pm – 3:30pm | £55 per wreath
5yrs – Adult | 20th December | 1:00pm – 3:30pm | £55 per wreath

Hattie Roberts from Learning Beyond the Classroom is joining us this Christmas to celebrate togetherness through a wonderful family wreath-making course.
This course gives children and their parents the opportunity to enjoy getting creative together. Under the expert tuition of Hattie, using a variety of seasonal foliage and decorations, everyone will be able to unleash their creative side and leave with a beautifully unique wreath, that can be proudly displayed over the festive season.

There are 12 spaces available.
Minimum number: 8