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Let’s get busy!

Last Updated on : 14th May 2019

With the summer holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start planning what your little ones might like to do. From singing to skateboarding, lacrosse to body zorbing, it’s all on offer in Nappy Valley! Many of these are running during the May half term, so get looking and start booking.

LITTLE VOICES

Camp

Little Voices is an outstanding performing arts camp for young people. Children aged 4-13 years will be transported through four days of script-learning, singing and dancing working towards a final performance to showcase to friends and family. Running from 9.30am-3.30pm each day, the camps are a great opportunity for children to grow in confidence, learn new skills, make lots of new friends and, most importantly, have fun during the holidays! Parents love them too. One mum recently wrote to Little Voices and said: “Little Voices camps have been THE half term/summer favourite. My daughter is smitten. What gets me is how these kids dress up, prepare a stage set, learn a script and loads of songs within only four days. It’s amazing! Thanks Little Voices for setting up and providing us with this creative wonderfulness.”When, where and how much:

May half term

‘All Things Disney’
FULHAM: Tuesday 28th–Friday 31st May at Sinclair House School, Fulham SW6 3LF

Summer Holidays:

‘The Greatest Showman’
FULHAM: Monday 29th July–Thursday 1st August at Sinclair House School, Fulham SW6 3LF 

‘The Greatest Showman’
RICHMOND: Monday 29th July–Thursday 1st August at Christ’s School, Richmond, TW10 6HW

‘The Lion King’
WANDSWORTH: Monday 19th–Thursday 22nd August at Belleville Primary School, SW11 6PR

Camp

A four-day camp costs £180 (includes exclusive video of the final performance).

Get £10 OFF on bookings made before Friday 12th July. Sibling discount available.

Email swl@littlevoices.org.uk or call 0208 088 0113 or visit littlevoices.org.uk

 


 

OPEN AIR FIT

Open Air Fit is running a summer full of fun and active outdoor camps in the Dog Free Zone on Wandsworth Common (by the Skylark Café). The camps are filled with lots of energy whilst providing an opportunity to play a sport you might never have played before, such as baseball or handball, alongside the more traditional games of football, rugby, athletics, lacrosse and cricket, and are available to everyone aged 4-14 years old.

The safe and engaging sessions ensure that all participants are physically and socially engaged throughout the whole camp. Open Air Fit will offer children the opportunity to forge new friendships whilst also looking to develop new skills relative to different sports. Camps are filled with several surprises and if it’s warm enough, the coaches might even get to launch the ever-popular water balloons!

When, where and how much:

May half term 28th-31st May and for NVN readers there’s a special 10% discount (valid until 28th May). Use the ‘NVNMAY’ code when booking.

Summer Camps start on Monday 8th July and finish Friday 30th August (excluding the week commencing 19th August).Camps run Monday to Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm.

The cost is £21 for a single morning or £99 for the whole week. 10% sibling discount, plus an early bird discount if booked before 31st May.

To book visit the website at openairfit.com or call 07496 374 678

 


 

ZEBRA SKATE

Zebra Skate is a rollersports camps for 4-12 year olds. During the camp, children will learn.

Skateboarding and rollerblading, from beginners rolling forwards, turning and stopping, and then on to more advanced techniques. There’s also a bunch of non-wheeled games for when kids are tired – rollersports can be exhausting! You can book half days or full days or a full week, as required. Skate Camp is not just about skating – camp teaches kids about life skills; making friends, individual endeavours, team work and for the more able, taking responsibility for their group in the form of leading group games. With over 20 years in the industry we aim to make rollersports fun, thereby motivating the kids to come back for more!

To see how much fun it is, watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2BZkntTXBA

When, where and how much:

In half term, the camp will run 10am-4pm, Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May at two locations: Clapham Common Skate Park and The Albert Memorial, Kensington. Normal pricing is £280 for a week, £80 for a day or £60 for a half day. Siblings receive a 10% discount when attending with a child paying full price. Last minute (increased) pricing begins 2 days before camp begins. Summer camps run from 8th July to 4th September in the same locations.

Visit zebraskate.co.uk or call 07888 044 544

Use the discount code NVNSKATE to enjoy 15% off any booking at any location, multiple uses allowed, can combine with sibling discount, expiries 4pm, 31st May 2019

 


 

ACTIV CAMP

Activ Camps will be running multi-activity camps for children aged 4–14 at venues across south-west London throughout the whole summer! They deliver a unique and exciting model of activity camp, where the children always come first, providing experiences that many would not normally encounter. Experiences such as Body Zorbing, Archery Tag and a different GIANT inflatable each day are on offer. At Activ Camps, they take real pride in the quality of their staff. They select, recruit and train all staff to the very highest standards. And with an exceptionally high staff to child ratio, you know that your kids are going to be extremely well looked after and have the time of their lives. Parents are always singing the praises of Activ Camp. Recent feedback includes: “Entertained, exhilarated, exhausted and safe – what more could a parent have asked for her son? Thanks so much – we will definitely be back!” and “A super way to fill time in the holidays – all the activities you dreamed of on the doorstep. Marvellous!”

When, where and how much:

Activ Camp will be at the following locations:

Barnes Sports Club, SW13 9QL

Barn Elms Sports Trust, SW13 9SA

Emanuel School, SW11 1HS

Graveney School, SW17 9BU

La Retraite School, SW12 0AB

St Martin-in-the-Fields, SW2 3UP

Trinity Fields, SW17 7DP

Wimbledon College, SW19 4NS

The camps are on all summer long! It’s entirely up to the parent how many days they book, however, awesome discounts are available for full week bookings when children will experience the full timetable! We offer free extended days at all venues. 8.30am to 5.30pm and at selected venues an After Camp Club is available with pick up until 6pm. Half days are available to 4 year olds.

The cost is £175 per week or £41 per day. Weekly, sibling and multi-day bookings available!

Book via the website at activcamps.com

 


 

PLAYBALL LONDON

Camp

Playball London holiday camps are tailored to meet the needs of younger children and are based on the fundamental sport skills for just about any ball sport you can imagine! The purpose of Playball holiday camps is to provide high-quality, age-appropriate, fun holiday activities for children aged 3-9 years. Water slides, treasure hunts, water balloon fights and a whole host of other exciting activities all make up a morning at one of these holiday camps. The camps are designed for the children to have fun. They work really hard during the term, so Playball want them to know when they come to a Playball holiday camp they are going to have a great time, make lots of friends and really enjoy having an active holiday.

Camp

When, where and how much:

It’s on during the May half term and the summer holidays and you may do as many days as you like – you don’t have to be a Playballer to join in on the fun!

Playball London is at the following locations:

Oak Lodge School, Nightingale Lane SW12
Battersea Park, SW11

It costs £30 a session.
Visit playballlondon.com or call 02081 232 217 to book.

 


 

YOUNGSTARS

Camp

Youngstars is a sports camp for children aged 3-14. The camps focus on engaging children in physical activity and maintaining a positive experience of sport and activities from an early age. Every camp is guaranteed to be full of fun and games with an introduction to a variety of sports throughout each week, including football, rugby, tennis, handball, cricket, lacrosse, athletics, hockey, basketball and more. The camp day is a combination of sports games, team work and arts and crafts that the children are guaranteed to love. Each and every Youngstars holiday camp follows the familiar structure of tried and tested fun games, introductions to various sports and themed arts and crafts in an all-inclusive and non-competitive environment. Every game, drill and exercise is designed to improve coordination, awareness, motor skills and, above all, team work.

When, where and how much:

St Luke’s Community Hall, Ramsden Road, SW12 8RQ

Alderbrook Primary School, Oldridge Rd, SW12 8PP

Belleville Primary School, Belleville Rd, SW11 6PR

Belleville Wix Academy, Clapham Common Northside, SW4 0AJ

The Priory CofE Primary School, Wimbledon, SW19 8LX

St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Oakhill Road, Putney, SW15 2QD

Wimbledon Chase Primary School, Wimbledon, SW19 3QB

Eric Liddell Sports Centre, Eltham College, Mottingham, SE9 4QF

St John Fisher RC Primary School, Grand Drive, West Wimbledon, SW20 9NA

The camps are on every half term, Summer, Christmas and Easter holiday excluding bank holidays. Attendees can register for the sessions that suit them; anything from one half day to a full holiday period, with half days from £16 and full days from £32.

Visit young-stars.co.uk or call 0845 222 1313 to book.

 


 

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning Summer Camp

Growing Young Minds and Test Club collaboratively run Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning Summer Camps for Year 5 children sitting the forthcoming secondary school entrance exams, including the, Wandsworth Test.

The camps consist of small groups taking part in engaging and practical activities which bring a mixture of direct teaching of the skills and strategies needed to feel confident with Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The aim is to secure subject knowledge and offer further revision, while improving confidence, pace and accuracy when tackling Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning questions. There is also a focus on test technique and timed practice. The camps are run by qualified and experienced teachers (each with over 10 years of experience) with up-to-date DBS checks, who are specialists in Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. In fact, the teachers have helped many children achieve places at their preferred school and it’s due to their demand and reputation that they’ve added a second week this year. Avoid the summer slide and keep children’s brains active while they get to meet and make new friends.

When, where and how much:

Camps run 9am-3.30pm at Belleville Primary, SW11 29th July–2nd August and Ravenstone Primary, SW12 19th–23rd August.

You need to sign up for a whole week – Monday – Friday – and camps cost £550 (£100 deposit upon booking, the balance payable one month prior to the start of the course). There’s a £55 discount with the code NV2019

Visit gyminds.co.uk/revision-courses or call 02034 226 119 for more details.

 


 

JULIAN COUSINS SPORTS MULTI-SPORTS AND SPECIALIST TENNIS HOLIDAY CAMP

At Julian Cousins Sports, Julian and his team of coaches offer a range of sports including tennis, football, cricket, rugby, hockey, rounders, volleyball and golf. All activities are scaled for age and abilities. All activities are scaled for age and abilities, from 3 years to 12 years old. Age groups are divided in to Mini Camp (3-4),  Junior Camp (5-8) and Senior Camp (8-12). All staff are qualified sports coaches and local school teachers well-experienced in working with young children. Simple games and drills to encourage rapid skill development, co-ordination, footwork and teamwork, and most importantly… fun! It’s the only multi-sport/tennis camp on Clapham Common and has been running for over 10 years. Such is its success, it’s not just a holiday camp to fill the sunny days, it’s a camp where children learn proper skills and improve their sporting ability.

When, where and how much:

The camp runs on Clapham Common tennis courts daily from 10am-3pm and you can book for the week (discounted) or just the day.

£150 for a 5-day week, £35 per day – there’s also a 10% sibling discount

Visit juliancousinssports.com/sports-camps or call 07802 851 453 to book

 


 

NINJA KIDS

Ninja Kids is a refreshing new view on the holiday camp conundrum. The camp is about confidence-boosting activities that include escalating challenges to promote balance, tenacity, co-ordination and, of course, martial arts skill. Run and founded by Simon Yeo, who has over 40 years experience in martial arts and holds a 15th degree black belt in Bujinkan Ninjutsu and a Roger Gracie Black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Ninja Kids aims to help children find their strength and grow their self-esteem. The camp includes safe climbing instruction, confidence building by working through fears, strength, balance and co-ordination challenges as well as functional self defence skills.

When, where and how much:

The camps are run over half term and summer holiday dates, and take place on Wandsworth Common – meet at The Nature Centre – and cost £35 per day. It’s preferable to book for a week, but certain days are available by arrangement.

Visit ninja-kids.co.uk or email siyeo@aol.com for more information.

 


 

INTERNATIONAL CAMP SUISSE

International Camp Suisse is a residential camp for international youngsters aged 7-17. They offer tons of exhilarating outdoor activities including husky dog sledding on a glacier, banana boating, hiking, camping, archery, swimming and mountain biking, plus an optional language course – French, German, Spanish or English. Campers make new friends from all over the world, sharing a once in a lifetime experience with like-minded young people. They learn a new language and spend quality time engaged in worthwhile pursuits in the fresh air, away from screens and cities!

When, where and how much:

Courses run in the summer holidays, until Friday 16th August and most campers commit to a one or two-week session. The camp is located in a stunning location in the Swiss Alps in a beautiful village at an altitude of 1100m, overlooking Lake Geneva.

It costs £1250 per week. NappyValleyNetters can enjoy a special discounted rate for August, with 20% off the brochure price. Applicable for session three (two weeks from 27th July to 9th August) and session four (one week from 10th to 16th August).

Visit campsuisse.com or call 08455 191 031

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