Zebra Skate

Heard about this amazing Skate Camp?

From rings to wheels – 2024 is an Olympic year! With Sky Brown due to compete for Team GB, it’s a great time to inspire kids to try skateboarding and rollerblading. Make friends, gain skills, punch up the cardio and boost mental health. In short, Get Out And Skate!

Zebra Camp offers a fantastic way to get into the sports of skateboarding and rollerblading. All abilities are welcome, from beginners to intermediates and beyond. Whether you’re looking for basic skills or advanced tricks, Zebra has you covered. With UK Freestyle Skating champion Alice Lean on the teaching staff, Zebra inspires a new generation of skaters. No equipment? No problem! Camps include FREE rental equipment – rollerblades, skateboards, and safety gear. Get ready, get rolling, and skate!

Sign up for a half day, full day, or an entire week.

Netball courts, Clapham Common; Kensington Gardens, South Kensington

For ages: 5 to 12

Kensington:  8 consecutive weeks from 8th July to 30th

August

Clapham:  22nd to 26th July and 26th July to 30th August (includes Bank Holiday Monday)

£395 – full day, full week; £295 – half day, full week; £100 – full day; £75 – half day

w: zebraskate.co.uk
t: 07888 044544

15% off for NVN readers – use code "C-ZEBRAHEAD" for camp bookings completed by 30th August 2024

Let’s Act Drama School

Step right up to the ultimate theatre extravaganza summer camp – booking now!

Guaranteed giggles and gasps for your little stars during a jam-packed week of show-stopping fun!

Kids get to act, sing and bust a move, boosting their confidence and shining personalities!

Everyone gets their moment to shine in a special filmed performance shared with you for a cosy Sunday viewing after camp.

We explore arts and crafts too, so there really is something for everyone!

For ages: 4 to 12

Belleville Meteor – Earlsfield Primary – St Luke’s SW12

Camps run from: 29th July to 2nd August and 5th August to 9th August

w: letsactdramaclasses.co.uk/camp-timetable/
e: info@letsactdramaclasses.co.uk

£250 for the week plus a free T-shirt

Sparks Film School

Fall in love with filmmaking and animation!

Sparks film school is a vibrant hub for aspiring young filmmakers aged from 5 to 18, with filmmaking courses available in Richmond, Ealing, Wimbledon and Teddington, and animation courses in Richmond and Ealing.

Through hands-on workshops, interactive classes and immersive experiences, Sparks provides a fun and dynamic platform for children and teenagers to explore the magical worlds of filmmaking and animation.

Your kids will discover the magic of storytelling through the lens of a camera and become budding directors, screenwriters, actors, animators and producers!

Courses are a week-long running from 22nd July for 4 out of the 6-week holiday period.

An early filmmaking holiday camp will be held in Richmond from 15th to 19th July.

For individual camps and bookings visit:

Wimbledon 
Richmond
Ealing
Teddington 

w:  sparksarts.co.uk
e: baljit@sparksarts.co.uk
t: 020 3016 4132

Week-long courses £360
Childcare vouchers accepted

Flying Fantastic Aerial Circus Summer Camp

Summer camps are a week full of upside-down fun! Flyers will get the chance to try out the usual equipment of hoop, slings, silks and trapeze whilst also getting the chance to try out some more niche disciplines like Spanish web, aerial rope and aerial net! There will be some complimentary circus skills classes such as juggling, acro and handstands to create a fully rounded circus star by the end of the week! On the Friday there will be a short show for the flyers to show you what they’ve been up to all week.

Peckham: Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August, 10:00-16:00 BOOK HERE
Union Street: Monday 5th to Friday 9th August, 10:00-16:00 BOOK HERE
Union Street: Monday 12th to Friday 16th August, 10:00-16:00 BOOK HERE

The Teen Aerial Festival is for teens aged 14 to 18 with the transition from kids’ classes to adult classes in mind. Enjoy the end of exams with a week full of aerial activities! Your teen will cover the core four: silks, slings, hoop and trapeze while also delving into some other disciplines such as straps, Spanish web and corde lisse (rope). They will also work through stretch and flex classes, handstands and act creation workshops to set them up for their future in aerial (or just for fun) and create their own festival performances for the end of the week. (Performance optional, so no pressure)

Teens Aerial Festival – Union Street: Monday 22nd to 26th July, 10:00-16:00 BOOK HERE 

All summer camp bookings BOOK HERE 

w: flyingfantastic.co.uk
e: molly@flyingfantastic.co.uk
t: 020 7928 2093

Book by 21st June using code NAPPYVALLEYNET for £25 off summer camps

Julian Cousins Sports Camp

Coaching kids on Clapham Common for over 20 years, this sports camp is run by Julian Cousins and Alberto Kurti, women’s coach with the England football team. On offer is a range of sports including tennis, football, cricket, rugby, hockey, rounders, volleyball and golf. All activities are scaled to age and abilities and all staff are qualified sports coaches and local school teachers experienced in working with young children. There are separate age groups with dedicated coaches.  This is the only programme of its kind on Clapham Common and is the longest running too. Simple games and drills encourage rapid skill development, coordination, footwork, teamwork and most importantly…fun!

For ages: 3 to 12

From 10am to 3pm each day

From 15th July for six weeks

£170 for 5-day week. £38 per day. BOOK HERE

w: juliancousinssports.com
e: julian@juliancousinssports.com

10% sibling discount

Cindy’s Swim School

Get your kids water safe for the summer holidays!

Week-long intensive swimming Crash Courses are a great way to jump start your child’s swimming journey, work on those all-important water safety skills, or boost technique and stamina. Teachers are experienced and friendly, and super excited to help you with your little swimmer’s journey! Whether they’ve swum before, or have never been in a pool before, there’s a lesson for everyone. Swimming lessons are for all ages and abilities, with a focus on water safety and fun, designed to make sure all kids are safe, whilst also making sure they fall in love with the water.

Crash Courses run at: Trinity Crescent SW17, St Joseph’s SE19, Van Gogh SW9 and Athelney SE6

Week 1: 29th July to 2nd August
Week 2: 5th to 9th August
Week 3: 12th to 16th August

Group and private lessons available: 4:1 – £99, 2:1 – £149, 1:1 – £299

w: cindysswimschool.co.uk/book-a-class
e: info@cindysswimschool.co.uk
t: 020 8004 6545

Book by 30th June for a 10% early bird discount

Naomi Martin Touch-Typing & Touch-Typing Hub

During this week-long intensive typing course, run throughout the summer holidays in Clapham, Fulham and now Farnham, children will learn to touch-type. Students will be taught a back-to-basics approach – all letter keys are taught, including punctuation and capital letters – and by the end of the week all children will know how to touch-type – the only variant is the speed. Students will learn the importance of having the correct typing posture and proper typing technique is stressed, while being encouraged to focus on accuracy over speed and not to look down at the keyboard. Small group sizes ensure that each student gets the individual attention they need.

4/5-day course, full report on completion and website recommendations for practice

Fulham & Clapham: Every week of the summer holidays from 8th July to end of August

Farnham: w/c Tues 16th July, w/c Mon 22nd July, w/c Tues 20th August & w/c Tues 27th August

w: nmtouchtyping.co.uk (Clapham & Fulham) and touchtypinghub.com (Farnham)
e: naomi@nmtouchtyping.co.uk / touchtypinghub@gmail.com
t: 07949 204553

10% Early bird offer for all bookings received before the end of June

Ultimate Activity Camps

Ultimate Activity Camps welcome children aged 4 to 14, offering camps Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, providing a full day of thrilling adventures (costs apply). The Ofsted-regulated camps guarantee parents peace of mind, knowing their children will have a fantastic and well-cared-for experience. From sports and survival camps to art and tech adventures, there’s something for every imagination. Endless possibilities await!

Dedicated staff prioritise safety, creating a supportive environment where kids grow, learn, and form lifelong bonds. Adventures, challenges, and memories abound, all with rigorous safety protocols in place.

Ultimate Activity Camps go beyond fun; they inspire personal growth through teamwork, problem-solving and leadership. Dive into a world of non-stop excitement!

w: ultimateactivity.co.uk/locations
e: help@ultimateactivity.co.uk
t: 0330 111 7077

SwimWay Swimming School

SwimWay Swimming School’s Summer Holiday Courses are booking now! Running throughout the July/August summer break, SwimWay sees great progress during these courses. They are the best option for those travelling over the summer, looking to make their family’s holiday aquatic experiences safe and fun!

Before you head off, or once you’ve arrived, here are some additional expert holiday swimming tips…

  • Encourage your child to blow bubbles, play and submerge at bathtime. Make it fun with lots of toys and be prepared to get wet!
  • Have fun, even when your child is just sitting on the side splashing their legs. Take it slowly. If you rush them, you may delay the learning process.
  • SwimWay advises no floatation aids because your child needs to learn to submerge, float and kick independently. However, if you feel nervous, we recommend armbands over backpacks. Either way, you will need to be in the pool or sea with your child providing support.

Whether it’s encouraging play in the bathtub or joining a holiday course to boost confidence, SwimWay is here to support you!

w: swimway.co.uk
e: info@swimway.co.uk
t: 0208 871 3972

All Star Tennis

Join All Star Tennis for their locally-famous holiday camps across four lovely locations in Wandsworth!

Camps are all about learning tennis in a super-fun environment and come action-packed with drills, games, matchplay, prizes and LOTS more! With options for all abilities from age 3 through to teens, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the fun.

This year, All Star Tennis is celebrating its 25th year on court in Wandsworth so the camps are set to be extra ace!!

They recommend the full week for the full experience but day bookings are available 2 weeks before each camp starts, and they offer a very handy early drop off and late pick up at Wandsworth Common.

Join them on court as they get underway on 8th July all the way through until 30th August.

w: allstartennis.co.uk/holiday-camps
e: info@allstartennis.co.uk
t: 020 8871 4706

£10 off with code NV10

Camp Suisse

Experience the adventure of a lifetime at Camp Suisse in Les Crosets, Switzerland! Nestled in the stunning Swiss Alps, the summer camp offers a perfect blend of excitement and natural beauty. At Camp Suisse, children and teens immerse themselves in thrilling activities such as husky dog sledding on a glacier, banana boating on Lake Geneva, rock climbing, chairlift rides, archery, sports coaching and team building. For 2024, stand-up paddleboarding is coming back, adding even more fun to the action-packed schedule. Campers create lifelong friendships with peers from around the globe while enjoying the fresh alpine air. Dedicated staff ensure a safe, supportive, and unforgettable experience. With one and two-week sessions available in July and August, Camp Suisse is the ultimate destination for a summer of adventure, learning, and personal growth. Join in and make memories that will last a lifetime!

w: campsuisse.com
e: info@campsuisse.com
t: 0845 5191031

10% off Session Three (27th July to 10th Aug) for NappyValleyNet followers with code Nappy24

Little Voices Theatrical Holiday Camps

Open to children aged from 5 to 11 to explore their creative side and develop their confidence through singing, drama and dance. Each Little Voices Theatrical Holiday Camp will be running over four days this summer, working towards a filmed final performance with props, costumes and excitement. Children will make new friends and work as part of a creative cast, and West End guests from the musicals will be making a guest appearance on the first day of our ‘Lion King’ and ‘Frozen & Wish’ camps teaching songs and dances and sharing insider stories. A special opportunity for all musical theatre fans and a bonus to the week!

Dates:

THE LION KING: Mon 29th July to Thurs 1st August (with West End guest)

FROZEN & WISH: Mon 5th August to Thurs 8th August (with West End guest)

BARBIE: Mon 19th August to Thurs 22nd August (Sheen Mount Primary School, RICHMOND ONLY)

Full Days: 9am to 3.20pm

Half Days: 9am to 1pm, 1.30pm finish on Thursday

£252 for full days, £215 for half days

Locations: Richmond – Christ School, Queens Rd, TW10 6HW and Sheen Mount Primary School, West Temple Sheen, London SW14 7RT

Fulham – St John’s Walham Green Primary School, SW6 6AS

w: littlevoices.org.uk
e: swl@littlevoices.org.uk
t: 020 8088 0113

£25 off multiple bookings; childcare vouchers accepted; sibling & referral discount; option to pay via instalments

The Font Climbing

The Junior Climbing Camp, catering for ages 8 to 17, welcomes both beginners and experienced climbers alike. It’s more than just climbing – it’s a chance for kids to forge friendships and thrive in a supportive environment. Led by experienced Font coaches, sessions boost confidence, enhance skills, and foster a sense of community among young climbers. Coaches prioritise inclusivity and fun, ensuring every child feels valued and motivated.

For parents, the camp offers a hassle-free solution for summer activities. Drop off your kids in the morning, and pick them up at lunchtime, knowing they’re in good hands. With three hours of engaging activities, including climbing and challenges, your children will be active and entertained while you enjoy peace of mind. Join Font for an unforgettable summer experience!

The Font Wandsworth, 30 Lydden Road, SW18 4LR

w: the-font.co.uk
e:  info@the-font.co.uk
t: 020 8161 4440

£60 per day, per person

Mathnasium

Make Mathnasium part of your summer plans! Summer Sessions build up a child’s maths knowledge and prepare them for the school year ahead. Best of all, it’s fun!

New students will receive a comprehensive assessment and customised learning plan that details summer goals for long-term success. Coming along to the centre up to three times each week for their usual Mathnasium study, students can then add on STEAM Summer Sessions of their choosing. Suitable for children in Years 1 to 8, each STEAM session is different and fun and includes a variety of puzzles and maths activities to keep children engaged and learning.

Get in touch with your closest Mathnasium Learning Centre to book – spaces are limited so don’t miss out, book your place today!

Clapham:

e: Clapham@mathnasium.co.uk
t: 020 7078 7000

Dulwich:

e: Dulwich@mathnasium.co.uk
t: 020 8299 1171

Fulham:

e: Fulham@mathnasium.co.uk
t: 020 7471 4888

Wimbledon:

e: Wimbledon@mathnasium.co.uk
t: 020 7550 6100

w: www.mathnasium.com/uk

Contact your closest Mathnasium Learning Centre to book

PlayBall London

Introducing earlier starts, longer days and more activities for 3 to 10 year olds.

Playball are the specialists in early childhood sport and movement development, and now with the introduction of a full-day option and activities like Nerf Wars they definitely cater for a wider age group.

Playball Morning Camps for 3 to 10-year-olds, 9am-12pm

From all the popular Playball sports and creative games to Slip and Slides, Foam Parties, Nerf Wars and Water Bomb Fights, they have it all! Children will have a super-active morning in a safe and secure environment.

Playball Full Day Camps for 4 to 10-year-olds, 9am-3pm

Playball’s Full Day Camps are designed for 4 to 10-year-olds who want to play the whole day. It includes all the fun and games of the morning camp option, plus other activities like a more tactical Nerf Wars course and Capture the Flag.

At Battersea Park and Oak Lodge School, Nightingale Lane, SW12 – check website for further details.

w: playballlondon.com/holiday-camps
e: gavin@playball-london.com
t: 07734 425622

Book 4 days and get the 5th day free

The Strings Club

The Strings Club is passionate about creating unforgettable experiences for children aged 4 to 11 that deliver the very best in childcare and music, every school holiday. With 500+ verified 5-star reviews, you know it’s top childcare you can trust.

Their award-winning, Ofsted-registered summer holiday camps take place all across London, including in Balham, Brockley, Dulwich, Fulham, Greenwich, Pimlico, Richmond and Streatham.

Each day features ‘Learn Together, Play Together’ instrumental sessions (ukulele, guitar or violin – with free instrument hire included), and interactive workshops for 4 to 7s and 8 to 11s. From sport to drama, dance to crafting, music to wellbeing, every activity is designed to inspire your child until pick-up time.

The Camps are led by qualified, friendly, fully DBS-checked childcare practitioners and strings teachers, with a ratio of one trained adult to 8 children.

Each week has a different theme, including Fantasy and Adventure, Disney Pixar, Music Heroes, Space Adventures, Mysterious Magic, Code Breakers and Let’s Get Active! You can book from just one day to the whole experience.

w: www.thestringsclub.org
e: info@thestringsclub.org
t: 0121 296 9204

Childcare vouchers and tax-free childcare accepted, 10% sibling discount, free instrument hire. Quote NAPVAL10 for an exclusive 10% off

Activ Camps

The Best Kids Camps in London!

Activ Camps offer an unforgettable school holiday experience for children aged 4 to 14.

These camps feature non-stop fun with GIANT inflatables, team sports, swimming and adventure activities. With incredible facilities and fun-loving, fully trained and DBS-checked staff, children experience a safe, inclusive, active and fun environment.

At Activ Camps, the focus is on fostering growth, building confidence, and forming lasting friendships. These Ofsted-registered camps have been a trusted choice for families for over 20 years. Extended hours from 8.30am to 6pm are also on offer, perfect for busy parents and carers.

Join this summer from 8th July to 30th August in Balham, Barnes, Clapham, Earlsfield, Honor Oak Park, Nunhead, Shepherd’s Bush, Tooting and Wimbledon.

Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement – book your child today and let the adventure begin!

w: www.activcamps.com
e: info@activcamps.com
t: 07896 546067

Email VALLEYFUN to info@activcamps.com for 25% off your first Activ Camps booking

Upbeat Pop & Rock Holiday Camps (Reception to Year 7)

Upbeat is a holiday camp like no other! Children can get their hands on guitars and drums (whatever their age and ability level!), there is singing and dancing, song writing and recording, band workshops, arts and crafts, and playtime in our extensive outdoor playgrounds and gardens. AND an end of camp performance so you can enjoy seeing your child in action!

Groups are small, tutors are highly skilled and experienced and most of all LOVE to teach. Children have an enormous amount of fun while they develop confidence, learn new skills, avoid screen-time and make friends.

Come and join the #upbeatfamily!

Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August, Parsons Green/Fulham

Book here

w: upbeatmusiccourses.co.uk
e: upbeatmusiccourses@gmail.com
t: 07816 901396

Instagram: @upbeatlondon

Yellowbird Education

Yellowbird Education offers fun and engaging workshops for children aged 5 to 11 to develop skills in creative writing, handwriting, 7+, 8+, 10+, 11+ English exam prep, comprehension, reasoning, 7+, 8+, 10+, 11+ mock exams and interview preparation. They have extensive knowledge of the British school system and preparing children for independent school entrance exams during term time and holidays.

The experienced team write all their own booklets and exam papers which are integral to the structure of the courses they offer. These carefully designed books are split into achievable daily tasks aimed at inspiring whilst building confidence and bringing out the best in every child.

Now open in two stunning, new locations:

Hurlingham School, 122 Putney Bridge Road, London SW15 2NQ
Fulham Prep School, 200 Greyhound Road, London W14 9RG

Dates:

8th to 12th July (Fulham Prep)
15th to 19th July (Fulham Prep)
22nd to 26th July (Fulham Prep)
19th to 23rd August (Hurlingham and Fulham Prep)
27th to 29th August (Fulham Prep)
Sundays term time only (Hurlingham and Fulham Prep)
October half term (Hurlingham and Fulham Prep)

w: yellowbirdeducation.com
e: hello@yellowbirdeducation.co.uk
t: 020 7731 0695

B.O.S.S. Acting

Gain the full West End experience with ‘Be on Stage & Screen’! A week full of stage acting, film & TV, singing, dancing, laughter, and making new friends!

Join in for an EPIC performing arts action packed week. Your performers will spend 5 days training as a west end SUPER STAR, learning new performance skills and a newfound courage.

It’s amazing to see how children grow so much in confidence throughout the week!

On the final day the actors will perform in a live multimedia musical production on a stage to friends and family. The performance will also be recorded to show loved ones far away!

WHY BOSS? 

– Only 12 Actors per cast

– Everyone gets a main role

– Exceptional teaching staff

– Industry standard equipment

– Five-star reviews

WEEK ONE: Mon 22nd – Thurs 25th July 

Chelsea: Park Walk SW10 0AY – Week Inspired by… ALADDIN

Earlsfield: Swaffield School SW18 S2A – Week Inspired by… BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Wimbledon: Elim Church, SW19 1LA -Week Inspired by…ENCANTO

WEEK TWO: Mon 29th July – Fri 2nd August 

Earlsfield: Swaffield School SW18 S2A – Inspired by… CINDERELLA (younger) DESCENDANTS (older)

Wimbledon: St Mary’s School, SW19 1QL – Inspired by…CHARLIE & CHOC (younger) LITTLE MERMAID (older)

Wimbledon Movie Camp: Elim Church, SW19 1LA – Write, film, act and PREMIER you own movie in a week!

WEEK THREE: Mon 5th – Fri 9th Aug 

Earlsfield: Swaffield School SW18 S2A – Inspired by…CHARLIE & CHOC (younger) LITTLE MERMAID (older)

Wimbledon: St Mary’s School, SW19 1QL – Inspired by…CINDERELLA (younger) DESCENDANTS (older)

 w: www.bossactingschool.co.uk/camps
e: bossactingschool@gmail.com
t: 07388 103 198

FORD Performing Arts

Dive into the magic of Summer with FORD Performing Arts. FORD is offering not one but two Summer WEST END workshops.

Both joined by teachers direct from the WEST END! Get creative, build confidence, make friends and shine. All singing All dancing and more!

Dates: 
Summer Camp 1
29th,30th,31st July
9am-3.30pm

Summer Camp 2
27th,28th,29th August
9am-3.30pm

Cost:
£135

Location:
Penwortham Primary School
Penwortham Road
SW16 6RJ

Email charlene@fordperformingarts.com to book your space now. Limited spaces available!

w: www.fordperformingarts.com
e: charlene@fordperformingarts.com
t: 07740345494
Instagram: @ford_performing_arts

Book before 30th June to get the Early bird offer and receive £10 off! Sibling rate also available

Angel Swim

Welcome to Angel Swim London, a highly rated private swim school in the capital.

Their recipe for swimming success is:

  • Small class sizes of 2 or 4
  • Warm private pools
  • Fun, friendly teachers
  • Babies, Children & SEN
  • Chelsea, Putney, Balham, Battersea

w: angelswim.london
e: adam@angelswim.london
t: 07435278910

Summer courses run from 22nd July to 23rd August

First Aid for Life

The teenage first aid course on 19 August is for three hours from 13.30-16.30 in Balham, SW12.

This course is for teens and is great for adding to UCAS statements, for DofE volunteering requirements, as well as for gaining vital skills.

w: firstaidforlife.org.uk 

e: emma@firstaidforlife.org.uk

t: 020 8675 4036

To book email emma@firstaidforlife.org.uk

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