Christmas camps

With Christmas just around the corner, you might be wondering how you’re going to keep the little ones busy while you get on with work or all those last-minute chores. Well, the good news is that not everything is shutting down in the run up to Christmas, and there are a few holiday camps and workshops for your kids to enjoy. If you know of anything else that’s on, 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 early bird and sibling/buddy discounts.

Don’t forget to also check out our separate guides to Christmas Family Activities and Christmas Fairs. Lights & Markets to see what’s on for families to enjoy together over the holidays, as well as our Theatre Guide, which includes all the pantos, and Event Calendar.

 

Annabel Croft Tennis Academy

For children aged 4 to 16 years.

These camps take place at the National Tennis Centre, Priory Lane in Roehampton. Children will enjoy a fantastic mix of technical learning, footwork drills and match play exercises, as well as lots of opportunities to play some of ACTA’s favourite tennis games.

The camps take place between 17th – 21st December, from 10.00am-1.00pm. The cost is £40.00 per day for 4-7 year olds and £50.00 per day for 8-14 year olds, with a discount available for booking a whole week. For more information or to book, please call 020 3170 8393 or fill in their online form.

 

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). Children enjoy a camp experience that is fun, engaging, inclusive and safe with highly stimulating activities delivered by positive and inspiring coaches. Multi-sport camps include tennis, football, netball, hockey, cricket, rounders, athletics, dodgeball and more. New for 2018, children can opt for football-only camps if they prefer.

The camps take place between 17th –21st December, from 9.00am-3.00pm with half day options available from 9.00-11.30am or 12.30-3.00pm. The daily cost is £35.00 with a discount available for booking the whole week; half-days cost £18.00. You can book online.

 

Fit For Sport

For children aged 4 to 12 years.

These camps takes place at Barnes Primary School, Cross Street in Barnes. 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.

The camps take place between 2nd – 7th January from 9.30am-4.30pm with the option to extend from 8.00am-6.00pm, with a half day option for younger children from 9.30am-1.00pm. The basic daily cost is £27.81 (£20.86 for a half-day). You can book via their website.

 

Just Imagine Ballet

For children aged 2 to 5 years.

These workshops take place at the Duke Street Church in Richmond. Children will enjoy A Nutcracker Ballet Story narrated & led by Ms Jessica. Lots of props, pictures, music and sparkle to bring the story to life!

The workshops both take place on 14th December, one from 12.15am-1.00pm and the other from 2.15-3.00pm. The cost is £20.00. For more information or to book, please email info@justimagineballet.com.

 

KOOSA Kids

For children aged 4 to 13 years.

These camps take place at Orleans Park School, Richmond Road in Twickenham; Teddington Sports Centre, Broom Road in Teddington; Whitton Sports Centre, Percy Road in Whitton; and Shene Sports Centre, Park Avenue in East Sheen. Children take part in up to nine structured activities each day, four each from each of the Discovery Zone (games, activities and inspiring equipment designed to get your child up and active) & Endeavour Zone (arts & crafts, dance, drama, the natural world and exploration activities) and an organised free play session after lunch. Activities last 30 minutes each, with plenty of breaks throughout the day.

The camps take place weekdays between 2nd – 4th January, from 10.00am-4.00pm, with the option to extend from 8.15am-6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £21.00, with a discount available for booking a whole week. If you have three children, the 3rd child goes absolutely free! You can book via their website or by calling 0845 094 2322.

 

The Little Gym Chiswick

For children aged 3 to 12 years.

These camps take place at The Little Gym, Hartington Road in Chiswick (just by Chiswick Bridge). With special themed activities that change every camp, the adventure is new and fun every camp the children attend.  Most camps are ‘Super Quest’ camps for children aged 3-8yrs; there is also a ‘Skill Thrill’ camp for children aged 5-12yrs on 21st December, as well as a dance camp (3-8yrs) on the 19th December and a karate camp (4-8yrs) on 20th December.

The camps take place weekdays between 17th December – 4th January (excluding Christmas, Boxing & New Year’s Days), from 9.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-4.30pm, or children can stay for the whole day (includes lunch). Afternoon camps don’t run on all days. For more information or to book, call 020 8994 3729 or email chiswick@thelittlegym.eu.

 

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. There are ‘Super Quest’ camps for children aged 3-8yrs and ‘Skill Thrill’ camps for children aged 5-12yrs.

The camps take place on 3rd & 4th January from 9.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-4.30pm, or children can stay for the whole day (includes lunch). For more information or to book, call 020 8977 0099 or email hampton_teddington@thelittlegym.eu.

 

Mother Nature Science

For children aged 5 to 12 years old.

These camps take place at King’s House School, King’s Road in Richmond. They are the ultimate holiday mix of education, fun and indoor and outdoor hands-on science experiments and activities!

The camps take place between 17th – 21st December, from 9.00am-3.30pm, with the option to extend from 8.30am-4.00pm. The basic daily cost is £60.00, with a discount available for booking a whole week (limited availability for daily places). You can book online or by calling 020 8863 8832.

 

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 Meadlands Primary School, Broughton Avenue in Ham. Children can choose form a multi-activity camp including two sports sessions, an outdoor events session, arts and crafts, indoor and a free choice play session; or a football-only camp.

The camps take place between 2nd – 4th January, from 9.45am-4.15pm, with the option to extend from 8.00am-6.00pm. The basic daily cost is £24.00. You can book online.

 

Rocks Lane

For children from 3 to 16 years.

These camps take place at Rocks Lane Multi-Sport Centre in Barnes. Choose from mini multisports (free flow games & physical development activities: 3-5yrs), multisports (lots of different sports & active games: 5-6yrs), football (games, drills & matches: 6+yrs), tennis (games, coaching & match play: 6+yrs), and netball (games, drills & matches: 6+yrs).

The camps take place between 17th – 21st December and between 2nd – 4th January at 10.00am-12.00pm (multisports) or 10.00am-3.00pm (football, tennis and netball). Rocks Lane operates a ‘holiday credits’ scheme whereby you purchase credits up front then call to book onto a specific course. Credits range from £7.00 each (when buying 40) to £11.50 each (when buying 1), and camps range from 2 to 4 credits per day. For more information see their website, or to book call 020 8876 8330.

 

Sheen Parks Tennis

For children aged 3 to 17 years.

These camps take place at Sheen Common in East Sheen, and at Cambridge Gardens, Clevedon Road in East Twickenham. These fun packed holiday camps are for children of all abilities to help develop essential tennis skills.

The camps take place between 17th – 19th December, from 9.00-9.30am for tots camps (3/4yrs) or from 9.30am-12.30pm for older children. Tots camps cost £9.00 per day and the longer camps cost £40.00 per day, with a discount available for booking all three days. You can book online.

 

Spin Into Tennis

For children from 3 to 18 years.

These camps take place at Sheen Tennis Club, Fife Road in East Sheen. Camps are run by fully qualified LTA coaches and aim to cover all aspects of the game. Whether your child is new to tennis or a pro, the camps cover it all! From groundstrokes to serves, returns to volleys, smashes to drop-shots and rallies.

The camps take place between 17th – 21st December, from 9.00am-12.00pm or from 9.00am-2.00pm. The daily cost for non-members is £30.00 per half-day or £45.00 per day, with a discount available for booking a whole week. You can book online. 

 

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