School’s out for summer! What to do with the Kids?!

It is that time of year where the children have been released for a long 6-week holiday which can be a worry to some parents! The fine balancing act of keeping the children entertained and maintaining your work flow whilst keeping the bank account in the black can be a stressful time. Here is a list of fun-filled and reasonably priced activities to keep the children occupied in Derbyshire:

Arts and Crafts:

Sew ‘n’ Jo

Get inspired and experience making your own clothes, hair accessories and much more. Learn how to crochet and sew in just a few hours.

  • Price: £20 per 3-hour session
  • Timings: 10:00am till 1:00pm
  • Dates and location: 27th July to 25th August, Markeaton Craft Village

 Pitchblue

Be imaginative through drawing, painting and creating. Each date is themed with different artistic styles, Picasso, Lisa Milroy, and David Hockney to mention a few.

  • Price: £15 – 10% discount for siblings (Inc. materials and snack)
  • Timings: 10:00am to 12:00pm or 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Dates and location: 26th July to 30th August (Wednesdays), Wirksworth

 Artcore

Create sculptures, make impressions and form designs using clay, sand and mosaics.

  • Price: £20 per day, £50 for the 3 days
  • Timings: 9:30am to 3:30pm
  • Dates and location: 31st July to 23rd August, 3-day workshops, Derby
  • Ages: 6 to 15 years

 Straight Curves

Different arts and crafts merged into one day, clay modelling, origami and cake decorating etc. Children will emerge themselves within the fast-pace schedule, meet new friends and learn artistic skills.

  • Price: £33
  • Timings: 9:30am to 3:30pm
  • Dates and location: 1st August to 31 August, Chesterfield
  • Ages: 6 to 16 years

3 Bears Cookery Club

Learn new recipes that can be replicated at home, letting your child be creative in the kitchen and enjoy cooking. All ingredients and equipment included.

  • Price: £8.50 per class – 10% sibling discount
  • Timings: Ages 2 to 7: 1:30pm to 2:45pm, over 7′s: 3:15pm to 4:30pm
  • Dates and location: 26th July to 1st September, locations in and around Derby

Derby Theatre

Encouraging kids to work together, be creative and enthusiastic; learn new performance skills for an end-of-week show for friends and family.

  • Price: £80 for the week
  • Timings: 9:30am to 3:30pm
  • Dates and location: 7th to 11 August, 14th to 17th August, Derby
  • Ages: Academic years 4 to 6 for week 1 and years 7 to 9 for week 2

Sports:

Derby Community Trust

Girls and boys can get involved in football coaching and friendly tournaments, learning from experienced coaches and making new friends.

  • Price: Ranging from £20 to £54 for 2-5 day courses
  • Timings: 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Dates and location: 24th July to 13th September, Ripley, Belper, Derby, Ashbourne
  • Ages: Reception to year 6

Fit for Sport – Alfreton Leisure Centre

A day of a variety of activities that include team exercises, healthy eating and being inventive. They can enjoy the facilities, including a swimming pool, park and bouncy castle.

  • Price: From £16.50 for a half day to £26.50 for extended hours
  • Timings: From 8:30am to 5:30pm (extended)
  • Dates and location: 24th July to 1st September, Alfreton Leisure Centre
  • Ages: Year groups 5-12

 

Holiday Clubs:

Schools Out Club

Range of activities through out the day, trips are available on selected days at an extra cost. Packed lunch or an additional £4 if lunch required.

  • Price: From £17.00 for a half day,  £30.00 for full day (10% discount for NHS, Rolls Royce, St Benedicts staff or regular Lawn School pupils that use breakfast / after school club)
  • Timings: From 7:00am to 6:00pm (extended)
  • Dates and location: 27th July to 4th September, St Benedicts School, Derby
  • Ages: 3-14 years

Woodlands Multi Sport Holiday Camp

A day filled with activities and games such as football, netball, table tennis, dodgeball and swimming.

  • Price: From £17.00 for a half day to £30.00 for full day (10% discount for NHS, Rolls Royce, St Benedicts staff or regular Lawn School pupils that use breakfast / after school club)
  • Timings: 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Dates and location: 24th July to 1st September, Woodlands School, Allestree
  • Ages: 5-14 years