Dorset Summer Holiday Clubs 2018

6 weeks is a long time to entertain the kids or arrange childcare if you need to work. Below is a list of just some of the clubs we’ve found with qualified instructors offering multi sports activities, water based fun, singing and dancing, arts and crafts and much much more.  Please note that the popular clubs will book up fast although some do allow you to turn up on the day.

There will also be a list of children’s activities and family events coming up soon so watch this space!

EAST DORSET

2 RIVERSMEET LEISURE CENTRE

Clubs and activities include soccer academy, mini Olympics, multi sports, bounce bend and boogie, nerf wars, zorb football, roller disco and teen fit.

AGE Aged 5 and up

ADDRESS 2 Riversmeet Leisure Centre, Stony Lane South, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1HW

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call 01202 477987. 

CREATIVE KIDS

Creative Kids run an exciting Arts Club throughout the school holidays. Children explore a wide range of combined arts activities such as drama, dance, puppetry, film, photography, music, storytelling, craft and experiment with different artistic techniques such as oils, watercolours, inks, spray cans, clay and charcoals. The day is broken into workshops where visiting artists inspire the children to explore their creativity. They also explore digital arts and use emerging technologies such as 3-D print, iPads, Virtual Reality and Coding apps. The Club is great fun, kids make new friends and build in confidence as budding artists. As an Arts Award Centre, children can gain a National Qualification in the Arts by participating in the programs.

AGE 6 - 14 years

ADDRESS Creative Kids Arts Education Centre, Unit 5, The Sovereign Centre, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 4SX

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call 07974 543899.

THE FRESH AIR CLUB

The Fresh Air Club aims to get kids outdoors, make new friends, have loads of fun whilst learning forgotten bushcraft skills like fire lighting, whittling and den building with knots. All of their clubs are based on a famous adventure book and no two are the same.

AGE 7 – 11 years

ADDRESS Butcher’s Coppice Activity Centre, Holloway Avenue, Bournemouth, BH11 9JW.

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call 07876 646207. 

FOUNDATION SPORTS DORSET

This sports club will be running most days with sports activities including football, gymnastics, ball games and more.  On the last day of camp the children have a mammoth water fight!  There are also prizes, medals and trophies to be won on each camp.

AGE 4 – 13 years

LOCATIONS Bournemouth Electric Sports Club and St Thomas Garnet School in Bournemouth

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call 07896 119897. 

FUNTASTIC CLUB

The Funtastic Holiday Club gives children the opportunity to mix and make new friends from other schools and different age groups. The children will have games, activities and lots of fun. This summer holiday they have lots of amazing activities planned including arts and craft, dance, drama, etc. Each week they will have a new theme meaning lots more exciting activities for the children. Themes are, The Secret of Pirates, Discover Disney, Explore Nature, Laugh all the way with Cartoons, Get Fit and Superheroes.

AGE 3 – 12 years

ADDRESS Christchurch Infant School, Addiscombe Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2AE

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call 07591 705862. 

THE JUNCTION SPORTS CENTRE

There will be tons of different activity days including soccer stars, ultimate sports, nerf quest, tennis, minecraft, dance, adventure club and dodgeball.

AGE 5 – 12 years

ADDRESS The Junction, Station Approach, Broadstone, Poole, Dorset, BH18 8AX

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call 01202 777766. 

LAND AND WAVE

Land and Wave will have an adventurous holiday club for energetic kids.  Children enjoy different adventure activities every day, including paddle boarding, coasteering, raft building, beach games, bushcraft survival skills, archery, campfire cooking, den building and more.  A typical week includes 2 days at Sandbanks beach, 2 days in the woods and 1 day coasteering on the Jurassic Coast.  Transport included and single are days available.  A quality, Ofsted-approved childcare option for parents; a rip-roaring bundle of fun for kids!  Childcare vouchers are accepted.

AGE 8 – 14 years

PICK UP/DROP OFF POINT Land and Wave Sandbanks (next to the crazy golf)

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call 01929 423031. 

THE PARKOUR PROJECT

These camps are suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced practitioners and will be exposing participants to both indoor and outdoor training in a safe and enjoyable way. As they’re trying to encourage training outdoors, they will endeavor to teach at outdoor spots for part of the camp.

Parkour and climbing clubs are also available with 2 hours of each activity and lunch at the Lookout Cafe.

AGE 6 – 17 years

ADDRESS The Project Climbing Centre, Poole Dolphin Centre, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UD

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website.

ROCKLEY WATERSPORTS

With a range of activities on offer including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, raft building and orienteering there’s something for everyone.

AGE 6 and up

LOCATION Poole Park

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call 01202 677272. 

SHINING STARS

The Shining Stars Holiday Club includes drama, dance, music plus arts & crafts which will be related to the theme of the day. Themes for this summer include Dinosaurs, Disney, Trolls, Moana, Greatest Showman, Superheroes, Fairies & Pirates, Musicals and loads more!

AGE 3 – 8 years

ADDRESS Lollipops Play Café, 16 Landseer Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9EH

CONTACT For more information please visit the Facebook page or call 07966 026590.

SPORT BU

Sport BU offer a huge range of sports and games including multi sport activities, badminton, volleyball, football, capture the flag, basketball and more.

AGE 5 – 14 years

ADDRESS Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call 01202 965502. 

STAGECOACH PERFORMING ARTS

If your child loves singing, dancing and acting then why not enrol in a 'show in a week' summer school or workshop! Early Bird discounts are on offer.

AGE 4 – 16 years

ADDRESS YMCA, Jameson Road, Winton, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 2QD

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call 01202 237343. 

STAGEWISE SCHOOL FOR THE PERMORMING ARTS

There will be 3 days of circus magic with acting, singing and dancing and all your favourite circus themed shows and films including The Greatest Showman and Dumbo & Barnum. There will also be a very special circus masterclass with Jamie Jigsaw plus a big sprinkling of Stagewise magic!

AGE 4 – 11 years

ADDRESS The Priory School, Wick Lane, Christchurch, Dorset (Please see below for Wimborne details) 

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call 07702 309486.

ST CLAIRES HOLIDAY CLUB

Each week will see a different theme including Space and Future, Seaside and Underwater, Transport and Construction, Fairies and Elves, Superhero, Carnival and Circus. Every day will be packed full of fun activities to keep big and little kids entertained for hours.

AGE 4 – 12 years

LOCATIONS St Peters Primary School and Winton Primary school in Bournemouth.

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website.

TEAMTHEME DORSET

Teamtheme will be running a football club and multi sports camp with activities which include dodgeball, tennis, cricket, archery, basketball, spikeball, crazy golf and much more.

No need to book, simply turn up and register on the day.

AGE 5 – 12 years

LOCATIONS Lilliput in Poole (football only) plus Winton and Muscliff in Bournemouth

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call 07725 135473.

WINTON CRICKET CLUB

The cricket camp is for all abilities and will involve fun games and activities to develop cricketing skills and knowledge.

AGE Any age up to 12 

ADDRESS Winton Recreation Ground, Fitzharris Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 1BX

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or Facebook page or call on 07889 177366.

RURAL AND NORTH DORSET

PLAY SPORTZ

Play Sportz will have the use of the school’s enclosed playing field as well as the indoor facility which will enable them to continue whatever the weather.  The camps will be multi sport introducing the children to cricket, hockey, football and tag rugby.  There will be loads of fun games finishing with mini matches at the end of the day plus there’s trophies, t shirts and medals to be won.

AGE 4 – 8 years

LOCATION Wimborne First School, School Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1HA

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call David on 07885 791368.

STAGEWISE SCHOOL FOR THE PERMORMING ARTS

There will be 3 days of circus magic with acting, singing and dancing and all your favourite circus themed shows and films including The Greatest Showman and Dumbo & Barnum.  There will also be a very special circus masterclass with Jamie Jigsaw plus a big sprinkling of Stagewise magic!

AGE 4 – 11 years

ADDRESS Community Learning & Resource Centre , King Street , Wimborne, Dorset (Please see above for Christchurch details)

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call 07702 309486. 

PURBECK AREA

BRENSCOMBE OUTDOOR CENTRE

There will be a wide range of outdoor activities with canoeing, climbing, archery, raft building, kayaking, high ropes, team tasks, wide games, abseiling, Big Canoeing, low ropes, air rifles and pioneering. The exact programme will vary day by day and week by week. All the day camps are based from Brenscombe Outdoor Centre with some activities taking place on the Rempstone Estate and Poole Harbour.

AGE 8 – 14 years

ADDRESS Studland Road, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5JG

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call 01929 481222. 

PURBECK SPORTS CENTRE


A choice of camps include football, tennis, kayaking, dancing, multi sports day and badminton.

AGE 4 and up

ADDRESS Worgret Road, Wareham, Dorest, BH20 4PH

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call 01929 500000. 

WEST DORSET

BRIDPORT LEISURE CENTRE

Camps and activities during the week include multi sports, swimming, football, squash, dodgeball and trampolining. 

AGE 4 years and up

ADDRESS Bridport Leisure Centre, Brewery Fields, Skilling Hill Road, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5LN

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call 01308 427464.

WEYMOUTH COLLEGE COMMUNITY SPORTS CENTRE

Activities will include parachute games, trampolining, dodgeball, arts and crafts, yoga, sports day and even a water fight.

AGE 6 – 12 years

ADDRESS Weymouth College Community Sports Centre, Cranford Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7LQ

CONTACT For more information please visit the Website or call 01305 208713. 


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Dorset Summer Holiday Clubs