School Holidays

Holiday Clubs and Childcare

Fun holiday clubs and childcare options during the holidays in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Surrounding Areas.


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115 Holiday Club Moordown

Moordown St John’s Church Of England Primary School, Vicarage Road, Bournemouth, BH9 2SA.

The club is run by qualified experienced and professional staff within a safe and secure environment for children aged 4-11yrs.. We provide snack (am and pm) and theme related activities and trip days and free play opportunities.

Contact number: 01202 331602.

360 Sports Coaching Holiday Camp

8.45am-4.30pm Mondays-Fridays.

Wimborne First School, Campanula Wy, Wimborne, BH21 4FW.

Multi Sports Holiday club for children aged 4-14yrs.
360 has secured funding to provide FREE Holiday Camp spaces for children who receive benefits-related free school meals.

Contact us on 077 93009123 for more info or to book.

Adventure Pirate Kid’s Holiday Club Lytchett Minster

Adventure Pirate Hollow, Post Green Road, Lytchett Minster, Poole, BH16 6AP.

Join us for our Adventure Pirate Kid’s Holiday Club for children aged 8 and up take part in Nerf Battles, learn survival skills, become a mini Robin Hood or fire an air rifle down our 48 ft range plus lots more.

Contact us on 01202 680686.


Amethyst Sports Holiday Camps

9am-4pm or Extra Time 8.30am-5pm.

Our holiday camps are run from Lytchett Minster School in Dorset.

We have access to fantastic facilities and even though our main focus will be hockey, we will be introducing the children to many new and exciting sports, including Disc Golf, Ultimate Frisbee and Hand Ball, Rounders and Volleyball for children aged 6 and over.

Please contact 07739 631815 for more info.



Branksome Park Tennis

Leicester Road, Branksome, Poole, Dorset, BH13 6BZ.

We offer a comprehensive Junior LTA Youth coaching programme for kids 4yrs – 16yrs. From group lessons to 1-1’s.

Kids Tennis Camps in school holidays for children age 4-12yr. Throughout the camp the kids will play a variety of fun tennis games and drills combined with multi-sport activities.

Please contact Head Coach Aaron on 07717 858 691 for more information.

Brett Townsend Tennis Coaching

We offer first class tennis coaching for both Adult & Juniors set in the beautiful grounds of Poole Park.

Tennis Camps at Poole Park for children aged 5-10yrs and all abilities. All sessions run from 9.30am to 12pm (Mo-Wed).

All equipment provided. Bring suitable trainers, a drink and a snack.

Please contact 07979 368 094 for more details.


Broadstone Christian Nursery – Holiday Club

161 Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone, BH18 8NU.

A small well established nursery that provides an outstanding Holiday club care and learning environment for all children aged 2-8yrs.

Contact number: 01202 601748.

BU Holiday Camps

Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB.

Our Kids’ Holiday Camps, available for children aged 5–14 years old, are packed full of different sports and games, designed to keep children active and entertained all day long. Available over the Christmas, Easter and summer holidays.

Contact number: 01202 965012.

Casa Camp – Poole, Hamworthy, Ringwood

Baden Powell & St Peters Ce Junior School, Mill Lane, Parkstone, BH14 8UL.

We are an Ofsted registered company who run school holiday sports camps for children aged : 5-13yrs. With sports like : Football, Rugby, Golf, Badminton, Tennis, Dodgeball, Basketball and many more… its a perfect way to try brand new sports and play current favourites!

Contact number: 07955 742928.

Code Ninjas Bournemouth

10am-5pm Mondays to Saturdays.

21/22 The Royal Arcade, Boscombe, BH1 4BT.

At Code Ninjas Bournemouth based in the Science Zone UK, your children aged 5-14 years will learn to code by building their very own video games. Our flexible coding programs for make it easy on parents with convenient drop-in hours on weeknights, Saturdays and school holidays.

Contact us on 01202 729206.

Creative Kids Boscombe

Creative Kids is an award winning children’s arts charity based in Bournemouth.


  • Holidays Arts Clubs
  • After School Clubs
  • Creative Kids Pop-up Arts

Fort further information contact:

  • 01202 394227 – Arts Education Centre, Boscombe
  • 07548 934486 – Holiday Club & After School Club Manager, Boscombe
  • 07974 543 899 – Head Office, New Milton

Creative Kids Holiday Art Club Boscombe

Units 4 and 5 The Sovereign Centre, 600 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 4SX.

We combine traditional with digital arts and run the Arts Award. We offer an Ofsted registered holiday art club for kids age 6 – 14yrs. Our arts centre is great fun, kids make new friends and build in confidence as budding artists. Members only (£10 per year).

Contact number: 01202 394227.

Cuddles Day Nursery – Holiday Club Poole

We have three sites across Poole to choose at Canford Heath, Poole Stadium and Parkstone for children aged 4-14yrs. We venture out exploring the Jurassic Coast, bug hunting or beach combing!  On other sessions, we will be getting creative with arts, crafts, singing, dancing and much more!

For more details call 01202 672671 or 01202 747198.


EduCamps Activity Holiday Camps

214 Burley road, Bransgore, BH23 8DF.

Educamps are offering activity camps in the school holidays for children to explore and take part in outdoor activities, camp games and water sports.

We have some epic excursions planned for your children this Summer! With trips to the beach, adventure woodlands and ancient wonders, we cant wait to jump onboard the bus!

Limited spaces now available. Call 01425 529118 to book your child’s place now!

Fernheath Play Holiday Club

Fernheath Play Centre, Fernheath Road, Bournemouth, BH11 8DA.

We have a range of facilities including two halls which we use for arts and crafts, indoor games etc. and a large outside play area with a zip wire, swings, climbing frames, trampoline, sand tray, sensory garden. We deliver a range of sports and games for children aged 5.5-14yrs.

Contact number: 01202 581008.

Foundation Sports & Play Holiday Camp

We are an Award-Winning sports coaching and Ofsted registered childcare provider and we accept childcare vouchers and HMRC Tax-Free Childcare payments.
We will be at the following schools for Summer Camp 2022:
– Avonwood Primary School, Bournemouth, BH7 6NB
July 25th – 2nd Sept
– BCS Preparatory School, Poole, BH12 9JY
July 7th – 2nd Sept
For more information or to book please contact 078 96119897.

Green Cottage Riding Centre

136 Church Rd, Three Legged Cross, Wimborne BH21 6RF.

We offer children’s horse riding lessons, adults horse riding lessons, for beginners and experienced riders, trekking, hacking and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). Also Day Activity pony experiences, Birthday Parties, Pony Loans, Summer Camps and more.

For more information contact 01202822632.

Gym Stars Gymnastics Academy

32 Haviland Rd, Ferndown, Wimborne BH21 7RQ.

Fun and enjoyable gymnastics, run by experienced and qualified gymnastics coaches. Parent and child (18 months to 3 years) Stand Alone (3-4 years), Pay and Play Drop In Sessions (6 and younger), Stepping Stone Class (For children in Reception at school), Gymnastics for all (For children aged 5 to 17 years old) Adult Gym. We also run holiday sessions.

For further information contact 01202 986871.

Hi5’s Holiday Club – Tops Day Nurseries Parkstone

04 – 106 Herbert Avenue, Parkstone, Poole, BH12 4HU.

The Hi5’s Holiday Club offers a wide range of activities, both indoors and out, including music and movement, cooking, woodwork, arts and crafts, sports and team games, science and many more for children aged 3months – 7yrs! We are open all year round except for Christmas, Boxing and New Years days.

Contact number: 01202 716130.

Jamie Lee Dance Academy

Various times, Mondays to Saturdays.

JLDA Studios, 1631-1633 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth BH11 9AR.

Jamie Lee Dance Academy (JLDA) is one of the finest Performing Arts Schools in Dorset. We offer Ballet, Tap, Modern, Street Dance, Acro, Contemporary, Jazz & Adult Tap classes and so much more. We also run Summer schools in the school holidays.

Please contact 07710 878382 for more information.

Jigsaw Holiday Club Bournemouth

St Michael’s Church Of England Primary School, Somerville Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5LH.

The club has roomy accommodation in St Michael’s school and can make use of all school facilities. Trips are organised most weeks to local areas such as the New Forest or Corfe Castle. Friendly, caring staff support children aged 4-12yrs in a wide range of play activities.

Contact number: 01202 290497.

Kidscape Holiday Club Poole

Branksome Heath Junior School, Livingstone Road, Poole, BH12 3DX.

The focus for Kidscape holiday club is about having as much FUN as possible. There is a varied programme of activities on offer such as Kick-Boxing, Cooking, Clay Moulding, Painting, Water Play, Messy Play, Trips and excursions, and the huge variety of activities on offer should suit both the sporty and more creative child age 3-12yrs.

Contact number: 07985704321.

Land & Wave Sandbanks Holiday Club

Land & Wave, Banks Road, Poole, BH13 7QQ.

Paddle boarding, kayaking, raft building, beach games, team building, a trip to the woods for archery, firelighting and campfire cooking, a hike to Studland to play in the dunes, water play, body boarding and more for children aged 8-16yrs.

Contact number: 01929 423031 Owen.

Linwood School Holiday Club

Springwood Campus, Andrews Close, Bournemouth, BH11 8HB.

Club Linwood provides extra curricular clubs and activities for young people with an Education Health Care Plan from Year 1 to Year 14 (children aged 6-18yrs). Young people are given the opportunity to interact with their peers whilst taking part in their chosen activities, be it creative, physical, academic or sensory!

Contact number: 01202 525107 Amanda Hook.

Little Angels Holiday Club Hamworthy

St Michaels Church Hall, Hamworthy, Poole, BH15 4HP.

We have the use of a large gym/hall for physical games such as volleyball, basket ball, football, tag games, numerous sports resources such as balls, skipping ropes, skittles. We have an outside play area and we offer space for children aged 2-12yrs to be creative whether that’s through disco and dance or creative art lots of arts and crafts for children to use their imagination.

Contact number: 07837 303294.

Muddy Boots Turlin Moore Holiday Club

Turlin Moor Childrens Centre, Turlin Road, Turlin Moor, Poole, BH16 5AH.

Our holiday club is run from the purpose built nursery setting in Turlin Moor. We also continue to plan topic weeks so there are fun and engaging activties to be completed in the holiday club for children aged 5-8yrs.

Contact number: 01202 668577.

Play Sports Mini Summer Camps

9am-12pm on 2. 3. 4. 12. 15. & 16. August

Play Sportz has teamed up with Wimborne Cricket Club, and will be offering 3 hour sessions over the summer, held at WCC (near the model town). The session will be multi sports, with a leaning towards cricket. Cost is £12 per session.

Please contact Coach David on 07885 791 368.

Forest School Poole

9am-1pm Monday 25th July – Friday 19th August.

Old Wareham Rd, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne BH21 3RZ.

Lots of Forest School fun at our beautiful woodland.  Immerse your child in nature and allow them time to learn new skills- tools, dens, campfire cooking, clay modelling, mud fun, nature crafts! For children aged 5-11 years, Ofsted Registered, Childcare vouchers accepted!

Please contact 07771 665162 to book.

Poole Forest School Holiday Club

9am-1pm, Monday 25th July – Friday 19th August.

Beacon Hill, Lytchett BH21 3RZ​.

Give your child some outdoor time with nature. Experienced Forest School leaders will guide your child through an exciting array of themed activities including fire lighting, using tools, natural crafts and more. Special event each day,  Professional storyteller, campfire chocolate cake making and bushcraft. For children aged 5-11yrs.

Contact: 077 71665162.

Renascence Gymnastics

10a Wareham Rd, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne BH21 3LE.

We offer disciplines to all ages from tots to adults, and also have the provisions for disabilities.

Parents and tots classes (18 months – 3 years) – term time only.

General Gymnastics – Evenings & Saturdays.

School Holiday Courses program includes:

  • Trampoline,
  • Games
  • Arts and Crafts
  • and more …

We also host birthday parties.

For further details contact 07824661711.

Rippa Rugby Holiday Club Christchurch, Ferndown

Highcliffe St Marks Primary, Christchurch BH23 5AZ.

Parley First School, Ferndown, BH22 8QE.

Our camps are all about Fun, Skill development and Creative Game play building friendships for all, both new and more experienced players welcome for children aged 5-11yrs.

Please contact 07899 268 265.

Rockley Watersports – Holiday Camps for Children

Rockley Watersports, Poole Park Center, BH15 2FR.

We offer a range of activities for children aged 6-14yrs each day which will be matched to the weather and the ability of the group and will take place from either Rockley Beach or Poole Park Lake: Our multi-activity days run throughout the school holidays from Easter through to the end of October half-term.

Contact us on 01202 677272.

SC Holiday Club

The Bourne Academy, Hadow Road, Bournemouth, BH10 5HS.

A professional club established in 2018, offering different activities that run during school holidays for children aged 4-13yrs, from an array of sports to spectacular science, run by experienced teachers and professionals in the Primary Sector.

Contact number: 07904990168.

Shining Stars Minis

10am-10.45am Wednesdays.

Allendale Center, Hanham Rd, Wimborne, BH21 1AS.

Drama classes for 2-4 year olds. Join us for 45 minutes of movement, music, singing and fun! £5 pay as you go. We also offer after school clubs, as well as fun-filled drama based holiday clubs.

Please contact 07966026590 for more information.

Somerford Youth & Community Center

Somerford Youth and Community Centre, Bingham Road, Christchurch, BH23 3AH.

Free After school drop-in sessions for young people of secondary school age from 3.15pm-4.30pm Mondays to Fridays (term time only).

Various Afternoon Activities available too 4.30-5.30/6pm Mo-Fr. Trampoline, Non Contact Boxing Jnr. Youth Club etc. Thursdays there is a Inclusion Club for young people with additional needs ages 8+.

Youth Club for children aged 11-16yrs from 6pm – 8pm Tuesdays & Thursdays £1.

We do run a separate programme of activities during the school holidays too.

Contact numbers: 01202476882 / 07785935928.

SOS Swim School Intensive Swim Lessons

1. – 5. August 9am and 9.30am starting times.

St. Michaels School, 10 Lonnen Rd, Wimborne, BH21 7AX.

SOS Swim School Intensive Swim Lessons for Summer 2022 with small groups with teacher in the water. £50 for the week.

Book your place now on 079 67584841.

St Claire’s at St Peter’s School Holiday Club

St Peter’s Primary School, Holdenhurst Avenue, Bournemouth, BH7 6RG.

Holiday Club which provides activities for children aged 0-5yrs in Science, Art, Nature and Outdoors.

Contact number: 07825 877456.

Summer Holiday Arts Club – Creative Kids Boscombe

8am-6pm 25. July – 26. August.

Creative Kids Arts Education Centre & Studios, Units 4 & 5, The Sovereign Shopping Centre, 600 Christchurch Road, Boscombe BH1 4SX.

Creative Kids run a fun Summer Holiday Arts suitable for children ages 6-14yrs. Children explore a wide range of combined arts activities such as drama, dance, puppetry, film, photography, music, storytelling, and craft. £22 (members only/£10 per year).

Please contact 01202 394227 for more information.

Summer Holiday Club at Trailway Tots Preschool Broadstone

9-3pm (Full Day) or 9am-12pm (Morning only).

Trailway Tots Preschool, Liberal Hall, 14 York Road, Broadstone, BH18 8ET.

On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd August and 8th, 9th and 10th August.
Summer Holiday Club 2022 – Festival style fun-filled childcare for ages 2-7 years inclusive.
Limited availability.
Contact 075 85006462 for further details and secure your space!

Sunbeams Day Care – Holiday Club Parkstone

Heatherlands Primary School, Library Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH12 2BG.

Sunbeams is registered with Ofsted Early Years. Activities include: arts and crafts, Playdough and clay, music, singing and dancing, role-play, cookery, puzzles, messy play, books and stories and computer use.

Contact number: 01202 737100.

Super Camps Talbot Heath

Talbot Heath School, Rothesay Road, Bournemouth, BH4 9NJ.

Our multi-activity camps are for children aged 4-14yrs. They are action packed and full of variety with over 40 activities on offer (sports, arts & crafts).

Contact number: 01235 832222.

Super Camps Talbot Heath School

Talbot Heath School, Rothesay Road, Bournemouth, BH4 9NJ.

Ofsted-registered provider of Half-Term, Easter and Summer camps (Multisports, Football, Cookery, etc) in the UK for children aged 4- 14 years.

Please call 01235 467300 for more information.

Swish of the Curtain Theatre School

Various times & days.

The Studio, 117 Jumpers Rd, Christchurch BH23 2JS.

We are the South Coast’s leading part-time theatre school! Every new student is entitled to a 2 week taster course to make sure Swish is the right place for you! We currently run classes in Bournemouth, Christchurch, New Milton, Poole & Ringwood.

Classes for children aged 2-15+. We also run exiting school holiday workshops.

For further details contact 01202 418999.

Swish Summer Schools

TROLLS Junior Summer School 5 Days: AGES 4-7

10am-3pm (extended hours available, 9am-4pm)

SHREK Senior Summer School 5 Days: AGES 8-15

JULY 25th-29th
SOUTHBOURNE – St Peter’s School, St Catherine’s Road, BH6 4AH
POOLE – Parkstone Grammar School, Sopers Lane, BH17 7EP
AUGUST 1st-5th
WINTON – Glenmoor School, Beswick Avenue, BH10 4EX
AUGUST 8th & 12th
SOUTHBOURNE – St Peter’s School, St Catherine’s Road, BH6 4AH

For more information and to book your place, please call 01202 418999.

Teddy’s Pre-School Holiday Club

Freemantle Hall, 34 Somerset Road, Bournemouth, BH7 6JJ.

The club for children ged 2-4yrs provides the usual mixture of Pre-School fun as well as summer-themed indoor and outdoor activities, including cooking, gardening and short local trips. Types of activities will be cooking, gardening plus access to sand and water play, arts and craft, books puzzles and games.

Contact number: 01202 391500.

The Fresh Air Club

9am-3pm, Various Locations.

We are passionate about getting kids outside enjoying the great outdoors, making new friends, gaining skills and confidence and most importantly having fun! We run adventurous (instructor lead) activities, team building games and craft sessions for children aged 7-11yrs.

Please contact Craig on 07876 6462074 for further details. Please quote BCP Mumbler.

The Junction Broadstone Holiday Activities

8.30am – 5.15pm, Daily (School Holidays only).

The Junction Sports & Leisure Centre, Station Approach, Broadstone, BH18 8AX.

For children aged 5-12yrs.

Activities include:

  • Slime Day
  • YMCA Olympic Challenge Day
  • Dance Fusion Day
  • Ultimate Nerf Day
  • World Cup Skills Day
  • Crafty Arty Activity Day
  • Minecraft Day

Members £16.00 / Non Members £18.00

For more details please call 01202 777766.

The Paintbox Summer Holiday Art Workshops

9.15am-12.30pm 1./2./4. August (Full or half sessions available).

The Clark Center, King Street, Wimborne.

Children’s Summer holiday Art workshops for children ages 6-12 years in Wimborne. A range of fun, creative activities planned as we do a bit of travelling around the world.

Head to The Paintbox Arts website to book a place.

The Robbie Rocket Foundation Holiday Club – Branksome

Branksome Rec Cricket PavillionBranksome, Poole, BH12 2AL.

The Robbie Rocket Foundation provide healthy and active lifestyles childcare during the school holidays and after school in term times. The children aged 5-13yrs take part in various sporting activities which they really enjoy, and they are keeping active at the same time.

Contact number: 07745 942711 Rob Green.

Ultimate Active Camps New Milton

Ballard School, Fernhill Lane, New Milton BH25 5SU.

Outstanding Easter and Summer holiday camps for kids aged 4-14 year olds, where children will enjoy a brilliant mix of sports, games and creative activities led by engaging staff at amazing locations! Fresh air fun…

Contact number: 0330 111 7077.

Ultimate Survival Camp New Milton

Ballard School, Fernhill Lane, New Milton BH25 5SU.

During the summer holidays, children aged 7 to 14 years can go wild with our Ultimate Survival programme, which offers fun and outdoor adventures. Children will be fully-immersed in the natural environment, trying brilliant outdoor activities and games, and making new friends along the way!

Contact number: 0330 111 7077.