Summer holiday kids’ clubs in Gloucestershire.

Summer holiday kids’ clubs in Gloucestershire.

We have had to wait a while for the gloomy weather to disappear and for the sun to come out. Let’s hope we get lovely warm and sunny weather through the summer holidays. There is nothing better then seeing our children having fun outside!

Summer holidays brings a sense of relief to parents, no school runs or the toing and froing from one after school club to the next.  However, new challenges raise their ugly heads in the form of childcare and keeping our children entertained. Unfortunately, parents don’t get 6 weeks off, but how nice would it be if we did! 

Summer holiday kids’ clubs
Picture credit – Pyjama Drama

Kids clubs and activities

As a child I loved summer holidays, but as a parent they can become tedious and quite stressful, having to find ways to entertain your child/children day in, day out.  Summer holiday kids’ clubs or activities are a great way for your child to be entertained, taking the pressure off the parents. Clubs and activities can infuse confidence into your child, providing them with a little bit of independence, along with having fun and meeting new friends. 

You may need a club or activity where you can drop your child off, so you can go to work or back home to look after your baby.  Or if you have young ones, you may need a place where you can stay and watch them have fun and their imagination ignite. 

I have put together a few Summer holiday kids’ clubs and activities around Gloucestershire that may be perfect for you and your child/children.

Activities (parents stay)

Pyjama Drama – Drama and creative play classes for children. From 2 years to 7 years.

Locations – various venues in Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Summer holiday kids’ clubs

Pyjama Drama, this summer will be exploring the world of books.  The children will meet Alice as she embarks on a journey through Wonderland and Elmer the very colourful elephant. They will find out what happens when the Gruffalo goes to the dentist and when the pirates don’t love their underpants! Classes and performances are jam-packed with music, song, games and LOTS of pretending. Parents watch as their child is taken on the most fabulous adventure, where their imagination is ignited and then there is no stopping them!

Pyjama Drama’s Facebook page

Babel Babies – Multilingual, multisensory music sessions.  From birth to school age.

Locations – Cheltenham.

Parents and children learn languages together. Their multilingual mascot Croc Monsieur will help you and your child explore songs and stories in different languages from around the world including French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Welsh, Norwegian and Japanese. At the moment Babel Babies are trialling a £7 PAY AS YOU GO option where space is available. Babel Babies Website and Facebook page

Parents and children learn languages together. Their multilingual mascot Croc Monsieur will help you and your child explore songs and stories in different languages from around the world including French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Welsh, Norwegian and Japanese.

At the moment Babel Babies are trialling a £7 PAY AS YOU GO option where space is available.

Babel Babies Website and Facebook page

Dinky Street – Children’s role play centre where little imaginations come to life! From Birth to 7 years.

Location – Bishops Cleve – Cheltenham.

Dinky Street offers educational play that is so much fun for you and your child. Your child’s imaginations will run wild playing a Police Officer at the Police Station, a Beautician in the beauty salon and so much more.

Dinky Street’s website and Facebook Page

The Colour Club – A creative class using different media and processes to record words and pictures in your own sketchbook- From ages 8 years to 12 years (grown ups will need to stay).

Location – The Discovery Room in Cheltenham.

Jen at The Colour Club is busy this summer holiday! Look out for an exciting collaboration between John Lewis and Partners and The Colour Club over four sessions this August. Jen will take your child through using different media and processes to record words and pictures in their own sketchbook”

Parent are free and can join in on the fun!

The Colour Club’s Facebook Page

Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa – Teddy Bear’s Picnic 19th July – 1st September.

Location – Gloucester.

Something for parents and children. Go on a bear hunt around the hotel grounds and then a picnic/afternoon tea.

Your child can bring their favourite teddy bear and will enjoy a bear themed afternoon tea.

Adults can enjoy an afternoon tea, including sandwiches, cake, scones, tea and coffee and a cheeky glass of Prosecco.

Hatherley Manor’s website

Clubs (drop your child off and off to work/home you go)

Atlas Camp – Multi-sports and activities holiday club. From 4 years to 14 years.

Locations – various venue around Gloucestershire.

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Ofsted registered camps.  They cater for children that love to take part in sports, such as, football, dodgeball, cricket, tennis and ultimate frisbee.  For children that prefer to enjoy more creative and slower pace activities they can take part in face painting, talent and drawing competitions and lots more.

Altas camp’s website and Facebook Page

Gloucester Rugby –  Multi-Sport Camp. From 8 years to 14 years.

Location – Sir Thomas Rich’s Sports Centre.

summer holiday clubs

Perfect for children that love sports and would like to learn skills across different sports. To name a few:
• Rugby League Touch
• Dodgeball
• Basketball
• Rounders

Led by their community coaches

Gloucester Rugby’s Website

Hub Club – fun and creative activities. From 6 years to 10 years.

Location – located next to Longlevens Junior school, Gloucester.

Hub club offers fun activities, such as, creative crafts, cooking, sports and other outdoor play. You child can attend half a day or a full day.

In their large outdoor area you’ll find an adventure playground, the school field, a garden and a place for forest school.

Available from 22 July to 23 August. Monday to Friday

Hub Club’s Facebook Page

Dixie Dot Crafts – Crafts activities. From 5 years to 12 years.

Location – Kingsway, Gloucester.

Dixie Dot Crafts runs a holiday club, throughout the summer holidays. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday you can book your child in for a full or half day session. A place for your child to be creative and have some fun making all kinds of items that they get to keep and take home at the end of the day. Ideal for parents that need to work over the holidays and need to make sure their children are entertained! 

Dixie Dot Crafts’ website and Facebook Page

I hope you found this blog on Summer holiday kids’ clubs in Gloucestershire useful and are starting to plan your summer holiday, if you haven’t already. Now I must book my children into some clubs so I can continue to photograph amazing moments for families throughout Gloucestershire.

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I wish you all a fun and hopefully sunny summer!

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