The Warwickshire Review’s Guide to Children’s Summer Activities

 

There is so much happening this summer to fill the school holidays with enriching, exciting and skills based activities to make the most of the children’s time off. Warwickshire is packed with family fun activities and children’s clubs and events to get involved with too and we’ve found some of the best.

Atherstone Leisure Complex

Atherstone Leisure Complex has got plenty of classes and fun play sessions to go to this summer holidays. From the 26th July, your little ones can dive into swimming classes, cartwheel into gymnastics lessons and roll about in their soft play sessions.

On Tuesdays they are inviting pre-schoolers who are out of nappies to take part in fun filled gymnastics sessions.

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, children from ages 8-12 can take part in a two hour multi-sports session, with fun games and different sports to get involved in.

On Thursdays, Atherstone Leisure Complex are inviting you to their parents and child play sessions, for 0-5 year olds. You and your little ones can come and play with their fun toys and soft play equipment every Thursday, except 12th August, during the summer holidays.

Finish each week with fun filled bouncy castle sessions every Friday. With times dedicated for every age group, all your children can have fun bouncing around. If you have children that fit into two age groups, you can speak with the staff to organise which session they can attend. With a parent and toddler session starting the day, all the way through to sessions for up to 12 year olds, there’s something for everyone at Atherstone Leisure Complex.

Atherstone Leisure Summer Activites

As well as this jam packed week of activities, Atherstone Leisure Complex are also host to swimming lessons for all ages, floats and inflatable sessions, family fun pool times and lifeguarding sessions too. Find out more about prices and times at their website

 

Hatton Country World

Hatton Country World is a family favourite in our beloved Warwickshire countryside. There is always plenty to get involved in for all the family and this summer holiday is no exception.

Showcasing over 450 creatures within their 100 acre farmland, you and your little uns can meet with some farmyard favourites.

Farmyard Animals at Hatton Country World

From the 24th July until September, Dinosaurs will be invading Hatton! Get up close and personal as you step back in time with their Dinosaur show, get involved with a meet and greet and even check out one of their dino films showcased each week at their drive in Cinema.

Dinosaurs Alive at Hatton Country World

Onside Coaching are teaming up with Hatton Adventure World this summer to bring plenty of fun-filled outdoor activities for your kids to get involved in. Their Adventure Camp is a great chance for children aged 5 to 11 to get lost in nature this school holidays. They will have the chance to take part in outdoor activities in their Forest School like falconry, shelter building, fire lighting and plenty of team building games including capture the flag and building their very own boat! Your kids can enjoy Hatton’s assault course, laser combat and plenty of fun sports whilst they make friends and learn new skills this school holidays. To find out more about Hatton’s Adventure Camp, visit their website here.

Adventure Camp

Hatton Country World have plenty going on for all ages too. Every one in the family can get involved this summer with their Family Theatre, Escape Room and Indoor Play Centre. Kids and Adults can play together at Superslide Mania. 

Hatton's Drive In Cinema

There is so much else to see and do in this gorgeous 100 acres of countryside, find out more by visiting Hatton Country World’s website.

 

Curious Roots Forest School Holiday Club 

Working with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust at Ufton Fields Nature Reserve, Curious Roots Forest School will take your kids on some fun filled adventures through the woodlands.

Curious Roots Forest School

From the 9th – 20th August, Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fridays feature Curious Roots Forest School experience for children aged 4+ where they will have the chance to get out in nature, learn about wildlife, learn knot tying and even get to name their very own tree. 

On Wednesdays, Curious Roots are introducing their Wildcraft Adventure, ‘Minecraft Outdoors’. Minecraft Outdoors gives children aged 7+ the chance to experience minecraft but out in nature. They will be able to build dens, work in their own clan, trade for equipment and goodies, make potions, collect bugs and build their own campfire. To book your little ones on to a session in August, visit Curious Roots’ website.

 

ILeap Charity

ILeap has so many exciting summer holiday activities available both online and throughout Warwickshire during the school holidays this year. There is something going on every day so you can choose from a range of fun-filled activities for your kids to get involved in.

Ileap Charity Summer Activities

Have your little ones learn new skills, make friends and new memories this summer school holidays. They can get involved with football classes, online drama and singing workshops, bingo nights and quiz nights, movie days and parties, swimming lessons and kayaking, arts & crafts, all the way through to fun days out at Go Ape and workshops which make the most of your kid’s entrepreneurial skills. 

Children's Summer Activities with ILEAP

Their MarketAbility Social Enterprise gives 16 years and over the chance to develop a product; make it, package it and then market it. The products made are sold through iLeap Charity’s website.

MarketAbility Products by ILEAP Charity Workshops

ILeap has got something for everyone. Have a look at their busy timetable for this summer holiday season to book some big adventures.

 

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

There is always plenty of culture to take in within Warwickshire with the young ones. Leamington Spa’s Art Gallery and Museum host arts and crafts activities for little ones aged from 2 to 12.

Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

Arty Tots, for children aged 2-5, gives you the chance to get crafting with your kids every Wednesday between 10.30 and 11.30 am. Bring your little ones along for singing, play and arty crafting with themes linking to stories within the museum, giving them the chance to learn whilst they have lots of fun.

Arty Tots with Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum have their very own YouTube Channel too, sharing creative activities for all ages to get involved with. Download and print their colouring books, create your own mini gallery of crafts and have your children take part in the meme challenge. They also share plenty of online resources for you to get crafting in your own homes. Find out more about what’s on this year over on their website.

 

Family Fun Treasure Trail 

Leamington’s Royal Pump Rooms are hosting a Family Fun Treasure Trail until the 1st September. Taking you on a trail around Jephson Gardens and the Royal Pump Room Gardens, you and your family can enjoy this interactive treasure trail for free. Take part in fun activities with their illustrated booklet as you make your way around the grounds, taking in the wonderful sites of the gardens. Download your copy of the booklet here to print or visit the Royal Pump Rooms to pick one up.

Family Treasure Trail in Leamington

 

Premier Active 

Premier Active are experts in physical education and activities for all age groups and they are hosting plenty of Summer Holiday camps across the region for your children to get involved with. Week 1 starts on 22nd July and runs throughout the school summer holidays.

Taking place every day from 8am to 6pm, children between 4 and 11 years can choose four different action packed activities to enjoy each day and you can rest assured that your child care is covered at a reasonable price (starting from £16).

Premier Active Holiday Camp

Premier Active Holiday Camps are taking place at Leamington College, Newburgh Primary School in Warwick, Newbold and Tredington Primary School in Shipston-on-Stour and Tudor Grange Primary School in Alcester. 

Your children can enjoy a range of sports and physical education activities each day with games and tournaments including Tennis, Cricket, Rugby, Basketball, Dodgeball, Football, Hockey, Dance Classes, Cheerleading, and much more. 

Premier Active Summer Camp Activities

Each day finishes with tournaments and performances to showcase all their new skills and if they’re looking for a little break from all that physical activity, Premier Active are also hosting Arts & Crafts workshops where your children can get creative making new creations each day.

Premier Active Holiday Camp Activities

To book your places at one of the many venues for their Holiday Camps, head over to Premier Active’s website.

 

St Nicholas Church, Warwick – Family Fun Mornings

St Nicholas Church in Warwick hosts Parent and Toddler Mornings each week on a Wednesday. You and your little ones can enjoy the range of activities taking place across two rooms of the church from 10am to 11.30am each week. 

Welcoming parents and little ones from birth to school age, St Nicholas Church provides fun filled activities for you all to get involved with. Their Static play room gives you and your children the chance to meet with others and share in all the fun, with biscuits and drinks available too. Afterwards, you and your little ones can head downstairs to have fun with their ride on toys and sing along sessions. 

Parent and Toddler Group

Accepting a weekly charge of £1 per family, St Nicholas Church is a perfect spot to make some new friendships and connections for you and your children.

 

GoGo Maker Holiday Camp 

GoGo Makers have been providing exceptional extra curricular activities for children in Warwickshire since 2013. Their holiday camps are located at four different locations in our beautiful region and give children the chance to get creative, learn new skills and inspire them to think BIG! Giving your little ones from ages 4 to 12 to get involved with fun, creative and memorable activities that will help them develop new skills and make plenty of new friends.

GoGo Makers Holiday Camp

Taking place at Bishop’s Tachbrook C of E Primary School in Leamington, Kingsley Prep School in Leamington, Heathcote Primary School in Warwick and Priorsfield School in Kenilworth, GoGo Makers offer flexibility in how many days you choose and even offer alternative options for pick up and drop off times! 

STEAM Workshops and Archery

Registered with Ofsted and Early Years, the talented team help deliver fun and educational activities including Arts & Crafts, Multi – Sports, Dance, and their new STEAM workshops (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art and Maths). Your children can enjoy scavenger hunts, archery, frisbee golf, treasure hunts, talent shows and much more with GoGo Makers!

Make this summer one to remember by booking on to their Holiday Camps here.

 

Kits Academy 

Kits Academy are offering your children the chance to participate in a wide variety of activities at different venues across Warwickshire. Starting from the 22nd July through to August, there is plenty going on for your children in years 1-8 to get involved in.

Children's Summer Sports

At Coventry’s Alderman’s Green Primary School and The Revel C of E Primary in Rugby, your children can take part in multi sports activities each day with the chance to win prizes and trophies for their efforts. They will learn new skills and have plenty of fun with activities varying each day, including gymnastics, cricket, badminton, athletics, dodgeball, basketball, hockey, tag rugby, tennis, rounders, handball and ultimate frisbee. Packed with fun filled events which will enhance your children’s skills and technical abilities, their summer will be crammed with exciting new memories.

Badminton and Gymnastics with Kit Academy

All Saints Junior School in Warwick is another venue for Kits Academy’s summer holiday clubs. They will be offering your children the chance to get involved with multi sports activities and dance lessons. Their dance sessions include something for all levels of experience and your children can enjoy moving and shaking with their hip-hop, modern, Street dance and cheerleading activities. And then they get the chance to show off their new skills and routines with a dance show!

Dance Classes with Kits Academy

Rugby College will also be hosting Kits Academy this summer holiday. As well as multi sports and dance sessions, your children can enjoy trampolining, gymnastics, archery and fencing too! They will be guided through age appropriate awards to improve their skills with each wonderful activity. Taking place throughout the summer, find out more here for dates and booking information.

 

Warwick School Summer Action Camp

Warwick School is welcoming children up to year seven from across our beloved region this summer for their action packed summer camp. Your little ones can enjoy all sorts of brilliant adventures including swimming and kayaking sessions!

Separated into age appropriate groups, the Cygnets (reception to year one) can enjoy multisports fun, arts and crafts, basketball, martial arts, dance lessons, cooking classes, bouldering, circus skills and much more!

Warwick Summer Action Activities

The Super Six groups (years 2 to 7) will be able to enjoy six different fun filled activities each day including swimming, fencing, tennis, kapla, table tennis, street dance, handball, netball, arts & crafts, boot camp, computers, disc golf, rounders, orienteering, cricket, athletics, archery, skateboarding, cookery, hula hooping, jewellery making, musical theatre, Circus skills, tai chi, squash, ukulele, didgeridoo, martial arts, interior design, climbing and much more.

Warwick School's Summer Action Activities

There is something for everyone to enjoy at Warwick School’s Summer Action Camp! If your child receives free school meals, you can book up to four weeks of their holiday club and they will be eligible for free lunches. Find out more about Warwick School’s Summer Action Camp and book your places here.

 

Skills & More 

Skills & More are offering plenty of online activities for children aged between 4 and 12 years but they are also hosting their multi activity camp at Honiley Youth Club. 

Skills & More Summer Activities

Taking place every day from the 26th July between 9am and 5pm, the multi activity camp is led by energetic leaders making sure everybody gets involved and has fun. Your kids will be able to take part in outdoor sports, giant Jenga and garden games, drama, table tennis, table football, pizza afternoons, water games, arts & crafts and even meet with local animals in Warwickshire’s beautiful countryside.

Skills & More Holiday Camp Activities

Available until the week commencing 16th August, book your spaces now!

And if you can’t make it to Honiley Youth Club, Skills & More will be hosting online activities for your children to get involved with too. Junior Keep Fit, Adventure Story Time and The Action Club will keep them moving and grooving throughout the day!

 

Leamington Boat Centre – Kayaking and Paddle Boarding Clubs

Leamington’s Boat Centre is always ready to take your children on a learning adventure. With kayaking and paddle boarding clubs available throughout the summer, your kids can learn new skills in the great outdoors whilst making special memories they can cherish forever. 

They host a variety of summer clubs for different skill levels, from their beginners kayak taster sessions through to a white water rafting trip! Your children can work towards achieving their kayaking and canoeing awards through their various courses. 

Kayaking

The Kids Summer Paddle Club gives children the chance to get out on the water each week and they can choose each week whether they want to go out in a canoe, kayak or paddle board! 

Find out more about available courses and booking at Leamington Boat Centre’s website.

 

Jaykays Dance Company, Leamington Spa

Jaykays Dance Company in Leamington Spa are inviting children between 5 and 11 years old to take part in four different dance classes each day! You can choose to book for a whole week of wonderful classes or just a day, whatever suits you best.

Jaykays Dance Company

Taking place at Whitnash Sports and Social Club, your kids can get creative using their bodies learning a wide variety of dancing styles. Classes include Ballet, Tap, Freestyle, Modern Jazz, Acro Dance, Tumbling, Flexibility, Improvisation, Contemporary and Mindful Movements. 

Jaykays Dance Company Summer School

Jaykays Dance Company provides classes for a wide variety of abilities and their expert teachers will make every class a fun chance to learn new moves and create wonderful memories.

Jaykays Dance Company Summer School

 

Playbox Theatre @ The Dream Factory in Warwick

Playbox Theatre is welcoming you for a whole host of workshops this summer at The Dream Factory in Warwick. With recent renovations to build their new outdoor stage, there will be so many opportunities for your children to get involved in during the school holidays.

They have different courses taking place all aimed at different age groups. The four week schedule includes workshops on prop and set design, lighting and sound, musical theatre, stage combat, Shakespeare, show dance and so much more. With classes varying from 5-9 years, 14-19 and everything in between, your young theatre lovers can enjoy fun filled activities they’ll remember forever, giving them the experience of working in a theatre too.

Playbox Theatre Summer Workshops

Playbox Theatre will be hosting daily workshops for children aged 3-6 too! High Jinx – Theatre Magic for Little People gives your little uns the chance to learn, play and have plenty of fun. Mondays are Disney days, with sessions packed with singing, dancing and storytelling themed around Disney classics. Tuesdays, your budding little set designers can get creative with costumes and decorations. Each day is packed with opportunities for fun filled role play and an opportunity to get messy and creative. And the week always ends with a big party where your little ones are invited to come in fancy dress for an exciting day with play, face painting, music, dance and games!

Playbox Theatre Summer Workshops

 

Sky Blues in The Community Summer Holiday Courses

For boys and girls aged between 5 and 12 looking to enjoy some football this summer, Sky Blues in the Community Summer Holiday Courses are taking place at Coventry’s Blue Coat School and The Alan Higgs Centre, giving your children the chance to take part in fun-filled days of physical activities.

Sky Blues in the Community Summer of Fun

Football Workshops begin on 26th July and are running for 5 weeks, alternating weekly between the two locations. Each day begins at 10am and is run by expert football coaches with talent scouts in attendance! Children aged between five and twelve can enjoy endless fun playing action packed games and refining their skills in this active holiday camp. Head to the Official Soccer Schools website to book your place.

 

Foundry Woods, Leamington

Foundry Woods in Leamington spa is a lovely spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the town centre. They regularly hold schools of fun for your little ones to enjoy. 

Muddy Puddles Mini Forest School for children between 2 and 4 years old offers you and your little ones the chance to enjoy bug hunting, bird watching and den building in this special little nook of woodland. 

Their Magical World of Stories school on Wednesdays is for children between 6 months and 5 years old. They can take part in fun stories, songs and dancing in the woodland. Jen from Magical World of Stories also hosts her special days in Warwick’s Hampton Magna too!

Foundry Woods Forest School

Foundry Woods Forest School for children aged five years and over is a great outdoors adventure including a host of activities to connect with nature. You children can enjoy den building, learn how to make campfires and cooking, take part in foraging fun and learn how to identify trees, fungi and flowers.

And if this isn’t enough, you can head down to Foundry Woods on the 25th July to take part in their Big Butterfly Count! Learn how to spot and identify different species of butterflies as they collect a record of what’s living in this luscious woodland in Leamington Spa.

 

There are plenty of other family friendly activities going on across Warwickshire that you and your children of all ages can enjoy. We’ve gathered a list of some of our favourites below;

Jump In Trampoline Park, Warwick caters for all ages so the whole family can have plenty of fun.

Warwick Murder Mystery Treasure Trail is fun for all the family. Download here for the 2 mile self guided mystery trail you can all get involved in.

Warwick Murder Mystery Treasure Trail

 

Midland Air Museum is open every day this summer so the whole family can enjoy their collection of exhibits.

Midland Air Museum

 

The Wave, Coventry has fun for all the family, with a splash pool and high speed slides. 

The Wave Coventry

 

Stratford Butterfly Farm is a great day out for all the family. Explore the gorgeous farm packed with different areas to explore; a great day of education and nature for every body!

Stratford Butterfly Farm

 

The MAD Museum in Stratford upon Avon is full of interactive displays of mechanical art and design. Explore the exhibits with their moving parts, handles, buttons and levers.

MAD Museum Exhibits

 

Tudor World in Stratford Upon Avon is an interactive museum experience for the whole family. Take part in a witch trial, try quill writing and plenty of other interactive exhibits to enjoy.

Tudor World Stratford

 

We can’t wait to find out what adventures you and your children have been on this summer. Tag us on social media so we can see all the fun you are having across our beautiful region.

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Written by Heather Marie Willis.