February Half Term Holiday Clubs


Holiday clubs are a fun and fantastic way for your child to spend their free time during the half term holidays. Not only do they get to make some new friends, they get to learn new skills and may even discover a hidden talent by trying something new. We’ve rounded up some of the best local holiday clubs in Cheltenham, suitable for ages 4 - 16.

Cheltenham Town Community Trust Football & Goalkeeping Course

Suitable ages: 5 - 12 years, boys and girls.

Cost: £12 per day or £40 for all 4 days.

When: Monday 12th - Thursday 15th February, 9am - 3pm.

Where: Lakeside Primary School, Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, GL51 6HR.

What goes on? If you are looking for value for money then look no further! Once again the Cheltenham Town FC Community Trust is running their extremely popular holiday course. The courses are jam packed with footballing fun, games and prizes. Every course is delivered at a secure venue by FA qualified, First Aid trained and enhanced DBS checked coaches. Places are available for boys and girls of all abilities aged 5-12 years inclusive.

Booking deadline: Parents can book right up until the day you want your child to attend.

Availability: Booking is required before attending.

Contact details: info@ctfccp.com / 01242 518630.

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Theatre Studio ‘Play In Two Days’ Workshops

Suitable ages: Reception - Year 7 children

Cost: £45 for the course

When: Thursday 15th & Friday 16th February, 10am - 3.30pm.

Where: Cheltenham Playhouse, 47-52 Bath Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7HG.

What goes on? Come along this February Half-Term to take part in the ‘Play in Two Days’, designed specifically for students (Reception - Year 7 Students). Led by experienced and trained tutors, the children will interact whilst playing fun theatre games; increasing their confidence both individually and when working within a group. Storytelling, creating characters, learning songs and movement, culminates into a short performance. The Theme for the Workshops is ‘Spies’!

Booking deadline: 15th February.

Availability: Places still available.

Contact details: info@theatrestudio.co.uk / 07977 227707.

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Just Camps - Specialists in Kids Activity Camps

Suitable ages: 4 - 12 years (Main Camp) & 12 - 16 years (Rookie Coach).

Cost: 9am - 12.30pm (half day): £20, 9am - 3.30pm (full day): £26, 8.30am - 5.30pm (extended day): £33.

When: Monday 12th - Friday 16th February, 9am - 5.30pm.

Where: All Saints Academy, Blaisdon Way, Cheltenham, GL51 0WH.

What goes on? Fun, themed activities including Star Wars and Sleeping Pirates. Sports including football, hockey, basketball, dodgeball and athletics. Arts, crafts and games, such as Nintendo Switch, Nerf fun, Ninja Warriors and ‘challenge the coach’!

Booking deadline: Up until the last minute as long as there is availability.

Availability: Booking is required and payment is taken at the time of booking as we arrange staffing to suit the number of children registered.

Contact details: mail@justcamps.co.uk / 07716 926147.

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Keen Kids Can Ltd

Suitable ages: 4 - 12 years

Cost: Full day rate £28 for first child and £22 for a sibling. Half day £23 for the first child and £18 for a sibling. Childcare vouchers also accepted.

When: Monday 12th - Friday 16th February, 8:30am - 5:30pm. For an extra £5 per child you can drop off at 8am and / or pick up at 6pm.

Where: Lakeside primary school, Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, GL51 6HR.

What goes on? A child-focused activity scheme, activities are both indoor and outdoor, with a combination of arts, crafts and sports activities.

Booking deadline: On the day of attendance, although early booking is advised.

Availability: Because this is an independently run club with lots of space, children are never turned away.

Contact details: keenkidscan@hotmail.com / 07486 275028.

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Petelo Rugby All Stars TAG Rugby Camp

Suitable ages: Reception - year 4 juniors.

Cost: £35 for 2 days.

When: Wednesday 14th - Thursday 15th February, 8:30am - 4pm.

Where: Cheltenham North Rugby Football Club, Stoke Orchard Road, Bishops Cleeve, GL52 7DG.

What goes on? This special half term club promises lots of fun, games and activities for your child to enjoy. RFU qualified coaches are experienced in playing rugby and have a passion to promote the sport for boys and girls to take part. Your child will develop the ability to work as part of a team while making new friends, learning the fundamental rugby skills of balancing, catching, Stork Stands, decision making, ripping tags, foot work skills, passing and handling.

Booking deadline: Up to the day of attendance, although early booking is advised.

Availability: Spaces available.

Contact details: info@petelorugbyallstars.co.uk / 07925 013274.

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NE14 Tennis: Grand Slam Tennis Camps

Suitable ages: 4 - 12 years

Cost: 9am - 12.30pm (half day): £10, 9am - 4pm (full day): £14. 10% off for NE14 tennis members. £5 extra for early / late drop off / pick up.

When: Monday 12th - Wednesday 14th February, 9am - 12.30pm half day or 9am - 4pm full day. Early drop off is from 8.30am. Late pick up is up to 5pm. £3 each or £5 for both.

Where: Cleeve Sports Centre, Two Hedges Road, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, GL52 8AE

What goes on? These exciting and sporty camps are an ideal way to keep your child active when school is out! NE14 Tennis offers friendly, local tennis coaching, with this camp catering to every child’s level of ability. Enjoyable and challenging games and activities included!

Booking deadline: Up to the day, early booking advised.

Availability: 3 slots available for half day, full availability for whole day.

Contact details: 07828 241592.

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Move More Camps

Suitable ages: 4-12 years, 4 year olds are also only able to attend for a morning or afternoon session.

Cost: 9am - 12.30pm (half day): £16, 1pm - 3.30pm (half day): £12, 9am - 3.30pm (full day): £20, 8.30am - 5.30pm (full day) £24. Sibling discount available.

When: 12th - 16th February, 8.30am - 5.30pm

Where: Balcarras Secondary School, East End Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL53 8QF

What goes on? Our camps are are not just about sport, but children enjoying being active through a variety of fun games and activities, as well as arts and crafts. Activities which children can choose from include dodgeball, benchball, street dance, parachute games, football, tennis and netball.

Booking deadline: Up to date of camp.

Availability: Currently spaces available, early booking advised.

Contact details: admin@movemorecamps.co.uk / 01242 711326.

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Elite Commando Survival - Mini Marines

Suitable ages: 5 - 14 years, boys and girls.

Cost: 1 day: £30, 2 days: £55, 3 days: £75, 4 days: £90 5 days: £100 (option extra hour £5 per day).

When: Monday 12th - Friday 16th February, 8.30am - 4.30pm.

Where: St Edward’s Preparatory School, 252 London Road, Cheltenham, GL52 6NR.

What goes on? Mini Marines holiday club boast a host of fun-filled activities, including assault courses, bushcraft, den building, archery and games! Designed by Royal Marines Commandos, suitable for primary school aged children, to be coached and mentored by the world’s elite military organisation! Packed lunch and drinks required along with suitable warm clothing. Available to pupils and non-pupils!

Booking deadline: Up to the club date or on the day you would like to attend.

Availability: Places still available, book fast!

Contact details: info@elitecommandosurvival.com / 01684 275000.

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Andy Tucker Soccer Camps at Bishops Cleeve & Bournside Sports Centres

Suitable ages: 4 - 12 years, boys and girls.

Cost: £16.95 per day, full day only.

When: Monday 12th - Friday 16th February (split between 2 locations), 9am - 4pm.

Where: Bournside Sports Centre, Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham, GL51 3EF (Monday & Tuesday). Bishops Cleeve Sports Centre Two Hedges Road, Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8AD (Wednesday - Friday).

What goes on? The camp runs all week and is split between 2 locations; Monday and Tuesday at Bournside Sports Centre, Wednesday - Friday at Bishops Cleeve Sports Centre. The primary aim of all the coaches is to integrate children of all abilities in a safe and happy environment, achieving an enjoyable learning experience. The camp focus is on children enjoying themselves, ensuring all children are treated equally and not according to their ability level. Fun football-based games and activities, don’t forget to pack sports clothing, trainers, shin pads and drinks bottles!

Booking deadline: Booking up to or on the day of the camp, provided spaces are available.

Availability: 23 places available for the Bournside dates, 17 for the Bishops Cleeve dates (as stated on the website). Course usually fills up a week before the camp.

Contact details: atsoccercamps@icloud.com / 07808 923655.

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Dunalley Primary School Holiday Club

Suitable ages: 3 - 11 years.

Cost: 8am - 1pm (morning): £10, 8am - 3pm (short day): £15, 1pm - 6pm (afternoon): £10, 8am - 6pm (all day): £20. This includes fruit, drinks and snacks. No breakfast will be provided and children will need to bring packed lunch. Accept payment: cash, cheques, BACs and childcare vouchers: Kiddivouchers, Edenred, Computershare, Sodexo, Care 4 and Apple Childcare.

When: Monday 12th - Friday 16th February, various time slots available.

Where: Dunalley Primary School, West Drive, Cheltenham, GL50 4LB.

What goes on? Quality and affordable childcare for children aged 3 - 11 years in a fun and friendly environment. The Holiday Club is a place where children can relax and enjoy themselves. Children can make new friends and have some fun, with a range of activities to suit all ages, including outdoor play, art and craft, trips and exciting visitors!

Booking deadline: None, early cancellation advised if your child becomes ill.

Availability: Spaces available, complete the online booking form before attending.

Contact details: kidsclub@dunalley.gloucs.sch.uk / 07979 082882.

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Little Hoots Holiday Club

Suitable ages: 3 - 4 years.

Cost: £25 per day (full day only). Discount for 2 siblings: £45 per day, 3 siblings: £68 per day.

When: Monday 12th - Friday 16th February, 8am - 5.30pm

Where: Grangefield School Site, Voxwell Lane, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, GL52 8GL

What goes on? Children can relax and enjoy themselves, or participate in a variety of planned activities. Pupils from all schools are welcome for full care. Holiday Club takes place in the preschool building ensuring all facilities are child-friendly and safe, with access to school playing field, adventure playground, copse and a selection of bikes and trikes. Bikes and scooters (with helmets) can also be brought in from home. From 'bug hunts' and making dens, to time in the reading corner, television and computer games corner. Arts, crafts, activities, cookery, and themed days such as animal petting and summer!

Booking deadline: Due to popular demand early booking is advised.

Availability: Spaces limited

Contact details: 01242 678400

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