Summer Holiday Clubs Guide


School holidays can present all sorts of challenges for working parents, and if you're looking for some holiday clubs in Cheltenham for the upcoming summer holidays, these clubs can help ease childcare headaches.

But apart from providing a handy childcare solution, many of these clubs have been created with learning and development in mind, offering life skills, training and confidence-building, letting kids come away with new skills learnt in a safe, supportive environment.

Featured Clubs

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Mini Marines: Summer Camp

Give your child a fun and exciting experience whilst developing life skills, good behaviours and positive attitudes with Mini Marines school holiday clubs! All programmes are designed and coached by former Royal Marines Commandos who have mastered their skills through years of training and experience, working to build each child’s confidence through team building and physical activities projects.

Mini Marines camps help make a difference to your child's outlook on life; teaching them skills that will enhance their learning and concentration. All primary school aged children are welcome, and children will be grouped up into relevant ages. The course is fully engaging, enjoyable and leaders are committed to ensuring every child has an invaluable experience. Expect fun-filled activities including assault courses, bushcraft, den building, archery and games!

Dates and times: Monday 30th July - Friday 31st August, 8:30am - 4pm. Extra hour available until 5pm for an extra £5 payable on the day.

Location: St Edwards Secondary School, Cirencester Rd, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL53 8EY

Suitable ages: 5 years - 14 years

Cost: £25 per day, 5 days £115. Buy an unlimited pass to all sessions for £229

Booking deadline: Up to day of chosen date

Availability: Spaces available

Contact details: 01684 275000 /

Book your chosen days here

Buy unlimited pass for summer here

Also available from Mini Marines - Adventure Clubs! With pick up points in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury, these Clubs take place in Cranham (transport from local pick up points can be provided), and activities include karting, zip wire, raft building and an assult course! Find out more and book online here.

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Arty August @ Winchcombe School

Is Art your favourite lesson at school? Arty August is run by Artist Jen Beetson who taught secondary school Art for 11 years and now runs her own creative business (The Colour Club). These 5 short Art and Design Courses are for young creatives and take place throughout August. Jen is passionate about developing creative independence in all ages and has designed a range of courses to stretch curious minds and improve techniques.

Week 1. 3D Design: Clay modelling: The Day of the Dead;
Week 2. Fine Art: Imagined Worlds in paint, print and drawing;
Week 3. Advertising with animation;
Week 4. Fashion Design and Illustration: Identity
Week 5. Harry Potter Crafts!

Dates: You can choose the length of all courses. Please refer to website.

Times: 9am - 4pm

Location: Winchcombe School

Suitable ages: 9 - 18

Cost: £25 - £30 per day

Booking deadline: 23rd July for Week 1, one week before for all others

Availability: Small group sizes, spaces currently available on all courses.

Contact details: To book please email Jen Beetson at You can find more info on the website and follow me on insta to get all updates. Call Jen on 07765 156 877

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NE14 Tennis Summer Holiday Club

This Summer our GRAND SLAM Summer Camp has 5 differently themed weeks.

Week 1: Technique: Improving shot technique. Serve, Forehands Backhands & Volleys
Week 2: Creativity: Racket String Stencilling, T-Shirt designing, Painting with tennis balls and more!
Week 3: Girls: Encouraging more girls to play tennis. Female coaches, decorating, dancing and GLOW TENNIS!
Week 4: Multi-Sports: Using skills from other sports to help our tennis.
Week 5: Comp - Games. Matches. tournaments.

Your child can attend as little or as much as they like. Goes ahead indoors if wet.

Dates: 23rd July to 24th August (Every Monday to Friday)

Times: 9am - 12.30pm or 9am - 4pm (Early drop off [8.30am] & Late pick ups [5pm] available for additional price)

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

Suitable ages: 5 to 12 years

Cost: £10 (£13) per half day / £14 (£16) per whole day / Week Half Days £45 (£55) / Week Whole days £60 (£70)
*** EARLY-BIRD PRICING *** Ends 24th June 2018.
Prices in brackets standard rate from 25th June.

Booking deadline: The day before. Space go fast so we recommend early booking

Availability: Spaces available

Contact details: Full details available on or email if you have any questions.


Our Summer School consists of Acting, Musical Theatre and Technical Courses which culminate in a presentation of their group pieces on stage at the Playhouse Theatre on the final Friday evening. During the first part of the week students take part in specialised workshops run by professional tutors in acting, singing, dance and movement, combat, voice as well as script work. The second part of the week is dedicated to the end of show performances, led by our professional directors. The Course will finish with a fully costumed production backed up by the technical support of those students on the Technical Backstage Course.

Reception - Year 2 Musical & Acting Course
Year 3 - Year 4 Musical & Acting Course
Year 5 - Year 6 Musical & Acting Course
Year 7 - Year 9 Musical & Acting Course
Year 10+ Musical & Acting Course
Year 6 - Year 13 Technical Theatre Course

Dates: Monday 20th August - Friday 24th August 2018

Times: 10.00am - 4.00pm {various finishing times to different courses running}

Location: The Cheltenham Playhouse

Age range: 4 years - 19 years

Cost: Reception - Year 2 Course - £150 Other Courses - £160
Booking deadline: Sunday 19th August

Availability: Book soon - filling fast !

Contact details: - for further information Book online at

Camp 4-2-11

Camp 4-2-11 is a Cheltenham based, family run camp for children ages 3-14. We open during the Easter & Summer holidays and October Half term, and offer a creative alternative to sports-based camps. We have just been awarded OUTSTANDING by Ofsted

We run exciting themed weeks, workshops, and jam-pack the schedule with swimming, arts and craft, drama, music, games, quests, archery, baking and more.

Being independent we are flexible and while we have a fully structured programme of activity we are child-led and listen to what the group wants to do. Impromptu games of bench ball, rounders or water fights are common, as are quiet time activities after particularly lively swimming sessions.

View the summer activity timetables for ages 3-7 here, and for ages 8-14 here

We welcome all children and are very happy to try and accommodate any special requirements or individual needs.

Dates: 23rd July – 17th August 2018
Time: 8.45am - 4.00pm
Extra Time: 8.30am until 5.30pm

Location: St Edward’s Senior School, Cirencester Rd, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8EY

Age range: 3 - 14

Cost: £37 per day, or £165 per week - We take childcare vouchers.

Booking: Book sessions on Camp 4-2-11 here. More information

The School of Wizardry

Each spellbinding week includes magnificent Music, Drama and Magic Masterclasses… With professional Magicians from The Magic Circle. Don’t forget your wand!

• Acting Magic
• Live Owls
• Hubble Bubble Choir
• Conjuring
• Transfiguration Make-Up
• Wand Stage Combat
• Care of Magical Creatures

Dates and Locations:

Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August at Cheltenham Ladies College
Cost: £195 for 5 days

Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th August and Monday 13th to Friday 17th August at Dean Close Music School
Cost: £250 for 5 days

Times: 10am - 4:30pm

Suitable ages: 6+

Contact details: For more information or to book: T: 07545 345655 or 01242 361308 E:

Cheltenham Youth Theatre Summer School 2018 – Emerald City

Inspired by the Wizard of Oz and Wicked the musical, join CYT this summer to unravel the many mysteries surrounding Emerald City and work with theatre professionals to create this brand-new show from scratch in 5 days!

• Acting
• Movement
• Film and Audio
• Physical Theatre
• Devising & Scriptwriting
• Costume, Prop & Set Making
• Stage Make-up
• And of course lots of drama games!

Our promenade performance on the last day will lead our audience on their very own journey through Emerald City, set within the magical grounds of St Edward's School! Please don't forget your ruby slippers if you'd like to return home at the end of proceedings.

Dates: Monday 6th – Friday 10th August 2018

Times: Our main workshops run 10am-4pm, with flexible drop-off between 9-10am and pick-up between 4-5pm. We will conclude the course with a performance on Friday 10th at 4pm (tickets for the show are free and unlimited)

Location: St Edward's School (Senior), Cirencester Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham. GL53 8EY

Cost: £140 / £115 2nd sibling discount

Suitable ages: 6 - 16

Booking deadline: Early booking advised as spaces are filling fast

Contact details:

Book spaces online here

Community-run Holiday Camps in Cheltenham

Move More Activity Camps

Move More Activity Camps in Cheltenham are all year around for 5-12 yr olds. We are Ofsted registered and accept all childcare vouchers. Our Registered charity No is 1175899.

We are committed to get and keep ‘EVERY CHILD ACTIVE’ so we have NO screen time during camp days and try out lots of different activities each week including Archery, Frisbee & Dodgeball amongst others. Arts & Crafts are used for down-time each day.

Your child’s school will also receive moneyback for every day that every child goes to a Move More Camp! Our coaches work in all the Cheltenham schools throughout the year so will usually be a familiar face for children at camp.

Dates: Monday 23rd July to Friday 31st August (6 weeks)

Times: Daily between 8.30am-5.30pm (Maximum Day)

Location: Balcarras School, Charlton Kings
Grangefield Primary School, Bishops Cleeve
Warden Hill Primary School, Hatherley (This is a 1 week trial 23rd-27th July ONLY)

Age range: 5-12 years old (can now accept 4 year olds for ½ day)

Cost: From £12 (half day) to £24 (Maximum day) – discounts available too.

Booking deadline: No deadline, camps have no restriction on numbers

Book via
Email –
Phone Number – 01242 711326

Cheltenham Town Community Trust

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 & prizes. Every course is delivered at a secure venue by FA Qualified, First Aid trained & Enhanced DBS checked Coaches. Places are available for boys and girls of all abilities aged 5-12 years inclusive.

Dates and locations:

Week 1 – 30th July – 2nd August 2018 @ Lakeside Primary School, Cheltenham
Week 2 – 6th -9th August @ 2018 Lakeside Primary School, Cheltenham
Week 3 – 13th – 16th August 2018 @ St James C of E Primary School, Cheltenham
Week 4 – 20th- 23rd August 2018 @ Lakeside Primary School, Cheltenham
Week 5 – 28th – 31st August 2018 @ Lakeside Primary School, Cheltenham

Time: 9am - 3pm

Suitable ages: 5 years - 12 years

Cost: £12 Per Day or £40 for four days

Booking deadline: Up to day of chosen date

Availability: Spaces available

Contact details: 01242 518630
Olly Roberts, Trust Manager

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More Summer Holiday Camps and Clubs in Cheltenham


Dates: 30th & 31st July, 6th & 7TH August, 22nd & 23rd August, 29th & 30th August

Contact details: Find more information on the Facebook page or via email.

Ultimate Activity Camps at Dean Close School

Dates: Monday 16th July to Friday 24th August

Contact details: Find out more on the Ultimate Activity Club website

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