Children's School Holiday Activities - Dorset Council (2024)

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Fun activities for children and young people during school holidays

We have a great variety of activities available in the school holidays, our holiday programs offer:

  • a diverse mix of activities and sports
  • activities for all abilities, no experience necessary
  • qualified and enthusiastic instructors
  • affordable fun

Booking Details

To secure a spot on our activities:

  • book in advance
  • pay at time of booking
  • book directly with provider for Kids Tennis and Football Fun

If we have to cancel an activity, we will contact you to arrange a refund as soon as we can.

Holiday club

This club runs during Easter and summer holidays only. We offer places for £35 a session or free with aHAF(Holiday activities and food) code.

Our holiday clubcaters for children from 8 to 12 years old.A typical day includes a variety of sports, activities, swimming anda hot lunch. The days run from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Find out more and book into ourholiday club.

Summer holiday activities 2024

22 July to 30 august 2024

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Week 1

Find out more and how to book summer holiday activities from Monday 29 July to 4 August.

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Week 2

Find out more and how to book summer holiday activities from Monday 5 August to Sunday 11 August.

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Week 3

Find out more and how to book summer holiday activities from Monday 12 August to Sunday 18 August.

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Kids tennis

Find out more and how to book kids tennis at the Purbeck Sports Centrefrom Tuesday 23 July 2024.

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Week 5

Find out more and how to book summer holiday activities from Monday 26 August to Sunday 1 September.

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Intensive swimming lessons for early steps 1

Find out more and how to book intensive swimming lessons for early steps 1 from Monday 22 July.

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Wipeout World

Find out more and how to book adventure at Wipeout World from Monday 22 July to Saturday 31 August.

Jump up and dance Wonka style

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Tuesday 28 May
9am to 2pm
Ages 5 to 10
£25

Dance yourself dizzy with a fun packed day filled with activities, games and dance routines.
There will be a chance to show off what we have been up to with a mini showcase at the end of the day and a certificate to take home with you.
Please bring your own lunch, plenty of water and wear something comfy to move around in.

Laser tag

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Tuesday 28 May and Friday 31 May
10am to 11am
Ages 7 to 12 years

Come and get your Laser on in the sports hall.We have some fantastic equipment to offer children a fun hour ofLaser tag, with obstacles, fun and games galore.

Please bring along a drink andwear clothing appropriate for sports, like jogging bottoms and a t-shirt and a pair or trainers.

£8.30 per session

To book a place please contact the centre on 01929 500000

Nerf gun fun

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Tuesday 28 May and Friday 31 May
11:15am to 12:15pm
Ages 7 to 12 years

What could be more fun than an epic Nerf battle with a group of mates?

Our team of instructors are big kids and love to make the Nerf gun fun experience totally awesome.

Expect obstacles, target practice and some mega battles!
Please bring along a drink and wear clothing appropriate for sports, like jogging bottoms and a t-shirt and a pair or trainers.

Price - £8.30per session

To book a place please contact the centre on 01929 500000

Football fun days

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Tuesday 28 May and Thursday 30 May
9am to 3pm or 10am to 3pm
Ages6 to 14

Come down and show your skills in our football fun day including tournaments, skill challenges and lots of prizes to be won.

Please bring a packed lunch, appropriate clothing and plenty to drink.

We have no wet weather facilities, the children will remain outside but they will have access to a toilet.

Price:
9am start costs £20 or a10am start costs £18

To book please contact Aaron on: AJMSportscoaching@hotmail.co.uk or 07875108666

Archery


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Saturday 3 June
10:30am to midday
Ages 8 to 14 years

Have a go session, learn how to shoot a bow and arrow with members of the Bowmen of Lytchett Archery Club.

Please wear sturdy shoes/trainers.

Note: it may not run in inclement weather.

£14.50 per session

To book a place please contact the centre on 01929 500000

Dodgeball

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Wednesday 29 May
11:15am to 12:15pm
Ages 7 to 12 years

New to the Sports centre, we are offering kids Dodgeball in the sports hall.

Dodgeball will be taught by our incredibly motivating and fun coach.

Price - £8.30 per session

To book a place please contact the centre on 01929 500000

Pickleball

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Wednesday 29 May
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Ages 7 to 12 years.

Like tennis but different!

Pickleball has increased in popularity lately and we’re jumping on that trend to bring you this super fun sport in the Summer holidays.

Pickleball will be played in the main sports hall and is easier than tennis and badminton but just as fun.

Price - £8.30 per session

To book a place please contact the centre on 01929 500000

Kids tennis

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Wednesday 29 May

2pm to 5pm
Ages 4 to 14
£16.50

A fantastic, fun session of tennis including:

  • great coaching from LTA qualified and accredited instructors
  • fun games, competitions and prizes
  • rackets provided if you don't have one

You should wear sports kid, trainers/ tennis shoes and bring a coat in case it rains. Please bring a snack and drink.

Book your place directly with the Dorset Tennis Academy.

Bikeability

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Bikeability level 1 & 2 combined
28 May
9:30am - 12:30pm
9+ years
£5.00 per person

Level 1 is an exciting gateway to starting your cycling adventure. A journey of many miles starts with the first step. Level 1 takes place off-road, normally on the school playground followed by Level 2 which teaches children how to grow more confident with each turn of the pedal. Our expert instructors will lead riders onto quiet roads, to experience “real” cycling. Maximum 6 children.

Intensive swimming lessons for early steps 1

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28 to 31 May 2024
9am to 9:30am and 9:30am to 10am
£27.50

We run intensive swimming lessons every school holiday. They prove very popular, so we advise booking early to avoid disappointment.

Intensive swimming courses for childrenaged 3 years and over, ideal for beginners or children already in Swim School.Thisfour day course can help our little swimmers towards their next badges or work as an introduction to our swimming courses.

Please bring your own swimming kit.

Maximum capacity - 10 children.

Inflatable fun

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Ages 5 and over.

Inflatable fun is a large inflatable obstacle course in the centre of the swimming pool. Can you make it to the end without falling in?

This session can be very popular. We recommend you book in advance. You can find session times on our school holiday swim timetable.

Parents can participate but would be unable to stand or swim in the pool area around the inflatable for safety reasons.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All children participating in Wet and Wild must be able to swim 25m unaided to attend these sessions.

We are unable to admit any children wearing arm bands to these sessions.

To book a place please contact the centre on 01929 500000

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