EASTER 2014 SURVIVAL GUIDE
The Easter holidays will be upon us before we know it ☺, so we’ve compiled this handy Holiday Survival Guide with loads of great activities to keep the kids entertained. Don’t forget to check our event diary & Place To Go too for more ideas! Don’t forget to say that you saw it here on Chiltern Chatter ☺
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ACTIVITY DAY CAMPS
CHILTERN OPEN AIR MUSEUM
The museum runs a fully-supervised Holiday Club suitable for 5 – 12 year olds as part of their Terrific Tuesdays in the school holidays. Children explore the museum and try different craft and play activities in a small group with a leader. Lunch is included. Children will be in a group with others of similar age, so it’s easy to make friends.
Where possible, the Museum will group friends or siblings together if requested. Holiday Club costs £22 per child per day and runs from 11am until 4pm (booking is essential).
Dates & times: 8th & 15th April
Address: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4AB
Telephone: 01494 871117
SUPER CAMPS – CHESHAM BOIS, HIGH WYCOMBE, & GERRARDS CROSS
Super Camps are running various courses, choose from one of three different programmes. Multi-activity Camps (ages 4 – 14), children will explore, learn new skills and experience a daily schedule of different themed activities with children their own age. Raw Adeventure (ages 7 – 14), a unique opportunity to learn how to live and survive outdoors. With challenges from setting up a tribal camp, wilderness cooking, camouflage and concealment, and many more. ‘A Passion For’ camps (ages 6 – 16), where children can develop skills in a specific field, from cooking, business, arts and crafts and inventing.
Camps run 9am – 5pm, with extended hours also avaliable (8am – 9am and 5pm – 6pm). Childcare vouchers can be used.
Dates & times: 7th & 17th April
Address: The Beacon School – Chesham Bois, Royal Grammar School – High Wycombe, Thorpe House – Gerrards Cross
Telephone: 01235 46700
WOODROW HIGH HOUSE
Day Camps run throughout the school holidays, every week day, excluding Bank Holidays. Woodrow High House are Ofsted registered. Activities are outdoor fun designed specially for two age groups, 5-7 year olds and 8-11 year olds. The types of activities, dependent on age, include low ropes, rocket building, archery, pond dipping, orienteering, treasure hunt, wacky races.
Dates & times: Monday 7th – Thursday 17th April 2014. Drop off is 8.30-9am and pick up 4.30pm. Woodrow High House can also offer an extended pick up until 5.30pm for an additional £5 per child.
Cost: £32 per day, with a 10% sibling only discount. If you book a complete week it is £128 (one day free). Payment by card, cheque (made payable to London Youth), childcare vouchers or cash.
AMERSHAM ADVENTURES – AMERSHAM FIELD CENTRE
Fun outdoor holiday activites for 5-7 year olds & 8-14 year olds. See website for more information about specific activities.
Address: Amersham Field Centre, Mop End, Amersham, Bucks, HP7 OQR.
Cost: £11.50 – £23 per child
Telephone: 01494 721054
SPLAT COOKING / BEVERLEY GLOCK
Who is the Easter Bunny? Does he deliver eggs or steal them? How many different eggs have you seen? Discover some new eggs, make and decorate your own Easter Egg goodies to take home. Siblings of mixed ages and their friends are all welcome from 5 years and up.
Dates & times: Tuesday 8th April & Thursday 10th April, 10am until 1pm (or catch us at Chesham Prep School on April 2nd, 4th and 9th )
Venue: Cookies HQ near Chesham
Cost: £15.50 per child (snacks and drinks included)
Smart Raspberry Classes and Clubs are a fun way to introduce children to the enjoyment that can come from cooking. Whatever their age, pupils are encouraged to taste and feel the ingredients as they have fun learning about good food.
Name of the class: Easter Baking
Dates & times: Tuesday 8th April 2014 14.00-17.00
Venue: Hazlemere Community Centre
Cost: £25 per child
Telephone: 0845 269 2665
The Wizard of Oz, 3 day workshops for 4-8 year olds in Amersham & Beaconsfield.
Dates & times: 7th – 9th April, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Address: Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, HP6 5AH
Dates & times: 7th – 9th April, 10am – 12pm
Address: St Michael’s Church Hall, Grenfell Road, Beaconsfield,
Telephone: 0845 400 4000
FLYING START TUITION
Maths, English, Eleven Plus Holiday Courses. Enrol your child on an Easter Holiday course and give them a flying start to the summer term! Suitable for children in years 4 – 6 courses in English, maths and non-verbal reasoning.
Dates: 7th – 10th April & 14th – 17th April
Telephone: 01494 772898
BUSY LIVING HOLIDAY CLUBS
Ofsted registered holiday clubs for children aged 4-12 years in Amersham & Chalfont St Peter. Busy Living offers friendly holiday clubs open to all children from 8am – 6pm with pre-planned activities so the children can choose what they want to do, including variety of sports, crafts, cooking, outside providers to teach new skills or trips out to local park/cinema/bowling/swimming etc.
Based at Elangeni School in Amersham and St Josephs School in Chalfont St Peter, both settings have very good facilities, plenty of space, great outdoor play areas with uniformed, qualified, experienced CRB/DBS checked staff.
Cost: £4.50/ hour + sibling discount (min 4 hours at any time during day). Also offer a daily discounted rate of £34 for the first child and £30 for siblings. Accepts childcare vouchers & tax credits. Online registration and booking system up to 7pm the night before for parents flexibility.
Telephone: 01494 722318
HUNGRY CATERPILLAR KIDS CLUB
Hungry Caterpillars Kids Club in Denham offer an action packed holiday club with over 30 different activities including, cookery, dance, drama, football, and horse-riding.
The club is open Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm throughout the holidays for children aged 4 – 11 years.
Dates & times: TBC
Address: Tilehouse School, Denham, UB9 5JL
Telephone: 01895 678682
Sanctum is open during the Easter holidays with lots of classes to choose from. There are also some special Easter Events incluing Tatty Bumpkin Easter Club, Fairytale Academy Easter Workshop and Walk in the Wilderness Easter Hunt. Please see website for details of classes and events.
Address: The Stables, Hillmotts Farm, Hedgerley Lane, Beaconsfield, HP9 2SB
Telephone: 0203 290 6678
MAD SCIENCE, BEACONSFIELD
Mad Science camps (for 5-12 year olds) offer a daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities, and hands-on applications of the scientific principles presented. Your child will be able touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about.
Dates & times: 7-11th April April, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Address: Beaconsfield Rugby Club, Windsor End, Beaconsfield, HP9 2SQ
Cost: £35 per child/day (add £12 for radical robot camps) 10% sibling discount (quote SIB02 at checkout)
Telephone: 08454 75 75 07
THINK TENNIS, DUKES WOOD, GERRARDS CROSS
Easter Camps at Dukes Wood LTD offer the chance to improve your technical and tactical abilities in a fun and safe environment.
Dates & times: TBC
Address: Tom Dean, Think Tennis Ltd, Dukes Wood LTC, Gerrards Cross Sports Club, Dukes Lane, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7JZ
Telephone: 07814 440841
Playball offer a multi-skill programme of sports activities, fundamental movement skills and games for children aged 2-9 years.
Dates & times: 7-11 April 2014, 11am-2pm
Address: Curzon Centre, Beaconsfield
Cost: £25 for the day, £70 for 3 days, £90 for 4 days, £100 for the week (10% sibling discount)
Contact: Biba & Joanne
Biba: 07958 538386 firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanne: 07736 405034 email@example.com
Drop your child off for the day with a packed lunch and let him/her have a fantastic fun filled day. Old clothes are best as they will be playing outside and may get dirty. All the team are fully qualified and also CRB checked. Sessions are held at the end of the club in a very safe environment.
Date & time:8th, 11th & 17th April, 10am – 3pm. Registration from 9.30am
Address: Beaconsfield Cricket Club
Cost: £25 for registered members.
Contact details: Donna
Telephone: 07531 634199
PETER LAVERY TENNIS, CHESHAM BOIS
Easter Camps at Chesham Bois Tennis Club catering for all standards. Suitable for ages 2-17 years.
Dates & times: 7th – 10th April & 14th – 17th April
Address: Head Coach, Chesham Bois Tennis Club, The Beeches, Woodfield Park, Amersham, HP6 5QQ
Cost: See website
Telephone: 07885 206587
Tennis camps for 3-15 year olds at GXLTC for all abilities.
Dates & times: 4th-25th April
Address: GXLTC, Bull Lane, Gerrards Cross, SL9 8RN
Cost: Contact Andy Scholfield for costs
Contact details: 07791 912490
SUPERCAMPS MULTI ACTIVITY CAMP, VARIOUS LOCATIONS
This programme is ideal for children aged 4-14 who want to try a wide variety of activities. Over 40+ activities that include Sports, Arts & Crafts.
Dates & times: 7-17th April
CHESHAM BOIS: The Beacon School, Chesham Bois
MARLOW: Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, Marlow
HIGH WYCOMBE: The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe
Cost: Start at £42 for the day to £170 (5 days) discounts available
Telephone: 01235 832222
2-4 day football courses for 4-12 year olds. Each day is a fun mix of coaching practice, skills development, penalty shoot-outs, skill challenges and small-sided games.
Dates & times: 7th-11th April, 14th – 17th April, 10am -3pm
Address / Venue details: Various locations, see website
Cost: 2 day course £30, 3 days £45, 4 days £60
ADJ FOOTBALL COACHING
Skill games, skill sessions, small sided games and daily competitions. 10% discount of you book before Sunday 6th April.
Dates & times: 14th & 15th April, 10am – 3pm
Address: The Nest, Bowstridge Lane, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4QN
Cost: £30 for a two day course
Telephone: 01494 471566
BOOKER GYM CLUB
Learn all aspects of gymnastics including floor, beam, bars, tumble, vault and rings plus fun and games such as rhythmic gymnastics, circus skills, dodge ball and parachute.
Dates & times: 7th – 11th & 14th – 17th April
Address: Booker Gym Club, High Wycombe Judo Centre, Barry Close, High Wycombe, HP12 4UE
Cost: Contact Booker Gym Club for costs
Telephone: 01494 471566