EASTER 2015 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
SUPER CAMPS – CHESHAM BOIS, HIGH WYCOMBE, & GERRARDS CROSS
Depending on the age of your child you can choose one of three activity camps with Super Camps. Easter Multi-activity Camps (ages 4 – 14), including a variety of sports, games and arts and crafts. No two days are the same and the price includes all activities. Raw Adventure (ages 7 – 14), an opportunity to connect with nature, mastering skills like shelter-making, fire-lighting and archery on the new island themed RAW Adventure. ‘A Passion For Food – The Great Super Camps Bake Off’ (ages 7 – 13), children will love this week long culinary challenge, baking new recipes and old favourites.
Camps run 9am – 5pm, with extended hours also avaliable (8am – 9am and 5pm – 6pm). Childcare vouchers can be used.
Dates & times: Dates vary depending on venue, camps running between 30th March and 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, obstacle courses.
Dates & times: Various dates between Monday 30th March and Friday 10th April. 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: £37 per day, with a 10% sibling only discount. If you book a complete week it is £148 (one day free).
Address: Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Woodrow, HP7 0QG
Telephone: 01494 433531
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: £12 – £24 per child
Telephone: 01494 721054
BEVERLEY GLOCK COOKERY SCHOOL
Easter baking workshop to make delicious Easter goodies (for ages 6 upwards) – Tuesday 31st March 10am – 1pm, cost £37.50.
Gingerbread Bunny Hutch – make and decorate an adorable bunny hutch and model the bunny with sugar paste to go inside (for ages 5 upwards) – Tuesday 31st March, 2pm – 4pm, cost £25.
Venue: Princes Risborough
Telephone: 0870 766 8290
Easter fun with Cookies at Cookies HQ in Chesham.
Dates & times: Thursday 2nd April & Wednesday 8th April, 10am until 1pm (or catch us at Chesham Prep School on 31st March, 1st, 9th and 10th April )
Venue: Cookies HQ near Chesham
Cost: £20 per child (snacks and drinks included)
SMART RASPBERRY COOKERY SCHOOL
Join us for an Easter themed workshop. We will show children how to make some lovely bakes from scratch and then they can take home their beautiful tasty treats! The workshops are suitable for ages 8 – 15. All ingredients, cooking equipment and packaging are included.
Dates & times: Monday 30th March, 9:30 – 12:30 (Hot Cross Bun Loaf & Easter Chick Biscuits) & 13:30 – 16:30 (Chocolate Fork Biscuits & Three Seeded Loaf)
Cost: £30 per workshop or £50 for both
Pirates and Princesses, 3 day adventure exploring the world of Pirates & Princesses for 4-8 year olds in Amersham & Beaconsfield.
Dates & times: 8th – 10th April, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Address: Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, HP6 5AH
Dates & times: 8th – 10th April, 10am – 12pm
Address: St Michael’s Church Hall, Grenfell Road, Beaconsfield,
Telephone: 0845 400 4000
Transition School – an opportunity for children to experience what it’s like being in secondary school. The main initiatives of the transition school is for children to participate in a range of activities that they would be doing in secondary school, to build confidence before they get there. See here for more details.
Dates: 30th March – 1st April
Location: Chiltern Hills Academy
Our Multi-Activity Camps are back for two weeks this Teaster for children between 4 – 11 years. The camps are so much fun and provide activities that you won’t find anywhere else. As wellas doing the usual arts and crafts, cooking and baking and multi-sports, we work on building the children’s confidence, helping them in their education and do lots of team building games and activities.
Dates: 30th March – 2nd April and 7th – 10th April, 9am – 4pm with wrap around care provided on request.
Cost: £20 a day, 10% sibling discount
Telephone: 01494 416110
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, verbal and non-verbal reasoning.
Dates: 6th – 10th 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.
Based at Elangeni School in Amersham and St Josephs School in Chalfont St Peter.
Telephone: 01494 722318
HUNGRY CATERPILLAR KIDS CLUB
Hungry Caterpillars Kids Club 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: 7th – 17th April
Address: Tilehouse School, Denham, UB9 5JL
Telephone: 01895 678682
MAD SCIENCE, BEACONSFIELD & WENDOVER
Mad Science camps (for 5-12 year olds) – educational and fun camps with science take-homes each day.
Dates & times: 7th – 10th April, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Address: Beaconsfield Rugby Club, Windsor End, Beaconsfield, HP9 2SQ
Dates & times: 30th March – 2nd April, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Address: Wendover Youth Centre, Wendover, HP22 6HF
Cost: £28 per child/day, 10% sibling discount avaiable
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. Full day courses for children over 7 years, half day courses for children aged 3 1/2 and over.
Dates & times: 29th March – 2nd April, 5th – 9th April & 12th – 16th April,
Address: Tom Dean, Think Tennis Ltd, Dukes Wood LTC, Gerrards Cross Sports Club, Dukes Lane, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7JZ
Cost: see website
Telephone: 07814 440841
New Format PLAYBALL Camp for Easter 2015. Specialist teachers, early drop off from 9:30am.PLAYBALL – ARTS & CRAFTS – STREETDANCE for ages 3 – 10. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.
Dates & times: 30th March – 1st April, 10am-3pm
Address: Curzon Centre, Beaconsfield
Dates & times: 7th – 9th April, 10am-3pm
Address: The Beaconsfield School, Beaconsfield
Cost: £45 for the day (half day option available for £30), £114.75 for 3 days
Contact: Biba or Jenny
Biba: 07958 538386 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny: 07972 175601 email@example.com
PLAYBALL SOUTH BUCKS
Playball Easter Camp – 3 hours or multi-sports and 2 hours or Easter arts and crafts. Suitable for ages 3+
Dates & times: 30th March – 2nd April, 10am-3pm
Address: Malthouse Square, Beaconsfield
Cost: £45 for the day, (10% sibling discount), further discount if more than one day booked
PETER LAVERY TENNIS, CHESHAM BOIS
Easter Camps at Chesham Bois Tennis Club catering for all standards. Suitable for ages 2-17 years.
Dates & times: 30th March – 2nd April & 7th – 10th 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: 30th March – 18th April
Address: GXLTC, Bull Lane, Gerrards Cross, SL9 8RN
Cost: Contact Andy Scholfield for costs
Contact details: 07791 912490
4 day football courses for 4-11 year olds. Each day is a fun mix of coaching practice, skills development, penalty shoot-outs, skill challenges and small-sided games.
Dates & times: 30th March – 2nd April, 7th – 10th April, 10am -3pm
Address / Venue details: Beaconsfield, Chesham & High Wycombe, see website
Cost: see website
PURE FOOTBALL OPPORTUNITIES
Dates & times: 30th March – 2nd April, 7th – 10th April, 10am – 3pm. Year 1 – 6.
Address: Chalfont St Giles Junior School
Cost: £12.50 per day, £50 for whole week
Contact details: Josh Briant
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