School Holidays Harrogate

Holiday care & fun clubs

Are you looking for childcare during the school holidays? Here you will find the best local camps and activities for children of all ages including sports camps, craft, dance & Harrogate Council run school holiday play schemes.

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Active funday playschemes

Let your child’s imagination run wild with our themed Active funday playschemes in the school holidays suitable for children in years 1 – 6.  There’s a different theme each day and children can contribute their ideas at the start of the day. Activities include arts and crafts, games, sports and free play; all ran by our friendly team of activity leaders.

Our Ofsted regulated playschemes are held at Jennyfield Styan Community Centre Harrogate, Knaresborough Community Centre, Nidderdale Pool and Leisure Centre and Ripon Leisure Centre. Children are welcome to stay for a full day, short day or half idea but please be advised that booking is essential.

For full details, including prices and booking information, please visit

*Ripon Leisure Centre offers places to children in years 1 – 7.

3 hours of arty activities for children aged 7-11 at just £10 per child provided by Katie, a practicing artist. Each session over the summer focuses on a different skill and there are three projects to work on in each session. The emphasis is on children having fun and exploring their creative side.

The sessions run every Thursday at Fairfax Community Centre, please contact Katie via e-mail: or via phone on 07889363381.

A holiday club they’ll never forget, screen free and out in the fresh air! Sessions are led by a team of DBS checked qualified Primary School Teachers who also hold Level 3 certificates in Forest School Leadership.


Forest school looks at each child individually to enable self-esteem, independence, and creativity to flourish in the fresh air. Our high adult to child ratios of 1:5 enables staff to work closely with your child to develop skills and concepts while still giving them the opportunity to play and build relationships with their peers.


We follow the children’s lead and free play and exploration is a big part of the day. We will also plan activities such as den/shelter building, fire lighting, outdoor cooking, team games, wood work, tool use, and nature-based craft giving each participant an opportunity to learn about and connect to the natural environment, problem solve, and enjoy being part of a team.


School holiday play sessions. Various dates throughout the holidays. All ages up to 11 years old. A session similar to our Pre-school play sessions but for the whole family to enjoy.


Available to book now, visit


Book your place here

Summer holidays are here!
The Grange Partnership Holiday Club has got lots of exciting activities planned. We will be going on
two trips a week to explore the green spaces and play parks in our local area and for a behind the
scenes tour round Harrogate theatre!

01423 509333


2019 Camp Information

Our junior hockey camps concentrate on having fun, making every player better, offering a wide range of hockey skills & making friends. Places are limited and are given out on a first come first served basis so book early!

Age Range: 7 – 14 years old

Venue: Harrogate Hockey Club, Ainsty Road, Harrogate HG1 4AP

Dates: 23rd July – 26th July, 29th July – 2nd August & 5th August – 9th August

2019 Prices

Prices are as follows:

·         Full Week 10am – 4pm (4 days): £90

·         Full Week 10am – 4pm (5 days): £110

·         Per Day 10am – 4pm: £25

·         Early drop off or late pick up £5 each or £8 for both

10% sibling discount on all bookings!

 Making a Booking

To confirm your place at the sports camps or for further information please email the Sports Camp Manager, Megan Reid on


Running 9.30am-4pm every school holiday in Harrogate for 6-13 year old boys and girls of all abilities. £25 per day with discount for booking the full week and for siblings.

Fun in the holidays

Competitions, games and enjoyment is at the heart of the camps

A Great Intro to the game for beginners 
Players leave with a memorable cricket experience after being coached with players of your age, experience and ability

Technical coaching for older players
Players with experience play in hardball net sessions and games

Making holiday childcare affordable
Accepting childcare vouchers and applying sibling discounts

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School holidays should be about having fun, trying new things and adventuring! That’s why Live For Today have created the best School Holiday Camps EVER!

Situated in the lovely grounds of Ripley Castle, the Live For Today team have taken their most popular activities and created a program full of excitement and fun! Try out everything from High Ropes, Raft Building, Survival Skills, Body Zorbing, Navigation, Archery and more.

This year will be even more jam packed with the addition of very exciting Dart Football and mysterious Escape Rooms!

A hand picked dream team of instructors will be on hand all day to make sure your kids are having the best time, whilst keeping them safe and comfortable. It’s a great way for kids to challenge themselves and push their limits in a safe and friendly environment. Whether they’re 35ft up a wobbly pole, navigating the vast grounds of the Ripley Castle Estate, or rafting together a couple of canoes, they are guaranteed to make memories to last!

At £40pp for a day, or £150pp for the full week, it’s a great way to keep the kids occupied through the holidays. Siblings even receive a 10% discount! This covers all the activities and safety equipment, as well as morning fruit bowls and an afternoon snack.

Convenient drop off times allow for kids to be dropped off from 08:15, and collected by 17:30.

What do you need to bring?

  • Packed Lunch
  • Bottle of Water
  • Waterproofs
  • Spare change of Clothes
  • Spare trainers
  • Suncream
  • Towel
  • Change for an ice cream!

To find out more and see the 2019 dates and schedules, visit our website;

If you have any more questions, you can contact Live For Today by calling 01423 229780, or emailing


Summer: w/c 22nd July, 5th August, 19th August 2019

SCS Sports Coaching Services provide multi-sports camps for children aged between 4 and 13.

Simon Scholfield, founder of SCS Sports Coaching Services is also Head of Prep PE at Gateways School. The camps provide a range of sports experience and activities including Unihoc, Softball, Tag rugby, Football, Basketball, Netball, Dodgeball, swimming (8 and over) and short tennis.

If you’re looking for something fun, educational and active for your kids to do during the holidays, look no further! Below are testimonials from parents who have used SCS camps before:

We genuinely cannot recommend SCS coaching enough, we have two boys aged 8 and 6 and they look forward to the school holidays so much just so that they can go to the sports camp. They love the staff and the variety of activities that they have each day, swimming is a highlight for my eldest child. They also enjoy meeting children from other schools as well as their own, so we cannot thank you enough for providing such a rewarding, reliable and trustworthy camp for our boys, we would be lost without you! Mr & Mrs Burnley

The camp is run by experienced sports coaches who have worked in schools and are DBS checked. The camps are held at Gateways School, Harewood with swimming sessions at Wetherby Leisure Centre (transport included). The camps run from 9.30-4.00pm with wraparound care available from 8.30 to 5pm.

For more information: or email  .

Sporting Influence are excited to again be holding a fun and active camp every day during the Summer Holidays (exc. Bank Holidays).

A typical day at camp will consist of up 5 hours of fun activity including games, sports and arts & crafts. Every hour we offer up to 4 different activities and in a day there will be around 10–15 activities taking place at camp. These activities vary from traditional sports such as football, netball and tennis, to more modern sports such as tchoukball and klask.

We also put a big emphasis on TEAM GAMES, encouraging the children to play as a team and develop their social skills. As we have now held camps for a number of years we have also developed a large catalogue of fun, engaging and topical games which the children absolutely love. In addition to our games we also offer SWIMMING and ARTS & CRAFTS every day!!!

Using the excellent facilities at Harrogate Ladies College your child is bound to love our friendly and fun camps.

A standard day would be from 9am – 3:30pm, but we also offer an early drop off service, from 8:00am, & a late pick up service, until 5:30pm.

Head on over to our website to book your place now before it is too late:

Phone: 01423 522999/07517973417

Instagram: @sporting_influence


Voted THE BEST Holiday Club in the entire region 2019!

All our team are qualified teachers or sports coaches.

Total Sports teach in Primary Schools all year round – You are in experienced hands who know how to look after you children and have lots of fun.

Childcare Vouchers accepted.

Venues in York, Harrogate & Knaresborough.

ENERGY CLUB – 5 activities a day with WOW equipment too.

FOOTBALL – a great day for the football mad!

DANCE (Manor Only) – with our fantastic coaches.

We get FULL for a reason! Activities and booking online at

From 8.15am – 5.30pm