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Holiday clubs and activities for children and adults

Our hugely popular holiday activities for children and adults take place in the Easter, summer and Christmas holidays.

Activities include climbing, music production, DJ techniques, skateboarding, cricket, equestrian, forest school, swimming, dancing, football, hockey and many more!

We also run regular term-time swimming lessons.

Christmas holiday activities 2023

Forest School

  • Age 7-12
  • £50 a day

We follow the Forest School ethos of child-led learning, building on the innate curiosity and sense of wonder that the natural environment brings out in children of all ages.

Typical activities include, fire lighting, shelter building, orienteering, nature hikes, woodworking and crafting, environmental art and environmental care and team games. Each day we will come together to prepare, cook and eat lunch made over the campfire; a great bonding experience.

Based at our Bryanston Prep Forest School site and run by our experienced Forest School Leader, children will have the space and freedom to play and learn – whether they make a rope swing or climb a tree, build a den or relax in a home-made hammock, there’s always something to do!

Your child will leave with new skills, new friends and a smile on their face whatever the weather and feeling a little bit Christmassy!

Monday 11 December 2023
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Wednesday 13 December 2023
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Friday 15 December 2023
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Christmas swimming sessions 

Book on to our fun and enjoyable Christmas themed lesson where we cover the Swim England Learn to Swim framework and finish with Christmas pool-based games. Each swimmer will get a little gift to take away and parents/guardians will be offered a hot drink and mince pie.
  • Wednesday 13 December, 17:00-1745 hrs
  • Stage 1-3
  • £10
  • Beginners (Stage 1-3) will be developing essential aquatic skills to help build their confidence in the water

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  • Wednesday 13 December, 17:00-1745 hrs
  • Stage 4-8
  • £10
  • Intermediate (stages 4-7) will cover the four strokes and include an introduction to Rookie Lifeguarding

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 Christmas Cricket Course

Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 December, 09:00-16:00 hrs
Age 8 – 11

The course will be led by Bryanston’s Head of Cricket,Richard Scott, who was Head Coach of Middlesex CCC (whose players included the likes of Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan).
'My aim is to ensure that everyone enjoys their cricket and has a great passion for developing individual skills in a selfless team environment.'
The course will be based in our superb sports centre, with 11 indoor nets. Designed for all abilities, the course will include:
1.Effective warmups
2.Small sided games
3.Batting fundamentals-grip, stance, backswing
4.Batting v pace- front foot and backfoot
5.Batting v spin-front foot and backfoot
6.Bowling fundamentals-grip, run up, action
7.Bowling fast to include swing and seam
8. Bowling spin-off spin and leg spin
9.Fielding-catching, ground fielding, diving, throwing
10.Match situations, games and scenarios

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holiday activities video (From Easter 2023)

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Based on responses to our questionnaire sent to all attendees of our Easter 2023 activities:

  • Child's overall impression of the activity - 87% 'excellent', 10% 'very good'
  • Would you recommend our holiday activities to other families - 100% = Yes

Summer holiday activities 2023

Dozens of children and adults enjoyed attending our summer holiday activities this year. 

About our Holiday activity clubs

The aim of our holiday activities is to provide a combination of focus and fun so that your child can enjoy themselves, make new friends, and at the same time improve their individual sporting talents.

Our 400 acres of grounds provide an impressive setting for our holiday club sports courses. Overall the grounds, combined with the superb indoor and outdoor facilities Bryanston has to offer, provides the perfect environment for holiday course participants to focus on developing their skills and enjoy their sport. 

We accept childcare vouchers from certain providers. 

Childcare vouchers enquiry

Important Holiday Course information 

Safety and Supervision

The safety of the children is of paramount importance. All coaches have professional coaching qualifications. Coaching will be in groups small enough to ensure individual attention but large enough to enable the children to practise unit skills. All other physical activities will be supervised by appropriately qualified staff. When not being coached, the children will be in the care of experienced staff who will look after all aspects of welfare and enjoyment as well as providing a sympathetic ear when required.

Meals and Refreshments

All meals will be provided in the Dining Hall where there is a variety of healthy options, both hot and cold, including a salad bar. Snacks and drinks can be purchased from our Café. There will be refreshments breaks between coaching sessions. All players are asked to bring a water bottle with them.


In addition to the high level of coaching the children are also given the opportunity to participate in other activities. This not only gives them the chance to experience a range of pursuits but also provides a break from the main sport interest. Activities may include kayaking on the river, climbing on our superb purpose-built climbing tower, squash, swimming and badminton.

Dress Code and Equipment

A full kit list for each sport will be provided prior to the start of the course. Suitable attire for each course will need to be worn with children bringing their own cricket bat, tennis racquet, hockey stick as appropriate. For the riding course participants need to have their own horse/pony.

If you have any questions, please contact the events team on 01258 484 669.