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Holiday clubs and activities

Our popular holiday activities take place in the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays. We also run regular term-time swimming lessons.

Summer 2024 holiday activities

We're delighted to be running a wide range of activities again this summer.

Performance Sports Camps

We are delighted to announce an expanded programme of performance sports camps for summer 2024, featuring six individual sports and a multi-sport option.

The non-residential sports camps for children aged 9-15 (in school years 5-10) offer high quality coaching within our amazing sports centre facilities and grounds, as well as an insight into our performance sports programmes.

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Improve your core horse riding skills whilst having a lot of fun!

Our junior equestrian course is for children aged 6-10 whilst our senior equestrian course is for children aged 11-16.

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Musical Theatre - Matilda

  • Monday 12 – Friday 16 August
  • Ages 7-12 (all abilities)
  • £220

Join us for a fun-filled week of dancing, singing and acting as we put on Matilda the Musical Jr in 5 days! 

You will spend the week learning the songs, dances and script from the musical as well as making props.

At the end of the week, at 4pm on Friday, there will be a performance to friends and family, complete with set, props, lights and costumes!

Children will also have the opportunity to go swimming during the week.

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Rock band in a day

  • Wednesday 7 August
  • Age 8-12
  • £65

Put your musical abilities to the test and create a Rock Band in a Day!

Do you play the guitar, drums, piano, bass or sing? Are you grade 3 or above (certificate required before course starts)?

Join us for the day, be coached on your instrument, learn new songs, play in a band and perform in a concert to parents at the end of the course.
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Music Production and DJing

The music production course will consist of creating a piece of music using Logic Pro software. The genre/style of music will range from bassline to techno music.

The DJing course will consist of learning the basics of DJing techniques across multiple genres using a state-of-the-art DDJ1000 by Pioneer alongside Rekordbox software.

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Singing out

  • Thursday 8 August & Friday 9 August
  • Age 8-12
  • £120

Learn to use your voice through fun games and activities and take part in a performance of well-known songs from across the musical genres. 

Led by Camilla Foster-Mitchell (Head of Singing at Bryanston), Faye Eldret (Bryanston Singing Teacher and Animateur) and Xavier Iles (Director of Music at Bryanston). No experience is necessary. 

The day will be broken up with a session at the school swimming pool.

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An introduction to skateboarding will get you rolling safely and confidently, learning skatepark etiquette and understanding transitions, building up to dropping in ramps and building skills if already skateboarding.

Spray can and stencil art to design your own board and games and prizes throughout the one or two day courses.

Days will be broken up with a session at the school swimming pool.

All boards and safety equipment supplied.

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3D Modelling and 3D Printing

  • Wednesday 17 July – Friday 19 July
  • Age 9-13 
  • £180

This course will cover the basics of 3D modelling and 3D printing. The 3 days will be spent in Bryanston's state-of-the-art DT computer labs, first learning how 3D modelling works and creating different items, before leading to a larger project. They will also learn about the 3D printing process.

After the course what the students make will be 3D printed and posted to you.

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Bouldering for beginners

  • Monday 5 August
  • Age 8-13  
  • £55

Our introduction to bouldering is for anyone looking for a first time experience of climbing. Children will learn basic movements and challenge themselves to a new sport. It will also improve balance, agility and coordination.

If children have a basic knowledge of climbing, the day will develop a climber's knowledge. They will learn how to effectively stand on holds, the different types of hand holds and complete some of the tougher routes on our climbing wall.

The day will be broken up with games, lunch in the dining hall and a swimming session.

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Forest School

  • Ages 6-11
  • £55

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!

Activities include fire lighting, shelter building, orienteering, nature hikes, woodworking & crafting and team games.

Each day we will come together to prepare, cook and eat lunch made over the campfire, a great bonding experience! Your child will leave with new skills, new friends and a smile on their face, whatever the weather!

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Swimming Crash Course: Beginners 

  • 5 August – 7 August
  • Age 4-6
  • £21   

The beginner’s class will cover Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1, 2, 3 & 4 combined.

Stage 1 helps to build water confidence, while introducing water safety skills and the basic skills needed to build swimming ability.

Stage 2 sees swimmers develop streamlining to their strokes and travel without their feet on the floor, using a recognised leg kick.

Stage 3 swimmers will develop their kicks, on both their front and their back.

Stage 4 sees swimmers perfect their leg kicks for all four strokes and further develop push and glides, while also being introduced to sculling.

The sessions will end with some fun activities and some of the easier water safety skills.

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Swimming Crash Course: Intermediate


  • 5 August – 7 August, 9.30–10am
  • Age 7-12
  • £21

Intermediate sessions will focus on Swim England Learn to Swim stages 5-7. Children should be able to swim the width of the pool comfortably which is 12.5 metres.

During Stage 5, swimmers will develop their skills in treading water, learn the correct arm pulls for all four strokes and learn how to do handstands and somersaults.

Stage 6 teaches swimmers how to prepare for exercise, while developing an efficient technique for all four strokes and further developing surface dives.

Stage 7 focuses on fully developing all four swimming strokes, as well as building stamina and improving diving skills.

The sessions will also include an introduction into water safety, including personal survival skills, water rescues and how to be safe in around water.

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Easter 2024 holiday activities

We were delighted to welcome over 200 children over the Easter holidays to enjoy a range of activities including performance sports camps, equestrian, skateboarding, design and technology, dance, swimming, forest school and climbing.

100% of parents whose children attended our Easter 2024 holiday activities said they would recommend them to other families (based on 50 responses).

holiday activities video (From Easter 2023)

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About our Holiday activity clubs

The aim of our holiday activities is to provide a combination of focus and fun so that children 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. 

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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. A variety of healthy options are available, both hot and cold, including a salad bar. Snacks and drinks can be purchased from our Café. There will be refreshment breaks and all children 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 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 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.