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Holiday courses

We look forward to welcoming your child (or you) on one of the courses below. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


The aim of our holiday courses 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.

Bryanston's 400 acres are an impressive setting for the sports courses and include extensive playing fields bordered by the river Stour. The new sports hall provides excellent facilities. Overall the grounds, combined with the superb indoor and outdoor facilities Bryanston has to offer, provides the perfect environment for participants to focus on developing their skills and enjoy their sport. 

We offer a wide range of courses to keep you or your child occupied throughout both the Easter and Summer holidays. There is something for everyone so don't delay, book your holiday course now. 

We also accept Childcare vouchers from certain providers for our courses. For further information, please contact us using the link.

Important 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 racket, hockey stick as appropriate. For the riding course participants need to have their own horse/pony.

If you have any questions, please contact Sam Tonks on 01258 484677.

Teenage Equestrian Course August (Ages 12-18)

Tuesday 02 August 2022 - Friday 05 August 2022

Sophie and the Equestrian Centre Team are excited to welcome all participants, new friends and old!  We are looking forward to you joining us at Bryanston. 

The aims of this course are to work on improving your core riding skills and helping you perfect your bond with your mount.

Course Aims

Over the four days we will be enjoying 

•           flat and jump lessons

•           simulated cross country

•           stable management sessions 

•           hacks

•           quizzes.  

Course Details

  • Age Group
  • Arrival Date
    Tuesday 02 August 2022
  • Departure Date
    Friday 05 August 2022
  • Times
  • Residential Course Fee
  • Non-residential Course Fee

We will have use of our three arenas, our grass dressage arena and show jumping opportunities on grass too!  We will also enjoy some time in the pool.

Riders will need to have their own horse/pony, which will be stabled in the beautiful Georgian stable block. Riders should provide their own feed and supplements for their horse/pony. Bedding and hay will be provided.  A full kit list will be sent out once you have a place confirmed on the course.

In order for the coaches to construct a plan for the course to suit all children, all parents will be asked to fill out a form shortly after booking. The form will ask details of the ability and experience of the rider as well as some details of the pony itself.  

Riders will be put into groups according to suitability of ponies and experience.  These groups might change over the course of the camp.  Please trust the process and know that we have your child and pony’s very best interests at heart.