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Holiday courses

Holiday Courses


The safety and security of Bryanston staff, students and our audience is of paramount importance and we take this responsibility very seriously. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have decided to cancel the majority of our Summer holiday courses. However, we are still planning to run our equestrian courses over the Summer season.

Updates on our Easter and Summer courses 2021 coming soon, so please check back for further details.

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

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

 Please note that when booking a place on our holiday courses you will redirected from this page to an external web page.

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.


Easter Cricket Course (Ages 9-13)


What can the players expect over the four days?

The course is designed for all abilities to take part and aims for each individual to enhance their skills and achieve set goals. Players will focus on core principles using a variety of methods of practice, as well as working on their overall fitness levels with our specialist fitness instructors. The children will also be given a chance to undertake innovative training sessions in our new swimming pool.

Throughout the different sessions, players will benefit from a low coach-to-player ratio for greater contact time, development of batting, bowling and fielding, as well as a focus on increasing confidence, fitness, tactics, skills and importantly, an enjoyment of the game.

Players will benefit from experiencing Strength and Conditioning sessions. These are tailor made by Bryanston staff to allow children to experience exposure to fundamental movement preparation, structured warm up protocols and resistance training. Participating in these sessions, which are monitored by professional Strength & Conditioning coaches, are invaluable for children who are still developing and are great fun to be a part of.

Training will be based in our superb new sports centre, with 11 indoor nets.

The course is aimed at players of all abilities and cricket kit is optional, please see the kit list for items you will need for the course.

Course Aims

Course Details

  • Age Group
  • Arrival Date
  • Departure Date
  • Times
    9am - 4pm daily
  • Residential Course Fee
  • Non-residential Course Fee

Course directors:

Sam Morris:

Sam is an experienced cricketer and coach who has enjoyed success as a player/coach at county, regional and national level. Having played representative cricket in England and Wales, the Caribbean and Sri Lanka he is passionate about players finding and embracing their own individual style of playing the game, which encourages a love of the game. Sam brings a wealth of experience from coaching alongside and playing under a number of high-profile coaches who have won a range of high-profile competitions, including the Bunbury Festival, County Twenty20 Cup and even The Ashes. Whether a batter, bowler, wicketkeeper, specialist fielder or all-rounder, Sam is looking forward to working alongside all of the players as a group and as individuals over the four days.

Phil Norton:

Phil is a qualified ECB Level III senior staff coach and an ECB tutor and assessor at Level II with a National Coaching Foundation Certificate. Phil was the director and head coach for the Dorset Cricket Academy.

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 refreshment breaks between coaching sessions. All players are asked to bring a water bottle with them.

Equipment and kit

Participants must bring their own kit and equipment with them. A full kit list will be provided along with the booking email received after a place has been confirmed. Players must bring their own helmet and protective equipment, including all padding and an abdominal guard. The sharing of protective equipment will not be permitted and, in the interest of player safety, children will not be able to participate in some activities without protective equipment.