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It’s that time of year again when we have a lot of child-heavy time to fill, and are not quite sure how to do it!  To help, we’ve rounded up our favourite Summer holiday camps in and around the area for ages 3 through to teens – ranging from multi-sports, painting and performing arts to mindfulness, swimming and coding.

Camp details are correct at time of going to press, but please check with the individual organisations before booking.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that some camps offer sibling discounts and weekly / daily booking options.

We’ll see you on the other side!


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Ace Coding Camps @Riva Learning

Description: “We are constantly learning, but it’s like being in a theme park!” – Ani, Little Coder @Riva. Create games, music, animations, apps and stories in what promises to be a hugely fun and inspiring experience for your child. From making self-driving cars and anti-theft alarms to learning how to code in Python (did we mention that YouTube and Netflix were built using Python), we have an exciting summer camps line-up!
Age range: Robotics/Coding with Scratch – 8-12 yrs, Coding with Python – 12-18 yrs
Location: 1. Ark Atwood Academy, London, W9 2JY (for camps between 30th Jul – 10th Aug).  2. The Granville, London, NW6 5HE (for camps between 13th Aug – 24th Aug)
Dates: 30th July – 24th August
Times: Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 3.00 pm (Early drop-offs/late pick-ups available – please enquire separately)
Cost: £349 (early bird price for bookings before 10th July), then £429
Contact: learn@rivalearning.com, 07539890926

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Blue Shift Coding

Description: Build Lego robots, create apps with friends, or perfect your programming skills at one of blue{shift}’s summer camps! New courses this summer include Introduction to Virtual Reality, DIY Girls, and Video Star. Whether your child is a Mini Coder or Minecraft master, they have will have a blast learning the creativity behind coding!
Age range: 5-13
Locations: Hyde Park School, Kensington and College Park School, Notting Hill
Dates: 16-20 July / 23-27 July / 30 July- 3 August / 6-10 August / 13-17 August
Times: 10AM-4PM, with early drop-off available starting at 9 AM
Cost: £375- £485
Website: http://www.blueshiftcoding.com/classes/Holiday%20camps
Contact: hello@blueshiftcoding.com / 020 3176 4660


Brondesbury Tennis Camps

Description: Regardless of your child’s tennis-playing ability, all players will benefit from our fun-filled, intensive  tennis holiday camps.  Every day, sessions cover a new of tennis, using drills, group exercises, matchplay and fun games.
Age range:  3-4 yrs (10am – 12.30pm) & 5+ (10am – 3pm).  Address: 5A Harman Drive, NW2 2EB
Dates: 9th July – 17th August
Times: 10am – 12.30pm (3-4 yrs) & 10am – 3pm (5+). Extended hours of 9am – 4pm available.
Cost: Day rates £21 – £35 / week rates £112 – £150
Website: https://brondesburycoaching.co.uk/tennis-holiday-camps/
Contact: marina@brondesburysc.co.uk


Brondesbury Multi-Sports Camps

Description: A wide range of sports are on offer to choose from, including football, hockey, tennis, cricket, netball, table tennis, tag rugby, athletics, squash and rounders. Our team of qualified sports specific coaches will ensure your child comes away having enhanced their physical development, sporting techniques and had lots of fun!
Age range:  3-4 yrs (10am – 12.30pm) & 5+ (10am – 3pm). 
Address: 5A Harman Drive, NW2 2EB
Dates: 9th July – 10th August
Times: 10am – 12.30pm (3-4 yrs) & 10am – 3pm (5+). Extended hours of 9am – 4pm available.
Cost: Day rates £21 – £35 / week rates £112 – £150
Website: https://brondesburycoaching.co.uk/multi-sport-camps
Contact: marina@brondesburysc.co.uk


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Camp Beaumont

Description: Multi-activity day camps offering a range of sporting, creative and adventure activities.
Age range: 4-16 (taught in different age groups)
Address: UCS School NW3 & Godolphin & Latymer School W6
Dates: 9th July – 20th August
Times: 8.30am – 5.30pm (extended days 8.00am – 6.00pm)
Cost: 1 day pass £47, 3 day pass £129, 
Website: http://www.campbeaumont.co.uk/daycamps/
Contact: 01603 851 000


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Cypher

Description: Every camp tells a story_ Book weeks that build on your kids’ passions:
Future You – a week to learn about your future career and how code will influence your success – be an artist, a fashion designer, a spy, a musician, a gamer, an architect or try them all!
Big Blue Adventure – an exciting week inspired by the ocean, jelly fish and saving the planet! – 3D printing, bracelets, digital art,animation, drones, games, conservation
Commotioneering! – engineering a commotion through computer science…!!!! Includes Microbit DJ, dancing drones, Lego racing,predictive gaming, Minecraft World Painter – learning the foundations of coding to help make the world a better place
Age range: 5-14
Address: Princess Frederica School, Kensal Rise, NW10*
Dates: 9th July – 31st August
Times: 9.15am – 4.30pm
Cost: £110 per day **
Website: www.cyphercodes.com
Contact: hi@cyphercoders.com or 020 7713 2944

*Please note this is a pick up location for our Notting Hill camp this summer – children will travel to our Notting Hill location accompanied by a Cyphes teacher.

**Book by 28th June for 20% discount using QPM’s code FLOAT-AWAY-SUMMER


Cygnets Summer Swim School

Description: A week of swim school for children aged 3.5+ who are able to be in the pool unaccompanied by an adult.  Ratio of 1:6 (max)
Age range:  3.5+
Address: Manor School, Chamberlayne Road, NW10 3NT
Dates: 30th July – 3rd August
Times: 30min lessons throughout the day
Cost: £62.50 per week course
Contact: office@cygnetsswimschool.com / 07742 573 099


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Drama Queens

Description: A fun drama camp led by professional actors.  Using a blend of drama games and exercises, song, movement and improvisation they will unleash your inner drama queen!
Age range:  3-13 (taught in different age groups)
Address: St. Lukes Church, Fernhead Road, W9 3EH
Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays – 31st July – 30th August
Times: 10am – 3.30pm
Cost: £45 for single day / £120 for 3 days / £220 for 6 days
Website: www.dramaqueens.org/holiday-workshops
Contact: info@dramaqueens.org / 07906 492860


Elmwood Tennis Camp

Description: Get the kids of the couch, off the computer and on the court! Learn Technique, Match Play and fun tennis games in an exciting social environment!
Age range: 5+
Address: Holland Rd, London NW10 5AJ
Times: 10am – 3pm / 10am – 12pm / 1pm – 3pm
Cost: £30 a full day or £120 per week (Get a free day!) / £20 a half day or £80 per week (Get a free day!)
Contact: Oliver Silver: elmwoodtenniscamps@gmail.com / 07816547372


Fit for Sport Ltd

Description: Fun multi-activity camp including active games, arts & crafts, team sports & swimming everyday
Age range: 5-12
Address: Willesden Sports Centre, Donnington Road, Willesden, NW10 3QX
Dates: Monday 23rd July – Friday 31st August 2018
Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm (8.30 start for extended day) / Half Day 9.30 – 1pm
Cost: £25 standard day / £30 extended day / £18.75 half day
Website: www.fitforsport.co.uk
Contact: 0845 456 3233


Flip Out Brent Cross

Description: Multi-dimensional activity camp including free jumping sessions, drama, art & back to booster classes.
Age range: 6-14
Address: Unit 7, Staples Corner Retail Park, Geron Way, London NW2 6LW
Dates: Mon 23rd July to Fri 24th August
Times: 8am to 4.30pm
Cost: £25 p/d or £100 p/w (sibling discount available for week bookings)
Website: www.flipout.co.uk/brent-cross
Contact: 020 8050 2391


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Huzzah Performing Arts

Description: Huzzah is running 4 different Summer Holiday Performing Arts & Mindfulness Camps. Each camp has a different theme with new songs and dances to learn every week and a show for friends and family at the end. Every day we focus on a different aspect of the performing arts, eg. attention to detail, tenacity, self control or team work and try a new mini-meditation to energise and de-frag. For calm, creative, confident kids, try a Huzzah camp! See the website for more details and themes.
Age range: 4-11
Address: St Helen’s Church Hall, St Helen’s Gardens, W10 6LP & St Matthew’s Church, St Mary’s Road, NW10 4AU
Dates: July 16th – 20th / July 23rd – 27th / August 6th – 10th / August 13th – 17th
Times: 10am – 4pm (extend hours from 9am – 4.30pm available. Details on the website under “Early Late Club”)
Cost: £180 p/w * Early Bird Discount (Until June 23rd) £160
Website: www.huzzahperformingarts.com
Contact: hiya@huzzahperformingarts.com

*QPM’s save £10 on holiday classes with code QPM10


Kiddikicks

Description: Kiddikicks and Ligasoccer continue running in Queen’s Park over the Summer Holidays (not a camp but very useful for parents over the Summer hols!).
Age range: 18 months – 7 years
Address: Queen’s Park, NW6
Dates: 20th July – 31st August
Times: 45min – 90 min classes
Cost: £51 – £60 for 7 weeks
Website: http://www.kiddikicks.co.uk/timetable
Contact: 020 7937 7965 info@kiddikicks.co.uk


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Little House of Science

Description: Summer Science Camps for Curious Minds! Let your children explore, experiment and play this Summer. Join LHS for amazingly exciting Science holiday camps at Imperial College.
Age range: 4-11 (age adjusted groups)
Address: Imperial College London, SW7
Dates: 9 weeks: 9th July – 7th September
Times: 9.30am – 3.30pm (early drop in from 9am)
Cost: £80 p/d
Website: www.littlehouseofscience.com/holiday_workshops
Contact: 0800 092 1062


MAQAM CENTRE

Description: Enjoy a new local multi-activity camp in the heart of Queen’s Park with specialist activities including swimming & aqua fun (water-polo, aquatic games), yoga, outdoor sports (rounders, basketball, Nature Trail) & performing arts.
Age range: 5-7 & 8-11
Address: The Maqam Centre, Wrentham Avenue, NW10 3HJ
Dates: 30th July – 3rd August / 6th – 10th August / 13th – 17th August
Times: 9am – 2pm
Cost: £175 p/w (free swimming hat when quoting QPM’s)
Website: www.themaqamcentre.com
Contact: 020 7625 0375


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Mindful Kids

Description: Mindfulness Summer Camps include: Den Building, Nature Trail, Mindful Movement & games, Stone Art, Tree Bark Rubbings, Deep Relaxation (that even the youngest of children can enjoy!), Creative Crafts, Goody Bags & more……’An outdoor experience, offering children the chance to connect with nature and themselves…’
Age range: 4-8
Address: Queen’s Park
Dates: 29th, 30th, 31st August
Times: 10am – 2pm
Cost: £45 per camp (10% off when quoting QPM’s)
Information: Fb/Instagram @mindfulkidslondon
Contact: ciaran.ivanovic@btinternet.com / 07979 595 704


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Mini Picassos

Description: Fun art workshops including painting, drawing & sculpture
Age range: 4-6 & 7-10
Address: 8 Station Terrace, Kensal Rise, NW10 5RT
Dates: 23rd July – 24th August
Times: 10am – 2pm
Cost: £45 per session
Website: www.minipicassos.co.uk
Contact: info@minipicassos.co.uk


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My Little Boarders

Description: Skatboarding acmp for beggines, intermediate and advanced skateboarders teaching the basics of Skate Park and Street Skatboarding (equipment provided)
Age range: 6-13
Address: Royal Oak & Camden
Dates: 23rd – 27th July
Times: Full day: 10am – 3pm / Half day: 10am – 12pm or 1pm – 3pm
Cost: £55 full day / £35 half day
Website: www.mylittleboarders.co.uk
Contact: via website


Rising Stars

Description: Multi-activity and football themed camps with specialist activities such as skateboarding, chess lessons, dance lessons and tennis lessons.  Children are offered activity choices throughout the day which allows them to shape their own day.  Activities include sports, art & crafts, drama, indoor games and musical games.
Age range: 5-12
Address: Whitefield School, Clarement Road, NW2 1TR
Dates: Monday 23rd July – Friday 17th August 
Times: 10am – 3pm / 9am – 4pm
Cost: £145 – £185 per week / £35 – £43 per day / (Child care vouchers accepted)
Website: www.risingstarsactivities.com
Contact: info@risingstarsactivities.com or 0208 150 6655


South Hampstead Tennis Club

Description: Summer tennis camps providing a fun and safe environment for children to learn new skills or help perfect their existing ones with a LTA qualified coaching team.
Age range: 5-15
Address: 1 Milverton Road, NW6 7AR
Dates: 30th July – 3rd August / 6th August to 10th August / 13th August to 17th August / 20th August to 24th August / 27th August to 31st August
Times: 10am – 12pm / 1pm – 3pm / 10am – 3pm
Cost: £100 (1 week of mornings or afternoon) / £190 (1 week of full days)
Website: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/SouthHampsteadTennisClub
Contact: Marcus French: 07961 382 151 / shtccoaching@outlook.com


Spencer Stage School

Description: The Greatest Showman Workshop! Run away with us for 2 days at Barnum’s Circus. Join us to learn the dances, songs and create a show based on the hit film. Get ready to put on the ‘Greatest Show’.
Age range: 5-16 (split into groups)
Address: Heathside Lower School,84 Heath Street Hampstead, London NW3 1DN
Dates: 12th – 13th July
Times: 9am – 3pm
Cost: £45 p/d or £40 p/d when booking 2 days.  £25 for half day.
Website: www.spencerstageschool.com
Contact: info@spencerstageschool.com


Stage Coach Queen’s Park

Description: This year, Musical Summer School presents BUGSY MALONE. A week of fun and new friendships where children work in age accordance groups and enjoy a session of dance, singing and drama each day.  On the final day, parents and friends are invited to a performance.
Age range: 5-16 (no experience necessary)
Address: Princess Frederica School
Dates: 23rd – 27th July
Times: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £150 (sibling discount available)
Website: https://www.stagecoach.co.uk/queenspark
Contact: 0208 533 1000/0777 245 9312 / queenspark@stagecoach.co.uk


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Swimming Nature, Queen’s Park

Description: Learn to swim with Swimming Nature’s 1 week Summer Holiday Fast Track courses
Age range: Babies – teenagers
Address: Maqam Centre, Wrentham Avenue, NW10 3HJ
Dates: 30th July – 3rd August/ 6th – 10th August/ 13th – 17th August/ 20th – 24th August/ 27th – 31st August
Times: 5 x 30min lessons per week.  See website for choice of times
Cost: £160 per week (free swimming cap when quoting QPM’s)
Website: https://book.swimmingnature.com


The Mike Martin Basketball Camp

Description: improve ball skills , learn new drills and increase playing Potential.
Age range: 8 to 16 years
Address: Willesden Sports Centre, Donnington Road, Willesden, NW10 3QX
Dates: Every Thursday and Friday for the whole of August
Times: 10am to 2pm
Cost: £12 Per Day or £20 per Week
Contact: camwillesden@1life.co.uk


The Play Shelter

Description: The Play Shelter provides a range of informal learning opportunities from Arts & Crafts, Sports, Cookery, Performing arts etc as well as a range of off-site outings to places such as Bowling, Cinema, Legoland, Laser planet, Ice Skating, Trampoling and many more!!
Age range: 4-12y
Address: Malorees Infant and Junior Schools, Christchurch Avenue, NW6 7PB
Dates: Monday 30th July to Friday 17th August 2018.
Times: 8.00am to 6.00pm with an extended day option until 6.30pm
Cost: £80 per week per child, additional siblings at £75.00 per week. No day only bookings. Tuck snacks 50 pence per day / Breakfast 50 pence per day / Off-site trips have an additional cost.
Website: www.theplayshelter.co.uk
Contact: Scheme Manager – 07905 007 996 / Email – admin@theplayshelter.co.uk

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