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HOLIDAY CLUBS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ....

WHERE AND WHEN DO WE RUN OUR CLUBS? 

Clubs run 10am to 3pm in the following locations: 

* The Outdoors Project Basecamp @ The Macs Farm, Ditchling 
* St. Ann’s Wells Gardens, Brighton & Hove
* Hove Park, Brighton & Hove
* Stanmer Park, Brighton

* Goring Gap, Worthing
* Rainbow Wood, Small Dole
* Buckingham Park, Shoreham

* Lockleaze Adventure Playground, Bristol
* St. Andrews, Bristol & Oldbury Court, Bristol

 We have a great range of entertaining activities planned this each holiday.

Our Brighton & Hove Office now accept most childcare vouchers, please email info@theoutdoorsproject.co.uk for information on how to book using vouchers. (Bristol and West Sussex offices are hoping to be able to accept in the near future)

For the day by day location and activity schedule please visit our Holiday Clubs page & click on your region.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?  A sense of adventure, children, packed lunch, water and suitable clothing (sturdy shoes not flip flops), sun cream/hat & or waterproof as appropriate for weather.

AGE  Park Clubs are suitable for children aged 5 - 12.  Please note Base Camp in Ditchling is Age 6+. 

IMPORTANT info re. Nerfegeddon and Fortnite Special days.  Please ensure your child enjoys this activity and that this is the day for them.  We strongly advise Age 7+ for these days due to Nerf being of a more competitive nature.

A TYPICAL DAY   On Arrival you’ll be asked to sign in your child, we’ll check your emergency contact details and will make a note of any information medical needs or allergies you want to share with us. You’ll collect a bib and the children join the instructors to play games whilst all the children are signed in. Once all signed in children will be split into groups usually from little to large. They will be asked if they’d like to switch group, they can be in whichever group they want to be with their older/younger friends/siblings. The instructors will stay with the group for the day, moving from activity to activity. There will be water and toilet breaks throughout the day and hand washing before lunch break.

WHAT WE DO  Every day is different, we run specific activities in small groups throughout the day - games, learning skills, communicating, making, playing. A non-competitive environment, with activities throughout the holidays to suit everyone from the quiet and methodical to the louder and livelier.  At Base Camp, The Macs Farm Ditchling there is a little less structure to the day - we have specific theme to the day and activities to run but there is also time for the children to explore/chose their activities, always under the guidance of the Instructors. Base Camp is part field, part woodland with a permanent outdoor classroom, fire pit, mud kitchen, hammocks, parachute shelter and plenty of space for exploring, learning and adventures!

We love to accommodate everyone but please do make sure to check the activity for the day prior to booking and that it's a good fit for your child as to get the most out of the day. Once with us they will be expected and encouraged to participate in the planned activity all day so to avoid any disappointment please check first with them or us.

LUNCH. All groups eat lunch together. We ask children not to share lunches due to possible allergies within the group. Our Gazebos are set up and children sit with instructors and their friends for lunch. Children will be encourage to eat their lunch but not feed

HOME TIME  At the end of the day the children will be asked not to leave until they have been signed out to the pickup person named on the register (any last-minute changes to pick up, please do let us know or we may need to contact the named person before the child is released from our care)

STAFF  All our staff are DBS checked and we have first aid trained instructors at every club. All Holiday club will have a folder at sign in for parent information, like Ofsted registrations, insurance and instructor information if you wish to look at it. 

HOW DO I BOOK & PAY?  You can do this at our website.   Hit the BOOK NOW button and follow the steps to register for the club and pay online, a confirmation email with full details of your booking will be sent to you. Prices may differ for locations, please see the Holiday Clubs page for more info


WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY -

It's childcare during the holidays that they really want to go to!

My daughter has been twice so far this half term and she absolutely loves it!!! Wants to go every school holiday! Lovely people running it and varied activities. She's completely knackered at the end of the day and that alone is worth the money! Will be booking again, 100%

It’s outside, always, and involves no tech. They always come back with big grins, rosy cheeks, and a sense of fulfillment having crafted something with their own hands.

Best holiday club around.

The staff are very engaged and the most enthusiastic of all the holiday clubs we've tried!

Cannot recommend The Outdoors Project enough! My son loved it and asked if he can go on weekend as well !?

The variety of activities on offer is great. The staff are fantastic- enthusiastic, knowledgeable and in control. Doing outdoors physical activity has so many health & wellbeing benefits for my son.

I value The Outdoors Project because it is one of the only clubs my son asks to go to. It is superb because he is excited to go and would go most days if he could. It takes away some of the guilt about having to put your kids in holidays clubs because you are work, as he would choose to go if possible most days of the year!

It’s Amazing! Social skills, leadership , always different themes, learn to be an individual!! "Best day of my life" according to my 6 year old son! Thumbs up from us!

It is fun and allows children to develop skills for life through teamwork, challenging themselves and taking risks. The staff are very encouraging and treat the children as individuals and get the best out of them.

Really nice staff, who clearly do the job because they enjoy it, and getting my child to socialise with different people, doing different activities than he normally would. Usually it's quite hard to get him to put down a book and go outside, but he really enjoys outdoors project.

My son loves the Outdoors Project! He is usually shy and reluctant to try new things but always has fun at the outdoors project. Infact, I think it is giving him a lot of confidence socially.

My kids love that it’s different to any other club. Whilst being active it is not a sports club and they love being outdoors and able to get dirty and muddy in a safe environment.

My daughter is always happy to attend and although she doesn’t always tell me what she’s been doing, it always comes out in her play!

The children have loads of fun being outside in all weathers and come back with a big smile on their faces My son loves to play and be outside, he is always calmer and more centered after outdoors project

It is fun and allows children to develop skills for life through teamwork, challenging themselves and taking risks. The staff are very encouraging and treat the children as individuals and get the best out of them.

I love how the kids are encouraged to use their imagination and creativity in order to have fun. Isla always comes away having learnt something and even if it’s been raining solid for 5 hours she’s blissfully happy!

The admin team is well organised, strong communication, passion and belief in the job. All the staff are really professional and naturally friendly with the children, and obviously passionate about their work.

Confidence-building fun, loads of exercise and fresh air, teamwork emphasis and the much documented benefits of time spent in nature for mental health. What's not to love?

My daughter always comes out of the session happy excited and having done something new, she also enjoys the games The staff are all enthusiastic and energetic - don't know how they do it!

I love the holiday club themes are different daily and the venues are all easy to get to! My son loves that he gets to run around and play outside the whole day!

Just keep doing what you are doing, because we have a very happy son and therefore very happy parents. 100% of parents who answered our survey would recommend The Outdoors Project to other parents 

Cannot recommend them enough! My son loved it and asked if he can go on weekend as well !?

Just returned from a day with the project and I am so pleased with the activities, staff, group size, well - every thing! I was fortunate enough to win the places but I will most definitely be taking the children again. Thanks guys, what you do and how you do it is awesome.

"Best day of my life" according to my 6 year old son! Thumbs up from us!

Someone else takes your kids out to get muddy and exhausted. What's not to like?


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