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HOLIDAY CLUBS - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW….. Our clubs are Ofsted Registered and we accept Childcare Vouchers.  Book for a day, a week, or the whole lot!

LOCATIONS (we currently do not run holiday clubs in public parks)

  • Lancing College Preparatory School in Worthing, Main Entrance, 122 Broadwater Road, BN14 8HU
  • Goring C of E Primary School, Main Entrance Palmerston Avenue, Goring-by-Sea, BN12 4RN
  • St Nicolas and St Mary's CE Primary School, Pedestrian Access Gate - Eastern Avenue, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 6PE
  • Victoria Park, Norfolk Street, Worthing, BN11 4ED; meet behind the outside gym
  • Goring Greensward Marine Drive, Goring-by-Sea BN12 4QN; meet on the green oposite Aldsworth Avenue
  • Buckingham Park, Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 6BA; meet behind the trees near the cafe

AGE:  For insurance and Ofsted purposes our Holiday Clubs are suitable for children age 5 (in Year 1) up to age 12, however for our NERF Activity Days we strongly advise Age 6+ due to Nerf being of a more competitive nature.  Please ensure your child enjoys this activity before booking as it will be the main of the day.

TO BOOK:   You can book and pay online and a confirmation email with full details of your booking will be sent to you.  

A TYPICAL DAY 'FOR THE KIDS

  • Clubs run from 10am - 3pm
  • On arrival your adult will need to sign you in with the leader so we can check emergency contact numbers and any allergies or additional needs we need to know about to make sure your day with us is safe and fun.
  • Once signed in you’ll collect a coloured bib, put your lunch under the tents, say “hi” to instructors and “bye” to your adults and then go and get running around with a couple of woodland games like freeze tag or ferryman!
  • Once everyone has arrived and is signed-in we'll get the whole group together, introduce ourselves and tell you all about the plans for the day.
  • If we’ve got a big group we will split you into two smaller groups.   We always make sure that you are with your friends or siblings so make sure to point out who you want to be in a group with!
  • There will be plenty of water and toilet breaks throughout the day and hand washing before snack & lunch and breaks.

ACTIVITIES  We're all about playing outdoors whatever the weather, being silly, having fun, making new friends and learning some new skills!  On a typical day we'll have two or three main activities based around the days’ theme. Each activity runs for about an hour and we make sure to have plenty of play & games time in between our main activities - these can be both energetic or calmer games depending mood of the group/day! So if you were coming to a Bushcraft Day you might expect to do a bit of fire-lighting practice, shelter building, toast some marshmallows and play plenty of games.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?  Packed lunch & water.  Sturdy shoes (no flip flops and wellies encouraged in autumn & winter).  Season-appropriate clothing - waterproofs, warm clothes, hats & gloves or sun cream & sun hat for summer. And finally and most importantly - sense of adventure!

FIRST TIME WITH US?  It's normal to be a little nervous on your first day but trust us when we say everyone who comes has SO MUCH FUN! All our instructors are really kind, friendly and there to make sure you have good time. They love to show you how to join in and will make sure to introduce you to new friends.    "You'll never be bored when you try something new. There's really no limit to what you can do!" Dr Suess.

A BIT MORE INFO ABOUT US FOR THE PARENTS    Every day is different to keep the young ones enthused and entertained enjoying the outdoors!  Our activities are a huge mixture of gameplay, learning new skills, communication & teamwork, crafting or building, playing & creating memories to last.  A non-competitive "just for fun" environment, with something for everyone from the quiet and methodical to the loud and lively!  Activities are a mixture of children playing together or having the opportunity to find some space by themselves. Once with us the children will be encouraged to participate in the planned activity for the day so please do make sure to check that the activity for the day is a good fit for your child prior to booking.

We encourage a supportive and happy environment where the children can build friendships, succeed at new tasks and feel relaxed in an open green space.   We encourage physical "green" exercise throughout our gameplay to promote health and wellbeing.

Each of our holiday club locations is different and we adapt our activities accordingly. Victoria Park, Worthing is really convenient for many of our parents due to its central location, but we LOVE Goring Greensward with its wonderful tree line and adjoining green, we would be there all year round if the toilets were always open! Buckingham Park in Shoreham is beautiful; we tend to set up near the café as that’s where the toilets are so it makes sense for snack and lunch break to take place near them, however we invariably head up to the north-end of the park after lunch as it’s wilder up there and more of an adventure for the children.

HOME TIME: At the end of the day the children will be asked to sit at basecamp with their belongings and wait to be called forward by the leader. Children will be signed out to the pickup person named on the register. Any changes to this person just let us know prior to sign out.

FOOD POLICY: All groups eat lunch together and are monitored and encouraged to eat and drink by the instructors.   Children are reminded not to share food due to possible allergies within the group.   When our activity involves cooking on the campfire we always provide alternatives for allergies and dietary requirements.  Please alert the leader to any relevant information and medicine regarding this when signing in.

STAFF: All our staff are DBS checked, safeguard trained and we have first aid trained instructors at every club.  

'ROAM' CLUB T-SHIRTS:   We do have our special club member t-shirts which are available to purchase when booking your child’s place. These are great for sewing patches onto! We will hand these directly to children at sign in.

SEN CHILDREN: We are an inclusive club and fully promote the many benefits of time spent outdoors for all children. We do participate in organised activities and can operate a ratio of 1 instructor to 10 children during holiday clubs. If your child has additional needs please do get in touch and we'd be happy to discuss further to advise whether the holiday club environment is the right fit.If your child receives one to one support at school please contact us before booking so we can look at whether we can offer the support required.