Summer Holiday Clubs in Cirencester

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School holidays can be difficult for parents, trying to juggle childcare and work, while keeping the kids happy and safe. This summer is certainly going to be different from anything we've experienced before! As the government guidance on COVID-19 continues to evolve, we've gathered up the details of organisations offering holiday clubs in and around Cirencester throughout the summer holidays.

Each club will be running with its own COVID-19 policies and procedures in place, please check with the individual clubs for details.

These holiday clubs have been set up with children's learning and development in mind; developing skills and building confidence in a supportive environment whilst providing safe, fun and engaging activities for youngsters.

Holiday Clubs in Cirencester

Mighty Oaks Holiday Club

At Mighty Oaks we provide Arts and Crafts, Water Play, Messy Play, Baking, Ball Games, Board Games, Team Games, Den Building and have masses of indoor and outdoor play equipment for the children to enjoy.

Children can follow their own choices, make their own decisions, make friends and play freely.

In line with the Government's COVID-19 advice, there will be several changes including:

  • Bubbles of up to 15 children (and playworkers) to stay in throughout the day with their own play equipment/ resources.
  • Closing at 5:30 pm each day to allow for deep cleaning to sanitise all surfaces and resources.
  • Contactless drop-offs and pick-ups for parents with a one-way system in place.
  • Cancellation refunds will not be available, as places are limited and we can't re-arrange bubbles.
  • Pattern bookings (regular, weekly bookings) only at present. (You can add a break for a family holiday into your pattern booking).
  • Children are asked to arrive in clean clothes each day.
  • A Covid-19 Risk Assessment is available to view.

Dates: Weekdays throughout the holidays from Monday 21st July - Friday 28th August*.

*Pattern bookings only due to COVID-19 guidance on bubbles.

Times: 8am - 5:30pm* (full day), 8.45am – 3.15*pm (school day). *Earlier closing time due to COVID-19 cleaning requirements. There are no half-day sessions available.

Locations: Powell's Primary School, Stratton Primary School and our Clubhouse on Gosditch Street (GL7 2AG).

Age range: 4 to 13.

Cost: £25 full day, £20 half day.

Contact details: Book your child's place online by visiting our website. Enquiries: admin@mightyoaksclubs.com.

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Stagecoach Performing Arts Cirencester

At Stagecoach Cirencester we give every child the opportunity to learn valuable skills to help them through every stage of their life.

We are proud to offer weekly Acting, Dancing and Singing classes for children aged 4-18 years, which help to improve skills and techniques, build confidence, stretch their imaginations and develop creativity. We are a happy and thriving school, and our team of professional DBS-checked teachers and our high expectations of students help us to achieve fantastic results whilst at the same time having fun. (*please note, our weekly sessions currently aren't running, but we hope to return in September)

Summer 1-Day Workshop

This is a fun one-day Workshop bursting with Drama, Musicality and Dancing for children between the ages of 4 and 7 to help build their confidence and skills in all these areas.

Date: Friday 31st July.

Times: 10:00am - 3:30pm.

Location: Deer Park School, Expressive Arts Building, Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1XB.

Age range: 4-7 years.

Cost: £30.00 (£25.00 for an additional sibling).

Book: Via our website: https://www.stagecoach.co.uk/cirencester

Summer 5-day Workshop

Our 2020 Summer Workshop is a fun-packed week for 7-18 year olds. The five days of Drama, Dance and Musicality will consist of the children and teenagers learning a variety of skills in these areas and games in order to help build confidence in both themselves and Performing. The coaches are all professionals in their field with a huge amount of enthusiasm and commitment to their art and are all DBS checked.

Date: Monday 3rd - Friday 7th August.

Times: 10:00am - 4.00pm.

Location: Deer Park School, Expressive Arts Building, Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1XB.

Age range: 7-18 years.

Cost: £125.00 (£115.00 for an additional sibling).

Book: Via our website: https://www.stagecoach.co.uk/cirencester

*Specific Protective Measures (regarding the current situation with COVID 19)

Whilst our Workshops are full of fun, our number one priority is always the health and safety of our students and everyone at Stagecoach so we will be following Government Guidance and implementing Specific Protective Measures.


iCan Multi-Sports Holiday Club

Outdoor Multi-Sports fun for primary aged children from Tuesday to Thursdays throughout the school holidays!

Every day we play children’s favourite outdoor sports and games including Dodgeball, Cricket, Football, Gymnastics, Netball, Rounders, Tennis, Tag Rugby, Benchball and many more. Indoor facilities are available if needed.

Our active, fun-filled holiday coaching days are all delivered by a team of experienced and enthusiastic coaches who ensure that every child enjoys every game. Every day ends with our ‘Star of the Day’ awards so we can share just some of the amazing moments we have been part of across the day.

To operate in line with the Government's COVID-19 advice there will be a few changes; they include but are not limited to:

  • Bubble system for groups to stay in throughout the day, with each group only coming into contact with 1 or 2 coaches
  • Contactless drop-offs and pick-ups.
  • Plans for all children/staff to be outdoors as much as possible including outdoor lunches.
  • Designated toilets for each group and increased cleaning schedule.
  • Hand washing and equipment cleaning stations.
  • A Covid-19 updated Risk Assessment to be published before the start of the school holidays.

Times: 9.00am - 3.30pm (Cirencester Deer Park), 9.00am - 3.00pm (Ashton Keynes Primary School).

Location: Cirencester Deer Park School (Sports Fields Entrance), Ashton Keynes Primary School.

Age range: 4-11 (must attend Primary School)

Cost: £16 Early Bird (when booked 2 weeks in advance), £20 standard place.

Availability: Limited availability, book early to avoid disappointment.

Contact details: www.icansportscoaching.co.uk or you can call Clive Tanner on 07590295239.

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Cirencester Deer Park:

July: Tues 21st July, - Thur 23rd July, Tue 28th July - Thurs 30th July.

August Tue 4th August - Thur 6th August, Tue 11th August - Thur 13th August, Tue 18th August - Thur 20th August, Tue 25th August - Thur 27th August.

Ashton Keynes Primary:

July; Tue 28th July - Thurs 30th July.

August: Tue 4th August - Thur 6th August, Tue 11th August - Thur 13th August.


All Seasons Forest School - Summer Holidays WILD PLAY

Our aim is to provide a fun, supportive environment that fosters a connection with ourselves, each other and nature, building a young community for the day.

Typically our days start and end with basecamp routine where we meet, discuss and share. During the day there will be the opportunity to play wide games, learn and master greenwood skills, take part in woodland crafts, construct and build shelters or make the most of a day of unstructured time in nature. We let the children take the lead and wholeheartedly support the sessions becoming child-led.

The sessions are led by Forest School Leaders and supported by an energetic and committed team with childcare, education or outdoor ed backgrounds.

We are pleased to say that new guidance, issued 1st July allows us to run holiday sessions in small groups of 5 children to 1 staff member with the encouraging of social distancing of 1m plus risk mitigation. These small groups will not be considered a bubble however we will be following guidance on the phased return of outdoor sports and recreation. Please also read this guidance for parents before deciding whether you wish to book your child in with us.

*We are also hoping to run some activities in Hailey Wood near Cirencester. More details to follow.

Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the summer.

Times: 9:00am - 3:15pm

Location: Rodborough Scouts activity site, Kingscourt Lane, Gl5 3PX*

Age range: 5-11 years

Cost: £25.00

Availability: Limited availability, book early to avoid disappointment

Book a session on the website or for more information please contact:

Email: contact@allseasonsforestschool.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/www.allseasonsforestschool.co.uk

Call: 07772 175 911

Website: www.allseasonsforestschool.co.uk


The Kitchen Club

Our fun, interactive workshops get children cooking, creating and crafting with food. Educational, informative and best of all delicious!

Children can learn some fantastic culinary skills, make friends and get stuck into cooking up a storm through our series of workshops, each with a focus on a different, delightful dish from around the world.

We have finally been given the ‘go-ahead’ to run our Summer Holiday Cooking workshops. This Summer we’ll be running 3 weeks of ‘TASTE-CATION’ cookery workshops and taking our taste-buds to different cuisine destinations every day. Our list of workshops are as follows:

All workshops excepting the one on 6th Aug will be held at the Lechlade Memorial Hall.

COVID19 Procedures:

  • Children will not be sharing ingredients or food but will only cook their own food.
  • Chefs will enjoy a portion of their food for lunch but will also bring back a portion for the family to taste.
  • Children from the same household will be allowed to cook together at the same cooking station.
  • Children from different households will keep a distance of 1m plus at all times.
  • There will be no sharing of equipment or ingredients.
  • We will only be able to cook with 8 children/households per day and this will be operated on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Please note that as these workshops are run on very tight margins so we have to have a minimum of 6 children/household signed up each day in order for it to run. We reserve the right to cancel any days where we do not have enough children booked in to run the workshops viably. Full refunds will be given in these circumstances.
  • Lunch and snacks, including all drinks, will all be provided for throughout the day so you don’t need to bring anything. We’ll also have the opportunity to do arts and craft activities in between our busy cooking.

Venue: Lechlade Memorial Hall, Oak Street, GL7 3AY (except Thursday 06 Aug)

Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Cost: £39.00 PER DAY for the first child of the household; £20 for 2nd child; £15 for 3rd plus

Book: https://thekitchenclub.org.uk/workshops/

Places are limited to 8 children/households per day. Workshops are booked individually by day on a pick and choose basis.

Enquiries: Meliny.tim@thekitchenclub.org.uk/ 07980143289

Find out more through http://thekitchenclub.org.uk.


Cirencester Cricket Club

Summer cricket with GECKO at Cirencester Cricket Club

Our GECKO cricket summer camps for 2020 have been adapted to make sure Government advice is followed at all times. Please see our precautions listed below.

The courses this year are two days (instead of five) and bookings can only be made for both days. This will reduce the numbers of cricketers we see by 75%

Dates: 16 and 17 July 2020, 20 and 21 July 2020 (SOLD OUT), 27 and 28 July 2020, 3 and 4 August 2020, 10 and 11 August 2020, 17 and 18 August 2020, 24 and 25 August 2020, 1 and 2 September 2020.

Times: 10 am - 3 pm

Cost: £96 for 2 days (£46 per day).

Book via: https://geckocricket.com/product/one-to-one-cricket-during-holidays/ Limited availability.

Location: 1UT, Bathurst Estate Agency, Cirencester GL7 1QT

Contact: info@geckocricket.com/ 07969997303

Covid-19 Precautions

  • Government advice to be followed at all times
  • Regular hand-washing will take place
  • Social distancing rules will be maintained
  • Booking and payments will be made online only
  • Players must bring their own equipment

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