Course Descriptions

Adventurers & DiscoverersAge 5 - 6 Years & Age 7+ Years

Come rain or shine have fun in the outdoors. Activities can include building dens, camps and fires. Come prepared for all weathers i.e wellies, raincoats and hats but hopefully suntan lotion.

Athletics & Games SkillsAge 8+ Years

Athletics and games skills including track and field events and rounders.

BalanceabilityReception, Y1 & Y2

Balanceability is a learn to cycle programme aimed at children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 who cannot yet ride a pedal bike without stabilisers. It focuses on movement patterns, gross motor skills and dynamic balance using a balance bike. Children learn how to pick up, manoeuvre, mount and dismount their bikes and then learn the skills to ride a balance bike safely. Once the basics have been mastered, the sessions will focus on improving the children’s gliding, stopping and braking skills preparing them to then ride a pedal bike.

Bikeability 1 - Cycling ProficiencyAge 7 - 9 Years

This fun off road course develops your child’s bike control skills and confidence through cycle games and activities. Children also learn to use their gears efficiently, share space with other riders and develop signalling skills in preparation for Bikeability 2 if they wish to do this course in year 6. All children receive a certificate of participation at the end of the course and their Bikeability 1 badge on achievement of all the skills.

Brazilian Samba DrummingAge 8 Years +

Bloco Fogo samba band bring the rhythms, colours and energy of carnival to Holmewood House! In this course, you will learn how to play a variety of samba drums, explore different rhythms from across Brazil and experience performing as a group. There will be a performance on the final day at 12:15

CookeryAge 7 Years+

This course is always a hit with budding bakers and keen cooks who manage to produce a scrumptious array of sweet and savoury tea-time treats.  There is always great demand for places so it’s a good idea to check availability.  Long hair should be tied back and a tin or box is required for transporting baked goods.

CraftAge 5 - 7 Years

This is a great course for younger children who want to develop their creative talents. Paper, card, buttons, beads, fabric, felt, paint will all be used to produce a wonderful array of original designs.

Cricket5 - 7 Years & 8+ Years

All elements of the game will be taught.  Batting, bowling, wicket keeping and fielding drills will help develop basic skills.  Small games, net sessions and group work. This will be soft ball in the 5 – 7 group and hard ball in the 8+ group.

FootballAge 5 - 7 Years & 8+ Years

Participants will be put through their paces by our experienced coach, Andy Waterman, practising a range of drills to develop skills in control, dribbling, passing, shooting, goal-keeping and tactical awareness. Football boots if your child wishes, but trainers will suffice as there should be little give in the playing surface, shin pads and a bottle of water are required for this course. Please consider the weather conditions and provide your child with sun block/rain proof jacket.

Gymnastics5 - 7 Years & 8+ Years

This course is for boys and girls from beginners to intermediate levels.  Children learn basic floor skills, incorporating co-ordination skills to enhance body control, balance and rolling moves.  Rebounding skills will be taught, enabling children to use the vault.

Mini Easter Antics5 - 7 Years & 8+ Years

Keep the kids entertained with gymnastics, dance, balls skills, team building and an Easter egg hunt.

Mermaid ExperienceAge 6+ Swim Level 5+

Learn to swim like a Mergirl or Merboy, where feet are no more! Using our mermaid tails and mono fins you will be learning new skills in the water in a safe and controlled environment, before returning back to human again!

Mosaic MakingAge 8+ Years

Mosaic for kids is a wonderful craft where they can explore a different medium, teaching them dexterity, creativity, independence and self-confidence. They’re creating something completely unique and it will last a life time. Come and have some fun. EXPLORE. CREATE. INSPIRE!

Musical Theatre (Disney's Tangled)Age 6+ Years

You already know all the words to the smash hit Disney smash, so why not perform them on stage? At the end of the week, we will put on a mini show offering family members the chance to watch the last 15 minutes of the class on the final day (15:45 for afternoon sessions).

Shooting10+ Years

Shooting is an activity that requires a steady hand and keen eye. It provides excitement, but also helps children to improve discipline, self-control and a calm attitude. It is a skill and will take time to master; but improvement will be seen over this course and the children will gain a real sense of achievement as their skill levels and hence their scores improve. Rifles used fire .22 live rounds and the range is indoors so this is not a weather-dependent activity.

SwimmingAges 4.5+ Years

See separate swim levels and programme details. We offer you the chance to see how your child has progressed during their swim course by allowing you to come and watch them on their final day. Please bring your child to their lesson as normal and then remain in the Jubilee Theatre. This allows them enough time to get changed and into the pool. Claire Masterson will take you across at 10:10 (for morning sessions) or 13:40 (for afternoon sessions) and you can watch them for the first 15 minutes of their lesson.

TennisAges 5 - 7 Years & 8+ Years

The school’s four all-weather courts make it possible to provide instruction to children of different abilities. Players are grouped according to age and ability, and instruction with a qualified coach will cover all aspects of the game.