Summer Holiday Activity Provision

Active Charnwood are providing a Summer Holiday Activity Programme to keep children active over the school break! Take a look below at the exciting opportunities on offer!

All activities must be pre-booked using https://charnwoodcouncil.bookinglive.com/leisure-activities-children or contact: 01509 634561 / contactcentre@charnwood.gov.uk

Bookings open Monday 27th June at 9am!

Bookings for each activity close the working day before at 10am

Spaces are very limited so book quick to avoid missing out!

*Wild Cards are accepted, offering discounts for Charnwood residents - for more information about the Wild Card Scheme and how to access a Wild Card visit: wild-card-scheme

The Outwoods: Orienteering

Get Active and Explore the Outwood's! Our new orienteering session provides families the opportunity to get outdoors and take part in an introduction to Orienteering. There will be child-centred activities and games led by Active Charnwood staff followed by a family led activity where the focus is on implementing skills learnt from the activities to a beginners orienteering route whilst being supported by their family and Active Charnwood staff. The activity will improve your map reading and observational skills and follows a permanent course around the woods. It will also test how you work together as a team, as you try to gather all the clues!

  • Tuesday 2nd August, 13:00-15:00
  • Wednesday 24th August, 10:00-12:00
  • 4-16yrs
  • The Outwood's, Woodhouse Lane, LE11 3YG
  • £7 per session
    • £5.25 (Wild Card standard)
    • £3.50 (Wild Card concession)

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather. Please bring a drink.

This is a family activity - Under 7's will need to be accompanied by an adult. We are happy for younger siblings (Under 4) to participate in the activity for free providing they have a sibling aged 4+ booked on and a parent present.

*Please be aware there is a parking charge of £1 when using The Outwood's car park. These charges apply every day (including Bank Holidays) between 6am and midnight. The car park has free Blue Badge parking.

The Outwoods: Den Building

A fun activity delivered by Charnwood Borough Council Sports Leaders where you can learn how to build a den, before competing against each other to see who can build the best den; can you pass our water, wind and camouflage test?

  • Tuesday 9th August, 13:00-15:00
  • Wednesday 17th August, 10:00-12:00
  • 4-16yrs
  • The Outwood's, Woodhouse Lane, LE11 3YG
  • £8 per session
    • £6 (Wild Card standard)
    • £4 (Wild Card concession)

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather. Please bring a drink.

This is a family activity - Under 7's will need to be accompanied by an adult. We are happy for younger siblings (Under 4) to participate in the activity for free providing they have a sibling aged 4+ booked on and a parent present.

*Please be aware there is a parking charge of £1 when using The Outwood's car park. These charges apply every day (including Bank Holidays) between 6am and midnight. The car park has free Blue Badge parking.

The Climbing Station: Bouldering

If you like a challenge and a bit of a thrill, book onto one of our bouldering sessions and push yourself to your vertical limits. With the qualified instructors and using professional equipment you will be guided through the sessions at the Loughborough Climbing Station.

  • Thursday 28th July, 4th August, 11th August, 18th August, 25th August
  • 13:00-14:00
  • 7-15yrs
  • The Climbing Station, Empress Road (off moor Lane), LE11 1RH
  • £12.00 per session
    • £9.00 (Wild Card standard)
    • £6.00 (Wild Car concession)

Please remember close-fitting clothing is recommended, particularly on the upper body and arms. Trousers and clean lightweight shoes are also recommended. Long hair should be tied back and jewellery removed

Please note - All under 18s will need the parental consent form completed before arrival. This can be accessed through your booking confirmation.

Commonwealth Games

Join in with Charnwood's Commonwealth Games Celebrations with a jam packed hour of exciting Commonwealth Game themed activities delivered by Charnwood Borough Council Sport and Recreation Team. These will test you balance, agility and coordination whilst making new friends!

Please bring a drink and wear suitable clothing. The session will take place in the sports hall. Different activities every week!

  • Monday 1st August, 8th August, 15th August, 22nd August
  • 10:00-11:00 - 8-11yrs
  • 11:00-12:00 - 12-16yrs
  • Loughborough Leisure Centre, LE11 3HE
  • £6.00 per session
    • £4.50 (Wild Card standard)
    • £3.00 (Wild Car concession)

Bloom Community Dance

DANCE SESSION:

The fantastic team at Bloom Community Dance bring you a fun-filled dance workshop themed around the movie SING! This hour will be filled with games, dance skills, show routine with lots of fun and laughter along the way. Please wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes and bring water. A member of the Sport and Recreation Team from Charnwood Borough Council will be there to take the register on arrival.

  • Monday 25th July
  • 14:00-15:00
  • 5-11yrs
  • Loughborough Leisure Centre, LE11 3HE
  • £6.00 per session
    • £4.50 (Wild Card standard)
    • £3.00 (Wild Card concession)

INCLUSIVE DANCE:

The fantastic team at Bloom Community Dance bring you a Disney themed fun-filled dance workshop for all abilities to enjoy. Starting with games, learning new dance skills and finishing off with a dance routine to show your friends and family. Aimed at children additional needs - parents/careers are encouraged to stay and join in! Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water.

  • Monday 1st August
  • 14:00-15:00
  • 5-11yrs
  • Loughborough Leisure Centre, LE11 3HE
  • £6.00 per session
    • £4.50 (Wild Card standard)
    • £3.00 (Wild Card concession)

Junior Cricket with Leicestershire County Cricket

Another exciting summer of cricket is here! Led by coaches from Leicestershire County Cricket Club, take part in fun skill-based activities, games and make new friends! Whether you've played cricket before or never picked up a bat, come along and have a positive cricket experience!

  • Tuesday 26th July, 9th August, 23rd August - 7-11yrs
  • 2nd August, 16th August - 12-16yrs
  • 10:00-12:00
  • Soar Valley Leisure Centre, LE12 7FG
  • £8.00 per session
    • £6.00 (Wild Card standard)
    • £4.00 (Wild Card concession)

Sessions will take place outside on the astroturf - please wear suitable shoes and clothing, including sun cream and hat (weather dependent), and bring a drink.

Beaumanor Hall: Archery

Experience the thrill of archery where you can test your own 'eye for a target'. We have both indoor and outdoor ranges. You will be shown the safety for the range, take part in a competition and play some games using the bows and arrows. With the qualified instructors from Beaumanor Hall you will be guided through every step.

  • Wednesday 27th July, Tuesday 16th August
  • 7-14yrs
  • 10:00-12:30
  • Beaumanor Hall, LE12 8TX
  • £18.00 per session
    • £13.50 (Wild Card standard)
    • £9.00 (Wild Card concession)

Please park in the main car park

Beaumanor Hall: High Ropes

A superb way for children to work together and challenge themselves in a safe and fun environment. Delivered by experienced and highly qualified staff, Beaumanor's High Ropes Course comprises of a number of different elements such as Aerial Trek, Leap of Faith, Zip Wire, Vertical Challenge, Quick Jump and Crate Stack. It is unlikely all elements will be covered in one day.

  • Monday 8th August, Tuesday 22nd August
  • 7-14yrs - must be at least 1.15m tall
  • 14:00-16:30
  • Beaumanor Hall, LE12 8TX
  • £22.00 per session
    • £16.50 (Wild Card standard)
    • £11.00 (Wild Card concession)

Please park in the main car park

B-Buddies Cycle Skills Session

A fun, recreational cycling session for riders who are wanting to improve their cycling ability, learn new skills and try a bit of off-road cycling in an engaging and exciting environment. No racing, nothing serious, just fun! The session will be led by the fantastic instructors from B-Buddies!

  • Wednesday 24th August
  • 7-16yrs
  • 13:00-15:00
  • Beaumanor Hall, LE12 8TX
  • £12.00 per session
    • £9.00 (Wild Card standard)
    • £6.00 (Wild Card concession)

*Participants are required to bring their own pedal bike

Family Geocaching

A fun family group activity where you work together to decipher the clues using GPS technology to find the geocaches! It's similar to orienteering, and treasure hunting – great fun for all ages! Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather. Please bring a drink. These sessions will be run by Charnwood Borough Council Sports Leaders.

  • Wednesday 10th August
  • 4-16yrs
  • 10:00-12:00
  • Watermead Country Park, Finger Lake Car Park, LE7 1PD
  • £12.00 per session
    • £9.00 (Wild Card standard)
    • £6.00 (Wild Card concession)

*This is a family activity - Please only book one space per family. Once one child is booked on to the activity we ask the rest of the family to come along and take part without paying/booking additional spaces. To receive the Wild Card discount, the Wild Card must be in the name of the child booked on*

Please be aware that there is a parking charge of £2.50 when using The Finger Lake car park. These charges apply every day (including Bank Holidays) between 6am and midnight. The car park has free Blue Badge parking.


The Active Charnwood team works in partnership with many sports clubs and organisations to support local sports provision and encourage children to be more active. Check out the activities that will running in Charnwood below.

Fusion Lifestyle Junior Bootcamp

Junior Boot camp is here! An exciting high intensity session with a fully qualified instructor!

  • Where: Soar Valley leisure Centre (astroturf)
  • When: Thursdays - 21st July, 28th July, 4th August, 11th August, 18th August, 25th August.
  • Time: 11:00-12:00
  • Age: 13-19yrs
  • Cost: £2 per session

No need to pre-book, just turn up and take part!

Fusion Lifestyle x Fit For Sport

Our partners at Fusion Lifestyle are working with Fit For Sport to deliver holiday provision at Loughborough Leisure Centre 25th July-26th August for year groups:

- 4-5 Years

- 6-7 Years

- 8-11 Years

Activities including; Super Sports, Fit Factor, Thrive Time, Learn Zone, Wellness Zone, Creative Zone, weeks in focus, special events, and much more!

Full day 08:30-17:30

Day Pass Price - £31. Childcare vouchers accepted.

Book a full week (Mon-Fri) for a discounted Day Pass - £29.75

For more information visit: https://www.fitforsport.co.uk/holiday-activity-camps

Leicester City in the Community

TayPlay

TayPlay is an Ofsted Registered Childcare Provider who delivers high quality and fun Multi-Activity Holiday Camps throughout the UK for children aged 5-11 years (Year 1- Year 6).

They deliver a wide range of different activities within there Multi-Activity Holiday Camps.

To find you nearest TayPlay holiday camp along with more information visit: https://www.tayplaysport.co.uk/book

Waterfront Sports and Education Academy

Waterfront will be running a Summer Holiday, Activities & Food Programme full of fun and engaging activities. This is a FREE provision to all children in receipt of Free School Meals.

  • 5-11years
  • Monday to Thursday, 11th June – Thursday 4th August
  • 12 – 4pm

The Activity Scheme will include a range of activities such as arts and crafts, sports, healthy eating games and much more! Lunch will be provided to all that attend.

For more information and to sign up please visit: http://www.waterfrontsea.org/summer-food-activity/

Sign up deadline 24th June 2022