Welcome to our half-term programme 21-25 October


All Children are dropped off and picked up at our venue, Cavendish School, 31 Inverness St, Camden, London, NW1 7HB

Our creative / sporty day camp offers music, drama, and sport/playground games in the mornings, with the children alternating between activities in their age groups. Each session is age appropriate and changes every week. During the afternoons we have art / creative science sessions and playground games. This is less structured and the children can follow their interests. We also have plenty of books, lego, board games, dressing up costumes, and cooking (cold) sessions.

If you choose one of the Forest school options then your child will arrive at Cavendish school. If you have booked extended hours they will join the creative daycamp until the Forest school leaders arrive to gather them into a group and leave for the park. Similarly after the Forest school group arrives back, the children are either picked up straight away from Cavendish school, or they join back in with the daycamp.

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October half term 21-25th 2019 programme details:

Morning activities:

– Music: Cool techniques for a tambourine – much like the ‘body-beats’ sessions it’s time to add in a few percussion instruments. Check out those rhythmic moves and a bit of global history!

– Drama: Stories from the Song of Hiawatha (Longfellow). Emma Stanford will distill down some wonderfully dramatic and imaginative moments for all the age groups to appreciate.

Sport: tennis, cricket, tag rugby, basketball, volley ball, obstacle courses/team games

Afternoon activities: child-led – making dens, sport, and a great selection of books/board games, dressing up clothes and tons of amazing lego; planned activities – art and creative science and sports sessions. Art and Creative Science – is as much about the experimenting as the finished piece! There will be paint, tape, cutting, glue, glitter and more home-made slime and play-dough. You are welcome to ask for what you want to do or to have fun doing the planned session. Art is available before and after the main part of the day and also during the afternoons.

Children’s Yoga and mindfulness: Chill out between 4:30-5:30pm (after snack time) Mon-Thurs with Jessamy Dunn who is a trained and experienced Primary school teacher, as well as a certified Children’s Rainbow yoga teacher. £10/session – please book

Art in the Afternoon on Monday: An amazing design and build experience with sculptor Laura x Carle creating a magnificent haunted house out of cardboard. This will remain erected to be played in for the rest of the week. 

Fridays: we have a walk to local parks for team fun and collecting/exploring activities

Junior Forest school 3-6s and Senior Forest school 6-12s

There’s no such thing as bad weather if you’re wearing the right clothes, and this is so true! Junior Forest school and Senior Forest school programmes will run as usual throughout the 4 seasons – Autumn is a fantastic time for Forest school! Please be aware when you are booking that if the dates are not green they are fully booked already.

🌿 SENIOR FOREST SCHOOL FOR 6+ 10am-4pm 🍃 Local parks
🌿 JUNIOR FOREST SCHOOL FOR 3-5 years 9.45am-3pm 🍃 Local parks

Senior Forest school programme 6-12 yrs 10am-4pm
Junior Forest school programme 3-6 yrs 9.45am-3pm

Extended hours are available at the daycamp for children doing Forest school

FOREST SCHOOL is an inspirational alternative learning experience which takes
place on a regular basis outdoors in natural settings and across all seasons

  • Different activities each holiday
  • How lucky are we to have parks so close by! We go exploring the natural environment in these green spaces: den/shelter building, making hot chocolate in Kelly kettles, team games and making friends, nature crafts, getting muddy, and having a great adventure
  • Outdoor kitchen cooking, learning to make fires safely, and cooking delicious camp fire food
  • Waterproof, outdoor jacket, trousers and boots essential –as are long sleeves, hat or cap and sun screen in Summer.
  • Find out more about Forest School ethos here
  • Both Forest schools include wrap around at Holiday Academy if required 8.30-6pm.
    Pick up/drop off from Holiday Academy venue, Cavendish school

*Booking Forest School for the full week is recommended as each session is linked. Prices and dates

*We reserve the right to change the programme

Sample Timetable

*Our basic timetable (‘clubs’ are extra to this)

8.30 – EARLY BIRD Activities: Art, Games/puzzles, Percussion instruments, Books, Den-building
9.15-10.00 – Settling in sessions for parents/carers to stay and play
10-10.30 – WARM UP/WELCOME
10.30-11.10 – Music or Drama/Drama or Sport – Wash hands for snack
11.10-11.30 – SNACK TIME
11.30-12.10 – Music or Drama/Dance or Sport
12.15-12.50 – Music or Drama/Dance or Sport–Wash hands for lunch/Morning-only pickup time
13.00-13.45 – LUNCH
13.45-14.45 – Art/Craft – Sport/Games – Den-building – Storytelling etc
14.50-15.50 – Art/Craft – Sport/Games – Den-building – Story telling– Gather up belongings for Home time/Wash hands for snack
16.00-16.15 – SNACK/Extended day Reviewing the day, Art/Crafts, Games, Books, Den-building
18.00 – HOMETIME

*We reserve the right to changes in the staff/programme