Childcare York

School Holiday Care & Clubs

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School Holiday Clubs, Camps, Activities and School Holiday Childcare in York.

Summer Holiday 2020

At Acomb CC We are an inclusive cricket and sports coaching company who have been running since 2007. We are offering 90 minute ‘performance’ sessions for cricketers aspiring to reach regional and county level which are run by a level 3 ECB coach.

We are running ‘participation’ camps for both half and full days for boys and girls aged 5-13 of all ability levels focusing on FUNdamentals of cricket through fun and engaging drills and games.

We have qualified PE teachers running our ‘sports‘ camps and specific sports are available on request. We passed our OFSTED inspection in April 2018 and are a registered childcare provider. We also have a Covid19 safe use policy to ensure your child is in safe hands and can learn, play and enjoy cricket and sport during these challenging times.

At Queen Margaret’s we are offering similar sports camps but on an outstanding facility which includes a double sized Astro hockey pitch, 4 tennis and netball courts, a cricket field, an acre of land for multi sports, athletics track and long jump pit and an indoor sports hall in the event of wet weather. We have qualified NGB coaches and PE teachers here with international playing experience.


We are Ofsted registered and accept Childcare vouchers.

We are a passionate and professional cricket coaching service, directed by ECB Level 3 Advanced coach Scott Nicholls and a team of experience and enthusiastic ECB coaches.

Within our courses and camps we create a nurturing and enabling environment in which players can develop and reach their potential.

We love what we do and enjoy working with players of all ages and abilities.

07540 189755


Holiday club reopening from 4th July 2020

We have a fantastic holiday club, taking children from school age up to 12 years old.

Most activities will take place outside. Ad hoc, temporary and regular care available.

Summer themes:
Bake off
All creatures great and small
Den building
The greatest showman
Our favourite book
Under the Sea

See our poster below for more information.

01904 693007


In line with the most recent government guidance we’ve added a lot of changes to our camps to make sure our campers are safe during your time with us. Find out more HERE. Safety changes include: smaller groups, new timetables, adapted activities, bubbles, fresh air, hand sanitiser and registration.

Making school holidays adventure days!

Camp Xplode is all about getting back to nature and having fun with friends. However your child likes to have fun, you’ll find there’s a club that’s perfectly tailored to them. Children are grouped according to their age into one of the clubs below and participate in an exciting activity program designed with their age and interests in mind:

Our Clubs

· Bears : age 3 – 4

· Foxes: age 5 – 7

· Wildcats: age 8 – 11

· Bisons: age 12 – 13

· Wolves: age 8 – 14

Our Dates

· Summer: 6 July – 28 Aug

Our unique holiday day camps give children and young adults an exciting multi activity experience with the chance to enjoy loads of activities like team sports, craft, archery, games, drama and bushcraft to name a few.

Join us at The Mount School, York, YO24 4DD

Not close enough? Camp Xplode also have camps in Ilkley, Ackworth and Leeds!

Book online at at or call 0113 4830280

0113 4830280



Summer Holiday Workshops 2020

Full day performing arts workshops – places strictly limited!

Workshops run from 9.15am to 3.30pm, with strict guidelines in place for lunch times, except the half days at Knavesmire on 26th August.


10th August – 1 day performing arts workshop, years 1-6
11th August – 1 day performing arts workshop, years 1-6 – SOLD OUT
19th August – 1 day performing arts workshop years 1-6
20th August– 1 day performing arts workshop years 7-11
24th August – 1 day performing arts workshop, years 1-6 – SOLD OUT
25th August – 1 day performing arts workshop, years 7-11


12th August – 1 day performing arts workshop, years 1-6
13th August – 1 day performing arts workshop, years 1-6
17th August – 1 day performing arts workshop, years 1-6
18th August – – 1 day performing arts workshop, years 7-11
26th August 1/2 day Junior 9am – 12noon, 1/2 day Seniors 1pm – 4pm. (£10 per half day)

07985 687 807

Our holiday club is running at Acomb Primary School YO24 4ES, full days only (08:30 – 16:30) on the following dates:

Monday 27th – Friday 31st July
Monday 3rd – Friday 7th August
Monday 10th – Friday 14th August
Monday 17th – Friday 21st August
Monday 24th – Friday 28th August

Unfortunately, we are unable to run at Hempland Primary this summer and do not have the facilities at Acomb the first or last week of the holidays.


£24 per day

Activities will be adapted to conform with social distancing guidelines.

Maximum of 30 children per day.

2 groups (bubbles) of no more than 15 children and 1 coach.

Children will be in their group for the full day with the same coach – no mixing


ALL bookings to made HERE.

Payments can be made via BACS or childcare vouchers. No cash payments.
No places reserved and no refunds

Huge thanks in advance for your support.
We can finally say, SEE YOU SOON! We cannot wait to be back!



Summer Holiday Club 2020

For ages 3 – 11.

Outdoor play daily.

8am – 5.30pm
£25 for a full day
£15 per half day session (8am – 12.30 or 12.30 – 5.30)
Snack/tea provided. Packed lunch required.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday:
Week 1: July 28th, 29th & 30th – Holidays on the beach!
Week 2: Aug 4th, 5th & 6th – At the seaside!
Week 3: Aug 11th, 12th & 13th – Does it crawl, fly or run?
Week 4: Aug 18th, 19th & 20th – At the Theatre!
Week 5: Aug 25th, 26th & 27th – A week to remember

To minimise risk: children will be in bubbles of no more than 15 across the week that will not mix.
Handwashing and cleanliness a priority. Outdoor play & activities as much as possible.

See the poster below for all the different activities running each week.


St Paul’s Nursery School, 12 St Paul’s Square, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 4BD

01904 555995


Running this summer for ages 8 – 16 years

We are Thread and Press and we are running a series of fun, creative sessions this summer at Melbourne (near Pocklington). There are a variety of sessions on offer including printing, sewing, clay, painting, fashion, craft and 3D.

We love to work with young people and our sessions offer the opportunity for children aged 8 – 16 years who love being creative to work on exciting projects and produce fantastic outcomes to take home. Example sessions include using decoupage to create a bedroom birdhouse, sewing and making personalised bedroom bunting, making clay characters, constructing floral headwear and working on our fashion challenge! There are plenty of sessions to choose from and as experienced teachers, we know how to make our sessions safe and fun. Even if they have not used these techniques before, we can safely teach them what they need to know.

Come and join us for some creative fun! To comply with government Covid-19 guidance, groups sizes will be small and well-spaced in each venue, with individual resources to use. 10% sibling discount available. Sessions are bookable as two consecutive days and will run for a full day from 10am – 3pm. All sessions are run by experienced teachers with Enhanced DBS.

Find out more about our sessions and book at on our website here, or find us on Facebook. Or please call Holly on 07919404498 (Melbourne)




Join us for a one of a kind, circus themed project – including jam packed activity kits and online zoom sessions! Take part in craft activities, circus skills, acting, costume design, storytelling and lots more!

This creative project is suitable for ages 7-12, however if your child falls outside of the age bracket then do let us know as we can offer a ‘kit only’ option (at a reduced rate).

Each week, your child will receive a unique activity kit posted directly to your door.

Each kit Includes

  • Craft activities and supplies
  • Circus themed games and challenges
  • Storytelling and acting challenges
  • A surprise treat

Every Friday afternoon we’ll also meet up on Zoom for games and more circus themed fun! We will also schedule a short comfort break in the middle – away from screens.

At a Glance:
Cost: £16 per week (3 weeks – 1 kit and 1 zoom session per week)
Zoom sessions every Friday 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Weekly activity kits posted to your door
Sibling discount available
Away for one of the weeks? Don’t worry, we’re happy to post to any UK address!



Summer 2020 information tbc

3 day football course running at York University and Easingwold.

If you have booked before you know how much fun your son or daughter will have at our camps & if your son or daughter hasn’t been before there sure for a fun, action packed time with YCFCF Coaches. YCFC Foundation sessions cater for all beginners, girls or Elite players camps are designed to involve everyone in maximum fun and enjoyment for the whole community.

Holiday Courses will be LIMITED on spaces.

All Holiday Courses will follow current government and FA guidelines as well as social distancing rules. The course must be pre-booked for ALL 3 days as the participants will work in the same group for the duration.

Players should wear suitable comfortable clothing and footwear for all activities which will take place outdoor. Rainwear, suncream, sunhat and hand sanitiser should be worn/provided for the young player. Players will also be required to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink for the entire day. Despite increased control measures in place due to COVID 19, we will ensure that Courses will remain as FUN and ENGAGING as ever!


For Further Details Call: 01904 559 508 or Email


01904 559 508


Ainsty Gymnastics and Trampoline Camps

We offer gymnastics and trampolining holiday camps throughout the holidays. As well as our flagship ninja academy camp. Camps are available for a half day or full day.

T: 07548 669 595

BeeKeepers after school and holiday club

Holiday club for ages 4-13. open 8am till 6pm. There is a option to book am only or pm only. prices: full day: £22 first child sibling £20 half day £12 sibling £11. Different activities everyday, lots of fun to have!

The after school club is for all children attending St Oswald’s School and/or living in the Fulford area.

The scout hut, School lane, Fulford, yo10 4LS York
T: 01904 638455

Copmanthorpe Club

Out of School & Holiday Care. Open to all primary school aged children.

7.30 am-6pm Mon-Fri, Holiday club 8am-6pm

Copmanthorpe Recreation Centre & Sports Club, Barons Crescent, Copmanthorpe, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 3YR

T: 07517 471990

Creative Journeys for Kids

Creative workshops run from 8.15 til 5pm.

Bootham junior School, Rawcliffe Lane, York, YO30 6NP

T: 07947 350487

David Lloyd Kids Holiday Club

Ages 5-13 years old,
We offer a full day camp 9-5pm or half day of 9-1pm/1-5pm – prices from £20.60 per day
Join our DL kids Team for a fun filled structure day of activities, Swim and Tennis lesson’s. Included within this are lunch drinks and snacks throughout the day.
Members and non-members welcome to book today, please call to book.

T: 01904 751500

‘DL Kids at David Lloyd is open to non-members. Lots of crafts and sports pIus a swimming lesson if they want it. My boy goes every holiday.’

SG, June 19

Dringhouses out of school club

We provide a warm and welcoming, homely environment. We provide childcare for up to 50 children aged 4 to 12 years. We provide a breakfast club, an after school and a holiday club.
Based at Social Club in Dringhouses

Dringhouses Out of School Club, Social Club, St. Helen’s Road, Dringhouses, York

T: 07704069078

Elvington Club

Out of School & Holiday Care
We provide out of school care for children aged 3 up to age 11 years at the Lower Derwent Sports and Social Club, Elvington. A Holiday Club runs during School Holidays (except bank holidays and the first two full weeks of the Summer break when we are closed).

Lower Derwent Sports and Social Club, Elvington Lane, Elvington, York, YO41 4DY

T: 07790 480229


Funfishers registered charity providing wrap around care for children aged 9months to 11y term time and holidays.
Term time for before and after school for fishergate and St Georges schools, babies and pre-school all day. Full & Half day sessions available in the holidays, breakfast, dinner and light tea each day.

Fishergate Primary School, Fishergate, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 4AP

T: 01904 677870

‘Funfishers nursery on Fishergate is flexible and lovely. I take my son there from Huntington because I rate them so much.’

EM, Nov 18

‘Funfishers are good xx’

CT, Nov 18


Out of School & Holiday Care

Hempland Kids Club, Bad Bargain Lane, York, YO31 0GW

T: 07845 908965

Kings Camps Holiday Club

Kings Camps combine the best elements of sports & Holiday clubs to provide fun & exciting adventures for children and young people, and peace of mind for parents.

The Mount School, Dalton Terrace, York, YO24 4DD

T: 01142 632150

Knavesmire Cool Kids Club

Out of School & Holiday care
Offers both before and after school care and holiday clubs for ages 4-13.

Knavesmire Primary School, Trafalgar Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1HY

T: 07871 272672 (Wendy)

Kool Kids Club

Out of School & Holiday Care
We offer a friendly play environment with the aim of delivering a programme of activities which promote confidence, independence and enjoyment in a relaxed, easy atmosphere. We plan lots of exciting and fun activities for your child to take part in.

Kool Kids Club, Eastholme Drive, Rawcliffe, YO30 5TA

T: 07503 020035

‘My son has been going to the Rawcliffe one for five years now.’

JC, Oct 19

‘I use kool kids club.’

MB, May 18

Koosh Club Park Grove

Out of School & Holiday Care
Park Grove KOOSH Club operates Breakfast Club from 8.00am to 9.00 am and After School Club from 3.00pm to 6.00pm. We offer care for children from 3 to 11 years from both Park Grove and St Wilfred’s School in the local area. Holiday care from 8am til 6pm.

Park Grove School, Dudley Street, York, YO31 8LP

‘Koosh do trips out, have a theme for the week etc. It’s a nice club with experienced staff and I’ve used it for years.

EK, March 18

Little Acorns Day Nursery

An established 54 place nursery for children aged 3months-5years which opened in April 2004. Open Monday-Friday, 7.30am – 6.00pm all year round (except of Bank Holidays).

Also offer before and after school care and holiday care for children attending Clifton Green Primary school or the nursery.

Clifton Children’s Centre, Kingsway North, York, YO30 6JA
T: 01904 552345

‘Both my girls go there and they love it (so do I!). Lovely setting, caring staff & always fun things for them to do. They’re really creative with the activities they do & often go out for walks to the park, library or next door to visit the residents x’

CH, Jan 19

‘Amazing nursery, wouldn’t want my son anywhere else. Staff and facilities are brilliant and my son is doing amazing there.’

NS, Jan 19

Over the Rainbow

Out of School & Holiday Care
We are based in the building adjacent to Dunnington Primary School. We offer a wide range of Childcare options for parents and carers in our local community at our Breakfast Club, After School Club & Holiday Club.

Over the Rainbow, Church Lane, Dunnington, York, YO19 5QG

T: 01904 489053

Poppleton Road

Out of School & Holiday Care
Breakfast Club is £3.75 and After School is £8.25/£7.50. We offer a wide range of activities for children of various ages and abilities. Holiday club Full day £23.00 (sibling rate £21.00) Half day £12.50 (sibling rate £11.50).

Poppleton Road Primary School, Poppleton Road, York, YO26 4UP

T: 01904 340999

‘Poppleton Road Primary School do a holiday club that’s available for children not attending the school too. X’

AS, Oct 19

‘They are really friendly.’

LB, June 19

Poppleton Schools Out Club

Out of School & Holiday Care
Breakfast cost £3.50 per session and after school sessions are £7.00. 8am-6pm care offered in school holidays.

Poppleton Youth Club, Main Street, Upper Poppleton, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 6JT

T: 01904 783653

Snappy Regular and Holiday Schemes

Snappy offer play and recreation opportunities to Children and Young people (aged 5-19) with disability, learning and other additional needs.
We operate in all school holidays and Thursday evenings & Saturdays.

Saturday scheme 5 to 18 years Runs from 10 to 3.30pm each week for 43 weeks each year
Senior Snappy 17 to 25 years Runs from 7pm to 9.30pm each Thursday
Easter Scheme 5 to 19 years Runs throughout the Easter school holidays 10 am to 3.30pm
Summer Scheme 5 to 19 years Runs for the full school holidays 10am to 3.30pm

We also run in half term but this would be specialist arts or drama groups ( and depends on funding )

‘Check out S.N.A.P.P.Y social groups they organise lots of great things for youngsters with additional needs x’

SM, Oct 2018

York Boys Club, 84 Lowther Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO31 7LX
T: 01904 640562

St. Barnabas

Out Of School Club & Holiday Care
We are based in St Barnabas Primary School. We offer a warm and cosy play environment providing a range of indoor and outdoor activities for the children to enjoy. We offer before & after school care and a holiday club.

St Barnabas C Of E Primary School, Jubilee Terrace, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 4YZ

T: 07730434814

The Playden

Out of School & Holiday care
Out of school care for pupils of Our Lady’s school only but holiday club open to pupils from schools across York.

Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs RC Primary School, Hamilton Drive, York, YO24 4JW

T: 07788 983658

The Wonder Years

The pre-school offers educational childcare for children from three to five years of age using the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance. We want all our children to feel confident, valued and respected as we understand that this helps children develop into confident and independent learners.

Out of School & Holiday care also provided.

The Wonder Years, The Bungalow, Wigginton Primary School, Wigginton, York, YO32 2FZ

T: 01904 758717

The Zoo Skatepark York

Action-packed Scooter Schools at Zoo Skatepark York!

Our Scooter Schools provide a fun and exciting experience for children and young people aged 5 -12 during the school holiday periods. All of our sessions are run by expert coaches in a way that keeps children active and ensures that they have an enjoyable and exciting day.

‘We absolutely love The Zoo Skatepark. Really surprised at how few people know about this gem. Its just under Sainsbury’s in Foss Islands. They are running Scooter Schools over the summer and I can highly recommend them.’

SA, July 19

‘Our son had a scooter party at the zoo skate park in york last summer. He loved it. Exclusive use too 🙂 x’

EB, Dec 18

T: 01904 551440

Top Rank Coaching

Football Coaching holiday club.

Stamford Bridge Playing Fields, Low Catton Road, Stamford Bridge, YO41 1DZ

T: 07971 174257

Total Sports Active Holiday Clubs

Total Sports Limited was voted the BEST holiday clubs for children aged 5 to 12 throughout York!
80% of our staff work in Primary Schools – so you’re in safe hands and children have a really fun day.
Active, fun, challenges and brilliant staff = happy kids. Limited places due to popularity.
T: 03444 14 13 13

York Tennis Club Summer Camps

Summer 2020
Could your child be the next Federer or Serena?
Monday to Friday 9am-12 for ages 6-11
5 weeks starting w/c 20th July
£30 per session (£150 per week)
Open to all abilities, run by 4 enthusiastic coaches
Spaces going fast, book now to avoid disappointment!

T:07842 194343