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Holiday Club

Schools Out Holiday Club runs every half and full-term break throughout the year and over the full Summer Holidays.  By releasing the agenda for each holiday well in advance, children can get excited and look forward to coming!  Each day there is something for everyone to do, in group activities or a quiet space.

Children aged 4-11yrs (currently attending Primary School) from all over South Derbyshire/Staffordshire border attend. As an extremely friendly club, full of fun, we love to make new friends!

Yummy home-cooked food is available daily at lunch and tea, with fresh fruit always available. Children can experience picnics and cook on an open fire which is exciting. Children really enjoy making their own food with us and learning new kitchen skills under close supervision.

The Schools Out Club activities are amazing and include: Forest School, cooking & baking, clothes designing & fashion shows, science experiments (that go bang!), walks into the local countryside, and theatre & drama – there’s truly never a dull moment!

You can enjoy lots of exciting trips out to local attractions such as Conkers, Matlock Bath, Markeaton Park, Rosliston Forestry Centre, which are always enjoyed by all. We have our own private minibusses for tips out. With First Aid training, DBS check, and years of experience, parents can rest assured their children are in safe hands. High Vis jackets are provided for trips out and we keep in contact with parents throughout the day.

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See below for our latest exciting Holiday Club Agenda!

Monday 25th July to Friday 2nd September 2022

Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing each day including sun hats, sun cream, coats (hats & gloves), and wellies just in case as we like to get outside as much as possible!

The activities

  • This Is The Greatest Show Monday 25th July 2022 We will be turning the Old School Adventure Club into a theatre and putting on a show for everyone. Throughout the day we will cover a variety of different jobs such as scriptwriters, hair and makeup artists, lead performers, and much much more! We will begin the morning by watching a real theatre show to get ideas to write our own script, followed by making popcorn and ice lollies for our guests later on in the day. You are welcome to bring in your own costumes or design them yourself here. In the afternoon, the show will begin. Ready? ... Lights, camera, action!
  • Science Day Tuesday 26th July 2022 We will be turning into mad scientists and crazy professors for the day. Trying out lots of fun experiments such as vinegar volcanoes, diet Coke & Mentos eruptions, tornadoes in a bottle, and much more! Stand well back and watch with amazement as things go whizz and bang!
  • Laser Tag (Extra cost £10.50) Wednesday 27th July 2022 A day full of fun and excitement! Heading into groups we will be enjoying a game of Laser-Tag at Megazone, played in a themed multi-level playing arena. You are the hunted and you have only a laser gun to aid your survival! There will also be a climbing wall to explore too. This trip is always lots of fun!
  • Spa Day Thursday 28th July 2022 Time to relax and unwind in The Old School Adventure Club Spa... enjoy a wide variety of activities, learn how to give a shoulder & head massage, create a natural mud face mask, and explore the science side of relaxing, including yoga and meditation. We will also be making a lovely body scrub that you will be able to take home and try in the bath - don't forget your robes, towels, and flip-flops. 
  • Survival Day Friday 29th July 2022 A fun day filled with team-building exercises. We will be learning how to put up tents as a team and cooking our own dinners. We will be looking at what we need to survive in different scenarios as well as looking at the environment to see how and if we could make a home. We will be searching for what animals and creatures may also live in a forest!
  • Rock Star Day Monday 1st August 2022 Let's get ready to rock and roll! Come dressed ready to be a rock star/pop star for the day. We will be learning how to write music and create our own lyrics to songs. During the afternoon we will be putting on a show for the rest of the club. School's Out will be creating their own musical instruments and decorations ready for the show. Together, we will be writing lyrics for a group song and creating some jazzy dance moves and actions that the rest of the club can join in with too!
  • Save the day! Tuesday 2nd August 2022 Hero or Villain? Why not dress up as your favourite Hero or Villain. Will you be causing mischief or saving the day? You could come as a superhero or an everyday hero like a Doctor, Nurse, Soldier, or Fireman. There might be a few surprise visits throughout the day!
  • Matlock Bath Trip (Extra cost of £10) Wednesday 3rd August 2022 We will be leaving at 9.00am to head to Matlock Bath where we will be exploring Matlock and having a picnic in the park for lunch. Children are welcome to bring some pennies for the arcades and maybe a stick of rock! Before leaving Matlock Bath we will be having a chippy tea (included in the price) before arriving back at the club at 4.30pm.
  • CSI Day Thursday 4th August 2022 Solve the mystery! What crime has been committed? Who did it? We will be interrogating everyone and exploring the club and the village, taking fingerprints, measuring shoe sizes, and looking for clues!
  • The Old School Garden Party Friday 5th August 2022 We will be putting our cooking skills to the test in the morning, followed by hosting a Garden Party in the afternoon. Throughout the morning we will be creating decorations for the garden. Music, dancing, and party games will be taking place!
  • In the Jungle, the mighty Jungle... Monday 8th August 2022 ... the lion sleeps tonight! And so do the snakes, monkeys, tigers, and birds. You could come as a jungle creature or part of the jungle itself! Brown trousers and a green t-shirt can turn you into a jungle tree or bright orange and yellow clothes will mean you'll shine as bright as the summer sun! We will be watching the Lion King and going on a safari around the village! 
  • Beach Themed Day Tuesday 9th August 2022 Let's make a splash! We will be turning the garden into the beach, where we will be splashing away in the paddling pools, making sandcastles, tucking into traditional fish and chips, and cooling down with ice pops! Don't forget to bring your swimming costumes/shorts, flip-flops, and towels! 
  • Chatsworth House  (Extra Cost £7.00) Wednesday 10th August 2022 We are leaving nursery at 9.00am to explore Chatsworth House, we will be looking at what animals and creatures that live in the grounds of Chatsworth. We will be discussing who may have lived in a house as grand as Chatsworth too. While we are there we will also be having a forest school session  A delicious picnic will be provided for lunch and we will return back to club for 3.30pm. Children are welcome to bring pocket money for ice-creams.
  • Sports Activity Day Thursday 11th August 2022 Ready, steady, go! We will be having a fun-filled sports day. Remember to pack your running shoes. You will have the opportunity to complete assault courses and take part in team races/games. Activities included: egg and spoon races, skipping races, football matches, and much more! We will also be taking part in sports-themed crafts, including medal making.
  • Dinosaur Day Friday 12th August 2022 Let's become an archeologist for a day! We will be looking at how dinosaurs used to live, what they eat, and what happen when they left the earth. We will be digging up our own dinosaur bones and designing our own dinosaurs.
  • Den Building Monday 15th August 2022 Competitions will be taking place to see which team can build the biggest den! How many friends can you hide inside? Are your dens waterproof? Are they camouflaged? Your den building and teamwork skills will be put to the test - let's see which team wins!
  • Disney Day Tuesday 16th August 2022 You are welcome to come dressed as your favourite Disney character! We will be spending the day watching our favourite Disney movies, baking our own delicious Disney cupcakes and cookies, and turning The Old School into a Disney fairytale, with wonderful craft creations!
  • Adventure Golf at Branston Golf Club (Extra £7 cost) Wednesday 17th August 2022 Come ready to show off your golf skills at Branston's Adventure Golf range. We will then go on to Branston Water Park to have a yummy picnic and play some team games. While we are there we will also be doing some bug hunting. 
  • It's a Knockout Water Sports Day! Thursday 18th August 2022 (Weather Permitting)  You will be taking part in a day full of fun and exciting team challenges and games - battling it out to win the 'It's A Knockout' prize. Challenges will include water games, obstacle courses, treasure hunts, sports games, and many more! The main theme of this day is water – so there will be many wet and wild activities taking place! Bring your towel and swimming costume!
  • CSI Day Friday 19th August 2022 Solve the mystery! What crime has been committed? Who did it?   We will be interrogating everyone and exploring the club and Willington Village, taking fingerprints, measuring shoe sizes, and looking for clues!
  • Carnival/Circus Day Monday 22nd August 2022 Time for our Old School Adventure Club Summer Carnival! We will be learning traditional carnival dancing and making our own carnival floats to parade around the playground with. Please come dressed in bright coloured clothing. Sparkles, sequins, and glitters are a must! We will have our faces painted and will make colourful accessories to put on a show! 
  • Challenge Your Limits! Tuesday 23rd August 2022 The key to this activity is teamwork! You will be put into mixed-aged groups and presented with a variety of different challenges e.g. Water games, Music quizzes, Bottle rockets, 'What's inside the box?', Treasure hunts, Parachute challenges and more! Who will win the challenge?
  • Conkers Trip (£10.00 extra cost) Wednesday 24th August 2022 We will be leaving the club at 9.30am and travelling to Conkers. We will be looking around the indoor interactive exhibits, as well as exploring the Enchanted Forest and exploring some different sculptures on the Discovery site, using our senses to explore the Wildlife Trail and finding different patterns and shapes along the way. Whilst looking around the minibeast trail we will be learning interesting facts about minibeasts as we explore the area. We are also going to be taking part in a barefoot walk around Conkers. A picnic is provided and children are welcome to bring some extra spending money. ** PLEASE BOOK IN BY 24TH JULY ANY LATER BOOKINGS CAN'T BE GUARANTEED A SPACE! **
  • Craft Day Thursday 25th August 2022 Get ready for a day of crafts! We will be sewing our own bookmarks, and making keyrings. We will be looking at some famous artsiest and having a go at making our own art to put in The Old School Adventure Club Art Gallery.
  • PJ Party Friday 26th August 2022 Feel Good Friday! Rock up in your favourite pyjamas for a film and popcorn day. We will also be busy baking our own tea and desserts. You are welcome to bring in your favourite film and games!
  • Closed Bank Holiday Monday 29th August 2022
  • Rosliston Forestry Centre (Extra £3.00 cost) Tuesday 30th August 2022 Will we be heading to Rosliston Forestry Centre for a Forest School session and departing promptly at 9:30am. Whilst there, we will be seeing how many flying creatures we can find – from tiny flies to beautiful butterflies, dramatic dragonflies, and brilliant birds. We will also be looking for minibeasts in different places around the site too. A delicious picnic will be taken with us for lunch. 
  • Disco Day Wednesday 31st August 2022 We will be finishing our Summer holidays with a disco!  Showing off our moves and even maybe learning some new ones! We will be looking at past discos of the 50s and looking at how they used to dance. After all this dancing we will be hungry so will be making our own party food.
  • Movie Day Thursday 1st September 2022 Have you got what it takes to be nominated for an Oscar? We’ll be creating our own films and Oscars and holding our very own Old School Adventure Club's Got Talent contest. 
  • A long, long time ago... Friday 2nd September 2022 Flick through your history books and take a look at who walked the earth before you were born. Go as far back as you like and come to camp dressed as a dinosaur, caveman/woman or even an Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh. 

In addition to the planned activities…

The children also have access to our garden, books, drawing supplies, games, internet, and a huge selection of toys and equipment.

Items to bring…

  • Water bottle
  • Sun cream & sun hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Wet weather clothes
  • Warm, hat gloves and coat in winter

Forest School

Any Forest School sessions will be held at local off-site Forest School. There are a number of sheltered areas in our Forest School to protect the children from the elements. Handwashing and toileting facilities are also provided. Delicious meals will be cooked on the fire or picnic food provided. Healthy snacks, fruit, milk, and water are always available.

Book your place


01283 740100

  • Holiday club is for all children who have started attending school (reception to year 6)
  • No registration fee is payable for school holiday club children.
  • A completed registration pack is required to secure a school holiday club place for new children.
  • A minimum of 2 weeks notice is required to secure a holiday club place. Additional sessions at late notice may be booked providing there is availability.
  • Holiday club bills are sent out on the last day of each holiday club, or every two weeks during the summer holidays.
  • Children of school age are required to provide and apply their own sun cream (nursery staff may supervise the application of them). If sun cream is not provided and is deemed necessary in order to protect your child, nursery sun cream will be supplied and the charge will be added on to your bill.
  • Holiday club regularly attend trips. Parents are always informed when a trip is planned. Every effort is made to keep any extra costs to a minimum. Additional trip payments must be made on the morning of the trip day at the latest and you will be asked to sign a consent form in order for your child to attend.
  • During trip days, it is the parents/carers responsibility to ensure your child is supplied with the appropriate clothes, footwear and any extra items required.
  • If your child is not at the nursery in time to leave for a pre-organised trip, we will leave without them. It is then the parent/carers responsibility to meet the holiday club at their trip location. If you choose not to do this, full charges will still apply.
  • Whilst every effort will always be made to keep to the planned agenda, we reserve the right to cancel or alter activities/outings without notice.
  • In the event of the holiday club being full, your child will be put onto our waiting list and you will be informed as soon as a place becomes available