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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 BBQs, 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 fully electric minibuses 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!

February Holiday Club 19th - 23rd February 2024

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

  • Random Act Of Kindness Day Monday 19th February We have a day full of random act of kindness, in the morning we will be making some wonderful pictures and some yummy biscuits to give out on a walk in the afternoon, where we will be giving out what we have made to the public to make them smile. We also be making vouchers for a act of kindness to do at home.
  • Forest School Day Tuesday 20th February We are excited to get some new Forest School tools for our school children and cant wait to show what we can do with them, we will be playing some games with nails and hammers, making necklaces or keyrings by learning how to use a hand drill, we will be looking at how we can make wood into monsters, princess what evert your imagination lets you.
  • Calke Abbey Trip (£6.00 extra cost) Wednesday 21st February Following on from our Forest School We will be leaving The Old School Adventure Club at 9.30am to go to Calke Abbey to have a fun-filled Forest School day. Our trip will include an animal/ bug hunt, den building, and nature obstacle course. We will be having a yummy picnic too. Come dressed to get messy as we will be doing lots of things with mud!
  • Survival Day Thursday 22nd February 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.
  • Nature Day Friday 23rd February Today we will be exploring the world of nature! We will be looking at what we can do to help nature, from litter picking to make bird feeders! We will making a home for all sorts of insects when we make a bug hotel in our playground. We will also look at the canal to see what nature we can find.

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