There’s no shortage of classes over the summer holidays in London this summer.  From aerial skills to coding — there are loads of options to keep the city’s youngest residents entertained! Start planning and don’t forget the sunscreen!

RICHER EDUCATION, IMPERIAL COLLEGE 

When7th – 25th August | 9 – 3:30pm
Ages: 4 to 11 years
Where: Imperial College, South Kensington
Cost: £340 per week / 5 days

Richer Education Science Summer Camp starts at the world-renowned Imperial College London on Monday 7th August and runs for three weeks with daily sessions from 9:00am until 3:30pm. The camp aims to inspire children aged 4 to 11 to get involved in science in a creative, fun way by exploring and discovering science in a real-life context through their workshops.

Children will learn about a range of subjects that change each week—from bioengineering, chemistry and anatomy to prehistoric science, kitchen chemistry and seasonal science. All topics are brand new with no repeat over the three-week duration (click here for week one topics, week two and week three). Parents can book one week, any combination of two weeks or all three weeks. Discounts are available for bookings of two or three weeks, and there’s a 10% sibling discount (applied to the cost of the additional child/children).

Find out more here: richereducation.co.uk

Flying Fantastic

FLYING FANTASTIC BANKSIDE

When: 7th – 11th August | 10–4pm
Ages: 7 to 15 years
Where: Flying Fantastic Bankside
Cost: £350

Let your kids fly with our exciting and action-packed Aerial Summer School of trapeze, hoop, silks as well as some floor-based activities such as acrobalance, hula hooping and tumbling. Children will develop strength, flexibility and confidence as they learn to hold their own weight to move their bodies through a series of fun moves, drops and tricks.

No previous experience is needed and children work in small groups with an experienced teacher so that they are challenged at their own level. Contact 020 7928 2093 for more information or email edel@flyingfantastic.co.uk.

Find out more here: flyingfantastic.co.uk

Drama Queens

DRAMA QUEENS, Queens Park

When: 25th July – 24th August | Tues, Wed, & Thurs
Ages: 3 to 13 years
Where: St Lukes, Fernhead Road
Cost: £45/day, £120 for 3 days, £220 for 6 days

Taught in age groups from 3 to 13 years, Drama Queens’ popular holiday workshops are a great way to make new friends and experience putting on a performance together. From filmmaking to musical theatre we cover it all, with weekly projects that encourage your little (and big) drama queens to shine! Our sessions are taught by professional actors and include games, song, dance, performance and play. We help to develop children’s confidence, creativity and communication skills whilst having fabulous theatrical fun! Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am to 3:30pm, near Queens Park.

Find out more here: dramaqueens.org/holiday-workshops or to book email info@dramaqueens.org

Mini Engineers

LEGO Camps with Mini-Engineers

When: 10th July – 25th August
Ages: 5 to 11 years (Year 1 to Year 6)
Where: Battersea | Chelsea | South Kensington | St. John’s Wood | Wimbledon
Cost: £84 to £285 per camp

Mini-Engineers is super excited about welcoming veteran and new mini-engineers to their LEGO summer activities. They have some fun and exciting LEGO camps lined up ranging from Superheroes, Aerospace and 999 Emergency to Minecraft and Space Stop Motion. 2017 will be their fourth year running LEGO summer camps and they love seeing their mini-engineers year after year. So what are you waiting for… come join them for some great LEGO building and “Let’s start building mighty minds brick by brick!” 

Find out more here: mini-engineers.com/category/holiday-camps

Little House of Science

Little House of Science

When: 18th July – 31st August

Ages: 4 to 11 years
Where: Imperial College, South Kensington
Cost: £168 for 3 days

Little House of Science is where little and young scientists can experiment, explore, learn and play. Children are naturally inquisitive, which makes them ideal scientists. Little House of Science nurtures this curiosity and re-enforces STEM-related subjects in an exciting, practical and fun way so that the children can connect with science from a very early age.

Summer camp topics include Amazing Human Anatomy, Let’s Explore the Universe, Introduction to Physics, Wonderful Animals, The Science of Engineering and Learn All About Chemistry. With only 15 children in each group, every child will have the opportunity for a hands-on experience.

Find out more here: littlehouseofscience.com

Arts Bridge Charity

When: 24th July – 25th August, 9:30 – 12pm
Ages: 2 to 5 years
Where: Shepherd’s Bush | London Fields | West Hampstead | Twickenham
Cost: £45/one day, £140/one week

Arts Bridge Charity are back this summer with Storytelling Adventures—confidence-building drama courses for 2- to 5-year-olds. Jam-packed with our usual mix of drama, dance, singing and arts and crafts, the sessions are fun, engaging and very practical.

This summer we’re taking your little ones on an adventure Under the Sea where they’ll learn to dance like jiggly jellyfish, make their own sea creature puppets, sing like mermaids and mermen and so much more. What makes us unique? We specialise in working with pre-schoolers and our fun activities are designed specifically for this age group.

Find out more here: storytelling-adventures.com

FUNTECH

When: 17th July – 25th August
Ages: 7 to 18 years
Where: Canary Wharf | Chester | Dulwich | Finchley Road | Hampstead | Maidenhead | Northwood | Richmond | St Albans | Tonbridge | Watford | Westminster
Cost: £525 – £575 per week

FunTech is the UK’s No.1 provider of innovative tech camps for children. Our exciting summer holiday tech camps are engaging, exciting and lots of fun! Whatever the topic, from touch typing to Minecraft Redstone electronics, from LEGO Robotics to Java Coding, our camps are underpinned by a structured yet informal learning environment and are packed full of exercises, challenges and competitions.

Find out more here: funtech.co.uk and book online or call 01628 621216.

Theatre Tribe 

When: 10th July – 25th August
Ages: 8 to 14 years | 13 to 18 years
Where: Hampstead | Cambridge
Cost: £242 – £309

Theatre Tribe is the UK’s leading Musical Theatre Holiday Camp, providing the unique experience of what it is like to be in a hit West End show!

Key benefits of Theatre Tribe’s programme include:

  • Maximum of 20 students per course
  • Each experience emulates as closely as possible the atmosphere of a professional rehearsal room and theatre
  • Training by working West End performers
  • Theatre Tribe shows are ensemble pieces, i.e., there are no lead parts
  • Tribers receive a free Theatre Tribe T-shirt, certificate, CD/Script pack, E-Welcome Pack and DVD of the final show

Locations for Summer 2017: London (Hampstead) & Cambridge. Open to ages 8–14 and 13–18.

Find out more here: theatretribe.co.uk

Sharky & George

Sharky & George, Hyde Park

When: July 10 – 28th, 2017 | 8:40 – 4pm
Ages: 5-10
Where: Hyde Park
Cost: £373.50 per child, for 5 days (saving £41.50) | £83.00 per child, per day

This summer Sharky & George are heading back to Hyde Park for some awesome fun and games! From the 10th to the 28th of July (excluding weekends) Sharky & George will be providing endless entertainment for your children. They have new games and activities up their sleeves and each day will be action-packed with tug of war, den building, nerf gun battles, rocket launching, water bomb catapulting and more! Sign up HERE to book your tickets.

Prices: £373.50 per child for one week (10% discount on week ticket bookings, Monday to Friday) OR £83 per child per day.  Ages: 5 to 10 years.

Find out more: www.sharkyandgeorge.com

e2 Young Engineers, west London

When: July 10 – August 28th | 9:30-12:30 and  9:30-16:00
Ages: 6-12
Where: Kensington, Notting Hill, Victoria, Marylebone
Cost: £255 – £395 per week

Learn through play with e2 Young Engineers!

Does your child love LEGO? Join us for one or two fun-filled weeks where your child will be a Young Engineer building cool motorised models using LEGO.  Your child will develop their ability to analyse engineering processes while playing with the models they have built. The activities encourage independent creative thinking while having fun. The morning is about building and playing with the models, while the afternoon is about a fun, active engineering or science challenge followed by teamwork and adjustments to their creations.

Find out more: www.westlondon.young-engineers.co.uk

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