Holiday Clubs

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The safe and engaging childcare that you need with the fun and exciting activities that children love.

“I just wanted to take the time to say thank you for the summer clubs. My girls had a wonderful time. This summer was the first summer I’ve had to plan holiday camps for the girls and so I was trialling a number of different ones. Not only did you offer great value for money, but the guys that greeted us each day were far more switched on, polite and professional than I have encountered at another setting. In fact, whilst the girls did enjoy the other settings, I was appalled by their unprofessional… [list of points].  So just to be greeted by your staff, who actually acknowledged me and my kids, and who all seemed more engaged and professional, left an immediate and much more positive impression.

I will definitely be coming back to you in the future and recommending you to other parents, so thank you to you and your team!  Have a great day and I look forward to booking the girls in again.

Mrs H – Holiday Club Mum

Bury’s premium holiday club provider, led by expert professional Schools and Academy coaches.

Every school holiday, every day, in partnership with Abbeycroft Leisure and Skyliner Sports Centre.


The essentials (compare us with other providers):

  • Outstanding and experienced staff that normally deliver our Schools Support, Academy and Community programmes:
    – Enhanced childcare DBS checked
    – Safeguarding certified
    – First aid trained
    – Activity qualified
  • By far the best local indoor and outdoor facilities and equipment:
    – Air conditioned four court sports hall
    – Full size astro turf sports pitch
    – Outdoor hard courts
    – Inflatable skills pitch
    – Mini-cinema set-up
    – E-sports arena
    – Balls, bats, rackets and nets for multi sport programmes
    – Large format games and toys for break-out and rest periods
  • Social and collaborative activites for girls and boys of varied ages
  • Option for football focus and other advanced sports camps for aspiring children
  • Special creative play activity days – artistic and ‘culinary’
  • Customer rated “Outstanding”*
  • Comprehensive sports authority insurance

For further details on our Holiday Clubs see below. For schedule information and bookings see our online shop.

Themes of Provision

  • Fun, exciting and engaging
  • Unique variety and choice
  • Challenging and educational

Our varied sport and game activites provide fun and learning during school holidays for children aged seven to eleven. Our first class staff, who also deliver our football Academy and primary schools programmes, ensure expert and reliable service.

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A Typical Day


A general format structures the time your child has with us, but this is influenced by the preferences of the specific group of children on the day, the weather and the availability of facilities/equipment.

Although our holiday club days have football at their core, there are lots of other sports on offer throughout the day. The schedule may include: badminton, baseball, basketball, bowls, cricket, golf, handball, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and more.


Registration occurs in our base room from 8.45am until around 9.30am and during that time the coaches encourage the children to interact with one another by tasking them to plan the first activity. The day’s physical activity periods last between an hour and an hour and a half, with essential rest and sustenance breaks in-between. Incidental films are shown during breaks with other activities being available such as Xbox, Playstation, and other sedentary play equipment.

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The first physical acivity is often a free-play group activity. A break follows, after which there is a group activity either outdoors or in the sports hall. Depending on the intensity and duration of the activities more than one break may be taken. An hour lunchbreak starts at around 12.30pm.

The afternoon begins with another period of outdoor football free-play followed and then more group activities. The last activity period is normally taken indoors. Children are then ready for collection from the break room from 4.45pm.

Academy Soccer and Specialised Sport Camps


Academy Soccer and Specialised Sport Camps run alongside holiday club days at Skyliner. Please book these separately in our online shop. The Academy camps run with free childcare for the hours before and after, and the Girls-only camp benefits by having free early drop-off. Example camps:
– Academy Goalkeepers
– Academy Soccer
– Girls-Only Football
– Tennis
– Cricket
– Basketball

General information

School years 1 to 6. Numbers limited – Early booking advised.
All club days are subject to minimum and maximum booking numbers.

Themes: See Holiday Clubs page for descriptions of club days.
Times: full-day 9am to 5pm
>>>>>>half-day 4 hrs, 9am to 1pm or 1pm to 5pm

Prices: full-day £28
>>>>>>half day £18


The availability of places on each day is published on the product page in our online shop. The information is up-to-date within 12 hours, as either: good availability (over six places), some availability (up to 3 places) or NO PLACES.

Joining instructions
Any special information and guidance about the days you’ve booked will be emailed to you before your first day. Otherwise our standard joining instructions will apply. To see these click here.

Booking 21 days in advance?
Buy two days and get one extra day FREE! or
Two friends can bring an extra friend for FREE!
Add each day to your shopping cart separately.
For 3 for 2 offer your FREE day will be the lowest priced.
Repeat this process for each child.

Terms and booking instructions
– Term 1: Book at least 21 days in advance for 3 for 2 offer
– Term 2: Cancel with 21 days notice full refund
– Term 3: Cancel within 21 days no refund

Terms and Conditions
All normal general terms apply for participants and if applicable parents/carers – See Terms & Conditions.

Q & A

You may find it useful to the know the answers of these common questions.

Q1  Would my child enjoy your Holiday Club; she’s not into football?
A1  Although each holiday club day contains a variety of sports by design football is a repeating feature throughout. This is because we are a football based organisation and most of our holiday club customers also attend our football academy, or partner football club. However, we also work in schools delivering all sorts of extracurricular clubs and PE lessons which brings us a different group of children, and means our coaches are knowledgeable and adept at organising a variety of activities. In addition we typically have syblings of ‘footballers’ enrolled on our holiday club days and those not involved in regular football who enjoy their time with us. Sometimes we play games with footballs, but not necessarily football, and individual football practice doesn’t have peer pressure to perform as part of a team. We know most children really enjoy our club days, and we’d obviously encourage anyone to give it a go, but if a child has a particular aversion to football then perhaps it’s not for them. On the other hand if she just isn’t into football now, perhaps she’ll be keen after attending our club.

Q2  Would my child be okay to attend Holiday Club; he will be five years old but not yet school year one until several more months?
A2  Our holiday clubs are appropriate for children that are in school year one and above. However, this is only a guide and where a younger child is emotionally, socially and physically developed enough to be with us, then we’re happy for you to book. All children must be able to follow the coaches’ group instructions without any special or individual attention being needed.

Q3  What are your rules of supervision?
A3  As you’d expect during activities and rest periods the children are supervised constantly throughout the day. Our holiday club group use the facilities within the building that are not directly accessible by the public. Please note that the refreshment vending machines and cold water dispenser are in public areas and our coaches will not be able to accompany individuals if they wish to use them. Therefore only children given prior parental/carer permission will be allowed to leave the group to use them. When group activities are remote from our base room, e.g. on the astro, permission to visit the toilet or fetch personal equipment/clothing from the base room will only be given to individual children aged 8 and above; children younger than this will be assigned two ‘buddies’ to accompany them.

Q4  Can you guarantee the security of high value items such as smart phones and fitness devices?
A4  We require explicit written permission at the time of booking for children to use these items during holiday club time (use the Special Needs box on the online booking form). We don’t take responsibility for proper use, damage or loss.

Q5  What is your lost property policy?
A5  All items of lost property are deposited at Skyliner reception. This enables you to collect your property beyond the times of Holiday Club whenever the facility is open. You can contact Skyliner reception to check for items or opening times by phoning them on 01284 776300.

* Majority option Sporting Trust feedback review 2019.

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