To find out more about our holiday clubs, then read on…
FUN & FRIENDSHIP
The safe and engaging childcare that you need with the fun and exciting activities that children love.
We deliver our activities every school holiday, every day, in partnership with Abbeycroft Leisure and Skyliner Sports Centre.
- Customer rated “Outstanding”
- Comprehensive sports authority insurance
- Run by our regular Schools Support, Academy and Community staff
- All Staff:
– Enhanced childcare DBS checked
– Safeguarding certified
– First aid trained
– Activity qualified
Themes of Provision
- Fun, exciting and engaging
- Unique variety and choice
- Challenging and educational
Choose from a range of great club day options; the varied club day formats provide fun and educational activities during school holidays for children aged seven to eleven. Our first class staff, who also deliver our primary schools programmes, ensure expert and reliable service.
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Club day themes
Times, location and fees
Common questions and answers
Club day themes
Note that a full-day payment is required for Big Splash and Great Footy Bake Off days, but drop-off and pick-up times can still be made as is convenient for you.
Lots of variation throughout the day. The schedule may include: Football aerobics, badminton, baseball, basketball, bowls, cricket, golf, handball, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and more.
Sporting Academy experience
Outfield Personal Development Centre (PDC)
Experience what it’s like to be a part of our Academy for outfield players. High quality coaching to raise your skill level and improve your knowledge.
Experience what it’s like to be a part of our Academy sessions for goalkeepers. A concentrated heap of fun and skills development between the posts.
Fun footy ‘big adventure’
Use your footy skills to vanquish the foe, find the treasure, and save the day! Lots of games and challenges based on the theme of the day.
Great footy bake off
The joy of everything they love all at once! A great big mix of messy culinary creation, football and eating!!
Fun footy ‘big splash’
A double helping of footy with getting wet with inbetween. (Wet play is at Abbeycroft Leisure swimming pool.)
Fun footy with literacy & numeracy
Fun footy with subtly blended learning activities that are designed to stimulate and engage
Footy Cubs and Tigers taster (ages 3 to 5 to 6)*
For their first discovery and joy of the game. A holiday hour of FUNdamentals based play and practice.
* Children aged 3 and 4 are subject to tryout arrangements
School years 1 to 8. Open to members and non-members. Numbers limited – Early booking advised.
All club days are subject to minimum booking numbers.
Themes: See above for descriptions of club days.
Venue: Skyliner Sports Centre, Rougham Tower Avenue, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7QB.
Times: full-day 9am to 5pm
>>>>>>half-day 4 hrs, 9am to 1pm or 1pm to 5pm
(please state times when booking)
Prices: full-day £28
>>>>>>half day £18
GREAT 3 FOR 2 OFFER >>>
Buy two days and get one extra day FREE! or
Two friends can bring an extra friend for FREE!
– Term 1: For offer you must book at least 21 days in advance
– Term 2: Cancel with 21 days notice full refund
– Term 3: Cancel within 21 days no refund
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.
Venue: On all days we are at Skyliner Sports Centre, Rougham Tower Avenue, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7QB. We are outdoors and indoors for activities, with indoor changing and eating facilities. Meet us in our break-out room downstairs opposite the sports hall, or if you’re new, Skyliner reception staff will call us to collect you. We will be there from 8.50am, and pick-up time is at 5pm.
What to bring: Appropriate indoor and outdoor sportswear, boots and trainers, and shin pads (if you wish for your child to take part in contact football games). Plenty of drink (no fizzy). Snacks for breaks. Packed lunch if applicable.
Contact details on the day: Your coaches contact names and contact numbers will be sent to you in a joining instructions email at the start of the holiday club. Unfortunately there are mobile phone ‘blind spots’ at the facility so if you need, please feel free to pass messages/instructions through Skyliner reception 01284 776300. Your emergency contact is Darren Brown 07772 781404, and back-up contact is Nikki Brown 07867 007528.
Q & A
You may find it useful to the know the answers of these common questions.
Q1 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?
A1 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.
Q2 What are your rules of supervision?
A2 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 a ‘buddy’ to accompany them.
Q3 Can you guarantee the security of high value items such as smart phones and fitness devices?
A3 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.
Q4 What is your lost property policy?
A4 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.
Q5 What is the format of a ‘typical’ day?
A5 A general format structures the time your child has with us whatever the theme of the day. Registration occurs in our base room 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 – a short period of outdoor footy free-play in small groups. The base room is used throughout the day for rest periods and lunch. After the free-play a group activity is delivered by the coaches (participation encouraged but optional). Mid morning break is followed by a second group activity either outdoors or in the sports hall. An hour lunchbreak is taken at around 12.30pm. The afternoon begins with a period of outdoor footy free-play followed by a group activity. After a mid afternoon break the last period involving a group activity is normally taken indoors. The schedule can vary, being dictated by the preferences of the children, the weather and the availability of facilities/equipment. Age appropriate video games and entertainment are provided during the breaks.