Holiday Clubs!

Our popular School Holiday Sports Courses have been running for over 16 years now!  We are also OFSTED registered.

Who delivers the clubs?

We have a team of 40 coaches who deliver PE, school clubs & sports coaching in schools and at sports clubs throughout the year. We are a registered training provider with 80+ apprentices.  Our apprentices assist at our holiday clubs as well as working within schools during term time.  Our coaching team all hold an enhanced DBS check and are fully trained in first aid and safeguarding. 

Children aged 4-12 can enjoy learning new skills, making new friends, developing techniques and playing fun games and matches, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment in a safe and supervised environment. 

During the school holidays we offer multisport, dance, football and futsal.  During the summer holidays we run additional sport clubs such as netball, hockey, cricket, and basketball, plus many more. 

Multisport clubs begin the day with an energetic warm up and the day often includes seasonal craft activities for chill-out time.  During a full week we aim to cover a large selection of sports that suit both boys and girls aged 4-12.  We offer a guide timetable, however this is subject to change according to weather or the number of children participating, so should be used as a guide only... we do aim to stick to it where we can though!  Our multisport days run from 9am until 3pm, with the option of an extended day until 4pm or 5pm.  (Please note that, although very rare, if the number of pre-bookings for extended hours falls below 2 children, we will unfortunately be unable to offer extended hours.  In this case we would contact you with a minimum of 3 days' notice to amend your booking.)

Our dance, football and other single-sport clubs operate a 1pm (mini-clubs) or 3pm finish, with an option to join our multisport clubs (where running at the same venue).

Sessions for 4 year olds:  We welcome 4 year olds to join in the fun at our multisport, mini-football and mini-dance clubs. Owing to an OFSTED ruling and insurances, our 4 year olds are able to stay for a maximum of 4 hours, therefore our sessions for 4 year olds run from 9am-1pm.  Please note that, without exception, all 4 year olds who attend our clubs must be able to use the toilet independently.

What happens on the day?

All of our clubs begin the day in the same way...

Registration begins at 8:45am.  If you have pre-booked you will be asked to verify your emergency contact number and medical details (where applicable).  Please ensure that you bring any medicines/inhalers for your child on the day in a contained bag, which should be clearly labelled with your child's first name and surname.  Please ensure that these are passed to the course leader for safe keeping in our First Aid bag.  

An activity will be set up ready for children to participate in as soon as they arrive so that they do not have to wait for registration to end before the fun starts!

When registration is completed the course leader will begin an introduction to the day which will include an introduction by name to all of our coaching staff.  Children will be shown where the toilets and hand washing facilities are.  An outline of the day's activities will be shared with the children and then the warm up and activities for the day will begin!

Will my children be grouped together with their siblings/friends?   

We group children into 2 age groups (depending on numbers on the day): ages 4-7 and ages 8-12.  We encourage children to participate within these groups as this enables the best use of the appropriate sized equipment, as well as allowing our coaching staff to work with appropriate ability levels. 

What should my child bring?
  • Suitable, comfortable clothing such as a tracksuit, leggings, sports kit or PE kit.  For our themed clubs, fancy dress is also an option as long as your child can move around in it easily.  Waterproofs, jacket and/or sun hat & sun cream (depending on the weather!). 
  • Trainers/plimsolls and football boots (if appropriate). 
  • A healthy packed lunch (please avoid nuts - this includes Nutella and peanut butter!).
  • Plenty to drink - non-fizzy please.

Am I able to drop my child off before registration if I have pre-booked?

No, we are unable to accept children before 8:45am.  Our staff are busy setting up for the day prior to 8:45am and therefore are not able to engage with children or to create a safe environment. We are also not insured for your children to be in our care at our holiday settings before 8:45am and after 5pm.

How can I book and find out what clubs are running?

Booking for our clubs is simple.  Booking and payment can be made online.  If you are new to our clubs, you will need to create a 'My Ignite' account the first time you book with us.  The booking page will prompt you to create the account and, once created, you will simply need to sign in with your email address and password the next time you book.  Click on the downloads below for more information on our latest holiday clubs, or click here to go straight to our booking page.

 

 Important information re 'walk on' spaces

We are phasing out our 'walk on' spaces at our clubs.  For the summer holidays you are still able to walk on (if spaces are available!) and register at the club between 8:45-9:00am.  You will be issued with instructions on how to pay by our coaching team. We do not accept walk on payment at our courses with registration, payment must instead be made by following the instructions you will be handed (online or by phone* to our office, on the day by 1pm).
 
* Additional charge applies for phone payments.
 
 
Pre booking for all of our courses is always advisable as, if we are full, we are unable to accept walk ons and you may be turned away.  You will also receive a discount when pre booking online! Online booking closes at 12pm on the Thursday preceding a week of clubs.