Summer Holiday Care (24 July - 18 Aug)

4 weeks of Holiday Fun - Africa, Friendship, Beach and Superheroes

Summer 23

We had 4 weeks of themed activities for a fantastic fun Summer. Each week we had a trip out on either a coach or public transport, a cooking workshop, two sessions of sports coaching and loads of creative activities, team games, challenges and chill time.

24-28 July – Africa Week

Inspired by African culture, natural history and sporting events, this week celebrated the costume, art, dance, music, food, nature and sport of Africa. 

  • Trip to Manchester Museum to see the African natural history and artefacts on display 
  • African jewellery and mask making
  • Cooking workshop inspired by African ingredients and cuisine
  • Make African instruments
  • Water relay races
  • Clay and paint art 
  • Netball sports session to celebrate the Netball World Cup taking place in South Africa 
  • Safari role play area to find the big five 
  • African beats and dancing 
  • Team games and gym session

 31 July – 4 August – Friendship Week

As 30 July is International Friendship week across the world we created Kidszone's take on this with 5 days of team games, group activities and challenges to get everyone working together, celebrate the new friends they have made and have lots of active fun. 

  • Trip to a local park to have a picnic and team games with our friends 
  • Den building 
  • Local sports coach to run team games session
  • Kidszone gift workshop open Mon/Weds/Thurs/Fri - making friendship bracelets, lava lamps, soap bars and bookmarks
  • Make a giant friendship banner
  • Team treasure hunt
  • Cookery workshop working in pairs to create a yummy treat
  • Stone painting
  • Parachute team games
  • Water travelling challenges - work with friends to fill up your water containter  

7-11 August – Beach Week

Who doesn't love the beach in Summer? We recreated beach games, took inspiration from the sea and island holidays and had a day out to the beach.

  • Day trip to Southport beach to play on the sand, walk along the prom and eat lunch on the pier 
  • Make hand/feet sand prints
  • Cookery workshop to create a beach snack
  • Make ice lollies to keep us cool
  • Water fishing games and lots of water sensory fun
  • Beach volleyball (with a beach ball)
  • Beach theme treasure hunt
  • Sports sessions inspired by the beach and sea
  • Hawaiian themed bracelets, leis and hula music with our own ukeleles

14-18 August – Superheroes Week

We went superhero crazy and had a week finding out our superpowers with obstacle courses, gymnastic session, water challenges, celebrating our emergency services and a trip to test out our running, jumping and throwing powers! And did we mention a Superhero bouncy castle on the last day of holiday care.....?

  • Trip to Longford Park and Athletics track for Kidszone's Superhero Games (and picnic lunch and play in the park)
  • Emergency superheroes - first aid class and firefighter water challenge
  • Junk modelling superhero transport - wings, cars, jet packs  
  • Superfood cookery workshop
  • Gymnastics session to hone our superpowers
  • Superhero costume making
  • Superhero challenge obstacle course 
  • Superhero Party Day with party food, face painting and a bouncy castle