Shout! holiday activities

February 2020 half-term

If you are looking for something for your children to do this February half term, why not bring them along to Shout! holiday activities. Please see the February half-term and spring 2020 brochure.

We are offering a free drop-in session as follows:

Venue: King George’s Hall, High Street, Esher KT10 9RA
Date: Monday 17 February, 2020
Time: 10am to 2pm
Ages: Children aged 5 to 13 years
Please note: all children must be accompanied by an adult. 

No booking required for the Shout! session – just pop along between 10am and 2pm and stay as long as you want.

Celebrate spring with Shout!  Unleash your imagination with our extensive stock of bits and bobs and create to your heart’s content!  Throughout the session Shout! will have a creation station, construction bricks, jewellery making, pasta threading and make wildlife crafts and puzzles with the Countryside Liaison Officer using materials from the commons! There's plenty to keep your children entertained.

During Shout! Elmbridge Museum will be running two Museum Explorer workshops (1.5 hours each), Elmbridge at War (times and fee as below).

Find out what life was like in Elmbridge in WW2 by discovering where bombs fell and handling real WW2 artefacts. Take part in an air raid drill and learn how to create your own gas mask!

Parents can also enjoy a talk from our exhibitions officer about the Elmbridge at War exhibition, currently on display in the Civic Centre.

Booking required for Museum Explorers - please click the 'book online' button at the top of this page

Venue: King George’s Hall, High Street, Esher KT10 9RA
Date: Monday 17 February, 2020
Times: Workshop 1: 10am to 11.30am and Workshop 2: 12noon to 1.30pm
Ages: Children aged 5 to 13 years
Cost: £5

If you are coming to the Museum Explorer workshops, why not come a little earlier, or stay later, depending on which workshop you choose, and spend some time with Shout!   

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How to book 

  1. Use our online booking system. You can create an account and access your booking history at any time.
  2. When you have added your chosen courses to your shopping basket click on Make Booking to pay by card, or enter the name of your childcare voucher company and click Pay with Voucher to pay by childcare voucher. If you wish to pay with a combination of card and voucher, please reserve your courses as two separate bookings as we cannot take part payment for courses by voucher.
  3. Check out our online booking user guide if you need help with the booking process.
  4. If you have questions about our booking system, need assistance or want to give us feedback, message   shout@elmbridge.gov.uk.

How to pay

  • Payment can be made by card or childcare vouchers.
    (Childcare vouchers can only be accepted for payment a minimum of 4 working days before the course date to allow for payment to be confirmed.)
  • To book at a discounted more card rate, be sure your card is valid at the time of booking. Any issues with your more card, contact the Xcel centre. Refunds will not be given for customers who book at the standard rate then wish to claim the discount afterwards.
  • Payment by card must be made at the time of booking to secure a place. Full payment and booking terms can be found in our terms and conditions.
  • Payment by childcare vouchers: you need to instruct your voucher provider to make payment to us within 7 days, or your booking will be cancelled.
    • Please look for Elmbridge Borough Council, Shout! Holiday Activities Ofsted registration number EY279259 (Walton Playhouse KT12 1AU).
    • We currently accept vouchers from the following childcare voucher companies: Allsave, Busy Bees Benefits, Caboodle (formally Salary Exchange) , Care4, Computershare, Co-operative, Enjoy Benefits reference KT10 9SD (formally Early Years Childcare Vouchers), Edenred reference P20067231, Employers for childcare, Fair Care, Fideliti, Gemelli, Kiddi Vouchers, My Family Care, RG Childcare, Salary Extras, Westminster, You at Work, Sodexo (SayCare Vouchers).
    • If the childcare voucher company that your employer uses is not listed here, email shout@elmbridge.gov.uk to set up an account.

Save money with a more card

  • Discounts on Shout! activities are available with a more card. Apply online for your child or renew their more card on 01932 260300.
    Important note: The more card takes up to 10 working days to process and must be valid at the time of booking to get the discounts. To check if your child's more card is valid, or to renew it please contact the Xcel centre on 01932 260300. 
  • Refunds will not be given for customers who book at the standard rate then wish to claim a discount afterwards.
  • Reduced prices are available on some of the activities for concessionary more card holders. Check the prices listed in the brochure for courses where the concession rate applies or call 01372 474 634 for more information.

Useful information and documents

Shout! mailing information

Shout! Out free access drop-in play sessions

Wild at play

  • Free family play events organised by Shout! Holiday Activities and the Countryside Team for 3 to 11 year old children. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Shout!

Shout! procedures, policies and safeguarding children

Elmbridge Borough Council and Shout! are totally committed to safeguarding the welfare of the children and young people that attend our courses.

Our staff receive safeguarding training in line with the Surrey Safeguarding Children Board training for people working with children and young people. Shout! takes its obligations very seriously to report any concerns to the appropriate agency.

All staff and officers strictly adhere to the Elmbridge safeguarding children policy.

If you are looking for a specific policy, please download them below:

Privacy and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 

By disclosing your personal information when using the online Shout! Holiday Activities booking system, over the telephone or email, you consent to the collection, storage and processing of your information by the Play Development Officer and Leisure Officers in the manner set out in Elmbridge Borough Council's online privacy policy and in the Play Development privacy statement.

Working for Shout!

Are you looking for fun and flexible extra work? We are recruiting for Shout! Holiday Activities which are held during the Easter, summer and Christmas holidays. We look forward to receiving your application.

Please refer to the person specification and job description and job application or apply via jobsgopbublic

If you are over 17, lively, confident and have experience working with children then this is the job for you.

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