Looking forward to spring? So are we! Longer and brighter days mean more time to do exciting things outdoors and indoors. This year, the Easter holiday will be packed with fun activities with Shout! and the countryside team.
Here is what is in store for children during the holidays:
Shout! holiday camps in Hersham and Walton-on-Thames
The Shout! sports and arts camp will be back with its combination of activities to let the creative juices flow and a range of games and sports to use up all the energy stored during winter. There will be plenty of things to do to keep everyone busy and entertained. New arts and crafts, yoga and visits from countryside team and Elmbridge Museum.
Location: Bell Farm School, Hersham Road, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 5NB
Budding athletes can choose from a variety of sports at the Ready! Set! Shout! sports course. There will be new sports every day and advice from professional coaches. Sports to try include golf, rugby, football, badminton, dodgeball, basketball, tennis, judo, and swimming. There will also be team building games and fun challenges.
Location: Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex, Waterside Drive, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2JG
Dates and times: 8.30am - 5.30pm: Monday 8 April to Friday 12 April (week 1), Monday 15 April - Thursday 18 April (week 2).
Both camps are bookable by the day. Cost per day: With a more card - £27.15, without a more card - £32.60, more card and concession - £9.20.
Easter Shout! holiday camps can be booked online or call 01372 474 634 for more information.
Free countryside events
Free Forest School activities for 3 to 7-year-olds with the countryside team. Forest School will include den building, natural arts and crafts and small tool use and more.
Activities run from Tuesday 9 April to Thursday 11 April and Tuesday 16 April to Thursday 18 April between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
Meet at Copsem Lane car park, Copsem Lane, Esher, nearest postcode KT10 9HQ.
Booking essential, places are limited. Please ensure you can attend at least 5 sessions.
Call 01372 474575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to book.
Survival skills – Monday 8 April. Meet at 11am. West End Common.
Learn how to light a fire and keep it going, toast marshmallows and enjoy fire-cooked baked potatoes.
Booking is essential, spaces limited.
Call 01372 474575 or email email@example.com.
River dipping – Wednesday 10 April, meet at 10am. Arbrook Common, nearest postcode KT10 9EG.
Discover what is living in the River Rythe and build a mini raft to float on the river. Old clothes and wellies recommended.
Following its success over the last few months, Wild at Play will be back by popular demand on Sunday 28 April - drop in between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Arbrook Common, nearest postcode KT210 9EG.
Explore, build, create and experiment with natural materials found on site. Exploring equipment provided.
Parents must accompany children for all countryside activities.
Councillor Malcolm Howard, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said, “There is something to suit everyone this Easter. Shout! Holiday Activities represent good value for money for working parents who are looking for childcare to keep their children busy during the school break. There is also a wide choice of free activities for parents and children who are just looking at spending some time outdoors to learn more about nature. Why don’t you come and join in?”
Unless otherwise stated, there is no need to book for the free activities. Just turn up and have fun.