Summer Holiday Playschemes 2022
Details of playschemes and activities taking place locally over the Summer school holiday period can be found here! Click the links below for more information.
Our inclusive Summer Term Spectacular sessions will provide a safe and supportive environment for SEND children and young people.
Whether it’s arts and crafts, drama, dance or inclusive Sports – then our Superstar sessions are the place to be in Southwark over the Summer holidays.
Our experienced team is focused on delivering sessions that promote fun and friendships.
Our sessions are pre-bookable only so we can ensure we can provide an excellent level of care with a staff ratio of 1:3.
Ages 8-4: 25th July – 2nd September: Monday to Wednesday
Ages 14-19: 25th July – 2nd September: Thursdays & Fridays
Our 1:3 staff to participant ratio ensures we can support a wide range of disabilities and additional needs in our accessible venues.
Please note we are NOT CQC registered therefore do not provide personal care or administer medication
- Children and young people up to 19 years of age and living in the borough of Southwark
- Must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
- Unable to access universal services due to their level of need and/or require some support
- Must have an education place, funded by Southwark Council at a special school or a mainstream school with specialist resource base, in the borough.
ARK Walworth Academy, Shorncliffe Road, London SE1 5UJ
Please contact Faye Makhlouf for bookings and enquiries
Telephone: 0203 375 9045
This year's Summer of Food & Fun programme runs from Monday 25th July-Friday 26th August. 39 providers will be running free holiday clubs for children and young people between the ages of 4 – 16 years at 55 locations across the borough.
About the food and fun programme and who it’s for
We want to help local families who are in need of additional support to get free, healthy food and fun activities. These are aimed at children and young people aged between 4 and 16 years.
Each programme will provide:
- free, nutritious and tasty food
- fun physical activity sessions
- a wide range of other exciting activities to suit different ages and personalities
- opportunities to learn more about food and nutrition for children and their families
Locations and further information
SportWorks provides sport and exercise services, which are fully inclusive and enable all members of society to benefit. Since 2018, the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme has provided support to children in receipt of free school meals through holiday periods. This holiday provision is for school aged children from reception to year 11 (inclusive) who receive benefits-related free school meals. See details below:
Venue 1: Downside fisher, Coxson Place, Druid Street, SE1 2EZ - download flyer
Dates : 25th ,29th July, 1st ,3rd, 5th , 8th , 10th , 12th August
Venue 2 : Peter Hills C of E Primary School, 2 Beatson Walk, London, SE16 5ED
Dates : 15th , 17th, 19th , 22nd , 24th, 26th August - download flyer (pdf, 805kb)
Time: 10 - 3pm
Details: Magna Camps provides children and young people the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of specialist age specific activities throughout the day providing more choice. Magna's qualified team of Activity Leaders will deliver our full programme of specially designed activities throughout the day.
Dates: 25th July - 26th August 2022
Locations: St John’s & St Clement’s Primary School, Ady’s Road, SE15 4DY and Heber Primary School, Heber Road, SE22 9LA
Breakfast drop off (7:40-9:00am) £5
Standard day (9:00am-4:30pm) £32
Extended day (9:00am-6:00pm) £36
Childcare voichers and low-income support options available
Website: MAGNA Camps
Download our flyer (pdf, 5mb)
Nimble Arts is a drop-off holiday club for 4-11 year olds offering flexible creative childcare from 8am – 6:30pm at Goodrich Primary, SE22 0EP. We are a team of qualified educational professionals providing children with the opportunity to explore a new theme every day through visits from special guests and a range of creative arts workshops. Children are looked after in small groups by experienced and qualified key workers.
Dates: 25th July - 26th August 2022
Location: Goodrich Primary, Dunstans Road, SE22 0EP
Book 1-5 days a week flexibly at a cost of £54 per standard day (8:00 – 9:30am drop-off and 3:30 – 5:00pm pick up) with optional extension to 6:30pm (£6.50 per child). Pay by card, Childcare Voucher, Tax-Free Childcare (saving 20%) or spread the cost with card or voucher instalment plans all available as options at checkout.
Telephone: 0333 014 2576 (during holiday club period)
BOYS & GIRLS (5 to 12 years old) JAGS Sports Club Astro Pitch
Focused on building confidence and technical skill, our holiday sessions held at a number of different locations throughout Dulwich are a much-loved part of the Football Magic Coaching experience.
Our holiday football schools are dedicated to teaching children from the age of 5 to 12 years old.
Holiday courses consist of lots of technical drills and all holiday football camps involve many fun football related games & tournaments, penalty shoot out fun shooting games just to mention a few.
We endeavour to give every child the same chance to improve their skills and knowledge of the game as well as nurturing their individual talents through carefully planned and structured sessions so that the children learn while having fun with friends in our fun-filled environment.
Our football holiday camps are run by F.A. qualified coaches all of who have a minimum of Level one football coaching qualification, they are all DBS checked and first aid trained.
All participants must bring a packed lunch, plenty of fluid, change of clothes, appropriate footwear (moulded boots or trainers) and wear shin pads.
Surface: Astro synthetic surface (NO METAL studded boots) / Rubber moulded boots or trainers only
What to bring: For morning and afternoon bookings only please ensure your child has plenty of fluids, a snack, shin pads and change of clothing if weather is looking temperamental. For all day attendees please bring all the above plus a packed lunch (not nuts)
Dates: 25th July – 31st August 2022
Morning only: 9.00 -12:00
Afternoon only: 12.30 – 15.30
All day: 9.30 – 15.30
You have the option to book morning only, afternoon only or to book all day please book both the morning and afternoon sessions
Location: JAGS Sports Centre, Red Post Hill, North Dulwich, SE24 9JN
Cost: £5 - £22.50 per session
Telephone: 0203 375 6659
See website and book here
About London South Bank University Holiday Sports Camps
LSBU Active offers a holiday Sports Camps programme for children in the local community. We cater for children aged 5 (and in Year 1 of school) to 11 years old. We can accept 12/13 year olds as well.
The holiday sports camps not only introduce your child to new sports activities, they boost your child's physical activity, health, development and social skills.
We offer a range of fun and engaging activities such as dance, mini tennis, athletics, football, basketball, and much more. We will end each day with free choice, so your child has the chance to try new activities!
Our holiday sports camps are open Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
We will be hosting the camps at our facility on London Road - LSBU Hub, 116-119 London Road, SE1 6LN
Due to our Ofsted regulations, children must be in Year 1 of school. We cannot accept any bookings for children who are 5 and in reception.
Dates: 25th July – 26th August 2022
Times: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: LSBU Hub, 116-119 London Road, SE1 6LN
Cost: £120.00 (full week) / £28.00 (full day)
Telephone: 020 7815 7812
See website and book here
Heart n Soul's Allsorts is our creative taking part project for adults with learning disabilities (aged 18+).
It’s a place where you can try new activities, learn new skills and meet new people in a safe and friendly atmosphere. Take part in a range of different sessions every season where you decide what to do. Everyone is welcome!
Every Thursday, in seasons of six weeks
Dates of season:
Thursday 4 August – Thursday 8 September 2022
Online, on Zoom
Season theme coming soon!
Book your place:
Tickets cost £2 per person, pay-what-you-can for parents and carers. You can pay when you arrive.
You must book Allsorts sessions in advance. You can do this by contacting Heart n Soul!
Summer Scheme for disabled young people aged 12-18 years.
Dates: 1st-5th August 2022
Activities: Centre-based sports, art, music, social activities and day trips.
Cost: 50p per day
Minimum requirement: Young person must have an EHC Plan
To join, please complete the following online form by 18th July: https://app.upshot.org.uk/survey/394cfa1f/2670/aac038e4/
1st Place Children and Parents' Centre have various activities taking place over the summer holiday period for children and their families.
Various locations across Southwark. Download flyer for details (pdf, 444kb).
The Beat Goes On...so get ready to make some noise!
Enjoy the summer holidays with drumming workshops for SEND children and young people in Southwark.
Dates & venues
29th July 2022 Time: 10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm Pembroke House, 80 Tatum Street, London, England, SE17 1QR.
12th August 2022 - Time: 10am - 3pm
FAMILY MUSIC DAY AND PICNIC IN BURGESS PARK, Albany Road, London SE5.
Who is it for?
Free to Southwark residents whose child has an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP), or if your child attends one of the following schools: Spa School Camberwell, Cherry Garden, Haymerle, Beormund, Newlands Academy, Highshore School, Spa School Bermondsey, Tuke School.
Booking is essential. Once you have booked, we will be in touch by email or telephone to complete the registration. We will need your child's name, age, special needs, etc). Plus, we will need the name of the parent or carer and any siblings attending.
Please bring a packed lunch. Snacks will be provided.
For details of other activities taking place locally over the Summer period, please click the following links:
Southwark Presents (showing a variety of events happening across Southwark)
RSBC (Royal Society for Blind Children for details of fun activities held at different locations