Holiday Care

Kidszone runs holiday care every school holiday except for the December/Christmas break.

Summer Holiday Care

(24 July - 18 August 2017 inclusive) booking now

Please complete the enquiry form to reserve your place

For Summer we are planning four weeks of adventure with themes of Africa, Circus, Under the Sea, and Dinosaurs. Early booking discount of 10% for places booked by 10 July. 

If you would like to enquire about a place, please complete our online enquiry form or email Luciana on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Plan of Activitiy

Week 1 - AFRICA

Mon 24 July - Set up our African Village role play area, and make clay pots

Tues 25 July – Morning trip to Fog Lane Park to play games and do some al fresco painting 

Weds 26 July - Paint our clay pots and make African masks

Thurs 27 July - Full day drip to Peak Wildlife Park near Leek, Staffordshire

Fri 28 July - Create sunset silhouette pictures and have an African drumming workshop in the afternoon

Week 2 - CIRCUS

Mon 31 July - Set up our Circus tent role play area and make clown hats and props

Tues 1 Aug - Popcorn art and make mini lollystick launchers for slapstick fun

Weds 2 Aug - Afternoon Circus Skills Workshop – this may be at the Scout Hut or we may visit the Circus company’s premises for the workshop – details to be confirmed soon.

Thurs 3 Aug - Make puppet shows and circus themed baking

Fri 4 Aug – Tennis at Fletcher Moss Park in the morning (involving team games and skills delivered by Susan Keaney an LTA qualified tennis coach who is superb at making tennis fun for boys and girls of all ages) and candy floss making in the afternoon as a Friday treat. 

Week 3 - UNDER THE SEA

Mon 7 Aug - Set up our mini ocean scene including fishing and a paddling pool and make our own 'Oceans in a bottle' 

Tues 8 Aug – Morning making stop motion animation under water mini films and afternoon trip to the Sea Life Centre, Trafford Centre.  

Weds 9 Aug - Footprints on a sandy beach and sea creature crafts

Thurs 10 Aug - Games and play at St Paul's school playground (the children love having it all to themselves) and afternoon baking of sea inspired creations

Fri 11 Aug - Making peg mermaids and our own messages in a bottle plus Under the Sea Bouncy castle fun in the afternoon.

Week 4 - DINOSAURS

Mon 14 Aug - Set up our mini dinosaur world and make salt dough dinosaurs 

Tues 15 Aug – Morning visit to Cineworld at Parrs Wood to see a movie and painting our salt dough dinosaurs in the afternoon

Weds 16 Aug - Getting messy day - making dinosaur soap and dinosaur slime

Thurs 17 Aug – Morning doing bubble wrap printing and afternoon trip to Manchester Museum to see Stan the T-Rex and the other dinosaur fossils and to have a look round the wonderful natural history on display. 

Fri 18 August - Making dinosaur bones and making and hatching our very own ice dinosaur eggs and maybe an end of summer dinosaur party!

 

So far this year we have had some amazing adventures during holiday care. Here's what we have been up to...

May Half Term Holiday Care

We had a Wild West Week for May half term holiday.  The children enjoyed making their own Wild West costumes, played on an inflatable rodeo for an afternoon, played tin can alley, created our own Wild West role play area with wagon, wigwam and straw bales. See our facebook page for pictures.  

Easter Holiday Care

Week 1 - Detectives

Monday - We set up our 'Police Station' area, Baked biscuits and did some fingerprinting 

Tuesday - Created spy cards, made bracelets and learned our names in Morse Code 

Wednesday - Code breaking and CSI fun plus a visit from the mounted unit of Greater Manchester Police (to see the horses, police officers and ask lots of questions!)

Thursday - Used our senses to detect things from our sensory bin, and took part in the Detective Challenge Room solving clues and codes to crack the case! (this was incredibly popular, the children loved it!)

Week 2 - Easter Farm 

Friday - Full day trip to Farmer Ted's Adventure Park in Ormskirk 

Monday - We created our own Farm scene in the Scout Hut with real straw bales and made wool balloon eggs

Tuesday - Egg hunt at Ladybarn Park and designed our own eggs using various craft techniques

Wednesday - Animals Take Over visited us with their cute and furry animals for the children to stroke and hold (rabbit, chinchilla, owl, rat and ferret) and we made chocolate edible nests 

Thursday - Made Easter cards and played Easter themed team games

Aswell as our themed activities, children could choose how much of the themed activities they join in with and throughout each day there is always Lego, Wii console, books, board games and lots of outdoor play equipment available.

Superhero Week - Feb Half Term

We had an amazing Superhero Week during February Half Term. Here's what we did:

Monday - We created a superhero hide out for our role play area used through the week for the children's own adventures and we had superhero training - a specially designed keep fit session to develop our superhero skills.

Tuesday - Off to the cinema at Parrs Wood on the number 42 bus to watch Trolls movie, and in the afternoon we created an action assault course for some energetic play.

Wednesday - We got crafty making our own split pin superheroes and we made our own movies with our stop motion animation kit - including 'Bizarro Robs the Bank' - see our facebook page to view this fab film.

Thursday - Costume making for our superheroes in the morning and in the afternoon we went on a coach to for a play session at Antz in your Pantz in Timperley - we booked their 'Lazer City' play room too where the children got to play with Space Age Lazer Phazers in the setting of Gotham City!

Friday - Superhero logo creative session using paint and banners and biscuit decorating and in the afternoon we rounded off the week with a disco, party food and party games - capes, masks, painted faces all added to the fun.

Holiday Care - General Information

Staff

All of our holiday care staff are trained in safeguarding, paediatric first aid and basic food hygiene. Our manager, deputy manager and senior playworkers all hold level 3 or higher recognised qualifications in playwork/early years. 

Hours

We are open from 8.30am - 6pm
We offer full days - 8.30am - 6pm or half day sessions - 8.30am - 1pm or 1pm - 6pm

Dates for Holiday Care 2017

February Half Term - Mon 20- Fri 24 February

Easter holidays - Mon 3 - Thurs 13 April

May half term -  Tues 30 May - Fri 2 June

Summer holidays - Mon 24 July - Fri 18 August

October Half Term - Mon 23 - Fri 27 October
Closed at Christmas Holidays 

Fees

Please note that as from 1 September 2015 our revised fees are:
Full day £27 - including drinks, morning and afternoon snacks and all trips (please note parents must provide a packed lunch)
Half day £16 - including drinks, morning or afternoon snack and all trips (please note parents must provide a packed lunch if you wish your child to have their lunch at a morning or afternoon session)

Payment terms

Full payment is required by the date your child first attends  
You can pay either by electronic childcare vouchers or direct bank transfers. We do not accept cash or cheque payments. 

Dietary requirements

We can cater for most dietary requirements, please advise at time of booking. We operate a strict no nut policy and only offer water or squash for drinks.