Holiday Care

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May Half Term Holiday Care - Challenge Week

28-31 May 2019

Places still available - but we recommend booking as soon as possible 

We have four days of fun, bizarre, wacky and even crocky challenges for May half term. Make towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows, escape from our 'escape room', take part in all sorts of obstacle courses outside and have a full day trip out to the fantastic Crocky Trail near Chester, with activities for all ages. 

Day by day plan:

Tuesday - We will create aour own 'escape room' that teams can take it in turns to enter and try to crack the codes, find the clues, unlock the padlocks and solve the challenge before the time runs out.  In the afternoon we take the 'marshmallow challenge' and try to build the highest tower using only spaghetti and marshmallows. Outside we will have the ice challenge and fun races.

Wednesday – Baking challenge in the morning then lots of fun paper games and challenges such as fit through the paper, how many people can we squeeze on a piece of paper and of course paper folding challenges with the art of origami. Outdoors we will have an obstable course time challenge and coloured water relay races - the aim is not to spill your coloured water and fill your tub.  

Thursday - We go on a full day trip to the amazing and award winning Crocky Trail near Chester. We will get a coach to take us to the trail and spend the day going round the trail and having a go on the roundabouts, slides, barrels, swings and all sorts of fun outdoors rides. Under 5s will not have access to all of the rides but our staff will make sure all children are able to have fun on the appropriate challenges on the trail. We will leave at 9.15am and arrive back at the Scout Hut for approx 4pm. We expect this trip day to be very popular so we definitely advise booking as early as possible as places are limited.

Friday – Sensory challenges involving messy, gloopy and strange textures. We will also have a music/TV/film theme quiz for the children with prizes. We will have balancing challenges outdoors and do the paper aeroplane challenge involving whose can go the longest and who can glide through the hoop.

Remember even though we have a theme for the week, children can choose how much of the themed activities they join in with and throughout each day there will be Lego, Wii console, books, board games and lots of outdoor play equipment available. Plus we have our quiet room for the children to get a bit of peace and quiet throughout the day.

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

Please note that Kidszone is not open on the Bank Holiday Monday 27 May. 


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Easter Half Term Holiday Care - The Greatest Show Week

8-12 April 2019

Early booking discount of 10% if you book by 25 March 2019.

We have a week of circus, performance, juggling, balancing and general clowining around all inspired by 'The Greatest Show' theme. On Wednesday 10 April 'The Circus House' will bring a circus skills workshop to the Scout Hut. We first had Circus House visit us in 2017 during summer holiday care and both children and staff said it was the best workshop ever - so we thought we would invite them back. 

Day by day plan:

Monday - We will create a Circus Tent role play area with our mini big top and circus skills challenges. In the afternoon we will make our own juggling balls and flaming hoops and take part in an obstacle course outdoors to test our balancing, throwing and juggling skills.

Tuesday – In the morning we will have a trip to either a local park or the school playground to have a run around and play some team games and in the afternoon we will do balloon modelling and play the ping pong challenge – trying to get our ping pong balls into the cups.

Wednesday – Costume making in the morning including top hats, capes, feathers, and sparkle and outside we try stilt and tub walking and see who can make the most steps. In the afternoon The Circus House visit us and do a circus skills workshop including tumbling and object manipulation – balancing feathers and spinning plates. Plus we will have football and badminton to play outdoors.

Thursday - Baking time – making circus themed cup cakes and using piping bags to decorate. Outdoors we will have a tin can knock down and in the afternoon we will show a movie and have popcorn, or children can play target golf outdoors.

Friday – DIY circus train – building a circus train using cardboard boxes, and coloured card – a great team creative activity. Outdoors we will have some circus stalls – a coconut shy and wet sponge hit the target games. In the afternoon the scout hut becomes a stage and the children can perform their own act in front of their friends. We will have face painting and outside there will be balancing games and juggling.

Remember even though we have a theme for the week, children can choose how much of the themed activities they join in with and throughout each day there will be Lego, Wii console, books, board games and lots of outdoor play equipment available. Plus we have our quiet room for the children to get a bit of peace and quiet throughout the day.

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

Please ensure you have confirmed your requirements by 25 March in order to qualify for the early booking discount of 10%.

Please note that Kidszone is only running holiday care for the first week of Easter holidays 8-12 April.

 


 

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February Half Term Holiday Care - Light and Sound Week

What we did each day:

Monday 

We created a Special FX studio where children created sounds and recorded them and experimented with light and reflection. In the afternoon we will made our own light boxes and played guess the animal from their x-ray plus got creative with illuminated art.

Tuesday 

We had a ‘Sound Treasure Hunt’ where the children worked in teams to seek out the treasure using sound clues. In the afternoon artists ‘Noise Orchestra’ delivered an amazing workshop for the children where they turned light into digital sounds and played on a variety of noise machines.

Wednesday 

Shadow Puppet Theatre time - where the children made shapes to project on our large screen plus they recorded and played sound effects to accompany - we had such a fun time making our productions. In the afternoon we had a first for Kidszone - ‘Noisy Baking’ which mixed our favourite food sounds with sweet treats made by the children. Not just the taste but the sounds of the kitchen.

Thursday 

In the morning we went off tto the park for some fresh air fun and we collected some items from nature to use in our afternoon activity. In the afternoon it was another Kidszone first - ‘cyanotype’ (blueprinting). Using leaves and shapes from nature we used the special light sensitive cyanotype paper to make beautiful blue prints and created our own gallery for parents to view and children took home their very own blueprint. 

Friday 

We had fund with Glow in the Dark Hama Bead art plus played with the Kidszone drums and then in the afternoon we ended the week with a disco combining all of our light and sound creations made over the week. 


Time travel imageOctober Holiday Care - Time Travel and Space Exploration 

We had a packed week of time travel inspired and space exploration themed activities for the children to enjoy at Kidszone October Holiday Care.

Monday

We created our own time travelling space ship in our role play area and created our own space and time travel adventures, made space helmets and outdoor dens, plus alien goo!

Tuesday

Designed our own new planets using junk modelling, went on an alien egg hunt outside, made jet packs using plastic bottles and had space ship themed races.

Wednesday

Movie making day where we made our own salt dough characters, scenes and props in the morning to film in our stop motion animation movies in the afternoon. Plus we will had a go at walking like an alien and playing ‘pass the meteor before it explodes’ game… (no real explosions!)

Thursday

In the morning we made mini aliens and create sand foam, and then in the afternoon the ‘Wonder Dome’ - an inflatable mobile planetarium visited us for an afternoon of space exploration. The Scout Hut had never seen anything like this……it was really out of this world....

Friday

Dress like a time lord day, where the children created their own time traveller fashion, we baked time machine shortbread, played the alien abduction game, created Hama bead space art and played alien tig outside.


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Summer Holiday Care - Mad, Wild, Fun and Medieval!

We had four weeks of fun this summer:

Week 1 - Mad Hatters

Inspired by Alice In Wonderland this week was packed full of weird and wonderful games, activities and of course a tea party. We had a children's yoga session inspired by Alice's adventures and delivered by Sara Lucarelli of Yogi Life who is a children's yoga expert. And we visited Tatton Park and their maze and had a great time seeing who could find their way out.

Week 2  - Wild Things

Wild Things was our theme for the week and we had animal handling including spiders, snakes and lizards plus Wise Owl birds of prey team visited us and the children got to hold real owls, hawks and kestrels and see them fly off and come back to land on their hand. 

Week 3 - Comedy

In Comedy week we had a improvised comedy workshop with ComedySportz ,we learned joke writing skills and will created some crazy fun games and had some general clowining around - all in the name of comedy. 

Week 4 - Knights and Castles

This week we visited Beeston Castle, created thrones for king and queen in our role play area, lots of medieval dressing up, crafts and had a  bouncy castle to end the summer!


May Half Term Holiday Care - Master Chef Week

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As the children absolutely love cooking, we decided to have a ‘Master Chef’ week inspired by cookery and ingredients, with a cooking activity every day.

Here was our daily menu:

Tuesday - We created our own Italian restaurant and kitchen role play area and played ‘set the table’ team games and had fun outside with popcorn relays. In the afternoon we baked vegetarian muffins and played some food based fun and games outdoors to get us running around such as the pea and (paper) straw game.

Wednesday - We had a taste test challenge where everyone got to be challengers and testers and we painted with food to create some amazing art. Outdoors we played ‘what’s the food?’ by feeling the shape of items in the sack and in the afternoon the children took part in a cookery workshop specially designed for Kidszone and run by Sarah from ‘Cook Stars’ where the children made their own sweet bake from scratch and will made an edible necklace too. 

Thursday - Handmade pasta making in the morning with our very own Luciana and then we moved on to making rice sculptures outside. In the afternoon we went on a picnic to the park, and played team games.

Friday - It was Bake Off day with a carrot cake challenge. We designed and made carrot cakes and then decorated them in the afternoon using icing and piping bags. We also learned how to fold napkins into many different shapes and played a fruit salad circle game and took part in the balance challenge (involving food of course!).


Easter Holiday Care

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Easter Week 1 - Chocolate Week

- We found out about the history of chocolate through fun Aztec activities

- Created our own chocolate shop

- Made a Willy Wonka inspired garden

- Went on a golden ticket hunt

- Created our own chocolate treats at a chocolate workshop, delivered by chocolate experts!

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Easter Week 2 - Elements of Nature 

- This was a week full of messy play and fun investigation

- We made our own kites and flew them

- Built a mini water park

- Created fire inspired art

- Got muddy with soil experiments

- Went on a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry 


Ahoy there!  

Pirates workshop

It was Pirate week in February half term at Kidszone holiday care and we had an action packed week of swashbuckling adventures! 

Monday - We built a pirate ship inside the scout hut and had a go at walking the plank, plus we made our own parrots to take home.

Tuesday - We went on a trip to Tenpin bowling alley at Parrs Wood entertainment centre and in the afternoon we created skull and crossbone crafts.

Wednesday - The Great Pirate Bake Off! We baked pirate themed biscuits and decorated them, plus we had a cannon ball tossing game outside and more walking the plank fun...

Thursday - We made amazing shrinking pirate themed key rings and after lunch the fantastic Footlights Theatre came in and ran a fun pirate workshop where the children acted out a pirate story as mermaids, pirates and captains - it was so much fun and everyone played a part. 

Friday - We made telescopes to take home and we had a treasure hunt - using map reading skills to help us find the hidden treasure.

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