a short holiday about halfway through a school term.
"OMG. It's half-term in 2 weeks and I haven't planned anything yet!"
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As you face the critical issue of how to entertain your kids during the holidays, here are some of the recommendations that other parents have reviewed on the app.
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Theatre & Musical. 7-18
The good news is there is no need to audition to take part in the holiday club at this well-reputed theatre and drama school. As a mum said on Kinfo, this is a wonderful place for kids to learn drama, street dance, jazz and singing from the best coaches.
Drama Class. 3-5 & 6+
If you are based in west London and your kids love drama and dressing up, this is the place to send them. The school venue is clean and pleasant, and the teachers are friendly. Pupils perform a musical or a play at the end of the week. Runs October 24th-26th, 10.30am-3.30pm daily.
Foot. Ball. 5-14
"Best holiday camp," said this young football fan. "Very convenient," said the mum (the camps run with extended hours). Fun yet professional tuition for sports-mad boys and girls. Multiple locations.
Kids. Mums. 0+
This new hub for modern parents turns local venues into co-working spaces for parents. "A place where you can have it all: activities for kids run by professionals, space for mums to catch up and desks for mums to work," reads the tip on Kinfo. Brilliant idea! A few west London classes are opening just in time for half-term here.
Game. Coding. 9+
Any gaming fans under your roof? If yes, then you might consider enrolling them onto this newly designed course that can channel passion into professional skills. This mum of 2 couldn't be more positive about the holiday camps. "We are huge fans," she says.
"A brilliant inspiration for kids," said this mum. At the northern end of the Northern line, classes run from 10am-5pm. Barbara and her team will cover Georgia O’Keeffe, Dali, etc. On Friday October 27th kids will create their own Picasso style, scary Halloween picture, or an artwork inspired by the colourful Romero Britto.
Recommended by local parents and a mum of 3 on Kinfo, who certifies the quality of the staff. Paddington Rec offers various options of camps, Tuesday to Friday, 10am-4pm, including multisports, cricket, tennis and football. Simply ring the centre (020 7286 8448) to book, or log onto their website (you need to create a password and a pin for the new system). Hurry, though, places sell out quickly.
Ski. Yes, ski. 7+
If your kids can't wait to put their skis on and are looking forward to winter, this is the camp for them. The recently reopened Snozone at Milton Keynes provides great indoor facilities for ski and snowboarding. Recommended by a mum on Kinfo, the camps are not, however, suitable for total beginners. So, while the next generation busily improves its skiing style, you can watch, or work (the cafe has wifi). One day and 4-day prices available, and cheap parking to boot.
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