Holiday Courses

Our comprehensive holiday courses include a five week multi-activity holiday camp, courses in art and a range of sports, as well as our long-established Les Ambassadeurs links with a bi-lingual school in France offering enjoyable opportunities both at home and abroad.

Based at Holmwood House School or Nursery, and fully utilising our extensive facilities and grounds; our holiday courses provide exciting and safe activity-based childcare for all children aged 3 to 14.

Easter Cricket Course 2021

This course is led by highly qualified coaches from the County, the District, Colchester Cricket Club and Holmwood House School. The facilities include fantastic grass wickets, an indoor sports hall, outdoor and indoor nets, video analysis and bowling machines. All hard ball batting equipment is provided. The sessions will include small training groups, batting, bowling and fielding skills plus cricket matches.

Course 1 : £60 or £25 per day
School Years 1, 2, 3 & 4: Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 April 10.00am-1.00pm.
You need appropriate clothing including indoor footwear.

Course 2 : £100 or £45 per day
School Years 5, 6, 7 & 8: Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 April 10.00am-4.00pm.
You need appropriate clothing including indoor and outdoor footwear plus a packed lunch (strictly nut-free). Cricket whites are worn, but not essential.

Course Details
The above facilities are all subject to weather conditions and the skill level of the individual. In the event of bad weather, an indoor programme is delivered with relevant cricket-related skills and games.

Further Information
Holmwood House: 01206 574305

Easter Holiday Camp

We are pleased to announce that we will run a five-day multi-activity camp in the Easter holidays for children in Pre-Reception through to Year 6. This is open to Holmwood pupils only.


This will take place from Monday 12 April to Friday 16 April 2021, from 9am to 4pm


This course will be at a cost of £45 per day or £200 for the week.

Children will be grouped in zones and all Covid guidelines will be followed.

Summer Multi-Activity Camp

We are delighted to introduce the Ultimate Activity Camp, who will be running their fun and engaging holiday programmes at Holmwood House during the Summer holidays in 2021 over 5 weeks (tbc). They work with some of the best independent schools in the country and have a strong reputation for quality holiday programmes.

Ultimate Activity Camps are highly experienced at running high quality Ofsted-accredited holiday camps, where children aged 4-14 years will have the chance to try over 40 exciting sports, games and creative activities each week.

Their activities will be delivered by engaging, enthusiastic and energetic staff who will instruct and encourage every child to try new activities and make new friends – and naturally have lots of fun!

See their website for full details of their activities and offers or call
their friendly and helpful customer service team on 0330 111 7077.

Art School

We are delighted to host a summer art course for pupils from Reception to Year 8 over the summer holiday. The art school is led by Mr C Early. More information will be provided ahead of the Summer holiday 2021, but please see some details listed below.

Monday 16 – Friday 20 August 2021

Course times
10am – 4pm each day

£200 – full week
£45 – individual days

Places are strictly limited.  Early booking and payment is essential. You will receive confirmation of a place by email once payment has been received.

Example Summer Art School Timetable (subject to change)
Yeargroups Reception &
Year 1
2 & 3
4 & 5
6, 7 & 8
Monday Sculpture Drawing Mixed Media Painting
Tuesday Drawing Mixed Media Painting Animation
Wednesday Mixed Media Painting Animation Sculpture
Thursday Painting Puppetry Sculpture Drawing
Friday Puppetry Sculpture Drawing Mixed Media


Holmwood House Nursery School

151 Coach Road, Great Horkesley,
Essex CO6 4DX
T: (01206) 273 827


Holmwood House Preparatory School

Chitts Hill, Lexden,
Essex CO3 9ST
T: (01206) 574305