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.

Half Term and Holiday Active Camps


FEBRUARY HALF TERM DATES: 19-22 February 2024
EASTER HOLIDAYS: 2-12 April 2024
LOCATION: Holmwood House School,CO3 9ST  
: 8.15am to 6pm each day

Active Camps provide high quality, Ofsted registered, school holiday multi-activity and adventure camps for 4-14-year-olds all year round.

The activities are tailored to the children on-site by our brilliant activity leaders with engagement and enjoyment being at the forefront of everything we do. Children will get to participate in a wide range of indoor activities and outdoor pursuits which encourage children to immerse themselves in their surroundings, explore the amazing green spaces and facilities Holmwood House has to offer.

Times & Price
£49 per day or £230 per week (Mon-Fri) – No extra fees to pay.

Sign in 08:15 – 09:15
Sign out 17:00 – 18:00

For more information and to book a place please CLICK HERE visit Active Camps website

Easter Cricket Course 2023

There will be highly qualified coaches, matches on fantastic grass wickets, an indoor sports hall, outdoor and indoor nets, video analysis and bowling machines. The sessions will include small training groups, batting, bowling and fielding skills plus cricket matches. All equipment will be provided.

Course 1 : £60 or £25 per day
School Years 1, 2, 3 & 4: Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 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 11 to Thursday 13 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

Art School 2023

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 Earley. More information will be provided ahead of the Summer holiday 2023, but please see some details listed below.

LIMITED PLACES REMAINING – Please phone Clive Earley on 07931 761274 to check availability if you would like to book a place for your child

Dates: Monday 21 – Friday 25 August 2023
Course times: 10am – 4pm each day
Cost: £200 – full week or £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

British Theatre School Holiday Camps

Our Junior Holiday Camps bring professionals from the British performance industry to schools across the UK and EU  in order to prepare each child with the social skills, confidence and live public speaking experience to begin a successful performance career or in any path of life they choose!

Students are supervised by our trusted and qualified team of Camp Facilitators to devise a 20 minute production which they have made in groups throughout the week! This is performed to an audiences with lights, sound, scenery and costumes!

  • Improve public speaking skills and confidence
  • Perform in a professional show to parents
  • Make new friends and play sports
  • Meet professional British performers and improve language abilities!
  • Perfect to have fun or kick off a career in the arts!

Also includes:

  • Costume and prop design
  • Fun games
  • Outdoor sports in the afternoon.

Dates: 17 July to 28 July
Times: Monday to Friday – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Ages: 5 – 7 years, 8 – 10 years and 11 – 13 years

Click here to sign up


Holmwood House Nursery

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


Holmwood House School

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