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.

Tech Camp

Tech camp is here for October Half-Term with all NEW activities

DATES: 24 – 28 October 2022
LOCATION: Holmwood House School,CO3 9ST  
: 9am to 4pm each day

This October, join us for a spooktacular tech experience, with lots of exciting Halloween Themed activities from creepy coding, and revolting robotics, to mysterious Minecraft coding. Children from ages 5 – 11 can learn how to build and code their own droid robotsprogram pixels, dive into stop motion animation, modify madness with Minecraft and even compose their own songs!

Our activities cater for all children, whether they’re a tech genius or a keen beginner, they will learn lifelong skills!  Simply put, it is the perfect place for them to push their coding skills even further and provides a spooktacular learning experience.

For a full list of activities and more information please see the flyer HERE.

Please see the link to a video below which gives an insight into a typical tech camp day:

Spaces are limited and work on a first come first serve basis. 

Use the code OCTOBER22 for £5 off your booking.

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Les Ambassadeur Activity Course

Every Easter, during the first week of the holidays Holmwood is host to approximately 50 children and staff from our partner school, Ombrosa, in Lyon France, alongside similar numbers of our Holmwood pupils, to take part in a fun and engaging cultural and language based activity course (e.g. crafts, music, cookery, pool games, etc).

As well as activities on site, we are planning two exciting excursions for our Holmwood and Ombrosa children to share their experiences, as well as exciting activities (big screen cinema night, magic show, disco etc – more details in the attached document) for pupils wishing to stay for extended sessions.

‘Les Ambassadeurs’ is hugely popular with both pupils from Ombrosa and Holmwood so early booking is recommended. Confirmation of your child’s place on the course will be issued once the deposit payment has been received.

Tuesday 5 – Friday 8 April 2022

Course Fees:
£190 (please note there is a non-refundable deposit of £90)
Extended day sessions are available to book.

Further details
Please click here for our Course Booklet.
Holmwood House: 01206 574305

Easter & Summer Multi-Activity Camp

We are delighted that Ultimate Activity Camp, will be back to run their fun and engaging holiday programmes at Holmwood House during the Easter and Summer holidays in 2022. They work with some of the best independent schools in the country and have a strong reputation for quality holiday programmes.

Easter Dates: 4 – 14 April (excluding Good Friday)
Summer Dates:  25 July – 26 August

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 Earley. More information will be provided ahead of the Summer holiday 2022, but please see some details listed below.

Monday 22 – Friday 26 August 2022

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.

ALMOST FULL – Please contact Mr Earley directly to enquire about the last few places (email here)

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

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


Holmwood House School

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