Schedule for Week One: 24th July – 28th July 2017

Monday 24th July
Holland Park Adventure Playground – This great adventure playground has swings, aerial runway, mini climbing wall, climbing frames. You will need trainers for this and rainwear in a small back pack. Followed by a calm quiet walk in the Japanese Kyoto Gardens in Holland Park as we leave.

Tuesday 25th July
The Imperial War Museum – is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. Great child centred learning areas.

Wednesday 26th July
Cookery Workshop – Make a cool and healthy smoothie whilst waiting for the carrot cake to cook (Yvonne’s special Carrot Cake recipe) Parents will get to try it! This takes place at the summer school setting.

Thursday 27th July
Pools on the Park – Swimming and picnic around this lovely outdoor pool in Richmond. Don’t forget your towel (and goggles if you need them). £1 is needed for the locker – you will get this back of course!
Please let us know your level of swimming before going!

Friday 28th July
The Cutty Sark Clipper Ship – An on-board visit to boat and afterwards to the National Maritime Museum. Visit The Sammy Ofer Gallery on the lower ground level and see the Figureheads in all their glory. The boat is now suspended in what looks like mid-air… the Maritime Museum visit will follow! Cor, what a day!


Schedule for Week Two: 31st July – 4th August 2016

Monday 31st July
Holland Park Adventure Playground – This great adventure playground has swings, aerial runway, mini climbing wall, climbing frames. You will need trainers for this and rainwear in a small back pack. Followed by a calm quiet walk in the Japanese Kyoto Gardens in Holland Park as we leave.

Tuesday 1st August
Meet a Giant African Land Snail! Are you brave enough to hold one? – Just how slimy are these snails? Only one way to find out is to come! Battersea Park Children’s Zoo.
– Snail Story Time & meet a snail @ 11.45am & 2.15pm.
– Make your own snail puppet. Drop in sessions: 11am – 12.30pm

Wednesday 2nd August
The Monument to the Great Fire of London – More commonly known simply as the Monument, the top of the Monument is reached by a narrow winding staircase of 311 steps. A mesh cage was added in the mid-19th century at the top of the Monument to prevent people jumping off! We will be walking up and down, do you have the stamina??

Thursday 3rd August
HMS Belfast – Visit London’s floating Naval Museum. (the ship was active during World War II. You can explore all 9 decks). A workshop will take place on the boat followed by a fun walk along the South Bank and a special Ice cream treat!

Friday 4th August
The Charles Dickens Museum – @ 48 Doughty Street was an important place in Charles Dickens’s life where he resided from 1837 until 1839. Step back in time! Look in an upstairs bedroom where some of Dickens’s best-loved novels were written including Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby


Schedule for Week Three: 7th August – 11th August 2016

Monday 7th August
Serpentine Boating Lake – Pedalo and rowing boats. You must be a good swimmer for this. We stay on The river for at least an hour. Followed by picnic and games in Hyde Park. Followed by a walk on water at the Diana Memorial Fountain. Bring a towel please and wear easy shoes to take on and off!

Tuesday 8th August
Tate to Tate River Service – Fast Catamaran. The Exterior was designed by Damien Hirst – Spotty Boat! The children will travel by boat and visit Tate Modern. Picnic lunch on the South Bank.

Wednesday 9th August
V&A Museum of Childhood – We will visit the museum and look at the fascinating stories behind some of the UK’s best-loved dolls’ houses, taking us on a journey through the history of the home, everyday lives and changing family relationships.

Thursday 10th August
Pools on the Park – Swimming and picnic around this lovely outdoor pool in Richmond. Don’t forget your towel (and goggles if you need them). £1 is needed for the locker – you will get this back of course! Please let us know your level of swimming before going! Just to know!

Friday 11th August
Drama Workshop – The children will learn and perform in one day the story of Oliver Twist! This is a splendid day of songs and dance and fun with lots of pick pocketing! Some costumes may be required! This takes place at the summer school premises and there is a show at the end of the day at pick up.


Schedule for Week Four: 14th August – 18th August 2016

Monday 14th August
The Imperial War Museum – is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day.

Tuesday 15th August
Hounslow Urban Farm – One of London’s largest community farms. Covering 29 acres. A very important educational resource. There are pigs, goats, cows, rabbits, ducks, geese, alpacas, peacocks and lots more to see. Animal handling allowed!

Wednesday 16th August
Pools on the Park – Swimming and picnic around this lovely outdoor pool in Richmond. Don’t forget your towel (and goggles if you need them). £1 is needed for the locker – you will get this back of course! Please let us know your level of swimming before going! Just to know!

Thursday 17th August
Natural History MuseumWhales: Beneath the surface exhibition. Limited spaces. The Natural History Museum is very much alive, although everything in it is a dead relic! Explore whales, dolphins and porpoises’ extraordinary adaptations to their underwater environments, and learn how they are similar to us. Travel back 50 million years to the beginning of the evolution of the whale. See how whales became sociable, aquatic mammals, some of which can communicate over vast distances.

Friday 18th August
Richmond Park Sports dayWeather permitting. This is a really fun day in Richmond Park. There will be all kinds of races, aerobics, tree climbing and ice creams at the end! This is a day where you can be as energetic as you like or as relaxed as you like. There is something for everyone to achieve. Just keep your fingers crossed for great weather.


Schedule for Week Five: 21st August – 25th August 2016

Monday 21st August
The Charles Dickens Museum – @ 48 Doughty Street was an important place in Charles Dickens’s life where he resided from 1837 until 1839. Step back in time! Look in an upstairs bedroom where some of Dickens’s best-loved novels were written including Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby

Tuesday 22nd August
Nutritional Workshop – Does your child know the difference between a carbohydrate and a protein? Why is sugar so bad for us? Or is it that fat is the baddie? The messages are so unclear. Dispelling the myths and teaching the children how to enjoy a healthy diet. Lots of great things to learn. Smoothie making and fresh fruit and vegetable juices.

Wednesday 23rd August
Brighton for a stroll along the pier and a paddle in the sea – Picnic lunch on the stony beach to the sound of splashing waves! Early start (time to be confirmed). Going by school bus.

Thursday 24th August
Holland Park Adventure Playground – This great adventure playground has swings, aerial runway, mini climbing wall, climbing frames. You will need trainers for this and rainwear in a small back pack. Followed by a calm quiet walk in the Japanese Kyoto Gardens in Holland Park as we leave.

Friday 25th August
Go out with a bounce! – Last day of Big Top sees us taking to the skies! AIRHOP is one of the first indoor trampoline parks to land on English shores. Step through the doors and prepare to unchain the shackles of gravity as you bounce around 50 interconnected trampolines in the free jump zone! The best fun ever!