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School holiday activities

School Holiday Activities for just £2 per day!

Need some affordable child care for the school holidays or keen to make sure your children remain active and social during the school break? Our school holiday programme is the perfect solution, providing Nottingham families with a popular and highly successful scheme that allows them to try and take part in a vast variety sports, play board games and try their hand at arts and crafts.

Sports include: Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Dodgeball, Football, Handball, Hockey, Rounders, Athletics, Mini Tennis, Table Tennis, Netball, Arts and Crafts.

What you need to know about the programme:

Ages:  8 to 15 year olds

Time: 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)

Next Running: Tuesday 3rd April until Friday 13th April 2018

How much does it cost: £2 per day. There is an additional charge at Nottingham City Council Leisure Centre and at Portland Centre for swimming.

What do you need to register: Nottingham City Card or proof of age, eg passport or birth certificate.

Bring: Packed lunch and plenty of water to last the day. Swimming kit if required.

Please note: All sites will run at reduced numbers (36 children at each site, 30 children at John Carroll), pre-booking is recommended from 26th March 2018. 

To book at all sites for the week, please contact the Portland centre on 0115 859 9968 from 8am. 

Pre-booked places will be held until 9:30 for each day of the programme. If those children, who have pre-booked, have not registered by this time, their places will be opened up to those children who are paying on the day.


Southglade Leisure Centre
Southglade Road

John Carroll Leisure Centre
Denman Street

Clifton Leisure Centre
Southchurch Drive
NG11 8AB

Portland Centre
(doesn’t run on a Tuesday)
Muskham Street
The Meadows

Minver Crescent Sports Centre*
Minver Crescent

Previous participants and parents have said:

“It gets the children out of the house when there’s not much to do and it’s cheap.  Jake really enjoys it.  He couldn’t wait to come this morning.  He got up, made himself sandwiches and packed his own bag before I even got up” – Emma Trude (School’s Out parent)

“School’s Out benefits me as I work full-time and Logan just loves coming to activities.  It works well with how I work, with me picking him up and dropping him off when it starts and finishes” – Margaret Wrathall (School’s Out parent)

“There’s lots that I enjoy about School’s Out, but the best thing, I’ll probably say is the swimming.  I come to School’s Out because normally I play on the computer and I don’t want to play on the computer that much, I want to have more fun, than just playing on the computer all day” – Jake (9 year old participant)

“While I’m at School’s Out my parents go to work.  I enjoy doing all the activities and meeting new friends.  My favourite sport is hockey.  I watched the Paralympics and some of the Olympics during the summer, which made me think it would be good to get more fit” – Charlotte (10 year old participant)

For more Information about the programme, contact us on 0115 955 7215 or EMAIL

Nottingham City Leisure Centre Website

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