School Holiday Camps & Clubs Across North East England

Below is a list of school holiday camps across North East England. Not all of these venues will offer holiday clubs over every school holiday and some may not have released their information yet so please do keep an eye on their social media/website and sign up to their newsletters for updates. 

Also please be aware that this information may have changed since this post was published and always confirm details direct with the organiser. 

School Holiday Camps Across North East England

If you have any other recommendations for school holiday camps for me to add to my list (or you run one yourself), please let me know. Email is best: 
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School Holiday Camp Essentials 

I have not tested / vetted any of these providers so please do your own checks before booking. 

Durham Holiday Camps 

Team Durham Holiday Camp. Based at Durham University's state-of-the-art Campus at Maiden Castle (with free car parking). There are various camps for all ages and interests and spaces are filling up fast. Camps include: 

  • Mini Sports Camp (ages 5-7)
  • Multi-Sports Camp (ages 8-12) 
  • Football Camp (ages 8-12) 
  • Adventure Camp (ages 12-16) 
  • Dance Camp (ages 5-8) 
  • Tennis Camp (ages 5-8) 
Find out more and book your place here. 

  • Wilde Farm Holiday Club. Find out more here. 

    Wilde Farm in Ponteland usually run a school holiday club from their farm. Activities include feeding, cuddling and grooming animals, harvesting vegetables, planting crops and more. Clubs generally run from 9am-5pm and cost £30 per day. Keep an eye on the Wilde Farm social media for announcements or email to book. 

  • Fern Outdoor Adventures. Find out more here. 

    Fern Outdoor Adventures generally organise school holiday camps with lots of outdoor activities such as axe throwing, fire building and orienteering. Keep an eye on the 'events' section of their website for announcements. 

  • Moor House Adventure Centre. Find out more here

    Moor House also run outdoor adventures throughout the school holidays. Again, keep an eye on their website and social media to see what's coming up. 

  • Next Generation Holiday Sports Camps. Find out more here. 

Next Generation run sports camps in Gosforth, Jesmond, Longbenton, Heaton, Tynemouth, Whitley Bay, Ponteland and Morpeth. Expect to try a wide range of sports including football, tag rugby, cricket, gymnastics, archery, volleyball and more. Suitable for ages 5-12 years. Prices are around £24 per day / £67 per week. 
  • Newcastle United Foundation Holiday Courses. Find out more here. 

    The Newcastle United Foundation runs holiday courses for ages 5-14 across the North East and provide the opportunity for youngsters to play and enjoy football / develop their skills in a safe environment. There are tons of locations (too many to list) and a 4 day course generally costs £40. Check the link above to see what's available near you. 

  • B GR8 Football. Find out more here. 

    B Gr8 Football Coaching usually run school holiday football camps at Kenton and Great Park. 

  • Shape Performance. Find out more here 

    Shape Performance run various multi-sports and specialist camps (including dance, gymnastics and trampolining) at schools across the North East. Suitable for children in years 1-8, prices are typically £45 for 5 days or £12 per day with sibling discounts available. 

  • Grass Roots Sports. Find out more here. 

    Grass Roots Sports Coaching offer multi-sports camps (cricket, rounders, football, tennis etc...) plus fun activities such as water fights and tug of war across many locations in the North East (again, too many to list). Most camps are suitable for children in reception through to year 6 and generally cost £45 - £60 per week. 

  • South Shields Surf School. Find out more here. 

    South Shields Surf School offers 3 day holiday camps ( 10am - 2pm Monday - Wednesday) in the school holidays for kids aged 8-16 who want to learn how to surf in the sea safely. The current cost is £80 for three days. 

  • Sports NE - Find out more here 

    Based at Dame Allens Junior School, this camp provides a daily mix of sports, arts and crafts, team building and free time for 3-13 year olds. Prices are from £40 per day and this includes wrap around care if required from 8am-5:30pm. 

  • The Coastal Club. Find out more here

    The Coastal Club offer fun, educational, active and sweaty school holiday clubs for kids aged 5-11 at Valley Gardens Middle School, Monkseaton. Current prices are £25 per day / £90 per week with sibling discount available. The club is ran by a PE teacher so expect lots of fun team games and challenges. The Coastal Club offers a nursery holiday club for younger kids too.

  • Sports Camps NE. Find out more here. 

    Sports Camps NE run action-packed sports clubs from Walkergate Community School. They are super reasonable at just £25 for 5 days (or £7 per day). Suitable for children in years 1-6. 

  • Stomping Grounds Forest School Holiday Club. Find out more here. 

    Stomping Grounds Forest School run various forest school holiday clubs from Dukes Hagg Woods in Prudhoe. Most courses are suitable for ages 5-14 years and involve lots of outdoor activities such as fire lighting, whittling, foraging, outdoor crafts and more. Prices are generally £35 per day / £150 per week. Look under 'book' and then 'regular sessions' on their website to see what's available. 

  • Adventure Sunderland. Find out more here. 

    Adventure Sunderland offer various 'Adventure Days' in small group sizes throughout the holidays for ages 8-15 years. Prices are typically £30 per day and you can expect a range of adventurous outdoor activities such as kayaking. 

  • Fun Little Foodies. Find out more here. 

    Fun Little Foodies run various 'drop-off' cookery sessions across the school holidays. 

  • NET 360 CIC Tennis Club (Whitley Bay). Find out more here. 

    This holiday club provides morning / afternoon / full day sessions. All abilities are welcome and activities include tennis, multi sports, table tennis, team games and street racket for ages 5 - 16 years. If you stay for a full day session, 'make your own, lunch with kids kitchen is included. 

  • Ladybird Holiday Club. Find out more here. 

    Ladybird Holiday Club in Gosforth provide a holiday club for children aged 3-11 across the school holidays. Expect a range of activities including crafts, games, sports and more. 

  • Dance City Summer Camps and Workshops. Find out more here

    Dance City organise various summer camps with different themes. Take a look at the 'what's on' section of their website to see what's available. 

  • Newcastle Falcons. Find out more here. 

    Newcastle Falcons run various Rugby Camps in the school holidays. Mixed / Single Sex and even Residential camps are available. Typically priced at £40 for 2 days and available for ages 6 -17. 

  • Happy Feet Dance Camps. Find out more here.

    Happy Feet Dance Camps generally organise school holiday dance camps in Felling for ages 4-13 for around £15 per day. Keep an eye on their social media for announcements. 

  • Art School / Academy at Laing Art Gallery. Find out more here. 

    Laing Art Gallery tend to run a 3 day art school for ages 3-10 and a 4 day art school for 11-16 year olds in the school holidays. 

  • The Gaming Hideaway. Find out more here 

    Children aged 7+ can be left to be supervised by staff at The Gaming Hideaway for a general session and they run holiday clubs suitable for ages 5+. 

  • North East Wilds. Find out more here 

    North East Wilds are a not-for-profit aimed at providing outdoor activities and events for kids. They often run school holiday drop off sessions. 

  • AE Sports Coaching. Find out more here. 

    A coaching company based in Seaham and County Durham. Activities include football, dance, cricket, art and crafts and more. Prices start at £12.50 per day. 

  • Laing Art Gallery. Find out more here 

    Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle runs an art school in the holidays for ages 7-10 and 11-16 year olds. 

  • Potion Club at Dilston Physic Garden (Corbridge). Find out more here 

    Best suited to ages 7-11, these sessions cost £15 and run from 10am-2pm on selected dates in the holidays. 

  • Startastic Whitley Bay. Find out more here. 

    Based in Whitley Bay, Startastic run performing arts workshops in the school holidays. 

  • Theatre Royal Newcastle. Find out more here.  

    Newcastle's Theatre Royal runs a Summer School for ages 5-7, 8-11 and 8-14. There is also a 5 day film challenge for ages 11-17 and Musical Theatre for ages 11-16 years. 

  • Forest Adventurers Ryton. Find out more here. 

    Forest Adventurers organise a Forest School in Ryton during the school holidays. Activities include mud kitchens, hill rolling and campfires. 

  • Blackfriars Cookery School Newcastle. Find out more here. 

    Blackfriars run a Little Monks Cookery School for ages 7-10 and Smart Cookies for ages 11-17 during the school holidays. 

  • Durham Sport Academy Find out more here. 

    Durham Sport Academy offer a bargain holiday pass for £150 which covers the full 6 weeks and you can come and go as you please between 8am-4:30pm. A hot food pass is also available for £70 to cover the same period. 

  • Reevo Football Coaching. Find out more here.  

    Reevo Football Coaching offer a 5 week summer school at Durham High School for Girls Campus. Suitable for ages 3-11. 

  • Discovery Museum. Find out more here.  

    Discovery Museum in Newcastle run a Summer Science Club suitable for ages 8-12. 

  • LK Health and Wellbeing. Find out more here.  

    LK Summer Club operates from Durham Cricket Club and is a steal at £15 per child / £10 per sibling for childcare and activities between 8:30am and 4pm. Suitable for ages 4-11 years. 

  • Turpentyne Art Classes, Gosforth. Find out more here. 

    Turpentyne run various art workshops for children across the school holidays. Suitable for ages 5-11+, a diverse range of subjects are covered including cartooning, Disney art, book illustration and more. 

  • Seven Stories. Find out more here.  

    Although Seven Stories to not run holiday clubs, they do offer a huge selection of sessions where over 8s can attend without an adult. Sessions tend to last 1-2 hours and grown ups can wait in the lovely coffee shop which is ideal if you just need an hour or so to yourself to catch up on emails. I've done this is the past and it works well. 

  • The Gaming Hideaway. Find out more here.  

    The Gaming Hideaway is a gaming cafe in Thornaby. They run regular 2 hour sessions and a school holiday club during school holidays. Children aged 6+ can be left with parental consent and staff are on hand to supervise. 

  • Your Local Sports Centre or Soft Play 

    This used to be my go-to when the kids were little and I needed to get some work done. Generally, children aged 8+ can participate in an activity such as clip n climb or swimming at your local pool unsupervised and most of these places have somewhere parents can sit, grab a coffee from the cafe and connect to the WiFi to get some work done. Again, ideal if you just need an hour or so to get something done. 

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