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Camp Hawthorns

Through The Hawthorn School’s outstanding facilities and extensive woodlands and grounds we offer Camp Hawthorns, operating from 8am to 5pm each day of the school holidays. Catering for children aged 3 to 13 we offer a wide variety of camps and courses, from our Holiday Playdays for pre-school aged children to our specialist Art Courses and Dance Workshops for older children. Multi-Activity Days are always thoroughly enjoyed. All children from the local community are welcomed and childcare vouchers are accepted.

 October Half term bookings now live

Running :

October Half term – 23rd October – 3rd November 2023  



For children aged 4 to 13, operating from 8am to 5pm each day of the school holidays 

October Half term – 23rd October – 3rd November 2023  

Each day is packed full of a huge variety of exciting activities varying from sports, outdoor exploration, arts & crafts to team games and challenges. Whilst no two days are ever the same, with our woodlands, grounds and the on-site swimming pool, we always make sure we fit in some Woodland Games and a Fun Swim. We work with the aim ‘fun for all’, encouraging children to make new friends and try new activities. Our activity timetable is designed to give every child the opportunity to develop cognitively, physically, socially and artistically.




Are you looking for a holiday camp for your three or four year old? 

Holiday Playdays will combine exceptional care with a whole host of fun, interactive activities, encouraging children to explore and learn through play in a safe and happy environment. Based in our Pre-school Ark Nursery, Holiday Playdays will make use of spaces and resources specifically designed for three and four year olds. Children will spend at least part of each day outside, in the beautiful Ark Secret Garden, on a nature trail, exploring our Woodland Classroom or playing games on our MUGA.

Let by our Early Years Teachers, we’ve got some brilliant plans in place to keep your little ones busy and having fun in the holidays.


For Year 3 – Year 8 children, operating from 9am to 4pm

Our Art Department has a strong reputation for excellence and our pupils consistently win scholarships to a wide range of senior schools. Our Head of Art will be running an Art Course focusing in on the three mediums of ceramics, printing and painting. In a relaxed and fun atmosphere children will be challenged to develop their artistic skills, observe and record, interpret their own ideas and use their imagination.



For Year 3 – Year 8 children, operating from 9am to 4pm

Rewind and unplug! Children go back to nature at Camp Hawthorns Woodland Bushcraft Camp. Your young adventurers will have a go at everything from fire lighting, campfire cookery, wilderness skills and camp crafts to team building and problem-solving challenges with buckets of fun and woodland games thrown in for good measure.

*** NEW: Dance Workshop ***

In this high energy class, children will have lots of fun learning dance routines to songs from the Sing 2 soundtrack. Taught by our Senior Dance Teacher, the workshop is designed to develop commercial street dance skills and inspire confidence in children through dance. Fancy dress is welcome!

To expend their day, children can join our fun packed Multi-Activity Days before and after the workshop.

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