School Holidays Ripon and Nidderdale

Holiday Care & Fun Clubs

We are busy updating this page, so if you know of a holiday club we are missing please let us know! Check out what else there is to keep your family entertained all summer long on our school holidays page!

Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate (QE) is keeping its doors open this summer, with a series of high-quality Summer Camps

Nestled in 220 acres of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside QE’s state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional, the independent-school coaching staff will ensure that children have a safe, enjoyable and fun summer adventure that they’ll remember always.

Musical-in-a-Week Workshops

9- 13 August, 9am to 4pm daily

Our Musical-in-a-Week workshops will give students with a passion for Performing Arts an opportunity to take to the stage this summer.

Taking place in The King’s Theatre, QE’s full-scale professional venue, budding performers can take on the challenge of learning and performing some well-known musicals in just one week, working alongside industry professionals. The two workshops running will be Shrek The Musical (9-13 August, 5-11 years), or Mamma Mia (9-13 August, 11-18 years).

KS3 Science Camp

9-13 August, 9am to 4pm daily

For students aged 10-14 years

Our KS3 Science Camp will be an explosion of fun, giving an opportunity for children to develop practical application skills and knowledge through fun experiments to help prepare them for GCSE Science.

They will carry out a range of different experiments and the theory behind them. Activities will include things such as investigating a crime scene and learning how to collect evidence to solve a ‘murder mystery’, looking at how the body moves through dissections and looking at forces involved in building cars.

Queen’s Art Academy Art Club

9-13 August, 9am to 4pm daily

For children aged 9-13 years

For students with a love of creative arts or for those who want to try something new this summer, our Queen’s Academy offers a unique opportunity to hone their skills in Visual Arts.

The week-long Art Club will include themed days for Fine Art (including forest school activities, Graphic Design & Illustration, Fashion & Textiles, Photography and 3d Sculpture.

All our summer camps can be booked on a non-residential (day camp) or a residential basis.

Day (non-residential): £200 per child, per week This includes lunch, snacks and wrap-around care (8am-9am and 4pm-5pm each day).

Residential – £500 per child, per week This includes Sunday to Friday boarding and all meals, snacks and evening activities.

QE’s resident multi-activity day camp Camp QE will also be running on various weeks throughout the summer holidays: Camp Q-lympics Week (2-6 August); Cartoon Week (9-13 August); International Week (16-

20 August), and Jungle Week (23-27 August). Camp QE is open for children aged 5 – 13 years (from Year 1 upwards).

To find out full details and to book places for our summer camps, visit

01423 33 33 30
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United Adventure Camps

United Adventure Camps is a school holiday camp full of adventure for children aged 3-14. Held at various locations across Yorkshire, our unique holiday day camps give children and young adults an exciting multi-activity experience with the chance to enjoy loads of activities like team sports, craft, archery, games, drama and bushcraft to name a few. Get back to nature and have fun with friends at United Adventure Camps as our programmes engage and excite, our staff inspire and guide, our standards are high, and we always put the children first in everything we do.


Be brave, be excited, be wild.

Covid-19 Secure: We’ve added a lot of changes to United Adventure Camps to make sure our explorers are safe during their time with us. For more information, visit our website.

Visit the United Adventure Camps website here for more information.

  • Queen Mary’s School, Baldersby Park, Thirsk YO7 3BZ

0113 4830280


Brightstart Childminding – Ripon

We run daily trips and days out every day in the holidays to places that include the beach, Cinema, Museums, Parks and Farms.

The day runs 8.30am – 3.30pm with wrap round care available if longer days needed.

These can be booked as one offs or longer care.


Carlton Lodge Activity Days

2nd, 4th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 31st August and 2nd, 3rd September 2021 –  9.30am – 4.30pm

Kixx Summer Holiday Club

For children age 5-13 years at Ripon City AFC


£20 per day

Tuesday – Friday starting on 3rd, 10th, 24th and 31st August

Booking email

Ripon Tennis Centre

Summer Tennis Camp 2021 for 5-11 yr olds

Monday 2nd – Friday 6th August

Monday 9th – Friday 13th August

9am – 12 noon

Palace Road, Ripon, HG43HJ, Tel:01765 606066.

Sporting Start Summer Camps

Sporting Start SUMMER SPORT CAMPS are now taking bookings!
With days in Great Ouseburn, Masham, Marton-cum-Grafton and Thorner
Woodland Camp 🌲 🌳
Water Day 💦 💧
Plus other fun activities for your children this summer!
We can now accept government tax free childcare schemes too!
07506 755265

Sunflowers Day Nursery: Pateley Bridge

Sunflowers Day Nursery in Pateley Bridge is a nursery where your child can learn and play in a warm, safe and caring environment.

Our nursery is open Monday – Friday from 7.30am – 6.00pm. We are open 51 weeks a year – closing only for the week between Christmas and New Year. – upon request we can offer an early birds session from 7.00am.

Please phone the nursery on 01423 712555 and arrange a visit.

Poppins After School Club!

We offer After School  care and a pick up service from some local schools. We are able to offer school holiday care too. It is so lovely to have a special time of the day dedicated to bigger children – with age appropriate resources and the opportunity to relax at the end of a busy school day our after school service Poppins is always very popular. We advise that any bookings are made early to avoid disappointment.

The Laughing Giraffe

Summer Holiday club at The Laughing Giraffe 2021.

Monday and Tuesdays only – 26th and 27th July, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th and 31st August.

£25 per day for ages 5- 11, 12 places per day.

Bookings require a £5 deposit per day and are on a first come first served basis.

01423 325575