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Children's Holiday Activities

Whether you're looking to dive in, hit a six or serve an ace the University of Exeter Sport has something for you.

We run a range of activities throughout the year offering children of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn and develop fundamental sporting skills, whilst having plenty of fun and making new friends.

Our fully qualified coaches and instructors will help your child get the most from whatever activities they are participating in. Sport can build confidence, improve balance, help coordination, educate on living a healthy lifestyle and help children become sporting superstars!

Details of our upcoming holiday activities are posted below, but we also run tennis coaching, cricket coaching and swimming lessons throughout the year.

Our holiday sessions provide a fun environment for young players of all abilities to improve on-court under the expert guidance of our certified coaching team. We can provide all of the equipment you need, but if you want to bring your own please ensure it is clearly labelled with your name. Please ensure your child wears suitable sports clothing and brings plenty of drinks and snacks to last the whole session.

Mini (4-10 years)

The half day sessions run from 09:00-12:30, take place on the indoor courts and can be booked per day (£14.50 / £12.50 discounted rate) or per week (£52.50 for 4 days / £45 discounted rate).

  • Wk1- Monday 30 July-Thursday 2 August
  • Wk2- Monday 6 August-Thursday 9 August
  • Wk3- Monday 13 August-Thursday 16 August
  • Wk4- Monday 20 August-Thursday 23 August

Mini/junior (7-12 years)

The full day sessions run from 09:00-16:00, take place on the indoor courts and can be booked per day (£24 / £20 discounted rate) or per week (£86.40 for 4 days / £72 discounted rate).

  • Wk1- Monday 30 July-Thursday 2 August
  • Wk2- Monday 6 August-Thursday 9 August
  • Wk3- Monday 13 August-Thursday 16 August
  • Wk4- Monday 20 August-Thursday 23 August

Junior/teen (11-16 years)

The half day sessions run from 13:30-17:00, take place on the indoor courts and cost £14.50 per session.

  • Wk1- Tuesday 31 July and Thursday 2 August
  • Wk2- Tuesday 7 August and Thursday 9 August
  • Wk3- Tuesday 14 August and Thursday 16 August
  • Wk4- Tuesday 21 August and Thursday 23 August

How to book

Visit the Sports Park reception or call 01392 724452 or you can book online. When booking online, select Courses > Site:Sports Park > Activity:Tennis Holiday Coaching 2018 - 2019 and then choose the month you'd like to start (July or August)

Discounted prices available to current customers, affiliated schools and University of Exeter staff. Discounted prices not available when booking online. For more information, please email tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk.

Once you have booked, please download the online Enrolment EForm , complete, save and send to tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk

Hit a six at one at our holiday cricket sessions, specially designed to provide expert coaching to young players looking to get into cricket or improve their game. Sessions are split into Mini (6-10 years) and Junior (11-14 years) age groups, and take place at the exceptional indoor Sir Christopher Ondaatje Devon Cricket Centre, whilst also making use of the Sports Park's outdoor spaces in fair weather.

Mini (6-10 years)

Our Mini Cricket Coaching sessions provide an exciting and stimulating environment for young players to receive the best possible coaching from our ECB qualified team. This session uses child friendly equipment (provided) so all abilities are welcome.  The full day sessions run from 09:00-17:00 and cost £25, and the half day sessions run 09:00-13:00 and 13:00-17:00 and cost £12.50.

  • Tuesday 31 July
  • Thursday 2 August
  • Tuesday 14 August
  • Thursday 16 August
  • Wednesday 22 August
  • Tuesday 28 August
  • Thursday 30 August

Junior (11-14 years)

Ideally suited to more experienced players, our junior coaching sessions utilise the vast experience of our coaching team and use full cricket equipment (including the hard ball). Our ECB qualified coaches follow a structured coaching timetable that incorporates drills, games and match scenarios. Sessions held at the Cricket Centre can also include the use of our state-of-the-art bowling machines.  The full day sessions run from 09:00-17:00 and cost £25, and the half day sessions run 09:00-13:00 and 13:00-17:00 and cost £12.50.

Please note: These sessions are for players with cricketing experience and can incorporate the use of bowling machines and the hard-ball. Participants should bring their own protective equipment such as pads and helmets.

  • Wednesday 1 August
  • Wednesday 15 August
  • Tuesday 21 August
  • Thursday 23 August
  • Wednesday 29 August

How to book

Visit the Sports Park reception or call 01392 724452 or you can book online. When booking online, select Courses > Site:Sports Park > Activity:Childs Cricket 1819 and then choose the month you'd like to start (July or August)

For more information, please email cricketcentre@exeter.ac.uk

Once you have booked, please download the online Enrolment EForm , complete, save and send to cricketcentre@exeter.ac.uk

Our intensive swimming courses allow children to come to St Luke's indoor pool for a 30 minute session on consecutive days. This daily contact with a qualified swimming teacher allows the children to vastly improve their swimming and progress over a short period of time.

Designed for swimmers at Duckling level (entry level, age three years +) to stage 7, these sessions are ideal for current swimmers on our programme who are looking to improve, or for new swimmers who want to progress quickly. For further information on our swimming stages please view our swimming lessons page.

2018 summer holiday sessions

TimeMonday 23 July - Friday 27 August5 Day
Course Price
09:00-09:30 Ducklings £25
10:00-10:30 Stage 1/2 £25

 

TimeMonday 30 July - Friday 3 August5 Day
Course Price
08:30-09:00 Stage 6/7 £25
09:00-09:30 Ducklings; Stage 1/2; Stage 3; Stage 4/5 £25
09:30-10:00 Ducklings; Stage 1/2; Stage 3; Stage 4/5 £25
10:00-10:30 Ducklings; Stage 1/2; Stage 3; Stage 4/5 £25
10:30-11:00 Ducklings; Stage 1/2; Stage 3; Stage 4/5 £25

 

TimeMonday 6 August - Friday 10 August5 Day
Course Price
08:30-09:00 Stage 6/7 £25
09:00-09:30 Ducklings; Stage 1/2; Stage 3; Stage 4/5 £25
09:30-10:00 Ducklings; Stage 1/2; Stage 3; Stage 4/5 £25
10:00-10:30 Ducklings; Stage 1/2; Stage 3; Stage 4/5 £25
10:30-11:00 Ducklings; Stage 1/2; Stage 3; Stage 4/5 £25

 

TimeMonday 13 August - Friday 17 August5 Day
Course Price
08:30-09:00 Stage 6/7 £25
09:00-09:30 Ducklings; Stage 1/2; Stage 3; Stage 4/5 £25
09:30-10:00 Ducklings; Stage 1/2; Stage 3; Stage 4/5 £25
10:00-10:30 Ducklings; Stage 1/2; Stage 3; Stage 4/5 £25
10:30-11:00 Ducklings; Stage 1/2; Stage 3; Stage 4/5 £25

 

TimeMonday 20 August - Friday 24 August5 Day
Course Price
09:00-09:30 Ducklings £25
09:30-10:00 Ducklings; Stage 1 £25
10:00-10:30 Stage 1 £25

Booking

Participants are welcome to book multiple weeks, and children enrolled at the Swim School can use the pool for free during our public swim times.

To book onto a course please contact us on 01392 724940.

Kings Camps will be using the facilities at St Luke's Sports Centre in the summer of 2018 to run their highly popular multi-sports camps. They have 25 years worth of experience throughout the UK organising school holiday activity camps and this summer it promises to be even more fun and enjoyable for the children, and staff!

The camp is for children ages 5-17 and can be booked via the Kings Camp website or calling them on 0114 2632160. Prices start from £42.50 per full day (08:15-17:45).

Dates

  • Monday 30 July - Friday 3 August
  • Monday 6 August - Friday 10 August
  • Monday 13 August - Friday 17 August
  • Monday 20 August - Friday 24 August

What you will need

  • Appropriate and clean sports clothing and footwear and a towel if applicable.
  • We advise that all children bring a jumper, coat and sunscreen to the sessions, especially those taking place outdoors.
  • Plenty of snacks and a refillable drinks bottle for the duration of the session
  • Children staying for a full day, or taking part in a camp over lunchtime, should bring a packed lunch with them - lunchtimes will be supervised.
  • Unless otherwise stated, equipment will be provided, however children may bring their own racquets, bats or clubs if they wish.
  • Children taking part in our Junior Cricket camps must bring their own bat and protective equipment (including helmet) with them.
  • There are vending machines at the Sports Park and St Luke's Sports Centre if required.
  • University of Exeter Sport is cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to property brought to these activities.

Wet Weather

  • In the event of severe weather outdoor sessions may be moved, rescheduled or cancelled. We will endeavour to inform all customers in these events. Please ensure you leave correct contact details when booking. See individual sport information for specific details.