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 meet new friends and improve a wide range of sporting skills while playing team games and tennis. 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. Download and save our Tennis Childrens Holiday Activities.




Further information regarding  tennis camps will be updated as soon as possible. We thank you for your cooperation.


Mini and Juniors sessions (4-12 Years)


Drop off

Holiday session

Pick up 

PriceLocationDiscounted rate**4-day week discount4-day week discount**
Mini half day sessions  4- 12

From 08:30


12:30-13:00 £14.50 Indoor courts £12.50 £52.20 £45
Mini/Junior full day sessions 7 -12

From 08:30

09:00-16:00 16:00-16:30 £24 Indoor courts £20 £86.40 £72

 **: Discounted rates apply to current customers, affiliated schools and University of Exeter staff/students.


What to expect:

A typical session is usually split in two groups: U7 and 7yrs+.

9:00-10:00: warm-up games, ABCs (agility, balance, coordination), team games.

10:00-10:30: tennis skills

10:30-11:00: snack

11:00-12:30: tennis games

Afternoon session for 7yrs+ staying full day usually involves free play, a tournament (singles and doubles), and games.


Juniors & Teens (11-16 years)

Please note that Juniors & Teens sessions runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoon only.

Drop offPick-upPriceDiscounted rate**
13:30 17:00 £14.50 £12.50

  **: Discounted rates apply to current customers, affiliated schools and University of Exeter staff/students.


What to expect:

Each session can be run differently depending on numbers and ability of players. Coaches usually give players a few tips to improve their game, however emphasis is put on fun games and matchplay (singles and doubles).

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 book.

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

Once you have booked, please download the online enrolment form , complete, save and send to

Cancelled until further notice

Cricket Holiday Camps will be returning in 2020

Hit a six at one of our cricket sessions, specially designed to provide expert coaching to young players looking to get into cricket or improve their game. Sessions 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 Softball and Junior Hardball* sessions (5 - 12 Year Olds)

Designed for children with any level of Cricket Experience. Looking to learn the game, or to improve existing skills. Game and Challenge based sessions to make the sessions fun and engaging...

Next Sessions:

- Tuesday 28 July

- Thursday 30 July

- Tuesday 04 August

- Thursday 06 August

- Tuesday 11 August

- Thursday 13 August

- Tuesday 18 August

- Thursday 20 August

 AgeDrop OffHoliday SessionsPick UpPriceLocation
Mini Softball Sessions 5 - 9 From 09:00 09:30 - 12:30 Until 13:00 £13.50 Cricket Centre
Junior Hardball Sessions 10 - 12 From 13:00 13:30 - 16:30 Until 17:00 £13.50 Cricket Centre





Senior Hardball * (12 - 15 Years Old)

Specifically designed for existing cricketers, with access to their own kit. All sessions will involve the use of hardballs and will be based around developing existing cricket skills. 

Next Sessions: 

- Wednesday 29 July

- Wednesday 05 August

- Wednesday 12 August

- Wednesday 19 August

 AgeDrop OffHoliday SessionPick UpPriceLocation
Senior Hardball 12 - 15 From 09:00 09:30 - 16:30 Until 17:00 £27.00  Cricket Centre


*Please note - all participants on Junior and Senior Hardball courses must bring their own, or have access to, Hard Ball equipment. We do not have kit to give out unfortunately


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:Childrens Cricket Coaching and then choose the month you'd like to book.


For any queries or questions, please contact the Cricket Office on or 01392725069

Cancelled until further notice

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.

Intensive swimming courses (3 years +)

Course dates for 2020 

Easter 2020

Monday 30 March - Friday 3 April 2020

Monday 6 April - Thursday 9 April

Lessons run between 09:00-11:00 with availability for Ducklings through to Stage 7 plus Age 7yrs + learn to swim classes. There are also a limited number of 1-2-1 lessons available.

Please contact St Luke's reception team on 01392 724940 or email enquiry for more information.


We are also offering one to one coaching sessions - if you are interested please contact



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.

Looking for something for the kids to do during the holidays? Kings Camps are back and will be using the facilities at St Luke's Sports Centre during the Summer holidays to run their highly popular multi-sports camps. They are the UK’s Leading Activity Camps with over 25 years’ worth of experience throughout the UK organising school holiday activity camps and this year it promises to be even more fun and enjoyable for the children, and staff! Their programmes include over 30 amazing sports and activities to get children aged 5-17 active, having fun and learning together.

Kings Camps Flyer


Monday 6 April - Thursday 9 April 2020


Monday 27 July - Friday 31 July 2020

Monday 3 August - Friday 7 August 2020

Monday 10 August - Friday 14 August 2020

Monday 17 August - Friday 21 August 2020

The camps are for children ages 5-17 and can be booked via the Kings Camp website or calling them on 0114 2632160. 

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.

Back for Easter 2020!

Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 April 2020 - 9am - 3pm

Our exciting hockey skills camp is back. Enjoy two full days of skills, drills and games at the Number 1 ranked Hockey University in the UK. 

These camps will be split in two groups - 11-13yrs (years 7 and 8) and 14-16yrs (years 9 -11) - this is a great opportunity to learn new skills so all abilities welcome!

 £30 for one day or £50 for two days

*discount available for sibling bookings, current gym members and UoE staff!

To Book call the Sports Park on 01392 72 4452