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. Download and save our Tennis Childrens Holiday Activities.

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- 10

From 08:30


Until 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 Until 16:30 £24 Indoor courts £20 £86.40 £72

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

Easter 2019

  • Week 1: Monday 8 April to Thursday 11  April
  • Week 2: Monday 15 April to Thursday 18 April

May half-term 2019

  • Tuesday 28 May
  • Wednesday 29 May
  • Thursday 30 May

Summer 2019

  • Week 1: Monday 29 July - Thursday 1 August
  • Week 2: Monday 5 - Thursday 8 August
  • Week 3: Monday 12 - Thurday 15 August
  • Week 4: Monday 19 - Thurday 22 August

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

February Half Term 2019

  • Tuesday 19 February 
  • Thursday 21 February

Easter 2019

  • Tuesday 9 April 
  • Thursday 11 April 
  • Tuesday 16 April
  • Thursday 18 April

May Half Term 2019

  • Tuesday 28 May 
  • Thursday 30 May 

Summer 2019

  • Week 1: Tuesday 30 July and Thursday 1 August
  • Week 2: Tuesday 6 and Thursday 8 August
  • Week 3: Tuesday 13 and Thursday 15 August
  • Week 4: Tuesday 20 and Thursday 22 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 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


Hit a six at one of our Easter holiday 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.

Monday 15 April 2019

Mini Softball (5– 9 year olds)

Half Day - Morning (9.00 - 12:30)

A programme for boys and girls looking to get in to the game, or looking to develop their early experiences within the game. Game based learning, with a large emphasis on fun and being active and developing your child’s movement skills alongside their cricket skills.

Junior Hardball (9 - 12 year olds)

Half Day - Afternoon (13.30 - 17.00)

Sessions for those young cricketers who are competent in the use of a hard ball and have experiences of using a hard ball already. Players must bring their own kit for use with the hardball.

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Senior Hardball (12 - 15 year olds)

Full Day (9.30 – 16.30)

For those more experienced cricketers, proficient with a hard ball. Sessions based around developing cricketing skills – and applying them to Cricket games / situations.

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.


Cricket Masterclasses

3 hour sessions for Ages 12+

These sessions are designed for young cricketers regularly playing hardball cricket. All players must bring their own equipment.

Sessions will be delivered by Level 3 and 4 Coaches

£50 per session

Session Date Time
Seam Bowling Monday 8 April 9:00 - 12:00
Spin Bowling and Wicket Keeping Monday 8 April 13:00 - 16:00
Batting Tuesday 9 April 9:00 - 12:00

*Players can sign up for multiple sessions. Limited spaces available.

Visit the Sports Park reception or call 01392 724452 or you can book online.

For more information, please email

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.


Monday 8 April - Friday 12 April - 5 day course

Monday 15 April - Thursday 18 April - 4 day course


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.

Easter and Summer Holidays 2019

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 Easter and Summer holidays of 2019 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 15 April - Thursday 18 April
  • Monday 29 July - Friday 2 August
  • Monday 5 August - Friday 9 August
  • Monday 12 August - Friday 16 August
  • Monday 19 August - Friday 23 August

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 £43.50 per full day (08:15-17:45).

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.