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Holiday activities for children

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. 

 Below is a sample of the sessions we woudl normally run in school holidays. Further information regarding  tennis camps will be updated as soon as possible. 


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 available).

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

Below is a sample indicatino of what we normally run in the School Holidays. We thank you for your patience and hope to invite you all back soon!

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...


 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. 


 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 available). 


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

This is a sample of what we normally offer in the School Holidays. Thank you for your patience, we hope to invite you all back very soon.

Intensive swimming courses (3 years +)

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.

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.

These camps should return Easter 2021

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

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.