Holiday Club with Bright Sparks

 A science-themed holiday club for children age 5 - 9 years old based at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium. Up to 24 children will be able to enjoy an exciting daily programme of science-themed activities utilising the Centre, its surrounding green spaces and workshop rooms. Activities will include creating and running experiments, physical and mental games and challenges and arts-based activities to help explore and explain the world around us.

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is committed to sparking curiosity in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). This summer holiday club is designed to enhance a child's understanding of STEM in a fun, engaging and memorable way. Each week will focus on a different theme and no two days are the same. 

Holiday Dates


Easter holiday club: Tuesday 3 - Friday 6 April* and Monday 9 - Friday 13 April
Easter daily themes timetable available to download here. 

May half term holiday club: Tuesday 29 May - Friday 1 June*


Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 16:00. 
A breakfast and afternoon club is available for those requiring extended childcare from 08:00 - 09:00 and 16:00 - 18:00.

Easter daily themes timetable available to download here. 



Week cost: £165*
Day cost: £35
Breakfast club (08:00 - 09:00): £2 per child per day 
Afternoon club (16:00 - 18:00): £3 per child per day
Lunch box: £4.75 per child per day (children are welcome to bring their own packed lunch)

* weeks commencing Tuesday 3 April and Tuesday 29 May is £132 as these are four-day weeks.

Annual pass holders will benefit from a 10% discount: 

Please use discount code 'ANNUALPASS10' - you will be required to provide your annual pass number when completing the registration form.

Frequently asked questions

  • Childcare vouchers - unfortunately we are unable to accept childcare vouchers.
  • Age restriction - the club is strictly for children age 5 - 9 years old.
  • Breakfast club - breakfast will be provided although children are welcome to bring their own. 
  • Afternoon club - a snack will be provided although children are welcome to bring their own. The afternoon club will be a relaxed session.
  • Refreshments - children are welcome to bring their own lunch and snacks. Lunch boxes can be ordered at time of booking, these will contain a children's sandwich, drink and 3 snack items.

Our promise

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium will:

  1. Deliver a full day of interactive, hands-on science workshops for children, between 9am and 4pm and extended childcare as required from 8am - 9am and 4pm - 6pm on the specified dates.
  2. Supply two trained instructors to run the workshops. Instructors are all enhanced DBS checked, fully trained on the equipment, including awareness of risk assessments and COSHH where applicable, and have completed an online safeguarding children course.
  3. Take responsibility for the safeguarding and protection of the children from the moment the children are signed-in each day until the designated parent or guardian collects them.

How to book

 Please note: before a child can join our holiday club, a parent/guardian will be required to complete an enrollment form. This form will be available to complete on the first day your child attends.





The Summer Holiday Club is organised in association with Bright Sparks Science CIC & Events Ltd


Tuesday 03 April
Wednesday 04 April
Thursday 05 April
Friday 06 April
Monday 09 April
Tuesday 10 April
Wednesday 11 April
Thursday 12 April
Friday 13 April
Tuesday 29 May
Wednesday 30 May
Thursday 31 May
Friday 01 June
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