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

Summer Holiday Club

There will be a two-week programme, one on space and the other on forensic science, repeated three times over the summer holiday. We will rotate the days around, so if a child was to just attend Wednesdays for example, they will do something different each week. 

Week 1: 23 - 27 July
Week 2: 30 July - 3 August
Week 3: 6 - 10 August
Week 4: 13 - 17 August
Week 5: 20 - 24 August
*Week 6: 28 - 31 August (this is only a four-day week, Tuesday - Friday, due to the Bank Holiday)

Timetable

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.

Please find scheduled themes for Summer Holiday Club below:

Week

Dates

Weekly Theme

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Week 1

23 July - 27 July

Space Camp

Moons, stars & comets

Our Solar System

Roaring Rockets

A day in the life of an astronaut

Extra-terrestrial life

Week 2

30 July - 3 Aug

Crime Lab

Code crackers

Fingerprints & DNA

Bodies & Bugs

Detectives

Mission Impossible

Week 3

6 Aug - 10 Aug

Space Camp

Our Solar System

Roaring Rockets

A day in the life of an astronaut

Extra-terrestrial life

Moons, stars & comets

Week 4

13 Aug - 17 Aug

Crime Lab

Fingerprints & DNA

Bodies & Bugs

Detectives

Mission Impossible

Code crackers

Week 5

20 Aug - 24 Aug

Space Camp

Extra-terrestrial life

Moons, stars & comets

Our Solar System

Roaring Rockets

A day in the life of an astronaut

Week 6

28 Aug - 31 Aug

Crime Lab

BANK HOLIDAY

Code crackers

Fingerprints & DNA

Bodies & Bugs

Detectives

 You will find a more detailed daily programme here

Price

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 or children are welcome to bring their own packed lunch and snacks

* week commencing 28 August is £132 as this is a 4-day week.
** Please do not include nuts or nut-based products in packed lunches.

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.

FAQs

  • 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 enrolment form. This form will be available to complete on the first day your child attends.

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

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Monday 20 August
9:00am
Tuesday 21 August
9:00am
Wednesday 22 August
9:00am
Thursday 23 August
9:00am
Friday 24 August
9:00am
Tuesday 28 August
9:00am
Wednesday 29 August
9:00am
Thursday 30 August
9:00am
Friday 31 August
9:00am
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