Science Holiday Camps
A Bright Sparks Science Holiday Camp inspires children with a day packed full of energetic, science fun!
JANUARY 2022 - update
We are pleased to be returning to our normal capacity and back delivering exciting activities. We very muck look forward to welcoming the children back to our camp venues so please book now!
FREE Science Activities during May Half Term
Tuesday 31st May 2022, 11am-3pm
Frys Hill Park, Greater Leys, Oxford, OX4 7WQ
Wednesday 1st June 2022, 11am-3pm
Burwell Meadow Recreation Ground, Thorney Leys, Witney, Oxon, OX28 5NP
Thursday 2nd June 2022, 11am-3pm
Alvescot Road Recreation Ground, Carterton, Oxon, OX18 3BS
Friday 3rd June 2022, 11am-3pm
Jubilee Marquee, Rye Farm Meadow, Abingdon
West Oxford Primary School, Oxford
Monday 25th– Friday 29th July 2022
Stockham Primary School, Wantage
Monday 1st – Friday 5th August 2022
Begbroke Village Hall, Begbroke
Monday 8th – Friday 12th August 2022
St Edmund’s RC Primary, Abingdon
Monday 15th – Friday 19th August 2022
Didcot Civic Hall, Didcot
Monday 22nd – Friday 26th August 2022
Egg themed Science Activities during Easter holidays
West Oxford Primary School
Tuesday 12th April 2022
Wednesday 13th April 2022
Stockham Primary School, Wantage,
Thursday 14th April 2022
Begbroke Village Hall, Kidlington
Tuesday 19th April 2022
Ducklington Village Hall, Ducklington
Wednesday 20th April 2022
Didcot Civic Hall, Didcot
Thursday 21st April 2022
The Manor Prep School, Abingdon
Holiday Camp FAQs
Is the holiday camp suitable for my child?
Bright Sparks Events science holiday activities are designed to entertain primary school children aged 5 to 11 years during the school holidays. We provide a safe environment for practical investigations, so children can come along and experiment for themselves, take part in our science challenges and investigate how things work. We don’t split the children into age specific groups as this can be unsettling for siblings. Instead we let the children choose their friendship groups for the day and adjust the activities accordingly to the children’s age. Whenever possible, we will add challenges in for older children and assist younger children, so that everybody completes activities appropriate for their age. However, please be aware that your children’s maturity and level of experience may have an impact on their day.
What should my child wear?
Children should wear comfortable clothes – not their best outfit please, as we plan to keep them busy and active! An apron or old shirt for messy chemistry activities is handy. If the venue has access to outdoor space (i.e. a playground), your child may want to go out to play during break times so please bring suitable outdoor clothing according to the weather. This may include, but is not limited to a waterproof coat and woollies or sun cream and a hat.
What should my child bring?
Children should bring a healthy, balanced packed lunch and drink suitable for an active day, plus any snacks for break times. Squash is provided for the morning and afternoon breaks, and water is available throughout the day.
If your child has any special dietary needs or severe food allergies, please make sure you let us know when you complete the booking form and provide any medical equipment necessary to treat them if accidental food contamination was to occur. The more information we have, the better prepared we are to care for your child in an emergency.
Will my child get a break?
Yes. Our timetable is similar to a school day, providing a 20 minute morning break and an hour for lunch. The first half of the lunch hour is an activity free zone to encourage children to eat all their lunch. After this there is time for free play.
A reduced price for additional children in the same family is available and you will save 10% for each additional sibling.
As we are an activity provider offering specific tuition to help children improve their scientific skills, we are exempt from being Ofsted registered and are therefore unfortunately unable to accept childcare vouchers.
Terms and Conditions
Full Terms and Conditions are available here Bright Sparks Events – HOLIDAY CAMPS – Terms and Condition for PARENTS
Why is there no holiday camp in my area?
Bright Sparks Science is currently making contacts in the local area and across Oxfordshire to see where our services are required. We have only booked in science camps in locations where an interest for the activities has been expressed.
How do I set up a science camp in my area?
If you would like Bright Sparks Events to organise a science camp in your area please get in touch. Holiday camps can be held at a local village hall, community centre or school, so if you know of a good venue, then please let us know. These venues often charge for hiring the premises and usually require a deposit when booking. So if you did want a holiday camp to run in your area we would need a minimum of 15 children expressing an interest to ensure it is a success.
If you would just like some help entertaining your children and their friends at home during the holidays, then we can provide science activities on smaller scale. Please contact us to discuss what options are available
How Holiday Camps will run with Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We’re THRILLED to be able to offer safe, enjoyable activities for children and young people during the holidays!
Additional hygiene and safety measures will be considered and government guidelines adhered to at all times, to make it COVID secure.
We are confident we can adapt the stimulating, fun-filled activities we normally offer, whilst observing safe practices and providing your children with an unforgettable, positive experience.
Our camps will not only help take some the pressure off parents/carers during the school holidays but they’ll also help to enable your children to build their confidence, self-esteem and make new friends.
We will be adhering to the current government guidelines regarding holiday camps, details of which can be found here. Our full updated Terms and Conditions in light of the Covid-19 pandemic can be found here.
This includes some of the following changes;
- A new contactless drop off, registration and collection procedure
- Children will be asked to wash hands on arrival and at collection time and at regular intervals during their day.
- Additional cleaning and handwashing will take place before and after snack times and lunch breaks to ensure areas are disinfected.
- Staff training days with the whole team to ensure complete understanding of new policies and procedures for all camps.
- Updates to our illness and absence policy
- All parents will be asked to confirm they have read and agree to our updated Terms and Conditions at the time of booking. All our policies and procedures are subject to change as the government releases further information.