Summer Holiday Guide
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Welcome to the Ilkley Chat Summer Holiday Guide, here to help you with ideas to keep the kids entertained over the summer!  

We need your help making it as useful as possible for fellow parents and carers, so if you have suggestions of clubs, days out or activities to add, please email ilkleychat@virginmedia.com or use the contact us form here - thank you.

We will be updated throughout the summer, so please keep checking back.  Please also take a look at our Days Out & Activities page for more ideas.

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Summer Pottery Classes

Stuck for something to do with your kids over the summer hols? Why not come along to Ghyll Royd School and have a go at some pottery. Art teacher, Keeley Smith is holding five, two hour classes every Thursday. Come and have fun and learn a new skill.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£100 per person

10am - 2pm & 1.30 - 3.30pm

Burley in Wharfedale, LS29 7HW

Each Thursday - 4 Aug through to 1 Sept

Contact

Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School

All Saints Pre-School Adventure Camp

Adventure camp for 5- 11 year olds takes place in Middleton Woods with a host of outdoor activities such as den building, campfires, fish catching etc, all in all a fantastic way for your child to experience the great outdoors. Supervised by fully qualified Forest School and bush craft leaders.
Further details or see our website for an application form: allsaintspreschoolilkley.co.uk
or email: admin@allsaintspreschoolikley.co.uk / telephone: 01943290086

When

Address

Times

Cost

£20 per session

9.00am - 1.30pm

Meet at Ilkley Lido/Pool on Denton Rd, Ilkley LS29 0BZ

Dates between 4 - 10 August

Contact

Middleton Woods

All Saints Pre-School Summer Camp

Summer camp for 2.5yrs- 5yrs with lots of fun activities. Fully qualified early years staff at camp for lots of fun activities for your little ones.
Further details or see our website for an application form: allsaintspreschoolilkley.co.uk
or email: admin@allsaintspreschoolikley.co.uk / telephone: 01943290086

When

Address

Times

Cost

£20 per session

9.00am - 1.30pm

Little Ln, Ilkley LS29 8HZ

Dates between 4 - 10 August

Contact

All Saints Pre-School

Art School Ilkley Summer School (Adults and Children)

Summer School Our summer programme offers an exciting set of single workshops for both Adults and Young Artists. We are able to offer two hour sessions in Adult Life Drawing, Adult Visual Arts and full day sessions for Young Artists (ages 10 upwards).
All sessions will take place in our studio space in The Manor House Courtyard in the centre of Ilkley.
Each class will be tutored, with materials and light refreshments provided.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£20 per each two hour adult sessions / £40 10-3pm Young Artists Sessions

Varies

Castle Yard, Ilkley LS29 9DT

9 August for 3 weeks

Contact

Art Studio, Manor House Courtyard

Articulate Performing Arts Summer School

Our Summer School mission is to provide children with an environ-ment they can thrive in. We believe that fun, enthusiasm, creativity, confidence, teamwork and friendship should be at the center of any Summer School, and that is certainly our ethos at Articulate.
Contact Stacey on 01274 033773 / dramaschool@articulatesdc.com

When

Address

Times

Cost

£120 per student (£90 sibling)

9am - 4pm (8am - 5.30pm available free)

Queen's Rd, Ilkley LS29 9QL

1 - 5 August

Contact

St Margaret's Church (King's Hall on 5 Aug)

Astral Acrobatics Summer Camp

Join us for a fun-filled gymnastic day! Our camps are designed for any gymnastic ability, whether you’ve taken part in gymnastics before, either with us or another club, or are a complete beginner. Gymnasts can expect to have an action-packed day, learning new gymnastic and acrobatic skills, going on all our exciting equipment (including our new inflatable rainbow trampoline wheel!), and playing games!

Please note gymnasts will need to bring their own packed lunch and drink. They can also bring a morning and afternoon snack.

Our summer camps will be at the following times and locations, with all classes aimed for children aged 6-13 years:

2 - 4 August: Harrogate High School
16 - 18 August: St Mary’s School, Menston
23 - 25: St Margaret’s Church, Ilkley

Camps can be booked for individual days or for the full 3 days (a discount will be applied when you book for the full 3 days!).

When

Address

Times

Cost

£30 per day or £75 for all 3

9.30am - 2.00pm

Queen's Rd, Ilkley LS29 9QL

23 - 25 August

Contact

St Margaret's Parish Church Hall

Children’s Sewing Classes

Our children's sewing classes are for ages 8-16. Ideal for crafty children who want to learn to sew or more experience sewers who want to improve their sewing skills.
New daily projects so why not book for the week? All materials and machines are provided. Students just need to bring a packed lunch.
Contact : leonie@thesewingshed.co.uk 07525029986

When

Address

Times

Cost

£40 per day

10am - 4pm

The North Chapel, Ashlands Rd, Ilkley LS29 8JT

25 - 29 July

Contact

The Sewing Shed

Cricket Coaching Week

Spaces are available Ben Rhydding Cricket Club's Summer coaching week.
Boys and Girls, 6 to 14.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£25 per day, £502 days, £60 3 days, £80 4 days

10am - 4pm

Coutances Way, Ilkley LS29 8AW

8 - 11 August

Contact

Ben Rhydding Cricket Club

Holiday Care at The Jabberwocky Club

At The Jabberwocky Club we provide new, exciting activities and adventures within both our indoor and outdoor environment. Our holiday club is set out so that your child can easily access all the resources possible.

We pride ourselves on providing an extensive host of activities including; Arts & crafts, ICT, cooking, baking, design technology, science experiments, role play, quiet area with books games & puzzles, group activities, outdoor adventures and construction play.

£35 for a Full Day, including, a two course breakfast, two course lunch and a two course High Tea.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£35 per day

7.30am - 6:.30pm

Top Floor, 2 Bolton Rd, Addingham, LS29 0NR

25 July - 5 September

Contact

The Jabberwocky Club

Ilkley Pre-school Summer Club

The club is open to children aged 2-7 years. Email ilkleypreschoolplaygroup@hotmail.co.uk to book a place.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£30 per day

9.30am - 2.30pm

Queen's Rd, Ilkley LS29 9QJ

16-18 & 23-25 August

Contact

Quaker house

Ilkley Summer Holiday Forest School

Our Summer forest school sessions give children aged between 5 and 11 years the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy nature with friends whilst building resilience, learning new skills and exploring on their own terms. There are so many activities to choose from including whittling, games, den building, tree climbing and crafts, to name just a few.

The programme will be led by experienced and qualified practitioners who will bring lots of ideas to go with the children’s own for playing, building and creating with natural resources in the woods.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£69 - 2 days

10am - 3pm

Denton Rd, Ilkley

18 & 19 August

Contact

Middleton Woods

InGear Summer Clubs

Summer Club @ Ilkley Grammar School - 4 weeks of swimming, sports, games and arts & crafts.
Outdoor Adventure @ Ghyll Royd School - Jonny leads the kids through 3 weeks of learning, fun and adventure.
Our holiday clubs are designed for all school age children, from 4 to 12 years old and we have activities suited to all ages and differentiate between all age groups.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£35 per day (discounted rates for families booking 3 plus days)

9am - 4pm

IGS, Cowpasture Road, Ilkley LS29 8TR / GRS, Ilkley Road, Burley-in-Wharfedale LS29 7HW

1 August - 2 September

Contact

Ilkley Grammar School / Ghyll Royd School

Inspiration Tree: Summer Multi Activity and Dance Courses

Lego • Digital Learning • Multi-Sport • Art & Dance
All courses are open to anyone regardless of the school they attend.
Download the summer timetable and book on the website inspiration-tree.com

When

Address

Times

Cost

£17 per day

9am - 3pm (8.30am - 4pm available)

Burley in Wharfedale, Otley and Apperley Bridge

25 July - 2 September

Contact

Burley Oaks, Burley in Wharfedale / St Joseph’s, Otley / Bronte House, Apperley Bridge

Kid Fit Summer Camp

Our holiday camps provide fun, exercise & learning through skills & games. Helping to improve children's confidence, whilst enabling them to make new friends along the way!
To book text 07932540167 l or email info@kidfitltd.co.uk

When

Address

Times

Cost

£20 per day

9am - 3.30pm

Bolton Rd, Addingham, Ilkley LS29 0NR, UK

26 July - 19 August

Contact

Addngham Youth Centre

Moss & Moor Fairy Garden Workshop & Magical Trail

Join us for a fun filled hour! With the help of Alison from our horticultural team, kids will create their very own indoor fairy garden while learning how to look after plants.
All children will take home their own magical creation to enjoy and nurture at home.
Or simply join us instore and let your kids explore the potting shed and discover our 6 mini magical gardens, including Fairy Mountain, Dinosaur Valley and Dragon Kingdom, while answering some fun questions for the chance to WIN a prize

When

Address

Times

Cost

£5 per child

Indoor Fairy Workshop 10am & 2pm
Magical Trail all day

Coutances Way, Ilkley LS29 7HQ,

10 August: Indoor Fairy Workshop
Magical Trail: Throughout August

Contact

Moss & Moor

Moss & Moor Kokedama making workshop

Introduce your kids this school holidays to the health benefits of gardening! Lynne our horticultural expert will help kids make their very own Kodedama and teach them how to nurture and look after them.
Kokedama; a 'moss ball' which is Japan's answer to the hanging basket, are simple, fun and rewarding to achieve.
It was so popular last time that we were asked if parents could join in, so we are offering additional parent places so you can enjoy the experience together.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£3 per child

10am & 2pm

Coutances Way, Ilkley LS29 7HQ,

Tuesday 2 & Wednesday 31 August

Contact

Moss & Moor

Netball Camps

Rhinos Netball Camps allow children of different ages and abilities a chance to play Netball for the first time or to improve current skills. Where possible Rhinos Netball Camps will be split into 2 age groups, however, in circumstances where camp numbers are lower than expected; age groups may be merged together on the day to ensure that the camp can still be provided, however, Rhinos Netball coaching staff will endeavour to tailor and differentiate the coaching for different ability's within these groups where possible.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£95 - 3 days

9am - 3pm

Cowpasture Rd, Ilkley LS29 8TR

30 August - 1 September

Contact

Ilkley Grammar School

Performance Drama School Summer Schools

Week 1 - Based on Mary Poppins
Monday 1st - Friday 5th August

Week 2 - Based on Oliver
Monday 8th - Friday 12th August

Week 3 - Based on Joseph
Monday 15th - Friday 19th August

Please don’t hesitate to contact Sue at Performance Drama School for further details. 07806640661

When

Address

Times

Cost

£125 week - £115 second child

8.30am - 4pm

72 Main St, Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley LS29 7BT

1 - 19 August

Contact

Queens Hall

Summer Baking Camp

Themed baking in the Moorfield kitchen.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£35 per day

9am - 3.30pm

Ben Rhydding Rd, Ilkley LS29 8RL

18-20 and 25-27 July

Contact

Moorfield School

Summer Discovery Days

We've created an exciting new trail to explore and along the way you will discover lots of activity areas to enjoy - the Adventure Playground, our Water Play area, a mini trail for toddlers. You can also book a tutor lead pond dipping or den building session.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£4 per person, under 2s free

10am - 3pm

Denton Rd, Ilkley LS29 0DE

29 July, 12 & 19 August

Contact

Nell Bank

Summer Drama – Five go mad at Moorfield

3 days of drama fun inspired by the Famous Five books.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£100 for 3 days

9am - 4pm

Ben Rhydding Rd, Ilkley LS29 8RL

1 August - 3 September

Contact

Moorfield School

Summer Drama – Life is full of drama

Drama, games and activities for years 1-4.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£35 per day (£100 3 days)

9am - 3.30pm

Ben Rhydding Rd, Ilkley LS29 8RL

1-3 August

Contact

Moorfield School

Summer Holiday Artwork Camp

Artwork Camp for years 3-6.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£15 per session (£45 for all 4 sessions)

9.30am - 12.30pm

Ben Rhydding Rd, Ilkley LS29 8RL

8 August - 11 August

Contact

Moorfield School

Summer Holiday Forest Fun (2 Days)

Our Holiday Forest Fun session for 5-11 year olds, is a child-centred, outdoors session focussing on play, exploration & supported risk-taking, following the Forest School ethos. A Forest School programme will typically including games, craft activities, tool use, den-building and a campfire, depending upon the children's interests. Each day will run from 9am – 3pm, outside in Moorfield School's wonderful, wooded school grounds. Participants will need to bring a packed lunch (no nuts please!) & drinks bottle and to wear weather-appropriate clothing (including a coat) & sturdy footwear. There is a toilet which we are able to use and which does not require access to the main school building.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£62 for 2 days

9am - 3pm

Ben Rhydding Rd, Ilkley LS29 8RL

4 & 5 and 22 & 23 August

Contact

Moorfield School

Summer Holiday Rock Climbing Sessions

Treat the kids to an outdoor adventure climbing, abseiling and weaselling with OFSTED registered, My Expedition Rocks.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£40 or £75 for two siblings

9.30am - 4.30pm

Hangingstone Rd, Ilkley LS29 8RW

Dates throughout August

Contact

Cow & Calf Rocks

The Play Station Summer Holiday Club

Our club provides an fun environment for children to enjoy all types of play, carefully supervised by a team of play professionals. For bookings or more information please email theplay_station@yahoo.co.uk

When

Address

Times

Cost

£35 per day

7.30am - 6pm

The Annex Lower Manley Road Ben Rhydding, Ilkley LS29 8QH

25 July - 2 September

Contact

The Play Station

Wharfe Valley Active Summer Holiday Courses

Wharfe Valley Active return during the summer to Sacred Heart Primary School Ilkley with fun courses which include Lego, Multi-Sports, Dance & Drama and Arts & Crafts.

Please contact Matt to book or for further information:
Email: matt@wharfevalleyactive.co.uk
Phone: 07999 059 629

When

Address

Times

Cost

£12-£22

Varies, see poster

Valley Dr, Ilkley LS29 8NL

25 July - 11 August

Contact

Sacred Heart School

Please note: Only activities within the Ilkley area will be included: Addingham, Ilkley, Burley in Wharfedale, Menston & Otley