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Summer Holiday Guide
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Welcome to the Ilkley Chat Summer Holiday Guide for 2024, 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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Active Future Summer Holiday Camp

Get ready for a whirlwind of activities at the top-notch indoor Sports Hall, Outdoor Playground, Forest School, Library, and Dining Hall. Dive into a world of thrilling sports like Futsal, Dodgeball, Nerf battles, Laser Tag, Slip N Slide, ventures to Middleton Woods and even epic Water Fights! Craft your heart out, enjoy movie madness, and much more!
Wrap around care available: 8am to 9.30am @ £5 / 4pm to 6pm @ £5

When

Address

Times

Cost

£25 per session (sibling discount available)

9.30am - 4pm (wrap around care available)

Westville House School, Carter's Lane, Ilkley, UK

8 July - 23 August

Contact/Book

Westville House School

Joze Summer School 2024

A Week At The Musicals!
A Week of Dancing and Singing with Miss Jo, Damien Poole and Charlie Murray
Our summer school is suitable for ages 7 to 21

When

Address

Times

Cost

£125 per student with a £20 Sibling Discount

10am - 4pm

St Margaret's Church, Queen's Road, Ilkley, UK

22-26 July

Contact/Book

St Margaret's Church Hall

Free Play In The Park

Activities available will include bouncy castles, one for under 5’s and one for over 5’s, swing ball, rounders, mini football, and a mini golf putting green plus giant snakes and ladders, giant connect four, space hoppers and lots more.
A mobile Changing Places facility will be provided at the events on the 29th July and the 28th August

When

Address

Times

Cost

Free

11am - 3pm

Ilkley Park/Riverside Gardens, Bridge Lane, Ilkley, UK

22 & 29 July and 5, 12, 19 and 28 August

Contact/Book

Riverside Memorial Gardens

Children’s Holiday Sewing Classes

Children’s Holiday Sewing Classes are perfect for crafty children (8-16yrs) wanting to learn to sew or improve their sewing skills. Previous holiday clubs have sewn bunting, bags, cushion covers, door stops, pencil cases aprons, soft toys and sew much more!

When

Address

Times

Cost

£50 including materials

10am - 4pm

The Sewing Shed, Ashlands Road, Ilkley, UK

22-30 July

Contact/Book

The Sewing Shed

Wharfe Valley Active Holiday Clubs

Wharfe Valley Active is back for Summer with Holiday Clubs that cater for all interests - Multi-Sports, Football, Rounders, Wharfe Valley Wild, Arts & Crafts, Dance & Lego®.
50% discount for new attendees for their first one day course using the code- NA2024

When

Address

Times

Cost

£12-£30

Vary, 8.30am - 4pm available

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Ilkley, a Voluntary Academy, Valley Drive, Ilkley, UK

22 July - 6 August

Contact/Book

Sacred Heart Primary School

Summer Early Years Holiday Club

Open to Nursery, Reception and Year 1 children aged 3 and over.
The children will have fun getting messy painting and making crafts, baking, listening to stories, making music and singing.
We are hoping for good weather so that they can use our wonderful outdoor classroom and garden where they can explore nature, play games and maybe even have a picnic!
For further information or to book a place, please contact the school office and a member of the team will be happy to he

When

Address

Times

Cost

£20/40/50

8am - 5.15pm available (see poster)

Ashlands Primary School, Leeds Road, Ilkley, UK

22 July - 8 August

Contact/Book

Ashlands Primary School

Ghyll Royd Holiday Camp

The Holiday Club, led by Coach Chris, is open to all primary school aged children and will be running for four weeks in July and August.
From archery, dodgeball and football to golf, laser tag and much, much more, your child will explore a variety of sports, led by our experienced coaches. They'll have a blast while developing their athletic skills. Join us for Multi Sports Mondays, Choose it Tuesdays, Wheelie Wednesdays, Thunderstorm Thursdays (weather dependent) and Challenge Fridays!

When

Address

Times

Cost

£36 (8-5) / £26 (9-3.30)

8am - 5pm / 9am - 3.30pm

Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School, Nursery & Prep School, Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley, UK

22 July - 16 August

Contact/Book

Ghyll Royd School

The Play Station Summer Holiday Club

The Play Station is your local out of school club.
Our club provides an environment for children to enjoy all types of play, carefully supervised by a team of play professionals.
For bookings or more information, email: theplay_station@yahoo.co.uk or phone: 01943 600474.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£37 per day

7.30am - 6pm

Manley Road, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, UK

22 July - 30 August

Contact/Book

The Annex

Jabberwocky Club Holiday Care

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.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£37 inc. food

7.30am - 6.30pm

Nursery Rhymes & Jabberwocky Club, Bolton Road, Addingham, Ilkley, UK

24 July - 30 August

Contact/Book

Nursery Rhymes & Jabberwocky Club

Inspiration Tree Multi-Activity Courses

Lego • Multi-Activity
Download the flyer at www.inspiration-tree.com

When

Address

Times

Cost

£17/18 per day

9am - 3pm (extended times available)

Burley Oaks, Langford Lane, Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley, UK

24 July - 30 August

Contact/Book

Burley Oaks & St Joseph's, Otley

Kid Fit Summer Camp

We are back for summer camps with more exciting challenges and lots of fun!

When

Address

Times

Cost

£20

9am - 3.30pm

Bolton Road, Addingham, Ilkley LS29 0NR, UK

24th July - 3rd Sept

Contact/Book

Addingham Youth Centre

Holiday Forest School

Get Out More has announced its Summer of forest school at Middleton Woods in Ilkley. Its practitioners will have a great mix of nature connection activities, crafts, games and play on offer to engage children 5-11+ over the two or three day forest school.
Ilkley Chat readers can claim 10% off their order up to the 30th of June, using code “ILKLEY10”

When

Address

Times

Cost

£23 per day

10am - 3pm

Middleton Woods, Ilkley, UK

25 - 26 July 06 - 08 & 13 - 14 August

Contact/Book

Middleton Woods (run by Get Out More)

Ilkley Summer Holiday Forest Fun

Local Forest School practitioners from Ilkley Forest School Cooperative are back at the beginning and the end of this Summer Holiday, running their 2-day, child-led, outdoor, Forest School-style sessions of play, exploration & supported risk-taking, making the most of Moorfield School wonderful, wooded grounds (with toilets!). The programme - for 5 - 12 year olds - will typically include games, tool use, craft activities, den-building and fire.
All sessions are led by qualified Forest School Leaders, who are DBS checked and First Aid trained.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£32 per day

9am - 3pm

Moorfield School & Nursery, Ben Rhydding Road, Ilkley, UK

29 & 30 July and 28 & 29 August

Contact/Book

Moorfield School

Nell Bank Discovery Days

This year we are excited to be offering four Discovery Days, following an Olympic inspired theme!
The Nell Bank Summer Games are an opportunity to test yourself against nature's athletes!!
Our Discovery Day events are really important fundraisers for the Nell Bank Charitable Trust, they enable us to support disadvantaged children through our Assisted Places Scheme and to develop and continually improve our offer to the children that visit us.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£5.75 per person (under 2's are free)

10am - 3pm

Nell Bank Centre, Denton Road, Ilkley, UK

30 & 31 July and 6 & 7 August

Contact/Book

Nell Bank Centre

Ben Rhydding Summer Coaching week

Cricket coaching week for boys and girls aged 6-14.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£25-£100 (see poster)

10am - 4pm

Ben Rhydding Sports Club, Leeds Road, Ilkley, UK

5 - 9 August

Contact/Book

Email: louise.atherton@yahoo.co.uk
Call: 07488268114

Ben Rhydding Cricket Club

Performance Drama School Summer School 2024

Performance Drama School - Holiday Workshops Performance is excited to offer our wonderful summer workshops this year! Children can come and have a wonderful week dancing, acting, & singing and arts & crafts We pride ourselves on being inclusive and kind, In a week designed to build everyones confidence!

When

Address

Times

Cost

£135 week or £35 per day (sibling discount available)

8.30am - 3.30pm

Queens Hall, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley, UK

W1: 5 - 9 Aug W2: 12 - 16 Aug W3: 19 - 23 Aug

Contact/Book

Sue Hughes - 07806 640661
sue.performance@gmail.com

Queens Hall

Ilkley Toy Museum

At Ilkley Toy Museum, you can discover the fascinating stories of toys through the ages and some of the children who played with them.
The museum is open Saturdays and Sundays and during August we will be open Thursdays & Fridays in addition.

When

Address

Times

Cost

Adults £3.50, Child £2.50, U5s Free, Family £10

12 - 4pm

Ilkley Toy Museum, Whitton Croft Road, Ilkley, UK

Open Thursday to Sunday in August

Contact/Book

Whitton Croft Road

Kids Summer Club

Our popular Summer club is running again for children aged 2-7years. We will be providing a wide variety of activities including baking, crafts, games, walks out around Ilkley. We have access to our fabulous garden so fingers crossed for lots of picnics!

When

Address

Times

Cost

£35 per day

9.30am - 3pm

Ilkley Pre-school Playgroup, Queen's Road, Ilkley, UK

12-15 and 20-22 August

Contact/Book

Ilkley Preschool Playgroup

Chess & Maths Summer Camps

Learn and play at the same time with Chess & Maths Summer Camps over the summer holidays at the Ilkley Chess Centre.

When

Address

Times

Cost

£40 per day / £160 week

9am - 3pm

The Chess Centre, Ilkley, UK

19 - 23 August

Contact/Book

Chess Centre

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

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