School Holidays Wharfedale

Summer Holidays

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Art School Ilkley: Summer School

We are running 3 weeks of 3-day courses exploring Drawing, Mixed Media and 3D
For Ages 8-16 years.
10 am – 3 pm

Day 1: Exploring different approaches to drawing using a range of techniques and materials
Day 2: Working with collage and paint to create work on different surfaces
Day 3: Using wire, clay and cardboard to explore the world of 3d and sculpture

Week 1 – Monday 6th to Wednesday 8th August 2018
Week 2 – Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th August 2018
Week 3 – Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Cost £35.00 per day or £30.00 per day if more than one day booked or more than one child enrolled. Refreshments provided but please bring along a packed lunch.

To book email

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Cook Stars Summer Workshops in Skipton

Calling all budding chefs!

We are excited to be holding a range of cooking workshops over the summer holidays, creating a variety of dishes from pizzas, cupcakes to sushi!

There are workshops aimed for 2-10-year-olds and for 10-year-olds plus, workshops a little more challenging with different techniques involved. Each workshop has a different theme, all equipment and ingredients are provided. Each child makes their own delicious dish from scratch and gets to take it home.

Booking is essential

Cost is £15 for each workshop (2-10 years)

£18 for each workshop (10+)

Please note that under 5’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Any questions then please don’t hesitate to contact Jane on 07484789712 or email

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Double Take Theatre Company: Hairspray Musical Theatre Summer Workshops, Riddlesden

Monday 13th to Thursday 16th August: 10 am – 3 pm. 

Come and shine in this 4-day workshop production of HAIRSPRAY hosted by professional theatre company during the main school summer holidays at Riddlesden United Reform Church.

Lots of fun, all abilities welcome!

All tutors fully trained Performing Arts professionals, all hold DBS.

£85 for the full 4 days with just a £25 deposit payable on booking to secure your place. £25 sibling discount for the second child.

Email or call 07738 588 308 to book.


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Giggleswick School Junior Summer Courses

Offering a range of courses for ages 7 – 10 years

Tennis Academy: 

16 – 20 July & 23 – 27 July

Our tennis courses are open to all abilities, from complete beginners to the most capable of players. With personal and small group instruction from professional LTA coaches, players can expect to have plenty of fun and make excellent progress on this first-class course. Facilities include hard courts, indoor courts and grass courts.

Multi-activities and Adventure:

16 – 20 July

Every day is different with new activities to try each day of the week. Activities are designed to build communication skills, self-confidence and promote teamwork, through team activities, problem-solving, racket sports and outdoor adventure.

Science Explorers:

23 – 27 July

Explore the worlds of Biology, Chemistry and Physics with our exciting Science Explorers course. Launch your own rocket, learn what life might be like on Mars, experiment with colours and create your own bath bombs.

Creative Art:

13 – 17 August

You will be working with a wide range of materials and learn to use them in innovative and expressive ways. You will learn and try many techniques including experimental drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics in the inspiring setting of our Glover Art Studio.

Cooking and Crafts:

20 – 24 August

Creativity and cooking go hand and in hand. You will bake, cook and decorate your way through a variety of culinary treats before trying your hand at different crafty projects leaving you with things to take home that are as individual as you.

Golf Academy:

20 – 24 August

Learn from golf professionals both on the practice ground and on our course in the stunning setting of our school. Whether you are a complete beginner or a budding professional, our expert instructors will cover all aspects of the game. You will be able to practice new techniques in a variety of settings.

Phone +44 (0) 1729 893 000
Giggleswick School,
North Yorkshire,
BD24 0DE

Book here.

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Inspiration Tree Holiday Camps: Ilkley, Otley, Guiseley, Burley in Wharfedale, Apperley Bridge

Force Inspiration

Use the force of creativity during this Star Wars themed workshop including a variety of creative activities to capture your child’s imagination! Ages 5-12

  • St Oswald’s, Guiseley: 08 Aug £16
  • Bronte House, Apperley Bridge: 14 Aug £16
  • Whartons, Otley: 21 Aug £16
  • St Oswald’s, Guiseley: 24 Aug £16

Harry Potter Workshop

Use the MAGIC of creativity during this Harry Potter themed
workshop which includes a variety of creative activities to
capture your child’s imagination. Children will develop their
wizardry skills in a range of creative Harry Potter related
activities. The curriculum has been designed to enable
pupils to learn how to draw their favourite Harry Potter
characters, act out famous scenes in fun drama sessions, play Quidditch
sports games, develop their duelling magic wand skills, devise their own
spells to defend Against the Dark Arts, and much more to further develop
their interest and knowledge of Harry Potter.

  • Bronte House, Apperley Bridge: 24 Jul £16
  • Pool Primary, Pool: 03 Aug £16
  • Pool Primary, Pool: 15 Aug £16
  • St Oswald’s, Guiseley: 29 Aug £16

Sport Inspiration

Brick Inspiration


Full course information can be found here


NEW Extended Day – Times & Prices
We are offering parents new times for an extended day from £5 extra – 8:30am-4pm – Available at St Joseph’s, Ghyll Royd,
Ashland’s & Burley Oaks

Please select “extended day X” from the order form online


Book here

07939 411659


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Technology in Play: Summer Camps

 Join our fun-filled summer camps at Titus Salt, Woodhouse Grove School and Prince Henry’s Grammar School throughout August.


Weekly TiPJunior sessions start in September! (ages 3 – 5)
Leeds Trinity University (10 am – 10.45 am)

An introduction to our Sessions for those ready for a structured environment but still prefer the support of a present parent.


Weekly TiP Sessions start in September! (Ages 6 – 11)
Titus Salt School (6 pm – 7 pm)
Woodhouse Grove School (6 pm – 7 pm)
Prince Henry’s Grammar School (6 pm – 7 pm)
Carr Manor Community School (6 pm – 7 pm)
Leeds Trinity University (10.45am – 11.45pm)

Each term we discover a new STEAM topic. Undertaking experiments, building, crafting and learning early coding principles.


Weekly TiP Pro sessions start in September! (Ages 8 – 13)
➡️ Saturdays (12pm – 2pm)

These sessions are for those who are ready to apply a project-based approach and uses specialised equipment including LEGO Education® WeDo 2.0, BBC micro:bit and Rasberry Pi.


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Westville House Summer Club

Run by HAOEC – 3 weeks of fun 6-24 Aug. Challenging, fun activities run by qualified staff.

To book, email: £30 p/day or £125 p/week,


For boys and girls 6-11 years #holiday

ACES All Sports Camp, Otley

For Ages 6 – 14.

Campers will participate in a range of fun multi-sport activities, developing leadership, communication and organisation skills.

Sessions include dodgeball, dance, football, rugby, rounder’s, tennis, athletics, cricket, team building and more! Also including our Wet Wednesday!

13th – 17th August 2018.

10am – 3pm.

8:30am – 5pm, extended hours.

Prince Henrys Grammar School

CALL 01484 522813


Mon, Aug 13 – Thu, Aug 16, 2018. 9 am – 5 pm

Woodhouse Grove School (map)

ACES are bringing a fun-filled week of non-stop Rugby to Woodhouse this Summer! If you’re a Rugby Union enthusist come along and join us!

ACES Summer Ilkley Rugby Roadshow

Ilkley RFC

ACES West Park Leeds Rugby Roadshow Camp

A rugby camp for 7 to 16-year-olds being run by ACES – Active Community Education in Sport. The Rugby Roadshow is designed for children with a passion for Rugby Union, all abilities.

DATE: 6th – 10th August 2018

TIME: 8:30am – 5pm, Extended Hours. 10am – 3pm.  From £17.50 per day.


West Park Leeds RUFC, The Sycamores, Bramhope, LS16 9JR

01484 522813

Comic Art and Design Workshop

Comic Art and Design Workshop with Dr Simpo on Thursday 9th August 10 am until 3.30 pm at Menston Library. Aimed at 7-14-year-olds. Book your place by calling the library on 01943 876539 or popping in and putting your name down.

Drama Workshops – Spotty Socks Theatre Company: Burley Summer Festival

23rd August 2018

Times: 2pm and 3:30pm
Venue: Queen’s Hall, Main Street
Join the Director of Spotty Socks Theatre Company in this masterclass for bringing monologues to life and telling the tales of ordinary people. These workshops will work towards a short performance at the end of the session, and look at performance, characterisation and writing skills. These workshops are ahead of the Talking Heads performance at the Queens Hall on Friday 24th August. The 2pm workshop will be for 6 to 11 year olds and the one at 3:30pm will be for 11 to 16 year olds.
Cost: £2.50
Booking: Required

Forest Schools: Summer holidays

Summer Holiday Forest Schools Ilkley Moor 8-13-year-olds

Join our fun 2 or 3-day programmes of den building, woodland crafts, wild games and a campfire at our forest school sites at Ilkley Moor on 30th July- 1st August and 23-24th August for 8-13-year-olds from 10am-3pm

For more information and booking details ring Julia on 07896 649773.

Holiday Club: Burley Summer Festival

Holiday Club Monday 20th – Wednesday 22nd Aug
Time: 10am – 12noon.
Venue: The Methodist Church
Primary school children in Year 1 (2018) and upwards are invited to three sessions packed with fun and games, singing and dancing, stories and adventure. Our team of trained DBS checked volunteers will provide an engaging programme to leave your child asking for more.
Cost: £5 a head for three sessions.
Booking: Contact Wendy Walker at  from July 16th onwards with children’s names and ages. Spaces limited.

Kanga Sports: Summer Holidays

Kanga Sports provide award-winning multi-activity holiday clubs for children, perfect for children of all abilities who would like to try a bit of everything!

8.30 am – 3 pm from £15

Offering numerous different sports; activities, games and competitions. Running throughout the summer holidays at:

Upper Wharfedale School, Threshfield

Austwick C of E Primary School, Settle

Embsay C of E Primary School, Skipton:


Tel: 07526 600 793

Kite Making Workshop at Otley Courthouse

3rd August 10 am – 11.30 am

Come and join Vickie Orton for a fun morning where you can learn to make your own kite. We provide the materials, Vickie provides the instruction and you get to make and take home your very own kite.
Tickets £6 per child
Ages 7+

To book call 01943 467466

Leeds City Museum: Survival Workshop

July 31st & August 7th 2018. 10 am – 12 m & 1 pm – 3 pm.

Backpacking skills for ages 11+.

Millenium Square, LS2 8BH
0113 224 3732

Lego Robotics Workshop at Otley Courthouse

8th August 10am – 12.30pm & 1 pm – 3.30 pm

10th August 10 am – 12.30 pm

Join Junior STEM for fantastic Lego fun. Junior STEM specialises in computer & engineering technology, and this is the chance for you master builders to see your Lego creations brought to life using computer software, motors and sensors!
Tickets £5per child, per session
Age 7+

To book call 01943 467466

Children should bring their own packed lunch if staying all day for both sessions.

Lego Workshops: Burley Summer Festival

Lego Workshops
Time: 9:30am – 12noon and 12:45 – 3:15pm
Venue: Salem Church Hall
Description: A return of John Pilling with his fantastic collection of Lego for building houses, gardens, roadways, vehicles and more. Light up your creations. Come for one session or for both. Anyone from 5 to 95 years.
Cost: £5 a session, or £8 for both

Booking: Required

Little Sports Coaching: Summer Camps

23rd July – 31st August 

Looking for something for your child to do during the holidays that will keep them fit, healthy, active & entertained all at the same time? Little Sports Coaching are at Ben Rhydding Primary, LS29 8QH this summer!

9:30-15:30 for £15 per day

Wrap around care 8:00-18:00 for £8 extra.

Ages 4-12 years.

Book online.

Radio & Podcasting workshops at Otley Courthouse

13th, 14th, 17th August 11 am – 3 pm

We are teaming up with Chapel FM Arts Centre, to produce radio broadcasts. Have a go at producing & presenting your very own radio programmes and your own podcast which will be downloadable.

Tickets £5 per child
Age 10-14
Places are limited to 15

Tickets include the workshop and drinks. All children should bring their own packed lunch.

To book call 01943 467466

Singing, Dance and Gymnastics Workshops: Burley Summer Festival

23rd Aug 2018

Time: 9:30am, 10:45am and 12noon
Venue: Queen’s Hall, Main Street
Come and take part in one (or all) of our one hour dance and performance workshops run by Bonds Theatre School. The morning starts with a Musical Theatre workshop combining simple dance moves and singing and suitable for 5 years – adult. Secondly we have a Gymnastic/Acros workshop where you will be supported by our highly trained staff, suitable for ages 5 – 18 years. Finally we have a fun Street Dance workshop, also for 5 – 18 years, teaching you the latest moves. No dance experience necessary. Please bring a drink.

Cost: £2 per workshop or £5 for all three
Booking: Essential

Skipton Summer Holidays Multi Sports & Basketball Camps

Open to Boys & Girls aged 4-13 (Pre-School through to Y8)

Tuesdays = Multi Sports Camps
Wednesdays = Basketball Camp

9am-4pm each day (with 8:30am – 4:30pm available)

24th & 31st July 2018
7th, 14th, 21st & 28th August 2018
25th July
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th August 2018

£20 per child per day includes FREE Lunch & FREE Swim voucher

Craven Leisure Multi Use Games Area, Aireville Park, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1UD

Mark 07912 178917

Stop Motion Animation Workshop at Otley Courthouse

15th August 10 am – 12.30 pm & 1.30 pm – 3 pm

Dawn Feather, a professional Filmmaker, will help you create plasticine characters & design your own animation sets. Then using storyboard & iStopMotion software you will create your own short films. You can then edit, add sound fx’s & voice-overs to your movies. All equipment & materials are provided.

Tickets £6 per child per session
Age 7+

Children should bring their own packed lunch if staying all day for both sessions

To book please call 01943 467466

The Cricket School Summer Camps: Guiseley

Join our Summer Cricket Camps for great fun & serious skill development. Don’t forget your packed lunch!

10 am – 3 pm

Ring Gilly on 07540530449 to book.

Venue: Guiseley CC

1st – 3rd August 2018. Cost: £20 per day or £50 for all 3 days.

14th – 17th August 2018. Cost: £20 per day or £70 for all 4 days.

28th – 31st August 2018. Cost: £20 per day or £70 for all 4 days.


The Cricket School Summer Camps: Menston, Rawdon & Burley

Join our Summer Cricket Camps for great fun & serious skill development. Don’t forget your packed lunch!

10 am – 3 pm

Ring Gilly on 07540530449 to book.


Menston CC

6th – 10th August 2018. Cost: £20 per day / £85 for 5 days.

Burley in Wharfedale CC

13th – 17th August 2018. Cost: £20 per day / £85 for 5 days.

Rawdon CC

28th – 31st August 2018. Cost: £20 per day / £70 for 4 days.


Tiny Toes Ballet Summer Workshop, Guiseley

22nd August at Guiseley Theatre

A full day workshop from 9.30-3.30pm. Early drop off is available on request at an extra charge.

Ages 3-7 years.

The day will include dance, crafts, games, an introduction to health and wellbeing. £30 for the day, children will need a packed lunch.

Places are limited and booking is open now.