Children’s Holiday Activities

Holiday Activities at the d.@rt centre…

For boys and girls aged 4 upwards daily, or Teen Tuesdays for 10 – 16 year old’s each week.

Please note that all of these activities can be booked and paid for online.
There is a step by step guide available here   http://thedart.co.uk/how-to-book-d-rt-centre-courses-online/
If you wish to book courses and pay by childcare vouchers or tax free childcare payments, this can be done by sending the list of activities you would like to:
we will then contact you to let you know the total cost so that you can make the payment.

Our popular classes build arts, crafts and cookery skills in a fun and safe setting with experienced artists and tutors.

£17 a day for the main activity from 10am till 3pm and the choice of wrap around care from 9am till 10am, or from 3pm till 5pm at £3 per hour.

£22 per day for all cookery sessions and Teen Tuesdays as these include extra ingredients/ resources.

This is childcare with a creative focus!!!


Summer Holidays 2019

Join us for 5 exciting weeks of arty crafty fun!

Wednesdays are dedicated to cookery, all other days to arts and crafts using different media. Look out for our Teen Tuesday’s below for those older ones, they are all cookery based so get your chef hats on and cook up some tasty treats…!

We are also hosting a number of summer camps here over the summer holiday, click here for more information.

Week 1,  29th July to 2nd August 

 If you enjoy the idea of escape room style puzzles, code breaking, and problem solving, then this is the week for you. All of our activities will have an artistic slant, and if you join us for the full week you will be able to help us to solve another  Mystery of The Blue Room!  

Monday 29th July  The mystery starts here! Learn how to break and make codes and ciphers. Try out some logic puzzles and untangle the first clues to the Mystery of  the Blue Room. 

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Tuesday 30th July: Can you think like a detective? Learn about fingerprints and identikits. Use your observation skills and draw portraits.

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Teen Tuesday 30th July

BOOK NOW 10am till 3pm, make Mexican Enchiladas

Wednesday 31st July 4+  Make Secret Agent Cupcakes

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Wednesday 31st July 8+  Make a cool savoury Detective Pie 

BOOK NOW 10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Wednesday 31st July 10+ Make a Surprise Inside Cake.

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Thursday 1st August:  Big Art Day – How are we going to break into The Blue Room?  Create a 3D floor plan and map. Today is all about the what, where and how!

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Friday 2nd August; Solve the Mystery of the Blue Room – more puzzles, investigative ideas and art work as we find our way into the Blue Room.

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

 

Week 2, Monday 5th August to Friday 9th August

We are going Dinosaur Crazy this week in our Jurassic week exploring the creatures that lived way back then!

Monday 5th August: Create salt dough dinosaur fossils and an amazing dinosaur egg, with a surprise inside!

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Tuesday 6th August : Have you heard of  the Nyasasaurus parringtoni, possibly the earliest dinosaur! Learn more about, and how to paint him and his habitat in this drawing and water colour art day.

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Teen Tuesday 6th August

BOOK NOW 10am till 3pm, Vegetable Curry with Pea and Lamb Samosas

Wednesday 7th August 4+  Make Baked Scotch Eggs and Dinosaur Footprint Cookies 

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Wednesday 7th August 8+  Make a Dinosaur shaped party cake.

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Wednesday 7th August 10+ Learn how to mould fondant icing and make dinosaur topped cupcakes

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Thursday 8th August  Create your own Dinosaur World diorama on this day of craft and construction

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Friday 9th August  Based on the The Tyrannosaurus Drip Song by Julia Donaldson, create your own dinosaur song lyrics and illustrate them

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Week 3, 12th August to Friday 16th August

Who fancies a HOLIDAY on the Moon. Lets celebrate the anniversary of the first landing on the moon, pack our suitcases and get creative and imagining what a holiday on the moon might look like!  All things futuristic and fun!

Monday 12th August : Design and make your own rocket ship key ring out of polymer clay

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Tuesday 13th August: Let us look at Lunar Lander 5927 and create a 3D collage of what we believe the same type of vehicle will look like in 2069

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Teen Tuesday 13th August

BOOK NOW 10am till 3pm, Summer Party Cake

Wednesday 14th August 4+  Enjoy making cheese puffs moons and stars.

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Wednesday 14th August 8+ Make fabulous popping candy cupcakes decorated with the moon cycle 

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Wednesday 14th August 10+ Make a speciality cake shaped like a rocket!

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Thursday 15th August:  BIG Art – work together to create a lunar landscape and recreate the moment that Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon in art.

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Friday 16th August Create a fabulous illustrated story for a futuristic holiday on the moon.

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

 

Week 4, 19th August to Friday 23rd August

We are going on Safari! Where shall we go, how will we travel,  what will we see, what will we eat?

Monday 19th August: Print your own crazy animal print fabric. Learn the basics of repeat patterns made with styrofoam printing and print your own canvas drawstring bag.

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Tuesday 20th August: Learn the basics of sketching and drawing and draw some of your favourite safari animals.

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Teen Tuesday 20th August

BOOK NOW 10am till 3pm, Risotto and Tiramisu

Wednesday 21st August 4+  Make typical South African Cookies – Kondensmelk Kookies and a Briouvat cheese pastry 

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Wednesday 21st August 8+ Make a fabulous Chakalaka Salad, and a layered Chocolate and vanilla Zebra Cake

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Wednesday 21st August 10+ Make a tasty Bobitie and a traditional Melktart.

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Thursday 22nd August:  A day of BIG ART as you collaboratively create a beautiful Safari Scene

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Friday 23rd August: Use our outdoor locals and create your own film animation using the ICAN or IMOVIE animation tools entitled ‘ On Safari with…’

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Week 5,  27th August to 30th August 2019

We will be cruising round the world and popping into various ports to look at the artwork and taste the tastes of a variety of different cultures and countries

Tuesday 27th August: Drop Anchor on the Spanish coast and learn about the artist Gaudi. Create a fab paper mosaic in Gaudi style.

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Teen Tuesday 27th August

BOOK NOW 10am till 3pm, Roast Chicken Pie with Glazed Carrots

Wednesday 28th August 4+   A taste of Italy. Make your own pizzas and biscotti

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Wednesday 28th August 8+  A taste of America. Make and All American Burger and an Apple Crisp

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

Wednesday 28th August 10+  A Taste of Spain. Make a Paella and a traditional Crema Catalana

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around

Thursday 29th August:   Print your own T Shirt and learn about Indian Block printing – Warli art

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

 

Friday 30th August: Learn about Scandinavian Style Folk Art and design and paint your own tile.

BOOK NOW  10am till 3pm main activity

BOOK NOW  9am till 10am wrap around care

BOOK NOW  3pm till 4pm wrap around care

BOOK NOW  4pm till 5pm wrap around care

 

 

 

Booking policy
In order to keep our activities at an affordable, and accessible, rate for all, we operate the following booking policy.
1. We require advance payment on booking for all classes and are unable to reserve places without payment.
2. Materials and resources are bought to match the number of people booked onto the course. As a result we cannot guarantee places will be available on the day unless pre-booked. Please always phone to check.
3. In the event of a customer choosing to cancel their course a refund cannot be given, nor payment swapped to another session, unless the course is full and we can fill the space.
4. Should the d.@rt Centre have to cancel a workshop you have booked onto, an alternative workshop or date will be offered. Where this is not possible or acceptable to you, a full refund will be paid.