Children’s Arts and Crafts Holiday Activities 2018

Holiday Activities at the d.@rt Centre

Available to book now!

Our activities, with the exception of the cookery sessions on Wednesdays which are split into three age groups 4+ , 8+ and 10+, are taught in a mixed agegroup.
More details about all our activities can be found
The main activity runs from 10am to 3pm daily and costs £17 per child except Cookery Wednesdays when it is £22 to include ingredients.
Wrap around care is available from 9am till 10am and from 3pm until 5pm at an extra £2 per hour.
All our tutors and assistants carry current DBS certificates. The d.@rt Centre is Ofsted registered and is able to accept childcare vouchers.


Easter Holidays 2018
Week 1 Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th April
Fresh as a Daisy!
Monday 2nd April  No Session EASTER MONDAY
Tuesday 3rd April Drawing/painting: Looking at buds and flowers, learn how to draw
and paint from real life. If the weather is goodthis will be an outdoor activity
Wednesday 4th April Cookery:  Today’s recipes will use seasonal fruits andvegetables to create fresh tasting dishes
Thursday 5th April Creative Art: Make your own small garden by decorating aterracotta pot with bold colours and planting seeds for a show of summer colour
Friday 6th April Animation:  Can plants talk and walk? Create a soft dough animation based on this idea!

Week 2 Monday 9th to Friday 13th April
Learn more about the Commonwealth Games in an arty way
Monday 9th April Art: Using Aboriginal art techniques design a T shirt for the Commonwealth Games
Tuesday 10th April
Art and Design: Learn about surf art and paint a replica surfboard as a piece of wall art
Wednesday 11th April
Cookery:  Healthy food, fit for athletes, with some favourite Australian dishes
Thursday 12th April
Model Making: Make and paint a salt dough BOROBI – the mascot of the Commonwealth Games!
Friday 13thApril: Lego style animation Create a Lego style animation based on the sporting activities in the Commonwealth Games

May Half term 2018
Tuesday 29th May to Friday 1st June

Sunshine Crafts inspired by Moana

Monday 28th May:  No session CLOSED FOR BANK HOLIDAY
Tuesday 29th May:  Paper craft Learn about coral and make your own papercraft coral reef
Wednesday 30th May: Cookery Colourful cupakes, cakes and decorations inspired by the South Seas
Thursday 31st May: Construction Enjoy constructing your own Moana style raft and boat
Friday 1st June: Animation and storytelling  ‘What Moana did Next!’  Create your own animation using Moanafigures

The d.@rt Centre is Ofsted registered and all staff are fully DBS checked. We can accept payment via childcare vouchers

These activities are a great way to keep your little ones busy during the school holidays, whilst engaging their creative side.

Our sessions are suitable for children aged 4 to 12, and our experienced tutors ensure that every child has a great time being an artist.

The main session costs £17 from 10am until 3pm every day except for cookery days on Wednesdays. Cookery days are priced at £22 for the main session to include all ingredients. 

As well as the main session, we offer wrap around care from 9am till 10am and then again from 3pm until 5pm at a cost of £2 per extra hour.

Please call 01489 779471 to book places. Our booking policy is outlined below. 

Booking policy

In order to keep our holiday 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, unless 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