Children’s Arts and Crafts Holiday Activities 2017
  • Holiday Activities at the d.@rt Centre

    Available to book now!

    October Half Term 2017

    Monday 23rd to Friday 27th of October

    Join us for a range of Autumnal arts and crafts activities.  Learn about Harvest, Thanksgiving and other autumn celebrations in our range of crafty activities.

    Monday October 23rd

    Learn about  Harvest Festivals from around the world including  Thanksgiving  in America and the Mid Autumn Festival in China.  Extend your origami and kirigami skills to design your own exciting autumnal pop up or cut out thank you cards.

    Tuesday October 24th  

    Learn about the range of harvest vegetables and fruit that are available in England at this time of year. We know what they look like on the outside, but cut them open and do they look the same?  Linda and Zara will then show you how to draw and paint these as a simple still life picture. 

    Why not see more vegetables at The Berry on Thursday 26th October at 11am or 2pm when Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company present  The Enormous Turnip – a fun filled production packed with prize winning vegetables, this is suitable for 3 to 10 year olds. – Contact The Berry direct on 02380652333 to book tickets for this show

    Wednesday October 25th  Cookery Day!

    4+    Mini Sausage rolls (please let us know if you are vegetarian)  and plum crumble

    7+  Curried red lentil soup with sweet potato and greens and a pear and ginger crumble

    10+  Eight strand plaited loaf  and an apple and raisin chutney

    Thursday October 26th

    Make your own salt dough, then create a harvest plate full of vegetables and fruit for a fab display to have at home or to give away!

    Friday October 27th

    Make a spooky animation in readiness for  Halloween. Make playdoh characters of Crunch Carrot, Tobias Turnip and Percival Parsnip and devise and film their story using the ‘I Can Animate’ programme



    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