"Awesome Holiday Activities"

Children's Summer Holiday Activity Programme


Things to bring: Swim Kit

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Course must be booked in advance – maximum of 12 candidates

Sunday 29th July - Friday 3rd August

Sunday 11.00-5.00pm & Monday – Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm

Exam Starts: 11.30am Friday

16+ years

£199 (including qualifications and certifications)

With this new and improved Qualification, not only will you become a fully trained lifeguard, you will also get qualified in using the defibrillator and cover emergency first aid at work. These qualifications are nationally recognised and comprise practical and theoretical lifesaving skills.

Candidates Must have good hearing and sight, be able to swim 100m on the front and back without stopping using competent Breaststroke and Frontcrawl, and be able to reach the bottom of the pool at the deep end (2metres). Things to bring: Swim wear, shorts, t-shirt, whistle and packed lunch

Children’s Intensive Swim Lessons

£10.00 per person (3 day course)

Tuesday 7th – Thursday 9th August - 3.00-3.30pm Stages 1, 2 and 3

Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th August - 3.30-4.00pm Stages 4, 5 and 6/7

There will be a discounted rate on courses with our trainee Swim Instructors to help them to achieve success during these intensive courses.

Children’s Intensive Swim Lessons

Members £25.00/ Non Members £30.00

Monday 20th – Friday 25th August

8.30 - 9.00am              Older 1, 2, 3

9.00 – 9.30am             Stage 3           

9.30 – 10.00am           Stage 2                                   

10.00-10.30am            Stage 1

We are utilising the OnCourse system, where you can track your child’s progress over the week. For those currently in lessons with us these courses will share the child’s progress in conjunction with their normal lessons.

Breaststroke & Butterfly Camp

Members £15.00/ Non Members £18.00

Tuesday 28th – Thursday 30th August 3.00 – 3.30pm

This 3 day course will look at Breaststroke and Butterfly from leg kick, to breathing, body position and putting the full stroke together.

Dolphin Snorkeler

Members £6.40/ Non Members £7.90

Wednesday 8th August or Wednesday 22nd August 2.00-3.30pm

New and improved session working with BSAC Snorkelling Centre to deliver fun and exhilarating sessions working through the Dolphin Snorkeler Award Scheme, where you will learn how to use a snorkel and develop the skills required to snorkel safely. For ages 7 and up and swimmers must be able to swim 50m (without goggles), be competent in deep water and be able to surface dive.

Learn to Dive

Members £5.00/ Non Members £6.00

Wednesday 29th August 2.10-2.55pm

Learn how to enter the water safely and correctly. Aim to complete a surface dive, sitting dive, and then moving onto full dives from poolside and onto the diving block (where possible). No minimum age, but MUST be confident in deep water and happy swimming underwater.


All Activities must be booked in advance.
Things to bring: Snack & a drink for under 8’s & packed lunch & Swim kit for over 8’s (please bring drinks in a sports cap bottle to avoid spillage).

Active Play & Bounce

£4.00 per person/ per session

Monday 30th July; Thursday 9th and 30th August 9.30-11.30am

Join us for fun on the Bouncy Castle and Soft Play. You will get the chance to build it up and knock it down using bricks and pieces of soft play and lots of time for a bounce and tumble on the castle. There may also be opportunity for some traditional party games to help develop social and individual skills. Parents/guardians welcome to stay and play. For children aged 9 months – 6 years

Inflatable Play Centre - Book direct with the Bounce Department                                      

Thursday 27th & Tuesday 31st July, Thursday 2nd, Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th, 21st, 27th and 28th August

The Bounce Department are very excited to be introducing their Inflatable Play Centre’s during the Summer holidays. Your children will discover a wonderland of inflatable’s including giant slides, obstacle courses, activity houses, bouncy castles and much more.

For children aged 18 months – 12 years

Book your tickets online now by visiting www.tickettailor.com/events/thebouncedept  

Any queries please contact us on 02380 000423 or email bookings@thebouncedepartment.co.uk

Ferndown Holiday Camps NEW

£20.00 per person/ per session

Wednesday 1st, Thursday 9th, Friday 17th, Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th August 8.30-5.00pm

Join the team for fun and exciting days filled with games, activities and sports to keep the group entertained. The children will be given the opportunity to mix with others in teams and play as an individual. For ages 5-12 years

Crazy Creatures

£5.50 per person/ per session

Thursday 2nd and/ or 23rd August 10.00-11.00am

This session offers something very different with lots to learn and lots of fun to be had for all ages. With a whole host of amazing creatures from reptiles to insects, invertebrates to amphibians, there is plenty to see, admire and handle including snakes and lizards.

All of the animals are owned by Ian and Amy as pets and are assessed for risk and temperament to ensure a fantastic display with the safety of the children and animals.

For children of any age (but children under 4 to be supervised at all times)

Mini Sports

Members £5.00/ Non Members £6.10

Friday 3rd August 9.30-11.30am

A chance to have a go at a variety of sports and games, which may include learning skills such as throwing, jumping, catching, relay races, kwik cricket, hockey, benchball and football to name a few. For children aged 4 – 7 years

Let’s Play Tennis

£18.00 per person

Friday 3rd August 10.00-4.00pm

Join our Tennis Coach Chris for this fun and active session. It is designed for anybody who wants to try the game and learn balance, co-ordination and strokes. For children aged 8+ years

Planet Active Holiday Camps - Book direct with Planet Education NEW

Monday 6th & 13th, Tuesday 7th, 14th & 28th, Wednesday 8th, 15th & 29th and Thursday 30th August.

To provide some relief for busy parents and fun for active children during those long school holidays, we've designed, organise and run our popular Planet Active Holiday Camps.

Ideal for children aged 5 to 12 years; our active courses enable children to enjoy a wide variety of energetic holiday activities and sports in a safe and supportive environment. These range from traditional favourites like football, tennis and cricket to new additions such as dodgeball, tag-rugby and ‘capture the flag’. Book your tickets online @ www.planeteducation.co.uk or call 02380 682405

Water Mania

Members £16.00/ Non Members £18.00

Friday 10th August 8.30-5.00pm

Join the team and be prepared to get wet in this full day’s activity. With lots of fun and games with water, from holey buckets, water balloons and water pistols you’re sure to have a good time. Bring a towel and a change of clothes!!! For children aged 8+ years

Let’s Get Messy

Members £5.50/ Non Members £6.50 per person/ per session

Friday 10th and/or Tuesday 28th August 9.30-11.30am

Come and join us in this fun packed session where we will be exploring the world through arts and crafts, using an Easter theme. We will be colouring, cutting, sticking, painting and generally creating mess! For children aged 4 – 7 years

Bounce Time

Members £8.80/ Non Members £10.50 per person/ per session

Thursday 16th, Monday 20th and Friday 31st August 10.00-12.00pm

In this exciting bouncing session suitable for all abilities, our qualified coach will teach you how to jump and move on the trampoline correctly and safely. So come along, give it a go and have some fun! Please wear socks and ensure long hair is tied back. For children aged 5 – 12 years

Mini Adventure                                                

Members £5.00/ Non Members £6.10 per person/ per session

Thursday 16th and Friday 31st August 1.30-3.30pm

Join our team for a fun filled day of adventure, games and activity. It will be a mixture of team games and sports to keep the little ones active. For children aged 4 – 7 years

Mini Tennis

Members £5.00/ Non Members £6.10

Friday 17th August 10.00-12.00pm

Join our Tennis Coach for this fun and active session. It is designed for anybody who wants to try the game and learn balance, co-ordination and strokes. For children aged 4 – 7 years

Mini Water Mania

Members £5.00/ Non Members £6.10

Wednesday 22nd August 10.00-12.00pm    

Join the team and be prepared to get wet in this activity. With lots of fun and games with water, from holey buckets, water balloons and water pistols you’re sure to have a good time. Bring a towel and a change of clothes!!! For children aged 4 – 7 years


Things to bring: A road worthy bike (that is correct size for the child), a cycle helmet and a drink.

Ditch the Stabilisers (1 day)

All participants £10.50

Monday 30th July 9.00-10.30am

For children of any age who will learn the basics to riding their bike with the aim of removing the stabilisers.

Intro to Bikeability (1 day)

All participants £10.50

Monday 30th July 11.00-12.30pm

For children of any age that can cycle independently this session is an early introduction to ‘on your bike’ handling and learning to ride.                               

National Standard Cycling Level 1 and Level 2

Both levels will help to ensure your safety whilst cycling

Bikeability Level 1 (1 day)

All participants £16.70

Tuesday 31st July or Monday 20th August 9.00-12.00pm

Understand and carry out essential bike checks, setting your bike up for a correct fit, cycling confidence, good bike handling, basic safety and bike manoeuvres. For children aged 6+ years.

Bikeability Level 2 (2 days)

FREE (funded through DCC per course)

Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd August or Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd August 9.00-11.30am

Must be 9+ years, have completed Level 1 and must attend both days

On the road teaching, practical experience and learning the Highway Code

All Inclusive Disability Cricket                                           

£3.65 per person/ per session

Every Friday 5.00-6.00pm

Come along to these sessions where they provide fun and engaging game based activities for you to improve your batting, bowling, catching and throwing as well as a cricket pairs and mini tournament run by qualified cricket coaches from the club.To enquire about attending the sessions please contact Abbie Taylor on 01202 877468 or abbietaylor@pfpleisure.org

Teen Gym

Monday 30th July – Saturday 1st September 11.00am–12.00pm & 2.00-3.00pm

There will be no session on Monday 27th August due to it being a Bank Holiday

Junior training sessions for 11-15 year olds are held in our gym. All juniors must complete an induction and on completion you can attend the supervised sessions, where instructors can help you with your programme so you can exercise safely.

Courts 4 Juniors

Thursday 26th July – Sunday 2nd September 9.00 – 5.00pm (subject to availability)

Book a badminton, squash, table tennis or a tennis court for only £2.50

Book the whole sports hall for football, basketball or netball for only £12.50

For children under 18 years