Holiday Courses

Based at Holmwood House School or Nursery, and fully utilising our extensive facilities and grounds, Holmwood's holiday courses provide exciting and safe activity-based childcare for all children aged 4 to 14.

Courses on offer

Les Ambassadeurs (Easter) 2020

Please click here for more information on Les Ambassadeurs French/Anglo activity course.

Easter Cricket Course (Easter) 2020

Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 April 2020 (see below for time)

Course Introduction
There will be highly qualified coaches from the County, the District, Colchester Cricket Club and Holmwood House School. The facilities include fantastic grass wickets, an indoor sports hall, outdoor and indoor nets, video analysis, bowling machines. All hard ball batting equipment is provided. The sessions will include small training groups, batting, bowling and fielding skills plus cricket matches.

Course 1 : £65 or £25 per day
School Years 1, 2, 3 & 4: Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 April 10.00am-1.00pm.
You need appropriate clothing including indoor footwear.

Course 2 : £95 or £35 per day
School Years 5, 6, 7 & 8: Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 April 10.00am-4.00pm.
You need appropriate clothing including indoor and outdoor footwear plus a packed lunch (strictly nut-free). Cricket whites are worn, but not essential.

Course Details
The above facilities are all subject to weather conditions and the skill level of the individual. In the event of bad weather, an indoor programme is delivered with relevant cricket-related skills and games.

Further Information
Holmwood House: 01206 574305


NEW Summer Camp 2020 (5 weeks)

Ultimate Activity

We would like to introduce Ultimate Activity Camps who will be running their fun and engaging holiday programmes at Holmwood House during the Summer holidays in 2020. They work with some of the best independent schools in the country and have a strong reputation for quality holiday programmes.

Ultimate Activity Camps are highly experienced at running high quality Ofsted-accredited holiday camps, where children aged 4-14 years will have the chance to try over 40 exciting sports, games and creative activities each week.

Summer Dates (5 weeks) at Holmwood House: Monday 20 July - Friday 21 August 2020

Their activities will be delivered by engaging, enthusiastic and energetic staff who will instruct and encourage every child to try new activities and make new friends – and naturally have lots of fun!

See their website for full details of their activities and offers or call
their friendly and helpful customer service team on 0330 111 7077.

Art School (Summer) 2020



Art School : Monday 17 to Friday 21 August 2020

Open to children from Year 1 to Year 7 (current school year until August 2020)
Course times 10am - 4pm each day

Summer Art School - Mr C Earley

£200 - full week
£45 - individual days

PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED.  Early booking and payment is essential. You will receive confirmation of a place by email once payment has been received.

THIS BOOKING IS PROVISIONAL ONLY UNTIL PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE AND YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL HAS BEEN RECEIVED.  Payment should be received not less than 14 days prior to the course or your place will be cancelled.

To book, please complete the online booking form (see link below).

Payment is required at the time of booking.
Confirmation will not be sent until payment has been received in full.
By completing this booking form you are entering into a contract and will be liable for the full course fee.  

A minimum of two full weeks notice is required for cancelling a place on the course in order to receive a refund.
If less than two weeks notice is given, no refund can be made.
Please note if a course is booked but not attended by the child or cancelled by the parent, the full course fee will be not be refunded. 

EXAMPLE Summer Art School Timetable

Yeargroups 1s and 2s 3s and 4s 5s, 6s and 7s
Monday Drawing Mixed Media Painting
Tuesday Mixed Media Painting Printing
Wednesday Painting Printing Sculpture
Thursday Printing Sculpture Drawing
Friday Sculpture Drawing

Mixed Media

Nursery Holiday Club       

The Nursery Holiday Club (for 4-8 year olds) runs throughout the school holidays. For further details and to book a place for your child, please contact the Nursery on 01206 273827 or email

School Policies

Please click here for all school policies. Where appropriate, relevant policies relate to holiday activities.


Holmwood House School, Chitts Hill, Lexden, Colchester, CO3 9ST

If you have any queries, please call 01206 574305 (term time only) or email