Children's Holiday Sports and Activity Camps

Children's Holiday Camps

SummerZone booking now live!

Sport and activity camps for children

Our holiday camps on the University of Kent's Canterbury campus provide the perfect way to keep your children active and entertained over the Easter and summer school holidays. 

Our camps are open to children aged 5 to 12, and provide daily sports and activities, all under the supervision of experienced and DBS verified camp staff.

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What's included in our camps

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    Daily sports and activities

    Your child will experience a range of traditional and non-traditional sports plus new activities.

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    Professional sports coaching

    Your child will receive sports coaching from a qualified team member, so they'll learn and have fun!

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    Late pick-up option available*

    You can choose to pick up your child between 3pm and 5pm with our late pick-up option. *Additional cost, see below.

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    Free t-shirt for each child

    Your child will receive a free t-shirt when they join our EasterZone and SummerZone camps.

SummerZone 2023

14 to 25 August

We've just launched bookings for our popular summer camp, SummerZone, coming this August! Our camps provide a varied daily timetable of activities including Nerf, mini golf, hockey, football, and much more, all delivered by a team of experienced and enthusiastic staff.

Each day of the camp starts at 9am (drop off from 8.30am) and finishes at 3pm, with the option of late pick-up from 3pm to 5pm.

SummerZone will take place over two weeks for 2023:

Monday 14 to Friday 18 August

Monday 21 to Friday 25 August

SummerZone pricing and booking

You can book as many days on our holiday camps as you like, and for SummerZone this can be across both weeks. 

Members of the public

  • One day £35 per child
  • One week (five days) £150 per child

University of Kent staff

We're offering University of Kent staff a 15% discount on bookings for SummerZone. Please contact to receive the discount code.

Late pick-up (3pm to 5pm)

Our late pick-up option includes fun and engaging activities tailored to the location, such as table tennis, table football, new age kurling, bowls, speed stacks, twister, board games, and creative drawing.   

  • £12 per child per day

Online booking

This year we've made the process for booking much simpler, through our new Holiday Camp booking system; LTA ClubSpark. You will need to create an account with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) first before you can book SummerZone.

Once you've created your account and you're ready to book, visit the SummerZone booking page.

Within your SummerZone booking confirmation email, there will be a link to an additional details form. This contains very important information, so please make sure you complete this for each child you book on SummerZone. We will get in contact if we require additional information. 

Please note: each week of SummerZone needs to be booked separately, for both individual days and the full-week options. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Our holiday camps are based at The Pavilion on the University of Kent's Canterbury campus. See the Canterbury campus map and directions for reaching The Pavilion.

Camp address:

The Pavilion, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7SR

Our multi-sports and activity camps take place across our three artificial pitches and our four court indoor tennis centre.

Unfortunately, we do not offer childcare vouchers, but if you are a University of Kent staff member you are entitled to a 15% discount. Email to request a code.  

We do not currently offer a sibling discount. 

We are not OFSTED registered but we pride ourselves on being a camp of a high professional standard. Safeguarding and our children’s wellbeing is our number one priority.  

Yes. During each day of camp there will be two small breaks and a lunch break for children to eat should they wish. Please provide your children with a packed lunch.

We are a nut free camp, so please do not pack any nuts or nut products.  

We have an amazing four court Indoor Tennis Centre which provides enough space for us to continue camp indoors out of the rain or heat.

We offer a wide range of sports and activities, including: minigolf, Drums Alive, Street Dance, football, cricket, tennis and many others. Once the camp timetable is finalised, this will be available to view on our website.

A major benefit of our multi-sports camp is that children get to try a wide range of activities and sports across the week. If a certain sport isn’t their favourite, then they only do said sport once or twice over the entire week. Our experienced coaches are able to cater sessions for all abilities and interests and the sessions are focused around fun/social games and activities as opposed to in depth technical/tactical sessions.  

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EasterZone 2024

See you next year!

Our highly popular EasterZone camp will return in 2024 with another round of fantastic sports, games, and activities to keep your children entertained! 

Our camps provide a varied daily timetable of activities including Nerf, mini golf, hockey, football, and much more, all delivered by a team of experienced and enthusiastic staff.

“Both my children loved it all. They loved the staff, said they were fun and kind to them, and they enjoyed every activity they did (including the drawing!). Really varied and great fun. Thank you.”

Children's Holiday Camp survey feedback, 2022

Billy Radford

Lead Coach For Holiday Clubs Football and Tug of War Specialist

Charlie Dast

Lead Coach For Holiday Clubs Futsal Coach and Nerf Expert

Dean Gonsalves

UEFA Football Coach Speed Stacker Amateur

Francisca Stangel

Qualified Clown Entertainer and Sports Aficionado

Jeni Dexter-Mullane

Drums Alive Professional

Amy Kehoe

Netball Maniac and Dodge Ball Specialist

Bishan Abeysekera

Tennis and Cricket Enthusiast

Nick Skelton

Our Level 5 Cool Tennis Coach

Kealy Ward-Shaw

Street Dance Connoisseur

Sophie Kitson

Incredible Umpire and Sports Activator

Sam Stevens

Multi Sports Addict

Oli Killner

Lacrosse Champion

Join our mailing list

Our holiday camps run twice a year in Easter and the summer. By signing up to our mailing list, you'll be the first to hear when booking opens and see the range of activities we'll be offering at each camp.

Children's Holiday Camp privacy notice

Personal data, including health data, supplied by you the parent/guardian on this application form will be used for the purposes of the sports camp. The information supplied by you will be accessed by the camp leader (email, health and safety lead and authorised sports camp staff coaches where deemed appropriate. Without this data and your consent, as collected in the application form, Kent Sport are unable to accept any persons onto our sports camp due to Health and Safety. 

Your data will also be used to inform you of future Kent Sport promotions and activities, if you have agreed to this on the application form. You can request access to the information held by emailing 
Kent Sport treats all information gathered with the strictest respect and confidentiality. Information provided to us will only be used for the purposes intended and not disclosed to any third parties unless required to do so by law. All personal information is processed under Data Protection Law. 

Further information regarding Data Protection at Kent can be found on our website ( 

Children's Holiday Camp terms and conditions

  • Our holiday camps are governed by the Kent Sport Safeguarding Policy, Equal Opportunities Policy and the Participants Behaviour Policy (please contact if you require a copy). 
  • Refunds will only be issued on the basis of illness or injury and this must be communicated to the team in advance of attendance. On the day cancellation will be taken on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Late pickups must be booked in advance.
  • Participants are expected to wear appropriate sports clothing, trainers and also have with them suitable rain coats in case of inclement weather. 
  • For SummerZone and EasterZone, one t-shirt will be provided to each participant. Participants are expected to wear these t-shirts when attending camp. Please ensure you select an appropriate t-shirt size when booking. 
  • All bookings will receive email confirmation. In addition confirmation will be provided in writing in full, at least two weeks prior to the camp, providing all further necessary information.