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Holiday Clubs

Holiday Clubs

Our holiday clubs run every school holiday for children and young people aged 5 – 12.

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About these sessions

Filling every day with activities for our children and young people can be a tall order so we make it really easy at Stomping Grounds, drop them off with us and we will have them finding magic in our woods. Come rain or shine there is always creativity, laughter, joy and connection in our ancient woodland. Whether you are a dab hand at Forest School or brand new to what the forest has to offer we know there are hundreds of untapped stories yet to be discovered in our majestic spaces.

Our Holiday Clubs are located at our ancient woodland near Prudhoe.

Times: Usually we run 9-3. Check the individual booking links for specifics!

Ages: For children and young people aged 5 to 12 years. 

Food: Hot lunch and snacks are included for every child/young person throughout the day. 

All of our holiday clubs are delivered by expert forest school or outdoor practitioners in beautiful outdoor spaces across the North East of England. We have high staff ratios of one practitioner to every 6 children. Our Holiday Clubs support children to explore the outdoors, manage their own risks, lead their own discovery and build relationships with their peers whilst making new friends through play and curiosity. 

Access to child-led experiences in nature is proven to support good mental health and well-being. Children who attend will take part in a range of outdoor adventures such as fire lighting, whittling, games, crafts, foraging, navigating, swinging in hammocks, relaxing under the fantastic canopy of trees, and so much more.

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Really appreciate the time and effort the team put in to make my child feel at ease and want to attend the sessions. She goes straight to staff without a second thought and even tells me what she’s been up to when we get home! I always feel at ease that she is safe in her care and have no doubt my daughter considers them family.”

Holiday Club parent


Usually £40 per day with a discount for the full week, but please check the individual booking links for specifics.

Yes. If you would like to pay for this using the tax-free childcare scheme, or childcare vouchers, please email

We can also provide a receipt for Universal Credit repayments on request, please book as normal and email for a receipt of payment.

Tickets purchased for all provisions are non-refundable. We will consider refunds under certain circumstances up to 2 weeks prior to the event date. Ticket transfers are available up to 2 weeks prior to the event start date. To arrange, please get in touch with us at

There is an option on the right-hand side of the screen that states ‘JOIN WAITING LIST’. Please click here and add your email address. 

If there is a cancellation an email will be automatically sent to those on the waiting list. If the space is not taken within 15 minutes it will automatically be sent to the next person on the list.

Lunch is provided, it will usually be a delicious campfire lunch.

If you think your child/young person would benefit from bringing their own food, or from regular snacking, please send it with them in a packed lunch.

Please send your child with drinking water.

Unfortunately not. Children under 5 cannot attend our holiday clubs as we are not on the Early Years register at these locations.

You could access one of our family sessions, or enquire about a place at Kindergarten for children under 5.

Please give us a call before booking your child onto a session, so we can make sure we can meet their needs and keep them safe.

You can call 0191 5402680 or email

1:6. There will always be 1 practitioner for every 6 children at holiday clubs.

No. Many of our term-time practitioners take their holidays during school holidays so you may see new faces in the woods working alongside your child/young person. We have a whole team of holiday workers that appear only in the holidays, bringing with them new activities and exciting ideas.

We recommend chatting to us before booking onto a holiday club, so we can make sure we are meeting your child’s needs and have passed the information onto the holiday practitioners.

In order to access Holiday Clubs, we would need to ensure that they continued to have the same ratios. Please contact us to discuss this.

Usually, we ask the adults to drop off the child/young person, however, every child is unique, and we are happy to discuss a bespoke transition plan with you.

Please call 0191 5402680 or email to discuss

Children will need to bring:

  • Drinking water
  • Snacks if you want 
  • Waterproofs

Children will need to wear:

  • Long-sleeved trousers and top
  • Wellies, walking boots or sturdy trainers
  • Spare pair of socks and trousers
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun screen during sunny weather

Ticks – please follow this guidance and check for them when you collect. 

Finally, please have a quick read through our policies and procedures here:

You can send us feedback on Holiday Clubs by filling in this form: 

We will endeavour to get back to you regarding your feedback if you leave your name and number when prompted.

‘He is always the happiest I ever see him after being in forest school and being outdoors with others.’

Parent, Prudhoe summer 23

‘My child was able to make some positive relationships, has learned some games he wants to play with us, really helped us in the early days post-adoption to give his older brother a break!’

Parent, summer 23

‘They don’t realise the benefits of being outdoors and active because of anxiety. We think it has helped them recover from a fall, and keeping active helped with dyspraxia, because if they stopped altogether for 6 weeks they’d be in more danger of further falls.’

Parent, summer 23

‘Jenny loved making a pigeon flute – using the tools and having something to take home.’

Parent, easter 23

Further Information

If you have any questions please email or call 0191 540 2680