Health and wellbeing

About the Christmas Healthy Holidays clubs

The Christmas Healthy Holiday clubs run from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December, with a range of clubs taking place across the borough throughout the period. Details of each club and how to book places can be found below.

Each club includes a range of fun, winter-themed activities for children to enjoy, such as arts and crafts, igloo building, gymnastics, team sports, outdoor activities, a Santa dash, and much more. A delicious healthy meal will also be provided.

Children who receive free school meals as you/they receive a qualifying benefit are entitled to a free place at all the Healthy Holiday clubs, and can book to attend a club every day between 20 to 23 December (subject to availability).

If you have any feedback about the clubs your child has attended, please leave us Healthy Holidays feedback by filling in our form. We value your ideas and opinions and will use these when planning for the future holidays.

We hope you and your children enjoy the Healthy Holiday clubs, and have a fantastic Christmas break!

Central area

Clubs in Barnsley, Dodworth, Kingstone, Stairfoot, Worsbrough and other central areas.

Active Barnsley

Fun multi-sport-based activities, with some arts, crafts and games mixed in.

Grass Roots Sports Academy

This is an exciting, fresh, new holiday camp for children aged 5 to 11, with fun-filled multi-sports sessions available over the Christmas holidays aimed at getting children active while having fun and making new friends. Sessions are all about building confidence, self-belief and creating a positive mindset that anything is possible when we try our best. Sessions are taken by fully qualified and DBS checked coaches.

  • Location: Queens Road Academy, Queens Road, Barnsley, S71 1AR
  • Age range: 5 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Healthy freshly made lunch
  • How to book: Email holidaycamps@grassrootsportsacademy.co.uk to receive one of our booking forms. To secure your child’s place, please quote 'Queens Road Academy, Barnsley'.

H.O.P.E. in Community

Help build a milk carton igloo while exploring the continent of Antarctica. A range of craft activities and games to help you get in the Christmas mood will be on offer, as well as a present for everyone.

H.O.P.E. in Community

An exciting range of arts and crafts, sports, baking and cooking activities, and Santa and his elf will be visiting and bringing presents. Exploring Christmas and Antarctica, and on Wednesday there's a Christmas party.

Reds in the Community

Multi-sports camps with a blend of sport and wellbeing activities. Take part in football, tennis, spike ball and more, with coaching from FA-qualified staff. Attendees will need to bring a bottled drink with their name clearly labelled, suitable clothing/footwear for outdoor Astroturf, and hand sanitiser (if not, this will be provided).

Team+

A tree-mendously fun winter themed holiday club at Oakwell Rise Primary Academy! Every day includes fabulous and fun enriching Christmas and winter-themed activities, a tasty and healthy breakfast and lunch, and opportunities to meet new friends, try new things and build confidence.

Totally Runable

A mixture of fun and enriching activities throughout the day. A space to challenge, empower and inspire girls with puzzles, games and active sessions.

  • Location: Honeywell Sports Village, Barnsley, S75 1BP
  • Age range: 7 to 16 years (girls only)
  • Dates and times: Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December, 9am to 3pm
  • Food included: Snacks, drinks and lunch
  • How to book: Email beinspired@totallyrunable.com, message on Facebook @TotallyRunable, or call 07771 530107.

Dearne area

Clubs in Bolton upon Dearne, Goldthorpe, Thurnscoe and other Dearne areas.

Reds in the Community

Multi-sports camps with a blend of sport and wellbeing activities. Take part in football, tennis, spike ball and more, with coaching from FA-qualified staff. Attendees will need to bring a bottled drink with their name clearly labelled, suitable clothing/footwear for outdoor Astroturf, and hand sanitiser (if not, this will be provided).

Team+

A tree-mendously fun winter themed holiday club at Dearne IKIC Centre! Every day includes fabulous and fun enriching Christmas and winter-themed activities, a tasty and healthy breakfast and lunch, and opportunities to meet new friends, try new things and build confidence.

  • Location: Dearne IKIC Centre, Goldthorpe Green, Goldthorpe, Rotherham, S63 9EH
  • Age range: 5 to 13 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December, 9am to 3pm
  • Food included: Tasty breakfast and lunch
  • How to book: Book on the Team+ website for Dearne IKIC Centre.

North area

Clubs in Darton, Mapplewell, Old Town, St Helen's, Staincross and other north areas.

Ad Astra

Fun festive activities, from arts and crafts to music and dance. Including a cook-and-eat session and a festive litter pick to clear the way for Santa’s sleigh!

  • Location: New Lodge Community Centre, New Lodge Crescent, Barnsley, S71 1SF
  • Age range: 8 to 16 years
  • Dates and times: Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 December, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Delicious meals will be provided, including pasta bake as the cook-and-eat session and a scrumptious dinner of pie and vegetables.
  • How to book: Email michelle@adastrabarnsley.org to book.

Barnsley Gymnastics

Challenge yourself on equipment, dive into the pit and try out the trampoline. Team games, crafty makes and all-round fun and fitness at this excellent gymnastics venue. Lunch and snacks provided.

North east area

Clubs in Cudworth, Monk Bretton, Royston and other north east areas.

Burton Road Primary

Christmas crafts, baking, junk modelling, indoor and outdoor play and sports, and much more!

  • Location: Burton Road Primary School, Old Mill, Barnsley, S71 2AA
  • Age range: 5 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 December, 9am to 1pm
  • Food included: Hot/cold lunch, plus packed tea
  • How to book: Call (01226) 288679 or email info@burtonrdps.org

Grass Roots Sports Academy

This is an exciting, fresh, new holiday camp for children aged 5 to 11, with fun-filled multi-sports sessions available over the Christmas holidays aimed at getting children active while having fun and making new friends. Sessions are all about building confidence, self-belief and creating a positive mindset that anything is possible when we try our best. Sessions are taken by fully qualified and DBS checked coaches.

  • Location: Unit 1, 141 Midland Road, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4BY
  • Age range: 5 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Healthy freshly made lunch
  • How to book: Email holidaycamps@grassrootsportsacademy.co.uk to receive one of our booking forms. To secure your child’s place, please quote 'Midland Road, Royston'.

Sidcop Nursery

Join the exciting Christmas fun at Sidcop Active. Be part of the Santa dash and Christmas party, with much more fun for everyone!

  • Location: Sidcop Active, George Street, Cudworth, Barnsley, S72 8TY
  • Age range: 5 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Wholesome breakfast and fresh hot lunch
  • How to book: Email sidcopactive@hotmail.com

Team+

A tree-mendously fun winter themed holiday club at Laithes Primary School! Every day includes fabulous and fun enriching Christmas and winter-themed activities, a tasty and healthy breakfast and lunch, and opportunities to meet new friends, try new things and build confidence.

  • Location: Laithes Primary School, Laithes Lane, Barnsley, S71 3AF
  • Age range: 5 to 13 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December, 9am to 3pm
  • Food included: Tasty breakfast and lunch
  • How to book: Book on the Team+ website for Laithes Primary School.

Team+

A tree-mendously fun winter themed holiday club at Milefield Primary School! Every day includes fabulous and fun enriching Christmas and winter-themed activities, a tasty and healthy breakfast and lunch, and opportunities to meet new friends, try new things and build confidence.

  • Location: Milefield Primary School, Milefield Lane, Grimethorpe, Barnsley, S72 7BH
  • Age range: 5 to 13 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December, 9am to 3pm
  • Food included: Tasty breakfast and lunch
  • How to book: Book on the Team+ website for Milefield Primary School.

Penistone area

Clubs in Cawthorne, Hoylandswaine, Silkstone, Tankersley, Thurlstone and other Penistone areas.

Child's Play Nursery

Multi-sports games and activities, team building challenges, arts and crafts and much more.

  • Locations:
    • Penistone St John’s Junior School, High Street, Penistone, S36 6BS
    • Springvale Primary School, Sheffield Road, Penistone, S36 6HJ
    • Thurgoland Primary, Halifax Road, Thurgoland, S35 7DZ
  • Age range: 5 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December, 8.30am to 12.30pm (morning session) and 1pm to 5pm (afternoon session)
  • Food included: Hot and cold meals, such as pasta bakes, wraps, sandwiches, and much more. Plus a food of the week for you to explore and taste.
  • How to book: Email enquiries@childsplaynurserypenistone.co.uk including your child's name, date or birth, session preference (days and times) and a contact number for yourself.

Forge

Fun active challenges and games to strengthen your teambuilding skills and make new friends. Take part in theatre groups to create and stage your own plays.

  • Location: Tankersley Welfare Hall, Pilley Lane, Tankersley, Barnsley, S75 3AP
  • Age range: 5 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Tasty, fresh, healthy meals for all children, including separate meals for any registered special dietary requirement.
  • How to book: Email ForgeHealthyHolidays@gmail.com or call/text 07519 012714 to receive a link to the online booking form.

Learning Hotspots

Join us for elf school! A selection of festive maths and literacy-based activities, including writing letters to Santa and Christmas puzzles, followed by a Cubley Hall lunch and winter wonderland walks.

  • Location:12-14 Lancaster House, Cubley, S36 9UY
  • Age range: 5 to 12 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Nutritious, hot, festive lunch
  • How to book: Book on the Learning Hotspots website, choosing the 'funded elf school' option.

Team+

A tree-mendously fun winter themed holiday club at Penistone Family Centre! Every day includes fabulous and fun enriching Christmas and winter-themed activities, a tasty and healthy breakfast and lunch, and opportunities to meet new friends, try new things and build confidence.

  • Location: Penistone Family Centre, The Resource Centre, Church Street, Penistone, S36 6AR
  • Age range: 5 to 13 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December, 9am to 3pm
  • Food included: Tasty breakfast and lunch
  • How to book: Book on the Team+ website for Penistone Family Centre.

South area 

Clubs in Darfield, Hoyland Milton, Rockingham, Wombwell and other south areas.

Direct Action Training

Learn lots of new skills, such as first aid, and find out more about health, nutrition, and wellbeing. Learn how to bandage an arm, how to help someone with a cut, or how you can look after your mental health.

Forge

Fun active challenges and games to strengthen your teambuilding skills and make new friends. Take part in theatre groups to create and stage your own plays.

  • Locations:
    • Birdwell Methodist Church, Sheffield Road, Birdwell, Barnsley, S70 5XB
    • Blacker Hill Community Centre and Recreation Ground, Wentworth Road, Blacker Hill, Barnsley, S74 0RL
    • Darfield Community Centre, Illsley Road, Darfield, Barnsley, S73 9AQ
    • Elsecar Community Nursery, Church Street, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HS (dedicated setting to support children with additional needs)
    • Little Houghton Miners Welfare, Houghton Main FC, John Street, Barnsley, S72 0HT
    • Tots2Teens Nursery, Cloughfields Community Centre, Clough Fields Road, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74 0HR
    • Wombwell Park, Wright Crescent, Wombwell, S73 0ES
  • Age range: 5 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Tasty, fresh, healthy meals for all children, including separate meals for any registered special dietary requirement.
  • How to book: Email ForgeHealthyHolidays@gmail.com or call/text 07519 012714 to receive a link to the online booking form. Each site is limited to 16 places and a waiting list will be in operation.

Team+

A tree-mendously fun winter themed holiday club at Elsecar Parish Hall! Every day includes fabulous and fun enriching Christmas and winter-themed activities, a tasty and healthy breakfast and lunch, and opportunities to meet new friends, try new things and build confidence.

  • Location: Elsecar Parish Hall, Church Street, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HS
  • Age range: 5 to 13 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December, 9am to 3pm
  • Food included: Tasty breakfast and lunch
  • How to book: Book on the Team+ website for Elsecar Parish Hall.



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