Health and wellbeing

About the Easter Healthy Holidays clubs

The Easter Healthy Holiday clubs run from Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, and Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, with a range of fantastic clubs taking place across the borough throughout this period. Details of each club and how to book places are below.

Each club includes a range of fun activities for children to enjoy, such as cookery, arts and crafts, gymnastics, team sports, outdoor activities, and much more. A delicious healthy meal is also provided.

Children who receive benefit-related free school meals are entitled to a free place at all the Healthy Holiday clubs, and can book to attend a club every day they're running between 11 and 22 April (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 online 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 Easter break!

Easter Healthy Holidays clubs

Central area

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

Active Barnsley

Fun multi-sport-based activities such as football, netball, dodgeball and cricket, with some arts, crafts and games mixed in.

  • Location: Shaw Lane Sports Club, Shaw Lane, Barnsley, S70 6HZ
  • Age range: 7 to 14 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, and Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 9am to 3pm
  • Food included: Delicious lunch prepared onsite by our excellent chef is included, with both a hot and cold options.
  • How to book: Download a booking form from the Active Barnsley website and return to info@activebarnsley.com

Grass Roots Sports Academy

This is an exciting fresh new holiday camp for children aged 4 to 11 with fun filled multi sports sessions aimed at getting children active, while having fun and making new friends! Our sessions are all about building confidence, self-belief and creating a positive mindset that anything is possible when we try our best. Sessions taken by fully qualified and DBS checked coaches.

  • Location: Queens Road Academy, Queens Road, Barnsley, S71 1AR
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, and Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 9.30am to 2.30pm
  • Food included: Delicious and healthy freshly made lunch included
  • How to book: Email holidaycamps@grassrootsportsacademy.co.uk to receive one of our booking forms. To secure your child’s place, please quote 'Queen's Road Academy, Barnsley'.

H.O.P.E. in Community

An exciting range of arts and crafts, sports, baking and cooking activities are planned, to help you dream big and be the best you in 2022!

  • Location: Barnsley Baptist Church, Union Street, Barnsley, S70 1JJ
  • Age range: 10 to 16 years
  • Dates and times: Thursday 14 April, 11am to 3pm. Friday 22 April, 3pm to 7pm
  • Food included: A delicious meal and refreshments will be provided
  • How to book: Book H.O.P.E. in Community online or phone 07462 962292. If you need additional support visit Hope support hub, 12 Peel Square, Barnsley, S70 1YA.

H.O.P.E. in Community

An exciting range of arts and crafts, sports, baking and cooking activities are planned, to help you dream big and be the best you in 2022!

  • Location: St George’s Church Hall, York Street, Barnsley, S70 1BD
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years (must be accompanied by a parent/carer)
  • Dates and times: Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13, Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 April, 10.30am to 2.30pm
  • Food included: Lots of delicious food and refreshments to choose from.
  • How to book: Book H.O.P.E. in Community online or phone 07462 962292. If you need additional support visit Hope support hub, 12 Peel Square, Barnsley, S70 1YA.

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+

Book your place today for an egg-citing Easter-themed club in Barnsley. There’ll be fabulous and fun enriching Easter-themed activities, a delicious lunch, and opportunities to meet new friends, try new things and build confidence.

  • Location: Oakwell Rise Primary Academy, Doncaster Road, Barnsley, S70 1TS
  • Age range: 5 to 13 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April and Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Tasty lunch provided
  • How to book: Book to attend Oakwell Rise Primary Academy on the Team+ website or phone (01226) 490900

Team+

Book your place today for an egg-citing Easter-themed club in Kendray. There’ll be fabulous and fun enriching Easter-themed activities, a delicious lunch, and opportunities to meet new friends, try new things and build confidence.

  • Location: St Andrew's Church Kendray, 73 Gerald Road, Barnsley, S70 3BH
  • Age range: 5 to 13 years
  • Dates and times: Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Tasty lunch provided
  • How to book: Book to attend St Andrew's Church on the Team+ website or phone (01226) 490900

Total Insight Theatre

Fun and exciting creative activities for children aged 4 to 11 that include drama, dance, and arts and crafts, led by friendly and experienced staff. Children will receive a hot lunch and snacks each day, get to see a live theatre show that visits the camp and take part in a certificate presentation on the last day!

  • Location: St Peter the Apostle and St John the Baptist Church Hall, Brinckman Street, Barnsley, S70 1JQ
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, 9am to 1pm
  • Food included: Delicious meals provided each day such as jacket potato with beef chilli or veggie chilli, chicken pie with potatoes and vegetables, hot paninis, and roast dinner with mashed potatoes and vegetables.
  • How to book: Book Total Insight Theatre online, email barnsleycreativecamps@totalinsighttheatre.com or phone 07858 221809

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).

  • Location: Astrea Academy Dearne, Goldthorpe Road, Goldthorpe, Rotherham, S63 9EW
  • Age range: 8 to 16 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, and Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Nutritious lunch
  • How to book: Book on the Reds in the Community website for Astrea Academy

Station House

Come to our fantastic Easter clubs - join in with crazy science experiments, fun games and sports and cooking! A delicious breakfast and snacks are provided.

  • Location: Station House, Lidget Lane, Thurnscoe, Rotherham, S63 0BX
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13, Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 April, 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Food included: We'll start the day with a delicious breakfast and healthy snacks will be available to keep your energy up!
  • How to book: Email childcare@shouse.org.uk or call (01709) 880682, or message via the Station House Facebook page.

Team+

Book your place today for an egg-citing Easter-themed club in the Dearne. There’ll be fabulous and fun enriching Easter-themed activities, a delicious lunch, and opportunities to meet new friends, try new things and build confidence.

  • Location: Heather Garth Primary, Billingley View, Bolton upon Dearne, S63 8ES
  • Age range: 5 to 13 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 and Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Tasty lunch provided
  • How to book: Book to attend Heather Garth Primary on the Team+ website or phone (01226) 490900

North area

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

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.

Good Food Barnsley

Our Roald Dahl inspired literary workshops are designed to young people to think creatively. Join us for food testing and tasting, creative writing workshops, splendiferous science experiments and much more creative fun.

  • Location: New Lodge Community Centre, New Lodge Crescent, Barnsley, S71 1SH
  • Age range: 8 to 16 years
  • Dates and times: Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Food will be from a delicious Roald Dahl inspired menu which club members will help to prepare and cook.
  • How to book: Email michelle@adastrabarnsley.org

Momentous Football Academy

Improve your football skills and make new friends! Warm up with games like British bulldog and tag, then move onto football skills with awards for the best efforts at the end of the week.

  • Location: Athersley Rec FC, Ollerton Road, Athersley North, S71 3DP
  • Age range: 8 to 16 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, and Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 9.30am to 3pm
  • Food included: Delicious lunches will be provided each day such as sandwiches, jacket potatoes and pasta boxes.
  • How to book: Book Momentous Football Academy online or phone 07966 718540.

Team+

Book your place today for an egg-citing Easter-themed club at New Lodge. There’ll be fabulous and fun enriching Easter-themed activities, a delicious lunch, and opportunities to meet new friends, try new things and build confidence.

  • Location: Athersley South Primary School, 221 Wakefield Road, New Lodge, Barnsley, S71 3TP
  • Age range: 5 to 13 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April and Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Tasty lunch provided
  • How to book: Book to attend Athersley South Primary School on the Team+ website or phone (01226) 490900

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.

Total Insight Theatre

Fun and exciting creative activities for children aged 4 to 11 that include drama, dance, and arts and crafts, led by friendly and experienced staff. Children will receive a hot lunch and snacks each day, get to see a live theatre show that visits the camp and take part in a certificate presentation on the last day!

  • Location: Mapplewell and Staincross Village Hall, Darton Lane, Mapplewell, Barnsley, S75 6AL
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, 9am to 1pm
  • Food included: Delicious meals provided each day such as jacket potato with beef chilli or veggie chilli, chicken pie with potatoes and vegetables, hot paninis, and roast dinner with mashed potatoes and vegetables.
  • How to book: Book Total Insight Theatre online, email barnsleycreativecamps@totalinsighttheatre.com or phone 07858 221809

Total Insight Theatre

Fun and exciting creative activities for children aged 4 to 11 that include drama, dance, and arts and crafts, led by friendly and experienced staff. Children will receive a hot lunch and snacks each day, get to see a live theatre show that visits the camp and take part in a certificate presentation on the last day!

  • Location: Emmanuel Methodist Church Hall, Huddersfield Road, Barnsley, S75 1DT
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, 9am to 1pm
  • Food included: Delicious meals provided each day such as jacket potato with beef chilli or veggie chilli, chicken pie with potatoes and vegetables, hot paninis, and roast dinner with mashed potatoes and vegetables.
  • How to book: Book Total Insight Theatre online, email barnsleycreativecamps@totalinsighttheatre.com or phone 07858 221809

North east area

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

Burton Road Primary

Join us for a variety of activities including outdoor play and games, craft, baking, junk modelling, gardening, and indoor play.

  • Location: St Helen’s Primary Academy School hall and Shining Stars day care at St Helen’s Primary Academy, St Helen’s Way, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, S71 2PS
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, 9am to 1pm. Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 9am to 1pm
  • Food included: At each club there will be a healthy morning snack and a delicious hot meal or a healthy packed lunch. Children will also take a packed tea home to enjoy later.
  • How to book: Call Burton Road Primary School on (01226) 288679 or email info@burtonrdps.org

Cool Kidz R Us

An amazing club in the heart of Royston Park, with a fantastic range of activities to ensure kids have fun, fresh air, exercise and great food. Activities for the holidays include arts and crafts, and sports on the field (football, rounders, space hoppers, badminton and hula-hooping). Mini sports day with egg and spoon race, sack race, running, blind folded 3-legged race, and spin a hoop the longest time. Nature walks around Rabbit Ings Country Park. Plus, an event at Silverwood scout camp for exciting fun in the woods.

  • Location: The Pavilion, Royston Park, Midland Road, Royston, S71 4NE
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, 10am to 2pm. Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Delicious hot cooked meal at lunch time including shepherd's pie, lasagne, spaghetti bolognese, mild chicken curry, or fish fingers, and lovely puddings like apple pie and rice pudding.
  • How to book: Call 07434 619213, email coolkidzrus@sky.com or message Cool Kidz R Us on  Facebook Messenger

Grass Roots Sports Academy

This is an exciting fresh new holiday camp for children aged 4 to 11 with fun filled multi sports sessions aimed at getting children active, while having fun and making new friends! Our sessions are all about building confidence, self-belief and creating a positive mindset that anything is possible when we try our best. Sessions taken by fully qualified and DBS checked coaches.

  • Location: Unit 3, 141 Midland Road, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4BY
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, and Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 9.30am to 2.30pm
  • Food included: Delicious and healthy freshly made lunch included
  • 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'.

Grass Roots Sports Academy

This fantastic offer is for senior aged children who want to try something different! We’ll start with zorb football, where you can take on your mates in our inflatable zorb suits, then move onto glow in the dark games. Prizes will be awarded on the last day so you and your mates could go bowling, to watch a footy match or to the pictures if you’re lucky!

  • Location: Outwood Academy, Royston Lane, Carlton, S71 3EW
  • Age range: 12 to 16 years
  • Dates and times: Wednesday 13 to Thursday 14 April, and Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 5pm to 9pm
  • Food included: Panini’s, gourmet burgers, American-style chicken and stone baked pizzas with wedges and other delicious sides.
  • How to book: Email holidaycamps@grassrootsportsacademy.co.uk and quote 'zorb'.

Playworks

Come and join us for arts and crafts, cooking, den making, nature walks, fun sports, dance, gymnastics, and music sensory play for children with additional needs. There are trips to the new Superbowl in The Glass Works and a minibeast visit!

  • Location: Shafton Community Centre, High Street, Shafton, S72 8NH
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 April, 9am to 1pm and 1pm to 5pm. Thursday 14 April 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Delicious hot meal at each session, except on trip days when a packed lunch will be provided.
  • How to book: Phone 07999 000829 or email playworksshafton.at@gmail.com to book a place on sessions 9am to 1pm or 1pm to 5pm.

Sidcop Active

Join the exciting Easter fun at Sidcop. Lots of great games and activities are planned. You can even pick fruit and veg in our allotment!

  • Location: Sidcop Active, George Street, Cudworth, Barnsley, S72 8TY
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, and Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 8.30am to 12.30pm and 12.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Food included: Wholesome breakfast and fresh hot lunch
  • How to book: Email sidcopactive@hotmail.com or call (01226) 717312

Team+

Book your place today for an egg-citing Easter-themed club at Royston. There’ll be fabulous and fun enriching Easter-themed activities, a delicious lunch, and opportunities to meet new friends, try new things and build confidence.

Team+

Book your place today for an egg-citing Easter-themed club at Royston. There’ll be fabulous and fun enriching Easter-themed activities, a delicious lunch, and opportunities to meet new friends, try new things and build confidence.

  • Location: Royston St John’s Primary School, Vicarage Lane, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4QY
  • Age range: 5 to 13 years
  • Dates and times: Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Tasty lunch provided
  • How to book: Book to attend Royston St John's Primary on the Team+ website or phone (01226) 490900

Total Insight Theatre

Fun and exciting creative activities for children aged 4 to 11 that include drama, dance, and arts and crafts, led by friendly and experienced staff. Children will receive a hot lunch and snacks each day, get to see a live theatre show that visits the camp and take part in a certificate presentation on the last day!

  • Location: St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, 254 Pontefract Road, Lundwood, Barnsley, S71 5HR
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, 9am to 1pm
  • Food included: Delicious meals provided each day such as jacket potato with beef chilli or veggie chilli, chicken pie with potatoes and vegetables, hot paninis, and roast dinner with mashed potatoes and vegetables.
  • How to book: Book Total Insight Theatre online, email barnsleycreativecamps@totalinsighttheatre.com or phone 07858 221809

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.

  • Location: Penistone St John’s Junior School, High Street, Penistone, S36 6BS
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, and Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April. 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 day 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. You can also call or text 07834 412593.

Learning Hotspots

Join us for our egg-citing school! There’ll be egg-ucational literacy as well as egg-cellent maths, followed by an afternoon of forest schooling where you can join in our Easter scavenger hunt, look for signs of spring and take part in our egg and spoon race and bunny obstacle course.

  • Location: 12-14 Lancaster House, Cubley, S36 9UY
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, and Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Delicious fresh lunch will be provided; hot and cold options.
  • How to book: Book on the Learning Hotspots website.

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.

  • Location: Tots2Teens Nursery, Cloughfields Community Centre, Clough Fields Road, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74 0HR
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, and Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 10am to 2.30pm
  • Food included: Rob our expo chef will prepare 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. This club is limited to 16 places and a waiting list will be in operation.

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. This is a dedicated setting for children with special educational needs.

  • Location: Elsecar Community Nursery, Church Street, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HS
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, and Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 10am to 2.30pm
  • Food included: Rob our expo chef will prepare 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. This club is limited to nine places and a waiting list will be in operation.

Little Explorers Community Nursery

Join us for a fun mix of crafts, exercises and games. There’ll be yoga, a sensory disco, forest school, baking and much more!

  • Location: Little Explorers Community Nursery, Wentworth Road, Blacker Hill, Barnsley, S74 0RL
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, and Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: A delicious, freshly prepared meal will be provided at each session.
  • How to book: Email littleexplorerscommunitynursery@hotmail.com or call (01226) 740878.

Team+

Book your place today for an egg-citing Easter-themed club at Hoyland. There’ll be fabulous and fun enriching Easter-themed activities, a delicious lunch, and opportunities to meet new friends, try new things and build confidence.

  • Location: Jump Family Centre, Church Street, Jump, Barnsley, S74 0HZ
  • Age range: 5 to 13 years
  • Dates and times: Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Tasty lunch provided
  • How to book: Book to attend at Jump Family Centre on the Team+ website or phone (01226) 490900

Team+

Book your place today for an egg-citing Easter-themed club at Wombwell. There’ll be fabulous and fun enriching Easter-themed activities, a delicious lunch, and opportunities to meet new friends, try new things and build confidence.

  • Location: Wombwell Church Hall, Church Street, Wombwell, S73 0DQ
  • Age range: 4 to 13 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: Tasty lunch provided
  • How to book: Book to attend in Wombwell on the Team+ website or phone (01226) 490900

Total Insight Theatre

Fun and exciting creative activities for children aged 4 to 11 that include drama, dance, and arts and crafts, led by friendly and experienced staff. Children will receive a hot lunch and snacks each day, get to see a live theatre show that visits the camp and take part in a certificate presentation on the last day!

  • Location: Darfield Community Centre, Illsley Road, Darfield, S73 9AL
  • Age range: 4 to 11 years
  • Dates and times: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April, 9am to 1pm
  • Food included: Delicious meals provided each day such as jacket potato with beef chilli or veggie chilli, chicken pie with potatoes and vegetables, hot paninis, and roast dinner with mashed potatoes and vegetables.
  • How to book: Book Total Insight Theatre online, email barnsleycreativecamps@totalinsighttheatre.com or phone 07858 221809



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