Health and wellbeing

About the summer Healthy Holidays clubs

The summer Healthy Holiday clubs start on Monday 26 July, with a range of clubs taking place across the borough throughout the school holidays. Details of each club and how to book places can be seen below.

Each club includes a range of activities for children to enjoy, such as arts and crafts, building giant sandcastles, gymnastics, team sports, outdoor activities and much more. A delicious healthy meal will also be provided!

Children who receive free school meals are entitled to a free place at all the Healthy Holiday clubs, and can book to attend a club every day between 26 July and 27 August (subject to availability). Holiday clubs replace the good food boxes which were provided during the Easter and May school holidays, when coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions limited holiday club activity.

If you have any feedback about the clubs your child has attended, please fill in our healthy holidays feedback 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 summer break!

Central area

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

Active Barnsley, Shaw Lane Sports Club

Multi-sports based activities with food included.

Dodworth holiday club, Dodworth Miners Welfare

Games, challenges and activities to make friends, have fun and try new stuff!

  • Ages 5-13
  • Monday to Thursday 9 to 26 August, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included
  • To book visit holiday club Dodworth or phone 01226 490900

H.O.P.E in the Community, St George's Church

Various sessions for different age groups. Each session will have food tasting, arts and crafts, cooking, baking, sport, and many more activities.

Party in the Park - Locke Park

  • Meeting at Locke Park Cafe for fantastic challenges, fun and delicious food!
  • Ages 10-16
  • Monday to Thursday 3pm to 6pm
  • Food included
  • To book fill in the Party in the Park booking form

Reds in the Community - 5ives Club

Multi sports activities with educational workshops.

  • Ages 8-16
  • 9 to 13 August, 10am to 2pm
  • 5ives Community Sports Club, Burnsall Grove, Barnsley, S70 3JR
  • To book visit Reds in the Community events

Worsbrough Common Family Centre

Fun activities and tasty food.

Dearne area

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

Dearne Holiday Club, Bolton on Dearne

Fun activities and tasty food.

Heather Garth Academy, Bolton on Dearne

A range of summer-themed activities from fun fair games to building giant sandcastles.

  • Ages 5-11
  • 26 July to 27 August, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included
  • To book call 07516 047294 or 01709 894149

Station House, Thurnscoe

Summer fun, games, activities and crafts. 

  • Ages 5-11
  • 27 July to 27 August, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Food included
  • To book, email childcare@shouse.org.uk or call 01709 880682

North area

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

AdAstra, New Lodge Community Centre

Fun activities from cook and eat sessions to dance sessions and den building. Junior sessions for ages 5-8 also available.

Athersley Holiday Club

Fun activities and tasty food.

Barnsley Gymnastics, Carlton

A wide range of fun activities delivered by fully qualified coaches in our super gymnastics centre.

Reds in the Community - Athersley Club

Multi sports activities with educational workshops.

  • Ages 8-16
  • 2 to 6 August, 10am to 2pm
  • Athersley Recreation FC, Ollerton Rd, Athersley North, Barnsley, S71 3DP
  • To book visit Reds in the Community events

Team+ Go Wild Holiday Club - Darton

Fabulous go wild activities and summer fun! Delicious food included.

Totally Runable, Honeywell Sports Village (girls)

A friendly, welcoming club for girls that want to build their confidence in physical activity and everyday life.

North East area

Clubs in Cudworth, Monk Bretton, Royston and other North East areas.

Grimethorpe Holiday Club

Fun activities and tasty food.

Playworks Holiday Club CIC, Shafton

Fun activities and tasty food.

Reds in the Community - Carlton Club

Multi sports activities with educational workshops.

Reds in the Community - Meadstead Club

Multi sports activities with educational workshops.

  • Ages 8-16
  • 16 to 20 August, 10am to 2pm
  • Meadstead Primary Academy, Meadstead Drive, Royston, S71 4JS
  • To book visit Reds in the Community events

Shining Stars Daycare, St. Helens Primary Academy

Activities include arts and crafts, sports, games, play, baking and gardening.

  • Ages 5-13
  • 26 July to 27 August, 9am to 1pm
  • Food included
  • To book call Katie or Amanda at Shining Stars Daycare on 07376 251319

Sidcop Active, Cudworth

Themed weeks across the holidays, from carnival week to wild west week.

  • Ages 5-11
  • 26 July to 27 August, 8.30am to 12.30pm or 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Food included
  • To book call 01226 717312 or 01226 891415, or email sidcopactive@hotmail.com

Penistone area

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

August Happy School, Cubley

Educational, wellbeing and outdoor activities. Lunch will be provided, where you'll explore tastes and ingredients from around the world.

  • Ages 5-11
  • Dates in August, Monday to Friday, 10am to 3.15pm
  • Food included
  • Book online at Learning Hotspots

Childs Play Day Nursery

A wide range of fun activities such as sports, arts and crafts, and team building.

Forge Community Partnership, Tankersley

Tankersley Welfare Hall, Pilley Lane, S75 3AP

Fun activities and tasty food.

Penistone Holiday Club

Fun activities and tasty food.

South area 

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

Forge Community Partnership - multiple locations

Fun activities and tasty food. To book any of the following locations email forgehealthyholidays@gmail.com or call 07519 012714.

The Rockingham Centre, Sheffield Road, Hoyland, S74 0PY

  • Ages 5-12
  • Mon to Fri 10am to 2.30pm

Cloughfields Community Centre, Shaftsbury Drive, Hoyland, S74 0HR

  • Ages 5-12
  • Mon to Fri 10am to 2.30pm

Blackerhill Recreation Ground, Blackerhill, S74 0RU

  • Ages 5-12
  • Mon to Fri 10am to 2.30pm

Milton Hall, Fitzwilliam Street, Elsecar, S71 8EZ

  • Ages 5-12 - Mon, Wed to Fri 10am to 2.30pm
  • Ages 10-16 - Tuesday 10am to 2.30pm

Wombwell Park Pavillion, Off Wright Crescent, Wombwell, S73 0ES

  • Ages 5-12
  • Mon to Fri 10am to 2.30pm

Houghton Main Miner's Welfare, Middlecliffe Lane, S72 0HJ

  • Ages 5-12
  • Mon to Fri 10am to 2.30pm

Darfield Park, Church Street, Darfield, S73 0JX

  • Ages 5-12
  • Mon to Fri 10am to 2.30pm

Jump Holiday Club

Fun activities and tasty food.



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