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HAF Summer Providers

Below is list of our Bedford Borough HAF Providers this Summer

Please note - Providers will not be able to take bookings directly. All bookings must be made through E-Vouchers, using your child's unique voucher code. When you recieve the voucher code, you will be able to click though to the secure online booking platform. 

Activate Camps

Our Multi Activity Camps offer a fun, flexible, holiday childcare solution. Every camp is packed full of a combination of sports, activity, outdoor exploration, arts and crafts, games, and challenges. Located at Bedford Boys School. For more information email HAF@we-activate.co.uk or call 0121 227 4385. 

Barracudas 

Barracudas provides exceptional school holiday childcare for 4 ½ year olds – 13 year olds. With unrivalled activities including Swimming, Motorsports, Archery, Fencing, Art, Dance, Football, Yoga, Dodgeball, Nature Hunts, Lacrosse, Tag rugby, Bouncy Castle, and more (some activities have minimum age for safety) and use of the fantastic facilities at Bedford Girls School, your child will get active, make new friends whilst developing key life skills and build confidence at Barracudas this summer. All whilst you have peace of mind knowing your child is safe, well looked after and having fun! If you have any questions, call us on 01480 467567 and speak to Laura (or the Sales Team)

Blues Foundation

Blues Foundation are pleased to deliver a range of multisport sport camps in Bedford this summer! Come along from Tuesday to Thursday throughout August at the University of Bedfordshire to take part in a number of sports and enrichment activities suitable for all abilities. From dodgeball to cricket, rounders to football, we have a whole set of games planned and delivered by professional coaches and staff. Lunches will be provided, as well as refreshments. You will have the chance to meet professional rugby players and coaches from Bedford Blues! Enrichment activities will also be provided including arts and crafts, team building and leadership activities. Activities and games are fully inclusive for all abilities. Please come along ready for indoor and outdoor activities. Lunch and refreshments are provided but if you feel your child may require additional refreshments please bring these along with them. Book now to avoid disappointment! For more information contact – projects@bluesfoundation.org.uk

Canoe Trail 

We are a multi award-winning, family-run business offering canoe, kayak, and SUP hire on the picturesque River Great Ouse. We have a beautiful riverside woodland for paddle and camping trips; climbing, high ropes, archery, axe throwing and a whole host of land-based activities. Come along to our Summer HAF club for an action packed experience, where children will learn new skills and have endless amounts of fun. Based at Kempstn Outdoors Centre. For more info, call 07934 861 692 

Country Days 

An exciting opportunity for Primary school children in years 3 -6 to explore and have fun this summer. The theme for the Summer Courses is Treasure Island. Activities will include: campfire cooking; raft-building; cartography; arts & crafts; bug-hunting; orienteering; denbuilding and archery. Located at The Leys Nature Reserve, Felmersham. For more information email info@countrydays.net

Dawn Until Dusk 

Dawn until Dusk Holiday club offer a wide range of activities such as seasonal art & crafts, cooking activities, bouncy castles, sports activities, bikes, scooters along with lots of fun and laughter. We host a range of guests such as Football Coaches, Petting Zoos and Themed days. Fully funded places are available 9am until 3pm at 6 different locations across Bedford Borough. Contact 01234 930505 for more details or email holidayclub@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk

Fun 4 Young People

F4YP provide a vibrant and empowering support service to young people. We offer fun, educational, and accessible opportunities, developing self-esteem, confidence, and resilience, promoting positive well-being, communication and relationship building. We welcome young people from across Bedford and surrounding areas, in school years 1 to 11. Our pastoral support team works alongside families, schools and support agencies to ensure the needs of our young people are met. Join us for a Summer full of fun and adventure! Our holiday programmes consist of a range of activities such as: Sport, Art, Dance, Drama, Music, DT, cooking, Parkour, Reading, Science & Team challenges ad more. Located at Kempston Academy, with some off-site activity days at Canoe Trail, Kempston. For more information email  info@f4yp.org or call 01234 974878 or visit our website www.f4yp.org

Football Fun Factory 

Our truly unique Football Fun Camps will have our unique and super FUN football inflatables, which include our inflatable football pitch, giant dart board and giant football goal! As well as the fun inflatables, our camps include whole group activities, social development games, enrichment playtime and healthy eating workshops at lunch time. Camps usually take place in a sports hall so we can play rain or shine and we cater for children from 5-12 years old. Contact: sam@thefootballfunfactory.co.uk for more information

Great Barford Primary Academy

Great Barford Primary Academy Holiday Club is a play and activities-based club running from 8.45am to 3.30pm for 5 weeks of the school summer holidays.  The club is run by a highly qualified and experienced team of staff, who will help your child enjoy and learn during the holidays with a diverse range of activities from cooking to arts and crafts, science activities, outside activities and sports. All activities are designed to ENTERTAIN, STIMULATE and ENGAGE children of all abilities in a safe, well equipped and comfortable environment. Also, we have a wide choice of play equipment and alternative available at all times to allow children a choice of 'Free Play'. For further details, please  email or phone Lisa Shuttleworth on l_shuttleworth@gbpa.org.uk or 01234 870342.

NU FOCUS

Over the summer Nu FOCUS x Rollback are excited to be able to provide young people with our unique mix of Roller sports (Roller skating, Skateboarding & Scootering), Arts & Crafts, Gaming, Multi-Sports, Dance & Drama, Computer coding as well as swimming sessions and more. As an added benefit, our holiday camps also offer Life Skills workshops. Our ‘Action’ HAF programme will help support children to;  Stay active during the school holidays, take part in a wide range of enriching and engaging activities that supports their development, eat healthy during the holidays, be safe, socialise and make new friends. We’re hoping to give as many children as possible an equal opportunity to our activities and healthy food provision during the school holidays, so come on over and join us today. For more information visit https://www.nu-focus.co.uk/half-term-holiday-activities/

Premier Education

Premier Education are currently the largest coaching company in the UK working with primary and lower schools and will be running days of multi activities at different venues across Bedford and the surrounding areas during the Summer. Our Multi Activity programme is available to children aged 5-12 (school year 1-6) and will offer them the opportunity to participate in a selection of traditional sports, extreme games and activities, arts & crafts, themed days, plus lots of other fun, play based games and activities.  Throughout all our days, we allow a choice of activities to meet the needs of EVERY child attending and enable them to get the most enjoyment out of the day as possible in a safe and friendly environment. Contact details: mkoffice@premier-education.com / 01908 597940

R & D Coaching

All our Multi Sports, Football and Dance sessions throughout the summer holidays will be focused on fun, enjoyment and open to both girls and boys of all abilities.  The sessions will take place between 9am-315pm each day and delivered in a way that the children can learn at their own pace.  Every child will receive a medal and a certificate.  For more information you can contact Steve on 07739320007 or rdcoaching@yahoo.co.uk

Spiral Freerun

Spiral Freerun's Parkour & Freerunning holiday camps will have you filled with adrenaline and excitement. Our parkour camps will take you from a complete beginner in Parkour to someone who has an understanding of the foundation movements & somersaults used within Parkour, as well as being equipped with the knowledge on how to tackle obstacles and overcome challenges in a safe progressive manor. Our camps will incorporate structured coaching, fun & games, open learning & competitions. For more info, visit our website www.spiralfreerun.co.uk or contact Cathy at info@spiralfreerun.com.

SSG

SSG Services will be running our popular Active Childcare for 5-12 year olds during the Summer Holidays and offering free spaces for children eligible for free school meals. As part of the Bedford Borough Council Holiday Activities & Food Programme children will be able to attend from 9.30am-2.30pm at a number of venues in Bedford and will receive a hot lunch. Each day will be jam-packed full of multi activity sessions including Inflatable Fun, Arts & Crafts, Multi-Sports and Outdoor Adventure & Challenge. For more info visit https://ssgservices.co.uk/activities-active-care/school-holiday-activities/

Support in the community

Our 3 week summer club is a creative and performing arts club where we will be experimenting with sounds, encouraging imaginary play, singing, signing, dancing and getting messy with sensory arts and crafts. The club provides valuable socialisation for the children and respite care for parents and carers. Any questions please contact Evangeline (Evie) Wise at evangeline.wise@supportinthecommunity.com or on 07465 608 002

Bedford Borough Music Service

Based at Castle Newnham school, the Bedford Borough Music Servive has 2 exciting acivities on offer this Summer:

In2 Music - 

This is a four-day course for 9-16 year olds to explore aspects of music production, music technology and songwriting. It will include the following:

  • Learning about how songs are constructed
  • How to create beats using GarageBand and Logic
  • Writing lyrics (including rap) and chord sequences
  • An introduction to DJing.

The course is fully accessible and suitable for all young people regardless of prior musical experience. It offers opportunities to work with music industry professionals and is ideal for anyone who has an interest in creating their own music. For more information, contact Tamsin.lodder@bedford.gov.uk

Musical Explorers - 

This is a one-day course that offers opportunities for young people to experience a range of musical styles, listen to quality live performances and try out different instruments and musical equipment – from violins and guitars to music apps on iPads and DJ decks! It is a wonderful opportunity for children to have a go at some practical music making and learn about different styles of music in a fun and engaging way. No prior musical experience is necessary. For ages 7-11. Contact Tamsin.lodder@bedford.gov.uk for more information.

Providers also on board our SEND Summer HAF Programme are:

Bedford Mencap (SEND)