December Christmas Science Activity Holiday Camp 2022
Santa’s Workshop!- New for 2022
Book with Confidence! – Our ‘Wraparound Childcare’ can run as normal in any Lockdown or Tier level
We Offer Full ‘ No Quibble’ Refunds – in the unlikely event of cancellation or for any reason you give.
- Book with confidence! Our Camps are classed as a high priority ‘Children’s Educational Settings, Childcare and Group Activities’ and thus exempt from the UK Tier rules for general ‘Social Gatherings’
- ‘No quibble’ refunds for all bookings
- Certified ‘We’re Good to Go’ COVID-Safe
- Winner ‘Best Holiday Camps’ voted by 1,000’s of Parents in the Hoop Awards
- The No. 1 Parent-Trusted Holiday Science Activity Camp for over 10 Years
- For Girls and Boys Ages 5-12
- Dates: Christmas break – see booking form
- 9 am – 3:30 pm (Extended hrs 8:30 am – 4 pm)
- At Select School Venues Across London
- All Cards Accepted and Childcare Vouchers at Registered Venues Only
- Early-Bird and Multi-Booking Discount – Now in Place
Everything You Need to Know:
Before you attend
- Designed as a week-long camp, for maximum benefit to your child*
- Open to ages 5-12 – tried and tested ‘mixed-age’ dynamic
- 9am-3:30 –extended hours available
- Maximum Class sizes of 20 children
- Ratio of 1:10 Instructor to Child
- Bring a packed lunch – only mineral water provided
- All equipment provided
*You can book ‘individual days’ at a premium rate and no discount is applicable. Booking for the whole week is is much more cost effective.
During the session
- Indoor and outdoor activities – bring comfy clothes
- Four classroom-based fun, hands-on, science sessions per day, with wow-factor demonstrations and take-home experiments – across chemistry, biology and physics – See Activity Programme – what they do below!
- Three ‘Playground-Activity-Breaks’ per day, including: football, hoola-hoops, tennis, skipping-ropes, bubble-guns, parachutes, bean-bags and stomp rockets – and more!
About the Venues
- Located across London and Herts
- Parking on street
The Benefits for your Child
Activity Programme – What They Do!
Santa’s Workshop! – New for 2022
Every day at this 5-day camp is a festive science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 30+ science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes.
Every Day includes: 4 classroom-based fun, hands-on, science sessions and 3 ‘Activity Playground Breaks’.
Disclaimer: Please note the day order of the Activity Week Programme is subject to change. Should you wish to confirm the order of the Activity Week Programme at your camp venue; this will not be available until 2 weeks before the start of the camps.
Day 1> Oh Christmas Tree!
Decorating your Christmas tree makes everyone feel really Christmassy.
We grow our own Christmas tree, (hopefully ready in time for Christmas!) and through investigation and experimentation, we will create sparkling candy cane crystals to hang from the branches, discover how light can really brighten up our mini Christmas tree and complete our first Christmas Challenge sent by our very own Scientific Elf on the Shelf!
Green Trees! – We learn about greenhouse gases and create a mini greenhouse to grow our Christmas tree.
Candy Cane Crystals! – We investigate saturated solutions to make a crystal candy cane.
Fairy Lights! – We use fibre optic technology to light up our mini tree!
Towering Tree Challenge! – Planning, cooperation, and problem solving will be needed in Santa sackfuls to create the tallest, most stable Christmas tree.
Day 2> Arctic Adventure!
The North Pole seems an inhospitable place, but many of our favourite Arctic and Antarctic animals are supremely suited to the cold and frosty environment. We explore the waterproof properties of penguin feathers, test the insulating properties of blubbery fat and work out what stops a heavy polar bear from sinking into the snow. We learn how we can help flying winter visitors to our gardens and help another flying visitor, Rudolf and his team, harness the force of gravity in our next Elf on the Shelf Challenge.
Penguin Problems! – We create a waterproof penguin and examine feathers!
Feed The Birds! – Some birds migrate during our cold winters but those that stay here can enjoy a tasty treat!
Arctic Ice! – How cold is the North Pole? And how do animals there keep warm?
Elf Challenge – Reindeer Racing! – We work in teams to help the reindeers overcome inertia and zoom across the room!
Day 3> It’s Snow Fun!
Father Christmas loves all things snowy and so do we! We dive deep into the science of liquids and density to create a snow globe winter wonderland, then investigate exothermic and endothermic reactions to make hot and cold snow! We create a Christmassy atmosphere with some mystery Xmas scents and make a fizzy snowman bath bomb. Our Tricky Elf on the Shelf Challenge today sees us battling blizzards and bumpy sleigh rides to make sure Father Christmas gets a Christmas treat.
Snow Is Falling! – We make ‘thick’ water to create a swirling snow storm in a globe!
Snow Storm! – We investigate hot and cold with some cool chemical reactions!
Christmas Smells! – Our sense of smell is very strong – we identify soome christmassy scents.
Elf Challenge – Christmas Cookie Calamity! – Can our team get Santa his Christmas cookie safely?
Day 4> Christmas Gifts!
Christmas is a time for presents! We investigate non-Newtonian fluids and make peppermint ooze and gingerbread sparkle slime, look at the properties of oil and water and create some marvellous marble art, then we use magnets to make sure our present gets through the arctic maze. Our Elf on the Shelf has told us the penguins need a new Christmas tree, but is our tree too tall to fit through the igloo door? Time for a science challenge.
Marble Paper! – When oil floats on water you can create beautiful marble-patterned paper!
Christmas Slime! – Here’s one present you wouldn’t want to find in the bottom of your stocking!
Present Puzzle! – We use the power of attracting magnets to move through a maze!
Elf Challenge – Tall Trees! – Trigonometree! We use a maths trick to work out how tall our Christmas tree is!
Day 5> Christmas Countdown!
It’s nearly Christmas and it’s time for some last-minute preparations. Follow the Christmas star while learning about light, use terrific topology and gorgeous geometry to create some tree toppers, and give Rudolf a refresher course on the Four Fantastic Forces of Flight.
Our final challenge – Disaster! Santa’s Sleigh is old and can’t hold all the presents, Our Elf on the Shelf wants our help to design and build a new Sleigh!
Christmas Lantern! – Translucent, opaque and transparent, we find out what they mean by shining lights!
Brilliant Baubles! – We turn 2D shapes into 3D shapes and thread wool by numbers to create some bauble tree decorations.
Fly Rudolph, Fly! – Can Rudolph really fly? We discover aerodynamic shapes and help him fly!
Elf Challenge – Santa Sleigh Disaster! – In our teams we design and build a new Santa Sleigh!
Parents, don’t worry you get something too – you will also receive a ‘TOP SECRET Parent Handout’ that tells you:
- What they DID?
- What they LEARNT?
- Other cool science you can EXPLORE AT HOME?
- December Christmas Holidays – see booking form for dates
Default timings below, it may differ at some locations please see booking form above
- 9 am – 3:30 pm (6.5 hrs)
- Earliest drop off 8:30am; latest collection 4pm, by email or telephone request (extra £10).
For the best price available to you, please see booking form above
Full Week Places (Discount Available)
Early Bird Discount is available! Up to 3-Weeks in advance of camp start date
Website automatically implements Early Bird Discount.
Normal Price: per week 5 days – premium hands-on science activities
Multi-Booking Discount is available, below for full-week friend group bookings, siblings and multiple weeks. Single payment transaction – only.
Places fill up 1-2 months in advance at some venues, so don’t miss out.
Day Rates (no Discount):
We offer a limited amount of daily places for a higher daily charge
How to book Day places: simply place your order online normally ignoring the full-week price and at the final ‘Checkout Page’ in the ‘Additional information’ box – type your preferred day/dates or requests and select ‘Pay by Other Method’ (‘BACS, Cheque, CV Childcare Voucher’) – not Pay by Card. Our Team will then email your balance and how to pay.
We reward parents who book multiple full-week places, siblings or together in a group with friends. See an example below where you can save up to £100 by booking with your friends. e.g. 👩 Sarah Booked online for her 5 friends as per below using Basket Code C20 and saved everyone £20 and £100 in total.
- £10 off full price (-£5/child) when you book 2 weeks / children
Basket page Coupon Code: C5
- £30 off full price (-£10/child) when you book 3 weeks or children
Basket page Coupon Code: C10
- £60 off full price (-£15/child) – when you book 4 weeks or children
Basket page Coupon Code:C15
- £100 off full price (-£20/child) – when you book 5 weeks or children
Basket page Coupon Code: C20
Please note: friends in a group can also book online separately (choosing Checkout, Pay by Other Method) but one friend must pay for everyone via a single transaction bank transfer to qualify for the multi-book discount – you cannot pay separately. Available at participating offices only.