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The July-August Super Summer
Science Activity Holiday Camp

Book with Confidence! – Our ‘Wraparound Childcare’ can run as normal in any Lockdown or Tier level and we are offering Full ‘ No Quibble’ Refunds

  • Book with confidence! Our Camps are classed as a high priority ‘Children’s Educational Settings, Childcare and Group Activities’ and thus exempt from UK Lockdown and Tier rules
  • ‘No quibble’ refunds for all bookings
  • For Girls and Boys Ages 5-12
  • Certified ‘We’re Good to Go’ COVID-Safe
  • Dates: July-August | 7 Weeks Available
  • Time: 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
  • 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

Everything You Need to Know

Every year the Mother Nature Science Activity Camp inspires thousands of budding scientists,  during all school Holidays and even the half-term breaks at premium Partner School Venues.

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
  • 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 sessions

  • 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 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

Unleashes Creativity

Supports the school curriculum

Makes learning fun

Great physical activity

Expands the imagination

Encourages teamwork

Contributes to cognitive development

Builds confidence

Science Explorer

Every day at this 5-day camp is science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 40+ 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 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> Mystery & Mini Monsters!

We start the week with a virus awareness challenge, what are they, what do they do and most importantly how can we beat them?! We see the colours hidden inside colouring pens by using chromatography and discover techniques used to fight crime including fingerprints and forensics! Coughs and Sneezes! – We make a virus model and learn why coughs and sneezes spread diseases. Leaky Pens! – Investigate the science of chromatography and create an origami artwork! Who’ Dun’ it? Solve the crime using simple scientific forensic techniques! The Fun Zone! – We end the day with a re-cap session with quizzes and challenges designed to reinforce the day’s learning.

Day 2> Whole Wide World!

We launch into our solar system and get an understanding of just how big it really is! We study magnets and magnetic fields by building a compass and then challenge each other in a deep-sea fishing game. Pendulum of Fear- Things can’t swing forever, make a wave pendulum model! Super-Sized Space– Investigate the solar system and let’s make a glow-in-the-dark solar system mobile Show Me the Way- Discover magnetic fields and make a floating compass! Let’s Go Fishing- Discover magnetism with your own magnetic fishing rod.

Day 3> Wave Motion!

Explore the invisible world of wind, waves, and energy. We observe some fascinating Plasma Ball experiments, see the power of a swirling tornado storm, and construct a mini wave cannon. Plasma Ball!- Observe electrical conduction through fascinating experiments! Wild Wind!- Explore Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. Let’s make a fantastic wind indicator! Wave Motion!- Fire your wave cannon and make links to sound and light travel! The Fun Zone! – We end the day with a re-cap session with quizzes and challenges designed to reinforce the day’s learning

Day 4> Light and Lenses!

This day is packed full of reflecting, refracting, and changing the direction of light. As we construct periscopes, bug viewers, thaumatropes, and electrical circuits! Loopy Lenses! – Enter a micro-world and create a bug magnifier. Let’s Go to The Movies! – The world of animation: Thaumatropes, Zoetropes, Kinetropes, and more. Lighting it Up! – Learn about electricity and help bright sparks make circuits! Periscope Down! – Diffraction, Reflection and Light Rays- Make your own periscope!

Day 5> Elemental Magic!

We investigate some creepy crawly adaptations then learn about the invisible gases in our atmosphere and how they help plants grow, then we get mixing to turn two liquids into some super gooey slime. We end the day with a re-cap session with quizzes and challenges designed to reinforce the day’s learning. Butterflies and Mini Beasts – Camouflage your butterfly so it can hide from our hungry bird! How Does Your Garden Grow? – Look at greenhouse gases- Build your mini grass head with a greenhouse hat! Super Slime! – Discover the secret behind Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids while having slimy fun! The Fun Zone! – We end the day with a re-cap session with quizzes and challenges designed to reinforce the day’s learning.

Science Factory!

Every day at this 5-day camp is science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 40+ science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes. Every Day includes: 4 indoor classroom-based premium, fun, hands-on, science sessions and 3 outdoor ‘Activity Playground Breaks’ Disclaimer: Please note the 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 1 week before the start of the camps.

Day 1> Crazy Constructions!

We start the camp off with a viral session designed to reinforce good hand hygiene during camps. We investigate balancing objects and then investigate a curious topology phenomenon. Viral Viruses! – We start the week by washing our hands! We learn why hand hygiene is so important and investigate some gruesome germs. Balancing on a Pin Head – Strength and center of gravity, make a balancing toy! Puzzle-tastic – Train your brain and make your own clever puzzles! The Fun Zone! – We end the day with a re-cap session with quizzes and challenges designed to reinforce the day’s learning.

Day 2> Earth Energy!

With an environmental theme this day explores the science behind the renewable energy found in wind, water, and the sun. We build windmills, water wheels and mini solar powered ovens, then complete a bridge building challenge. Powerful Wind! – Create your own wind vane learn about renewable energy! Bridge Busters! – Strength in shape, can you design straw bridges strong enough? Heat Trap! – Investigate the ozone and its gases-make mini a solar oven! Powerful Water! – How fast can you spin it? Make a water wheel to take home!

Day 3> Superpower Forces!

During this day, our mini scientists will discover the science behind the forces of flight, magnetism, and pneumatics! Exploring these topics, the children will build their own kites, spinning objects and pneumatic toys. Push Me, Pull You- Pneumatics! Launch rockets and move objects using air! Kite Design- Overcome the forces of gravity and build your own stunt kite! Unidentified Spinning Object- Use magnetic fields to create ‘Unidentified Spinning Objects! The Fun Zone! – We end the day with a re-cap session with quizzes and challenges designed to reinforce the day’s learning.

Day 4> Illusions & Vibrations!

Today we play with our perceptions as we encounter strange noises and curious visual illusions! We learn the science behind sound and make a musical tube tuba, discover how our ears hear and boggle our brains with some strange images. We end the day with everyone’s favourite – Slime! Tube Tubas! – Make your own tuba while picking up some (good) vibrations! Can You Hear Me! – The passage of sound & how can we hear through walls? Magic Money Box! – Delve into the science behind illusions, then make a ‘magic money box’! Slime! – Super sticky, fun with polymer chains!

Day 5> Freaky Matter!

We learn about the intriguing properties of the 3 states of matter and make some candles. Children learn how lenses are used to help us see the stars, and we explore the four fantastic forces of flight! Create a Candle! – Study Solids, liquids & gases by making your own candles! Star Gazing! – Convex and concave lenses, build a mini telescope! Flying High! – The many forces in flight! Build your own mini-stunt glider! The Fun Zone! – We end the day with a re-cap session with quizzes and challenges designed to reinforce the day’s learning.

Science Forces!

Every day at this 5-day camp is science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 40+ science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes. Every Day includes: 4 indoor classroom-based fun, hands-on, science sessions and 3 outdoor ‘Activity Playground Breaks’ Disclaimer: Please note the 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> Let the Science Begin!

We start the camp off with a viral session designed to reinforce good hand hygiene during camps. Then this action-packed day investigates balance and strong muscles. Viral Viruses! – We start the week by washing our hands! We learn why hand hygiene is so important and investigate some gruesome germs. Knock Down Wrestler! – Discover relative stability between balancing and hanging objects. Make your own “unknockdownable” toy! Muscles! – Discover the types of muscles there are in our body. Make your own model of the muscles! The Fun Zone! – We end the day with a re-cap session with quizzes and challenges designed to reinforce the day’s learning.

Day 2> Floating Friction Fun!

We look at the properties of liquids and how boats float, then investigate some other surprising liquids as we make some slime. We discover how friction is used in our everyday lives and the surprising amount of science used in a game of football. Friction Sprinter! – Discover Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion as our scientists use friction and forces for experiments! Strong Boats! – Buoyancy – Create a boat and compete for the ‘Strongest Boat’! Super Slime! – Is it a solid or a liquid, or something else entirely? Football! – Discover some of the history of football as our scientists will conduct a football game!

Day 3> Energy and Aerodynamics!

Archery is a sport which uses a surprising amount of science. We see how good our aim is, then try some balancing skills and launch some aerodynamic rockets and see rocket fuel in action! Archery! – It’s all about the angles – use science to hit the bullseye! Balancing on a Pin Head! – Find your centre of gravity and make a balancing toy! Rocket 3,2,1, Blast Off- The science behind rocket propulsion; make your aerodynamic arrow! The Fun Zone! – We end the day with a re-cap session with quizzes and challenges designed to reinforce the day’s learning.

Day 4> Superhero Science!

After a science show presented by our Superhero Professors, we explore momentum and jet propulsion, then hone our throwing and catching skills in a game of Handball. Superhero Show! – Use science to give you superhero powers and beat the bad guys! Run Marble Run! – Learn about momentum & construct a marble run of your own! Wacky Races! – Build a rocket car and investigate Newton’s laws of motion. Handball! – Learn to play handball and the science behind it, before competing in friendly games with each other!

Day 5> Design, Inspire and Experiment!

We look at the science behind high and low temperatures and investigate different liquid densities and make a cool bubbling lava experiment. Then using the science knowledge we have gained during we camp we design and play a new sport or game! Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot! – The effect of temperature, take home a homemade thermometer! Lava Lamps! – Densities and fluids moving through a hand-made lava lamp! Sport Design! – Using all your scientific knowledge can you design a new sport or game? The Fun Zone! – We end the day with a re-cap session with quizzes and challenges designed to reinforce the day’s learning.

Science Academy

Every day at this 5-day camp is science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 40+ science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes. Every Day includes: 4 indoor classroom-based premium fun, hands-on, science sessions and 3 outdoor ‘Activity Playground Breaks’ Disclaimer: Please note the 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 1 week before the start of the camps.

Day 1> Mama Nature!

We start the week with a virus awareness challenge, what are they, what do they do and most importantly how can we beat them?! We investigate animal adaptations, and start growing some magic beans to see the amazing germination process. Coughs and Sneezes! – We make a virus model and learn why coughs and sneezes spread diseases. Catch Me If You Can! – Make animal puppets with some amazing adaptations! Seed Secrets! – A world of plants; discover what’s inside and help them grow! The Fun Zone! – We end the day with a re-cap session with quizzes and challenges designed to reinforce the day’s learning.

Day 2> Science of Sport!

We learn about momentum, inertia, and friction then make some cool modes of transport We investigate our strong bones and complete a skeleton jigsaw! Science of Sport! – We learn about different forces used in Sport! Balloon Hovercrafts! – Overcome friction, make your own hovercraft! Egg Cars! – Investigate inertia and try to save the egg from its fate! Skeleton Jigsaw! – Uses of bones in our bodies, take home a jigsaw skeleton!

Day 3> Blinding Light!

This electron energy-packed day looks at light and how it is reflected and refracted to give us beautiful patterns and rainbows. Sunscreen Science! – See the uses and dangers of UV light by making sun prints! Kaleidoscope! – Explore reflection & symmetry by making a kaleidoscope! A Rainbow in My Hands! – Create an indoor rainbow, find out real colours of sunlight! The Fun Zone! – We end the day with a re-cap session with quizzes and challenges designed to reinforce the day’s learning.

Day 4> Ready for Launch!

This day will have your kids on the edge of their seats. They will learn about the theories behind rocket power and how they work including propulsion, stability, and air resistance. They will also design and build their own water rocket to launch at the end of the day! Safe Landing! – Air resistance from the sky! Create home-made parachutes! Ready for Launch! – We discover the build-up of gases can cause pressure high enough to launch a water rocket!

Day 5> Crazy Chemistry!

A day for all budding chemists as we mix potions, dissolve substances, and saturate solutions, and use a smelly cabbage solution to test some mystery liquids. Cabbage Indicator! – Acids and bases, plus a take-home indicator to keep on testing! The Mystery Gas! – Enjoy mysteries of our dry ice & watch fantastic experiments! Creating Crystals! – Discover geodes; make sparkling salt crystals! Slime! – But is it a solid or a liquid? Make your own and find out!

When:

See booking form above to see available dates at venues

Summer Holidays 2020 | 7 Available Weeks

Timings:

Default timings below, it may differ at some locations please see booking form above

9 am – 3:30 pm (6.5hrs).
Earliest drop off 8:30 am; latest collection 4 pm, by email or telephone request (extra £10).

Pricing

Online form automatically implements discount.

Early Bird Discount is available for Full Week Places
The website automatically implements the Early Bird Discount.
Multi-Booking Discount is available, below for friend group bookings, siblings and multiple weeks. Single payment transaction – only.
Places fill up 1 month in advance at some venues, so don’t miss out.
Day rates:
We offer a limited amount of daily places for a higher daily charge. These can be booked using the instructions on the online booking form.
It always works out more cost-effective to book for the whole week.

Multi-Booking Discount

Multi-Booking Discount
Are you booking more than one week, child or sibling now? GREAT! Use one of the codes below to BOOST your SAVING.

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  • £10 off full price (-£5/child)  when you book 2 weeks / children – use checkout coupon code: c5
  • £30 off full price (-£10/child) when you book 3 weeks or children  – use checkout  coupon code: c10
  • £60 off full price (-£15/child) – when you book  4 weeks or children  use checkout coupon code: c15
  • £100 off full price (-£20/child) – when you book 5 weeks or children (-£20/child) – use checkout coupon code: c20

Please note: payment for multi-book / child / sibling discount needs to be made in a single payment transaction. 

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