Send your children on a holiday adventure in Manchester
Pack their school holiday with new experiences and a taste of adventure – and sign your children up to the We Are Adventurers holiday club. Hosted in secure woodland sites throughout Greater Manchester, our school holiday club is packed with adventure based school holiday activities to create memories that will last a lifetime for children aged five-11.
Children stay with their age-appropriate ‘tribe’ throughout the day, developing and challenging their knowledge of the natural world and their spirit of adventure. Our school holiday activities include archery, survival skills, shelters, fire, water, bushcraft, campfire cookery, musical forest, navigation, trees or bug hunting – the list goes on!
Rain never stops play at the We Are Adventurers school holiday club – in fact it brings in a whole new world of experiences and activities. On days that are cold, wet or damp, we light the campfire, build shelters and make warm drinks. All the children come home muddy and happy.
Lots of activities, small groups and experienced leaders
Each school holiday club site is managed by a qualified forest school leader or senior instructor who is part of our core team at We Are Adventurers. All our team are paediatric first aid trained and experienced at delivering all aspects of our adventure programme.
Our small school holiday day camps are open for up to 45 children. The ratio of leader to children differs depending on the risk assessment of each of our school holiday activities. For example, tool use has a ratio of 1:6, while game playing has a ratio of 1:15.
Our adventure fuelled school holiday clubs run at St Johns RC Primary & Brookburn Primary School in Chorlton, and at Trafford Ecology Park. See our FAQs for more information.
Where and when are the holiday clubs taking place?
Our clubs are currently run as follows:
St John’s RC Primary School, Longford Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9SN
Access via the far gate (closest to Longford Park). Clubs run February half term, Easter half term, May half term, summer half term and October half term.
Brookburn Primary Primary School, Brookburn Rd, Chorlton, Manchester M21 8EH
Access via the rear entrance. Please park in the car park opposite the Bowling Green pub and walk down the cobbled lane if possible. Clubs run: Easter half term, May half term, summer half term and October half term.
Trafford Ecology Park, Lake Rd, Trafford Park, Stretford M17 1HB
Turn into the main car park. Clubs run: Easter half term, May half term, summer half term and October half term.
How much does it cost to attend?
It’s £35 per day from 9am – 4.30pm or £150 for a full week booking (a saving of £25).
An additional cost of £5 for early drop off (from 8am) or a late pick up (till 5.30pm) and £8 if you need both early and late wraparound support.
What should I send them with?
A packed lunch, snacks, a water bottle, spare clothes and a hat/suncream/insect repellent (where required).
Please note that we are a nut free site, therefore please ensure your child’s packed lunch and snacks do not contain any nuts. This includes Nutella, hummus and Peanut butter.
What should my child wear?
We are in the forest all day come rain or shine, so sending your children with appropriate clothing is very important. Long sleeves and trousers/leggings are always recommended for running about the woods.
Can my child bring a pen knife?
If your child wants to bring a pen knife with them, please make sure that their name is on it as they will be asked to hand these in at the start of the day and then can only be used in supervised tool use/rope sessions.
If you’d like to schedule in some outdoor adventure for your child at one of our school holiday clubs, you can book online or see our contact details to get in touch.
Book a holiday club space, pay for after school clubs, check the start dates for our six week toddler programme and look at availability for a birthday party.
If you’re a school or nursery setting then please contact us directly to discuss how We Are Adventurers can help bring adventure into your setting.