Manchester St Johns


Join us for a School Holiday Club they will never forget (age 5 – 12)

9.00am to 4.30pm (early drop off from 8am, last pick up 5.30pm)

St John’s RC Primary School, Chepstow Road, Chorlton, M21 9SN.

Join us at St John’s RC Primary School, for plenty of fun in the outdoors with tree climbing, archery, den building, game playing and themed adventures like pirates, knights and superheroes. Our holiday school is a great way to encourage your child to grow in confidence through developing woodland skills and good old fashion fun with no screens allowed!

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What to expect

What to expect at School Holiday Club

Every day is different! There will be plenty of hide and seek, capture the flag and the freedom to enjoy running around, climbing and exploring (in fact parents thank us because their child is always ready for bedtime!).

Each day we try or perfect a new skill – from crafting a peg or mallet to using tools to create a woodland band of merry men with swords and bows and arrows. Pirate themed treasure hunts teach map reading and problem solving. Collecting water, learning signaling with light and sound and protecting yourself from the elements are all vital survival skills.

Risk is a big part of adventure play for children, but all the risks have been carefully assessed so that your child can experience a sense of accomplishment, from firelighting to cooking over a campfire and from our woodland assault course (as challenging as their ability allows) to carving their own whistles and Kazoos.

Summary of activities: 

Cooking: Marshmallows, damper bread, smores, popcorn

Tools: Bow saw, bill hook, sheaf knife, loppers

Woodcraft: Peg, mallet, kazoo/whistles, bow and arrow

Skills: Firelighting, survival, first aid, map reading

We intend to keep the experience as normal as we can for the children who attend but as you would expect, under the current circumstances there will be some changes. We are operating on a bubble system, where each bubble has 10 children and one instructor who stay together at all times. We are also running on reduced numbers to give everyone plenty of room to play. We’ve also created some additional facilities so that we can increase the frequency of handwashing.

To keep this bubble as small as possible, we must ask that:

  • All children are booked on for a week at a time, they will stay in the same bubble with the same instructor all week
  • You send them with a packed lunch and a water bottle.
  • If you use the early or late drop off facility, please maintain a safe distance from others


9.00am to 4.30pm (early drop off from 8am, last pick up 5.30pm)
Costs £150 per week, sibling discounts are available, please enquire.

We are in the forest all day come rain or shine (although we will erect a shelter in bad weather), so appropriate clothing is very important. There are basic toilet and hand-washing facilities on site.
Our sessions are led by a qualified Forest School practitioner, all staff are DBS checked, insured and activities are fully risk assessed.
Limited places, please book in advance.
A drop off or late collection facility is available (early drop off from 8am, last pick up 5.30pm), there is an additional cost of £3 per session – or £5 for both the morning and afternoon session.
If you would like to discuss anything or book a place, please call the We Are Adventurers team on 0161 877 0759 or email