9 October 2015

With lots of indoor, outdoor, active and creative activities in the mix, children from 4 to 11 will make some fantastic memories and new friends this autumn at YMCA St Paul’s Group’s October half term playschemes.  

This half term, YMCA LSW organises three playschemes across Kingston, Chessington and Wimbledon from Monday 26 – Friday 30 October, all at £27 per day (£40 for trip days).


Our Wimbledon playscheme is based at St John Fisher RC Primary School (Grand Drive, West Wimbledon, SW20 9NA).ASC-St-John-Fisher-School-2

This playscheme is for children aged 4 to 11, with different activities and challenges for children aged 4 to 7 and 8 to 11.

As well as excellent facilities, our own outdoor spaces and children’s areas, we head out on an exciting day trip to local attractions where the children are guaranteed lots of fun.

To make a booking , call in at YMCA Wimbledon or phone Reception on 020 8542 9055.

For further enquiries, please contact Becky Brannan, Holiday Playscheme Co-ordinator, on: beckybrannan@ymcalsw.org


The playscheme at YMCA Hawker (Lower Ham Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT25BH) is for ages 4 to 8, with lots of fun outdoors, indoors and in The Pod soft play.

On Wednesday 28 October the playscheme will take a day trip to Hobbledown Farm.

To make a booking , call in at YMCA Hawker or phone Reception on 020 8296 9747.

For further enquiries, please contact Jessie Gambell, Children’s Work Co-ordinator, on: jessiegambell@ymcalsw.org


Finally, our unique Woodland Activities playscheme in the ’60 Acre Woods’ next to Chessington World of Adventures promises great outdoor fun for children aged 5 – 11 from Mon 26 – Thu 29 October, 08.30am – 3.30pm.

Learn to build a shelter, handle tools and make things of wood, cook food on an open fire and name plants and animals at this outdoor playscheme.

For further details, or to make a booking , call 020 8390 0148 or email Myke Catterall, Interim Head of Children’s Work, on: mykecatterall@ymcalsw.org

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YMCA LSW playschemes

The YMCA has a well-established reputation for providing reliable, affordable, good quality care for children. All our camp activities are child-led and we try to mix things up as much as possible, introducing new challenges and stimulating activities that will appeal to all personalities.

We treat each child as an individual within a safe, supportive and inclusive environment. All staff are experienced, enthusiastic and have been DBS checked. We operate a staff to child ratio of 1:8.

More half term fun for the children

Also this half term, YMCA St Paul’s Group will be running two Stay & Play sessions at YMCA White House in Hampton (45 The Avenue, TW12 3RN) on Monday 26 and Wednesday 28 October 09.30 – 11.30am.

At only £3 per child this is an inexpensive way to keep your little ones entertained over the half term. For more information or to book, contact: julietaylor@ymcalsw.org

Pod2-party2In The Pod soft play at YMCA Hawker, birthday celebration games and activities will be taking place between 9am and 5pm each day over the half term week to mark The Pod’s 3rd birthday.

Activities are free with entry to The Pod. Book your play session today to avoid disappointment by calling in at the centre or phoning 020 8296 9747

Also at YMCA Hawker, children aged  5-7 and 8-11 can learn new dance skills, routines and make friends at a three-day dance workshop with dance teachers Debby, Georgina and Meryl. The workshop costs £15 for all three sessions, and run on Mon 26, Wed 28 and Friday 30 Oct, 1.30pm (5-7 years) or 2.30pm (8 – 11 years). To book, call in at the centre or call 020 8296 9747.

And finally, at YMCA Wimbledon, Pod2 will be open every day over the half term, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 4.30pm).

Under 8s can jump, slide, wriggle and crawl their way around the brightly coloured, multi-sensory structure using their imaginations and being physically active, whilst parents enjoy a drink and a snack from the Pod2 snack bar.