We believe every family should have the support they need to develop and lead more fulfilling lives

We are aware of the need for parents to have a break over school holidays and similarly for children to have interesting, safe activities in which to take part. For this reason we are committed to providing low-cost holiday clubs for local families.

Children aged between 5-11 years can enjoy our Inspire Holiday Clubs in Bournemouth during both summer holidays and half-terms. The Inspire clubs are designed to allow children who may otherwise not have the opportunity to experience new sports, enjoy team and personal challenges and to have fun! Famillies living nearer Broadstone can instead send their children aged between 5-12 years to enjoy The Junction Holiday Activities.

Meanwhile, for children aged 2-4 years, Teddy’s Pre-School in Pokesdown offers a Summer Holiday Club in July and Teddy’s Trailblazers, outdoor activity days, every Thursday in August.

Inspire Holiday Clubs (5-11 years)

We believe everyone should enjoy the benefits of good health and wellbeing, which is why we combine our holiday clubs with brilliant sporting activities. The events are coordinated by experts from Lifewise Gym & Sports Hall and The Junction Sports and Leisure Centre.

Why take part in one activity when our Inspire instructors will deliver a whole host of sporting sessions, games, competitions and challenges in one day, all designed to encourage involvement, allow children to experience new sports … and have fun!

The day begins at 8.30am and collection is from 3.30-5pm depending upon location.

Activities will include some of the following:

  • American Baseball
  • Fitness ‘Obstacle’ Course
  • Javelin/Discus
  • Basketball Shootout
  • Wimbledon Tennis Trials
  • Curling Challenge
  • World Cup Penalty Shootout
  • Racket Attack
  • Cricket/Rounders
  • Obstacle ‘Bootcamp’ Courses
  • Hockey
  • Team Relay Events
  • Soccer Star Challenge
  • Olympic Athletics
  • Table Top Games
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Movie & A Meal (some locations only)

Locations

Holiday clubs take place on most school holidays.

  • The Stourvale Centre
    108 Stourvale Road, Bournemouth BH6 5JB
    Forthcoming dates: TBC
  • Townsend Youth Centre
    Jewell Road, Bournemouth BH8 0LT
    Forthcoming dates: TBC

Fees

The standard cost of our Inspire Holiday Clubs is from £7.50 per day. The prices for individual clubs will differ: please check the links above for details.

Booking

To book, please send us the appropriate application form, complete it and return it in a sealed envelope with cash or a cheque made out to ‘YMCA Bournemouth’ and deliver it to the location described in your application form. You can alternatively pay by phone – please see your application form for details.

If you have any queries or would like to be sent an application form, please contact us using the form below.

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The Junction Holiday Activities (5-12 years)

We offer a range of holiday activities at The Junction Sports & Leisure Centre in Broadstone priced from just £10 per day.

All activities start from 8.30-9.15am and collection is at 4pm.

Activities include:

  • American Sports
  • Trampolining
  • Adventure Club
  • Ultimate Sports
  • Dance Fusion
  • Nerf Quest
  • Acro Dance
  • Soccer Stars
  • Dynamic Divas
  • Dodgeball
  • Minecraft

Location

The Junction Holiday Activities take place on all school holidays.

  • The Junction Sports & Leisure Centre
    Station Approach, Broadstone, BH18 8AX
    Forthcoming dates: TBC

Fees

From £10 per day.
Movie and Meal available 4-5.30pm for £3.50.

Bookings by phone

The following day/times are available for bookings by debit/credit card:

  • Monday 1.30pm – 3.30pm & 7.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Wednesday 10.00am – 12noon
  • Thursday 10.00am – 12noon
  • Friday 10.00am – 12noon
  • Saturday 2.00pm – 4.30pm

If you have any queries or would like to be sent an application form, please contact us using the form below or call 01202 777766 to book.

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Teddy’s Summer Holiday Clubs (2-4 years)

Based at Teddy’s Pre-School in Pokesdown, our summer holiday clubs for pre-schoolers offer the usual fun as well as some summer-themed indoor and outdoor activities, including cooking, gardening and local trips.

Children can attend for as many or as few sessions as required, and either for half or full days.

Available Dates

  • Monday 16 December to Friday 20 December
  • Monday 6 April to Thursday 9 April – TBC
  • Monday 20 July to Friday 24 July – TBC
  • Monday 27 July to Friday 31 July – TBC

Fees

  • £25 2-year-olds per day (9-4pm)
  • £20 2-year-olds per half day (9-12pm or 1-4pm)
  • £20 3 or 4-year-olds per day (9-4pm)
  • £15 3 or 4-year-olds per half day (9-12pm or 1-4pm)

(8.30am drop-off option for an extra £3 per day/session)

Location

These summer holiday clubs are based at Teddy’s Pre-School, 34 Somerset Road, Bournemouth BH7 6JJ

Booking

Fees must be paid in advance and no bookings will be permissable on the day.

To reserve your place, please request and complete our booking and registration form (if you are not a regular teddy’s attender then a registration form must also be completed) and return it to teddys@ymcabournemouth.org.uk or deliver it to: Teddy’s Pre-School, 34 Somerset Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 6JJ.

If you would like a booking form or have any questions please contact us using the form below or call us on 01202 391500.

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Teddy’s Trailblazers (2-4 years)

Run by Teddy’s staff, this is a new outdoor, pre-school-in-the-moment experience where all holiday club activiites take place off site. There will be a general plan for how the day will look but it will be up to the children to decide what they want to do as a group.

Examples of trips planned for this coming holiday period are Bournemouth’s gardens and beach for the airshow; Corfe Castle; and Littledown Valley, Park and Sports Centre. Other ideas from the children or yourselves are also more than welcome!

This is all day, outdoor pre-school fun. Bring your rucksacks and let’s get exploring!

2020 Available Dates

  • Summer 2020: TBC

Fees

  • £30 per day from 9-4pm

(8.30am drop-off option for an extra £3 per day).

Booking

Fees must be paid in advance and no bookings will be permissable on the day.

To reserve your place, please request and complete our booking and registration form (if you are not a regular Teddy’s attender then a registration form must also be completed) and return it to us at teddys@ymcabournemouth.org.uk or by delivering it to: Teddy’s Pre-School, 34 Somerset Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 6JJ.

If you have any questions please contact us using the form below or call us on 01202 391500.

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How You Can Help Us!

We are a charity and any help you can offer us, whether it be a donation, taking part in one of our fundraising events or volunteering your time, is hugely appreciated. Thank you!

Last year, over 5000 children enjoyed our holiday clubs… while their parents enjoyed a break!

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56 Westover Road
Bournemouth
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