Holiday Playschemes

Whether you are looking for regular childcare in the school holidays or an ad-hoc day out to split up the week we guarantee a welcoming and fun experience! Our timetables are packed with activities designed to ensure children from 4-12 years have a wide selection of choices and remain entertained and engaged whilst promoting independence in a sociable and confidence building environment.

Holiday Playschemes

The University works in partnership with playscheme provides to support families during the school holiday periods. Please see information below for provider details.

Create Holiday Club Oxford Montessory Schools (Forest Farm)

'Create' has now been successfully running for over 5 years.   We employ qualified teachers, so the children can learn as well as have fun at the playscheme.  ‘Create’ takes place at Forest Farm, our farm school environment in Elsfield.  We cook, paint, walk, take part in drama, music and dance, learn bushcraft skills and care for animals (our ponies, hens & peacock).  Our history teacher Taryn leads special workshops during the summer holidays and, as she is also a costume maker, the children are able to dress up in period costumes.  They adore playing Tudors or Elizabethans for the day.  There is a bus services from various destinations in central Oxford.  Please click Oxford Montessori Create for further information.

Please follow the link: Create Holiday Club.  Click here to book.

Mini-Media Creative Workshops

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Providing skills based creative  workshops for children 5-11 years in Oxford Mini-Media Creative Workshops are run by professional artists/designers and illustrators with the background of an early years practitioner to offer high quality child care. The workshops run in several formats:

• After school workshops - based in local schools and run straight after school finishes

• In-school workshops - delivered by our Mini-Media Creatives team on request by local schools

• Holiday Workshops - specialist themed full day workshops with an emphasis on indoor and outdoor creative activities


There is more information on our web site and examples of the projects we have created with the children

If you are interested in our after school or holiday workshops, please contact us at:



Ultimate Activity Camps – 15% off for Oxford University staff: active camps

Ultimate Activity Camps are an Oxford-based provider of premium activity holiday day camps for children aged 4-14, with camps running at Headington School and Beachborough School (Brackley). Run by a team with over 25 years’ experience of running high quality activity camps, children will have the opportunity to have try over 40 exciting activities each week, meet friends and learn new skills.

We have learnt that there are three magic ingredients for the Ultimate Activity Camp - inspiring and friendly staff, exciting activities and fantastic facilities - we will deliver this every day, and in every activity. From motor quads and fencing, to ultimate inflatables and swimming, Ultimate Activity Camps are bursting with fantastic activities – they’ll wish the day was longer!

Our camps are Ofsted registered, our staff are CRB cleared and we accept Childcare vouchers as payment. We are so confident that your child will have a great experience on camp, that we offer a money-back ‘Ultimate Guarantee’.

Oxford University staff receive 15% off standard rates - for more information, visit to make a booking call 0844 870 7077.

Schools of Sport – elite sports coaching for boys and girls aged 7-16: 15% off for Oxford University staff

Get set for sport this summer with Schools of Sport who offer an exceptional opportunity for Oxford’s young sportsmen and women aged 7 to 16 to experience elite sports coaching in cutting-edge skills and strategies, direct from some of the country’s leading coaches and sports people. Run during the school holidays at outstanding facilities around Oxford, children will leave our academies with new skills and totally inspired. Our coaches don’t just put their names to the programmes they create; they work with Schools of Sport to coach every child on the course and take a close personal interest in the quality of the academy experience. Head Coaches are joined in delivering their programmes by a team of highly qualified and experienced assistants. 

For more information visit and call 0844 870 9077 to receive your 15% staff discount (off standard rates).

Oxford Active: Active Camps

Active Camps provide school holiday camps for children. Whether your child wants to join us for one day, one week or the entire holiday, our wide range of fun and exciting activities will be something they remember forever.

Our camps are located in local schools with fantastic facilities – both indoor and out. Combine that with our vast array of equipment and activities and your child will be envy of all their friends…if they’re not already on the same camp!

Our activities change daily, weekly and monthly so your kids will never get bored. Drama and dance, arts and crafts, all types of sport both traditional and wacky, assault courses, archery, canoeing, swimming, outdoor pursuits, gladiators, cooking, music, tug of war, bush craft and Paralympics are just some of the things your child could get up to.

The activities offered give children the chance to learn and experience new things that might not be available to them throughout the school year. It can be a life-changing experience that helps children to grow physically, mentally and socially – all whilst having fun!

Our camps take place at the following venues:

Oxford High School

West Oxford Camp

Oxford Active are offering Oxford University staff and student parents a 10% discount on all published prices.  Childcare vouchers are also accepted.  Please visit for more information.


Whether you're looking for regular childcare or ad-hoc days to split up the school holidays our timetables offer children aged 4-12 a fantastic mix of high and low energy indoor and outdoor activities. Every day includes arts and crafts, construction, board games, toys, role play, music and dance. nature and a range of sports to entertain children in a sociable caring environment.

St. Andrews Primary School in Headington, Oxford offers excellent facilities and for peace of mind KIDACTIVE is Ofsted registered. Our staff are enthusiastic, skilled and determined to make every child's day memorable!

We offer daily and weekly packages with a 10% discount to Oxford University employees.

For more information see:

Childcare Voucher Scheme 

The Childcare Voucher Scheme can be used at the Oxford Active, Create, Ultimate Activity Camps and KidActive holiday playschemes.