Activities for children during school holidays

Horsham District Council’s sports development team has organised a range of activities to positively engage children and young people for the forthcoming school holidays in February half-term and Easter.

There is something for every youngster as the programme involves excursions, sports, arts and outdoor pursuits to cater for different ages and both genders.

Minibus excursions will involve ventures out to Blacklands Farm, a multi-purpose activity centre near East Grinstead to get to grips with a number of the challenges that the outdoor education centre has on offer and a trip to Guildford Spectrum leisure complex will offer opportunities to go ice skating and swimming.

There will be more of the ever popular sport and arts camps at Forest Recreation Centre and Collyer’s Sixth Form College that provide a range of exciting activities including a street dance afternoon which is new for the February half-term .

Nick Scott, the council’s outdoor pursuits specialist, will be running more adventure days (both at Stanford Camp, Pease Pottage and Holmbush Farm, off the A264), these will include archery sessions, mountain bike rides and cycling camps.

Additionally, Calum Callan, a professional golfer will be running various junior golf opportunities at Cottesmore Golf Club.

Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, Cllr Jonathan Chowen said: “Health and wellbeing are core to the vision of Horsham as a great place to live. Part of that vision are the many opportunities offered in the district to participate in sport and healthy activities.

“It is especially important during school holidays. So this half-term and Easter I think it is great that Horsham District Council Sports Development team are offering such an exciting and diverse programme of activities.

“I would encourage as many of you as possible to get your children involved.”

To see full details and for booking information go to the ‘Holiday Activities’ section of the website.

Contact: or call 01403 215571.

Report contributed by Horsham District Council.