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School Holiday Activities and Childcare May/June 2022

On this page you will find information about activities and support services that are available in the Whit Holidays. 

Dates, times and ages can vary so please check with your local scheme before attending, also please be aware that providers may not have updated their online information therefore it may be best to email or phone for up to date information.

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Activities & Clubs

Practical/Crisis Support

Childcare Provision

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Family Support/Parenting

Days out

Half Term Events

Inclusive Holiday Activities 

Activity schemes


Shooting Stars - sports courses for children aged 4-11, based at the Bowdon Club. Sports include football, cricket, tennis, tag rugby, netball, basketball, hockey and more. Sessions runs daily, early drop off can also be arranged. Find out more via their Facebook page

Gymfinity Gymnastics - full day camps run throughout the school holidays where children get the opportunity to take part in a wide range of gymnastics related activities, games and fun. Visit their website for more information. 

Soccerwise Holiday Fun- Welcome to Soccerwise Football & Multi-Sports Fun Weeks. Soccerwise now runs all of its courses, during the Trafford school holidays at Forest Prep School, Moss Lane, Timperley. These courses MUST be booked onto and paid for at the time of booking via our brand new online booking forms. There may be limited availability due to restricted numbers in group sizes. We look forward to meeting new players of all abilities as well as our regular players.

Trafford Lesiure Gymnastics- Come and join the fun Gymnastics Trafford Holiday Sessions. We cover a wide variety of gymnastics activities to keep your children entertained. For children aged 5yrs+, and all abilities. These holiday sessons are a great way to experience Gymnastics Trafford, at Altrincham Leisure Centre, to aid in developing strength and agility, coordination and balance as well as posture, flexibility and masses of self-confidence Bookings can only be made online.

Sale Sports Club Multi Sports Camp- After a successful Summer Camps with 75 children a day, we are happy to announce that Sale Sports Club will be running an October Camp this Year. What better way for your children to spend the school holiday than taking part in lots of sporting activites. With a Fun filled week with lots of different sports and acitvites planned, this is a great opportunity for children to try all our different sports.

T50 Gymnastics- Our qualified gymnastics coaches will take care of your school holiday childcare needs with a fun and exciting gymnastics themed holiday club. We provide a healthy combination of sport, games and other activities to keep your children entertained all day long.

Trafford Watersports Centre Peak Pursuits- Here at Peak we have 3 outdoor activity centres that offer full-day school holiday programme sessions for your children! Come rain or shine we have something for you!

Little Superstarts- Superstars Sports and Dance Holiday Club have been running for 15 consecutive years since starting in 2007. Our ever-popular football, multi-sports and dance camps are offered during most school holidays. Every enjoyable session that the children participate in are fully risk assessed as well as the venue as a whole which is available upon request. Based in Sale, Timperley and Altrincham!

Brooklands Tennis Club-  Brooklands Tennis Camps. 9am-4pm. Children can expect technical tennis coaching and fun games throughout the day. There will also be a Brooklands Tennis Camp T Shirt to be won each day. 
Enjoy lots of games, ball & fitness skills, tennis, squash, racquet rounders, cardio tennis, jail & wipeout to name a few! Indoor provision available too. 

Football Fun Factory- Your child will take part in an unforgettable football experience under the guidance of our superstar Head Coach and their team. BTH school Altrincham. 

SeaSaw Creative- Feb half term sewing clubs mon-friday. Clubs run 10-2 and cost £50 per child. No experience is required. 

Support Schemes

Our Sale West – family activities in association with Calm Connections. Email: Tel: 07920 497 961

Hideaway Support - offering food and packed lunch support for children living in Partington. 

Trafford Assist and CAB - Community Hubs.  Provision of crisis support for people who have no funds to pay for food/fuel or who are isolated and need wellbeing support, or shopping if unable to obtain food. Also CAB provides benefits and employment advice.  Tel: 0300 330 9073 to access these services and the local community hubs. 

Sale Moor Holiday Lunchbox Club- Each day we can provide around 35 lunches for children aged 5-16 years. So if you are struggling or know someone that is then let them know and get in touch with us. Lunch will be a sandwich, drink and fruit snack. 

Partington Food Help dureing the Holidays- During the school holidays we will continue to offer small children's food parcels this year to help out as your children are at home. This is open to anyone locally who needs it, not just those entitled to Free School Meals. 

Holiday Childcare Provision

Little Oaks (Partington)

Victoria Road Private Day Nursery (Stretford)

Irlam Road Day Nursery (Urmston)

Playtime Kids Club (Old Trafford) 

Kids Mix at English Martyrs (Urmston)

Little Petals Day Nursery (Stretford)

Play Works (Urmston) 

Children’s Choice Childcare (Old Trafford) 

Invitation 2 Play (Sale)

Kickstart Childcare (Stretford)

Davyhulme Day Nursery (Davyhulme)

School of Sport (Urmston)

Beanstalks Childcare (Sale)

Alphabets Children’s Club @ Sale United F.C. (Sale)

Cool Kids (Urmston)

Embrace Childcare (Sale)

Kids Collective @ Bollin (Bowdon, Altrincham)

Kids Collective Worthington (Sale) 

Let’s Play (Urmston) 

Little Diamonds @ Flixton Infants (Urmston)

Ok Mum @ St Ambrose (Hale Barns) 

OK Mum @ Loreto (Altrincham) 

Playtime @ Kings Road  (Old Trafford) 

You & Me @ Oldfield Brow (Altrincham) 

Banana Moon Altrincham (Altrincham)

BPS Sport and Lesiure (Sale) 

Play Works (Urmston) 

Kool Kids (Altrincham)

School of Play (Urmston) 

Mental Health & Wellbeing  

Rainbow Reflections LGBTQ+ Youth Group with The Proud Trust - Trafford youth group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people or those questioning their gender or sexuality who are under 25 years old

Pure Insight - Insightful Mentoring and 1-to-1 support for Care Leavers in Trafford 

42nd Street offers online wellbeing support for 13 to 25 year olds.  They are working with TDAS (Trafford Domestic Abuse Services) on Speak Out Speak Now - a series of mental health and wellbeing workshops across Trafford with young people aged 16 - 25 to create a Trafford gift shop pop up stall. 

Kooth – online Counselling for 11-25 year olds

Trafford Sunrise – therapeutic support for children 5-12 year olds.

Early Break – substance use support for young people

The Northern – Contraception, sexual health and HIV service

Trafford YES – youth work and engagement including Talkshop, Connexions, Youth Justice and the Activity Agreement programme


Additional Support For Families 

Bread and Butter Thing

Online Parenting Courses - Find out more at Solihull Parenting Courses. Free for all Trafford residents.

Home-Start Family Support  offers a home visiting volunteer support service for families going through difficult times- at the moment the service is offering predominantly digital support via phone and video calls. Email:

Parentline – confidential chat service

TDAS- Domestic Abuse Support Trafford Domestic Abuse Service are still operating, with some interventions offered via online/phone/text/messenger-  anyone concerned about a young person and/or family can refer as normal and pass on details via 07534 066 029

Together Trust- Sleep Tight Trafford offer one-to-one sleep clinics for local parents and carers. Their sleep practitioners work with parent/carers to create personalised sleep plans for children.  During COVID-19 all clinics are still running and appointments are being offered by telephone or video consultation. Email: Tel: 0161 286 4201

Days Out

Dino falls adventure golf - challenge yourself to a round of action-packed adventure golf.

The Crocky Trail - an outdoor adventure playground in Cheshire.

Dunham Massey - National Trust - a garden for all seasons, an ancient deer park and a house filled with treasures and stories.

Friends of Victoria Park, Stretford

Tatton Park - an historic estate with Tudor hall, neo-classical mansion, lavish gardens, a deer park and playground.

Trafford Treetop Adventures - the ultimate test of coordination, balance and determination.

Treetop Manchester - a day out for families looking for an outdoor adventure.

Quarry Bank Mill- Autumn is the perfect time to explore Quarry Bank with the drama of the season putting on a spectacular show in the great outdoors and plenty of indoor places to explore and learn new things.

Peak Pursuits Sale Water Park- Situated at Sale Water Park, Trafford Watersports Centre is the location in Manchester for canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, and stand-up-paddle boarding. So come along and make a splash!

Planet Ice Altrincham- Pop on your skates and don the ice! Great for family all ages! 

Play Factore- Play Factore is the ultimate kid’s party venue, with the biggest toddler area in the UK. Play Factore promises to provide entertainment for all.

Antz in your pantz- A newly refurbished indoor soft play centre and kids party venue in Timperley, Altrincham suitable for all children aged 0-11 years.

Inflatanation- The amazing new Manchester inflatable arena is now open and they can't wait for you to try it out! Its bouncier and bigger than ever with two levels of bouncy exhilirating fun. 

Total Ninja- Many trials lay ahead! Quiet your doubt, channel your inner warrior and see if you have what it takes to become… the Total Ninja.

Vue Cinema Altrincham- Why not go watch the latset movie with a box of popcorn and your favourite snacks! 


Half Term Events 

Lego Brick Building Club- Be creative, learn new skills and have fun at our monthly LEGO® Brick–Building Clubs. There will be Duplo® available for our younger builders to join in the building fun too. Everyone welcome.

Simply Cycling- Simply cycling is back up at running! Come try our bikes suitbale for all!

Beauty and the Beast- Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast, returns to the UK stage in 2022.

Adrenaline Eascapes- Test your logic, problem solving and teamwork skills at this immersive escape room experience.

Presenting the Spring Escape- Our Spring Escape event features delicious treats and pop-up food including retro American candy giants Kingdom of Sweets.

Zog and the flying doctors- Zog, super keen student turned air-ambulance, still lands with a crash-bang-thump. Together with his Flying Doctor crew, Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout, they tend to a sunburnt mermaid, a unicorn with one too many horns and a lion with the flu.

Sheep sheering at the farm- Come along from 1.30pm to see our sheep being sheared ready for the start of summer.

The Topsy Turvy Tea Party- The Book of Legends is opened once more, and time is of the essence. A simple twist of “fete” whisks you into a whirlwind adventure, where you’ll encounter a host of jubilant merrymakers’ intent on a regal celebration.

Come and solve the riddle of natures workshop- Come and solve the riddle of natures workshop. Help Samuel Greg to harness the natural resources here at Quarry Bank to make the mill successful.

Handa's Suprise- Based on the bestselling book by Eileen Browne. Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village.

Introduction to DJing workshop- Whether you want to become a professional DJ or simply want to learn for fun, DJ Nicky Miles will take you through the basics of the art of DJing.

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers- All around the world Roald Dahl’s words are disappearing, not only from books but children’s minds too!
Now only an organisation known as the ancient guild of tale tenders can save the stories – and they need your help.

June Half Term Space Tortoise- Once, in an old rusty bin, in an old rusty playground, in an old empty park… there lived a little tortoise. Join Z-arts’ resident artists to explore David Litchfield & Ross Montgomery’s beautiful, moving and heart-warming tale about bravery, kindness, and welcoming strangers through a variety of creative workshops.

The Wizarding Adventure- Are you ready to attend your first day at the Grand Old School of Wizardry. Join the madcap mages and wacky witches of the faculty on a spellbinding adventure to work on your wand waving, brush up on your broomstick skills and practice your potions. 

The Dino Adventure- Get your teeth into this Jurassic Lark. Join an eccentric expedition on a time travelling steam train to meet with a herd of adorable baby dinosaurs. Get up close with the cute cretaceous critters and maybe even give the T-Rex a tickle under the chin.

The Sona Family Circus- All the way from Northern Ireland, Father and son Martin and Logy take the traditional circus double act and give it a unique and modern twist.

Classic and Preformance Car Spectacular- The Classic & Performance Car Spectacular, which is one of Britain’s most popular classic car shows, returns to Tatton Park again this summer, celebrating the golden age of motoring, from BMWs to Jaguars.

Quarry Bank Jubilee Celebrations- Mirroring the celebrations of the villagers from Styal when the queen was crowned, we'd like to invite you to enjoy a host of outdoor games and family fun at Quarry Bank on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June. Make an occasion of it and bring a picnic to enjoy.

Jubilee Fun Time- Family Fun day. 

Singalong Encanto- Gather la Familia! It’s time to celebrate something truly Magical. From the producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music and Sing-a-Long-a Frozen the brand new smash hit film musical of 2021 about the Family Madigral with lyrics on screen that everyone can’t stop singing.

Z- access Family Fun Day- Z-access Family Fun Day is specially designed for families with disabilities and additional requirements. Once again, we’ll have drama, music, arts & crafts and creative play sessions, as well as a sensory space and a time-out space. Alongside our trained staff and facilitators, a BSL interpreter will be at Z-access.

Awful Auntie at Walkden Gardens- The new playground at the Saxby Hall Orphanage is finally complete, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you. The orphanage was founded by Stella Saxby, who some of you may remember.

Jubilee Fun Day- Donkey rides, BBQ, Slime Making Workshop, Multi-sports and penalty shootout, Two bouncy castles....

Ayres Road Fesitval- Expect workshops, fun, food, stals, art, preformances, music, garden parties and dancing! 

Trafford Plazza Jubilee Party- Kicking off on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May, Trafford Palazzo, TraffordCity is hosting a fun-filled weekend to celebrate the build-up to The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and all things ‘Best of British’.

Mog's Remarkable Adventures- Step into the world of Mog and follow the trail around Dunham Massey’s park and gardens. Leap across the lawn, use your paws to perfect the balance beam, and keep your beady cat’s eyes on the lookout for a giant cat flap.

Tea dancing for the Jubilee- Tea dancing with Live music provided by the Swing and Swing Again Band at the Bowdon Parish Centre. 

Inclusive Holiday Activities 

Z- access Family Fun Day- Z-access Family Fun Day is specially designed for families with disabilities and additional requirements. Once again, we’ll have drama, music, arts & crafts and creative play sessions, as well as a sensory space and a time-out space. Alongside our trained staff and facilitators, a BSL interpreter will be at Z-access.

Simply Cycling- Simply cycling is back up at running! Come try our bikes suitable for all!