Problems finding suitable child care during the holidays?

Do you struggle to find suitable childcare during the holidays?

It’s not always easy finding suitable childcare for active children during longer holidays, such as Easter and summer. By suitable, we mean childcare that not only looks after the children but one that gives them an unforgettable experience.

Many people we speak to often struggle to arrange care for older children, who are still too young to be left alone, but who find holiday clubs restrictive or repetitive. That’s where Lakeside’s day camps can offer a solution.

For almost half a century Lakeside’s day camps have been a popular choice for parents needing childcare during the summer holidays. Until now, the Centre only catered for children aged 8 to 16 but, due to an increase in enquiries, Lakeside is looking to extend the age range. Tony Ball, Programme Operations Manager, explains:

“We want to know what parents think. As well as lowering the age range, we’re also considering running day camps during the autumn half term and Easter. Is this a service that parents would use?”

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Many of the children who take part in Lakeside’s holiday programmes come from the local area. However, families visiting the Lake District for the week will often book their children into Lakeside, giving them a week of outdoor adventure.

Have your say

If you’d like to have your say, please email lakesideenq@fyldecoastymca.org using the subject line ‘Future Day Camps’ with your comments and views regarding the following:

  • Do you want Lakeside to provide day camp programmes for 6-7 year olds?
  • Do you want Lakeside to provide day camp programmes during the autumn half term?
  • Do you want Lakeside to provide day camp programmes at Easter?

More about our existing programmes

Day Camps – ages 8-14

Our Day Camps are an exciting alternative to out of school clubs, or a summer glued to the X-box. On a Lakeside Day Camp children get to enjoy a host of experiences and challenges, from kayaking and sailing to king swing and archery.

One thing you can be sure about is that they’re safe, they’re outdoors, they’re learning new skills and they’re having the time of their life! Book now.

 Above and Beyond – ages 14-16

Older and more adventurous young people might prefer the more extreme challenge of our Above & Beyond programme. We’ll take them out of their comfort zone with a choice of adventurous activities including abseiling, caving, climbing and high ropes.

It’ll certainly give them something to talk about when they return to school! Book now.

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