Schools Out For Summer
15th July 2015
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Schools Out for Summer!

Well, it’s the time of the year all parents dread – the kids are breaking up from school for the Summer!

Keeping your little darlings occupied over the SEVEN week holiday can be a real headache, but here at thebestof we’ll try to make things a little easier for you.

So grab a brew, take a look at our list of summer activities, and breathe a sigh of relief!

From a huge variety of sports camps to A Mad Hatters Tea Party, there’s plenty to keep them occupied. Why not take a trip to Bardsea to experience something truly unheard of? Or maybe discover Barrow’s Horrible History.

Whatever you choose you’re sure to have a fun Summer in Barrow and Furness.

Onside Multi Sports Academy (5-11 year olds)

This camp is packed full of fun, enjoyable warm up games, and sports including football, dodgeball, cricket, baseball, athletics, tennis, tag rugby and many more!

Tues 28th - Fri 31st July at Glaxo Sports Club Ulverston 10 am – 3pm

Tues 4th - Fri 7th August at  Penny Bridge 10am – 3pm

Onside Football Academy (5-11 year olds)

Back and better than ever, the emphasis here is on player development. Each child will spend the morning improving their individual skills and in the afternoon gets the chance to show them off with team games and competitions.

Mon 10th - Fri 14th August at Hawcoat Park 10am – 3pm

Tues 11th - Fri 14th August at Askam Utd FC 10am – 3pm

Mon 17th – Fri 21st August at Dalton Utd FC 10am-3pm

Mon 24th – Fri 28th August at Glaxo Sports Club 10am – 3pm

All camps are £12 per day or £50 for any 5 days

For more info call Gavin Butler 01229 583684 or 07887940150

In The Park With Alice: Lightburn Park Ulverston Sat 18th July 1.30-5.00pm

Ulverston Outsiders in conjunction with the Friends Of Lightburn Park present In The Park With Alice.

The fun starts at 1.30pm with games, face painting, a magician and balloon making, before Ulverston Outsiders present scenes from the classic tale Alice In Wonderland. Why not bring a picnic and something to sit on and join in with The Mad Hatters Tea Party during the Interval?

With a free performance and fun, you’d be mad to miss it!

Ulverston canal Gala Sun 19th July at Canal Foot, Ulverston  11am – 3pm

Ulverston Canal Regeneration Group are putting on their annual Summer Gala this Sunday. Come along and join in the fun. Charity and craft stalls, stocks, refreshments, face painting and more. Why not take part in the kite flying competition? Fun for all the family, and all proceeds go to the Ulverston Canal Regeneration Group.

Sound Explorers at Sea Wood Wed 22nd July from 11am-4pm opposite The Olde Mill Bar Bardsea

Join musician and audio-visual artist Dan Fox to explore the hidden sounds of Morecombe Bay

Donning wireless headphones you’ll be plunged into a world that can’t be heard by the naked ear.

This event is suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable clothing and footwear must be worn.

Tickets are £2 per person.

Horrible Histories – Barrow Archive & Local Studies Centre Mon 3rd and 24th August 10-12pm

Journey back in time to discover Barrow’s Horrible History!

This free workshop is available for Year 5 & 6 pupils.

Subjects covered include The Blitz, school punishments, blood sports, accidents from the shipyard and local mines and the perils of travelling across Morecombe Bay.

Please note: all children must be accompanied by an adult

The Park Leisure centre in Barrow have a wide range of sporting activities on over the summer break.

Park Pirates Play time: Family fun in the pirate cove (recommended for kids 0-8 years old)

11am-11.45am Mon – Fri through the holidays (all children must be accompanied by an adult)

Learn2Swim – 5 days beginner course Mon 20th – Fri 24th July

Puffins (4 -5yrs) 9.30am – 10am

Rainbows (5-6yrs) 10am – 10.30am

Beginners (6yrs +) 9.30 – 10am and 10am – 10.30am

Cost: £17.50

Learn2Swim like an Olympian – 4 day intermediate course

Stroke and breathing improvement on all 4 strokes for children aged 7 or over (must be able to swim 100m)

Tues 4th – Fri 7th Aug: 9.30am – 10.30am

Cost: £14.00

Trampolining -  4 day course (Suitable for 8 years +)

Tues 21st – Fri 24th July

Tues 18th – Fri 21st Aug

3pm – 4.30pm

£ 14.00

Gymnastics – 4 day course (Suitable for 6 years +)

Tues 28th – Fri 31st July

Tues 11th – Fri 14th Aug

Tues 25th – Fri 28th Aug

3pm – 4pm


Climbing – 3 & 4 days courses (suitable for 6 years +)

Tues 28th – Thu 30th July

Mon 17th – Thu 20th Aug

Tues 1st - Thu 3rd September

Please contact reception for times and prices

Canoeing – 3 day course (suitable for 8 years+) you must be able to swim 50m.

Mon 27th – Wed 29th July

Mon 17th – Wed 19th Aug

9.30am – 10.30am


Don’t forget Park Leisure Centre’s Roller Disco’s every Tues 5pm, Wed 12.30pm and Sat 10.15-11.30am and 12.45pm

£2.70 per person

Max inspiration free Fun are activities exclusively for children with a disability. Activities include:

Climbing, Multi Max (bouncy castle, play equipment and music), canoeing, Aqua Max (pool inflatables, waves, slides and water jets), Kids only Youth gym, Play Max Inspiration (soft play area and sensory room)

For more details on any of the courses listed please phone the centre on 01229 871146 or visit

Ulverston Leisure Centre on Priory Road have a wide range of courses through the Summer too.

Why not book on the beActive multisports activity week?

Running for the first 5 weeks of the Summer holidays children from 5 upwards can enjoy a range of sports from football, badminton, rounders, parachute play, bouncy castles and more.

£8 per day or £35 per week (please make sure your child brings a packed lunch and drink)

For the more adventurous why not try the Kaos Outdoor Adventure week. Spend the week ghyll scrambling, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, bushcrafts and lots more. £165 per week.

For more details about Ulverston Leisure Centres courses contact them on 01229 584110 or visit

Until next week, have fun!

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