Whist your child is with us you can choose to enrol them in one of our specialist courses. They're a fantastic way for kids to develop important life skills such as swimming, road safety, self-confidence and problem solving!
All of this is done in a safe environment where their welfare is always put first and their progression is set at the right pace for them. You'll often see their independence grow in just one week!
Skills Builder sessions take place each day, Monday to Friday, replacing one standard session.
Booking a course
You don't always need to pre-book these courses, but we recommend that you do as places very often sell out. We have a limited number of spaces on each course so our staff can ensure every child taking part gets individual attention and care. Courses can be added to any week long booking during summer.
All Skills Builder courses are available to book during summer.
Ages 4½ - 8 Years (£45)
Whether it's making foaming volcanoes, growing crystals or creating bouncy balls, our Lab Rats children love this FUN scientific course! This course will run throughout the camp season with 5 structured sessions full of wacky experiments to capture and stretch their imaginations throughout the week! It's educational, but most of all, because it's Barracudas, it's FUN!
(Max 8 children per group)
Swimming is one of the most important life skills children can learn and what better way to provide that with our 'learn to swim' course! With five structured sessions a week to build vital skills and water confidence, these swimming classes are perfect for beginners looking to make a big splash in those early stages of learning. Qualified lifeguards and instructors will be right by their side every step of the way developing the child's self-belief and ability! All children need is their costume/trunks and towel and we'll provide everything else!
If your children are mad about motors they'll love our Motor Mania course! Whether tearing across the tarmac or gliding across the grass, your children's driving skills will be put to the test in our fantastic selection of quad bikes and go-karts. As well as all the racy stuff they'll learn about road safety, signals and basic mechanics in five sessions each week. All the safety gear is included, so don't worry they won't need their own racing leathers! Just send them along with long trousers and sleeves.
(Max 5 children per group)
Ages 7 - 13 years (£40)
If your kids have rhythm in their soul, they’ll love our Dance Fusion specialist course. They’ll build their strength and develop stamina and coordination in these energetic sessions! 4 different genres of dance will be explored each day ending with Friday Faves where they’ll choose their favourite of the week to practice and perform for each other.
Ages 7-12 Years (full week programme)
A great opportunity for football fanatics to train with the professionals! They’ll not only hone their skills and techniques but also progress character and general development with a mix of practical sessions and workshops. Over the week-long course, kids will get to immerse themselves in the world of football with a carefully planned structure led by Palace for Life and West Ham United Foundation coaches all within the trusted Barracudas framework.
Norwich City CSF: Available at Cambridge Long Road, Huntingdon and Norwich camps this summer.
Palace for Life Football Camps: Available at Croydon and Hayes camps this summer.
West Ham United Foundation Football Camps: Available at Chelmsford, Harlow, Romford and Upminster camps this summer
Fun packed sessions from 9.30am to 4.30pm every day for the week. This is a great opportunity for girls and boys to maximise their individual and team skills. They’ll have a great time whilst they develop their football technique and meet new friends.
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What The Parents Are Saying...
Plus, Ofsted have graded us as 'Outstanding' more times than any other childcare provider!
Kids loved it and had a great time over the summer holidays at woodford barracudas. Stayed active and spent a lot less time on technology than usual. Staff is always helpful and friendly. We'll worth the money.
My son has really enjoyed the Bishops Stortford camp. He has scored his days there 10 / 10.
Thanks to all the staff for making Barracudas Camp great fun.
Stuart, Bishop's Stortford
A big THANK YOU!
My kids enjoyed it so much and learned new skills at Twickenham Waldegrave.
They loved the variety of activities.
Marlena, Twickenham Waldegrave
My children (5 and 8yrs old) absolutely loved attending Bedford Summer camp for the week. There was such a variety of activities available everyday. They came home really happy each day. We will definitely be coming back 😃
Our Promise To You
Your childcare experience at Barracudas will be better than at any other activity camp
Your child will always have a choice of activities, every session, and be valued in a safe and caring environment
Professional and caring staff will be 100% raring to go to deliver a fantastic fun programme for kids and complete reassurance for you!