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We’re racing towards the summer holidays now – and those warmer summer days mean there’s more time for outdoor activities for kids.
If you’ve signed your little one up for one of our exciting activity and educational camps for kids, you’ll want to know what they’ll be getting up to.
So here are seven of the games and activities that will get them outdoors at a Barracudas summer camp.
High-octane thrills without the octane. Our battery-powered go-karts are one of our most popular outdoor activities for kids we offer. And why not? Who doesn’t think they’ve got what it takes to be the next Lewis Hamilton? Learn more about our Motor Mania skills builder course.
One of our most loved summer holiday club activities is the Treasure Hunt. We get the youngsters’ bodies moving and brains working. Follow the clues to find the hidden treasure – it’s a race to be first to the prize, but a race in which quick wits are as important as fast feet.
Rounders – the kids love this timeless favourite which combines the best bits of cricket and baseball! Simple fun with two teams, one ball and a tennis racket or rounders bat. This classic summer holiday camp game gets everyone involved and hones youngsters’ eye-to-hand coordination, throwing and catching skills. Great fun for budding Bothams.
This brings golf skills to the fore. Combining golf and target practice, the young ones use lightweight clubs and balls to get in the swing of the game on a scaled-down course. And that lightweight equipment means it’s safe and easy – and unlikely to break windows – it is among the best outdoor activities for kids who love sports.
Engage your brain before you engage your feet. Using a map and compass, campers race from point to point along a route, with every stage a new adventure. As well as getting them outside and out of breath, it teaches map-reading skills, therefore it’s a part of educational camps for kids.
It’s rugby without the rough and tumble. It’s got the speed and the fun – who doesn’t like chasing that egg-shaped ball with its confusing bounce – but without the bruises. In this outdoor activity for kids, there are no crunching tackles here. If a defender grabs an attacker’s tag, the attacker has to stop running and play the ball to a team-mate. Cue high-scoring hi-jinks.
If American Football was a non-contact sport played with a Frisbee by mixed-sex teams, it would be Ultimate Frisbee. Points are scored when a player receives a pass in the opposition’s end zone. It sounds easy, but how good are you at throwing a Frisbee to anyone?
Summer at Barracudas Camp
Looking for some other ideas for what we get up to at our physical and outdoor activities for kids? Look no further – we’ve more adventures here.