- Why Barracudas?
- Work for us
Looking for activities for kids in the summer holidays? It can feel like a big decision to choose a holiday camp.
Barracudas has been running activity camps for almost 30 years now and is a trusted provider for holiday activities. Standing the test of time and always continuing to develop to make sure we’re delivering the best experience for children and parents. You can be reassured that your children will be in safe hands and having an amazing time at our camps.
Here’s why you can trust Barracudas:
All Barracudas camps are Ofsted registered. We operate at the very highest standards to ensure the safety of your child whilst they’re in our care.
With more Outstanding ratings than any other comparable provider, you can be sure your child is the very best hands at Barracudas.
It’s not just Ofsted that has given us the seal of approval. Over 580 parents have reviewed us on Trustpilot and we’re delighted to have been given a 5 star rating!
Your independent reviews mean a lot to us and we’re always working hard to make sure you get the best experience at our holiday camps.
After each season, we also invite you to complete our own parent survey. This helps us to build on the stuff you love about us and work on areas we might be able to improve.
Barracudas has the highest expectations of our camp staff. All staff are required to have an enhanced level DBS qualification to be able to work at our camps.
What’s more, over 70% of Barracudas staff are fully or nearly qualified teaching professionals or specialist instructors, familiar with the strict guidelines of a childcare setting.
To be able to lead specific activities such as archery, fencing, inflatables, motorsports, swimming and the waterpark, staff must also have specialist qualifications.
Staff are not just reassuringly qualified to care for your children at camp, they are also enthusiastic about their roles. Over 60% of those who work with us return for another season and we have a number of long-timers who’ve been with us around 10 years!
We offer an unrivaled range of activities at our camps. With over 80 options available, whether its teamwork, sports, arts and crafts, science or or specialist activities, there’s something to suit every child.
With 6 sessions each day and choice for every one, there’ll be no danger in them struggling to have fun!
We don't rest on our laurels, each year we enjoy introducing something new to camp. Take a look at just of the new activities we've got planned for 2021.
We’ve always taken our responsibility to your child’s safety and security seriously at Barracudas.
COVID-19 posed a big challenge to keeping kids safe at camp and we worked hard to ensure we could offer a safe environment for children in the school holidays. At Easter we introduced our 4 key strategies to ensuring our camps are COVID-19 secure, known as the Barracudas 4P’s. We’re continuing to keep fully up to date with the current guidance and we have all the safety measures put in place to be able to deliver maximum fun in a safe environment.
In response to the recent challenges Barracudas also introduced our new contactless registration procedures. Parents can now check their children in with their unique QR code and scan this at collection time to sign them out of camp. The QR code is emailed directly to you ahead of camp.
What’s more, we introduced our handy parent app this Easter. This gives you access to your booking details, including your QR code as well as directions to camp and a handy pre-camp check list.
Reassurance for first time bookers
Is this your child's first time at Barracudas? We know it can nerve-wracking booking children into an activity for the first time.
We’ve got all the measures you’d expect at an activity day camp in place, so you can have peace of mind that your child is in safe hands at Barracudas. All they need to think about is having a summer of fun at camp!