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 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 960 parents have reviewed us on Trustpilot and we’re delighted to have been given an excellent 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.
Hear what our parents think of Barracudas:
What the children think
It's great to hear why parents trust us to keep their children entertained and growing in a safe environment. We know kids will only keep returning if they've had an amazing experience.
We asked them to tell us what they think of our activity camps and here's what they had to say:
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!
Here's our staff in action:
We offer an unrivalled 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.
Timetables are carefully planned with your child in mind! We offer a huge range of sessions that will always be fun, varied and built on our ACTIVE motto.
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 opportunities we've got in 2022.
Safe and secure
We’ve always taken our responsibility to your child’s safety and security seriously at Barracudas.
In response to the recent challenges Barracudas also introduced contactless check in and parent app in 2021. 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.
Our handy parent app has been designed with busy parents in mind. 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. This Easter we also introduced the daily timetable feature so you can see what choices your child has when they're at camp.
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.
It’s because of this that we offer a no-quibble Money Back Guarantee if you’re booking a child into Barracudas for the first time. We’re sure they’ll have a great time, but to put your mind at rest, we promise to refund your booking - all of it - if they don’t!
We had an amazing Easter and were delighted to see so many children enjoy our holiday clubs. As we celebrate our 30th year of running the UK's favourite activity camp, we look forward to even more fun this summer. We hope you can join us!