School Holiday Activities
The Village has a wide range of half-term and school holiday activities for young people, ensuring endless fun and exploration!
From making life-long memories at Camp Williams and Creative Academy to taking part in thrilling climbing adventures on our impressive Climbing Centre, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and make the most of their holidays.
Create lasting memories together in Newark.
Activities for young people
YMCA’s flagship day camp, Camp Williams runs every school holiday, and is bursting with creative activities, outdoor adventures, sports, group games, camp songs and more. Campers range from ages 4 to 15, and enjoy a programme that grows with them, designed to introduce amazing new experiences, skills, opportunities, and responsibilities at every age group.
YMCA Creative Academy is a programme of workshops focused on building creativity, confidence and industry skills within the creative and performing arts. Our sessions are open to young people of all schools aged 11-17, and provide an open, non-judgmental space to engage with industry professionals in a collaborative, creative environment.
We have youth sport sessions including youth football and basketball which are perfect for casual matches and training with friends. We host a range of sport and art sessions during every school holiday for 5-17 year olds which have a mix of coached and un-coached sport sessions.
Alongside the Village’s amazing Climbing facilities, YMCA runs a number of purpose-designed Climbing sessions for young people of all abilities. Open Climbing, Youth Climbing, NICAS Level 1-4 NICAS Level 4 and climbing wall group booking sessions all available to youth members.
Outdoor Fitness Space
Pedal together during the school holidays
Join us for a cycling adventure at YMCA Village this school holiday!
Our inclusive cycling track is available to all ages and skill levels, providing a perfect activity for everyone. From beginners to advanced riders, our diverse range of cycle tracks promotes inclusivity, safety, and community connections. Make the most of the school break by visiting YMCA Village, where young people can belong, contribute, and thrive through the joy of cycling!
At the end of school holidays make sure you explore the incredible youth activities available afterschool for those aged 11-17.
Nursery Open Days!
Join us for our upcoming Nursery Open Day at the Village for the perfect opportunity to explore the fantastic facilities we have to offer.