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Hello Summer!

Holiday activities for families and children at YMCA Hawker, Kingston.

At YMCA Hawker, we have loads of outdoor space for you to enjoy over the long, warm days of the summer.  You may want to relax in the shade of the cafe terrace whilst the children have fun in the play area or join in with an activity; or you might want to enroll onto a tennis course.  If you need childcare, our playschemes might be just the thing, and we also run Wild Play Days for kids who love to mess around in the woods!

Outdoor fun for under 5s

Mondays and Wednesdays, 24 July – 30 August, 10.00 – 11.30am

Join us outside for a variety of great activities running every Monday and Wednesday morning for under 5s.

Messy Mondays: Come and join in the mess! Make mud pies and play with natural dyes: a session for kids and their parents to get messy with Mother Nature’s natural stuff!

Create and Craft Wednesdays: Get creative and make things to take home or play with straight away.  

Prices: pay as you go £4.50 per family (max two children); £20 for 5 sessions; £38 for 10 sessions. 


Put something in the holiday calendar for little ones who love to move.  Our three day-dance course teaches fun dance routines to music that your children will love.  

Wednesday & Thursday with a Saturday show, 2, 3 & 5 August, 2.00 – 2.45pm (4-6 years); 2.45 – 3.45pm (7-12 years).  £25. 


Whether your child is a complete beginner, or looking to improve their stroke,  our week-long tennis courses  are great for 4 to 11+ year olds and run throughout the summer holidays.

Holiday playschemes

If you are looking for childcare this summer, our playschemes for children aged 4-9 are lots of fun with indoor and outdoor play, local trips out as well as a weekly excursion to local attractions. For kids who love to mess about in the woods, we run Wild Play Days every Monday to Wednesday.

Hampton open air swimming pool

Longing to take a dip? Then take a trip to Hampton Pool for outdoor swimming at its best. Under the supervision of fully qualified staff, children can cool off and you can soak up some rays with a coffee on the sun terrace and a picnic on the lawn – how idyllic is that!  Check out the summer swimming courses and activity clubs too.

Rainy days

And for those rainy days, or when it is just too hot and you want to shelter inside, don’t forget The Pod soft play.  We are open throughout the holidays and offer books of tickets so that you can come back again and again.

Contact our reception team at:

YMCA Hawker
Lower Ham Road
Kingston, KT2 5BH

E info.hawker@ymcalsw.org
T 020 8296 9747




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