School Holiday Active Childcare & Experience Days

At SSG Sport & Activities we offer a wide range of unique, fun filled and inclusive school holiday activities all at superb value. We run from a number of venues in Bedfordshire during the school holidays, from daily Active Care from 8.30am-5pm to pop up experience days.

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summer holidays 2023

During the Summer Holidays we will be running our popular Active Care or 5-12 year olds every day from two venues; 

Venue 1: Bedford International Athletic Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford MK41 9SB **NEW VENUE**

Venue 2: Great Barford Primary School, Silver Street, Great Barford, MK44 3JU

Price: £29.50 per child per day

Timings: 8.30am-5pm


Week 1 Monday 24th July – Friday 28th July 

Week 2 Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August

Week 3  Monday 7th August – Friday 11th August

Week 4 Monday 14th August – Friday 18th August 

Week 5 Monday 21st August – Friday 25th August 
Week 6 Tuesday 29th August – Friday 1st September 


You can book and pay online by clicking the ‘book now’ button for which venue you’d like, or over the phone on 01234 340782. Our phone lines are open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. We accept childcare vouchers and the government taxfree childcare scheme but these cannot be processed online. Please call us if you would like to pay using either of these options.

*Please scroll down for information on free school meals spaces* 

free school meal spaces

We are delighted to be working in partnership with both Bedford Borough Council and Central Bedfordshire Council to offer free school meal spaces as part of their Holiday Activity & Food programmes during the Summer holidays. 


Please contact us to register your interest to be notified when bookings open. 




Date: Friday 25th August

Timings: 10am-2pm 

Venue: Great Barford Primary School, Silver Street, Great Barford, MK44 3JU

Ages: 5-9 year olds 

Price: £25.00 per child 

Active CARE

Our Active Care is available every day of the school holidays (except at Christmas and on Bank Holidays) providing families with a consistent service they can be confident in. We offer this service to primary school aged children from 5-12 years, following Ofsted benchmark quality guidance for safe and effective care as well adding a sprinkle of our SSG magic. Every day includes:


  • A different theme underpinning the day
  • Inflatable fun like no other
  • Wacky Crafts Sessions
  • Sports Activities
  • Adventure & Challenges
  • Physical Activity Fun

Children work in groups of similar age groups and have their own specific group leader for the day. All staff have training to ensure great pastoral care on top of all the fun activities to provide some of the best value high quality of care available.

Football Academies

We offer one of the best opportunities to get children involved in our National ‘Great’ game. This three football academy is led by our fun and focused football academy coaches to help your football mad kids learn new or develop existing skills. Each day is different and utilises our amazing range of football academy equipment to deliver fun and inclusive sessions. Over the three days children will get involved in:


  • Match Play
  • Striking the ball
  • Dribbling skills
  • Passing accuracy
  • Goalkeeping knowledge
  • Much much more

So whether your child wants to be a super striker, passing master or a wonder winger we are the place to be. Groups work in age and ability groups to ensure they get the most from the academy and have the most fun. So get your boots on and come along.

Gymnastics Experience dayS

Our amazing weekend Gymnastic Academy team deliver these fantastic experience days for children who want to give gymnastics a try for the first time or for those who are already part of a club and just ant to day more. We provide an amazing environment, jam packed full of awesome gymnastics equipment fit for our young age groups. Staff have bags of experience and enthusiasm. During the gymnastics experience day children will take take part in fun games and activities to learn and develop their:


  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Shapes
  • Jumps
  • Movement
  • Free Play

They will work individual and also in pairs and small groups for maxising the learning and enjoyment. The different age groups will work to age and experience appropriate programmes so whether it learning the fundamental skills of gym or developing more advance aspects we have something for everyone.

School Holiday Activities FAQ

You can book online using the ‘book now’ button, or you can book over the phone on 01234 340782

Yes, we do accept childcare vouchers. Payments with vouchers must be processed over the phone on 01234 340782.

Yes, we do. Payments via the tax-free childcare scheme must be processed over the phone on 01234 340782.

Yes, although the age range for children who can attend is 5-12 years old, we split them into groups based on age. 

Our Active Childcare is for children aged 5-12 years. Some of our Experience Days accommodate children aged 8-14 years. Please view our latest timetable for more details.

Yes, you will need to provide a packed lunch and a refillable drinks bottle. We also suggest a morning and afternoon snack as the children will stop for a break. If your child is booked on via the free school meals scheme, we will provide a packed lunch for them.

Children should wear comfortable clothing and sensible, closed footwear. Appropriate outerwear should be provided depending on the weather e.g. waterproof coats, sun cream and sun hats, as many of our activities take place outside.