If you’re a regular follower you’ll know that we are proud supporters of the House of Fun holiday activity camp that runs at St Ebbs Primary School in Oxford. This isn’t just any ordinary holiday camp.
House Of Fun is ran by a group of teachers, forest school leaders and even an FA qualified football coach. They all pour their hearts and souls as well as their natural talents into making this camp amazing. The variety of activities the kids can chose from every day is brilliant. From sports to cookery lessons, art classes and more, it really has something to suit everyone.
Lois absolutely loves going here as she gets to do lots of baking and cooking. In fact on one occasion she ended up doing 3 cookery sessions out of the 4 sessions in one day! I can’t complain as she came home with lots of yummy goodies. (You can read about our previous visits here: http://mumof2point5.com/blog/house-of-fun-summer-2019/ )
Cody of course is very sporty so he likes to be active. His favourite new sport on a recent visit was bench-ball which he absolutely loved! I remember playing this at school myself and always really enjoyed it.
This October half term House Of Fun are launching a new sustainability initiative ‘Halloween Tricks And Sustainability Treats’. This has been developed alongside the children’s publication ‘Oneworld Discovery Club’ to help children become more aware of global issues. The initiative will involve zero-waste cookery classes (banana peel pie anyone?!) with lots of tasty treats for the children to bring home. Jacqs who runs the cookery sessions is an ex-professional chef who became a teacher. She is a fountain of knowledge in the kitchen and well loved by all the kids.
All the usual House Of fun activities will take place as well as some Halloween focussed arts and crafts, scary face painting and vampire vs werewolves team games. There’s even going to be a fancy dress party!
House of Fun caters for children aged 5-12 years old from 8:30am-6pm. The school site has a dedicated kitchen area for the cookery sessions, an art room and loads of outdoor space with an adventure playground. There’s a vast number of activities to chose from so your child will never get bored and you can be safe in the knowledge that they are in good hands. The staff are passionate about what they do and there’s a real emphasis on building kids confidence and self-esteem as well as making sure they have fun.
The October Half Term course will be running Tuesday 29th-Thursday 31st October. A full day costs £39 per child, half day is £22 per child. For more information of to book your child’s place visit their website here: https://www.house-of-fun.org/
Disclaimer: Lois and Cody are receiving a free day at House of Fun in October half term in return for us helping spread the word about their course.