Holiday Club

Important information regarding booking Hippos Holiday Club


Parents of children from other schools need to ring our school office on 01404 548700 before the 26th July when we break up for the summer holidays so we can set up online payments for you.

Parents of children attending Honiton Primary School can book sessions on the Online Gateway.


All parents must complete the registration form at the bottom of this page.


After the 26th July it will still be possible to book places depending on availability:

Parents at Honiton Primary and of children at other schools who have already registered and have an Online Gateway account will be able to book online up to the day before the session they want.

Parents of any other children will be able to ring the Holiday Club mobile number which will be made available soon.


Please do not ring the school number during the holidays as it will not be checked.

About Hippos Holiday Club


Our new Hippos Holiday Club is starting this summer holidays. The club offers a variety of fun sports, crafts and games to keep your children happy and safe over the holidays.


Days are carefully structured to ensure a mix of different activities to keep children engaged. There will often be a choice of 2 activities on at the same time for the children to choose between. Children also get to vote for the activity they would all like to do that day. There are many activities which can be provided and the schedule will change each day. Here is an example of what a typical day might look like:


  • 8am        Registration 
  • 8.30am   Introductions and Team Games/Parachute
  • 9.15am   Dodgeball Competition 
  • 10am      Break
  • 10.15am Paper Creations
  • 11am      Street Surfing & Wheel Time
  • 11.45am Lunch and Quiz
  • 12.30pm Problem Solving Games
  • 1.15pm   Capture the Flag
  • 2pm        Lego building/Painting
  • 2.45pm   Break
  • 3pm        Archery
  • 3.45pm   Curling
  • 4.30        Home


Other activities on offer include Fencing, Tchoukball, Plaster Modelling, Water Pistols, Paper Plane Competitions, Junk Modelling, Den Building, Football and much more.


The club is open to children from other schools as well as Honiton Primary. Children must be aged between 5 and 11. There are different rules and regulations regarding under 5s, so regrettably we cannot yet offer places to children below the age of 5.


Summer Holiday Club 2018


Location: Honiton Primary School

Who: Age 5-11 years

Times: 8.00am - 4.30 pm Cost: £15 per day

Times: 8.00am - 12.00 pm Cost: £8 morning only

Dates: Every Tuesday , Wednesday, and  Thursday from 31 July  to 30 August

Clothing: Sports clothes and trainers recommended

Lunch: Bring a packed lunch and snacks, plus extra bottle of water


Holiday Club Staff

Mr Watson is our Holiday Club Manager. He has many years experience running holiday clubs and he also works as the PE coach at Honiton Primary School. 

He is assisted by  a fantastic team of play workers who work on a rota to ensure we always have safe and experienced staffing levels.

  • Miss Ward works at Honiton Primary School as our French teacher and has over 20 years of teaching experience and some fantastic ideas for arts and crafts.
  • Miss Still works in a local school, she has many years experience coaching children and adults in various sports, and has previously assisted Mr Watson running holiday clubs.
  • Miss King works in a local school as well as studying to become a teacher. She has also previously assisted Mr Watson in running holiday clubs.
  • Miss Ferry is training to become a teacher and is currently helping Mr Watson run our after school clubs at Honiton Primary.

All our staff have enhanced DBS checks and Level 2 Child Protection Training. Mr Watson has Level 3 Child Protection Training and is our Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead for Hippos Holiday Club. We always make sure that at least one member of the Holiday Club Staff on duty has a First Aid Certificate.

How to book and pay


  • All children must be registered using the form below, and payments must be made through the online Gateway.
  • Parents of children already at Honiton Primary School are now able to book and pay using the online Gateway.
  • Parents of children at other schools in the area will need to contact the Honiton Primary School office on 01404 548700 or email so that an online payment can be set up for them. You will need to let us know your child's name and DOB, parent name, mobile number and email address.
  • Any parents who wish to pay with childcare vouchers must ring the school office before the 20th July. After that date we will only be able to accept online payments.
  • Places are limited so we do encourage parents to book in advance and as soon as possible. Ad-hoc sessions will be available during the holidays if there are any places left. Details on how to book these will follow at a later date.

Holiday Club Registration Form

Holiday Club Procedures for Missing Child, Late Collection and Safeguarding