Holiday Club at Mad House Out-Of-School Club Wrexham


Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 6.00pm / Friday 8.00am to 5.30pm


Holiday Club is open to all children in Wrexham and the surrounding areas.

Children are given breakfast at 10.00am, lunchtime is between 12.00 and 1.00 and children are asked to bring a packed lunch with them for this (it is advisable for you to provide ice packs or cool bags). A snack is given at 3.30 and drinks are available all day. Planned activities usually take place during the hours of 10.30 am - 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm – 3.30 pm, although routines are kept flexible to suit the needs of the children. During holiday club all children under the age of 8 are allocated a member of staff who will be their key worker. The role of the key worker is to ensure the child's well being whilst at the club, and to share information with parents.


 

Activities


The club provides a wide range of activities for children, including: art and crafts, sport, drama, dance, educational games and general play. A wide selection of toys, games and books are also available, as is TV, games console, karaoke and a pool table. Children can choose freely how they wish to spend their time at the club.


During the Holiday Club, we also look to arrange for a range of additional exciting activities.


Summer Activity Plan


Week 1 - 20 to 24 July


Monday - Collage Display
Tuesday - Chocolate Bowls
Wednesday - Trip to Chester Zoo
Thursday - Hama Beads
Friday - Salt Dough Models


Week 2 - 27 to 31 July


Monday - Jewellery Making
Tuesday - Decorating Biscuits and cakes
Wednesday - Fridge Magnets
Thursday - Cress pots
Friday - Picnic


Week 3 - 03 to 07 August


Monday - Treasure Hunt
Tuesday - Dance Workshop
Wednesday - Junk Modelling
Thursday - Messy Play Day
Friday - Trip to blue planet Aquarium


Week 4 - 10 to 14 August - CLUB CLOSED


Week 5 - 17 to 21 August


Monday - HoolaNation
Tuesday - Trip to Crocky Trail
Wednesday - Picture Frames
Thursday - Making Pizza
Friday - Mini Sports Day


Week 6 - 24 to 28 August


Monday - Bird feeders
Tuesday - Archery
Wednesday - Making Playdough
Thursday - Rice Krispie Cakes
Friday - Quiz/bingo


*some activities may change due to weather or availability of providers, please check with club.


Personal Belongings


Please ensure that all clothing, shoes and items brought into club are clearly labelled with your child’s name. As we use a shared building and have limited cloakroom space, things do tend to get mixed up and we do advise that you check your child has all of their belongings when collecting them. Please do not let your child bring expensive personal items into the club such as mobile phones, game consoles, etc. We will not allow these devices to be used during club and we won’t take any responsibility if these items are damaged or lost.


Other items


A packed lunch will be needed for children attending holiday club, we advise parents to also add an ice pack in their lunchbox as we do not have enough space in our fridge to store all lunchboxes safely.

During hot weather, we ask parents to provide a hat and sun cream for their child. This enables us to safely spend time outside during the summer months.


Security


Entrance/exit door of the club must be kept securely locked at all times for the safety and security of children. When collecting your child, please do not allow them to leave the club unaccompanied.

We do not keep or allow animals on the premises and we ask that any dogs brought to club are securely tied up outside the gate. Please understand that we care for children with various allergies and pets can be a trigger for conditions such as Asthma and Eczema


Facilities Available

Within the Youth Centre, we have very good facilities available to us. We have the use of two large halls, the smaller of which is used for eating, craft, games and general play. The separate larger hall is used for ball games and more active play. A quiet area is also available for children to watch TV or read. We have separate toilet and hand washing facilities for girls and boys, and a disabled toilet. When possible, the children are taken outside to play at the back of the Club, this area is surrounded by fencing and completely secure. We have a paved area and a large field area available for the children to play. We have an allotment and pond area which is kept inaccessible to the children at all times, children can only visit these areas in heavily supervised, small groups. The building has full access for wheelchair users. During Holiday Club, children are also escorted to the park at the bottom of the drive, although this is dependent on the amount of children in attendance and the safety of the park on that day.