Schools out! -The big summer round-up

Hey folks, it’s that time of the year, schools are starting to wind down and it’s warm and sunny outside. You can start to hear the jangle of the ice cream van more each day.

It’s the summer holidays!

Now those lines can bring us both joy and stress in equal measure (usually depending on the number of children you’re looking after!) – but don’t worry. Our What’s On? calendar is here to help. We’ve packed it with things to do in and around Oakley Vale over the summer. More on these below. If you are running an event then please to share the information with us so we can add it to the calendar. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages too.

Holiday Clubs

A lot of parents with little ones might still have to work over the holidays, which makes finding care quite a chore! There are a couple of great summer camps in the area this year that could be perfect for keeping the kids happy, safe and entertained!

Corby Sport Dimensions Summer Activities – This Ofsted registered camp is running throughout the school holidays at Corby Business Academy & Kingswood Secondary Academy for children in school Year 1 – Year 8. There are over 25 activities on offer, with a variety to choose from each session from archery, gymnastics and cooking to football, hockey, arts and crafts, fashion design and DJ workshops.

So whether your young ones enjoy sport, art, music, dancing, baking or just want the opportunity to try new things, every day provides the opportunity to create your own tailor made activity programme, meet new friends and make memories that will be cherished. Running weekdays from Monday 24th July until Friday 25th August. For bookings and enquiries contact 07454305321 or email on

Corby Splat Holiday Club – A fun-filled children’s Holiday Activity Club for 6 – 14 year olds at Lodge Park Sports Centre. With activities including; arts & crafts, table tennis, air hockey, den building, clay modelling, mini karts, new age curling, football, and badminton – there’s tonnes to do! Running from Monday 24th July – September 1st (except bank holidays). To book a space call Lodge Park Sports Centre: 01536 400033.

Other Activities

Maybe you’ve already got the childcare sorted for the summer holidays, and you’re looking for some things to do to get the kids out of the house? Well, we’ve got you covered there too!

  • Children’s Fun Club – Corby Rugby Club is playing host to the Children’s Fun Club from Thursday 27th – 30th with a lot of things to do including a number of inflatable slides and activity zones, various children’s rides, funhouses and much more! There is free car parking and entry, and it’s £6.99 per wristband for unlimited rides.
  • Corby Collective presents a Night of Music – Hosted at Coronation Park Pavilion, this is one for all the family. After a wonderful first event at the Rooftop Art Centre the Corby Collective are set to present their next event at the Coronation Park Pavilion. A free event – so bring a picnic, refreshments and your lovely selves. A relaxing laid back / country vibe from accomplished Corby musicians and singers.
  • Corby Gymnastics Funday – Corby Gymnastics are hosting their Funday at the Corby Gymnastics Academy in July. There will be a Fire Engine, Police, bouncy castle, BBQ, face painting and lots more! Follow the Facebook event page.
  • Breakfast with Mickey! – This could be one to get the young ones very excited. Enjoy a full breakfast buffet (full english and continental) at the Holiday Inn in Corby with a surprise visit from Mickey Mouse! Tickets are £7.50 per person and an adult gets in free with every two children’s places booked! See more.
  • Corby Smash Summer BBQ – Come and join Corby Smash for a summer table tennis BBQ and party! The action starts at 1pm and finishes at 4pm. Tickets cost £10 in advance or £15 on the door. Food, music, drinks (no alcohol allowed) and as much table tennis as you can handle and maybe a chance to challenge the staff and coaches to a match or two as well!


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