Holiday camps

Five hours of Fab Science fun for your young scientists

5 HOURS OF INVESTIGATING, EXPERIMENTING AND SCIENCE FUN IN THE HOLIDAYS


Each school holiday we bring a different theme to our venues in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertford, St Albans, Saffron Walden and Cambridge. We’ve had the best of biology, the coolest chemistry and the most fantastic physics.

We’re all done for 2021 camps…watch this space for February half term!

Fab Science camps were voted ‘Best Holiday Club’ in our region in the 2019 Hoop Awards. Come along and find out why!



“My 8 year old daughter had a truly wonderful day at the Fab Science Easter workshop . There has been non stop chatter since I picked her up about all the practical experiments and detailing what she has learned and the new friends she made – not to mention how lovely Emma and her team are. Thank you Fab Science!”

ANY QUESTIONS?


  • WHAT IS INCLUDED?
  • HOW MUCH DO THE CAMPS COST?
  • WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
  • WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE CAMPS?
  • MY CHILD HAS SEN, WILL THEY BE SUPPORTED AT THE CAMP?
  • ARE THE ACTIVITIES SAFE?
  • WHAT TIMES DO THE CAMPS RUN?
  • WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE IT?
  • COVID-19 – STAYING SAFE
WHAT IS INCLUDED?

We provide all of the experiments, equipment and safety goggles. Your mini-scientist may bring home some of their creations, as well as ideas on ‘kitchen science’ to do at home.

HOW MUCH DO THE CAMPS COST?

Each camp is £32 for the day. We offer a sibling discount: each additional child booked is charged at £28. All children need to be booked at the same time for the discount to applied automatically, if you need to add another child later, please get in touch and we can add the discount for you.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

A packed lunch, snacks and a water bottle, please make sure this is in a named bag and do not include any foods containing nuts.

Please remember that science can get messy so please wear clothes that you don’t mind being ‘experimented’ in! We often do experiments outside and always try to get outside at break times, so don’t forget coats/hats/sun cream…whatever you think the British weather might throw at us!

We can’t take responsibility for any items that are brought to camps so please leave electronics and precious teddies at home.

WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE CAMPS?

Watch this space for our next camp dates.

MY CHILD HAS SEN, WILL THEY BE SUPPORTED AT THE CAMP?

Absolutely! All of our leaders have experience working with kids with a range of additional needs. It is really important that you let us know when booking though so that we can tailor the activities to your child. Please note that while we have high staff ratios and the children work in small groups, we cannot provide dedicated one-to-one support. If you have any questions about how we can work with your young scientist, please do get in touch.

ARE THE ACTIVITIES SAFE?

All of our experiments are specifically chosen to be kid-safe. We use child-friendly materials and have safety goggles for volcanic ‘eruptions’ etc. While we do not use anything toxic, we do make sure that children know that they mustn’t eat anything in the ‘lab’. Our leaders are DBS checked and we have insurance for £5million (never used!). We always have first aid trained staff at camps.

We are taking lots of extra measures to keep us all safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, see the Covid-19 section for information on this.

WHAT TIMES DO THE CAMPS RUN?

All camps run 10am to 3pm. We have a break in the morning and for lunch. We usually invite parents/carers to come back ten minutes early at the end of the camp for an informal show and tell session. Unfortunately this isn’t possible due to Covid but we will try to do show a couple of things outdoors instead!

WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE IT?

Unfortunately we can’t offer refunds for cancellations but you can switch the place to another child if you have a friend who would like to come. We just ask that we have a new online booking completed for the new attendee before the event (and obviously they are in the right age range!). Please get in touch as soon as possible to arrange this.

Covid-19 update: if your child has to self-isolate due to Covid-19, we can carry over their booking to any camp in 2022 or put the credit towards a Fab Science birthday party.

COVID-19 – STAYING SAFE

Covid-19 cancellation guarantee: if we have to cancel any camps due to changes in restrictions, you can choose a full refund or credit against any camp in 2022.

We have made the following changes to our usual camp set up to keep everyone as safe as possible:

  • Children MUST NOT attend if they show any symptoms of Covid-19 or are required to self-isolate for any reason. Temperature checks will be done at registration.
  • Staff training on infection control.
  • Contact tracing procedures in place.
  • All staff undertake regular lateral flow testing.
  • Parents/carers will not be allowed into the building to minimise indoor contact, drop off/pick up will be done at the door with registration carried out digitally wherever possible. We will not be able to do our usual ‘show and tell’ sessions for now but will bring them back soon.
  • All equipment is thoroughly cleaned or quarantined between camps.
  • All tables and touch points are cleaned several times during the day.
  • Children and adults will wash hands at the beginning and end of activities and hand sanitiser will be provided for use during the day.
  • Group sizes will be kept smaller than usual and mixing between bubbles will be avoided wherever possible.
  • We are planning to as many activities outdoors as possible.
  • We will not be providing biscuits for snack time, please bring your own.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

Please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help

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