Get cheap childcare this summer with Sainsbury’s Active Kids Holiday Clubs. At just £7.50 a day per child, lunch is also included!
Annual leave at work goes quick! Some companies only offer the minimum of 20 days, plus bank holidays, which clearly doesn’t stretch for all the school holidays the kids get off a year!
Even if there are two of you looking after the kids, it’s still a struggle to sort out arrangements. So paying for childcare or putting your kids in a holidays club is, sometimes, the only choice.
However, it can be expensive!
One of our local childcare providers charges £30 for a day looking after our kids, which works out around £900 for the whole of the summer holidays!
Collectively, families will pay close to £9.9 billion on childcare over the summer. *crying face* And, due to no other choice, it’s a price you’ve gotta pay!
But, not any more!
Check to see if you’re eligible for tax free childcare that can save you up to £2,000 per year.
Sainsbury’s Active Kids Holiday Clubs
Kids aged between 5 and 15 can attend Sainsbury’s Holiday Clubs across the country for just £7.50 a day (the price also includes a nutritious lunch and healthy snacks)!
The clubs run from 9 am to 4 pm (with registration from 8:45), Monday to Friday and will take place in 70 locations (see below for a list).
You’re able to book in places for up to 5 children for as many days as you want.
If you’ve been saving up your Nectar points, you can pay for your child’s place with your loyalty card points! You need to use 1,500 Nectar points (or a combination of Nectar points and money) to pay for the holiday club.
You cannot use childcare vouchers or tax-free vouchers towards the payment.
The cheap holiday clubs are running from 22 July 2019 until 30 August 2019, but some locations may have slightly different dates.
Spaces are subject to availability and will no doubt get booked up fast because they are so cheap, so you should look to book sooner, rather than later.
All bookings must be made via the Active Kids website, and you cannot make a booking in a Sainsbury’s store.
What do the kids do?
Hopefully, your kids will get worn out :)
They get involved in a structured (and fully supervised) full-day programme, which is action-packed with activities they may not have tried before.
Kids can try out gymnastics, tennis, quick cricket, dodgeball, football alongside active play, dance, and parasport.
They can also give circus skills a go, and enjoy arts and crafts.
Kids are grouped in ages, so they’ll not be pushed too far for their abilities.
The activities will help build your kid’s social skills, self-esteem, coordination and physical wellbeing.
A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said: “We know from speaking to parents that the summer holidays can be a difficult time to keep children entertained, so with our new Active Kids holiday clubs we hope to provide them with much needed support during the long school break.
“Taking part in a club this summer may be the first step in a lifelong passion for a new activity and perhaps even create a future sporting superstar.”
No more Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers
Sainsbury’s Active Kids used to be a voucher scheme run by the supermarket (remember those coupons they used to give out?)
The idea was you spent £10 in store, got a voucher and handed it to your school who swapped them for sport and cooking equipment.
Running for 13 years, and having donated £186m of equipment, the Active Kids voucher scheme came to an end in 2018 and was replaced with the Sainsbury’s Active Kids Holiday Clubs.
So now the school won’t get free equipment, but families will see the savings in their own pockets.
Sainsbury’s Active Kids venues
Here are the 70 schools who are hosting the holiday clubs in 2019.
Your child does not need to attend the school itself to take part in the cheap holiday club.
Each venue updates to show if they are fully booked, and break down the availability by day.
|Harborne Academy||Edgbaston, B15 3JL||View Venue|
|The Ridgeway Primary School||Berkshire, RG2 8JD||View Venue|
|Erdington Academy||Birmingham, B24 8RE||View Venue|
|Sharples School||Bolton, BL1 8SN||View Venue|
|Jewell Academy Bournemouth||Bournemouth, BH8 0LH||View Venue|
|Juniper Hill School||Buckinghamshire, HP10 9LA||View Venue|
|Ridgefield Primary School||Cambridgeshire, CB1 3RJ||View Venue|
|Ely College||Cambridgeshire, CB6 2SH||View Venue|
|Werrington Primary School||Cambridgeshire, PE4 6QG||View Venue|
|Jeavons Wood Primary School||Cambridgeshire, CB23 6DZ||View Venue|
|Woolston Community Primary School||Cheshire, WA1 4NW||View Venue|
|Portway Junior School||Derbyshire, DE22 2GL||View Venue|
|Orchard Community Primary School||Derbyshire, DE74 2QU||View Venue|
|Whipton Barton Junior School||Devon, EX1 3JP||View Venue|
|Widewell Primary School||Devon, PL6 7ER||View Venue|
|Boringdon Primary School||Devon, PL7 4HJ||View Venue|
|Warberry Church of England Academy||Devon, TQ1 1SB||View Venue|
|Carden Primary School||East Sussex, BN1 8LU||View Venue|
|Christ Church CofE Primary School||East Sussex, TN37 6JJ||View Venue|
|Springfield Primary School||Essex, CM1 6XW||View Venue|
|Long Ridings Primary School||Essex, CM13 1DU||View Venue|
|Manor Junior School||Essex, IG11 9AG||View Venue|
|Roding Primary School||Essex, IG8 8NP||View Venue|
|Herringham Primary School||Essex, RM16 4JX||View Venue|
|Hamstel Infant School and Nursery||Essex, SS2 4PQ||View Venue|
|Langstone Junior School||Hampshire, PO3 6EZ||View Venue|
|Hatch Warren Infant School||Hampshire, RG22 4PQ||View Venue|
|Fairlands Primary School and Nursery||Hertfordshire, SG1 3JA||View Venue|
|Hatfield Leisure Centre||HERTS, AL10 8TJ||View Venue|
|Goffs- Churchgate Academy||Herts, EN8 9LY||View Venue|
|Bishop Challoner School||Kent, BR2 0BS||View Venue|
|Harris Primary Academy Orpington||Kent, BR5 4LZ||View Venue|
|Norbreck Primary Academy||Lancashire, FY5 1PD||View Venue|
|Westleigh High School – A College of Technology||Lancashire, WN7 5NL||View Venue|
|Falcons Primary School||Leicester, LE5 0TA||View Venue|
|Welland Park Academy||Leicestershire, LE16 9DR||View Venue|
|Hallsville Primary School||London, E16 1LN||View Venue|
|Scott Wilkie Primary School||London, E16 3HD||View Venue|
|The Bobby Moore Academy||London, E20 2AA||View Venue|
|Sandringham Primary School||London, E7 8ED||View Venue|
|St John’s Angell Town CofE Primary School||London, SW9 7HH||View Venue|
|The Acklam Green Centre||Middlesborough, TS5 4JS||View Venue|
|Oak Hill Academy||Middlesex, TW13 4QP||View Venue|
|The Thetford Academy||Norfolk, IP24 1LH||View Venue|
|Cliff Park Ormiston Academy||Norfolk, NR31 6TA||View Venue|
|St Michael’s VA Junior School||Norfolk, NR5 9LA||View Venue|
|Barlby High School||North Yorkshire, YO8 5JP||View Venue|
|Malcolm Arnold Academy||Northampton, NN2 6JW||View Venue|
|Higham Ferrers Junior School||Northamptonshire, NN10 8ED||View Venue|
|Ashby Fields Primary School||Northamptonshire, NN11 0YP||View Venue|
|Brambleside Primary School||Northamptonshire, NN16 9JG||View Venue|
|Morven Park Primary and Nursery School||Nottinghamshire, NG17 7BT||View Venue|
|Fernwood School||Nottinghamshire, NG8 2FT||View Venue|
|King’s Meadow Primary School||Oxfordshire, OX26 2LU||View Venue|
|Sheffield Park Academy||Sheffield, S2 1SN||View Venue|
|Sprowston Community Academy||Sprowston, NR7 8NE||View Venue|
|Ryecroft C.E. Middle School||Staffordshire, ST14 5NW||View Venue|
|Trentham Academy||Stoke On Trent, ST4 8PQ||View Venue|
|The Raleigh School||Surrey, KT24 6LX||View Venue|
|Plains Farm Primary School||Tyne and Wear, SR3 1SU||View Venue|
|St Cyres School||Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2XP||View Venue|
|Bilton School||Warwickshire, CV22 7JT||View Venue|
|Racemeadow Primary School||Warwickshire, CV9 1LT||View Venue|
|Kings Heath Primary School||West Midlands, B14 7AJ||View Venue|
|Finham Park School||West Midlands, CV3 6EA||View Venue|
|Joseph Turner Primary School||West Midlands, DY4 0RN||View Venue|
|Ryders Hayes School||West Midlands, WS3 4HX||View Venue|
|North Lancing Primary School||West Sussex, BN15 0PT||View Venue|
|Bersted Green Primary School, Bognor Regis||West Sussex, PO22 9HT||View Venue|
|Seymour Primary School||West Sussex, RH11 9ES||View Venue|
List correct as at 1 July 2019.