Easter activities SORTED!
Are you in Half-Term recovery mode? Now the kids are back at school (praise be), plan for an easier Easter with Barracudas Activity Day Camps – I reckon your ankle-biters will love it.
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Huzzah, the kids are back at school! So – how was the Half Term child-herding for you? Did you have it under control, or was it a daily gnashing of teeth and wailing of ‘OMG, what am I going to do with them today?’
Anyone who reads Muddy regularly will know I’m never particularly organised with my kids (um, understatement of the century) – but over half term I was particularly rubbish, and my kids mainly sifted around at home while I worked away on my computer with a side hustle of parental guilt.
That’s why I’m looking at Easter and thinking – it’s going to be different this time. I’ve decided to book my kids into a Barracudas camp. Heard of them? They’re the UK’s top multi-activity camps for kids from 4.5 to 14 years, and usefully they’re across many of the Muddy counties including Northants, Cambs, Herts & Beds, Bucks, Berks, Wilts, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Kent (see full list of venues) in some of the flashiest school locations with all the indoor/outdoor facilities the kids need to have super-charged fun.
There are loads of activity camps out there to choose from, but I’m liking these guys because they’re rated Outstanding by OFSTED more times than any other activity day camp provider – and have a 5 star Trust Pilot rating. They also have the best staff/child ratios out of their competitors (1: 8 for 4.5 – 6 year olds, 1:12 for 7-10 year olds and 1:14 for 11+ year olds). Plus all their instructors in activities like swimming, archery, fencing, inflatables, motorsports and the waterpark have to have specialist qualifications. That stuff is important for all kids of course, but I think if you’re sending smaller children to a camp you want to really feel confident about this side of things.
Also, if you’re like me and a working mum, they offer a proper full day from 8.30am to 5.30pm. I get so frustrated when I have to pick up mid way through my afternoon, because you’re not focusing on either your kids or work properly, but here you can also do early drop off and late pick up at 8am to 6pm – a flexi-time godsend. Here, take mine for the entire Easter. (JOKE! Um, alright, not a joke).
Worth mentioning, too, are the whopping 80 activities here – everything from foam fencing and mini games for littlies through to quidditch, go carts, drama and aquaslide for 7-10 years and ultimate frisbee, code cracker and pop lacrosse for 11-14 years. There’s choice in the timetabling which is helpful, and there’s also an option for kids to do a Skills Builder course (it replaces one standard session a day), so they can learn to swim, do science experiments, get into STEM activities or experience ‘Motor Mania’ – safety, signals and basic mechanics and a lot of fun on quad bikes and go-carts.
I have five, one week long courses to give away at any of the Barracudas camps, so a really useful option whether you’re stay-caying at home over the next hols, or visiting friends/ fam elsewhere in the UK.
Wanna win? You’re your kids will thank you for it! Enter here in seconds, harassed parents, then kick back and open a large chocolate egg to celebrate – you’ve just cracked Easter.
Find more info on Barracudas here.