Which Summer Camps Are Running This Year in London and the South East?

The thought of planning summer care can be daunting. When to book, where to book, and what’s still available? Here are 6 children’s summer camps that will be running this year around London and the South East, and everything you need to know about them.

And to really perfect your childcare this summer, Koru Kids has part-time nannies available to help with wraparound care to pair alongside summer camps. They can help with pick ups, making dinner and getting the kids to wind down at the end of the day while you finish work.


Sparks is a summer camp for creative kids who love movie making. Niche, we know. The week-long camps, from 9am-3pm, allow the kids to develop their talents, both in front of and behind the camera. They will work on stories, scripts, filming, acting and producing. At the end of the week the kids (sorry, filmmakers!) get to proudly share their creations with family in a special screening presentation. They even celebrate with a red carpet screening event later on in the summer.

This camp is perfect for kids aged 5+ (including teenagers) who love the arts and creating. It’s split into age groups: 5-7, 7-9, 9-11, 11-14 and 14-18 years. Their camps are run in several locations all over London, so you won’t have to worry about travelling far. Check out their locations here. Pricing is around £350 for the week and they’re running from the mid-end of July throughout August, depending on the location. They also offer a sibling discount and discounts for groups of friends booking together.

Camp Beaumont Summer Camps 

A classic for a reason. What child doesn’t love a Camp Beaumont adventure? With locations all over London, and such a vast range of activities – there’s something for every child – this one’s a winner. Activities include clay, sports and games, mindfulness and yoga and lots of water-based fun with aqua Olympics.

Their summer day camps are split into age groups from 3+ and are running from around mid-July throughout August, depending on location. Day prices are around £50 per day, or you can book a week (5 days) for around £250. 

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Wild Learning

Looking for something a little more…wild? Wild Learning holiday day camp will get your kids at one with nature. They’ll be outdoors, learning life skills and getting messy, and come home an intrepid explorer. Activities include den building, leaf-printing, minibeast hunts, assault courses, tool making, dam-making and so much more. We love how they don’t follow a structured timetable so no two days are the same. Instead, they follow the ethos of letting the kids do the activities they want to do – so your kids are guaranteed to have fun.

These woodland hideouts are in several locations across London and the South East. Prices are around £50 per day and they’re running from around mid-July. Use code SAVE10 for 10% off when you book 5 places or more

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Aerial Circus Summer Camp

For something a little different, head over to Peckham, Bankside or Wimbledon’s Flying Fantastic Aerial Circus Camps for one-of-a-kind activities. Kids will have the opportunity to try a range of jaw dropping activities that will get their heart racing. They’ll be upside down in no time, learning tricks and sequences on aerial hoops, silks, slings and bouncing on bungees. This one’s for little monkeys, aged 7-16, who like to try new and niche skills you can’t really do anywhere else!

The Aerial Circus Summer Camp is running from 22nd July and the last week is from 12th August. Pricing sits at £375 for the week; Bankside and Peckham runs from 10am-4pm, Wimbledon is 9:30am-3:30pm. 

Little House of Science

Are your little ones obsessed with experiments? Or do you simply want to inspire the scientist within them? Little House of Science is the answer. They’re running both online and in-person summer camps this year over 8 weeks, and they’re perfect for kids aged 4-12 (groups are split by age). The day camps are fully risk assessed, and are super hands on. You can find their 2024 summer programme here – full of black holes, stars, sea life and heavy metal! 

This awesome science day camp takes place in South Kensington in South West London (or online if you can’t make it there), and is running from 10th July-25th August. Each week has a different theme from planets, galaxies, black holes, and space travel to medical sciences and chemistry. Daily rates are £115, weekly rates are £499.

The Strings Club

The Strings Club is a great option for children aged 4-11 who love music. The camp offers lessons in guitar, violin, and ukulele, as well as a variety of other activities, such as singing, songwriting, and music theory. Prices start at £52.50 per day and they have locations across all corners of London.


Art-K offers creative summer holiday workshops for kids aged 6-16. With projects ranging from watercolour to clay and paper sculpture, it’s a safe bet for kids who love arts and crafts.  

They offer sessions which are full day (£68 per day, 5 hours long)  and half day (£30 per day, 2 hours per day). They have studios across London, Leeds, Brighton, Bristol and the South East— find your closest Art-K club here.


Bringing a Scandi ethos to Islington, Babbu’s summer camps have been designed with a strong focus on children’s personal, social and emotional well-being.

Aimed at kids aged 4-11, activities include outdoor yoga, camp building, making Montessori sound boxes, puppet making and junk modelling. All have been designed with mindfulness and Montessori methods in mind.

Weekly prices start at £250 per week and £60 per day. They’ve kindly sent us a code you can use (KORU10) for a 10% discount. 

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