The Ark Out of School Clubs

Here at The Ark our aim is to offer a warm, welcoming and relaxed place where your children will feel safe and happy to attend outside school. Our team of friendly, fun-loving staff are here to supervise, assist and entertain. We run a Breakfast Club, After-school Club and Holiday Club.

We have a fabulous outdoor space with plenty of room for energetic play or quieter activities. Children may also enjoy our cosy chill-out areas for winding down or completing any homework during term-time. They are free to choose any of the activities on offer, such as

  • Arts and crafts including loombands, hammerbeads, painting, colouring
  • Using sports equipment (indoors and out)
  • Board games
  • Cards
  • Games console
  • Shield-making
  • Den-building
  • Books
  • Films

Breakfast club

The Breakfast Club runs from 8.00am – 8.45am, Monday – Friday, during term-time, before the start of the school day. The price includes a light breakfast of e.g. cereal, toast and a drink, served by 8.20am.

After School club

After-school Club runs from 3.15pm – 6.00pm, Monday – Friday, during term-time, but this can be split into shorter sessions if desired. A high tea is available at 4.30pm for a small additional charge.

Holiday Club

Holiday Club runs from 8.00am – 6.00pm, Monday – Friday, during school holidays. However The Ark is closed during the last week in August (usually the week commencing with the August Bank Holiday) and the week between Christmas and New Year. Full or half-day sessions may be booked. The price includes a light breakfast of e.g. cereal, toast and a drink, served by 8.20am. For additional fees a hot lunch is available at noon, in the morning session, as well as a high tea at 4.30pm.

In addition to the above activities, regular trips are organised during Holiday Club, for which an extra charge is made to cover costs. Other themed activities may also take place during Holiday Club e.g. for Halloween or Christmas.