Summer Activity Weeks

We are delighted to share details and open bookings for our much anticipated Summer Activity Weeks in 2024!

These are open to all children who are due to start Reception in September 2024 up to those due to start Year 10 in September 2024.

It is a fun-filled week of activities, ranging from swimming, Forest School and canoeing, to onsite activities such as Catch the Flag, baking and Quick Cricket. No coaching – just fun! Children can elect not to take part in certain activities they are not sure about. However, the more general activities do require everyone to join in.

To book for your child/children’s place, please follow the Trybooking link on this page.

Costs for 2024

Week (9am – 3pm)£150.00
Week (8am – 5pm)£215.00
Day rate 9am – 3pm (min 3 days)£30.00
Day rate 8am – 5pm (min 3 days)£43.00


  • It is credit to our staff and your children that our Activity Weeks are proving to be so successful, owing to this, demand for places has increased. Therefore, we have made the decision that all bookings must now be done solely through our online booking platform, Trybooking. Therefore once the deadline has passed, I am afraid, there will not be an opportunity to add your child’s/children’s name to the list.
  • Dates for our 2024 Summer Activity Weeks are as follows: 29th July-2nd August and 19th August-23rd August
  • Bookings will open at the end of February and will not close until June, unless demand determines otherwise. Please keep an eye out on our social media and our website to ensure you secure your places. 
  • Please ensure when you book you complete the CONSENT FORM (a link is located on this webpage) as this too will not be available once bookings have closed. It is extremely important we receive this information.

Paying by childcare vouchers

If you are planning to pay via childcare vouchers, please use the code ‘BCSCC’ at the checkout. You will then receive a confirmation email about how to pay via this method. Further details are listed below regarding accepted childcare voucher providers.

Please note your booking will not be confirmed until payment is made. 

We accept the following childcare voucher providers:

  • Edenred
  • Computershare voucher
  • Fideliti Vouchers
  • Kiddi Vouchers
  • Care-4 Vouchers
  • Sodexo
  • Busy Bees
  • Chamber Childcare
  • Tax Free Childcare – Government Gateway

How to pay using your childcare vouchers?

Edenred – When making payment for Edenred you require our account number, which is P20910987

Tax free Childcare – Search the TFC online portal for Barnard Castle School, and our regulator reference is 114336 and postcode is DL12 8UN

For all the other childcare providers, simply search the childcare providers online portal for ‘Barnard Castle School’, select this option and then proceed with your payment.

While on this webpage, you may also like to view media content from previous Summer Activity Weeks within the wider Useful Resources area.

For further information or if you have any queries about our Summer Activity Weeks, please contact Barnard Castle School’s Events Manager, Mrs Judith Pepper, using the details provided below.

We very much look forward to seeing your child/children at our next Activity Weeks.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum of three days for each booking. If you are booking for more than one child to attend, you will be asked during the booking process to provide information for all children.
  • We do accept childcare vouchers. See earlier for how to pay via this method of payment.
  • We do not offer refunds.
  • It is important to specify which days you require your child to attend if they are not attending the full week.
  • The week is based around group activities and the week is staffed accordingly, it is imperative that your child is able to manage being part of a wider group and can follow basic instruction, for their safety and the safety of the rest of the group. Unfortunately, we cannot cater for one-on-one supervision, although group supervision is very thorough.
  • Please read the Parent and Carer Guide in the Important Documents area of this webpage, which will provide you with all the information you require for the week.
  • Please complete the Consent Form prior to your child/children attending the Activity Week(s).