Holiday playschemes

Holiday playschemes are planned activities for children during school holidays. The schemes offer a wide variety of activities, with an emphasis on activities and play.

Find holiday playschemes

Dates and times

Some of the schemes only run for a short period, for one or two weeks and only a few hours a day, but there are many that will be able to provide full time cover during the school holidays.


Some activities are located in schools and on their grounds. A few of the playschemes that are based at schools are only available to children that attend the specific schools. If this is the case then it will be indicated on the list.

Ofsted registration

Holiday playschemes have to be registered with Ofsted if the total care provided is for more than 2 hours in one day and more than 5 days a year.

Holiday playschemes do not have to be registered with Ofsted if they only provide care for children above the age of eight.

Further information

For information on activities in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, go to theĀ Visit Richmond website.

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Updated: 3 November 2017