Looking for childcare in Lymington and the New Forest?

School holidays are great - except when you have to work!

Updated May 2019

girl and boy at childcareFinding things for the children to do whilst you are working can be a real chore. In a bid to try and make things slightly easier for you, here is a summary of holiday children that is usually on offer in and around Lymington.

Start planning your school holidays now - you will generally find that activity days get booked up well in advance.

Do get in touch with us if you know of any other holiday childcare clubs that could help local parents juggle school holidays. 


Full day childcare

Freedom Childcare can help with overnight childcare, inset days, short-term, long-term, back-up, training days, shift patterns, respite care, weekends, evenings, school holidays, before and after school, nanny recruitment, supply care for preschools and nurseries and any other childcare requirements you may have.

Stay and Play at Lymington Junior School are open during the school holidays. Please contact Danielle on 07867 534398 or Karen on 07885 821234 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to make a booking. See also www.stayandplayholidayclublymington.co.uk.

Milford School Holiday Club is open school holidays, from 8.30am to 3pm. Whole days or afternoons possible. Contact 01590 644684 for further information about the club. See also http://www.milfordpreschoolplus.co.uk/out-of-school-care/

Activity days for children

Snowman chalk drawingNew Forest Activities hold Holiday Adventure Days for children aged 8-14 years. The day includes learning bushcraft skills such as foraging and shelter building, plus archery and the ropes course. Get in touch with the New Forest Activities team for more information.

Ballard School will be running a Holiday Netball Camp and a Holiday Basketball Camp - all children welcome, not just Ballard families!

Durlston Court Prep School in New Milton will be running Holiday Activity Days - all children welcome, not just Durlston families!

Lymington Tennis Club are running holiday tennis days and half days during the holidays. Book online (Lymington Tennis Club members get 10% discount) 

Calshot Activities Centre have a range of Activity Days for most school holidays - choose from skiing, snowboarding, track cycling, canoeing, archery, climbing, skiing and windsurfing - and much more! 

The Tile Barn Centre in Brockenhurst have action adventure days during most school holidays.

Hengistbury Outdoor Centre have a range of multi-activity days and watersports courses available during most school holidays.

Avon Tyrrell have fun days and half-days for children aged 5+ during most school holidays. 


If you are running school holiday childcare and/or activity days that could help parents juggle work and holidays, and would like to be featured in this article, please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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