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Looking for childcare in Lymington and the New Forest?

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

Updated October 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

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 for more information and to make a booking. See also

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

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 usually run holiday camps with sports, arts and STEM activities during the school holidays - see our Events Calendar for more information!

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

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

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