Posted by Samantha Hicks on 24 Feb 2024

February Half Term has come and gone and I’m so pleased that my daughter Amber got the chance to attend Camp Fantastic a  new addition to the Epsom and Ewell Families directory, Camp Fantastic offer bundles of activities to keep kids entertained during the holidays.!

There’s something to suit everyone on this holiday scheme and the children are offered tasters in creative subjects such as Musical Theatre, Art and Creative Writing – or STEM subjects like Science Experiments or Maths – not forgetting those active options like Fencing, Martial Arts, Yoga & Tennis

There’s a really good mix on offer and the camp leaders focus on each subject for 50 minutes alleviating any boredom and keeping things fresh for the kids.

Amber was initially a bit apprehensive about attending, she had lots of questions, but Aisha the camp leader was happy to answer my queries and replied swiftly so I was able to set her mind at rest. Aisha sent over an example timetable which showed that Amber would be trying out gymnastics, French, Musical Theatre, Science Experiments, Parachute games, Art, Origami & First Aid – a busy day indeed! The children are given two play breaks and also have an hours lunch break when they can eat their packed lunch.

Amber wasn’t too keen on the idea of gymnastics (I have no idea why as she attends cheerleading classes and is always jumping about at home, but since when do kids make any sense?!) After seeing the timetable I was able to reassure her it was only a very small part of the day.

When we arrived at the camp at Vale Primary school in Langley vale (2 min drive from Epsom downs) the activity leaders were all standing outside with big smiles under a big colourful balloon arch waiting to greet the children. We already knew that Amber was in the orange group with Paige so we introduced ourselves and off she went!

Collection time was 4pm and the children were sent out once their parent/carer had been identified – the class leaders communicated over walkie talkie to coordinate which I thought was a really good initiative.

Amber came out with a smile on her face laden down with certificates, balloons and artwork, we thanked the class leader, jumped in the car and I asked how it all went?

‘5 stars!’ was the response, quickly followed by ‘What’s for dinner? I’m starving’……..and guess what the highlight of the day was? Gymnastics.

Camp Fantastic will be back for the the upcoming Easter holidays, you can find out more information by visiting the website

Find them on Facebook and Instagram too.

Sam x

Samantha Hicks
Samantha Hicks is an Epsom based writer and mum of two who has contributed to a number of online publications and also managed several social media pages for local information Facebook pages. She can be found at various soft plays and toddler groups in the area and is constantly on the lookout for new activities to keep her small people entertained!

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