Did you know that family breaks at Potters come with a variety of kids' clubs with activities that cater from babies up to teenagers and, with #SummerOfFun now underway, here's your guide...
The clubs provide the perfect opportunity for children to make friends and try something new, with tailored age-appropriate activities. We caught up with Daytime Entertainments Manager Claire Randall to find out more about some of the fun crafts and activities on offer in each club…
Bouncing Boos (Ages 0-2)
- Sensory Boos – this touch session has a range of textures for little ones to feel, like foil blankets and soft spiky balls.
- Messy Boos – get messy with paint as little ones use their hands to make handprint pictures.
- Shake, rattle and roll – it’s time to make some noise as we get the musical instruments out.
- Building Boos – see how high your little one can stack bricks and blocks, and have fun building together.
- Adventure Boos – let the littles ones explore tents and tunnels.
- Once Upon a Time – get the books out for story time.
Claire says: "Sessions are only 30 minutes long as babies and toddlers tend to have a shorter attention span. As well as the activities, there is always soft play, a ball pit, sensory bubbles, and baby dress-up too. It’s a really interactive club and a great way to inspire imagination. Other sessions include Boo's bouncing balls and Boo's bouncin' disco."
Bamboozles Club (Ages 3-7)
- Boo's Treasure Trove – go on a treasure hunt with Boo and follow the clues to find the treasure chest. Medals await the winners, plus have a go at making telescopes and a Pirate sword.
- Under the sea – get creative to make turtles and jellyfish bowls to add to the giant Under The Sea scene.
- Jungle Safari – explore and craft jungle animals, masks and snakes.
- Creepy Crawly Kidz – be prepared for some bug time with a special bug hunt and bug crafts.
- Into Space – make the trip skywards and the chance to make a UFO, a rocket, a solar system, and even a stomp rocket!
- Beside the Seaside – hit the sand for flag making and sandcastle building.
Claire says: "Each session lasts for 90 minutes, but people can come and go. Other sessions include Farmyard and Wonderland, as well as party games and magic and talent shows. We also do seasonal variations, such as hearts on sticks for Valentine’s Day and snowmen socks at Christmas."
Inbetweenies (Ages 8-11)
- Work of art – it’s time to get artistic and test out some different creative concepts.
- Paint your friend – face paint your friend or let the entertainments team paint you.
- Choker making – chokers are one of the trends for 2017, so why not make your own unique one from a range of colours and materials?
- Clay mates – have a go at this dry clay session and see what you can create.
Claire says: "Sessions are up to an hour long, plus every evening at 8pm there’s group football sessions, or American games for Inbetweenies and T-club. If the girls don’t want to take part in sports then they can do nail art, make key rings, mosaic bangles and bracelets. Kids are really proud of what they make and they make great gifts to take home."
T-club (Ages 12-15+)
- Work of art – it’s time to get artistic and test out some different creative concepts, including water colours.
- Mug Design – your mug with your very own designs.
- Fairy Glow jars – exclusive for teens, make a pretty glow-in-the-dark jar, which looks like fireflies are filling the jar with light.
- Pool competition – master the pool tables with pots and pots of fun, including Champion's Hour.
Claire says: "Other sessions for teenagers include Call of Duty experience and glass engraving. Everything we do is fairly simple but effective and great fun, so even the coolest teenager will find something that they are interested in. There’ll be no time to get bored."
Please remember that it is a legal requirement that a parent or a guardian need to accompany children under the age of eight.
Have your children tried one of our Kids’ Clubs? Let us know what sessions they’ve tried and what they thought on our Facebook page.