summer in dorset haf programme

School Holiday Clubs

We offer a selection of school holiday clubs from our residential centre in Swanage. These are designed for local children and aim to encourage students to get outdoors and participate in a range of adventure activities.

Cumulus Outdoors run a selection of school holiday clubs in Swanage throughout the year. Our out of school clubs take place at Christmas, Easter, during the six week summer break and October half term. The sessions are run by our team of highly qualified and friendly instructors, who are experienced at working with primary and secondary school aged children.

Students will enjoy a range of outdoor adventure activities during our school holiday clubs and will make new friends. Over the course of the sessions they will expand their skill set and try new things.

Holiday Activity & Food programme

We’re also pleased to host the Holiday Activity & Food programme in conjunction with Dorset Council. This local authority project runs throughout the school holidays and has been developed to encourage children to be more active and maintain a healthy diet. Eligible children enjoy a fun-filled activity programme, designed to promote the benefits of spending time in the great outdoors. Activities can include rifle shooting, orienteering, tag archery, coasteering, kayaking and raft building. This programme is open to all children, whether they are allegeable for the HAF funding or just want to pay to come.


What parents say about us

  • haf children bodyboarding
    Caregiver testimonials

    "Thank you very much for providing the opportunity for our three grandchildren to experience these activities. Cumulus were amazing, everyday my kids were so excited to go and tell me what they had done"!

    HAF participant caregiver

  • two children wrapped as mummies during Halloween activity club
    Caregiver testimonials

    "It was the funnest day of my life!!!"

    Halloween School Activity Club participant

  • school holiday club dancing ledge walk
    Caregiver testimonials

    "My daughter is 12 years old and goes to special needs school in another town…. Spending every day for 3 weeks with Cumulus had made a massive difference on her .. She tried loads of different activities out of her comfort zone and made friends too. The activities leaders have been amazing and always gone an extra mile to help her and give her encouragement to socialise with others"

    HAF participant parent