Looking for childcare in Lymington over the holidays?

School holidays are great! Except when you have to work.

updated 23 May 2018


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.

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

Find out about events and things to do in our Events Calendar... and also in our article, Christmas in Lymington: Key Events for details of what's on in the Lymington and New Forest area.


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 https://www.milfordpreschoolplus.co.uk/out-of-school-care/


Activity days near Lymington for children

  • Ballard School have holiday sports camps on Thursday 31st May and Friday 1st June, with activities for Years 2-9 including mini-gymnastics, triathlon training and multi-sports.
  • New Forest Activities hold 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. This half term the Adventure Day is Thursday 31st May, click the link for Adventure Days during the summer holidays.
  • Lymington Tennis Club hold tennis and fun sports camps every school holiday, either full days or half days are available.
  • Lymington Cricket Club will be hosting Hampshire Cricket Training this half term from 29th May to 1st June.
  • New Forest Hockey Club will be holding hockey camps on 29th and 30th May.
  • Calshot 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! 
  • 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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