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Land and Wave Children's Adventure Holiday Club

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September 12, 2019

This summer we enjoyed a Staycation, with days out to local places and events.

Keeping the kids occupied for the entire summer can be a challenge, especially when you have to factor in work, so it is important to find somewhere that will not only look after them, but also give them a taste of adventure too.

This summer I booked the kids on to the Land and Wave Kids club run by which is set adjacent to the play park in Sandbanks and is perfect for energetic, outdoor loving children aged 8+.

Isaac has been to their kids holiday club a couple of times before with his friend Scott, but this was Eliza’s first time.

The day runs from 8.30am until 4.30pm and the team plan a series of different activities for the week, based on the weather.

Activities including: Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Raft Building, Survival Skills, Orienteering, Archery, Coastal Exploration, Crabbing & more and on their first day they headed to Dancing Ledge, near Swanage for some climbing and abseiling.

I think Eliza especially had as much fun spotting the fossils in the rocks as she did climbing, but it was the second day of fun that was their favourite as it was all beach based and they got to try their hand at crabbing, giant paddle boarding and orienteering.

Although they enjoyed both days, it was the beach day that they loved the most with tales of games of “Silly Salmon” which saw them leaping off the giant paddle board doing their best Salmon impression – I only wish I had caught it on camera!

The instructors all took time to get to know the kids and their personalities and looked after them brilliantly.

For extra piece of mind, Land and Wave provide all the safety equipment, are registered with Ofsted and are able to accept Childcare Vouchers.

What the kids need to bring

  • Clothes suitable for outdoor fun
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Two pairs of shoes – one sturdy pair for walking and I would recommend a pair of wet shoes or old trainers
  • Jumper
  • Lunch
  • Refillable Water Bottle
Paddle Board

The kids club costs £39 per day, or £175 for 5 days. For more information and for available dates head to:

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    September 13, 2019

    This looks amazing. My kids loved the summer camp they did and I so wish there was something like this closer to us. Especially the SUP.

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    September 13, 2019

    I love when places have kids clubs like this, and can’t wait until my 3 are old enough to enjoy! Right now they’re still too little to want to do much away from us!

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    Romy Schorr

    September 14, 2019

    It’s nice to see places like this that offer kids outdoor activities during the summer. As you stated, summer can be hectic, and trying to keep the kids entertained adds to the chaos. This is worth every penny.

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    Brianne Tursi Manz

    September 14, 2019

    I love seeing that there are local places where kids can go for the day while the parents work. Outdoors is where they should be during the summer, unless there’s bad weather, and they even have indoor activities as well!

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    Wren LaPorte

    September 14, 2019

    This looks like an amazing experience! I wish there was something like this near where I live.

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    September 14, 2019

    oh that is sooo cool!!! I would love to go on these adventures with my kids, it is so much fun.

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    Yeah Lifestyle

    September 14, 2019

    What a fantastic holiday club this is, the water activities look fun and so glad your kids had a great time

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    Rebecca Smith

    September 14, 2019

    This sounds like such a fun holiday club! I wish we had something like this around here.

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    September 14, 2019

    This is sooo cool. It’s nice to know places like this that offer kids outdoor activities. Very lovely photos.

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    September 14, 2019

    This looks like something that my kids would enjoy. We’d definitely check it out if we’re ever in the area.

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    September 15, 2019

    I love the sound of the activities especially Crabbing. Sounds like so much fun.

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    Nicole Bertrand

    September 15, 2019

    How cool is this!? Looks like the kids had an incredible time!

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    Laura Schwormstedt

    September 17, 2019

    Oh wow what a cool activity centre – my boys would love something like this and so many different things to do – this is awesome
    Laura x

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    David Elliott

    September 17, 2019

    That looks like an amazing time for the kids. I am not sure my daughter would be comfortable will all the activities as she still needs to get more confident in her swimming, but she would love this I’m sure.

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    September 18, 2019

    Wow this looks like so much fun! Perfect way to spend a summer day.

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    Nikki Evans

    September 18, 2019

    Mine have never been to this sort of club before but it looks fabulous!!

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    Miri Williams

    September 18, 2019

    Never mind the kids, I want to go!!

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