This August marks the start of school holidays. Here are a few places that will keep you sane while your kids are occupied with fun activities.
Summer Blast 2015
Age group: 3-10 years
Summer Blast 2015 is a three week camp for kids. Week 1 is from the 10th to the 14th, week 2 is from the 17th to the 21st and week three is from the 24th to the 28th. The camp includes sewing, baking, a day at the beach, crafts, and music, there will also be camping as well as a pyjama and movie day.
Dates: 10th to 28th of August
Time: 9 AM to 12 PM
Venue: 487/16 Thimibirigasyaya Road, Colombo 5
Contact: 773 740 391 and 112 582 755
Fee Rs 4000 per week
Kids Hip Hop Summer Dance Camp
Age group: 6 years and upwards
A three-day camp for kids who are into a bit of dancing and hip hop. The aim of the camp is to build more confidence through interaction with other children with similar interests while having a good time. The camp will have dance sessions, poster competitions, arts and crafts, and dance movie sessions. There’ll be a snack and juice provided on all three days provided free of charge including a Dance Factory t-shirt, dance portrait and a certificate of completion.
Dates: 19, 20th, 21st August
Time: 9 AM – 2 PM
Venue: Colombo Jaycees Secretariat
Contact: 773 698 923, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook
Fee: Call the number provided to find about the fee.
Holidays Are Fun With Jittabugs
Age group: 2.5 – 6 years
Every Monday and Friday send your tiny tots to Jittabugs for fun times. Activities include music, dance, drama, story telling, art & craft, multi-sensorial, outdoor/water play (depending on the weather), indoor games, and team games.
Dates: Mondays and Fridays in August
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Venue: JittaBugs Nawala Road, Rajagiriya
Contact: 777 298 886, email@example.com
Fee: single pass Rs 1700, 4 passes Rs 1500 per pass, all Mondays and Fridays Rs 1300 per pass.
Age group: toddlers & mums
Here’s an interactive class for both mums and babies. Every Saturday morning spend some creative time with your toddler painting and crafting at Arty Labs.
Dates: Saturday mornings
Time: 9 AM – 10 AM
Venue: Arty Labs 7 Bullers Road, Colombo 4
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook
Fee: Contact the number for fee
Kids Yoga at the Om Space
Age group: 6 – 11 year olds
The Om Space is hosting a camp this summer for 6 to 11 year olds. They will teach your kids yoga, while also having fun playing and taking part in craft activities.
Dates: 20th July to 12th August on Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 10:30 AM – 1 PM
Venue: Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road
Contact: 112 507 515, Facebook
Fee: For 4 weeks Rs 9000 or 2 week session Rs 5000
Holiday Workshop For Kids
Age group: 4 -15 years
This one’s already begun. We’ve missed the first date but there are two more days to go and you still can hop aboard. On one day you will learn to make cartoon character cupcakes and on the other, sun and sea themed cupcakes.
Dates: 22nd and 25th July
Contact: 722 986 538 email@example.com
Dolly Making & Dress Up Camp
Age group: 6 and upwards
If your little ones love playing dress up with their dolls, are fashion conscious and would like to dabble in a little needle and thread, here is the camp for them.Studio Stitch has a couple of programmes lined up for the August holidays.
Dates: In Colombo: 3rd, 7th, 10th and 14th of August. In Wattala: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
Contact: 777 318 552, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook
Vacation Bible School
Lots of churches in and around Colombo are also hosting their annual vacation Bible School. Most of which are open to non-Christians as well.
Kollupitiya Methodist Church
The Kollupitiya Methodist Church is having VBS for kids aged 3 – 16 years of age. It’s called the Bee Kingdom and will include crafts and play times.
Dates: 10th – 15th August
Venue: Kollupitiya Methodist Church
Contact: 773 324 2406, email@example.com, Facebook
Fee: Rs 600
Camp Kreativ 2015
Age group: 4 to 19 year olds
If your kids are 4 to 19 years of age, there is an intensive camp from the 10th to the 16th of August. The camp includes baking, textile and craft, dance, improvisation of puppetry, cartooning, story telling and photography. All of these will be conducted by professionals in the field.
Dates: 10th -16th August
Venue: 10th-14th The Wonder Years Montessori House of Children, No 17, Polhengoda Terrace, Colombo 5. 15th -16th Overnight outdoor camping in Othara Sandalankawa
Contact: 777 349 6389, powerofplay.lk
Fee: Rs. 2000, 2 workshops Rs 5000, 4 workshops Rs 7500. Camping: Registration per family Rs 2000 (per family member), Rs 2500 (4-6 years) and Rs 5000 (7 years and above & adults)