Summer Holidays


In 2018 we will be holding two Senior holidays for those in currently in School Years 9-13:

Senior A - 11th to 20th July 2018

Senior B - 21st to 30th July 2018


The cost of the holiday is £479 which includes full board and all activities (but this does not include the cost of travel to and from the holiday). The cost is kept to a minimum as the Leaders and Assistant Leaders all contribute towards the costs of running the holidays. Bursaries are available for those who would otherwise be unable to come. To avoid disruption to groups and activities, we are unable to accept bookings for only part of the holiday.



About 70 young people come on each of the holidays drawn from a variety of Independent Schools with which we have links. Do enquire to find out if we have links with a particular school.

There will be a good number of newcomers on every holiday and we work hard to provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Each person is part of a small group with two or three Leaders assigned to look after them. 

The holidays are led by the LDN staff team, assisted by a large team of volunteers including many school teachers and undergraduates.


The Holiday is held at Maidwell Hall, a beautiful prep school situated in rural Northamptonshire. It has wonderful facilities in its own grounds and a wealth of other activities nearby. You can see more details of the school and its facilities here.


Each day is packed full of activities catering for a wide variety of interests.  Mornings are usually spent on-site making the most of the excellent facilities.  Afternoons are often spent further afield. 

Activities include:

Archery, Arts & Crafts, Badminton, Chess, Cookery, Climbing, Cricket, Croquet, Drama Workshop, Flowboarding, Football, Golf, High Ropes, Hockey, Indoor Skydiving (for 6th Formers), Kayaking, Lawn Bowls, Music, Off-road Cycling, Paddle Boarding, Paintballing, Photography, Pitch & Putt, Pop Lacrosse, Race Simulators, Raft Building, Ringos, Ropes Course, Sailing, Shooting, Sketching, Sofa-surfing, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Trampolining, Volleyball, Wakeboarding, Whitewater Tubing, Wide Games, Windsurfing ...and more!


Whilst every day on camp is different a typical day might look something like this:

8.45 Breakfast

10.00 Morning Meeting

10.30 Activities

12.45 Lunch

1.30 Afternoon Activities

4.45 Tea

7.15 Supper

8.30 Evening Meeting

9.15 Cafe Nuit (our in-house entertainment!)

9.45 Group Discussion

10.00 Wind-down & Bed



The food is always a highlight of the holiday and is provided by our own team of volunteer cooks. There is healthy, tasty, home-made food in plentiful supply! We are able to cater for different dietary needs by prior arrangement.



Booking for these holidays is now open - you can apply by returning the application form attached to the Summer 2018 brochure, or by completing an online application here: APPLY ONLINE.