In 2020 we will be holding two Senior holidays for those in School Years 9-13 (as of September 2019).

2020 holidays

SENIOR A: 11–20 July
SENIOR B: 21–30 July

Full cost: £489

The cost of the holiday is £489 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 generally unable to accept bookings for only part of the holiday.

Up to 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 typically include…

  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Badminton
  • Chess
  • Cookery
  • Climbing
  • Cricket
  • Croquet
  • Drama
  • 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
  • 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

13.30 Afternoon Activities

16.45 Tea

19.15 Supper

20.30 Evening Meeting

21.15 Cafe Nuit (our in-house entertainment!)

21.45 Group Discussion

22.00 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.

Applications for these holidays will open at 7pm on Thursday 17th October. You can apply by returning the application form attached to the Summer 2020 brochure, or by completing an online application here.