In Summer 2024 we will be running two Senior holidays for those who are in school year 9-13 (as of September 2023), as well as 'Week Zero' (for those in Sixth-Form).

We will be running our Senior A & Senior B holidays at More House School in the beautiful Surrey countryside.

We will be running Week Zero at Aldro School, a beautiful boarding house in Surrey. This holiday will be the same as Senior A & Senior B except that it will be just for Sixth Formers.

2024 holidays

WEEK ZERO (years 12-13)

10 – 17 July

Cost: £499

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SENIOR A (years 9-13)

18 – 26 July

SENIOR B (years 9-13)

27 July – 4 Aug

Cost: £535

Cost

The cost of ‘Week Zero’ is £499, and the cost of our Senior A & Senior B holidays is £535, 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.

People

Up to 80 young people come on each of the holidays drawn from a variety of 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 (DBS checked) volunteers including many school teachers and undergraduates.

Location

Our Senior holidays are held at More House School (Senior A & Senior B) and Aldro School (Week Zero), both beautiful secondary boarding schools situated in rural Surrey. They have wonderful facilities in their grounds and a wealth of other activities nearby. You can see more details of More House School and its facilities here, and of Aldro School here.

Activities

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…

  • Aqua Park
  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Climbing
  • Cookery
  • Cricket
  • Croquet
  • Escape Rooms
  • Football
  • Go-Karting
  • Golf
  • High Ropes
  • Hockey
  • Indoor Skydiving (for Sixth Formers)
  • Karaoke
  • Kayaking
  • Off-road Cycling
  • Paddleboarding
  • Paintballing
  • Photography
  • Pitch & Putt
  • Pop Lacrosse
  • Race Simulators
  • Raft Building
  • Ringos
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Trampolining
  • Volleyball
  • Wide Games
  • …and more!

Programme

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

Food

The food is always a highlight and there is healthy, tasty food in plentiful supply! We are able to cater for different dietary needs by prior arrangement. Please get in touch with us via admin@ldnholidays.org if you have any questions.

Applications

Applications for Summer 2024 will open in October – we will update the website with a specific opening date in early September.

When applications are open, please visit the homepage and click ‘Apply Now’.