Holiday Club

Nature based club for 2 – 8 year olds

Takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the Easter and Summer School Holidays.

Session Times: 08:30 – 16:00

Cost: £32 per session per child

Who wants their kids to spend the holidays outside in nature – taking part in wholesome nature based crafts and activities and enjoying wild adventures in the stunning Dartmoor countryside? Look no further.

Orchard opens it’s doors during the holidays to children from across the local area aged 2 to 8 years and offers age appropriate outdoors activities for them to enjoy.

A day in Holiday Club…

8:30 Continuous provision play starts with self-registration and a free choice session in which the children decide where and what to do in the main room/nature garden. Staff will be very happy to help you to settle your child if needed, please do not hesitate to ask. The staff will be available on the door if you need to discuss anything at this time too.

9:45 Children will be doing a variety of activities. These sessions will be short and involve lots of interaction and children will be encouraged to develop listening and concentration skills as well as getting to know each other better.

10:30 Snack. During this time children have an opportunity to learn about food, aspects of healthy lifestyle and to develop their language and social skills.

10:50 Children will have the choice of nature based craft, free play and exploration in our dedicated Nature Garden, bug hunt or water play in the village stream. On Thursdays we are joined by a music and puppetry specialist who will deliver a led session.

12:30 Lunch. Enjoyed together, picnic style.

Afternoons are spent on wild walks, exploring the countryside and natural world. Further seasonal crafts in various mediums are enjoyed.

Holiday Club’s outdoor environment

Our Holiday Club children have use of the Nature Garden and when weather allows, we will often run our whole session outdoors.  Our Nature Garden has been purpose built to meet the needs and requirements of our children.  All the areas of learning are covered in our dedicated outdoor space.  Children are encouraged to actively learn and develop through exploration, investigation, and play.  This safe dedicated space allows children to take risks and test out their ideas. 

The wider community orchard and local footpaths are our playground for the holidays. This beautiful space gives children the space they need to explore and express themselves.

Holiday Club’s indoor environment

In the holidays, we do all we can to spend as much time outside as possible. However, we are in Britain and so we do have to adapt to the Great British weather. When it pours down we do retreat inside to the huge, light and airy main room in the Village Hall.

In our indoor environment, children are encouraged to explore and investigate building independence and confidence.  We plan to meet children’s interests and needs and will carefully select toys, equipment and activities to cater to our individual children’s needs and interests.


Orchard Preschool offers nature based early years care and education for children aged one until they are ready to go to school.

Get in Touch

Get in touch to discuss your needs or book a visit:

t: 01647 277546
Lustleigh Village Hall, Lustleigh, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9TA

Opening Hours

8:30 am – 4:00 pm
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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