Are you looking for a safe, supervised and affordable way to entertain your children during the school holidays? If so, look no further than Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre's School Holiday Scheme.
The Activate Holiday Scheme runs on a full time basis during school holidays and is available to anyone in school Year 1* to Year 11.
Throughout the day the children take part in four exciting adventurous activity sessions that commence at 9.30am. 
Morning drop off is from 8.30am to 9.15am. 
Alternatively, if you require an earlier drop off time, we also have a Breakfast Club available from 8.00am. However, we can't offer any childcare before 8am.
Evening pick up is available from 5pm to 6pm. If you require an earlier pick up time please inform the office on arrival in the morning. When collecting children at the end of the day, please ensure you inform a member of staff before leaving.

*Participants must be at least 5 years old and already be in Year 1.

Raft Building on the Holiday Scheme

To skip straight to the bookings calendar please click HERE, or go to the next drop down menu for Holiday Scheme.

The following options are available during the Holiday Schemes for your children:

  • On-Site Multi-Activity Days for 5 - 16 Year Olds.
  • On-Site Multi-Activity Weeks for 5 - 16 Year Olds.
  • Explorer Off-Site Activities for 8 - 16 Year Olds.

Some groups will have the following:

  • (Land) - All activities will be land based and no water activities will be included.
  • (Water) - This group will have more water activities.
  • (Both) - This group will have a variety of both.


Booking Options Prices
Standard Day Booking £40 per person per day
Standard Week Booking £180 per person per week
Breakfast Club £3 per person per morning

Payment Details

A deposit is required to secure a booking and the remaining balance is to be paid prior to attendance.

You can pay using childcare vouchers, by setting up an account and giving us a call on 0116 2681426.

Holiday Scheme Dates

Summer Holidays - Monday to Friday 8:30am -6pm

Friday 12th July
Monday 15th July to Friday 30th August

CLICK HERE to head to the bookings calendar

Notice : We understand that school term dates vary for different schools and we are happy to provide childcare outside of the dates provided above, however, this will depend on our availability at the Centre. Please inform us as early as possible if you wish for extra dates to be added to our Holiday Schemes by calling us on: 0116 2681426 or email:

Emergency Childcare

Is your child's school closed due to an Inset Day, Snow Day or any other unexpected  reason, leaving you needing childcare?

We accommodate ages between 5 - 16 Years. Please note: All children must be in Year 1 or above.

Cost of childcare from 8am - 6pm is £40.00 per child and will include Breakfast Club if needed,  we are happy to provide you with £5.00 discount for every child you recommend that comes along that day.

During our open hours please contact us by phone or email. If we are closed, staff still access our LOPC Facebook account, therefore you will be able to contact us outside of our opening times.  

Please note: Emergency Childcare will depend on our availability, and is not guaranteed although we will try our best to accommodate your requests. 

Please call us on: 0116 2681426


Please go to our Emergency Childcare page for more information. Once we have been notified of school closures, we will make bookings available on the Emergency Childcare page.


If you wish to cancel within 14 days prior of the commencement of the relevant scheme, you will not be entitled to a refund and will be liable to pay for each session in full. If you cancel more than 14 days prior to the commencement of the relevant scheme, you will be liable to pay us 50% of the total cost of the relevant scheme. If you have paid more than 50% of such total cost at the time you cancel, we will refund you the balance and retain an amount equal to 50% of the total cost of the relevant scheme, but if you have not paid 50% of such cost at the time you cancel, you will remain liable to pay the balance of that 50% to us.

If your child cannot attend due to illness or any other unforeseen circumstance, then, provided you have contacted us before 9.00am, at our discretion, we may permit you to transfer your credit to another booking. If no reason has been given for your child's missed attendance by 9.00am you will be liable to pay for the session in full.  

Please read our full Terms and Conditions for more information.

Help with childcare costs

Government Childcare Choices

The Government has launched a new website to provide support to parents with childcare costs - click here to go to it.

New for 2017 - LOPC is signed up with the Government's new Tax Free Childcare Scheme which you will be able to use from April 28th.

LOPC's Holiday Schemes are registered with Ofsted (reg no 226869).

Therefore we can accept Childcare Vouchers as a means of payment for Holiday Scheme days.

The following voucher schemes are currently accepted:

  • Computershare Voucher Services
  • Edenred
  • Kiddivouchers
  • Sodexo
  • BusyBee Benefits
  • Fideliti
  • Enjoy Benefits
  • Allsave
  • Co-operative Employee Benefits
  • Apple
  • Fair Care Vouchers
  • Care-4
  • P & MM
  • My Family Care
  • RG Childcare

If you do not see your employer's scheme listed here please contact the Centre and we will look into getting setup with your provider to accept their voucher scheme.

Watch the video below to see what is involved during one of our Holiday Schemes.