Holiday clubs and playschemes offer play and care to school age children from four to fourteen years during school holidays. Many offer play opportunities, sports activities and trips out as well as quiet places for children to relax.

Holiday clubs can be run by the local authority, private companies or voluntary organisations. If the club is open to children aged eight and under and offers more than two hours of care and is not just activity based (such as a sports club), it will be registered with Ofsted.

Holiday club places often fill up quickly, so early booking is recommended.