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Sunninghill Preparatory School

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Active Camps


Dorchester, Dorset


Reception - 14 Years


School Holidays


08.15 - 18.00


About this Venue

Nestled in the vibrant town of Dorchester, Sunninghill embodies a commitment to fostering and challenging its students to reach their full potential. Their dedication is rooted in providing an environment where each pupil is nurtured and inspired, equipping them with the skills and ambition to become the best version of themselves, which fits perfectly with Active Camps’ vision and values.

Sunninghill, with its prime location, boasts extensive indoor and outdoor facilities, including an inviting outdoor swimming pool. We believe in offering a comprehensive learning experience that extends beyond the classroom, allowing children to explore and thrive. This makes it the perfect location for our activity camps in Dorchester.

Sunninghill also stands near the 2012 Summer Olympics sailing venue in Portland, adding a unique dimension to our setting. The allure of this world-class sporting venue enhances the overall experience, providing children with opportunities to engage in and be inspired by the legacy of the Olympic Games.

Ideal For

Active Camps provide high quality, Ofsted registered, school holiday multi-activity and adventure camps for Reception aged children to 14-year-olds. Camps take place all year round.

The activities are tailored to the children on-site by our brilliant activity leaders with engagement and enjoyment being at the forefront of everything we do. In fact, no two days are the same! As a result, children get to participate in a wide range of indoor activities and outdoor pursuits. This encourages children to immerse themselves in their surroundings and explore the amazing green spaces that the host school have to offer.

Each day our activity camps in Dorchester will feature a different range of activities, and children will get to participate in a range of sports games and indoor activities. This includes football, tag rugby, archery, swimming  dodgeball, go-karting, basketball, creative arts, dancing, and drama, and also a host of team challenges to name a few!

Our wide range of activities are led by highly qualified staff including teachers and sports coaches. They are tailored for the children with updated daily timetables and seasonal themes. This helps to keep the children entertained, with engagement and fun is at the forefront of everything we do.

Operating for nearly 25 years, Active Camps offers exceptional childcare in a safe environment. It provides the perfect opportunity for children to have fun, meet new friends, try a huge array of exciting activities. We also help to build self-confidence and nurture young people into becoming the best version of themselves.

Over the Easter half term the children will have access to our WOW activities:

Week 1 (2nd-5th April): Quad Bikes and Archery Tag

Week 2 (8th-12th April): Inflatable Sports equipment and Razor Bikes

Friday 12th April: Zoolabs –  ZooLab | Animal Handling Workshops | United Kingdom (zoolabuk.com)

Swimming (Summer Only)

We are unable to guarantee that every child will swim every day. If your child would like to take part in swimming when it is available, please make sure they bring their swim kit each day. Occasionally, access to the pool is not possible. This is due to the unpredictable nature of pool maintenance and means that swimming will not be available during every holiday.

Times & Price

£40 per day (Mon-Fri) – No extra fees to pay.

Sign in 08:15 – 09:15
Sign out 17:00 – 18:00

Booked already?

Check out our pre-arrival information on our Parents Information page.



kids playing hockey


Camp features

Archery range

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Astro Turf

Bird watching hide


City Centre Location

Orienteering course


Outdoor Swimming Pool


Play Fields


Sport Hall

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Tennis Courts




Woodland Areas

Dance Studio

Join the fun today!

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Sample timetable

A flavour of the kind of activities we run at camps in an example timetable...

Oxford Active is excellent. My children find the days are full of fun and pass quickly. Plenty of fresh air and outdoor exercise. They are put in bubbles with their friends and the staff so welcoming!

Ruth Tate

We absolutely love Active Camps. They are so welcoming and take time to get to know the children, hand overs usually come with a cheery story or funny occasion that happened during the day. Kids always come out with handfuls of crafts, baking or some other creation!

Jess Mackenzie

My daughter really loves Oxford Active Camps - she looks forward to them for weeks in advance, and is always full of excitement at the end of the day, keen to tell me all about the fun she's had and the friends she's made.

Helen Scott


Contact details

South Court, S Walks Rd, Dorchester DT1 1EB

08:15-18:00, Mon-Fri,
Holidays only