Koala Klubs School Holiday Camps coming to Rufford Abbey Country Park this Summer, 2021.

Koala Klubs School Holiday Camps are an innovative Midlands-based children’s school holiday activity camps provider. It has seen phenomenal growth in its holiday camps since it launched in 2010. Due to our ongoing success with partner leisure centres, we will be running a brand new holiday camp for children in Rufford Abbey, starting in the Summer school holidays 2021.

Welcoming children from 5 to 14, the activities based at Rufford Abbey Country Park will run from 29th July – 27th August. Koala Klubs has a long history of children’s activity camps and focuses on our ‘KOALA’ values, 

Knowing and understanding all children who visit us

Offering value for money to parents

All children have fun and want to come back

Loyal, friendly and family based

Ability to be flexible to meet parents and children’s needs  

From its origins in 2010, Koala Klubs holiday camps have grown to encompass a variety of unique activities, including mountain biking, skateboarding, laser tag, archery and swimming. Art and creative activities like modelling, photography, Drama, Design and Lego building are also offered, ensuring that campers get an equal chance to build on both creative and sporting skills.

This programme being launched at Rufford Abbey Country Park will see KOALA KLUBS catering for families across multiple areas of Nottinghamshire.

Safety is our number one priority and updates for keeping children safe onsite include group size limitations, assigned materials and projects spaces for each child, social distancing sporting activities and regular cleaning of the facilities throughout each day.


There are different areas for different age groups, to ensure children fully enjoy and get the most out of the camp experience For young people attending the camps this Easter there will be a variety of interactive projects on offer, specifically focusing on physical and creative games, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor sports.

KOALA KLUBS Day Camp and childcare programmes provide children and young people with opportunities to form positive values and to learn through positive, engaging, and interactive experiences.

Socially positive behaviour is also a prime focus of the programme and is encouraged throughout each activity. 

Neil Vanderwalt, Chief Executive Officer at KOALA KLUBS, said: “We feel that young people across Nottinghamshire would greatly benefit from the developmental opportunities offered at our camps, as well as parents who might need school holiday childcare. Our belief is that young people with access to this programme, including our role model team members and the skills that they teach, will make healthier choices as they grow into adults.

"We are an organisation whose primary concern is the health and wellbeing of children and families. We want to do everything that we can to provide safe opportunities for young people to grow and learn, especially during the difficult times that we are currently facing.”


Kirsty Edwards, Contracts Manager at Rufford Abbey Country Park, operated by Parkwood Leisure said: “I am thrilled to welcome KOALA KLUB to Rufford Abbey this summer. The fact we are able to offer a location with so many developmental opportunities for children during the summer holidays is a great and unique selling point for the camp. With the history and sympathetic nature of the park being a key feature of the site, to attract young people and showcase our on site activities and vast amount of green space is a massive benefit. We are incredibly excited to welcome everyone this summer.



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Rufford Abbey Country Park is owned by Nottinghamshire County Council. Set in the heart of Robin Hood Country the park offers native woodland, a lake and gardens as well as a range of attractions, activities and catering options managed by Parkwood Outdoors.


Rufford Abbey Country Park Ollerton Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF