Kids Summer Camp (see below for details): Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August
Where? Boat House, Serpentine Road [Map]
How much? £10
Places are limited so please book in advance by completing the booking form at the bottom of this page telling us your child’s name and your phone number and the date you would like to attend.
These fun filled group classes are suitable for kids aged 6-10 of any ability level. Using games and rolling activities we will guide your child through the basic skills of inline skating, ensuring they have lots of fun and plenty of movement. We will focus on skate safety, stopping methods, turning skills and giving them a variety of exercises to support their learning.
What to bring
We insist that all participants wear recreational inline skates with a heel brake (which they will be learning to use), or quads skates, plus full protective gear (knee and wrist pads and a helmet). Please ensure your child brings a drink to class and is equipped with adequate layers (if it’s likely to be cold) and sun cream if it’s hot. There is a food kiosk nearby for refreshments.
Prerequisites for attendance
We ask that all children attending Kids Club can already stand unassisted on their skates. They do not need to have any skill level other than being able to move slightly (and we don’t expect them to be able to stop). But if your child needs to hold a hand when they are on their skates, they will need to have a private lesson with one of our instructors so that they can get the basics going and then join the group class each week.
Children learn to skate at very different rates and we are often asked when is the best age for a child to begin skating. Every child is different and will be ready at a different time, but a desire to skate and enthusiasm when seeing other skaters is a good sign. Some children as young as 4 and 5yrs begin to skate but these are usually children who are already skiing or particularly active and physically strong children. Others aren’t ready until they are aged 7-9yrs. The best way to know if your child is physically ready is to put on all the gear (skates and protective gear) on a flat grassy area and see how they do standing up and walking around on their skates. You can notice how much ankle wobble they have and how coordinated they seem lifting the rather heavy skates. If you are unsure, we recommend a private lesson for either 30mins or 1hour so that one of our skate instructors can get your child started on the grass and assess if they are ready to roll. If they aren’t then they will show you several exercises that you can play on the grass to enhance their learning and speed up the time it takes to get them skating safely.
Kids Summer Camp: Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August
Wondering what to do with your youngster during the summer holidays? Register them for our Kids skating camp. The Camp is for kids of all abilities and will meet each morning from 10am till 1pm and will be run by our regular Kids Club coach. She will organise a variety of skating activities and games over the week which will both entertain and challenge your child. The cost will be as follows:
a) Total cost for all 5 session: £130
b) If you book all 5 sessions before the end of June, you would get a discount of £15 making the total payable only £115
c) If booked on a daily basis, £30 per day.
If you would like to book your child/children in for Kids Camp please fill in the booking form below. Please remember to give us your child’s name in the Notes box.