The Holiday Playscheme
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to run a Holiday Playscheme for the Easter holidays.
For information on other playschemes, please visit the Council website
How to book?
Only children who are registered with the Elizabeth House childcare services can be booked for Holiday Playscheme. Please fill in the
Please note that we need to have at least 2 emergency contacts additional to the parents’/carers’ contacts.
Online booking facilities should not be used by parents who pay with Childcare Vouchers.
To book a place, please use our online booking system by clicking on ‘BOOK NOW‘ on the right hand side of this page.
Please note that the place will only be secured when we receive full payment.
We accept children from Reception to Year 9. The Ofsted registration number is EY489588.
How much does it cost?
The playscheme cost £18 per day, concession £8 per day (evidence required).
All fees must be paid in advance. All refunds will be subject to a 3% admin fee.
There are a very limited number of concessionary places available each day.
Booking your child for the first time?
All those wishing to book for any Holiday Playscheme will need to fill in our registration form (see above) and send it to
What’s on offer?
Each playscheme provides a fun and varied programme including sports, cookery, team games, music, arts and crafts, quiet zones and computer sessions. The children also visit the local park at least once a day.
There are also weekly trips to a range of exciting places. The trips vary, but previous trips have included rowing, ice-skating, bowling, wilderness challenge, adventure playground, picnics or trampolining.
The playscheme is run by enthusiastic, experienced staff who aim to provide fun and challenging activities in a safe and secure environment. They also encourage all children to participate in all activities to ensure they are making the most of their time at the centre.
Children attending Elizabeth House can learn new skills, develop confidence and make new friends.
When does it run?
The playscheme runs during all school holidays except Bank Holidays and Christmas holiday. The opening hours are 9 am–6 pm.
What should children bring?
All children should bring a healthy packed lunch (no fizzy drink) and suitable clothing. Note that we do not reheat food.
How to pay?
The easiest way is to use the online booking and payment system by clicking on ‘BOOK NOW’ on the top right of this page. If you don’t see the day you want to book appear that’s because the day is ‘sold out’ . Cancellations must be made 24 hours before or you loose your fee.
If you can’t pay online, payments can also be made by cash, child vouchers or cheque, made payable to Highbury Vale Blackstock Trust.
If you cannot use our online service please contact us for a booking form (all children must be booked and paid for in advance).
Payments can also be made by Bank Transfer:
Account name: Highbury Vale Blackstock Trust
Account number 00006985
Sort Code 40-52-40
Payment reference: Child’s first + last name + ref HP