Over the summer holidays, it can be tricky trying to keep the kids entertained without the routine and busyness of school. Boredom often sets in and it can be a nightmare for parents to come up with different ways to keep their kids happy and busy (and not simply spending hours sitting in front of the TV or PlayStation!) And with the high cost and stress of organising a summer holiday, more and more people are choosing “staycations” over going abroad, which can make it even tougher to find a way to escape the routine of everyday life.
Knowing all of this, David Lloyd Clubs strives to provide an alternative – a cost-effective, enjoyable escape where the whole family can spend days-on-end over the summer staying active and having fun as a family. With plenty of activities on offer for both adults and kids, no one will get bored, and you’ll be able to bond as a family as well as spend some time on your own while the kids get active and learn new skills.
Here are just a few things you can do at David Lloyd Clubs over the summer:
Try a new exercise class
Do something new this summer and try a class you’ve never done. Choose from our HIIT classes, perfect for a high-energy, calorie-burning session, discover the benefits of strength training in one of our strength-based classes like BODYPUMP™, or tone and stretch your muscles in a slower-paced Pilates or yoga class. There are plenty of classes available to suit everyone, no matter what your level of fitness is.
Sign the kids up to one of our fun programmes
At David Lloyd Clubs, we offer a number of different programmes and activities for kids of all ages throughout the holidays, so they can stay active and learning while you have some time to yourself.
David Lloyd Kids: We’ve deliberately timed these sessions to match up with our group exercise classes, so you can enjoy the facilities while your kids take part in a sport, play some games or have fun in an arts and crafts session. It’s a great opportunity for them to meet new people, learn new skills, and have fun in a safe and nurturing environment.
All Stars: Choose from our fantastic swimming, tennis and gymnastics All Stars programmes. Here, kids from the ages of 3-18 can learn the basics of these sports from expert coaches, having loads of fun in the process. Our All Stars programmes are endorsed by the very best in their fields – the Amateur Swimming Association, the Lawn Tennis Association and Olympic bronze medallist Beth Tweddle, so you know your kids are in great hands.
David Lloyd Clubs Kids Summer Holiday Club: Over the summer months, David Lloyd Clubs runs a fantastic Summer Holiday Club for kids aged 5-13. For either a half or full day, your kids will enjoy an exciting mixture of sports, including swimming and tennis, as well as other activities such as arts and crafts and much more. Not only will they have plenty of fun, learning new skills and making friends along the way, they’ll also stay healthy and active over their long break.
The perfect way to keep the kids entertained while you have some time to yourself, and with snacks and lunch provided, you don’t have to worry about organising a thing.
Splash around in the pool
Our clubs are kitted out with heated indoor and outdoor pools, trained lifeguards and expert instructors, so if you love swimming, there really is nowhere better. Splash around with the kids or improve your skills with lessons from our instructors – catering to all ages, you can enjoy brilliant individual lessons, group classes or our All Stars kids swimming programmes.
Or just relax and enjoy the water, where the kids will love splashing around for hours on end. With outdoor pools perfect for lounging about by on a sunny day, you’ll feel like you’re on holiday.
Relax in the spa
While the kids run around, spend a few hours relaxing in the David Lloyd Clubs spa. Soothe tired muscles and take a break from the stress of everyday life in our state-of-the-art saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools.
Play a game of racquet sports
We offer racquets sports such as tennis, squash, badminton and padel tennis at the majority of our clubs, with excellent facilities, qualified coaches, competitions, weekly games and social events.
Enjoy a game of tennis on one of our 850 match-quality courts, whether it’s indoor or out is up to you. Brush up your skills beforehand with a few lessons – improve your technique, build your confidence or focus on one specific part of your game in a one-to-one lesson or a group session. We run several coaching programmes, from our Fast Track course for beginners, to our On Track and Power Track programmes that help you build your game and develop your skills and confidence.
Enjoy a meal at our DLicious cafebars
Our cafebars are the perfect place to relax as a family after a busy day and enjoy a meal. With high quality, fresh ingredients, the menu has a balanced choice of meals and snacks that are ideal for a healthy, active lifestyle. It includes delicious low-calorie dishes, protein-rich food that’s perfect after you’ve been working out, a fabulous kids’ menu and even some sweet treats, beer and wine.