At MOK Holiday Clubs we love spending time outdoors connecting with and learning about nature through adventurous and creative activities. MOK provides a wide range of activities for children to do during the day, as well as free time for some independent exploration and creation. We want all our MOK children to learn new skills, make new friends, gain new knowledge, try new things and have loads of outdoor fun whilst doing so.
At least one of our MOK leaders at each Holiday Club is Forest School Level 3 qualified so we always include age-appropriate Forest School and Bushcraft activities. Learning to use hand tools, lighting campfires, identifying flora and fauna, climbing trees and building dens are all skills that our MOK children quickly get to grips with, alongside fun team games and creating natural art!
As well as Outdoor Learning skills, all our MOK Leaders have experience of working with children, either as a teacher, TA, nursery nurse or sports instructor. Our aims are to instil children with a love and awe of nature, to help them develop the confidence and self-belief to 'give things a go', and to use their imaginations creatively. We also try to burn off as much energy as possible before sending them home in the evening!
Food & Drink
Currently due to Covid 19 restrictions, we are asking all children to bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks. We can fill drinks bottles throughout the day. As a treat, we toast s'mores over the campfire every the afternoon!
Our Holiday Clubs are held at a variety of woodland venues across Shropshire and South Staffordshire. These include; Apley Farm Shop, Barrow 1618 Free School, Chillington Estate, Hatton Grange, Shifnal Scout Hut and Weston Park. We are always on the look out for other possible outdoor locations.
While the Covid-19 restrictions are in place we are limited to a maximum group size of 15 children with 3 leaders. Depending on how long the holiday break is, we offer a weekly 2-day MOK Club, at a total cost of £70, or a 3-day MOK Club, at a total cost of £100.
Following current covid-19 guidelines, we have a staggered drop off time from 8.30am - 9.00am and staggered pick up time from 4.30pm - 5.00pm.
This supports our working parents and avoids parents gathering at the start and end of the day.
To keep our bubbles the same throughout, we have the same children attending the 2 day or 3 day sessions.
We want all children to be able to enjoy our outdoor sessions, so the correct footwear and outerwear needs to be worn to keep them warm and dry. This includes wellies, waterproof trousers and a coat with a hood if there is risk of rain (and there often is!). Long trousers, long sleeved tops and sturdy footwear are essential for protection from stings and scratches in the woods and clothes that don't mind getting muddy are important too!
Safety of the children is our number one priority at all times but our approach is one of 'risk benefits' ie. learning to recognise and deal with risk appropriately, not risk avoidance.
In the current pandemic, please refer to our latest Covid-19 guidelines and ensure your child is aware of our expected behaviour policies in order to keep everyone safe.