Activity camp aims to end holidays on a high

Sport and art are all set to collide during a fun-filled week for primary one to primary seven kids looking to end their summer holidays with a bang.

Gymnastics will be one of the many activities on offer at the inaugural Holiday Activity Camp.
Gymnastics will be one of the many activities on offer at the inaugural Holiday Activity Camp.

Charitable organisation Live Borders is running its first ever Holiday Activity Camp which will take place in Galashiels on Monday, August 13 to Friday, August 17 inclusive.

All events will be run by experienced and qualified members of the Live Borders’ team – with a range of experts leading on different activities to keep the kids entertained and make the best use of the skills from within the team.

Taking place at the Queens Leisure Centre, Borders Tennis Centre, Galashiels Swimming Pool and Galashiels Library, the camp will include athletics, giant board games, wet and dry inflatable sessions, gymnastics and circus skills all with the aim of making sure kids are healthier, happier and stronger.

Participants will be collected and dropped off each day (8.30am-5.30pm) at the Queens Leisure Centre and the camp will end on a high note with a roller disco party.

Graeme Murdoch, Active Communities manager for Live Borders, said: “There’s a whole host of fantastic activities to cater for all primary ages and abilities.

“It’s all about having a go, trying something new and having a great time; ultimately helping our kids to be happier, healthier and stronger, while making new friendships and having fun.”

Organisers believe the camp will provide the ideal end to the summer break and a chance for parents and grandparents to have some time off before the busy school term begins.

“As a parent, I know how hard it can be to arrange childcare and keep the kids occupied during the school holidays – especially this year with an extra week,” added Graeme.

“Our team came up with the Holiday Activity Camp to enable kids to have a fantastic last week of the holidays, and parents and grandparents the chance to chill out before the busy school term starts.”

Not only that – for every child for whom there is a booking, they will receive 10 per cent off their next party booking, plus one child will be selected at random to win a birthday party in one of the Live Borders’ party venues.

For more information or to book a place, go to