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Activities Days

Following on from the success of Activities Days in 2023, we are pleased to announce this year’s activities days will be held on

Thursday 18th July and Friday 19th July.  

Activities days are an excellent way for our pupils to develop Exceptional Character and as such, full attendance is both essential and mandatory. Pupils who are absent will be processed through the normal attendance school policy.  


Booking preferences for Day 1 open on Friday 1st March and the system will allocate places on Wednesday 6th March. 

Day 2 booking preferences open on Thursday 7th March and the system will allocate places on Monday March.

You will need to book your child’s 5 activity preferences for each day, using our booking system.  

Residentials and some activities are year group specific, so you will only be able to see the activities available to your child. If you are having any issues with login, please double check the information you are entering is the same as those on EdulinkOne.


Year 7 Liddington Residential

Set in 150 acres, this super centre is home to scenic lakes, woodland and modern facilities to accommodate the latest and greatest range of thrilling activities.

Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th July.


Year 8 Cuffley residential

Cuffley Activity Learning Centre offers a range of activities that stretch bodies and minds to build confidence. The residential trip has an itinerary to match the experience and abilities of all pupils, there’s enough to keep you busy! Climbing walls and high ropes give the adrenaline buzz, with more reflective activities taking place deep inside the unique woodland Site.  

Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th July.

Cuffley Active centre

Year 9 Land and Wave Residential

A Residential experience that allows young people to develop and demonstrate their skills in a new environment. Providing activities like Coasteering, Paddle Boarding, Bushcraft and many more which will help young people to develop the necessary skills. 

Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th July.

Land and Wave

On-site Activities

Afternoon tea

This will be an action packed day for food lovers. The day will be divided into 3 sessions and at the end of the day you will take home 4 tea-time products: Scones, Jam, Lemon Curd and a Decorated Cake. You should be prepared to work hard, learn lots of new skills and take home some lovely goodies to impress your family and friends. 


Ever wanted to be a bit more Robin Hood? – Well now you can! Come and try your hand at archery, an ancient sport to help improve your aim! 

CSI day

Are you a forensic scientist in the making? The science department needs your help to uncover the culprit behind a shocking crime! You will apply your scientific knowledge to new techniques in a day full of fun practical investigations. Will you find or identify the correct culprit or will they escape justice?

Design tech workshop (2 days)

Design and make products, using laser cutter and machines and possibly get to enjoy the motorised buggies.

Dungeons & Dragons

An exciting opportunity to write, run and play a 2 day campaign of Dungeons and Dragons or several other Tabletop RPGs. You don’t need any previous experience of playing as tutorials on all points of the game are available. Come and enjoy a whole new world of your own creation.

Escape rooms

Crack the codes in our Virtual Escape Rooms Day! Challenge your brain, work together with friends, and conquer mind-bending puzzles— virtually. It’s not just a day of fun; it’s your chance to sharpen your problem-solving, teamwork and critical thinking skills to escape a range of different rooms. Don’t miss out on the virtual adventure – can you escape? 

Face paint/tattoo/bling

  1. Beginners facepainting – learn one design. (2 choices cat/tiger in the AM or butterfly in the PM) starting on boards and progressing to painting in pairs for the practice of painting on real people. 
  2. Glitter tattoos – learn how to apply safely and remove. Choose from over 30 designs and colours. 
  3. Eco Festival Glitter – learn how to apply and remove safely. 
  4. Handmade Reusable Bling – learn how to make your own reusable face gems. choose between 4 styles – Princess, unicorn, mermaid and fairy side eye.

Football tournament

Become legendary as Kings’ football champions! (We would like to hold a competitive tournament; therefore, it is recommended that you are able to play football to a reasonable standard). 

Glow Up makeup workshop

Unlock your creativity and explore the world of hair and beauty at Kings’ Hair and Makeup Workshop. Dive into the world of beauty where creativity knows no bounds. With essential equipment provided, you will have the freedom to bring your own makeup and hair styling kits to unleash your inner beauty guru. Learn the latest trends in a day filled with glamour and fun. Whether you’re a beginner looking to master the basics, or a seasoned artist wanting to refine your skills, this workshop offers something for everyone. Come and get hands-on experience, whilst experimenting with colours, textures, and styles. Build your portfolio by capturing glamorous photographs and discuss how to market your creations. Spaces are limited, so secure your spot now and get ready to slay glam like never before!

Harry potter day

Spend the day immersed in the Harry Potter universe, playing Quidditch, Potion making, t-shirt and wand design, magical creature care and Hogwarts’ Escape room!

Just dance

During this activity we will be developing our rhythm, coordination and fitness as we learn and compete with Just Dance routines. We will be dancing to popular songs from ‘Treasure’ by Bruno Mars to ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ by Justin Timberlake. Make sure you bring your trainers and some water for an action-packed dancing session. 

Matilda music theatre workshop

A fun-filled day exploring the world of Matilda the Musical. You will get the chance to learn script work, songs and dance routines from the show, finishing off with a performance at the end of the day. Why not join us and learn how to become a triple threat in the musical theatre industry. 

Mediterranean craft day

Spend the morning designing and making Venetian masks from papier mâché, acrylic paints and a variety of other materials. In the afternoon you will also make a Spanish fan. Snacks during the day are included! 

Murder Mystery

A chance to fully immerse yourself into character, as you take part in Kings’ Murder Mystery. You will be designated your role, prior to the activity, (so have opportunity to bring in a costume and make-up, should you so wish). Cards containing evidence will be given to you throughout the day, in order to solve the mystery. Will it be you? 

Music composition workshop

Learn how to write songs and create them using new technologies such as iPads to mix, loop, synthesise and manipulate your music to become the next chart hit! 

Papercraft studio

During the activity day, we’ll be making 4 projects including 2 interactive cards and 2 3D projects. All materials and step by step instructions will be given to make projects you’ll be proud to take home. You’ll learn how to use a die cutting machine, punches, stamps and colouring tools as well as building the 3D projects from scratch from pieces of card using scoring and cutting techniques, all finished off with coordinating embellishments. It’s amazing how easy it is to make great projects with the right supplies and a little know how. 


Discover the thrill of Parkour, Free running and Tricking with PFT Academy. Unleash your inner acrobatic and parkour skills.! 


Whether you are a complete beginner or a keen photographer, spend the day learning new photography skills and techniques to develop your interest using the excellent equipment we have on-site such as the green room and SLR cameras. 

Stage combat

Have you ever wondered how they make fights and battles in films look so realistic? This high energy practical session will teach you how! Working with a professional stage combat artist and director you will be taught basic hand to hand and sword combat routines. 

STEM Karts

State of the art electric go karts to educate young people in a fun and engaging environmentTasks are designed to help everyone works as a team to improve individual and group performance, whilst improving individual self-esteem 

Tennis Tournament

Strive to go down in history as the Kings’ Grand Slam tennis champion! (We would like to hold a competitive tournament, therefore it is recommended that you are already able to play tennis to a reasonable standard). 


It’s time to grab some trash, get ultra creative and make some noise with our arts and crafts department! You will spend the day crafting musical instruments using an array of recyclable materials and decorating them using fabric, magazines, acrylic paints and glitter. The choices are endless. You will end the day with a musical feast for the ears, helped by our expressive arts team.

Minecraft Challenge

Let your imagination and creativity run wild! Spend your day creating, building and resourcing the challenges set for you, in your virtual world of Minecraft.

Day trips

Alpine Ski Centre

The Alpine Snowsports Centre in Southampton is a great venue for new and experienced Snowsports fans. Its artificial surface is ideal for Skiing, Snowboarding, and a bit of fun with Donutting. It’s a guaranteed fun day out! 

Alpine ski centre

Hadestown theatre trip

HADESTOWN, the acclaimed Broadway musical phenomenon by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin is now playing its long-awaited West End premiere at the Lyric Theatre. ‘An epic celebration of music, togetherness and hope’ (Forbes). HADESTOWN is the winner of 8 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theatre Album. 


Hawk Conservancy Trust

Whether it’s the thrill of holding one of the rare birds of prey, watching world-class flying displays in one of the three display arenas, or simply meandering through the 22-acre grounds of woodland and wildflower meadow, staff at the conservatory want to share their love of birds of prey and encourage you to join in the mission to conserve them. 

Hawk conservancy trust

Hillier Gardens

With 180 acres of naturally beautiful grounds, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens offers children the chance to discover, explore and learn in an inspiring and safe environment. With a well-equipped education centre, an education garden and a specialised woodland site for bushcraft and forest school activities, the Gardens provides outdoor learning for groups of all ages, all year round. 

Hillier Gardens

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is one of the most exciting attractions in London. It is widely recognized as the world’s largest and most important centre for research into natural history and its many related fields. Its top attractions include its famous dinosaur exhibition with ‘almost living’ lifelike models, the Earth Hall where you can experience an earthquake and venture through the centre of the earth on an escalator, and not forgetting the mammal exhibition – life-size models of hundreds of the world’s species, both living and extinct! It also boasts a variety of cafes and gift shops as well as stunning architecture, amazing artwork, preserved animal and insect collections and sculptures.  

Natural History Museum

New Forest aqua park

Measuring in at an impressive 4,000sq meters, this floating, inflatable Aqua Park has 2 trampolines, monkey bars, flippers, slides, hurdles, springboard, rockers, rollers, an overhang climbing wall, a swing, a giant iceberg and much more! Come along for a day of watery-wipe-out fun. 

New Forest aqua park


UK’s leading paintballing provider delivering epic days out for players. The coolest, movie-set themed game zones and state-of-the-art combat gear and guns, with life-sized props and military vehicles 


Two day Sailing course (year 9 only)

Two-day sailing course at Southampton Water Activity  

Centre on the river Itchen. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain the RYA sailing qualification Level 1. Please note – this is a Non-residential course. Pupils will be transported by bus to and from school on both days. Pupils must be able to swim 50m unaided. 


The Wave

The Wave is an inland surfing destination born out of a passion for technology, nature, and human health. At its heart is an unbelievable surfing lake, with perfect wave, set in an incredible green space. Price includes included coach travel, equipment hire (surf board, wet suit etc) and 2 x 1.5 Hour surf Lessons (30 minutes on the beach instructions and 1 hour in the water)    

The wave

Working together to build our school community: an opportunity to support our families so that all pupils can enjoy life enhancing experiences.

Activities days are an excellent way for our pupils to develop Exceptional Character, and these exciting, sometimes life changing activities are a very important part of our school curriculum.

Each year we are approached by some parents who wish to make a voluntary contribution to help the children from low income families have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities. This year we wanted to formalise this process – making it easier to make a voluntary contribution to help more activities become accessible to every pupil. If you would like to make a donation to support our school community in this way, this can be done by visiting our online school shop.

If you would like to help in this way, please visit our school shop Parent Pay School Shop Activities Week donations where you can see the full list of activities and costs ranging from £1 to £350. Once you have selected your activity, you will be able to make payment by card. When filling in the details, please put ‘donation’ in the ‘child’s name’ box. All donations will be acknowledged, but will remain anonymous.

We are proud to be part of a school community where we recognise that everyone makes an essential contribution to the life of the school. We want to thank all our parents for the support you give us each day as we work together to provide your children with their best possible learning experiences. From positive words of encouragement to our pupils and staff, through to financial contributions, we really value each family for the time, energy and commitment you put into working together with us to build our school community as well as your children’s individual successes.

School Shop Activities Days Donation

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