Day Camps




Get ready for the most exciting summer ever as children gear up for an adventure like never before at Camp Dragon! Our thrilling program, tailor-made for children aged 4 to 13, promises non-stop fun and excitement. Dive into a world of endless possibilities with a dazzling array of activities every week, including swimming, bushcraft skills, inspiring art adventures, a plethora of sports, laser tag, and so much more! But that’s not all – at Camp Dragon children can unleash their inner artist, dancer, and actor in sessions that offer oodles of imaginative

Camp Dragon is powered by Ultimate Activity Camps, the UK’s leading holiday camp provider renowned for quality and safety. We’ve specially crafted age-specific timetables for all Dragon adventurers. Join us for an unforgettable experience at Camp Dragon, where lifelong memories and friendships are made – get ready to make this summer the best one yet! 🚀🌟

AGES 4-7

Our littlest campers, aged 4-7, are in for a treat! We've designed play-based activities in a safe and nurturing environment, harnessing their boundless energy to spark curiosity and social fun.

AGES 8-13

For those aged 8 and above, brace yourself for the excitement of zorbing, paddleboarding, archery, and engaging wide games that foster teamwork and friendly competition.


Swimming sessions are scheduled for all ages throughout the week. It's the perfect activity to cool off this summer in Dragon School's impressive indoor pool! We will ask about your childs swimming ability at the time of booking.


NEW FOR 2024! Running from Monday 15th July to Friday 23rd August 2024.


Our camps run Monday to Friday throughout the summer holidays. Drop off from 8.30-9.30am and collect from 4.30-5.15pm.


Save up to an extra 20% off your school holiday activities by paying with a HMRC Tax Free Childcare account or other CCV providers.


Some of our activities are age group specific. Take a look at our sample timetables to give you an idea of what to expect!

Please note these timetables are indicative only – activities will vary from day to day and week to week.


Book early and save with our exciting offers now on!







Tuesday 19th March 2024


  • Early Booking Offer available until midnight on Tuesday 19th March 2024
  • Only available on summer camps. 
  •  Not available in conjunction with other offers, discounts or promotions.
  •  Early Booking Offer ‘weekly rate’ only applies to full-week bookings – i.e. Monday to Friday.
  • Offer can be applied to multiple children and multiple weeks
  • Offer applies to Camp Dragon only
  • Any days booked that are not part of a full week will be charged at the daily offer rate of £56 per child.
  • Full payment must be made at the time of booking. If you are paying by Childcare vouchers, you will need to ensure the funds from your Childcare account have cleared before 26th March 2024
  • Click here for standard booking terms and conditions which apply to payment and cancellation.


For Ultimate flexibility, children can attend for any combination of days and/or weeks. To book just click the link below which will take you to the Ultimate Activity Camps booking system.

Book early to secure our cheapest prices, and move dates for free up to 14 days in advance. Just log into your account to make changes.


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Located on Bardwell Road in North Oxford, Camp Dragon is set in a central location with outstanding facilities to run our ultimate school holiday programme! Their first-class facilities include:
  • 22 acres of grounds

  • Astro pitches

  • Swimming pool

  • Sports hall

  • River access for paddleboards (8+ only)

  • Classrooms galore for Early Years and arts and craft sessions




Ultimate Activity Camps are for children aged 4 to 13 years. The Ultimate Activity Camps programme is tailored to each age group and children are also grouped by age to ensure they get the appropriate level of instruction and care, and make new friends of a similar age. 

Our staff are chosen for their experience, qualifications, attitude and passion for working with children. Our managers are either experienced coaches, managers or teachers and are selected for their leadership skills. Our Camp teams are comprised of Lifeguards, Sports Coaches, Art specialists and Early Years specialists to ensure we have the right balance of skills to provide the best quality instruction. All of our staff are selected through a rigorous recruitment process. We conduct Enhanced DBS checks and references on all our staff, and they are all put through our Ultimate training programme. All this means you can be confident that your child is in the best possible hands.

Yes, all our Camps will be Ofsted-registered to ensure we meet National Childcare Regulations. Ofsted review and approve our operating policies and procedures for child safeguarding, staff recruitment and Camp facilities.

Children need to bring a packed lunch and drink bottle each day. Please be aware that children on camp may have nut allergies – please avoid nuts and nut products in your child’s packed lunch.

Children should come to Camp ready for an active day. We recommend comfortable, sporty clothes (i.e. tracksuit bottoms and trainers) and a sweatshirt/jacket for outdoor activities. We cannot be responsible for damage to any clothes so please do not send children in their best. We require children to be in long sleeves and trousers with covered toe shoes for motor quads. Please ensure clothing is clearly labelled in case any items should be mislaid.

Please name all items so that any lost property can be reunited.

  • A healthy packed lunch, with morning and afternoon snacks. NOT NUTS PELASE. We do not have refrigerators on site, so please provide ice blocks if required.
  • A refillable water bottle
  • Hat / Sun Cream in hot weather. Please apply in the morning before attending., Although we cannot apply sun cream directly to your child, we will remind them throughout the day to re-apply. 
  • Outdoor coat suitable for the weather
  • Swimming kit (please pack swimming kit every day incase we can fit in extra pool sessions). We will supply all swimming aids, (armbands and floats), however if your child has specific swimming aids that they are used to they are welcome to bring those with them – clearly marked with their name. We will ask about swimming ability at the time of booking.
  • Medication (if applicable – you will be asked to complete a medication form in your booking email)
  • Coats and bags will be kept together by group, and additional items such as toys, games, and gadgets should not be brought to camp.

If you have a specific query relating to an item you think your child may need outside of this, please do contact our Customer Support Team.

 Typically we aim for around 24 children for every 2 year age group – e.g. 24 x 4-5 year olds, 24 x 6-7 year olds, etc.

Our overall child to staff ratios on Camp will be 1:8 or better – this figure includes camp manager, lifeguards and additional support staff. Below are our child to staff ratios in the group activities:

  • 4-5 year olds 1:8
  • 6-7 year olds 1:14
  • 8-13 year olds 1:16

Each week, all children on camp are divided into groups of children of a similar age to ensure they get the appropriate level of instruction and care, and can make new friends.

Please note that although at most camps we cater for children aged 4 to 13, we cannot guarantee that there will be children of every age in attendance each day. If you would like to check the age breakdown of a specific group closer to the start of camp (particularly if your child is at the youngest or oldest end of the range), please get in touch with our Customer Support Team.


We aim to run swimming sessions for each age group at least twice a week. Please pack their swimming kit every day incase it is added to the timetable.

The swimming activity is a structured session. To start with, children will undergo a short assessment with the lifeguard to assess their swimming abilities. This consists of a swim across the width of the pool; children may use armbands or floats, which are provided. If the children have any swimming aid that they particularly like to use, they can of course bring this along with them.

The instructor coaches the children through working on skills and enjoying games together. There are always at least two members of staff during a swimming session – one of whom is a fully-trained lifeguard. For children under the age of 8, we will have one instructor in the pool and one on poolside, along with the lifeguard.

All timetable activities are included in the price, so you know your child will be able to try every activity scheduled to run each day. The full range of activities we offer is so extensive that one day just isn’t long enough to run all of them every day but most of them will be offered through the course of a week. We do occasionally have to change an activity from a timetable due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, but we’ll try to re-timetable them as soon as possible.

Due to late bookings, weather conditions and changing numbers of children on camp, timetables are confirmed a week beforehand however please note that these will not be published on our website. If you would like to view the timetable please get in touch and we will be happy to email you a copy for your child’s group at camp. Our sample timetables are actual timetables from previous seasons and show the mix and type of activities children can expect.

We know how unpredictable the British weather can be! We have a varied and exciting wet weather plan which minimises disruption to the timetable and means children keep having heaps of fun. Naturally, some activities including archery cannot take place indoors, but we will endeavour to re-timetable for later in the week.


Our normal drop off time is between 8:30 and 9:30am and collection is between 4:30 and 5:15pm.

If you’re running late to collect your child, please call the office on 0330 111 7077 (local rate)as soon as possible so we can inform the Camp manager. If you are later than 5.15pm, we charge £7 for every fifteen minutes to cover the extra costs of having 2 members of staff staying late.

Friends or family members that have been authorised by you to collect your child from camp are able to collect. We ask that all parents/ family members collecting children bring the unique booking ID number when collecting, in order to confirm that they are authorised to collect.

Yes, children aged 11 years old and over can sign themselves in and out of camp. Parents must scan and post or email a letter with a handwritten signature to grant permission for their child to sign themselves in/out of camp to The letter must include the child’s name, parent’s name, contact details, the time the child is expected to arrive on camp in the morning, the time the child should be signed out and released from camp, which camp location the child is attending and the dates the child is attending the camp. Parents must contact Ultimate Activity Camps on 0330 111 7077 (local rate) if the child has not returned home by the time expected.


Booking is easy! You can book online through our website or over the phone by calling us on 0330 111 7077 (local rate). Our friendly customer services team will be more than happy to help you through your booking. Book Now!

We accept credit/debit cards and childcare vouchers – not American Express though.  For your security we use ‘3D Secure’ for online card payments. If you book during an offer, we require full payment at the time of booking. If paying with childcare vouchers, the payment needs to clear in our bank account before the end of the offers. (See below for more on childcare vouchers). Outside of offers, the full amount (card or childcare voucher payment) for all bookings must be paid at the time of booking. See our terms and conditions online for full details.

Yes, you can use childcare vouchers to pay for some or all of your Ultimate Activity Camp booking. If you are booking online, just enter the amount that you would like to pay for using childcare vouchers and who your provider is. See our Childcare page for information about the providers we currently work with, but call us if your provider is not there as we should be able to add it. You’ll need to contact your childcare voucher provider to get the payment sent to us – please ask them to put your booking ID as a reference. Please call us 0330 111 7077 (local rate) if you need help. Click here for Childcare Voucher details.

If you are booking within 5 days of the camp date required, you may be asked to secure the booking with a card payment. If you have paid some or all of your booking by card but want to pay with Childcare vouchers, you can do this up until 1 week after the last day of the holiday season you have booked, we will then refund your card accordingly and send you a confirmation email.

We’re so confident that children coming on Camp for the first time will have an amazing time that we offer our free Ultimate Guarantee. We want children to leave Camp happy and inspired, but if after their first day your child is unhappy with an aspect of how we have delivered camp, let us know and we’ll do everything in our power to make sure the second day is great. If it’s not, we’ll give you a full refund for any remaining days booked.

We know plans change so you can change booking dates for FREE up to 14 days before your Ultimate Activity Camp booking – as long as it’s within the current season and there’s availability. Changes made less than 14 days prior to the date you would like to change, will incur a £10 administration fee. If you have booked a full week then we can only move the booking as a full week, unless you are happy to pay the difference in price to split into days. You can cancel a booking or part of a booking up to 14 days before the first date of your booking – we will refund all monies paid minus a 35% of the dates you wish to cancel. If cancellation is less than 14 days before the first date of the booking, unfortunately we are unable to refund any monies. You can now move dates, update your details and manage your booking via your online account.


We know that illness and injury are common for children, so we offer the optional Ultimate Protection Plan which means we can refund you for any days missed due to illness, or move your child to new dates in the season if they’re available. We cannot offer refunds for missed days due to child or parent illness unless you take the optional Ultimate Protection Plan (UPP) for the day missed. At only £2.50 per child per day, UPP should be selected at the time of booking or up to 14 days before the first date of your Camp booking. In the event of a claim, all we need is a doctor’s note within 14 days of the illness date (for illnesses greater than 2 days). See our terms and conditions for more information about UPP.

Please click here to view Ultimate Activity Company LTD’s terms and conditons.


We know how daunting the first day at Camp can seem to a child, but usually within a short time they are settled, making new friends and raring to go! Our experienced staff know how to welcome new children and make them feel comfortable and confident within their group. Parents are welcome to call the Camp manager during the day to check on how your child is settling in.

We understand that sending your child to Camp can seem like a daunting prospect, but we employ staff who are experienced at welcoming newcomers onto Camp. Most of the children will be coming on their own and will be looking to make friends, so you and your child are not alone! Each child will be assigned a group leader for the week who you can discuss any concerns with. You can contact the Camp Manager at any point during the day to check on how your child is doing.

At Ultimate Activity Camps we do everything possible to minimise bumps and scrapes, but we have fully trained first aiders on Camp. In the event of a minor accident our staff will attend to your child as necessary. For anything beyond that you will be immediately informed, and in the unlikely event of a serious accident we will inform emergency services. If your child becomes ill on Camp, we will do everything we can to make them comfortable, however it may be in their best interest to be collected from Camp early as we do not have the capacity or facilities to care for poorly children for an extended period of time. We do require that any child who becomes ill on Camp be kept away from Camp for the full duration of their illness and 24 hours after the end of their symptoms.

If your child is ill before Camp, please do not bring them to Camp until they are well and have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours. If you have taken out the Ultimate Protection Plan, please contact us to discuss refunds or re-scheduling the booking. Please note if a child does come to Camp unwell, we reserve the right to refuse entry to Camp as we have a duty of care to the other children on Camp not to expose them to potential illness or infection.

We aim to be as inclusive as possible with an ‘open to all children’ policy. If your child requires extra support, please email or call us to discuss your child’s specific needs on Camp so we can ensure they are able to fit into the Camp programme and whether any special arrangements need to be made. Although we cannot provide additional staff for any children, we are happy to allow a child’s carer on Camp subject to standard DBS checks, as long as this doesn’t affect the enjoyment and participation of other children in the group. We may also be able to help find suitable additional 121 support staff – please note we need 6 weeks advance notice to do this.

At the time of booking, please give us as much information regarding medical conditions and medication as possible in order for us to appropriately care for your child during their time on Camp. We may require you to fill out additional information prior to Camp, but we will send these out with your confirmation email. All information you provide at the time of booking will be with our staff on Camp by the time you arrive for your first day. Please note we will only administer medication that is prescribed for that child by a health professional.

Please note all prescribed medication must be in date.

If you require your child to have an Epi-Pen on Camp, we will ask you to complete an additional information form about the allergy upon arrival. Although we have qualified first aiders on Camp, in accordance with Ofsted guidelines, on your first morning we will ask that a medical professional (or you if a medical professional is unavailable) demonstrate the use of the Epi-pen to our Camp Manager, your child’s group leader and our first aider so that both our staff and you are completely comfortable before your child’s first day.

Please note all prescribed medication must be in date.