Welcome to the House of Fun!

Monday 7 August - Friday 11 August 2017

The House of Fun is a non-residential, multi-activity holiday camp for girls and boys aged 5-13 held at Ipswich School, Henley Road, Ipswich. 

For full details of the House of Fun, including drop off and pick up information click here. For an application form, please click here.

House of Fun is operated within the campus of Ipswich School, making full use of its excellent facilities and grounds. It provides exciting yet safe five-day extravaganzas of expert guidance and instruction from the school staff in an atmosphere of enormous fun.

The programme is designed to allow children choice throughout the day. Options offered will always provide individuals with sporting or other activities with the aim of appealing to all interests and enthusiasms. Our intention is to create a calm and controlled environment with choices being made from competitive and noncompetitive activities.

The day is divided into six sessions. At the beginning of each day children will be presented with the session options. They will choose from three different activities designed to offer enjoyment to all. The structure of the day potentially presents the individual with an impressive total of fifteen choices of activity, each day of the week.

Children in the Year 1 and 2 age range will have a suitably modified selection of activities. Ipswich School has Public Liability insurance cover in place, and Personal Accident cover is extended to all children participating in “Ipswich School House of Fun”.

Among activities on offer are:
Aerobics, Art, Athletics, Army, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Board Games, Bouncy Castle, Cheerleading, Computing, Cricket, Disco Dancing, Drama, Face Painting, Film Making, Fives, Frieze Painting, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Indoor Cricket, Indoor Ball Games, Indoor Soccer, Inflatables, Initiative Games, Jewellery Making, Masks, Model Making, Nail Bar, Netball, Orienteering, Painting, Pottery, Quiz Time, Rounders, Short Tennis, Softball, Soccer, Squash, Superstars, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Tie-Dyeing, Trampolining, Treasure Hunt, Ultimate Frisbee, Unihoc, Water Polo


Additional activities at the Suffolk Ski Centre - Tobogganing, High Ropes and Ringos

A morning off site at Suffolk Ski Centre with a choice of 2 from 3, high ropes, tobogganing or ringos will cost an additional £20

High Ropes
Having fun, learning to climb, testing your nerve and pushing your boundaries Wearing a safety harness, participants test themselves over the
various challenges. We hope everyone finds the experience exciting, challenging and most of all fun! Comprising 3 key elements to test your skill and your nerve, Why Knot delivers thrills and build confidence with:
• Climbing wall • Postman’s walk • Multivines • Jump the gaps • Wobbly bridge • Catwalk • Descent
To complement the high ropes experience, children will also spend time enjoying the purpose built tobogganing run.
A giant inner-tube slide, down a purpose built slope

Please note: High Ropes has a 1.1m minimum height requirement; Ringos has a minimum age requirement of 8 years; Year 3 and above only, and have a choice of 2 from 3 options 




Year 1 - 2 children: 9.30am - 4.00pm
Year 3 - 8 children: 9.30am - 5.00pm
All age groups as of 1st September 2017
We are happy to entertain Year 1 - 2 children between 4 and 5pm if they have older brothers or sisters taking part in the longer programme.
£30 Extended Day Option: Children can be supervised from 8.30am - 6.00pm for the week


Monday 7 - Friday 11 August 2017 

Son/Daughter £168.00
Sibling £150.00
Second Sibling £140.00
Extended day option: £28.00 (Children can be supervised from 8.30am - 6.00pm for the week)
High Ropes / Tobogganing / Ringos £18.00
All prices include VAT

The Team

Course Leader: Mr Bryan Caley Instructors: Our instructors are either teachers from the Prep and Senior School or carefully selected qualified professionals. Group Leaders: Will remain with their groups throughout the day, helping the children to understand the arrangements and offering encouragement and friendship. The group leaders will be hand picked pupils from the Senior School, many of whom will be linked to the JSLA (Junior Sports Leadership Award) scheme. Matron: A School matron is on duty throughout the week. Staff ratios: There will be a 1:6 staff / child ratio.

For further information, please call us on 01473 408300.