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Out of school clubs, play schemes and activities

Before and after school clubs

After school clubs may be offered by a school, or by a private or voluntary (charitable) provider, either on or off the school site. They run from the end of the school day until about 6pm.

Some will also provide care at the start of the school day and they are sometimes known as "breakfast" clubs. If they provide care for children under the age of eight years they must be registered with Ofsted.

Each school has its own arrangements for extra-curricular activities. So, speak to your child's teacher about what is available or search events to find out what's going on near you.

Holiday clubs and play schemes

Schemes providing care during the school holidays are usually open for a standard working day to meet the needs of working parents. They often run sports-based and play activities. Again, if they provide care for children under the age of eight years they must be registered with Ofsted.

You can find out about clubs, play schemes and activities by searching our find services section.

More information on the County Council website.

Leisure Activities

There is a wide range of activities and clubs in Somerset. Please search our find services section for more information.

You can also find places to play outdoors in Somerset on the Somerset Play Forum website.