COVID-19 update

Unfortunately due to current COVID-19 situation we won't be running Hotshots Holiday Camps this year. We are aiming to reopen Hotshots for 2022 but please check this page for the latest information. If you have any questions please email us on


Our popular Hotshots Holiday Camps are Ofsted registered and will keep your children entertained during the school holidays. We offer quality childcare at affordable prices.

  • Hotshots Active: Keep your 8- to 12-year-old active throughout the school holidays.
  • Hotshots Adventure: Let your 12- to 15-year-old join the adventure.

"My daughter had a truly fantastic, exciting and enjoyable time. She is quite a shy child, but right from the first day she loved coming to the sports centre and had a great time with all the activities."

Mrs Smith, Parent

Mrs Smith Parent

Hotshots Active activities

Catering for children of all abilities, Hotshots Active focuses on sporty activities including:

  • badminton, basketball, climbing
  • cricket, football, frisbee, futsal
  • inflatable fun, kickboxing, netball
  • short tennis, table tennis, tag rugby
  • trampolining, rounders
  • unihoc and volleyball.
Children dressed in sports clothing posing with a basketball.



  • 6-9 April 2020
  • 15-17 April 2020
  • 26-29 May 2020


  • 20-24 July 2020
  • 27-31 July 2020
  • 3-7 August 2020
  • 10-14 August 2020
  • 17-21 August 2020
  • 24-28 August 2020


The costs are:

  • £25 per child per day or
  • £22 per child per day if you book five days or more.

Hotshots Active

During the school holidays, we will lead your children in energetic, motivating and fun sessions at UWE Bristol’s Centre for Sport. Designed for 8- to 12-year-olds, our multi-activity holiday camp combines sport and play into an active programme.

With fantastic facilities and fully qualified staff, your child will stay active, meet new friends and learn new skills within a safe and trusted environment.

Hotshots Adventure activities 

Drop off and pick up will be from UWE Bristol’s Centre for Sport, but your child will be out and about during the day with activities including:

  • tag archery
  • climbing
  • water sports
  • caving.

Transport is provided to external venues.

All relevant insurances are in place.

Teenagers wearing blue on the grass.

Dates and costs

  • Hotshots Adventure will run during the school holidays and 2020 dates will be available soon.
  • Costs will be available soon.

Hotshots Adventure

Hotshots Adventure Holiday Camps will provide 12- to 15-year-olds with a mixture of onsite and offsite activities designed to motivate, challenge and keep your teenager active over the school holidays.

Child safety

The welfare of your child in our care always takes priority. Children are supervised at all times, including break and lunch times. All Centre for Sport staff and Hotshots leaders are DBS checked and fully qualified in relevant activities.

We carry out regular risk assessments to ensure that the activities your child participates in are safe. Our policies and procedures are regularly updated to ensure we meet all necessary requirements.

The Centre for Sport has fully qualified first aid personnel available at all times.


UWE Bristol Centre for Sport has full public liability and employer’s insurance. Please email us at for further details if you require them.

Ofsted registration

The camps are Ofsted registered (EY423243) and our certificate is displayed in the Centre for Sport viewing gallery.

What to bring

Please ensure your child is suitably prepared for all weather conditions and activities, ie trainers, tracksuit, sun-cream, hats, rain coat etc. A spare change of clothes is required.

You must supply your child with a packed lunch and drinks bottle every day. Please ensure that they have enough food and drink to sustain them throughout the day.

Hotshots location map

View our location on a map

1. Carpark 17

(Please press intercom at barrier to gain access to the car park) Coldharbour Ln, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS16 1QY

2. Centre for Sport

Coldharbour Ln, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS16 1QY

Registration and location


Children can be dropped off between 08:30-09:15 and collected between 17:00-17:30. If you require a pick up time earlier than 17:00, please let us know at the beginning of the day.

Parents must register their child each morning that they attend the camp in the Centre for Sport viewing gallery. You will need to supply a password on the application form; this will be used to confirm that you are the correct person to collect your child. 

Contact us

We would be happy to answer any further questions you have. Please contact us to find out more.