Kickstart – The Event



Join Professor Pow’s Science Squad this Summer! 1st – 5th August at The Littlehampton Academy

Come and join Professor Pow’s Science Squad this August for a week of games, craft, sports, Bible stories and much more! Kickstart the Event is our popular annual play-scheme for all Primary Aged children (Reception to Year 6).

This science themed adventure runs from Mon 1st Aug – Fri 5th, 10.00am – 12.30pm. Plus our Sunday Special on Sun 7th, 10.00am – midday! The cost is £18 for the first child and £15 for all other children from the same household. This prices includes refreshments for each day, plus a ‘Kickstart The Event’ T shirt for every child!

For the little ones who are too small for Kickstart the Event we have Mini-Kickstart, our parent toddler stay-and-play, running Mon – Fri, 10am – 12.15pm at The Littlehampton Academy College. There’ll be toys, craft, play equipment and delicious refreshments available to buy! No need to book, simply turn up on the day. Entry is £1 per child.

In addition to the playscheme, we’ll also be hosting other events during the week including a family party, picnic and a film night. More information will be available nearer the time.


Key details:

  • Where: The Littlehampton Academy main hall
  • When: Monday 1st – Friday 5th August 10am – 12:30pm, PLUS Sunday 7th August, 10.30am – 12pm
  • Who: All Primary aged children (Reception to Year 6). There’s also a Mini-Kickstart Stay and Play for parents/carers and toddlers, £1 per child.
  • How Much: £18 per child, then £15 for all other children from the same household


Mini-Kickstart is a stay and play for parents and carers with younger children and runs at The Littlehampton Academy College alongside Kickstart The Event. There will be a variety of facilities including toys, craft, play equipment, refreshments and more! Simply turn up on the day. Entry is £1 per child and free for adults. Refreshments will be available to buy.

The fun doesn’t end there!

All families are welcome to join us for our Kickstart The Event Extras during the week. All of these events are free entry and held at The Littlehampton Academy.

Film night showing ‘Home’: Wed 3rd July, 6 – 8.30pm (film starts at 6.30pm) with tuck and refreshments available to buy.

Ladies Night: Thurs 4th July, 7 – 9pm. An evening of live entertainment, shopping and pampering just for women. Come for a well-deserved night out, bring your friends!

Family Party: Fri 5th 6 – 7.30pm. Dance the night away with your kids to our family-friendly DJ set, with tuck and refreshments available to buy.

Sunday Picnic: Come and join us after the Kickstart the Event grand finale on Sun 7th August at The Littlehampton Academy from midday, for a family picnic! We’ll bring the bouncy castle – you bring the picnic!

More about our annual playscheme:

Kickstart the Event brings together over 300 children each year for games, songs, teaching, crafts and lots of fun! We run the event in The Littlehampton Academy and every year there are fantastic stories of what the children have been up to and the impact it has on their lives. The event would not be possible without the amazing support of hundreds of volunteers who give up their time to make it happen. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out our online application here.


More photos from 2015 are available on our Facebook page here.