For those kids born to perform, there is a chance to sing, dance and act with these junior experiences. At Fame School (£99) kids spend a day at a real stage school learning how to street dance, handle the audition process plus vocal coaching, with essential advice from pupils and tutors. Anyone wanting to discover their inner ‘X’ Factor will love the Kids Recording Studio Experience (£210). Between 8 to 10 children can form a band and cut a CD as they make the most of three hours exclusive studio time. The ‘Les Mis’ Kids’ Club (£60) or ‘Les Mis’ Kids’ Club Family day for Eight (£440) is ideal for introducing children to the long-running musical. They’ll go backstage for a tour and drama workshop using real props and costumes (they might even get to don Jean Valjean’s coat!), before taking their seats for a magical, matinee performance.
For a role play with a difference it can only be the Junior Cowboy Adventure (£49) or Junior Cowboy Adventure for Three (£125), ideal for all the Sundance Kids and Young Guns. Kids saddle up for a western-style riding lesson – much easier than English-style – learn how to lasso and even dine on a cowboy lunch of ranch burger and beans. Junior James Bond’s or Jason Bourne’s can put their spying skills to the test on a Secret Agent Day (£85). This undercover mission includes an assault course, code scrambling, survival techniques and abseiling. Perfect for discovering just where all the Christmas presents have been hidden!
If the New Year includes plans for a ski trip, Red Letter Days offers Junior Snowboarding for Two (£49). From basic moves to a stylish zigzag, this is perfect for providing beginners and more advanced boarders the confidence and skills to get ahead off the pack when they hit the slopes for real. Those heading underwater will benefit Junior Scuba Diving (£39) or Junior Scuba Diving for Two (£78), where first-timers feel what weightlessness is all about and perfect breathing techniques in a swimming pool before going scuba diving in the sea on their holiday.
Young daredevils can live out their Supeman and Spidey fantasies with Junior Body Flying for Two (£75). Freeefalling on a 120mph wall of air in a wind tunnel is the closest thing to flying, and there’s no need for a plane or parachute. Kids with a head for heights can take to the skies in a biplane for the where an ex-Red Arrows or ex-fast jet pilot will take them through an aerobatic flying sequence packed with stunts. They’ll make their friends green with envy as they share the excitement of this head-spinning adventure. The Arrows Junior Experience £350