Child heaven in beautifully rural Somerset. Mill on the Brue is a small, family-run camp – they only take 70 residential children each week, so it’s perfect for less-confident types who might be daunted by the hordes at bigger camps. Adrenaline-junkies will love the high-ropes course, the ‘leap of faith’ (as scary as it sounds), the two giant zipwires across the river valley, the assault courses, the climbing and abseiling tower, grass toboggans and waterslide… need we go on? Children learn archery, canoeing, firelighting, how to cook in a clay oven. They’re hot on problem- solving, too, with a 24-hour challenge for the older children. Best of all (for parents) is the digital detox – no mobiles or TV all week.
When: 8 July-19 August 2017
Where: Mill on the Brue, Somerset, BA10 0BA
Who's it for: Ages 5-15 years
Price: £584 per child per week