School Holiday Fun in Kampala! | By Helen Booth


Looking for things to do with your kids over the long summer break? Kampala offers a range of camps and programs available from international schools and social clubs providing lessons and activities to keep children busy learning new skills and making new friends. There are loads of fun and interesting things to do with everything from sports, arts and drama and culture on offer. International schools in Kampala do not finish and start on the same date so go to individual school websites to find their end of school date and beginning of summer camp programs in more detail.

Heritage International School 0393 596033/4

Dates:    12th to 30th June

Time:     9:00am to 12:00pm

Age group: 5 to 14 years

Activities offered: Music, arts, young engineers, craft, fashion and design, soccer, cricket, ballet and origami

Cost: 30,000 to 140,000 UGX per week

Galaxy International 0781 468000

Dates:    27th to 21st July

Time:     9:30am to 2:30pm

Age group: 4 to 14 years

Activities offered: Robotics (older students only) STEM, music, drama, genius minds, web design, home management, basketball and football

Cost: $50.00 per week

International School of Uganda 0414 200374/8/9

Dates:    First two weeks of August

Time:     9:00am to 3:00pm

Age group: 5 to 12 years

Activities offered: It will be a general program which will include sports and games, academic reinforcement (in a fun way) and support for students learning English as a second language. Transport will be available.

Kampala International School Uganda 0752 711789

Dates:    3rd July to 28th July

Time:     8:00am to 2:30pm

Age group: 2 camps – 2-8 years and sports camp 9-16 years

Activities offered: Music, dance, drama, art and craft, physical education, inline skating, cooking, swimming and computer studies

Cost: 40,000 per day (includes lunch)

Ambrosoli International School 0414 220416

Dates:    26th June – 7th July

Time:     8:30am – 2:00pm

Age group: 3 – 12 years

Activities offered: Swimming, ball games, crafty art, computing, cooking, storytelling, gymnastics, dance, music and cycling

Cost: 200,000 per week (includes a snack) discount for families with more than 2 participants enrolled

Makindye Country Club 0414 510290 and Kabira Club 0312 227222/3/4/5

Dates:    20th June to 20th August

Activities offered: Social-emotional, cognitive and language development through craft, drawing, painting, storytelling, songs and role play. Motor skills development through games and sports such as football, basketball, table tennis and karate.

Cost: 50,000 UGX per day

SEALS Swim Club Kampala – 0704 321321

Date: All year-round Club Program (Monday to Friday)

Time: 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Date: May and June Summer Program

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Cost: 3 weeks 150,000 UGX

Venue: Kampala Parents School, Saddler Way, Nagulu

Kampala Music School – 0414 233215

Date: 26th June to 12th July: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-1pm

Age group: 6 – 12 years

Activities offered: Rhythm games, singing and instrument playing

Venue: Kitante Close

Cost: 250,000 UGX

KCIP holiday camp at KCIP in Naguru – 0791208654

Dates: July 3rd – 4th August


Age group: 2-5 years

Activities: craft, art, gardening, cooking, science experiments, water play, maths & literacy activities

Cost: Ugx 225,000 per week plus 10,000 for optional lunch.



KCIPrimary School, Plot 10 Ntinda View Crescent, Naguru – 0776666 885

Dates: August 2017


Age group: Primary ages

Activities:  science experiments, art, craft, music, cooking, library, language

Cost: Ugx 225,000 per week plus 10,000 for optional lunch.


Karibu Art Gallery – 0782747762

Time: 1-2 hour classes

Activities offered: Woodcut blocking printing and painting classes

Venue: Bukoto-Kisasi Road, Bukoto

Cost: 45,000 UGX maximum (includes materials)

If you do not wish to commit to a full week of events, then you can choose from the following fun things to do as one -off activities.

Catch a movie at Century Cinemax, Acacia Mall – 0414660415. Get dirty and enjoy an afternoon of action with Paintball. There are two venues in Kampala. Adonai Paintball Adventures Kampala, Entebbe Road, Nyanama – Kamooflage Outdoor Adventures, Cape Munyonyo Road – Next to Speke Resort Munyonyo 0772 447003. Saddle up and enjoy Horse riding at either The Equestrian Centre, Speke Resort, Munyonyo or Flame Tree Stables, Kijabijjo Village, Gayaza Road Fancy some local artistry visit Afriart Gallery Kira Rd, Block 56, Kenneth Dale Drive (Off Kira Road) Kamwokya or their new venue Afriart on 7th, Plot 110-112, 7th Street, Industrial Area. Try your hand at beading – contact Taloso Bead Jewellery at Dancing Cup, Luthuli avenue for beading workshops 0779-920285. Tennis is offered at Lugogo Tennis Club, Lugogo Bypass – manager 0775-188138.

Why not spend the day at one of Kampala’s international hotels or country clubs? Most charge an entrance fee to use the facilities and you can relax while the kids swim and play and enjoy lunch by the pool or in the restaurant. Choose from Kampala Serena Hotel located on Kintu Road, Kampala Sheraton Hotel on Ternan Avenue, the Kabira Club on Kira Road or the Makindye Country Club located on Mobuto Road, Makindye Hill. Alternatively spend a day or two at Yellow Haven, Kawuku for bird-watching, walking or cycling 0782 900457