May Half-Term MultiBugs Holiday Camp in Harborne!


The Bugs Group’s MultiBugs Holiday Camp returns to the Harborne area during the Whitsun week half term, with over 30 different sporting activities on offer for children!


The camp is open to boys and girls aged between 4-12 years old, where kids will be able to play some of their favourite sports, as well as playing some activities that they may have never tried before!

Some of the sports and activities that the children will play during the holiday camp can range from badminton to football and from athletics to dodgeball, meaning there is always a new fun and exciting activity on offer for kids to enjoy!


At the end of the week, there will be a competition day where children have the chance to demonstrate the skills they have learnt during the weeks activities. There are also chances to win special trophies and all children go home with a certificate.

As with all of The Bugs Group’s holiday camps running across Birmingham and Solihull, the main goal of our camps is for all kids to have a fantastic time, meet new friends, develop their skills and above all have lots of fun!

The MultiBugs camp is held in Quinton, just outside of Harborne, South Birmingham, at Four Dwellings Academy (B32 1RJ).

Early-bird discount will end on Monday the 8th of May at 5pm! To book a place on the MultiBugs holiday camp click the button below or call 0121 777 7792.


DanceBugs May Half-Term Holiday Camp!


Our DanceBugs holiday camp returns again this May half term in Solihull, with lots more fun dance games, dance routines and arts and craft to keep kids active and entertained during the school half term!

The DanceBugs camp is open to both girls and boys from ages 4-12 from 9:30am-3:30pm, with extended hours available.

Using their imaginations, children will be able to get creative and explore a variety of dance styles including Jazz, Freestyle, Ballet, Street and many more! The creative movements that children will create will be developed into a special performance that will be performed to parents at the end of the week!

Check out the video of the amazing dance performance from our DanceBugs at our Easter holiday camp here!

All children are awarded certificates and rosettes after the performance for their great effort during the week and in the special end of week routine!


There is a change of venue for the Dance holiday camp this half-term, it will now be held at Light Hall School in Solihull, the same venue as our FootieBugs Football Holiday Camp.

Early-bird booking is available until 5pm on Monday the 8th of May! To book now click the button below or call 0121 777 7792 to secure your place on the holiday camp!

World Asthma Day – YogaBugs Helpful Tips!


Today, Tuesday 2nd of May, is World Asthma Day. First Aid for Life report that approximately 5.4 million people are currently receiving treatment for Asthma, with 10% of all children suffering from Asthma.

For young children suffering from Asthma, sport and physical activity can be very difficult and this can make some children lose confidence as they may not have opportunities to play with friends or be ‘successful’ at sport.

YogaBugs provide a great form of physical activity for children with asthma and the use of breathing and relaxation techniques can help manage their condition. By performing a non-competitive sport, children can work and develop at their own pace, allowing them to boost their confidence levels and reduce anxiety or stress. This gives them a positive experience of sport and physical activity, making them more likely to participate in the future.

Through the use of different yoga poses and breathing techniques, children focus their breathing by taking deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth to increase their lung capacity. By increasing lung capacity, children’s general wellbeing improves and breathing issues such as asthma are controlled.

YogaBugs recommends some of the following poses to help with breathing issues such as asthma. The poses; butterfly, fish and bridge all open up the chest area increasing lung capacity and managing asthma problems whilst also decreasing anxiety.

Fish – Start on your back, bringing hands towards your tummy and bending elbows so head is lifted off the floor and chest is pointed upwards.

Bridge – Sitting down, place hands behind yourself with fingers pointing forward. Press down into your hands and feet, lifting bottom off the floor and tummy and chest towards the ceiling.

Butterfly – Sit on your bottom, bend your knees together and bring your feet together to touch each other.


YogaBugs work within schools and nurseries delivering classes taught through imagination and storytelling, as well as community classes. To find your nearest class click here.

The Bugs Group Easter Holiday Camps Review!


Over the two week Easter holidays, the Bugs Group ran several holiday camps for children aged 4-12 across Birmingham and Solihull. The camps, which run during all school holidays, again proved to be very popular with the kids having lots of fun and making lots of new friends!


Our FootieBugs camp ran at Solihull Sixth Form, B91 3WR. Children enjoyed specially themed days at the camp, including Wacky Wednesday and Flag Friday! As well as the usual fun and engaging football based games that work on core skills, children also enjoyed a special Football Easter Egg hunt on the first Wednesday of the camp! The kids then participated in two competition days, where they were awarded medals and certificates!

Also running at the Solihull Sixth Form was our DanceBugs holiday camp. At the camp, children used their imaginations to make creative movements based on different styles of dance. By exploring different styles, ranging from jazz to ballet to freestyle, children were able to combine all moves into a fantastic performance at the end of the camp, which they had produced themselves. To see the performance click here.

Our MultiBugs holiday camp ran at Four Dwellings Academy in Harborne, where kids enjoyed a huge variety of different sports and activities. Children played over 30 different sports and games, meaning they played their favourite sports but also had the chance to try out new ones that they may not have previously had the chance to try before! On competition day at the end of both weeks, the kids at the holiday camp showcased the skills they had learnt across the range of sports and all won medals and trophies!

Finally, our Dorridge holiday camp ran at Dorridge Primary School exclusively for pupils at the school. The Dorridge camp combined Football, Dance and Multi Sports into a fun packed two weeks where children all enjoyed the large mix of activities! Click here to view a video of a previous Dorridge holiday camp.


We are already looking forward to running our camps again during the May half term and Earlybird booking is available now! The MultiSports camp will again be running in Harborne and as usual Dorridge camp remains at the school, however there is a change of venue for the FootieBugs and DanceBugs camp, which is now at Light Hall School in Solihull, B90 2PZ. To book your place call 0121 777 7792 or click the button below!

Unhappy and Inactive Children During Half-Terms!


The Telegraph have recently reported that children are at their unhappiest during school half terms, most notably during the Easter break. A study from the University of Essex discovered that children’s activity levels also dramatically drop, in some cases stopping altogether as they are spending less time with friends.

The findings of the study also showed that children were spending more time in front of computer screens or on mobile phones during holiday periods, therefore becoming more inactive and unhappy.

Besides preventing obvious health risks such as obesity and diabetes, children that are physically active are also more likely to happier than those who remain inactive according to Public Health England.

At the Bugs Group, we believe all children should be active and healthy especially during school half term breaks! That’s why we run a variety of different holiday camps for children in Harborne, Birmingham and Solihull.

We offer FootieBugs, DanceBugs and MultiBugs holiday camps, where children will play and participate in fun and exciting activities based around Football, Dance and Multi-Sports respectively.








All of our holiday camps are designed to keep children active over the holidays whilst making new friends, learning new skills and improving their self-confidence and therefore their overall happiness, meaning unhappy inactive children during half-terms are a thing of the past!

To learn more about our camps or to book a place for May half-term call head office on 0121 777 7792 !

Prince Harry – Increasing Awareness of Mental Health Issues


Prince Harry has recently spoken about the difficulties he faced regarding his emotional and mental well-being in dealing with the death of his mother at such a young age.

In his interview with ‘The Telegraph’, Prince Harry discusses how he was left close to a breakdown on a number of occasions and also suffered from anxiety. Through sharing his own story and discussing the problems he has faced, he is hoping to encourage awareness of mental health issues, including in young children.

Prince Harry is working alongside his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, for a mental health charity CALM. The BBC reported that Prince William also believes that a ‘stiff upper lip’ could be holding people back from discussing and expressing their feelings, thus potentially endangering their mental health. He further went on to discuss how he would want his own children to be able to talk about their feelings, something that Prince Harry has admitted he was unable to do.

Children’s mental health is becoming an ever-growing issue, with the Mental Health Organisation reporting that 1 in 10 children are affected by mental health problems. Good physical health and regular exercise is important to developing mental health, as well as practicing mindfulness.

YogaBugs combines Yoga inspired moves with breathing and relaxation techniques to improve children’s emotional well being, helping them to deal with anxiety and stress and building self confidence levels. Through practising this at a young age, children develop good mental health and resilience to cope with any potential issues later in life.

YogaBugs run a range of programmes in both schools and nurseries, as well as local Yoga Classes.

Contact Number: 0121 777 7792

MultiBugs Holiday Camp in Harborne – Over 30 Different Sporting Activities!

Our MultiBugs Holiday Camp is back this week celebrating the Easter half term! Once again there is an incredible variety of different sports on offer to children to participate in whilst following a range of themes on each day.

Some of the sports on offer at the camp include; Tennis, Netball, Cricket, Dodgeball, Hockey and many more!

Our camps are focused on creating a fun and enjoyable experience for all children, meeting and making new friends and also to reach their full potential and improve skills in the sports they love.

Throughout the week, children can earn points for their teams before a special competition day at the end of the week, where there are a number of prizes and certificates given out to children in a presentation.

The MultiBugs camp is held in Harborne (South Birmingham) at Four Dwellings Academy, B32 1RJ.

For more information or to book your child’s place, call on 0121 777 7792, email or click the button below!

Catch the Dancing Bug at our DanceBugs Easter holiday camp in Solihull!



With the Easter half term break now upon us, it means the start of another of our DanceBugs holiday camps!


Children will keep active and have a fun time at the camp while learning a whole variety of different dance styles. The dance styles can range from jazz to ballet and even to street and freestyle!


Throughout the Easter break, children will explore their imagination the DanceBugs way and be able to get creative, forming their own special routine, which will be performed to all parents at the end of each week.

After the performance, all children will be awarded special certificates and rosettes for their excellent performance and effort over the camp!


The Solihull DanceBugs Easter camp is held at the Solihull Sixth Form College, just a few minutes to Solihull town centre and Touchwood shopping centre.

For more information on the Solihull DanceBugs camp or to book, call 0121 777 7792 or email

MultiBugs Holiday Camp is returning for EASTER at Four Dwellings Academy!!

GREAT NEWS! Our Jam packed – MultiBugs Holiday Camp is returning to Four Dwellings Academy this Easter but the news doesn’t just stop there!

If you book a full week you will be entered into a prize draw to win Whitsun week for FREE! But Hurry Spaces are filling up FAST.

Our MultiBugs Holiday Camp offers outstanding multi-sports childcare for children aged 4-12 years in the Harborne and Quinton area throughout all School holidays! In our Camps children, will enjoy over 30 sports, including rounder’s, football, badminton, dodgeball, netball, cricket, tennis, hockey, rugby, basketball to include a few! With Loads of games and activities each WEEK as well!

This Easter Holidays we are running our camp at Four Dwellings academy on Dwellings Lane, Quinton, Birmingham, B32 1RJ again on the following dates:

Week 1 – 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th April

Week 2 – 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st April


Don’t forget! – If you book a FULL MultiBugs Camp week 1 or 2 you can win Whitsun week for FREE!

At MultiBugs our camps offer children the opportunity to play their favourite sports and also try activities they have never had the chance to enjoy before! Each one of our camps is themed with our Easter Camp fast approaching we are having a special Easter egg hunt each week; leaving the children something to look forward to, while they are at the camp.

Children will get the chance to enjoy different sports each day and to earn points whilst working together as a team, at the end of the week we have a special competition day which will be held on 13th and 21st April! Where all children will go home with a medal and a certificate and have the chance to win trophies and some fantastic prizes!

As a parent, you can relax, safe in the knowledge that your children are having an amazing time with our MultiBugs coaches who are qualified, fully insured, first aid trained and have an enhanced DBS.


At MultiBugs our goal is to create an enjoyable experience for all the children attending the camp, encouraging them all to reach their full potential, and to make new friends and of course have FUN. We aim to give every child an amazing experience that they can’t wait to come back! As a parent, sending your child to a camp that they LOVE and can’t stop talking about is a no brainer!

Our prices start from just £12 per dayMultiBugs Camps are a GREAT VALUE for money! And the No.1 choice for Holiday Camps in the Harborne and Quinton!

So why not reserve your space’s today by calling 0121 777 7792 or by clicking here to find out more information on our Website!

Don’t forget! – If you book a FULL MultiBugs Camp week 1 or 2 you can win Whitsun week for FREE!

The Bugs group Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week!

Birmingham Business, the Bugs Group, celebrates National Apprenticeship week by offering another young apprentice a full time job!

A high apprenticeship retention rate will be celebrated by the Bugs Group this week as they offer another young adult a promising career.

The Bugs Group specialises in children’s fitness, working within the community, schools and nurseries. Through, YogaBugs, DanceBugs, FootieBugs and MulitBugs they make exercise fun for all, by combining imagination and sport and ensuring all children have a positive experience in sports from a young age.

Bugs Group General Manager, Lisa Applebee, says “As a company we develop children through physical activity, it is great to also be able to help young adult kick start their careers. Often young adults are given ‘bad press’ about their attitude to working, and this really Bugs me as we have had a great experience with apprentices. They are the heart of our company, bringing enthusiasm, willingness to learn and fresh ideas to the Group. I would recommend the apprenticeship scheme to all companies”.

The Bugs Group are proud to be part of the apprenticeship scheme and have found and developed really valuable members of their team.

Demi Foy, the Bugs Group administrator & social media guru is the latest apprentice to accept a full time position at the company and talks about her experience as an apprentice:

“I chose to do an apprenticeship as I wanted to work and learn and earn money at the same time and it could lead to a full time job at the end”.

“The biggest challenge I faced when I joined the company was adjusting from such a small part time job to such a busy, large working environment”

“The Bugs Group is a fun and loving company, I have always wanted to work with children, and the and at the Bugs Group, children are at the heart of everything we do.”

Demi Foy accepted her full time role this week and the Bugs Group are searching for their next superstar!


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