Newman Trust holidays are EXTRA fun for people who like music and singing!

Newman Holiday Trust playlists

If you have Spotify you can…

» Open a Newman Holiday Trust Disco Playlist dancefloor hits (You can add your own favourites!)

» Open a Newman Holiday Trust Singalong Playlist (favourite bus songs!)


This list is only a tiny collection of the songs that get sung on our holidays. Maybe you could teach us some new ones?
If you want to learn any of these songs, contact us. We might even sing it down the phone to you…

Silly/Noisy songs

  • Alice the Camel
  • Alouette
  • Animal Fair
  • A sailor went to sea sea sea
  • Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
  • Bananas of the world (Chop banana etc)
  • B.I.N.G.O. (There was a boy who had a dog)
  • Charlie had/was a pigeon
  • Chucked/bunged it out the window
  • Coom a la vista
  • Daddy’s taking us to the zoo tomorrow
  • Do your ears hang low?
  • Father Abraham
  • Found A Peanut
  • Ging Gang Gooli/Granny
  • Go forwards, go backwards, to the left & the right
  • Gonna Build a House
  • Grand Old Duke of York
  • Ham and Eggs
  • Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes
  • He jumped from 40 000 feet (… was a parachutist in the R.A.F.)
  • Hello, my name is O/Joe/Lee
  • Hey ho, Captain Jack
  • Hokey Cokey
  • I am the Music Man
  • If you’re happy and you know it
  • In the Springtime Sang Fulderay
  • Little Budgerigar
  • Michael Finnegan
  • Old MacDonald had a farm
  • One Man Went To Mow
  • One finger one thumb
  • Pizza Hut/Ford Escort
  • Princess Pat
  • Quartermaster’s Stores/Five Constipated Men
  • Run, rabbit, run
  • She’ll be coming round the mountain
  • Singin’ in the rain
  • Swimming, swimming, in the swimming pool
  • Ten Green Bottles (& variations)
  • The Animals Went In Two By Two
  • The Bean Song
  • The Bear went over the mountain
  • The Day I Sailed to Sea (When I was one…)
  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  • The little green frog
  • The Pony Song
  • The other day, I met a bear
  • There’s a Hole In My Bucket
  • There was an old woman who swallowed a fly
  • There were ten in the bed
  • The Shark Song
  • The Wheels on the Bus
  • Way down in the jungle (Boogie-Woogie Washerwoman)
  • What shall we do with the drunken sailor?
  • Where have you been, my son? (Eels)
  • Who let the dogs out? (pigs/cows, etc.)
  • Worms (Nobody likes me)
  • Yellow Bird
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Yogi Bear
  • You are my sunshine (vary voices)
  • You’ll never get to heaven

Calmer songs

  • Canadian Boat Song
  • I Like the Flowers
  • Land Of The Silver Birch


  • Down by the riverside (Study War No More)
  • God Loves You
  • He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
  • Kum Ba Yah
  • Rise and Shine
  • This Little Light of Mine


  • Frere Jacques
  • I like the flowers
  • I’m gonna sing + Swing Low, Sweet Chariot + O When the Saints +This Little Light of Mine
  • London’s Burning/Campfire’s Burning


  • Boom-chicka-boom
  • Che che kule
  • Everywhere We Go
  • Goal!/Offside!/Foul!/Sack the ref!
  • Hey ho, Captain Jack
  • Ka le le
  • O a laya
  • Oggy oggy oggy
  • There ain’t no flies on us
  • We’re going on a bear hunt

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