Our whole and half day Mini and City Camps offer a huge range of activities and games for 4 to 12 year olds to burn off some of that energy! 

Our DBS checked staff ensure children make friends, try new things and have fun. With early drop-off, sibling discount and childcare voucher payment options, they’re ideal for working parents.

Children aged 4 and 5 are only eligible to do one morning or afternoon half camp per day, in line with OFSTED regulations. We offer half and whole day Mini camps for children aged 6 and 7 years old.

To make sure you get the best out of camps, please read our pre-course information. Activities vary across our centres.

Days running

  • Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 and Thursday 29 December 2022

Session times

  • Whole day: 9am to 5pm each day (for children aged 6 to 12)
  • Half day or Mini Camps: 8.30am to 12.30pm (for children aged 4 to 7)
  • Lunch: 12pm to 1pm, or 12.30pm to 1.30pm for whole day camps 
  • Early drop off: 8am to 8.45am 
  • Late pick up: 5pm to 6pm

Early bird 

These prices are available until Tuesday 6 December:

  • Whole day: £27
  • Half Day or Mini Camps: £13.50
  • Early drop off and late pick up: £2.50 per session, per day 

You can also pay using childcare vouchers, before the early bird date.


From Wednesday 7 December, prices are:

  • Whole day: £32
  • Half Day or Mini Camps: £16
  • Early drop off and late pick up: £2.50 per session, per day


We offer a 15% sibling discount when you book two siblings onto our City or Mini Camps at the same time. These prices are available from Wednesday 7 December.

Please call the relevant centre directly to book:

  • Please book online in advance or by calling the relevant centre directly. 
  • You will need an ourChelmsford card to book.
  • Discounts can only booked in person at our centres or by phone Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. They cannot be booked online and cannot be used together. 
  • Please see our pre-course information page for full details on discounts and booking.
  • Please read our pre-course information before booking and attending the course
  • SWFLC run full day City Camps only.
  • Trampolining will run on selected days due to coach availability.
  • Swimming is available only for children over 8 years old.

Before you arrive

  • All camps must be booked and paid for in advance using your child's ourChelmsford card
  • If your child does not have an ourChelmsford card, you will need to apply for one before you can book a session.
  • If you have not booked and paid for a session, you will not be able to attend.
  • Please arrive five minutes before your child's course is due to start.

Drop off

  • Make your way to the drop off zone when you first arrive. You will need to register your child and sign them in.
  • Our course team will ask you to provide a password and emergency contact number. They'll also ask whether your child has any medical conditions, allergies or are taking medication.
  • The team will then issue you with a wristband which you will need to put on your child.

During the course

  • Please ensure your child brings plenty of drinks and snacks or a packed lunch if on an all day course. Please bring a plastic or metal water bottle, not glass.
  • Please ensure children tie long hair back, wear suitable sports clothing and trainers, bring sunscreen and hat on hot days, and the following items depending on the centre they are attending.


  • City Camps: please bring gloves, extra socks and warm clothing for ice skating, swimwear and towel for swimming session and socks for trampolining.
  • Mini Camps: please bring socks for trampolining and soft play.

South Woodham Ferrers 

  • City Camps: a swimming costume and towel for swimming session. Please tie long hair back.


  • You should make sure that whoever is collecting your child is aware of the password you provided at registration. We cannot send a child home with anyone who doesn't know this.
  • If you think you might be late, please let us know as soon as possible.

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Last updated: 11 November 2022