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Mini and City Camps

Fun, creative and active whole and half day Mini and City Camps; the perfect school holiday fun for your 4 to 12 year olds.

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 and key worker discounts 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, times and prices

Day(s) running

  • Riverside: Friday 22 July to Wednesday 31 August (inclusive)
  • South Woodham Ferrers: Monday 25 July to Friday 2 September (inclusive)

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

Prices 

Early Bird (available until Tuesday 12 July)

  • 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.

Standard 

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

Sibling and key worker discounts (available from Wednesday 13 July)

We offer a 15% sibling discount when you book two siblings onto our City or Mini Camps at the same time. We also offer a 15% key worker discount.

Please call the relevant centre directly to book:

Booking

  • Please book online in advance or by calling the relevant centre directly. 
  • You will need an ourChelmsford card to book.
  • Key worker and sibling discounts can only booked in person at our centres or by phone Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. The discounts cannot be booked online and cannot be used together. 
  • Please see our pre-course information page for full details on discounts and booking.

Essential information

  • 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.

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:

Riverside

  • 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.

Collection

  • 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.

Discounts

  • Early Bird discounts are available until the Tuesday 2 weeks before the start of the holidays.
  • A 15% sibling discount or a 15% key worker discount are available for our Mini and City Camps. We offer a 15% sibling discount when you book two siblings onto our course at the same time. 
  • Key worker and sibling discounts can only booked in person at our centres, or by phone Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. Discounts cannot be booked online and cannot be used together. 

Suitable for

Ages 4 
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to 12
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Riverside Leisure Centre

Contact Riverside

Victoria Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1FG

Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre

Contact CSAC

Salerno Way
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 2EH

South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre

Contact SWFLC

Brickfields Road
South Woodham Ferrers
Essex
CM3 5JU

Dovedale Sports Centre

Contact Dovedale

Vicarage Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 9BP

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