Students Staff

7 March 2018

Register your interest for our summer holiday clubs

Filed under: Latest news — ckeitch @ 5:04 pm
Children at our summer holiday club.

Children at our summer holiday club.

Do you have a sporty, crafty or nature loving child? Do you require childcare in the school holidays? Essex Sport and Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery, located at our Colchester Campus, will be hosting summer holiday camps for children aged five to fourteen. Both holiday clubs will be running from Monday 23 July with the Day Nursery holiday club finishing on Friday 24 August and Essex Sport’s CHUMs finishing Friday 31 August. They will run from 8.30am to 5.30pm every weekday.

Bookings for our summer holiday clubs will be opening shortly, in the meantime please register your interest in your chosen holiday club.

Children between the age of five and eight have the choice of whether they’d like to attend Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery holiday club or Mini CHUMS run by Essex Sport. The Day Nursery provides play based activities in our large outdoor gardens, as well as forest schools sessions and scheduled day trips around the campus and surrounding area. CHUMS provides a sportier option with team-based games, professional coaching in tennis and football, as well as arts and crafts.

Children over the age of eight can attend Junior CHUMS where the summer program will utilises the brilliant sporting facilities that our Colchester Campus has to offer, including the brand new £12m Essex Sport Arena launched by Olympic Gold Medalist MBE Max Whitlock and Chancellor of the University of Essex, John Bercow MP.

If you’d like to register your interest in Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery, please send an email to We will then send you an application form to complete which must be returned by email only. Applications can be submitted from 10am on Tuesday 3 April and will be allocated in order of receipt. Application forms cannot be handed in at the Nursery. Children can be booked in for single days or for week-long sessions. Prices for this year will remain the same as last year at £26.50 per day with an optional lunch cost of £4.50 per day if required.

If you would like to register your interest for CHUMS please get in touch with the Essex Sport team by emailing Prices will also remain the same as last year at £22.50 per day for University of Essex staff. Register your interest before 3 April to book your priority place and receive a 15% OFF voucher for your summer CHUMS booking.

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