Chelmsford City Council keeps kids busy over Easter

Chelmsford City Council has a range of Easter holiday activities at Hylands House and a choice of Get In! City Camps, Active Fun and Skills Clinics taking place at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre, Dovedale Sports Centre, South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre and Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre (CSAC). The Get In! holiday courses offer great fun and learning for children aged between 4 to 12, and help them to develop a passion for sport that will last for life.

The Easter City Camps program runs between 3 April and 14 April and there is a choice of Mini City Camps for younger children aged between four and seven, whilst for older children aged between eight and twelve there are the full City Camps. There is also the choice between half and full-day City Camps. The range of activities available is extensive and includes; trampolining, swimming, football, art and crafts, plus other team sports.

Chelmsford City Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Councillor Julia Jeapes, says: “City Camps are a fantastic way to keep kids active during the holidays, where they can learn a new activity or improve existing skills”. Councillor Jeapers continued: “City Camps are also an affordable and fun child-care option for parents over the school holidays”.

City Camps have the option for early drop offs from 8am and late pick-ups can be arranged for 6pm. Other benefits of the Easter City Camps are that all City Camp staff are DBS checked and that they include a free Leisure Plus card worth up to £7.50.

Get In! Active Fun courses focus on getting children active and having fun, and include activities such as Lego building, archery, boot camps, canoe tasters, dance & drama and jet ski sessions! For those who want something a little more in depth, Get In! Skills Clinics are intensive short courses designed to give a foundation in a particular sport and include archery, cycling, horse riding and ice skating. To discover more on the Get In! holiday courses as well as the term time Get In! Sports Schools, visit

There will be a Scrapbook Safaris at Hylands House on 12 April. The Safari is a guided exploration of parks and gardens of Hylands Estate, followed by a craft-based activity to make a scrapbook of the objects that were found on the exploration. The safaris are a great fun-packed way for primary school age children to observe the seasons and the changes in the landscape. The safari runs between 10am to noon. The safari costs £5 per child and it is essential to book in advance

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