Essex Sport

Children's activities

CHUMS Essex Sport

We want to keep kids as active and healthy as you.
That's why our team are qualified, professional and friendly, offering a fun and nurturing environment for your little ones to grow, develop new skills and make friends.

We offer a range of sport courses for kids to sign up to, from karate to tennis and more. Plus we're also running CHUMS our summer holiday camp which is open to all children ages 5 to 14 years. 

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Holiday camps

CHUMS Holiday Camp

This summer we're running our popular CHUMS Holiday Camp, which takes place over the six weeks of summer holiday, open to all children aged 5 – 14 years.

Our Essex Sport team place the safety of your children at the forefront of everything we do. Our team are qualified, professional and friendly, offering a fun and nurturing environment for your little ones to grow, develop new skills and make friends.

Our CHUMS Holiday camps utilise the fantastic facilities available here at our University of Essex, Colchester Campus. Now including the recently launched Essex Sport Arena, which offers 21 courts suitable for basketball, netball, futsal and more!

Key information

  • Dates: Monday 23 July 2018 – Friday 31 August 2018
  • Times: 9am to 5pm each day (children can be dropped off from 8.30am onwards)
  • Location: University of Essex Sports Centre, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Colchester CO4 3SQ


Day bookings

The prices below are per child per day:

  • Student: £20
  • Staff: £22.50
  • Public: £25

Weekly bookings

The prices below are per child per week:

  • Student: £80
  • Staff: £90
  • Public: £100


Activities will include professional coaching in a variety of popular sports such as tennis, football, basketball, and other fun team-based games.

Mini CHUMS offers a personalised program tailored to children aged 5 - 8 years old, with a fun range of different sports including group games, tag games and craft sessions.

Junior CHUMS provides a fun-filled bespoke programme of over 25 different sports which include favourites such as football, touch rugby, climbing, camouflage and kwik cricket, as well as offering professional coaching in tennis provided by our LTA Accredited coaches.

Children will have the opportunity to improve their skills across a variety of sports and learn how to play as a team, but most importantly, they will have lots of fun and meet new friends.

Summer CHUMS programme

Book a place

Book and pay for your child's CHUMS place using our online booking form. Or, you can download one of the booking forms below and return it to the Sports Centre reception team. If you choose this booking method, payment can be made via cash or cheque. 

Terms and conditions

What to bring

Children should bring a packed lunch. Some of the activities take place outside, so wet weather clothing or a change of clothes recommended.

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Summer CHUMS Holiday Camp

Book your kids onto our popular summer holiday camp before 31 May 2018 and receive 10% OFF your booking!

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Sport courses

Courses timetable

All courses are held at the Colchester Campus Sports Centre. Find out more about our children's courses in futsal, basketball, karate and multi-sports for tots by downloading our children's sport courses summer 2018 timetable (.pdf).

How to book

  • Essex Sport members can book and pay via our online booking system using their email address and pin.
  • Non-members can either visit, or telephone the Sports Centre reception on 01206 873250, and book and pay using a debit or credit card.
  • Parents will also need to complete an application and consent form and return to reception.


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