Children's sports activities


The below outlines some of the Essex Sport Junior programmes we normally offer, and hope to have up and running again soon.


CHUMS Holiday Camps open to all children ages 5-14

Our popular CHUMS Holiday Camps, take place over school holidays, open to all children aged 5 – 14 years.

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

CHUMS  utilises the fantastic facilities available at the University of Essex, including the Essex Sport Arena, which offers 21 courts suitable for basketball, netball, futsal and more! CHUMS activities include professional coaching in a variety of popular sports such as tennis, football, basketball, and other fun team-based games.

Download our latest CHUMS leaflet (.pdf) for more information.


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

Junior CHUMS

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 some new friends throughout of camp. 

Booking a place

Day prices:
Student / Staff: £22.50 per child
Public: £25 per child

Book and pay for your child's CHUMS place using our online booking form.

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 is advisable.

Essex Sport Junior sport courses

Children's courses timetable 

We offer a range of children's sport courses, from basketball and futsal to tennis and karate, we have something for every child to enjoy!

View our latest Essex Sport Junior timetables below:

How to book

  • Essex Sport members can book and pay via our online booking system Connect 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. Download our booking form online here (.pdf).
Sports Development Team get in touch
Get in touch
The Sports Development team University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester  CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873250