Leisure World Colchester launches new experiences for children’s holiday camps this summer

PUBLISHED: 8 July 2024

Exciting, themed weeks and fun activities await young adventurers!
This summer, Leisure World Colchester is thrilled to announce that its Ofsted-rated summer holiday camps are bigger and better than ever, ready to provide unforgettable experiences for children aged 5-12 years old.
Camps will take place from 24 July to 30 August, with Monday, Tuesday and Thursday sessions at Leisure World Colchester and Wednesday and Friday sessions at Colchester Sports Park.

The new-look camps will offer a dynamic programme designed to engage, educate, and entertain children. They will also feature trips to venues such as Colchester Castle, Castle Park, the Natural History Museum – even learning from the experts with BMX and Archery coaching delivered by British Cycling and the Colchester & Districts Archery Club based at Colchester Sports Park.

Throughout the summer holidays, participants can choose from themed weeks – each designed to provide a diverse and enriching experience – ensuring there’s something for every child’s interest.

Here’s what’s on offer:

29 July to 3 August: Summer Sports Week
Join us and celebrate the summer of sport! Children can participate in a variety of fun and energetic activities, such as BMX biking, trampolining, basketball, netball, badminton, handball, table tennis, and volleyball.

5-9 August: History Week – Join us and embrace Colchester’s rich history, as Britain’s First City and former capital of Roman Britain. Children will have the opportunity to travel back 2,000 years in history with arts and crafts, sporting sessions and even a trip to historic Colchester Castle, Europe’s Largest Norman Keep where they can explore ancient treasures and enjoy interactive exhibits.

12-16 August: Nature Week will see our young explorers inspired through activities like nature bingo, clay modelling, and scavenger hunts, fostering a profound appreciation for the great outdoors. Enjoy the thrills of the Mobile Animal Zoo experience on the 14 August and get up close with some hands-on encounters and educational talks, allowing children to learn about conservation and animal habitats and to embrace a deeper appreciation for the natural world.

19-23 August: Magic and Mystery Week will captivate imaginations with group puzzle games, fancy dress competitions, and problem-solving activities, ensuring a thrilling and mysterious adventure.

27-30 August: Music Week will bring out the inner performer in every child, offering opportunities to play various musical instruments, participate in dance and musical performances and showcase their talents including an End of Summer disco party.

Cllr Martin Goss, Portfolio Holder for Waste, Neighbourhoods and Leisure said: “Our holiday camps provide a fun, safe, and educational environment where children can enjoy their summer holidays to the fullest. With our new themes and activities, we’re confident that this summer’s camps will create lasting memories and help children develop new skills, interests and friendships.”

All activities are supervised by our team of experienced and enthusiastic staff who are dedicated to creating a positive and inclusive environment for all.

Spaces are limited, so register early to secure their spot at one of our fantastic locations. For more information and to register, please visit our website www.colchesterleisureworld.co.uk/kids-activities/holiday-camp.

Page last reviewed: 8 July 2024


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