Playschemes

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Running throughout all school holidays, our playschemes offer a whole range of themed activities for your child to enjoy in a safe, stimulating environment. All our schemes are registered and regulated through Ofsted.

The playschemes are held at:

  • Ripon Leisure Centre
  • Nidderdale Pool and Leisure Centre, Pateley Bridge
  • Jennyfield Styan Community Centre, Harrogate
  • Knaresborough Community Centre

Our playschemes are fun-filled and offer a wide selection of different activities which are planned with children's needs and interests in mind. Alternative activities are available throughout the day - arts and crafts, games, sports and free play.

At the start of each day, we ask children to contribute their ideas to the day's activity theme - that way, we know they'll enjoy themselves and have fun.

If you're booking for the first time, you'll need to complete a registration form. The form will be emailed to you after the booking is complete.

Bookings can be made until 8pm on the evening before the required session.

Payment must be made when booking to secure your child's place.

Further information

  • we advise that children wear old, comfortable clothes at the sessions
  • children must be registered when they attend activities at our leisure centres. A registration form must be completed with children's details, emergency contact numbers and any medical information. These details must be kept up to date
  • please make sure that your child has a place on their chosen leisure activity before you leave the venue and that staff are aware of collection arrangements
  • if your child requires any drinks or snacks they should take them to the activity session as we're only able to provide drinking water
  • our staff are unable to administer medication or provide intimate care
  • there will be at least one fully trained first-aider at all our sessions

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Playscheme at Ripon Leisure Centre

Children must be in school years one to seven to attend.

Full day sessions (8.30am until 5.30pm) cost £23 per child per day.
If you require the session to commence at 8am the cost is £24.50 per child per day.
Hourly sessions can also be booked at a rate of £4.60 per hour (minimum four hours).

The above includes a free optional swim session for all children aged eight and over. Children must be able to swim 25 metres and this is dependent on staffing levels and the number of children who want to go.

Bikes and scooters can be brought to any of the above but please remember helmets/protective equipment. Please bring a packed lunch, change of clothes, waterproof coat and outdoor and indoor footwear.

If you're booking for the first time, you'll need to complete a registration form. The form will be emailed to you after the booking is complete.

Bookings can be made until 8pm on the evening before the required session.

Payment must be made when booking to secure your child's place.

Cancellations must be made no later than 24 hours before the date of the booking. Failure to comply with the cancellation policy will result in a charge of £23/£24.50 for full day booking. This includes last minute cancellations and no shows.

Playscheme at Nidderdale Pool and Leisure Centre

Children must be in school years one to seven to attend.

Activities include:

  • football
  • badminton
  • tennis
  • table tennis
  • athletics
  • cricket
  • racketball
  • den building
  • museum visits
  • and loads more

Swimming - a free optional swim session for all children aged eight and over. Children must be able to swim 25 metres and this is dependent on staffing levels and the number of children who want to go. Please bring swimwear and a towel.

Full day sessions (8.30am until 5.30pm) cost £23 per child per day.
Hourly sessions can also be booked at a rate of £4.60 per hour (minimum four hours). These are subject to availability and must be booked by telephone on 01423 711442.

Please bring a packed lunch and a change of clothes.

Cancellations must be made no later than 24 hours before the date of the booking. Failure to comply with the cancellation policy will result in a charge of £23 for full day booking. This includes last minute cancellations and no shows.

Playscheme at Jennyfield Styan Community Centre

Children must be in school years one to six to attend our playschemes at Jennyfield Styan Community Centre

  • half day sessions (8.30am until midday or 12 midday until 3.30pm) cost £9.50 per child
  • short day sessions (8.30am until 3.30pm) cost £17
  • full day sessions (8.30am until 5.30pm) cost £22

Please bring a packed lunch and a change of clothes. Weather permitting, we will go outdoors so a waterproof coat and outdoor footwear are recommended.

Cancellations must be made no later than 24 hours before the date of the booking. Failure to comply with the cancellation policy will result in a charge of £22 for full day booking, £17 for short day booking and £9.50 for half day bookings. This includes last minute cancellations and no shows.

Playscheme at Knaresborough Community Centre

Children must be in school years one to six to attend our playschemes at Knaresborough Community Centre

  • half day sessions (8.30am until midday or midday until 3.30pm) cost £9.50
  • short day sessions (8.30am until 3.30pm) cost £17
  • full day sessions (8am until 6pm) cost £25

Please bring a packed lunch and advise us of any food allergies on booking.

*Please advise us of any dietary requirements.

We will be going outdoors whenever possible so a waterproof coat and outdoor footwear is recommended.

Please leave mobile phones and electronic devices at home. They will not be allowed to be used.

Cancellations must be made no later than 24 hours before the date of the booking. Failure to comply with the cancellation policy will result in a charge of £25 for full day booking, £17 for short day booking and £9.50 for half day bookings. This includes last minute cancellations and no shows.

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