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Delivering excellent information, support and opportunities for families throughout their time at the University of Cambridge.

The University of Cambridge Holiday Playscheme (UCHP) is run by the University of Cambridge, primarily for the children of their staff and students.

UCHP is open to University of Cambridge staff and students, Cambridge University Press and Assessment staff, College staff and College Teaching Officers and members of the General Public (the General Public can apply for summer holiday Playscheme only).

We provide high quality play opportunities and care for children who have started primary school (from reception class to 15 years old), during the February, Easter, May, Summer and October school holidays.


Update for UCHP May 2024

Booking is now open for UCHP May on Magicbooking!

UCHP May will continue to be held at Trumpington Meadows Primary School (Kestrel Rise, Trumpington Rise, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 9AY). UCHP will operate from Tuesday 28th May - Friday 31st May, from the times of 8:15 - 17:45, while parents are able to book morning, afternoon or full day sessions. 

For those who haven’t registered yet, please do so as soon as possible, as you won’t be able to make a booking without an account and your child could miss out on attending UCHP as a result. 

To create your account please navigate to

Click the button ‘Don’t have an account yet? Create one here’. If you need any support you can use the Help? section on the top right hand-side of the website and follow the process described in the relevant sections. It takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes to create your account. 

Payment of your sessions is due at the time of your booking. Amendments and cancellations can be made until Tuesday 7th May, which will produce a credit note to your account. Booking will close on Tuesday 14th May.

Further instructions on how to book, access bookings and account details can be found in the ‘Help?’ section on the top right hand-side of the website. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us on 01223 339905 or speak to a member of our team. 


Please note that Magicbooking is now the only method of booking for UCHP.






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