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

We provide high quality play opportunities and care for children who have started primary school (from reception class to 15 years old) throughout Cambridgeshire Local Authority school holidays (excluding Christmas and Bank Holidays). Our venue at St Mary’s Junior School is open for some additional holiday periods.

Playscheme is administered from the University of Cambridge's Childcare Office, located at 21 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA. This is the sole location for contact between Playschemes.

May Playscheme

After much careful consideration, the University has taken the difficult decision not to operate the May half term Playscheme this year.  It is recognised that this may be disappointing for those of you hoping to utilise the service during this time.  Whilst offering apologies for the inconvenience this may cause, the University wishes you to know that this decision was not taken lightly and was made in the interest of safety with everyone’s welfare in mind, in view of the current circumstances.


The Playscheme Team hope to be in a better position in time for the Summer Playscheme, Government restrictions allowing.