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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). 

Playscheme is administrated 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.


University Easter Playscheme 2023: Important Update

The University’s Easter 2023 Playscheme was due to be held at Chesterton Community College over the Easter vacation.  The College has unexpectedly informed the University that it can no longer accommodate the booking. Unfortunately, due to the short notice provided to the University, it has not been possible to find a suitable alternative venue and get it Ofsted registered, which is a necessary regulatory requirement.  The Playscheme which was advertised to run over the Easter holiday has therefore had to be cancelled. We appreciate this will be disappointing news and we apologise to all parents/carers and children affected by this. We hope the situation will be resolved in time for the May school holiday.

For information about alternative Playschemes and other activities during the Easter holiday please see the following webpages:

Find before and after school and holiday clubs - GOV.UK (

Cambridgeshire Children's After-School Clubs & Courses ( 

Directory of Services (

HAF Provider Directory - Cambridgeshire County Council