CHIPS Holiday Playscheme 2022

CHIPS Summer Holiday Playscheme

Summer 2022 bookings for CHIPS holiday playscheme

The playscheme “CHIPS” is now taking bookings for its holiday playscheme in Ash. Places cost £50 per week, which includes lunch. This is the second year that the scheme has run in Ash and it is expected to be booked quickly. All bookings must be made by 10th June 2022 by completing the online booking form, however, bookings will be closed early if all the places are filled.

Each summer CHIPS runs from two separate schools for two weeks in each. The charity describes that it aims to “establish a safe, fun and stimulating play environment. Activities include arts, crafts and design, sports, music, dance, drama, and environmental play including building dens and bug hunts. Children are able to try new activities led by staff and coaches – in the past, these have included cookery, graffiti art, samba classes and aboriginal art where children can achieve, broaden their world view, socialise and build their confidence as well as be active and healthy.”

How Much does it cost?

Each week costs £50 (£10 per day) as there are no part weeks. There will be a restriction of 10 days per child over the four weeks of the Playscheme.

Where & when is the playscheme ?

In Ash the scheme will operate from Walsh Memorial Church of England Infant School. Within Guildford Borough, CHIPS also operates from Guildford Grove & Weyfield Primary School.  Bookings must be made before 10th June and are offered on a first come first serve basis.

Day to day, activities start at 9 am and continue until 4:30 pm from the following locations:

Week 1 25th – 29th July 2022

Week 2 1st – 5th August 2022

Week 3 8th – 12th August 2022

Week 4 15th – 19th August 2022

How to book

Bookings are made via the Chips Holiday Playscheme’s website and book your place online as well as by phone.

Telephone Bookings and Enquiries: 07729 878964


Post: c/o 20 May Crescent, Ash, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU12 6PT

Registered Charity Number: 1189799

Play workers required

CHIPS Playscheme is recruiting for Play works for their Holiday Club in Ash & Guildford, email Helen at for more information.


CHIPS provides quality school holiday play provision for children currently in Years 1-6 in the Guildford borough. They operate for four weeks during the summer holidays and for one week at Easter from 9am until 4.30pm. During the summer they run from two separate schools for two weeks in each.

Due to the need for a quality school holiday play provision for children in the Ash/Ash Wharf and Tongham wards, CHIPS set up a playscheme there in 2021 and ran a pilot scheme from Walsh Infant School for four days of the summer holidays in 2021 which was a great success. CHIPS is returned to the same venue for one week at Easter 2022 and is now returning in this Summer.

CHIPS began in 2004 due to the results of a feasibility study with the local community. Their ongoing self-evaluation (recognised as excellent by Ofsted) allows them to be responsive to what the community wants.

Evidence to support the above includes two outstanding Ofsted inspections, positive feedback from parents, carers, children, playworkers, volunteers and members of the community including councillors, head teachers and family workers and the continued high volume of applications for the scheme. Two-thirds of the families coming to CHIPS have also used them before.

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