CHIPS provides quality school holiday play provision for children currently in years 1-6 in the Guildford wards of Bellfields and Slyfield (formerly Stoke) & Westborough, also in Ash in the wards of Ash/Ash Wharf and Tongham.

CHIPS runs for four weeks during the summer holidays and for one week at Easter from 9am until 4.30pm. During the summer we run from two separate schools for two weeks in each. We aim 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.
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CHIPS was established as a community playscheme managed by The North Guildford Holiday Playscheme Committee, a voluntary management committee in 2002.

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Activities include arts, crafts and design, sports, music, dance, drama, and environmental play.

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Dates 2024

Check the available play scheme dates for Summer and Easter school holidays 2024.

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A safe environment with a similar staff base each year that gives a secure feeling to the children. The staff are fabulous. Each time my son is on a break from school he asks if CHIPS is on, it’s by far his first choice over the many other activities we do in the holidays.

Chips has made a big difference to our lives this summer as my children have special needs and summer hols are too long for them as they are used to routine. They loved chips and want to come back next year. Staff are friendly and helpful. Thank you.

CHIPS is fantastic, my son loves coming every year! We are reassured that he is in a safe and happy environment. Thank you.

My girls loved it and I'm so pleased they join for the week. They have learnt so many different things and their confidence has grown.

"(My son) has had another fantastic time this Easter, he loves all the staff and enjoys meeting new children. He already can’t wait for the next holidays and is counting down the months. Thank you all so much."
Easter 2021

“CHIPS has been a lifesaver. For my son having been out of school for almost 6 months now due to the pandemic he was really missing a daily structure and being around other children. My child has had a beaming smile on his face every day when I have picked him up. He is really excited to go, we shall be sad when it finishes at the end of the week.” Easter 2021

"My daughter has had an amazing time at chips. She is very shy and has low confidence but she settled in very well and couldn't wait to get back the next day." Easter 2021

"It’s really nice you get try new things - it’s like a food tasting restaurant!" Easter 2021