Summer activities at Leisure World, Colchester

Leisure World Colchester has announced a packed programme of kids’ activities and aquatic fun for the summer holidays. 

Starting with  week-long Wet ‘n’ Wild courses – a taste of a different water sport every day.  Participants can learn the basics of canoe handling in a safe and supportive environment and then take part in a session on swimming personal survival and lifesaving skills.

Other activities planned include diving, snorkelling and water polo; a sport that combines the shooting skills of handball, the ball handling skills of basketball or netball, and the speed and stamina of swimming.

Wet ‘n’ Wild sessions will be running Tuesday 31 July to Friday 3 August  or Monday 6 to Friday 10 August, 9.15-10am. Suitable for children 7+ years who can swim at least 10 metres on their front and back.

At Kids Camp, children in primary school years 1-to-6 can leap into action every weekday of the school holidays. With swimming, arts and crafts, dodgeball, badminton, short tennis, football games?and treasure hunts to keep them entertained.

High-schoolers can make the most of their holidays too with Base Camp. Each full day of fun from 8am-5.30pm includes swimming, games and other activities.

There are trampolining sessions on Tuesdays?31 July and 14 August?at 11.30am and 12.30pm.? Perfect for kids aged 3-11 years where they?can jump to their heart’s content while learning some basic moves.

Advance booking for Kids Camp, Base Camp and trampolining sessions is essential and childcare vouchers are accepted. Book online at

The Leisure Pool is also open every day during the summer break, along with  flumes and outdoor rapids and  floating inflatable fun run sessions – no booking is necessary.

Full details of prices and opening times can be found online.