Welcome to Funzone!

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Funzone is our fully supervised OFSTED registered holiday playscheme. The aim of the playscheme is to provide the best quality care and play opportunities for your child aged 5 - 13 years. We are open during every school holiday, including Christmas, between 8:30am and 5:30pm. 8:00am-8:30am booking available for early risers (£3 per child) . (Please note: Children aged 5 years old must have started Year 1 at school)

Funzone is avalliable at:

  • Lings Forum Leisure Centre (5-7 & 8-13 years groups)
  • Duston Sports Centre (5-7 & 8-13 years groups)
  • Cripps Recreation Centre (5-7 & 8 -13 years groups)
  • Danes Camp Leisure Centre (8-13 year group)

The Funzone works on ratios of 1:9 for children under the age of 8 and 1:13 for children 8 years and older.

Funzone timetables are available up to two weeks prior to each school holiday. Whilst we do out utmost to deliver the timetables as planned, activities can be subject to change.

 customer reviews

"We are highly delighted to have found you. The boys were the happiest they have been during childcare and couldn't wait to come in each day! In fact, they were disappointed when their time there came to an end!" (Summer 2017)


"My daughter has been coming to Funzone for 5 years and absolutely loves it. She has a great relationship with the play workers and looks forward to seeing them each day." (June 2017)


"Very happy tired children had great fun and loved going there" (October 2017)

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If you have visited Funzone and would like to give us some feedback we would love to hear from you. Please click the link above and complete our Funzone evaluation survey. You can also leave us a Netmums review here.


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Funzone Prices 2018

Funzone Ts and Cs 2018

For more information on our Junior Active Membership please click here

For more information on our leisure card please click here

map markerImportant Booking Information

To make a booking simply call our team on 01604 838 333 or visit one of our centres to make a booking in person (excluding Cripps Recreation Centre).

On your childs first day you will be required to complete an admission form and medical form if required. It is parents and carers responsibility to ensure that all details on children's admission forms are kept up to date.

If you wish to discuss any of your child's medical conditions, prior to attending our playscheme please call the Play and Health Development Team on 01604 838049.

Should it be necessary for you to cancel your child’s place on Funzone, you will receive a refund only if your cancellation request is on the day of booking (refunded using your original payment method). All other requests must be submitted in writing and will be considered on an individual basis. Full fees are payable in the cases of non-attendance for example, absense due to sickness.

Late Collection Fees: All children must be collected by 5.30pm. A late fee of £5 per child for every 15 additional minutes will be imposed if you are late collectiong your child outside of the hours booked, payable immediately. It is imperative that you are on time to collect your child. Our Uncollected Child Policy will be actioned immediately for any children still in our care after 5.30pm.

map markerOur Team

All Funzone staff are subject to a full enhanced DBS check and undertake regular training throughout the year including, paediatric first aid, safeguarding awareness including 'prevent' and service delivery.

Funzone Managers

  • Lings Forum Leisure Centre: Jemma Rolfe (Play & Health Development Officer) and Hannah Ward (BA Primary Education Pending)
  • Duston Sports Centre: Nikki Wilson (Playwork Level 3 Diploma)
  • Cripps Recreation Centre: Chrissy Hughes (BA Early Childhood Studies/PGCE Primary Education) and Danielle Filsell (Childcare Level 3 Diploma)
  • Danes Camp Leisure Centre: Fran King (Play & Health Development Officer) and Chris Serbyn (Play & Health Development Officer)

The rest of our team hold, or are studying a variety of qualifications relevent to working directly with children and young people. These  include, Playwork, Childcare, Early Years and Sport and Health related degrees and vocational qualifications.

map markerWhat Your Child Needs to Bring
  • A daily packed lunch
  • Mid morning and afternoon healthy snack (fruit, yoghurt or cheese only please)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Clothing suitable for messy play, outside play and spare clothing to change into if necessary
  • Daily swimming kit for children aged 8 years plus only (Excluding Duston Sports Centre)
  • Sun cream and hats in the summer months
  • Coats, hats and suitable outdoor footwear in the winter months

Mobile phones and internet enabled devises are not permitted at any Funzone playscheme. Staff cannot take any responsibility for personal belongings brought into the schemes from home.


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As Ofsted registered provisions we accept most major childcare voucher companies across the schemes. Paying for childcare using childcare vouchers saves many parents £1,000s a year. These vouchers available via a special Government scheme and operated through employers allow you to pay for childcare from your pre-tax salary.

If we are not currently registered with your childcare voucher company please speak with a member of the booking team at your time of booking and we will organise this for you. Please can we remind all parents who are currently using childcare vouchers to pay for their childcare, that they include their child’s name and Funzone site (lings Forum, Danes Camp, Duston or Cripps) as their reference. 

When setting up your payment with your childcare voucher provider you will need to provide our Ofsted registration number for the relevant Funzone location your child is attending. These are:

  • Lings Forum – EY429927
  • Danes Camp – EY441184
  • Duston Sports Centre – EY458219
  • Cripps Recreaton Centre - EY492120

What are childcare vouchers? Click here.

Need further support with your childcare costs? Click here.

We also offer corporate discounts for employees of the following organisations based in Northampton:

  • Avon
  • Travis Perkins
  • Barclaycard
  • LGSS
  • Northampton Borough Council
  • Northamptonshire County Council
  • Weston Favell Shopping Centre
  • University of Northampton
  • Tesco Mereway
  • Moulton Fire Station
  • St Andrews Hospital (Cripps only)

You will be required to show evidence of your employment upon request. 

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Please click here for our full policies and procedures.