About ChYpPS

ChYpPS, our Children and Young People's Participation Service, works with children and young people of all ages across the city, organising activities in local neighbourhoods in response to need.

 Summer Holidays Activities 2017

ChYpPS will be running a range of free activities during the summer holidays for children and their families. Please follow this link to view the Summerdaze programme

Tough Love

‘Tough Love’ is a new, hard-hitting and innovative Applied Theatre project performed by the company ’Alter Ego’ that raises awareness of control and abuse in teenage relationships.

Anyone is welcome to attend free of charge. All the performances are now finished. If you would like further information about this project please contact jade.benstead@cambridge.gov.uk or phone 01223 420309.

For further help and support please see this directory:

 Tough Love Directory 2017 [RTF, 3MB]


Open Access and Urban Adventure Play

We have senior workers in some wards of the city, in neighbourhoods, encouraging the community (especially children and young people) to use their local recreation grounds and get involved in community projects.

They run regular, supervised outside and inside play sessions throughout the year, develop projects in neighbourhoods in response to need and are involved in consulting with children and young people about new play and sport facilities.

Big Lottery funding enabled us to develop our Urban Adventure Play programme.

The ChYpPS Community Play Boat

The ChYpPS Community Play Boat is a wide beam narrowboat that allows children, young people, families and community groups to take part in innovative activities along the River Cam.

Targeted work

We run a number of closed groups that are mostly referred projects.

HeyDaze has been running since 2002 and aims to provide a four-day residential and fortnightly activities for a group of 12 children aged 9 to 13 years old. The project aims to increase self esteem and develop confidence and help children get involved in social and leisure provision in neighbourhoods.


The ChYpPS Scrapstore provides a source of recycled materials for children and young people to use in art, craft and play activities. We also sell arts and crafts equipment at cost price.

Help and advice

We think these links might be helpful if you need help, support or advice:

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