Welcome to the Schools Out Family Activity Club.
A newly formed service to continue providing family coach trips and activities previously offered by Wickford Extended Services. The loss of the holiday activity scheme in Wickford at the end of 2019 has been met with much disappointment by many families who enjoyed the service over a 13 year period.
The Schools Out Family Activity Club offers an opportunity for local families to enjoy a unique service providing competitively priced trips and activities suitable for extended families and friends with children of all ages. The service aims to bring local people together in the community helping to build friendships as well as great fun experiences. Anyone is welcome to book from local areas including but not limited to Wickford, Basildon, South Woodham Ferrers, Rayleigh, there are no restrictions as to who can attend and where from. Travel with your children, extended family or just friends together. further benefiting from discounted entry to key attractions, local pick up points, professional organisation, quality transport with Marc1 Travel and free information packs to help you get the best out of your day. Detailed online descriptions of each trip or activity will help you find the best
New for this service is the opportunity to extend the provision to weekends for special events of interest, half terms as well as the key school holidays providing more choice a to get out and about with your family and friends. Also the introduction of 4 pick up and drop off points in Wickford including Shotgate, The Wick, The Broadway or London Road and Nevendon Road makes it easier for you to board the coach in your residential area.
There will also be the opportunity to enjoy local events including favourites such as Scoot and Play, Inflatables fun days, picnics and themed fun activities for all the family to enjoy with old and new friends. Look out for exclusive discounts offered by the Schools Out Family Activity Club for entry to local activities being held by other providers. These will be listed under Activities in the main menu and posted on our Facebook page. Bookings to these events must be made on the Schools Out website to secure the discounted rate.
Our mission is to provide a competitively priced service for family groups and friends to enjoy together providing quality experiences, forming lifelong memories.
This service has been set up by Rachel Voller, former Wickford Extended Services Manager.
Coach Trips – Day Excursions
Schools Out Activity Family Club customers will enjoy the following service benefits:
- Wide variety of trips to target destinations and events suitable for families and friends across all generations.
- Discounted travel and entry to key family attractions.
- Local pick up and drop off points in the Wickford area.
- Quality safe travel provided by Marc1 Travel who served Wickford Extended Services with a great fleet of coaches and will continue to partner the Schools Out Family Activity Club. Fully vetted, safety checked and certificated, with the friendliest drivers and supportive management team committed to the Club to help achieve its objectives.
- Detailed on line descriptions, itineraries and links included for each activity listing to help with your selections.
- Most trips open to book until the day before travel unless it states a booking deadline on the description maximising flexibility however some trips may get booked up early so please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
- Fully automated on line booking and payment to make your purchase simple, swift and safe. Booking support can be provided by calling Rachel Voller to ensure a good customer experience.
- Option to request front seats for sickness sufferers by calling Rachel Voller (first come, first serve basis)
- Coach seating plan, circulated via email prior to your coach trip, ensuring all groups are sat together where possible avoiding families being split up when free loading at the pick up point. Seating preferences (i.e. seperate groups wanting to be together) will be requested via email a few days prior to the trip to help prepare the seating plan. This system also allows for swift boarding.
- Free destination guide to help you plan your visit to get the best out of your day. This will be emailed prior to your trip and a paper copy will be available as you board.
Adventure Island Discounted Wristbands
Great News – Adventure Island Discounted Wristbands still available via the Schools Out Family Activity Club at discounted rates.
Discounted Adventure Island Wristbands can be purchased via Wickford Extended Services at the Wickford CLC. Please call 07795972477 to arrange purchase and collection: £18.50 Big Band (over 1.2m) and £13.50 Mini (under 1m) or Junior (under 1.2m). Cash only please.
Please see price comparisons below:
|Wristbands||Schools Out FAC Price||Full Price||Online Price|
|Red Band (under 1m)||£13.50||£20.00||£15.00|
|Green Band (1m and 1.2m)||£13.50||£25.00||£18.75|
|Blue Band (over 1.2m)||£18.50||£32.00||£22.50|
Visit our Facebook page for regular updates during term time and in the holidays, don’t miss out on activities and information relevant to your and your family. Trip updates and additional activities will be posted here as well as offering a sign posting service to other local events and services your family may enjoy.