Valid from Wednesday 25th July 2018 until Wednesday 5th September 2018.

Free Summer Fun!

This year, young people aged 5-16 can get FREE Summer Holiday iCards and enjoy over 500 holiday events and activities for FREE!

This offer is subject to eligibility criteria, please check if you are eligible BEFORE you apply.

Get your FREE iCard today.

Free Summer Fun!

This year, young people aged 5-16 can get FREE Summer Holiday iCards and enjoy over 500 holiday events and activities for FREE!

This offer is subject to eligibility criteria, please check if you are eligible BEFORE you apply.

Get your FREE iCard today.

What’s on?

Our Summer Holiday programme is jam-packed with over 500 activities including soft play, swimming, tennis, badminton, football, athletics and much more!

Got a question?

FAQs
What is an iCard?
A Summer Holiday iCard is an Ipswich Borough Council membership card for use at Crown Pools, Fore St Pool, Gainsborough Sports Centre, Northgate Sports Centre, Whitton Sports Centre and Waterfront Gym.
Who is eligible?

1. Anybody who has been a pupil at a state funded education establishment within the Borough of Ipswich at the end of the summer term in July 2018 and at that time was aged 5 to 16 years old will be eligible to receive an iCard.

2. Anybody who is a resident within the Borough of Ipswich but attended a state funded education establishment outside of Ipswich at the end of the summer term in July 2018 and at that time was aged 5 to 16 years old will be eligible to receive an iCard.

3. Anybody who is a resident within the Borough of Ipswich and was home educated up to the end of the summer term in July 2018 and at that time was aged 5 to 16 years old will be eligible to receive an iCard.

Not eligible?

Don’t worry there are still over 100 FREE activities for you to enjoy across Ipswich. These activities can be accessed without an iCard regardless of where you live or what school you go to.

All of these activities can be found at www.ipswichfit.co.uk/summer-holiday-programme, are marked in orange and say FREE FOR EVERYONE.

Schools

Students aged between 5 – 16 that attend any of the schools below are eligible to apply for this iCard.

Schools marked with ** are only eligible if students live within Ipswich IP1 – IP4.

 

Alderwood Academy Ipswich Academy St Helen’s Primary 
Bramford CEVCP**  Morland CofE Primary  St John’s CEVAP, Ipswich
Britannia Primary School Murrayfield Primary Academy St Margaret’s CEVAP, Ipswich
Broke Hall Community Primary Northgate High School St Mark’s Catholic Primary, Ipswich
Castle Hill Infant  Ormiston Endeavour Academy St Mary’s Catholic Primary, Ipswich
Castle Hill Junior  Parkside PRU St Matthew’s CEVAP, Ipswich
Chantry Academy Piper’s Vale Primary – A Paradigm Academy St Pancras Catholic Primary, Ipswich
Claydon High**  Ranelagh Primary  Stoke High School – Ormiston Academy
Claydon Primary**  Ravenswood Community Primary  Stone Lodge Academy
Cliff Lane Primary  Rose Hill Primary Suffolk New College
Clifford Road Primary  Rushmere Hall Primary  The Bridge School
Copleston High  Sidegate Primary  The Oaks Primary
Dale Hall Community Primary  Somersham Primary**  The Willows Primary 
Gusford Community Primary  Springfield Infant School & Nursery Thomas Wolsey School
Halifax Primary  Springfield Junior  Westbourne Academy
Handford Hall Primary  Sprites Primary Academy Westbridge Academy
Henley Primary**  Sproughton CofE Primary**  Whitehouse Community Primary 
Highfield Nursery  St Alban’s Catholic High  Whitton Community Primary
Hillside Primary  St Christopher’s Witnesham Primary** 
What if I already have an iCard?
If you already have an iCard you will not need to do anything more. Your existing iCard will still be valid and you can use the same card.

If you are a pay monthly member and meet the eligibility criteria outlined in these FAQs then 6 weeks will be credited from the direct debit runs after the school holidays as a month free and two weeks off a month cost. You do not need to do anything more on this and it will be done automatically.

If you have a Recreational iCard that allows you to pay as you go then you can upgrade this to a free Summer Holiday iCard by clicking the Apply Here button at the top of this page. Be sure to enter your iCard number when requested in the form.

What can I use it for?
The iCard can be used for free entry and participation in the activities specified and at the Ipswich Borough Council sports centres detailed at www.ipswichfit.co.uk/summerholidayicard. You can find our full summer holiday programme there as well.
How can I receive my iCard?

You can apply online at www.ipswichfit.co.uk/summerholidayicard. When you have completed the application you will receive a confirmation email that contains your Person Number. Please keep this safe as you will need this to collect your iCard or to make an online booking. You can collect your iCard from the centre you selected in the application form. You must bring ID and proof of your address. Please allow up to 5 working days for your application to be processed.

Alternatively you can complete the Summer Holiday iCard application flyer you received through your school and bring it into one of our centres. You will need ID and proof of address to complete the application.

Under 13s should be accompanied by an adult when collecting their card. Photos will be taken of the children and stored securely on our system for security purposes.

We strongly advise that you apply online and that you collect your iCard before Wednesday 25th July 2018 as after this date you may experience a delay in receiving your iCard.

When can I use my iCard?

Once it has been collected, your iCard will be valid from Wednesday 25th July 2018 until Wednesday 5th September 2018.

Please remember you can collect your iCard before 25th July 2018 to ensure that you can start using it straight away and avoid any queues.

How much money will I save by using my iCard?
You can immediately save money from 25th July 2018. The iCard gives you free and unlimited entry to Ipswich Borough Council sports centres for the duration of the school summer holidays. Please see our published pay per visit prices to see how much you will save.
What do I do if I lose my iCard?
If you have lost your iCard and are planning to visit today or in the next few days, upon arrival please make your way to the reception desk. Upon verifying some account details, which will include you needing to provide proof of both your ID and your address then the team will be able to issue you with a new card.

Please be aware that your previous iCard will be invalid. Should you find it, please return to one of our centres as entry with the invalid iCard will not be permitted.

Can I get in without my iCard?
In order to gain entry to our sites you need to have your iCard with you. If you have any concerns about this then please contact us via the enquiry form.

If you arrive and find that you have forgotten your iCard, please make your way to the reception desk where they will be able to issue you a temporary membership ticket that will be valid for an individual activity.

You will be required to verify certain account details and asked to provide appropriate ID. You will be required to sign the temporary ticket. If we notice that a number of these tickets are issued against your account, then we will be in touch.

Swimming pool admission
During busy periods in the swimming pools the management team will utilise a band admission control system to help ensure fair pool time to all customers. This will be done via the use of a coloured band issued at reception upon point of entry.

Bands are issued when the pool is busy and would limit users to a maximum of 90 minutes and a minimum of 60 minutes in the pool from the time that the last band of that colour is issued.

The busy periods in the swimming pools are usually 10am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Does my iCard guarantee that I can take part in an activity?
No, all activities will be on a first come, first served basis. Some activities at our sports centres can be booked in advance to avoid disappointment, please check our website for further details.

We recommend you do book in advance where possible, but if you don’t please arrive early for the activity to take advantage of any spaces available.

Book ahead policy

All sessions are bookable up to seven days in advance. You can book your place online or by calling us on 01473 433655 or by visiting the respective centre.

Should you not be eligible for a Summer Holiday iCard then you can still book and take part, however payment will be taken at the time of booking.

Non-attendance at pre-booked activities
If on more than one occasion you fail to attend an activity for which you have made a booking with us, your membership will be immediately cancelled.
Do you ever ask for ID?
We do have the right to ask for ID. The iCard entitles only the person named when it was activated to participate in the appropriate activities at Ipswich Borough Council sports centres and swimming pools.

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