Grapevine Essex


Grapevine Essex aims to motivate its members and improve their quality of life by providing exciting opportunities for them to take part in social events as well as sporting, creative, cultural and educational activities. Over 30 specially organised, supported events and activities are organised each year during the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays. Additional fundraising activities and special events also take place throughout the year. The fees for attending events are in addition to the annual membership charge but the overall cost is subsidised by grants, donations and our own fundraising efforts. Grapevine Essex has low overheads compared to other similar organisations and we pay very careful attention to maintaining a fair and reasonable pricing structure for members' attendance at our events. Members are supported in groups of up to 8 by a team of qualified staff and volunteers. Members with additional needs requiring 1:1 support that cannot be provided in a group situation should attend with their essential carer. Essential carers benefit from preferential rates. All carers are welcome to attend any outing or event (subject to availability) at the cost specified on the booking form. Outings and activities include: * Life enhancing experiences: theatre shows; river boat cruises; live music events * Educational and historical visits: Hampton Court Palace; Bletchley Park, Greenwich * Creative activities: art and craft workshops; drama; music * Exercise and sport: martial arts, dance, trampolines; kayaking; climbing; cycling * Life skills: summer camp; cookery and menu planning workshops


Columbus College, Partridge Avenue, Chelmsford, CM1 4JG


Charge (Concessions available)

Contact Details

Contact name

Jackie Holland


01277 625530