Our minibus service
We are proud to be able to offer a minibus service for all Camp children regardless of age, something which is unique to our Camp. You can read below more information on how the service works.
What routes are available?
For 2021 we are offering 3 minibus return routes from our Camp location as follows:
- Echelford Primary, Ashford, Middlesex
- Riverbridge Primary, Staines upon Thames, Middlesex
- Walton Oak Primary, Walton, Surrey & Darley Dene Primary, Addlestone, Surrey
Please note: our minibus service cannot be used in conjunction with our Early & Late Club products
How much does it cost?
There is a daily charge of £1.00 per return route.
Can my child just turn up and hop on or do I need to book a seat?
Our service is strictly limited to 15 children per day which must be booked in advance using our online booking and payment portal, Magic Booking.
How does the minibus pick-up and drop off service work?
A school minibus, driven by a member of the Summer Camp team will collect and drop off children directly outside the school gate on each site. The minibus will aim to be at specific locations at a particular time but we ask parents to be mindful that timings may change slightly due to adverse traffic so please be patient if the timings change a little due to this.
What time do you collect in the morning?
The child’s responsible adult MUST stay with the child in the morning until they enter the minibus. We will aim to be at each site at the following times:
|Pick up location||Arriving at||Leaving promptly at|
|Echelford, Park Road, Ashford||8.10am||8.20am|
|Riverbridge, Park Avenue, Staines||8.15am||8.25am|
|Darley Dene, Garfield Road, Addlestone||8.05am||8.10am|
|Walton Oak, Ambleside Avenue, Walton||8.30am||8.35am|
What happens if we miss the minibus in the morning?
It is the responsibility of the child’s parent/carer to ensure a child is there on time. As you can appreciate we will be responsible for transporting a number of children and will not be able to make individual allowances for lateness. If you arrive late and the minibus has already departed, you will need to make your own alternative arrangements to get your child to the Saxon site. Please note that we will not be able to issue a refund for any hours your child misses at the Camp due to arriving late at the Saxon site as a consequence of missing the minibus.
What time do you drop off in the afternoon?
We will not be able to dismiss a child at their drop off point without an adult being present and supplying the correct security password. You will be asked to create a security password at the time of registering your children in our booking and payment portal to ensure that the safety and wellbeing of your children in our care is paramount.
|Drop off location||Arriving at||Leaving promptly at|
|Echelford, Park Road, Ashford||4.40pm||4.50pm|
|Riverbridge, Park Avenue, Staines||4.40pm||4.50pm|
|Darley Dene, Garfield Road, Addlestone||4.40pm||4.50pm|
|Walton Oak, Ambleside Avenue, Walton||5.10pm||5.20pm|
What happens if I am late getting to my collection location to collect my child from the minibus at the end of the day?
Again, it is the responsibility of the child’s parent/carer to ensure you are at the drop off point at the correct time. If an adult is not present, your child will be taken back to the Saxon site and you will need to make your own alternative arrangements to collect your child from this location. You will be charged our late collection penalty rate if your child returns to the Saxon site.