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Holiday activities for children with a special educational need or disability

Fun activities and events taking place across Surrey over the holidays.

Active Surrey Inclusive Sport

Active Surrey's Activity Finder can help you find clubs and organisations that are inclusive for all abilities. They have also produced a 'Disability Sports Map' of all the clubs in Surrey that provide inclusive sport.

Tel: 01483 518944
Website: www.activesurrey.com/clubs/inclusivesport


Challengers Playschemes

Challengers playschemes are for 4 to 12 year olds and run at weekends, after school and school holidays throughout the year at their playcentres and community venues. Activities include art, noisy/active play (bouncy castles, soft play and rough and tumble), outside space for accessible bikes, trikes, go karts, ball games, sand and water play and mucking about as well as quiet space for curling up with a book and stories.

Tel: 01483 230939
Email: PlayandLeisureTeam@disability-challengers.org
Website: www.disability-challengers.org


FISH Playscheme

FISH (Fun In the School Holidays) is an exciting activity playscheme for 10 to 16 year olds in Guildford. The Council run scheme takes place every Easter and summer and offers young people the chance to socialise, have fun and learn new skills. Activities include paintballing, horse riding, trampolining, Djing, dance, giant inflatables, theme park trips, baseball, a Chill Out Zone and much more! FISH is a mainstream scheme which is inclusive, affordable and accessible; offering subsidised rates, a free transport service and one to one support for young people with additional needs.

Tel: 01483 444769
Email: leisureservices@guildford.gov.uk
Website: www.guildford.gov.uk/fish


InterAKtive Playschemes

InterAKtive is for families who have a child or children on the autism spectrum, or those with a similar communication difficulty. Linden Bridge School is the “hub” of the playscheme. Facilities at the site include a play area, a modern swimming pool, and a block of classrooms, where activities such as art and crafts and cookery are carried out. The whole area is secure. As well as the on-site activities, there are a number of projects organised out in the community. These include 10-pin bowling, Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Hampton Court boat trip and crazy golf. The older groups have enjoyed Companion Cycling in Bushy Park, and visits to Sandown Park Race Course and Tilgate Park and Nature Centre.

Tel: 07876 762178
Email: info@interaktive.org.uk
Website: www.interaktive.org.uk/play-scheme

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LinkAble

LinkAble supports young people with learning disabilities from the age of 12 to 18, enabling them to develop social skills and explore their own abilities as they grow. Youth activities include active social clubs, drama, dance and sports. During the school holidays, they run daily activities at The Link, in the local community and further afield.

Tel: 01483 770037
Email: lesley.melling@linkable.org.uk
Website: www.linkable.org.uk


North Surrey Afasic Activity Weeks

The activity weeks give young people aged 5 upwards the opportunity to take part in a range of activities that help them to improve their confidence by tackling tasks and challenges with other young people who have similar needs.

Email: aw@afasicnorthsurrey.org.uk
Website: www.afasicnorthsurrey.org.uk


Surrey Short Breaks for Disabled Children

The service fund voluntary organisations and SEN schools to provide short break services and services to families of disabled children ranging from afterschool clubs to holiday schemes, domiciliary care and more. These services can either be accessed directly by families or in some cases, through a social worker.

Visit the website for more information.

Tel: 01372 833073 or 01372 833638
Email: shortbreaks@surreycc.gov.uk
Website: www.surreycc.gov.uk/shortbreaks

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White Lodge Centre

The centre run a number of play and youth schemes specifically for disabled children and young people at venues in Runnymede, Spelthorne and Elmbridge. Most schemes run during the Easter and summer holidays with some Saturday provision.

Tel: Amy or Carole 01932 577961
Email: reception@whitelodgecentre.co.uk
Website: www.whitelodgecentre.co.uk


YMCA East Surrey Yippee Specialised Playscheme

YMCA's Yippee club has 5 weeks of exciting activities lined up for the holidays for 5 to 11 year olds following the themes of science, sport, music/theatre, water and nature. The clubs run Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm at The Sovereign Centre in Reigate.

Tel: 01737 222859
Email: yippee@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk
Website: www.ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk/yippee


YMCA East Surrey Yip4Youth Specialised Playscheme

Yip4Youth is YMCA East Surrey’s fun and friendly evening, weekend and school holiday scheme for 12 to 18 year olds with disabilities and complex needs. It provides young people with an opportunity to socialise with their peers in a relaxed drop-in setting with a pool table, a home cinema and games consoles.

Tel: 01737 222859
Email: Yip4Youth@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk
Website: www.ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk/yip4youth

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