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Essex Short Breaks, Clubs and Activities

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Meet the organisations who provide the Essex Short Breaks clubs and activities.

The Columbus School and College: The Columbus Discovery Club

The Columbus School and College: The Columbus Discovery Club

Sarah Lambert - Discovery Club Manager

Tel 01245 291492 or 07531 846988
Email Click here to email The Columbus School and College: The Columbus Discovery Club

The Discovery Club is held within the Columbus School and College campus, providing high quality social and play opportunities for children and young people aged 3-19 years with profound and multiple learning difficulties, Autism, complex health needs and life-limiting conditions.

After School Club, Youth Club, Holiday and Saturday Clubs provide a vital lifeline for families and carers and a place where children can develop, learn and have fun in a safe and friendly environment that caters for their special needs.

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Mushroom Theatre Company

Mushroom Theatre Company

Penni Bubb - Manager

Tel 01268 906470
Email Click here to email Mushroom Theatre Company

 

Mushroom Theatre Company is a fully inclusive performing arts school that offers an open door policy to students with additional needs. We aim to promote the social and therapeutic benefits of the performing arts in a fully inclusive, safe and happy environment. We pride our self on our friendly atmosphere and look forward to welcoming you on board.

Trailnet CIC

Trailnet CIC

Geoff Fletcher - Director

Tel 01277 811012 / 07939 249980
Email Click here to email Trailnet CIC

Trailnet’s offers inclusive cycling sessions for children and adults. We have a range of adapted trikes for all ages and sizes, and our enthusiastic, trained instructors have a wealth of experience in helping people access cycling, either independently or as part of one of our regular group rides at Thorndon Country Park.

 

PARC Play and Resource Centre

PARC Play and Resource Centre

Family Liaison

Tel 01376 528999
Email Click here to email PARC Play and Resource Centre

 

PARC (Essex) is based in the beautiful Great Notley Country Park and offers a range of services for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities including under 5's, after school and weekend clubs, holiday clubs, youth clubs and family support.

Epping Forest Inclusion Project

Epping Forest Inclusion Project

Olivia Worsfold

Tel 01992 564220
Email Click here to email Epping Forest Inclusion Project

The Epping Forest Inclusion Project offers a wide range of experiences in their popular Holiday Programme, as well as after school and weekend activities during term time.

The project is based in and around the ancient woodland of Epping Forest  

Accuro (Care Services) Group

Accuro (Care Services) Group

Alison Mckeown - Operations Manager

Tel 01279 870297
Email Click here to email Accuro (Care Services) Group

Accuro provide clubs and activities in a variety of locations, including the Saturday play club, youth clubs and a range of holiday projects.

 

The Mercury Theatre Colchester : Aspire

The Mercury Theatre Colchester : Aspire

Forest Morgan

Tel 01206 573948
Email Click here to email The Mercury Theatre Colchester : Aspire

Aspire Share Create at the Mercury is a group for young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Aspire offer dance, drama and digital arts workshops for young people with special educational needs and disabilities during the holidays, as well as drama groups within local schools.

An inclusive disco for young people and their families is held once a month.

SNAP (Special Needs and Parents)

SNAP (Special Needs and Parents)

Family Team

Tel 01277 211300
Email Click here to email SNAP (Special Needs and Parents)

There are a wide range of activities for children with additional needs and disabilities at SNAP including drama, music, yoga, sensory play and more. SNAP have groups catering for every age group from the under 5's to youth clubs and social clubs for young adults.

 

Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning

Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning

Carolan Casey

Tel 0208 500 3047
Email Click here to email Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning

Activities such as archery, caving, kayaking, climbing, pony and cart rides are available as part of the programme of fun days at Lambourne End for children and young people throughout the year.

The Food for Thought horticultural education programme incorporates sowing, nurturing and harvesting crops as well as encouraging confidence and self-esteem in young people.

BOSP (Brighter Opportunities for Special People)

BOSP (Brighter Opportunities for Special People)

Contact BOSP Family Liaison

Tel 01268 553117
Email Click here to email BOSP (Brighter Opportunities for Special People)

BOSP aim to develop young people's independence, self-esteem and social skills in a supportive environment, offering short break care clubs at evenings, weekends and school holidays

 

Sam's Place (Harlow District Council)

Sam's Place (Harlow District Council)

Deborah Jackson - Snr Community Playworker

Tel 01279 446190
Email Click here to email Sam's Place (Harlow District Council)

Saturday club, Holiday club and Youth Club at Sam's Place, provides opportunities for social interaction and development for children and young people aged between 8- 19 years who live in Harlow and the West Essex area

InterAct

InterAct

Contact Andrew Denny or Susie Nankivell

Tel 01245 608201
Email Click here to email InterAct

InterAct clubs across Essex give opportunities to children aged 10 - 18 to take part in activities in their local communities such as swimming, bowling, cooking, parks, etc. A full programme of activities is produced every quarter and can be downloaded from the website www.interact.org.uk  

SHARE (Safe Haven and Respite Environment)

SHARE (Safe Haven and Respite Environment)

Contact Michelle Westenhofer

Tel 01268 521691
Email Click here to email SHARE (Safe Haven and Respite Environment)

After school, holiday, weekend and youth clubs at SHARE in Basildon and Benfleet

http://www.sharerespite.co.uk/

Butterflies Clubs

Butterflies Clubs

Jen Cormack - founder of Butterflies CIC

Tel 07586 842345
Email Click here to email Butterflies Clubs

Essex-wide friendship groups and personalised activity packages for children and young people to increase independence and develop social skills: Caterpillars Club for 3-7 year olds, Butterflies Club for 8-14 year olds, Butterflies Youth for 12-18 year olds

 

The Ark Family Resource Centre

The Ark Family Resource Centre

Sally Johns Green - Centre Manager

Tel 01255 502063
Email Click here to email The Ark Family Resource Centre

TASK (Talk About Special Kids) at the Ark Centre provides days of play and learning for all children with additional needs in school holidays and on Saturdays as well as an inclusive after school club for 8-11 year olds week term time

SEND diddi dance classes and parties

SEND diddi dance classes and parties

Charlotte Foxley - Franchise owner

Tel 07722 605 395
Email Click here to email SEND diddi dance classes and parties

Afterschool and Holiday dance and movement classes for children aged 2-14 and their siblings. Wheelchair dance classes also available. Responsive teaching style, relaxed environments enable the children to fully enjoy and explore 16 dance themes and build their confidence in our fun and funky classes. Inclusive communication devises & PECS symbols are available and basic Makaton used. Classes are Sensory aware regarding lighting and overstimulation, behavioural challenges met with understanding and support.

Colchester Phoenix Amateur Swimming Club

Colchester Phoenix Amateur Swimming Club

Theresa Higgins - Chair

Tel Contact via website http://www.colchesterphoenixasc.org.uk/ or message via Facebook: www.colchesterphoenixasc.org.uk
Email Click here to email Colchester Phoenix Amateur Swimming Club

A swimming club which offers a wide range of water based activities for people with disabilities, meeting regularly at Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, Essex.

We provide the opportunity to swim for leisure, fitness and competitively. We offer ’Learn to Swim’ and improvers programmes, competitive training and the opportunity to compete at local, regional, national and international events.

Families InFocus Essex - Saturday Club

Families InFocus Essex - Saturday Club

Melanie James - Projects and Communications Volunteer Manager

Tel 01245 353575
Email Click here to email Families InFocus Essex - Saturday Club

Fun sessions every Saturday afternoon from 3.30pm to 5.30pm at Chelmsford Sport & Athletics Centre, Salerno Way, Chelmsford CM1 2EH

Play activities for children with a disability or special needs and siblings, accompanied by their parents/carers, Arts and Crafts and a qualified trampoline coach available each week and Gymnastic coach/circuit fortnightly.

It is set in a nice airy, secure and friendly environment for the children and somewhere parents, friends, family and carers can come and either relax, talk to other parents or rush about with the children.

Sport for Confidence

Sport for Confidence

Lucy Goldup - Occupational Therapist

Tel 07719557859
Email Click here to email Sport for Confidence

Multi-sports sessions in mainstream facilities during the school holidays for young people who face barriers to participation. All sessions are fun, active and inclusive and are delivered by a health professional and head coach.

Havens Hospices

Havens Hospices

Katie White - Head of Childrens Services

Tel 01702 220350
Email Click here to email Havens Hospices

The J’s Hospice is a leading expert and specialist provider of young adult palliative care. We provide a supportive transition service for young people living in Essex aged 16-25. Inspire Club runs monthly on a Saturday and provides a peer support group and fun activities.

Little Havens is a Hospice for children up to age 19 years, offering overnight respite, emergency stays, symptom management and care at the end of a child’s life. There are also ‘Day Stay’ sessions and Shortbreaks groups and activities.

Oakview School

Oakview School

Ross Burrell - Club Co-ordinator

Tel Contact school administration 020 8508 4293
Email Click here to email Oakview School

Oakview School in Loughton run a holiday playscheme for children who attend the school.

Glenwood School

Glenwood School

contact the school office

Tel 01268 792575
Email Click here to email Glenwood School

Glenwood School run after school clubs and holiday clubs for the young people who attend their school.

Happy Bananas at The Edith Borthwick School

Happy Bananas at The Edith Borthwick School

Adam Brumby - Club co-ordinator

Tel Contact school administration 01376 529300
Email Click here to email Happy Bananas at The Edith Borthwick School

Summer holiday club for students of the Edith Borthwick School in Braintree

Smile Time at Market Field School

Smile Time at Market Field School

Emma Hollamby-Harding - Club Co-ordinator

Tel Contact office administration 01206 825195
Email Click here to email Smile Time at Market Field School

out of school clubs for student of Market Field School in Elmstead Market, Colchester

Mistley Kids Club

Mistley Kids Club

Claire Moss - Club Manager

Tel 07809 176252
Email Click here to email Mistley Kids Club

An inclusive after school and holiday club for children from mainstream and special schools. The club meets in Furze Hill Village Hall in Mistley, offering a wide range of activities, both indoor and outdoor, which meet the needs, likes and wishes of the children.

Shorefields School

Shorefields School

Vicky Beales - Club Co-ordinator

Tel Contact school administration 01255 424412
Email Click here to email Shorefields School

After school and holiday clubs for students of Shorefields School in Clacton-on-Sea

Splat Holiday Club at Cedar Hall School

Splat Holiday Club at Cedar Hall School

Sharon Hoy - Club Co-ordinator

Tel Contact school administration 01268 774723
Email Click here to email Splat Holiday Club at Cedar Hall School

Summer Holiday club for students of Cedar Hall school in Benfleet

Southview School

Southview School

Julie Cornell - Club Co-ordinator

Tel Contact school administration 01376 503505
Email Click here to email Southview School

Southview School in Witham run after school clubs and holiday clubs for children and young people with physical and neurological impairments.  A full programme of activities are planned to cater for the needs and wishes of those who attend.