Holidays & Days Out

Holidays

Holidays are a chance to unwind with your family, discover new things and forge memories in the sunshine – and they’re especially important when your child has complex needs. Sometimes it might feel like the holiday you’d really like to take isn’t possible, but with enough planning and a deep breath the world can still be there for you and your family to discover.

Looking for a special needs babysitter?

You may get one for free!

Find out about respite care and direct payments here.

Wishmakers

Making your holiday dreams a reality.

A ‘wish making’ charity grants a wish to a seriously ill, disabled or life-limited child. This can include a huge range of conditions. The wishes are generally tailor-made to fit your child’s wildest dreams – anything is possible, from meeting a movie star to visiting Santa.

Holiday Clubs

There are loads of after school clubs and holiday clubs all over the UK. The easiest way to find what you're looking for is to check out your local Authority's Local Offer website. Also ask you Senco or nearest Special School who often run clubs with other local charities like the Cerebral Palsy Society.

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The Papworth Trust covers Cambridgeshire, Essex and Northamptonshire. They run Fun United for disabled young people across the East of England. Activities include Zumba, circus skills, film making, horse riding and much more. They are open to all young disabled people aged 11 years and over, with some clubs in Raunds open to people aged 5-19 years.

Personal Budgets

Unique Kidz and Co Holiday Club in Lancashire. Activities include crafts, going on trips and making friends.

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After school clubs and holiday schemes in East Sussex, where Disabled children and young people can enjoy play-based activities. They offer fun, quality play sessions which will help motivate, develop confidence and help children and young people make new friends. Sessions include music, arts and crafts, role play, sensory games and cooking.

See more holiday clubs

Use our directory to find more holiday and after school clubs

Days Out

Would you like free cinema or theme park tickets?  Or how to queue jump at amusement parks? Looking for a great day out for you and your children? Then you're at the right place!

Free cinema Tickets!

Have you got your CEA card yet? Would you like your special needs child to have free cinema tickets all year long? Click here to find out more about this national scheme.

Cinema directory

Discounts & autism friendly

Theatre

Take in a show

Vocaleyes

Audio of museums and galleries

Activities

Would your child like to try a new sport? What about taking up a new hobby? Learn to dance, fence, shoot arrows?...How about becoming the next Picasso or the next Judy Dench?

Sporting adventures

Want something new to try?

Click here to find National disabled sporting organisations for every sport you can think of including mountain biking, sailing, tennis & so much more.

 

Drama

Drama clubs & much more

Music

Make music with new friends

Art

Make and create

Dance

Move! Laugh! Dance!

Other things to do

Circus skills? Cookery?

Not sure where to turn?

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Contact our helpdesk

Do you need specific help for your disabled or special needs child? Click here to tell us more about what you're looking for and our helpdesk team will do their very best to find you what you need. All of our advice is confidential and we will not share your details or personal information with anyone.