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Categories in Fun stuff

In ‘Fun Stuff’ you can search for all the things your children and family like to do for fun. Things like:

  • Accessible clubs that cater for your child’s special interests, whether that is sports, dancing, music or animals
  • Places to go for days out like adventure playgrounds, or farms
  • Afterschool and preschool activity sessions
  • Clubs that specialise in supporting children to socialise with children with similar needs
  • Befriending services and short breaks

SENDirect is new and growing daily, if you don’t find what you are looking for right away, let us know what you are looking for by filling in our feedback form and we’ll put a call out on social media, as well as asking our contacts to help you find it. Or you can tweet us at @SENDirectnews for help with your search.

Families who consulted with us on what to include here had children with Cystic Fibrosis, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, mobility needs, Pathological Demand Avoidance, and Anaphylaxis, as well as families of children without a diagnosis.


  • Adventure playgrounds

    Local playgrounds to visit and learn through adventurous play

  • After school clubs

    Term time clubs your child or young person can attend during the week in your area.

  • Animal handling

    Trips to local farms and animal sanctuaries.

  • Arts and crafts

    Art and craft clubs

  • Befriending/ buddying, gig buddies

    Increase independence and access new experiences through befriending and mentoring

  • Breakfast clubs

    Early morning clubs before school starts.

  • Dancing

    Different types of dancing clubs and classes available locally.

  • Day services

    Week day services for young people who arent in full time education.

  • Day trips or evenings out

    People offering help to access local amenities like museums and cinemas or bars and restaurants.

  • Drama

    Local amateur dramatic clubs and drama groups.

  • Drop in clubs

    Clubs and groups you can access regularly without booking in advance

  • Evening clubs

    Evening clubs your child or young person can attend in your area.

  • Exploring nature

    Groups that get together to share an interest in nature and the countryside.

  • Fitness classes

    Gyms and clubs that can offer fitness classes that cater to you.

  • Gardening

    Groups or organisations that offer opportunities to learn about gardening and food growing.

  • Groups for specific disabilities

    Groups that aim to bring specific groups of people together for support, advice or fun!

  • Holiday playschemes

    Play services that take place in school holidays in your area.

  • Multi-media clubs

    Clubs for people who are interested in film and music making.

  • Music clubs

    Groups who get together to enjoy music locally.

  • Music classes

    Classes for people who want to learn how to make music or play an instrument.

  • Pampering

    Treatments for you or your family locally - spas that can cater for your needs.

  • Personal trainers

    Personal trainers who work with children and young people with disabilities locally.

  • Sensory play

    Places that offer sensory play or access to sensory rooms locally

  • Shopping support

    People who can help your young person go shopping for themselves

  • Short breaks

    Short sessions for your child to enjoy while you get a break.

  • Soft play

    Facilities with soft play rooms you can access.

  • Sports

    Clubs and groups for various sports in your area that can cater for your family's needs.

  • Support to access services

    People who can help you and your family access new services

  • Swimming classes

    Swimming pools and tutors who can cater for your needs locally.

  • Teenagers groups

    Groups and clubs aimed at teenagers.

  • Under 5’s groups

    Groups to bring your pre-schoolers to in your area.

  • Horse riding

    Supported horse riding lessons or groups

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