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
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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.
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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.
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
Early morning clubs before school starts.
Different types of dancing clubs and classes available locally.
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.
Local amateur dramatic clubs and drama groups.
Drop in clubs
Clubs and groups you can access regularly without booking in advance
Evening clubs your child or young person can attend in your area.
Groups that get together to share an interest in nature and the countryside.
Gyms and clubs that can offer fitness classes that cater to you.
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!
Play services that take place in school holidays in your area.
Clubs for people who are interested in film and music making.
Groups who get together to enjoy music locally.
Classes for people who want to learn how to make music or play an instrument.
Treatments for you or your family locally - spas that can cater for your needs.
Personal trainers who work with children and young people with disabilities locally.
Places that offer sensory play or access to sensory rooms locally
People who can help your young person go shopping for themselves
Short sessions for your child to enjoy while you get a break.
Facilities with soft play rooms you can access.
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 pools and tutors who can cater for your needs locally.
Groups and clubs aimed at teenagers.
Under 5’s groups
Groups to bring your pre-schoolers to in your area.
Supported horse riding lessons or groups