Leisure Activities and Short Breaks
As a SEND family you cannot always easily access the same activities and child care options as other families. You may also need resbite care for your child and support to allow you and your family to cope with the day to day life of living with a child with SEND. Please find below local options and opportunties for your family.
The Local Offer
A comprehensive resource of local information, decisions, events and resouces to support the SEND community. It can also act as a window to finding up to date contact information for local statutory agencies and services, this includes childrens services, health, education and other welfare links.
Kingston Centre for Independent Living
To meet the needs of disabled people in and around the Royal Borough of Kingston and beyond, particularly by representing and supporting the full equality and inclusion of disabled people, in order that they might lead independent and empowering lives
OT Play is a mobile therapy service provided by children’s occupational therapist Charlotte O’Reilly. A range of therapies can be delivered in both group and individual settings. OT Play also provides service to children with difficulties accessing daily activities that are important to them, such as yoga, karate or other sports and activity clubs
Otakar Kraus Music Trust
OKMT provides music therapy and projects for people of all ages with physical, learning, neurological or psychological difficulties in the Borough of Richmond and surrounding areas, in order to improve their well-being and quality of life.
All Aboard Club
Child-led play sessions and activity packs for autistic/ADHD children who love trains.
Formerly Engine Shed – South London
The AfC Local Offer – EVENTS
Regularly updated directory of local events and activities for children and young adults with SEND.
The Pod is soft play space in the YMCA Hawker centre in kingston with general activities and equipment for children up to 11. Whilst not SEND specific they do run dedicated SEND sessions in the evenings- please contact them for details
A local membership charity for families with a child with autism. They arrange social events for children and families and holiday clubs for SEND children at Easter and in the summer
Provide weekend and holiday clubs for SEND children in the local area.
A local CIC that has an inclusive and accessible ‘playhouse’ where support and resbite care is provided to SEND children in kingston. They also have a ever changing range of activities for SEND Children and their families, including family forest and playdays in the school holidays.
‘ruils’ is a local charity that has a wide range of services to support children and adults with disabilities to live independently, be part of the community and live life to the full.
They can provide a sitter/befriending service to support children and families.
Tuesday Special Club
Tuesday Special Club is a parent and toddler drop in. The session has free play and also a sing and sign session, There are 2 or 3 members of staff to facilitate play, provide coffee and a offer a sympathetic ear.
Tuesdays, 10am-12 noon, term-time
Achieving for Children, Home and Community Support Service
Aiming High Home and Community Support Service provides one to one support for children and young people with a disability in their own home or in the community.
EnhanceAble is a charity committed to supporting people with disabilities, their parents and carers – whatever their age – to transform the quality of their lives. They are based in and serve kingston and surrounding areas.
An independent non-profit community organisation supporting autistic children and their families, with advice, counselling, activities and groups for young autistic children and their siblings to meet and socialise. As well as specific support groups for parents and carers.
A charity that supports children with any disability and additional need, providing services including play sessions, hydrotherapy, counselling, inclusive activities like drama and karate, and free advice for Special Educational Needs (SEN)