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Hertfordshire's SEND Local Offer

We've arranged activities for children and young people across the county. These are available through the Short Break Local Offer

The Brokerage team or KIDS HUBs can provide further information to support you.

SNAP Weekend Youth Club

This group runs on both Saturdays for young people aged 14-19 years who have learning disabilities of varying severity, physical or sensory disabilities and/or challenging behaviour. Activities such as a travel group, a football supporters group, and attendance at festivals, firework displays, shopping trips, farm visits, and a range of other outside activities will be encouraged.

The club will normally run for 5 hours but may be longer on occasion to meet the needs of the activity chosen by the participants.

Norwood Holiday Club

Holiday Club for children and young people with disabilities aged 5 – 18 years. The club is divided into 5-11 year olds and 12-18 year old to provide age appropriate activities and promote relationship forming amongst peers.

Activities include: arts and crafts, sports, music therapy and messy play. Parents and carers are also consulted on the preferences, likes and dislikes of the children and young people. Weeks or sessions as a whole are themed, and examples of themes include; Around the World, Carnival, Time Travel and Fantasy.

At The Norwood Centre and Jewish Community Secondary School, the facilities are designed to enhance development and learning, as well as for the children to have fun and enjoy themselves. Specialist sensory equipment, a well-equipped sensory room and soft play areas are available, as well as outdoor gardens designed for children with learning disabilities. For example, the playground at JCoSS has a wheelchair accessible play roundabout, and floor level trampoline.

Venues are fully wheelchair accessible, are purpose built with wide hallways and high ceilings, and have appropriate bathrooms and changing rooms.

Where:Jewish Community Secondary School
Castlewood Rd
New Barnet

Contact details: 020 8809 8809

Noah's Ark - Holiday Club

Holiday Club for children and young people with disabilities aged 5 – 16 years. The club will run during the Easter holidays, Christmas and Summer school holidays. Age ranges are separated into areas with activities which are age/ability appropriate.

A range of activities are offered, including:-

  • Arts/crafts; imaginary play (dressing up); board games/puzzles/books; computer games; videos; cooking; sand/water play; sensory equipment including UV lights, tactile toys, sound and light toys; we have developed a sensory den.
  • Outdoor activities e.g. bikes, sports, climbing equipment, messy play.
  • Indoor visits include balloon modelling, PAT (Pets as Therapy) dog, music/drama sessions, art play; visits from Police/Fire brigade. 

Trips to: - soft-play, sailing, adventure playgrounds, bowling, theatre, farms and parks, local pet shop, Aldenham adventure park. 

Where: St. Teresa’s School Brook Rd, Borehamwood WD6 5HL

Contact details: 02089 062 783

Royal Association For Deaf People Weekend Activities

Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) deliver a programme which gives young Deaf people, aged 11-18, a chance to experience and access services which they are usually excluded from. The service will provide a safe and secure environment where Deaf people can enjoy activities which are fun, exciting and help to build confidence and develop independent skills. This service is looking to bring members of the Deaf community together to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness and create new friendships.

All RAD’s services are provided directly in a client’s first language

Some activities are in the Community such as: Paintballing, The Snow Centre, in Hemel Hampstead (with a Deaf instructor), Lee Valley White Water Rafting and Canoeing.  Ariel Adventure Play Park,   Rye House Kart Raceway (Hoddenson), Glazed Creations (Royston), Topgolf and Planet Ice – Ice Rink (Watford).

Contact details: Voice Phone: 0845 688 2525 Fax: 0845 688 2526 Text Phone: 0845 688 2527