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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.

Phoenix Group for Deaf Children and Young People

The Phoenix Group supports deaf children, young people and their families, through fun and informative activities, which aim to promote independence and develop friendships. As a user-led charity, the Short Breaks activities will vary, depending on what the children and young people would like to do. Previous activities have included:

Ice Skating, Swimming, Relaxation, Farm visit, Horse Riding, Crazy Golf, Danger Den, Dragon Boating CookingClimbing/High Ropes, Bowling, Sports, Overnight Residential Activities, Trampolining, Arts and Crafts, Football …and many more

Age:  8-18 years

Venues: The Phoenix Centre, Stevenage (acoustically treated) 2-6 The Hyde, Stevenage, SG2 9SE and other activity centres across Hertfordshire

Session Duration: 3-5 hours               

When:  School holidays and occasional Saturdays

Contact details 01438 722142 or 07856 776530


Action for Children @ Herts Young Mariners

This service is for young people with disabilities aged 12 -18 years based at Herts Young Mariners Base in Cheshunt.  The service offers an exciting choice of adventurous activities including archery,canoeing, climbing, caving and paddle boarding. Young People who attend will be
supported to try activities they may not have tried before and they will need to be able  to follow simple instructions for their own and others’ safety. They will be part of a larger group of up to approx. 12 young people, so this will be an opportunity to make friends . 

For more information please either contact
Action for Children or for more information about the Young Mariner’s Base please visit the website

Date12th February 2018

The age range the service will work with 12- 18

Venue  Young Mariners 231 Windmill Lane Cheshunt EN8 9AJ

 The length of each session to be offered 6 Hours

Contact details 07736 093563


SNAP Buddying Services

The Buddying service is to support a child/young person in accessing an activity or club that they may otherwise have difficultly accessing alone. The Buddy will meet the young person at their activity or simply take the young person into town, walking from home. The session will normally run for 1 to 3 hours but may be longer on occasion to meet the needs of the activity chosen. This can be accessed weeknights or weekends.

SNAP Saturday Clubs

Saturday Clubs for Children/Young People aged 5 – 19 who have learning disabilities of varying severity, physical or sensory disabilities and/or challenging behaviour.

Children / People will be spilt age appropriately and will enjoy a wide choice of risk assessed activities, trips, on site visits from third parties such as drummers, magicians, dog handlers, police and fire services, sports coaches, artists, and musicians etc. to stimulate them and add to their enjoyment. Other activities such as Cooking and Arts and Crafts are provided on a weekly basis.

Friendship with other users will be encouraged and supported and chill out time encouraged. Wherever possible engagement with the mainstream community will be encouraged and supported where required. The clubs will normally run for 5 hours but may be longer on occasion to meet the needs of the activity chosen by the participants

Where: Hobbs Hill Wood School, Hemel Hempstead


Phone: 07979 612363

SNAP Holiday Play scheme

A range of Holiday Clubs for children /  young people aged 5 – 19 who have learning disabilities of varying severity, physical or sensory disabilities and/or challenging behaviour. The playschemes run during February half term, Easter, May half term, Summer, October half term and Christmas

Holiday Clubs are split into 2 ages groups: ‘Unders’ 5-10 years and ‘Overs’ 11-19 years.

Location: The Collett School, Hemel Hempstead


Contact: 07979 612363