WPCC's October Short Breaks Bulletin

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for children & young adults aged 0 - 25yrs who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).


Contents Page Changes to this Bulletin

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Face to Face Activities Contents

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Online Activities & Learning Resources Contents

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Face to Face Activities Information

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Online Activities & Learning Resources Information

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Useful Information for Parent Carers

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Plan Your Holidays Planner

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Children’s Centres Information

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WPCC Registration Form

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Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy at the time of print, however if you have difficulty getting in touch directly with any of the organisations listed please contact us at the WPCC.

The WPCC is a one-stop shop which supports families raising a child with SEN and/or disabilities by providing information on local services including short breaks. We also work very closely with Wiltshire Council to ensure services are doing their utmost to meet the needs of families within its local authority, and organise a range of events throughout the year to keep everyone updated.

For Bulletin enquiries please email: bulletin@wiltspcc.co.uk 01225 764647 (Option 1) www.wiltshireparentcarercouncil.co.uk admin@wiltspcc.co.uk


Important: Changes to this WPCC Bulletin due to the COVID-19 Pandemic What changes have been made? As the coronavirus pandemic continues, this has obviously had an impact on services’ abilities to run activities over the October Holidays. However, with many restrictions being eased, there are now more clubs and activities re-opening for face-to-face sessions. We are pleased therefore to be able to put together a Bulletin that includes far more face-to-face activities, but for those who cannot get out to these, we have still included some online activities and learning resources (plus links to our website where many more can be found).

How to use the Activities/Learning Resources & Information Lists Activities/Resources listed may be for a specific age range or groups of children based on needs. We have provided as much information as we can within the Bulletin and provided web links and contacts to find out more information. 

Each activity and resource listed has been given an item number.

The item number corresponds to the activity/resource name.

Find out more about a specific activity/resource, who to contact and how to book by looking up the item number on the providers contact list and using the contacts or web link provided.

You may find QR Codes for certain activities or for WPCC’s registration form; you may be able to simply open your camera and they will automatically scan, or you may have to download a QR scanning app (for free). Once scanned they will take you directly to the website link.

ALWAYS check to see whether there have been any changes to times/dates/ availability of any sessions advertised. All settings will be depending on government guidelines and being able to put measures in place to comply with these guidelines.

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Face-Face Groups/Activities Contents Item Number

Short Break Activity/Item Name

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Barnardo’s Short Breaks Club - Various Locations

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Barnardo’s Short Breaks Club - Salisbury

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Elizabeth House - Blue Skies - Salisbury

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Elizabeth House - Social Club - Salisbury

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Elizabeth House - Cygnets Club (ASD Club) - Salisbury

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4Youth - No Limits Youth Club - Melksham

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Hope Nature Centre - Halloween Trail & Fun Days - Southwick

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Freedog - Trampolining & Clip ‘n’ Climb - Swindon

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DS Active - Football (Astroturf) - Bristol

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GUL - Horse Related Activities - Shrewton

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All Aboard Watersports – Multi-Watersport Holiday Club - Bristol

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All Aboard Watersports – Sailing Holiday Club

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Hidden Woods – Saplings - Farleigh Wood

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Rein & Shine - Pony Day - Swindon

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Rein & Shine - Pony Camp - Swindon

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Neptune Aquatics - Starfish Hydrotherapy Pool - Chippenham

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Seeds 4 Success - Bridging Club

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Seeds 4 Success - Bridging Club Plus

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Face-Face Groups/Activities Contents Item Number

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Boccia - Devizes

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Braeside Education Centre - Multi-Activity Day Camps - Devizes

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Nova Sports - Activities for Children with Physical Disabilities

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Nova Sports - Activities for Children with Learning Disabilities or Autism

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Super Camps - Multi-Activity Day Camps - Salisbury

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Soft Play Centre Activities - Various Locations

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Fit For Sport - Activity Camp - Bristol

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Buzz Action - Salisbury Circus Club

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Buzz Action - Amesbury Youth Cafe

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Jolly Roger Adventure - Halloween Parties

Do you know of any activities for children & young people with SEND? The WPCC is always on the lookout for new activities, clubs, social activities or anything for children and young people with SEND. If you know of, attend, or run any activities for children or young people with SEND, or activities that are inclusive of SEND, then please let us know by filling out one the following quick forms: TERM TIME ACTIVITIES:

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Online Activities & Learning Resources Contents Item Number

Short Break Activity/Item Name

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Adaptive Martial Arts - Zoom Sessions

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Young Melksham - Online No Limits Youth Club

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South Wilts Mencap (SWM) Facebook Group – Online Activities

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God Unlimited (GUL) - Pony Zoom Call

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David Walliams - Free Audio Books

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Home Learning Dyslexic Resources

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Online Learning Resources to Support Children with SEND

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Calibre Audio - Free Audiobooks

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Sesame Street and Autism

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ITV Signed Stories

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Childline - Calm Zone

Visit the website below or scan the QR Code to find more activity books, audio books, quizzes, resource packs, tips, maths and computer skill games, crafts ideas, online learning and more!

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https://www.wiltshireparentcarercouncil.co.uk/en/Covid-19__Coronovirus_-_Learning_Resources_and_Activities You can see other clubs, activities and events on the WPCC What’s On Calendar: https://www.wiltshireparentcarercouncil.co.uk/en/What%27s_on

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Barnardo’s Short Breaks Clubs (for families who have registered for the Barnardo’s Scheme option of the Short Breaks Scheme):1. Barnardo’s - Short Breaks Clubs Opening times: Rowdeford: Monday 25th October, 10.00am - 4.00pm. Chippenham: Tuesday 26th October, 10.00am - 4.00pm. Bradford On Avon: Wednesday 27th October, 10.00am - 4.00pm. Trowbridge: Thursday 28th October, 10.00am - 4.00pm. Age: 6 – 18 year olds. Location: Rowde: Silverwood School, SN10 2QQ. Chippenham: Wiltshire Short Breaks, Brook Street, SN14 0JE. Bradford On Avon: Youth and Community Building, BA15 1LE. Trowbridge: 71 Fore Street, BA14 8ET. Cost: £10.00 per 3 hour session or £18.00 per 6 hour session. Who: These clubs are only for those families who have registered for the Barnardo’s option with the Short Breaks Scheme. Activities: Badminton, table tennis, cinema, swimming, cookery, crafts. More Info: Contact: Jane Middleton-Jones on 01249 463907, or email: jane.middletonjones@barnardos.org.uk 2. Barnardo’s - Salisbury Opening times: Thursday 28th October, 10.00am - 4.00pm. Age: 6 – 18 year olds. Location: Elizabeth House Social Centre, 131 Exeter Street, Salisbury, SP1 2SG. Cost: £10.00 per 3 hour session or £18.00 per 6 hour session. Who: This club is only for those families who have registered for the Barnardo’s option with the Short Breaks Scheme. Activities: Badminton, table tennis, cinema, swimming, cookery, crafts. More Info: Contact: Elizabeth House on 01722 323783, or email: freda.elizabethhouse@gmail.com

Activity Clubs! (for any child or young person with additional needs):3. Elizabeth House Salisbury - Blue Skies Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10.00am - 2.30pm. (Excluding Bank Holidays) Age: 16+ year olds. Location: Elizabeth House Social Centre, 131 Exeter Street, Salisbury, SP1 2SG. Cost: £40.00 full day or £22.40 for half day Who: Young People & Adults with SEN/Disabilities. Activities: Art, cooking, collage making and more! Bring packed lunch. More Info: Call 01722 323783 or email freda.elizabethhouse@gmail.com

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4. Elizabeth House - Social Club Opening times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6.00pm – 9.30pm. (Excluding Bank Holidays) Age: 16+ year olds. Location: Elizabeth House Social Centre, 131 Exeter Street, Salisbury, SP1 2SG. Cost: £20.00 for Annual Subscription + additional charges for trips/events throughout the year. (Contact provider for more information regarding costs)

Who: Young People & Adults with SEN/Disabilities and/or Mental Health Disabilities Activities: Art, cooking, collage making and more! Bring Packed lunch. More Info: Call 01722 323783 or email freda.elizabethhouse@gmail.com 5. Elizabeth House - Cygnets Club (ASD Club) Opening times: Saturday 23rd October, 10.00am – 2.00pm. Age: 8 - 18 year olds Location: Elizabeth House Social Centre, 131 Exeter Street, Salisbury, SP1 2SG. Cost: £3.50 per session Who: Young People with ASD Activities: Art, cooking, collage making and more! Bring Packed lunch. More Info: Call 01722 323783 or email freda.elizabethhouse@gmail.com 6. 4Youth - No Limits Youth Club Opening times: Monday 25th October, 6.30pm - 9.00pm. Location: Atworth Youth Centre, Studleyfarm Lane, Bath Road, Atworth, SN12 8SB. Cost: £2.00 per young person. Carers go for Free. Age: 13 - 25 year olds Who: Young people with SEND. Activities: Cooking & baking, Sewing & Stitching, Pool & table tennis, Drawing & writing, Football & Basketball, Karaoke & Just dance, Job search and CV writing and much more!. More Info: Call: 01225 667327 or email: hello@4youth.org.uk Visit: https://youngmelksham.org.uk/youth-clubs/no-limits-send-youth-club/ 7. Hope Nature Centre - Halloween Trail & Fun Days Opening times: Saturday 23rd October to Sunday 31st October, 10.00am - 4.00pm. (Pre-booking essential) Age: All ages. Location: Hope Nature Centre, Southwick Country Park , Frome Road, BA14 9QD. Cost: £2.50 per person (A valid entry ticket for the Animal Park will also need to be purchased to take part in the Trick or Treat Trail) Who: Any young people and their families. Activities: Help the resident witch make her next potion! Explore the Animal Park and find all the missing potion ingredients on her map. If you find them all, she may be nice and even give you a treat… More Info: Call: 01225 759075 or email: hncinfo@ffc.ac.uk Book Online: https://www.hopenaturecentre.org.uk/halloween/ From October 29th – October 31st, there will be some fun days with fancy dress, pumpkin carving and much more. See details online here: https://www.hopenaturecentre.org.uk/halloween/

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8. Freedog (Swindon) - Trampolining & Clip ‘n’ Climb Opening times: Vary depending on availability See online: https://freedogswindon.com/book-now/ Age: 5+ year olds. Location: Freedog Urban Activity Centre, Swindon, SN2 8HB. Cost: Standard: Trampolining: £12.00 per person Clip ‘n’ Climb: £15.00 per person All sessions: £2.50 for non-slip socks & Parent Carer = FREE ENTRY Who: Mild to moderate needs (Parents/Carers to stay). Activities: Open bounce trampolining and clip ‘n’ climb. More Info: Booking for this session is vital. Call 01793 251555 It is up to participants/parent carers judge if the session is appropriate. They normally ask that accompanying adults of SEND participants come in to the arena to assist with safety and clipping in and out. Accompanying adults must watch the safety brief.

9. DS Active Bristol - Football (Astroturf) Opening times: Sundays: 24th October & 31st October, 11.00am - 12.00pm. Age: 5+ years old. Location: St. Paul’s Academy, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, BS2 9NH. Cost: £3.00 per person Who: All abilities, young people with Downs Syndrome. Activities: Football in a friendly & active environment. More Info: Contact: dsactive@downs-syndrome.org.uk Sessions are currently being done outdoors on Astro turf, therefore participants need to wear suitable clothing in case of poor weather

10. GUL - Mixed Activity Day Opening times: Thursdays: 21st & 28th October, 9.30am - 4:00pm. Tuesday: 26th October, 9.30am - 4:00pm. Age: 8+ year olds Location: God Unlimited Outdoor Therapy Centre, Riverside, Elston Lane, SP3 4HL. Cost: £45 Full Day. Snacks Provided (Cooked over a fire) Who: Young people with SEN and physical disabilities. Activities: Explore the woodland and follow trails. Cook food over an open fire. Build a den. Ride a pony. Make new friends. Have fun. Can be wet & windy so bring weather appropriate clothing. More Info: Contact: 01980 621712 or Email: office@god-unlimited.org or Visit: www.god-unlimited.org

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11. All Aboard Watersports – Multi-Watersport Holiday Club Opening times: Monday 25th – Friday 29th October, 10.00am – 4.00pm. Location: Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6XG. Cost: £45.00 per day. Age: 8 – 16 years old Who: Anyone with any form of disability or additional support needs, as well as their friends, family and carers Activities: Canoeing, kayaking, rowing, sailing or raft building (weather dependent) Bring a packed lunch & change of clothes! More Info: Call: 0117 929 0801. Email: admin@allaboardwatersports.co.uk See more at:

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If you have any additional needs, and want to discuss requirements, please contact to let the office know so they can put in place the needed support. 12. All Aboard Watersports – Sailing Holiday Club Opening times: Monday 25th – Friday 29th October, 10.00am – 4.00pm. Location: Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6XG. Cost: £45.00 per day. Age: 8 – 16 years old Who: Anyone with any form of disability or additional support need, as well as their friends, family and carers Activities: Canoeing, kayaking, rowing, sailing or raft building (weather dependent) Bring a packed lunch & change of clothes! More Info: Call: 0117 929 0801. Email: admin@allaboardwatersports.co.uk See more at:

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If you have any additional needs, and want to discuss requirements, please contact to let the office know so they can put in place the needed support. 13. Hidden Woods – Saplings Opening times: Friday 29th October, 9.00am – 10.30am or 11.00am - 12.30pm Location: Farleigh Wood, BA2 7NH. Cost: Child: £10.00 per session. Accompanying Adult: Free. Infants: Free (Hot drinks provided, including real coffee, herbal teas and yummy hot chocolate - Please bring some food to share with the group if possible) Age: 1 - 5 years old. (Older siblings are welcome onto the activities during the holidays) (An adult from each family must stay. Maximum supervision ratio: 1 adult to 3 children) Activities: Bushcraft, environmental art, woodland crafts & games & campfires More Info: Email: hello@hiddenwoods.co.uk Call: 01373 823832 or book online at: https://www.hiddenwoods.co.uk/toddler-groups

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14. Rein & Shine - Pony Day Opening times: Sunday 24th October & Monday 25th October, 9.30am – 3.00pm. Location: Rein and Shine Equestrian Centre, 1 Buryhill Farm, Braydon, SN5 0AD. Cost: £80.00 per child. (Late collections are £10.00 per child and early drop-offs are £10.00 per child per hour) Age: All ages. Who: Led beginners and up! (Bring packed lunch and gloves & weather suitable clothing, and long hair needs to be tied back without grips or clips) Activities: Grooming and horse care, a full length group riding lesson. Stable routines with the ponies, riding games in the afternoon. 15. Rein & Shine - Pony Camp Opening times: Thursday 28th October - Friday 29th October, 9.30am – 3.00pm. Location: Rein and Shine Equestrian Centre, 1 Buryhill Farm, Braydon, SN5 0AD. Cost: £150.00 per child (2 day block) (Late collections are £10.00 per child and early drop-offs are £10.00 per child per hour) Age: All ages. Who: Independent riders only! Activities: This 4 day camp features jumping, hacking (where abilities permit), dressage, competitions, rosettes and pony care. The week culminates in a show jumping competition on the grass. SCAN ME

If you are interested in attending either of the Rein & Shine activities then please contact them beforehand to discuss any needs and/or requirements to make sure they can be appropriately accommodated. More Info: Call: 01666 860068 or Email: info@reinandshine.co.uk Website: https://www.reinandshine.co.uk/riding-school/riding-courses/pony-days-camps/

16. Neptune Aquatics - Starfish Hydrotherapy Pool Opening times: Saturdays: 4.30pm - 5.15pm. Sundays: 2.00pm - 2.45pm. Location: St Nicholas School, Malmesbury Road, Chippenham, SN15 1QF. Cost: Adults (Over 16): £7.50. Child (Over 8): £4.50. Child (Under 8): £3.00. (Booking and pre-payment essential!) Age: All ages. Who: All families with children with Special Needs/Disabilities. Activities: Open swimming sessions. More Info: Contact on 01249 735366 or Email: starfish@neptuneaquatics.co.uk Sign up for a FREE membership using the code WPCC21 and receive £1.00 off per person every time you visit! https://starfishhydro.clubright.co.uk/MemberArea/SelectMembership Register an account, click ‘Dashboard’ using the menu on the left hand side, click ‘Start New Membership’, put in promo code WPCC21 and purchase the ‘Community Pass’. Any issues please contact Starfish Hydrotherapy Pool using the contact information above.

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17. Seeds 4 Success - Bridging Club Opening times: Tuesday 26th October, 6.30pm - 9.00pm. Age: 11 - 16 years old. Location: Mere Youth Centre, BA12 6EP.

Transport can be arranged from surrounding areas - contact for more information (Masks must be worn on transport).

Cost: Free. Who: Any young person with a special need or disability. Activities: Activities include: bowling, DVD and Wii games nights, skittles and pub games, sports sessions, cookery, arts and crafts, woodwork and swimming, and learning life skills! More Info: Contact Gavin Sheen on 07552398279 or email: gav@seeds4success.org.uk if you need to find out more/register to attend. 18. Seeds 4 Success - Bridging Club Plus Opening times: Thursday 28th October, 6.30pm - 9.00pm. (Face-to-face: 2nd & 4th Thursday each month) (Zoom: 1st & 3rd Thursday each month) Age: 16 - 25 years old. Location: Fovant Youth Club High St, Fovant, Salisbury SP3 5JN

Transport can be arranged from surrounding areas - contact for more information (Masks must be worn on transport).

Cost: Free. Who: Any young person with a special need or disability. Activities: Activities include: bowling, DVD and Wii games nights, skittles and pub games, sports sessions, cookery, arts and crafts, woodwork and swimming, and learning life skills! More Info: Contact Rose Salmi on 07557334158 or email: rose@seeds4success.org.uk if you need to find out more/register to attend. 19. Boccia Opening times: Saturday: 30th October, 10.00am - 12.00pm. Age: 12+ year olds. Location: Guide Hut, Coate, Devizes Road, Devizes, SN10 3LU. Cost: £2.00. Who: Any young people with learning disabilities. Activities: Sports activities. More Info: Contact: Geoff Mascall on 07703 203893.

20. Braeside Education Centre - Multi-Activity Day Camps (non residential) Dates: Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October. Opening times: Drop Off: 8.30am - 9.00am. Pick Up: 4.30pm - 5.00pm Location: Braeside Education Centre, Bath Road, Devizes, SN10 2AP. Cost: £36.00 per child per day Age: 8 – 14 years old. Who: Young people with mild to moderate needs. Activities: High ropes, zip wire, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, camp fire cooking and much more! More Info: Email: info@braeside-education.co.uk Call: 01380 722637 or Visit: https://www.braeside-education.co.uk/holiday-club/ If you are interested in attending then please contact beforehand to discuss any needs and/or requirements to make sure they can be appropriately accommodated.

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21. Nova Sports & Coaching - Activities for children with Physical Disabilities Opening Times: Surfing: Monday 25th October, Time To Be Confirmed (PM) Powerchair Multi-Sports: Wednesday 27th October, 10.00am-11.30am. Wheelchair Basketball: Wednesday 27th October, 12.30pm-2.30pm. Locations: Surfing: The Wave, 98 Iffley Road, Bristol BS6 3NY. Powerchair Multi-Sports: Frome Youth and Community Centre, BA11 3EF. Wheelchair Basketball: Frome Youth and Community Centre, BA11 3EF. Age: Surfing: 8 - 16 years old. Powerchair Multi-Sports: 7 - 16 years old. Wheelchair Basketball: 7 - 16 years old Cost: Surfing: £20.00 per person. Powerchair Multi-Sports: £7.50 per person Wheelchair Basketball: £7.50 per person Who: Suitable for children with physical disabilities. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL! More info: To find out more or to book, Email: jenny@novasportsandcoaching.co.uk or Visit: https://www.novasportsandcoaching.co.uk/ 22. Nova Sports & Coaching - Activities for children with Learning Disabilities or Autism Opening Times: Surfing: Monday 25th October, 10.30am-13.00pm. Climbing: Tuesday 26th October, 10.00am-11.30am. Skiing: Thursday 28th October, Time TBC. SCAN ME TO SEE Locations: Surfing: The Wave, 98 Iffley Road, Bristol BS6 3NY. THE POSTER Climbing: Frome Boulder Rooms, BA11 3EN. Skiing: Mendip Activity Centre, BS25 5PQ. Age: Surfing: 8 - 16 years old. Climbing: 7 - 16 years old Skiing: 8 - 16 years old Cost: Surfing: £20.00 per person.. Climbing: £10.00 per person Skiing: £20.00 per person Who: Suitable for children with Learning Disabilities or Autism. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL! More info: To find out more or to book, Email: jenny@novasportsandcoaching.co.uk or or Visit: https://www.novasportsandcoaching.co.uk/

23. Super Camps - Multi-Activity Day Camps (non residential) Opening times: Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October, 8.00am – 5.00pm. (Extra care available from 8.00am – 6.00pm) Location: The Godolphin School, Milford Hill, Salisbury, SP1 2RA. Cost: £210.00 for a 5 day block or £47.00 per day Age: 4 – 12 years old. Who: They approach each case individually, so call on a Monday or Tuesday to discuss your child’s requirements and whether Super Camps are able provide the right support. Activities: Arts & Crafts, LEGO building, Team Games and Multi-Sports Sessions. More Info: Email: info@supercamps.co.uk Call: 01235 467300 or Visit: https://www.supercamps.co.uk/Venue/the-godolphin-school

If you are interested in attending then please contact beforehand to discuss any needs and/or requirements to make sure they can be appropriately accommodated.

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24. Soft Play Centre Activities FOR ALL SOFT PLAY CENTRES - Always book online or by calling before attending. Opening for many will depend on restrictions.

Baloo’s Soft Play Centre - Trowbridge Location: 17 Silver Street, Trowbridge, BA14 8AE. More Info: Call: 01225 764753 or Visit: https://www.baloossoftplay.co.uk/

Funways - Warminster Location: Funways, Goodwin Close, Warminster, BA12 0DF More Info: Call: 01985 220111 or Visit: http://www.funwayswarminster.com/

Jolly Roger Adventure - Swindon Location: Jolly Roger Adventure, Greenbridge Road, Swindon, SN3 3JE. More Info: Call: 01793 522044 or Visit: www.jollyrogerplay.com

Boomerang Family Play Centre - Melksham Location: Boomerang Family Play Centre, Unit 8, Merlin Way, Bowerhill, SN12 6TJ. More Info: Call: 01225 702000 or Visit: https://boomerangplay.co.uk/

Solstice Play - Amesbury Location: Unit 1 & 2 Minton Distibution Park, London Road, Amesbury, SP4 7RT. More Info: Call: 01980 624911 or Visit: http://www.solsticeplay.co.uk/

Jump In Fun - Salisbury Location: 1C Castlegate Business Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6QX. More Info: Call: 01722 445503 or Visit: https://jumpinfun.co.uk/salisbury/soft-play/

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25. Fit For Sport Activity Camps - Bristol Dates: Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October, 8.30am – 5.30pm. (Excluding Bank Holidays) Locations: Horfield Leisure Centre, Dorian Road, Horfield, BS7 0XW Age: Sessions cover 5-6 years old, 7- 8 years old and/or 9-12 years old. (Please bring a healthy packed lunch, a water bottle and weather appropriate clothing) Cost: Standard Day: £31.50 (Prices displayed only available when booking 2 weeks in advance of an activity start date) Who: They welcome children with SEND and try to give the right provision based on their needs! Activities: Activities can include Swimming, Arts & Crafts sessions, Parachute Games, Team Games and Sport Specific Activities. For Trampolining: Please either supply trampolining socks or bring £2 to buy some For Swimming: Please bring a ‘swim kit’ - towel, swim suit and any aids needed More Info: Call on 0845 4563233 or Email: enquiries@fitforsport.co.uk to arrange a booking or with any questions that you may have. Send them an email to enquiries@fitforsport.co.uk and they will forward forms for parents to fill in that will allow Fit For Sport to better understand your child’s needs and whether they are able to provide the proper care/support for them during the activities. 26. Buzz Action - Salisbury Circus Club Opening times: Monday 25th October. Primary School age children, 6.30pm - 8.00pm. Year 7 - 11 age children, 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Year 11+ age children can stay until 9.00pm. Location: Hampton Park Pavilion, Bishopdown Farm, Salisbury, SP1 3GY. Cost: £5.00 per session. Sibling rate of £2.50 per child. Cap of £10.00 per household. Age: 4+ year olds. Who: Children with mild to moderate needs. Activities: With the club you will learn some amazing skills such as unicycling, juggling and acrobatics. More Info: Contact on 01722 340440 or Email: office@circuswessex.co.uk

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27. Buzz Action - Amesbury Youth Cafe Opening times: Wednesday 27th October, 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Location: The Bowman Centre, Shears Drive, Amesbury, Salisbury, SP4 7XT. Cost: Free Age: 13 - 19 year olds. Who: A targeted youth project aimed at young people with a broad spectrum of additional needs (including SEND) with a wide range of activities on offer. Activities: A place to relax, reflect, socialise, grab a beverage and enjoy yourself. More Info: Contact on office@buzzaction.org or via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elementcafeamesbury 28. Jolly Roger Adventure - Halloween Parties Opening times: Friday 29th & Saturday 30th October, 5.30pm - 8.30pm. Location: Jolly Roger Adventure, Greenbridge Rd, Swindon, SN3 3JE. Cost: £13.50 per child (Adults/Carers go FREE) Age: All ages. Who: Mild/Moderate needs Activities: Halloween Maze, Treasure Hunt, Dancing, Party Games, Disco, Photographs & more! More Info: Contact on admin@jollyrogerplay.com or Visit: https://jollyrogerplay.com/

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29. Adaptive Martial Arts (AMA) - Zoom Sessions The class is designed to be an interactive beginner’s class, introducing people to martial arts and self defence. It is FREE every Tuesday from 7-8pm on Zoom (https://www.zoom.us/) For details visit: https://www.adaptivema.co.uk/online-classes 30. Young Melksham - Online No Limits Youth Club FREE club including various activities including dancing, music and games (bingo, quizzes etc) for 13 - 25 year olds with SEND. Mondays at 6.30pm - 8.30pm. More information https://www.4youth.org.uk/ 31. South Wilts Mencap (SWM) Facebook Group – Online Activities SWM would love to hear from you, share activity ideas with you and generally keep in touch, so they have created a group on Facebook for you to join: https://www.facebook.com/SWMencap/ The Facebook group is private and SWM will moderate the members and content to ensure it is a safe online environment for everyone involved. 32. God Unlimited (GUL) - Pony Zoom Call £15.00 for a 10 minute time slot for a fun packed digital visit from a Gul pony for you and your family. Take your pony for a virtual ride, ask questions and find out about their unique personalities. For more information or to book, visit: www.god-unlimited.org

33. David Walliams - Free AudioBooks Free books & activities from the World of David Walliams: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/ 34. Home Learning Dyslexic Resources A free digital pack of advice, information and resources to support dyslexic children learning from home. There are also links to a range of organisations that can offer further support: https://www.barringtonstoke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/BS-Home-Help-pack_FINAL.pdf? fbclid=IwAR1jh4aBBTIVunLKSc_BuSA_ZCxH1SXP0r48qBlCpdF2m8TZhAM_OcGycnQ

35. Online Learning Resources to Support Children with SEND The Department for Education (DfE) has developed a list of online resources and apps to support home learning. There is a section of resources specifically for young people with SEND: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-educationresources#special-educational-needs-and-disabilities-send

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36. Calibre Audio - Free Audiobooks Calibre Audio is a national charity lending free audiobooks for anyone who is print disabled. Calibre’s audiobook services can be accessed to suit every individual's needs: •

directly streamed from their website to your mobile, tablet or computer

access their download service through a smartphone or tablet

memory sticks can be posted direct to your home, with their free postal service

they will post CDs direct to you free of charge

Visit their website to find out more: https://www.calibreaudio.org.uk/ 37. Sesame Street and Autism

Sesame Street has lots of resources on their website for children with autism and their parent carers. Many of the resources include a character called Julia, an autistic child. Resources include: Videos, Parenting Videos, Interactive Resources for Kids & Story Books All resources on the website are FREE and can be found on the Autism Sesame Street website: https://autism.sesamestreet.org/

38. ITV Signed Stories The website also provides useful advice and guidance for parents, carers and teachers of deaf children, and for the deaf parents of hearing children: https://www.signedstories.com/

39. Childline - Calm Zone Childline has a 'calm zone', with videos, activities, games, and calming activities to help children who are worried about anything: https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

Visit the website below or scan the QR Code to find more activity books, audio books, quizzes, resource packs, tips, maths and computer skill games, crafts ideas, online learning and more!

SCAN ME!

https://www.wiltshireparentcarercouncil.co.uk/en/Covid-19__Coronovirus_-_Learning_Resources_and_Activities You can see other clubs, activities and events on the WPCC What’s On Calendar: https://www.wiltshireparentcarercouncil.co.uk/en/What%27s_on

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Useful Information for Parent Carers The CEA Card The CEA Card enables a disabled cinema guest aged 8+ years to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema. For more information visit: https://www.ceacard.co.uk/apply

Autism Friendly Screenings Dimensions’ innovative autism friendly screenings provide opportunities for people with autism or sensory sensitivity to enjoy a trip to the cinema. For more information, visit: www.dimensions-uk.org Or call: 0300 303 9001

FREE Wiltshire Citizens Advice - The Carers Project The Carers Project can help you if you are a carer in Wiltshire and need information or advice about debt or money management issues, benefits, applications for grants from charities for help with essential expenses, completing sickness and disability forms, and appeals or revisions. Telephone: 01249 474064 - If they don’t answer, leave a message and they will call you back. Email: carersproject@citizensadvicewiltshire.org.uk - Email with your contact details and a brief outline of your enquiry.

Disabled Person’s Railcard Get 1/3 off rail fares for you and a friend or family member for travel on the National Rail network in Great Britain. It costs £20.00 for 1 year and £54.00 for 3 years. To find out more, check your eligibility and/or apply for a Disabled Persons Railcard please visit: https://www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/

FREE Just Can’t Wait Card - for when you need the toilet urgently Do you or your child have a medical condition and need to access the toilet urgently? The ‘Just Can’t Wait Card’ is recognised by many shops etc. giving you access to toilets that wouldn’t normally be available to the public. To find out more visit: https://www.bladderandbowel.org/help-information/just-cant-wait-card/

Riding for the Disabled Associations RDA Centres welcome clients with physical and learning disabilities and autism, and there are no age restrictions. They provide fun activities like riding and carriage driving, as well as therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement. Find your nearest group here: http://www.rda.org.uk/rda-groups/

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Useful Information for Parent Carers The Wiltshire Parent Carer Council (WPCC) works with parent carers of children and young people with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND) to enable their views and experiences to shape and improve the local services they access. The WPCC is also to provide information, advice and signposting to parent carers of children and young people aged 0 to 25 with SEND. Support, advice and signposting is available by telephone, email and their comprehensive website. Friendili s A free social networking app for parents of children with additional needs, The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub is still available to including health conditions and anyone struggling and in need of support. This may Special Educational Needs and include those who are self-isolating and don't have a Disabilities (SEND). You can support network around them or know where to get find friends near you and get help. People can call the hub on: 0300 003 4576 or emotional support from families email: wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.uk Monday to travelling similar health and Friday from 9am to 5pm, and Saturday from 10am to parenting journeys. Simply visit: 4pm. www.friendili.com to find out Having good mental health more. helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. On the Tips and Trips NHS Every Mind Matters Don’t forget to look at WPCC’s Tips and Trips leaflet. We website, there is expert collated all the great tips and suggestions shared with us advice and practical tips to from parent carers before the summer and produced a help you look after your virtual leaflet. mental health and Although it was about things to do in the summer, there wellbeing, including topics are still some great ideas of things to do for free or for little such as: tips if you’re money any time of year. worried about coronavirus, sleep, looking after VIRTUAL LEAFLET children/ young people, working from home, Contact’s Parent Carer 1-1 Listening Ear Service is loneliness, etc. FREE and confidential, and is there if you need to talk to someone and offload. Simply visit their Visit Every Mind Matters to booking page to see all available appointments: find out more: www.nhs.uk/ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/contact-for-familiesoneyou/every-mindwith-disabled-children-30452924652 matters There is lots more information about support etc. for parent carers on the WPCC website and WPCC newsletters. Don’t forget to visit the WPCC Coronavirus webpages. www.wiltshireparentcarercouncil.co.uk

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Useful Information for Parent Carers

Inclusion funding for settings Early Years Inclusion Support Funding is a financial contribution for early years settings towards the inclusion of children aged 0-5 who have a disability or difficulty that creates a barrier to their learning. The funding is ‘Needs Led’. An Early Years Inclusion Officer and your setting will discuss any additional support required, in partnership with parents. The funding can be used by the setting for training, resources or support which is additional to or different from what is normally expected to be provided within your setting. It is neither the expectation nor intention that the additional funding will provide 1-1 continuous support.

For more information about Early Years Inclusion Funding 01225 757985 Email contact: earlyyears@wiltshire.gov.uk

TAX FREE CHILD-CARE Tax-Free Childcare is a new UK-wide government scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare.

It was rolled out to parents from early 2017. ● Eligible parents (both parents will have to be in work, and each expecting to earn at least £115 a week – and not more than £100,000 each year) will be able to open an online childcare account. The money held in these accounts can only be used by parents to pay for registered childcare (Preschools, childminders, day nurseries and school based care that is paid for, such as after-school clubs) • For every £8 parents pay in to their childcare account, the government will pay in an additional £2 up to a maximum of £2,000 per child per year (or £4,000 for disabled children). Parents will then be able to use the funds to pay for registered childcare - but only if their childcare provider has signed up to the scheme. • When the scheme was introduced, childcare providers will have been sent a letter inviting them to sign up to Tax-Free Childcare. The letter contains a code, which they’ll need alongside their ten-digit Unique Tax Reference (UTR) number to sign-up. (If they’ve lost the letter, they need to get a new one sent by calling 0300 123 4097).

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Plan Your Holidays! Use this page as a tool to help you plan your holiday activities!

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Children’s Centres 0-5s What are children’s centres? Children’s centres are places where parents with children aged 0 – 5 years old can share the challenges and joys of parenthood. They offer a range of activities and support services to help you with all aspects of parenting to make sure your child gets the best start in life. Wiltshire has 13 children’s centre buildings located across the county offering families of 0-5 year olds a variety of services. Children’s centre services are also provided in a range of venues in local communities so that families can access support close to where they live. Children’s centre services in Wiltshire are run on behalf of Wiltshire Council by two voluntary organisations: Spurgeons and The Rise Trust. Services offered from centres include: • General information, advice and support for parents of young children • Information on how to access childcare provided by nurseries or childminders • Family support services • Easy access to children’s health services, including midwives and health visitors • Support for children with special needs including sensory rooms • Links with Jobcentre Plus, local training providers, further and higher education institutions • Messy play, rhyme time sessions, stay and play sessions Families with children with additional needs • Children’s centres can provide support to parents and children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). • Each children’s centre will be able to provide information on Wiltshire’s SEND Local Offer • Some centres hold support groups, and most have sensory rooms fully equipped to provide a safe, comfortable and colourful environment for you and your child to play together.

For more information on your local children’s centre and the services provided, please contact the centre on the telephone numbers listed below.

Children’s Centre

Address

Telephone No.

North Wiltshire – The Rise Trust Calne Children’s Centre

Prince Charles Drive, Calne, SN11 8TG 01249 823247

Cricklade Children’s Centre

Bath Road, Cricklade, SN6 6AX

01793 759187

Spring Rise Children’s Centre

Frogwell, Chippenham, SN14 0DH

01249 464008

The Rise Children’s Centre

St Paul’s Primary School, The Oaks, Chippenham, SN15 1DU

01249 463040

Royal Wootton Bassett Children’s Centre

Byron Avenue, Wootton Bassett, SN4 8BA

01793 851224

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Children’s Centres 0-5s cont’d… Children’s Centre

Address

Telephone No.

Southbroom Infants School, The Green, Devizes, SN10 5AA

01380 739835

East Wiltshire - Spurgeons Devizes South Children’s Centre Pewsey Children’s Centre

Building Closed - Please contact Devizes Children Centre

Windmill Hill Children’s Centre .

Wylye Road, Tidworth, SP9 7QR .

01980 843010 .

South Wiltshire - Spurgeons Bulford Children’s Centre Little Folly Children’s Centre

Hubert Hamilton Road, Bulford Camp, Salisbury, SP4 9JY 73a Pinewood Way, Bemerton Heath, Salisbury, SP2 9HX

01980 632660 01722 414301

Mere Children’s Centre

Building Closed - Please contact Spurgeons on 01933 412412

Salisbury City Children’s Centre

Building Closed - Please contact Spurgeons on 01933 412412

Tisbury Children’s Centre

Weaveland Rd, Tisbury, SP3 6HJ

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01747 861108 .

West Wiltshire - Spurgeons Longfield Community Children’s Centre

Building Closed - Please contact Canberra Children’s Centre

Canberra Children’s Centre

56a Spa Road, Melksham, SN12 7NY

01225 705225

Studley Green Children’s Centre

Westfield Rd, Trowbridge, BA14 9JQ

01225 719753

White Horse Children’s Centre

Eden Vale Rd, Westbury, BA13 3NY

01373 824593

Childcare helpline If you have any queries relating to childcare, need information or advice, contact Wiltshire Council’s Early Year’s Team on this number:

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Wiltshire Parent Carer Council Registration Form Please complete, if you are not already registered and you wish to be added to the WPCC database, so that we can send you information on a regular basis

PARENT CARER CONTACT DETAILS Name……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Address……………………………………………………………………………………………… Postcode ……………………….. Telephone number: ……………………………………… Mobile…….………………….. Email….………….…………….……….. OTHER INFORMATION: ETHNICITY?

(E.g. White/British etc.) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ABOUT YOUR CHILD/REN WITH A DISABILITY or ADDITIONAL NEEDS

Tear this page off and post to the address below

No. of Children/Young People with a disability in your family: …………….……..

Child Name

Date of Birth

Diagnosis

1st Child

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2nd Child

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3rd Child

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SCHOOL NAME AND TYPE: (E.g. Rowdeford/Special school) 1st Child………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2nd Child……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

3rdChild……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. By signing, I agree to the Wiltshire Parent Carer Council (WPCC) holding this information on a secure computer database so that WPCC volunteer Parent Representatives and/or SENDIS Information Officers may contact me directly. Furthermore, I understand that the WPCC subscribes to ‘yourmailinglistprovider’ and ‘Sinch’ and that if I have provided an email address or mobile telephone number, these will be added to WPCC’s subscription providers. You may unsubscribe and ask to be removed from our database at any time by contacting us or clicking ’Unsubscribe’.

SIGNED ……………………………………………………………………….. Date…………………………………………………………..

Return Address: FREEPOST WPCC (No Stamp or Address Needed) 24


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