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Recent additions:

Action for Children, Buzzing Bumblebees - improve your English,  Adult Learning Courses Jan-July 2018, Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service, Coalhouse Fort Autumn Newsletter..... Variety Childrens Society Great Days out Winter 2017.....

Action for Children

Hot Off the Press!
Introducing our New Year Roadshow for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.  We are inviting families to take part in the Essex Short Breaks, Clubs & Activities, Roadshow, including tickets to performances, shows and events with partners across Essex.

Click here for the information leaflet and here  to follow AFC on Facebook.

Adult Learning Courses - ECC January to July 2018

Click here for the info leaflet and here to follow ALC on Facebook.

Ace Lifestyles for children and young people - 5-16 years old

FREE fun programmes for kids and young people to become fitter and healthier! We can offer 'tailor-made' programmes for all age groups. For help and advice - 0800 022 4524 OR

ACL - Maths & English Classes for Parents, Grandparents and Carers

Essex County Council is offering Free handy English classes to parents, grandparents and carers. For further information phone 0345 603 7635 OR FREE courses

Action for Family Carers

Our Young Carers Projects include Respite Clubs, Trips, Family Support Worker, School Link Work, Young Adult Carer Transitional Support (all services are free of charge). For more information please visit the website

Autism Friendly Films

Cineworld, Odeon and Vue Cinemas now host Autism Friendly Films:-

If you receive DLA, don't forget to apply for your Cinema Card entitling you to FREE entry for any accompanying adult taking your child to the cinema.


This year Barleylands has lots of events coming up. Click here for more information

BOSP - Brighter Opportunities through Support Play

We aim to develop the children and young people's independence, self-esteem and social skills in a supportive environment. For more information on what they offer please click here

There will be an Open Day on 15th October from 11am-2pm. Further details are below.

Bowling Club

Falcon Bowling and Social Club are offering Taster Sessions every Friday night at 6.30pm and Junior sessions at 4.15pm. For more information see the following link

Buzzing Bumblebees

Looking after 0-2 year olds?  Would you like to improve your English - meetings start 24th November.  For further details click here

Centre Algarve - Holiday centre dedicated for people with special needs

For further details click here

Chelmer Village Youth Club

Every Friday evening between 7.30-9.30pm for ages 9-14-year-olds. Membership £3.00 - Members £1.00. For more information please call - 01245 478679

Choir in a Day Workshop

Essex Youth Choirs offer an opportunity for young people aged 5–18 to rehearse for one day. There is also a ‘Fun Singers’ session in the afternoon which is aimed at 4-7 year olds.

The workshops are led by some of the finest and most experienced choral animateurs in Essex. ‘Choir In A Day’ introduces young people to different styles of singing and offers the experience of singing in a large group. Click HERE for further details

Cirdan Trust

Cirdan Sailing Trust provided children life skills about living and working on large vessels. For further information please see the attached below and the following website -

Citizens Advice - Active Advice

Want a more energy efficient home? Other concerns; debts, benefits, housing but unsure where to go? For further information please contact us on: OR 01245 205 562

Coalhouse Fort - 13 & 15th February

Make a cannon and build a fort. Will your fort stay standing? recommended for ages 5-12. Sessions run from 10am -2pm, repeated at 1-3pm. Click HERE


CoCoCare have lots of events on offer including, After School Clubs, Half Term Workshops, Environmental Awareness Performance and Dance Classes. Click HERE for details.

Could you care for a child with disabilities?

Essex County Council has produced a leaflet. Please see further details attached below.

Dance 21

Dance 21 is a dance group for young people with Downs Syndrome aged between 5-16 years old. Further details are attached below.

Diddidance - After school dance class

Do you have a son or daughter aged 8 and under who just wants to dance and be part of a group? Look no further. Diddidance run classes just for children with additional needs and we would love to see you!


This organisation can accommodate people of all ages and abilities with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and mental health illnesses. Their website explains in more depth exactly what they do and who they are

Dogs Trust event

Galleywood Library - 15th February at 11am. Learn how to care for your dog and become a responsible dog owner, learn how to bahave around dogs, dog themed craft activities, suitable for children aged 7-11. Free tickets are available from Galleywood Library from 25th January.

Epping Forest Inclusion Project

Epping Forest are offering lots of actitivies including multi-sports, boxing and lots more. Please click HERE for more information 

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service

Every other Wednesday - term time only - drop in sessions, School House opposite Moulsham Junior School ideal if you are worried or have concerns about your child's health.  See attachment below.

Essex Family Forum - Launch event

Are you a parent carer of a child or young person aged 0-25 with additional needs or disabilities? Do you believe families' voices should be heard to ensure services in Essex meet the needs of our children and young people? Then come along to our launch event and discover how together we can help share the future for our families. Click HERE for further details 

Family Forest School - Sunday Afternoons

Abbotts Farm (Essex Wildlife Trust) are holding Sunday Afternoon Sessions for the Family from 5th March. For further details please see attachment below.

Forest School  - Essex Wildlife Trust 

Do your children love to be outdoors?

Let them get outside and be active! Go bug hunting, build dens, balance on rope walks, make woodland craft, use tools, create wild art, play woodland games and learn how to light fires. For more information visit Facebook page - Essex Wildlife Trust - Forest School and Outdoor Learning OR

Galleywood Youth Centre

Essex Youth Service is offering a Youth Centre in Galleywood on Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm for young people aged 13-19 years. For more information please contact Louise Bruder at or telephone Louise on 07827 255 955.

GSTARS - School of Dance & Performing Arts

Every Monday at Chelmsford County Girls High School. Beginners Tap, Contemporary, Commerical/Street, Cheerleading. For further information OR 07900 211137 OR

Home Fire Safety Visit - Essex Fire

Essex Fire Service recommends that each floor of your home has a working smoke alarm fitted. These should be tested on a weekly basis and batteries replaced if necessary.

We provide smoke alarms completely free of charge. To arrange a free home fire safety visit from one of our technicians contact us now. - 0300 303 0088

Lambourne End - Fun Days

Lots of exciting activities are happening here throughout spring. Click HERE for more information. 

Papworth Trust - Youth and Holiday Clubs for Young People with additional needs 8-19 years

The Papworth Trust offers Youth and Holiday Clubs for children throughout the year. For more information, check out their website Papworth Trust, email - OR phone them 0800 952 5000 - 07891 006522.

Ride for Helen 2018 - Helen Rollason Cancer Charity

Would you like to take part in the above? There are four circular cycle routes through the Essex countryside from Hatfield Peverel. For more information please see - Ride for Helen OR call 01245 380719.

Sky Ropes - Great Notley Country Park

Sky Ropes consists of two courses: a junior low ropes course for younger children, and a double level high ropes course for adults and older children. More details are below, or alternatively, you can book at -

The BIG Xperience - Achieving through Activities

A new Activity Centre based in Basildon that offers a wide range of activities and bespoke courses for young adults with learning difficulties - 01268 901516 OR

The Hut Youth Centre

The Hut Youth Centre in Braintree currently offers several nights per week for young people to go along. They do not currently have a specific SEN night but if numbers increase they are more than willing to open up another day.

The current opportunities are:-

Tuesday Drop-in Session
4.30-6pm for 11-16-year-olds

Tuesday Music Club
7.30-9pm for 11-18-year-olds

Friday Drop in Club
7.30-9pm for 14-18-year-olds

The Hut Youth Centre, Project Charity, 10 Leather Lane, Braintree, CM7 1UZ

Tel No. 01376 344407 or

The Zone - Life Skills and Personal Development Centre - CLASS (UK) Limited

The Zone is a day centre run by CLASS (UK) Limited provides a range of group or individual activities for young adults with learning disabilities or complex needs. Through tailored timetables we can identify and develop a range of activities to develop individuals in a meaningful and consistent way, widen their access to society and help them find their valued place within the community.

For more details -

The Zone at Columbus School - 01245 491492

Variety - The Childrens Society - Great Days Out: Winter 2017

For information on days out for Winter 2017 please click HERE

Wickford Trampoline Centre

The Wickford Trampoline Centre has been built for people with disabilities and/or special needs in mind. 1a London Road, Wickford SS12 0AW. Open all year round. For further details contact 01268 906269 OR

Wildcats Girls Football Club - Colchester United Wildcats Girls

Have fun, make friends, PLAY FOOTBALL. Mondays 5-6pm.

Click HERE

YMCA Essex - Sound Sessions Youth Group

This group offers Young People a chance to learn and practice music in a safe place. The group includes:

  • Band Rehearsal space, DJ Workshops, Chill Out space for socialising, Drum Workshops, Guitar Workshop and Gig Nights.
  • Price: £2
  • Venue: YMCA Essex, Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM1 1NZ
  • Contact No. 01245 355677 OR Facebook: YMCAESSEX OR Twitter: @YMCAESSEX
  • Age Group: 11-17 years old


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Citizens Advice Healthy Homes - Energy, Debt, Benefits and Housing Advice

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Family Forest School - Sundays Abbotts Farm

Forest School Essex Wildlife Trust

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