Holiday clubs and leisure activities for children with SEND

A short break is a chance for you to have time away from your family and have fun with friends.  As short break could be: 

  • an after school club
  • a holiday play scheme
  • having someone to take you out and about

To get a short break, you will need to have an assessment. This means you will be asked to tell us about yourself, how you communicate and what support you need. We will want to know what you like to do and where you like to go.

To find out more about how we assess you, see our short breaks leaflet (PDF , 2MB).

Young people in Enfield have made a film about being supported with a Short Break Grant, showing them at a youth club and enjoying a night out.

To find out about different activities and what's going on in Enfield, visit Youth Enfield.

The following groups are able to provide short breaks:

  • Alan Pullinger Centre for 13-17 year-olds can be contacted on 020 8886 1693
  • Centre 404 for 8-17 year-olds can be contacted on 020 7697 1324
  • Cheviots Children's Centre for  5-17 year-olds can be contacted on 020 8363 4047
  • Croyland Youth Service for 13-17 year-olds can be contacted on 020 8351 8320
  • Dazu for 5-17 year-olds can be contacted on 020 8373 2718
  • Durants After School Club for 8-17 year-olds can be contacted on 020 8363 4047
  • Children & Young Person's Services for 5-17 year-olds can be contacted on 020 8373 2710
  • Face Front Inclusive Theatre for 5-17 year-olds can be contacted on 020 8350 3461
  • Forest YMCA for 5-17 year-olds can be contacted on 020 8509 4600
  • KIDS for 5-17 year-olds can be contacted on 020 7520 0405
  • Markfield Project in Tottenham offer after school and holiday playschemes
  • Norwood for 12-17 year-olds can be contacted on 020 8809 8809
  • Playtedz for 8-17 year-olds can be contacted on 07903 104 714
  • Sticky Fingers for 5-11 year-olds can be contacted on 07732 385 075
  • Tottenham Hotspur Foundation for 5-17 year-olds can be contacted on 020 8373 2710
  • VIPS (Very Important People Services) for 9-17 year-olds can be contacted on 07810 485 126
  • Youth Enfield has information about things to do in Enfield, such as clubs and activities
  • West Lea for 9-19 year-olds can be contacted on 020 8807 2656

The CEA card is one of the ways for participating cinemas to ensure they make reasonable adjustments for disabled guests when they go to the cinema.

The CEA card offers one free ticket for the person accompanying you, provided you purchase a full price ticket for yourself for the same film. The free ticket is provided on the assumption that the person accompanying you is able to provide you with appropriate assistance, such as helping you move around the cinema, use the toilet and purchase refreshments.

Autism friendly screenings are also available at over 250 cinemas. 

Our sports development team offer affordable sporting and physical activity courses and events for residents. We provide a range of accessible activities, throughout the community. For more information, contact the team on 020 8379 3762.

Autism and learning disability friendly fitness sessions, with accessible equipment and trained friendly staff, are held weekly at:

The first session is free and extra discounts are available. For more information call 020 8379 5707.

You can also join one of our leisure centres.

The following groups are used and supported by us:

  • Chickenshed is an inclusive theatre company in North London, creating theatre for all ages and running successful outreach projects, education courses and membership programmes.
  • Cycling scheme (PDF , 4MB) has 28 specialist bikes at Waverely School, for families. These cycles have had a massive impact on the children and young people that attend Cheviots groups and play schemes.  You can also join our Inclusive Cycling Scheme at Bush Hill Park by contacting the team on 020 8379 2445.
  • Free sport for Londoners offers karate for children and young people with disabilities.  
  • Scope Befriending Services provide a one-to-one befriending service for young people under 19 who need support in the local community or at home. This might be to access activities, to go the shops, meet friends or simply talk to someone.
  • Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is committed to providing the best sports, health, training, and education programmes. It creates encourages innovation and enhances life skills.
  • Facefront Inclusive Theatre was created by artists committed to working inclusively within their art form. They have developed a multi-accessible style of performance.