It's not always easy to find half-term activities, so we've compiled a a little list of providers and activities that it might be worth looking at. Many thanks to our friends at Waltham Forest Parents Forum who originally gathered much of this information.
Don't forget - if you find a really good activity, or a helpful organisation that we don't have listed tell us about it by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
General events for young people in Waltham Forest
The London Borough of Waltham Forest Winter Days (pdf) brochure provides a good directory of mainstream events and goings-on up until the end of February. This is a mainstream resource, however so it is worth phoning first to see whether they can accommodate your child's needs.
The Borough has recently reorganised its childrens services Web into a childrens service directory.
- The home page for children with special educational needs and disability (The 'Local Offer' page) can be found here: http://walthamforest.childrensservicedirectory.org.uk/kb5/walthamforest/fsd/localoffer.page
- The directory of organisations offering short breaks is here
- And the listing of all services are here
LDX (formerly known as Waltham Forest Mencap)
If you have short break hours to use at half term, LDX have have two strands running:
- Fusion ( age 13-18) is running on Monday 16th and 17th Feb
- Playscheme( age 5-12) running Wed 18th, Thur, 19th and Friday 20th
Contact Gaye Studman for details
Tel: 020 3233 0855 or Mobile 07939 596690
Makes its sessions available to Waltham Forest Families, with or without shortbreak hours.
There are three activities lined up:
Monday 16 February 2015 - Multi sports camp – 10am to 3pm – £15
Join our sports camp for a day of activities. The coaching team will be putting on sports including trampolining, football, athletics and dodgeball. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.
Trampolining – 10am to 11am - £4
If you don’t fancy a whole day of activity then just join us for trampolining in the morning. Siblings welcome. Booking recommended. Limited spaces.
Debden Park High School, Willingale Road, Debden, Loughton, Essex IG10 2BQ
Tuesday 17 February 2015 - Own a pony morning – 10am to 12pm - £25 including hat hire
Enjoy a morning of riding and all the fun that comes with owning a pony. Learn how to groom, tack up and feed ‘your’ pony. Limited spaces,must book in advance. This session is only for children or young people with disabilities / SEN. Please wear suitable clothing.
Woodredon Equestrian Centre, Woodredon Farm Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3SX
Friday 20 February 2015 Yogini Tinies – 10am to 12pm - play, learn and share workshop – £8 per child
Learn yoga the Yogini Tinies way through story telling, music and creative play. This fun interactive session will help improve your child’s posture, core strength and muscle tone. Siblings welcome. Booking recommended. Limited spaces.
The Limes Centre, Chigwell, Essex IG7 5LP
For more information or to book a place on any of these sessions contact Olivia Worsfold
call 01992 564220 or 07711 014879