SEND Summer Activities 2022

Check out our summer of fun and make sure your family experiences a range of exciting and unforgettable activities and adventures this summer holiday for SEND children, young people and their families.

Activity times and dates are subject to change. Additional activities and events will be added throughout the summer - please check venue websites for all the latest information.

We are constantly updating these pages with new and exciting events so please do keep coming back to check out what's new and also follow us on our Facebook page

We have coproduced these activities with SNAP Parent Carer Forum, if you would like to find out more about what they do and how to become a member then visit their website.

Imagination Dance Summer Workshop - Monday 1 August to Wednesday 3 August, 11.15 am - 1.00 pm

Join us for dance, drama, arts & crafts, games and fun at our activity workshops in the Summer Holidays.  Suitable for those aged 7+

Limited spaces available.  Free to attend

Venue:

Stratton Upper School

Eagle Farm Road

Biggleswade

SG18 8JB

Contact:

07394 934911 or info.imaginationarts@yahoo.com 

Imagination Dance Summer Sensory Play - Monday 1 August and Tuesday 2 August, 10 - 10.45 am

Join us for a sensory movement workshop that will explore the sights and sounds of all things to do with summer.  Suitable for those aged 3+.  

Booking essential   Free to attend

Venue:

Stratton Upper School

Eagle Farm Road

Biggleswade

SG18 8JB

Contact:

07394 934911 or info.imaginationarts@yahoo.com 

Imagination Dance Summer Sensory Play - Monday 8 August, 10 - 10.45 am

Join us for a sensory movement workshop that will explore the sights and sounds of all things to do with summer.  Suitable for those aged 3+.  

Booking essential   Free to attend

Venue:

Fairfield Community Hall

Contact:

07394 934911 or info.imaginationarts@yahoo.com 

Imagination Dance Summer Extravaganza - Monday 8 August, 11.30 - 1.00 pm

An activity workshop full of dance, drama, arts & crafts, games ... all things to do with summertime  Suitable for those aged 7+.  

Booking essential   Free to attend

Venue:

Fairfield Community Hall

Contact:

07394 934911 or info.imaginationarts@yahoo.com 

Lightyear (relaxed screening) Monday 8 August: 11.00 am

Running time 1hr 40

£7.50* & £14.50* Front Row Film (includes premium seat and drink) £2 off Concessions

*A £1 transaction fee will be added per ticket.

Wheelchair Users cannot be booked online; please call Box Office: 01582 602080

Venue: Grove Theatre, Court Drive, Dunstable, LU5 4GP

Special promo code available to SNAP PCF members. Contact www.snappcf.org.uk for details

Book seats

Accessibility information

Minions: Rise of Gru (relaxed screening) Monday 15 August: 11.00 am

Running time 1hr 40

£7.50* & £14.50* Front Row Film (includes premium seat and drink) £2 off Concessions

*A £1 transaction fee will be added per ticket.

Wheelchair Users cannot be booked online; please call Box Office: 01582 602080

Venue: Grove Theatre, Court Drive, Dunstable, LU5 4GP

Special promo code available to SNAP PCF members. Contact www.snappcf.org.uk for details

Book seats

Accessibility information

Spectrum Summer Camp - Monday 22 to Friday 26 August: 9.30 - 11.30 am - Fully booked

For 7 - 12 year olds.   (Fully booked but please feel free to join the waiting list)

Dance, sing and act in one of our performing arts summer camps with Jade! We'll explore our imaginations, play games and have lots of creative fun in a space where everyone is safe to be themselves without judgement. In small groups with high energy, the performers will create and learn routines, songs and scenes leading to an informal showcase on the Friday! Please note, we don't provide personal care support and anyone who can't toilet independently must have a parent/carer remain on site.

For more information email admin@spectrumca.co.uk or book your space online 

Venue: Grove Theatre, Court Drive, Dunstable, LU5 4GP

Spectrum Summer Camp - Monday 22 to Friday 26 August: 1.00 - 3.00 pm

For 13 - 17 year olds

Dance, sing and act in one of our performing arts summer camps with Jade! We'll explore our imaginations, play games and have lots of creative fun in a space where everyone is safe to be themselves without judgement. In small groups with high energy, the performers will create and learn routines, songs and scenes leading to an informal showcase on the Friday! Please note, we don't provide personal care support and anyone who can't toilet independently must have a parent/carer remain on site.

For more information email admin@spectrumca.co.uk or book your space online 

Venue: Grove Theatre, Court Drive, Dunstable, LU5 4GP

Free young driver course for SEND young people aged 16 - 30 year olds - Tuesday 23 August 09:00 am – 12:45 pm

This course is a FREE brand new course available to our SEND young drivers aged 16 - 30 years old and who are residents of Central Bedfordshire.

Venue: Millbrook Proving Ground, Station Lane, Millbrook, Bedford, MK45 2JQ

More information and how to book.

Free young driver course for SEND young people aged 16 - 30 year olds - Tuesday 23 August 13:00 – 4:45 pm

This course is a FREE brand new course available to our SEND young drivers aged 16 - 30 years old and who are residents of Central Bedfordshire.

Venue: Millbrook Proving Ground, Station Lane, Millbrook, Bedford, MK45 2JQ

More information and how to book.

DC League of Super Pets (relaxed screening) Tuesday 30 August: 11.00 am

Running time 1hr 40

£7.50* & £14.50* Front Row Film (includes premium seat and drink) £2 off Concessions

*A £1 transaction fee will be added per ticket.

Wheelchair Users cannot be booked online; please call Box Office: 01582 602080

Venue: Grove Theatre, Court Drive, Dunstable, LU5 4GP

Special promo code available to SNAP PCF members. Contact www.snappcf.org.uk for details

Book seats

Accessibility information

Shelter building as a family group, Wednesday 31st August: 1.00 to 3.00 pm - SOLD OUT

This event is free, aimed at families with children who have special educational needs and disabilities, and their siblings.

Explore the park with our staff, experience the natural environment and work as a family to have fun and create a natural shelter.

Numbers are limited.

Venue: Rushmere Country Park

Access is mainly flat with some surfaced routes.

The activity glade is fenced but slightly uneven.

Booking essential at the Greensand Trust website

Swimming at Flitwick Leisure Centre - every Thursday: 1.00 - 2.00 pm

From 28 July and throughout the Summer Flitwick Leisure Centre is offering a swim session for children, young people and families with SEND, every Thursday between 1.00 and 2.00 pm.

Please be aware that pool capacity at each venue is limited and spaces must be booked 1 week in advance by phone with the pool of your choice. If you do book but are then unable to attend, please phone the centre and cancel your spaces for other families to book.

Please note that normal swimming admission policy applies. This includes 1 adult (aged 18+) to every 2 children aged Under 8 years. All adults supervising children under eight years of age must accompany the children in the water and be within reach.

Venue:

Flitwick Leisure Centre

Contact:  01525 493131 or email enquiries.flitwick@sll.co.uk

SEND swim sessions cost £2.50 per person. This is a specially discounted price for SEND families and applies to both parent/carers and children participating

Swimming at Houghton Regis Leisure Centre: every Wednesday: 1.30 - 3.30 pm:

27 July - 31 August

Houghton Regis Leisure Centre are offering swim sessions for children, young people and families with SEND, every Wednesday between 1.30 and 3.30 pm.

Please be aware that pool capacity at each venue is limited and spaces must be booked  1 week in advance by phone with the pool of your choice. If you do book but are then unable to attend, please phone the centre and cancel your spaces for other families to book.

Please note that normal swimming admission policy applies. This includes 1 adult (aged 18+) to every 2 children aged Under 8 years. All adults supervising children under eight years of age must accompany the children in the water and be within reach.

Venue:

Houghton Regis  Leisure Centre

Contact:  01582 866141 or email enquiries.houghton@sll.co.uk

SEND swim sessions cost £2.50 per person. This is a specially discounted price for SEND families and applies to both parent/carers and children participating.

Swimming at Saxon Pool and Leisure Centre, Biggleswade - every Monday: 2.30 - 3.30 pm:

From 25 July and throughout the Summer Saxon Pool and Leisure Centre is offering a swim session for children, young people and families with SEND, every Monday between 2.30 and 3.30 pm.

Please be aware that pool capacity at each venue is limited and spaces must be booked  1 week in advance by phone with the pool of your choice. If you do book but are then unable to attend, please phone the centre and cancel your spaces for other families to book.

Please note that normal swimming admission policy applies. This includes 1 adult (aged 18+) to every 2 children aged Under 8 years. All adults supervising children under eight years of age must accompany the children in the water and be within reach.

Venue:

Saxon Pool and Leisure Centre

Contact:  01767 433133 or email enquiries.saxon@sll.co.uk

SEND swim sessions cost £2.50 per person. This is a specially discounted price for SEND families and applies to both parent/carers and children participating.

Swimming at Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre, Leighton Buzzard - every Friday: 10.00 - 11.00 am

From July and throughout the Summer Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre is offering a swim session for children, young people and families with SEND, every Friday between 10.00 and 11.00 am.

Please be aware that pool capacity at each venue is limited and spaces must be booked 1 week in advance by phone with the pool of your choice. If you do book but are then unable to attend, please phone the centre and cancel your spaces for other families to book.

Please note that normal swimming admission policy applies. This includes 1 adult (aged 18+) to every 2 children aged Under 8 years. All adults supervising children under eight years of age must accompany the children in the water and be within reach.

Venue:

Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre

Contact:  01525 375765 or email enquiries.tiddenfoot@sll.co.uk

SEND swim sessions cost £2.50 per person. This is a specially discounted price for SEND families and applies to both parent/carers and children participating.

Swimming at The Dunstable Centre - every Tuesday: 1.00 - 2.00 pm

From July and throughout the Summer The Dunstable Centre is offering a swim session for children, young people and families with SEND, every Tuesday between 1.00 and 2.00 pm.

Please be aware that pool capacity at each venue is limited and spaces must be booked 1 week in advance by phone with the pool of your choice. If you do book but are then unable to attend, please phone the centre and cancel your spaces for other families to book.

Please note that normal swimming admission policy applies. This includes 1 adult (aged 18+) to every 2 children aged Under 8 years. All adults supervising children under eight years of age must accompany the children in the water and be within reach.

Venue:

The Dunstable Centre

Contact:  01582 361400 or email enquiries.dunstable@sll.co.uk

SEND swim sessions cost £2.50 per person. This is a specially discounted price for SEND families and applies to both parent/carers and children participating.

Holiday Activities and Food Programme - for children who receive free school meals

The Holiday Activities and Food Programme is for children eligible for benefit related free school meals. This is a requirement from the Department of Education who are funding the programme.

During the Summer Holidays, we are running free activities for children and young people aged 5 and up, and bookings is now open!

Sessions are inclusive and are suitable for children with SEND, and there will also be a series of workshops that are specifically for children with SEND.

You will need to register each child before you can book an activity.

To find out more and how to book visit the Holiday Activities and Food Programme directory.

Holiday Activities and Food Programme - SEND Multi Activity programme

Free SEND specific sports and activities for children with mild to complex needs, book our inclusive programme now.

For ages 6 - 13 year olds

Flitwick Football Centre, MK45 1BA:

Tues 2 August, 10.30 - 11.30 am

Wed 3 August, 2.30 - 3.30 pm

Tues 15 August, 10.30 - 11.30 am

Wed 16 August, 2.30 - 3.30 pm

Sandy Sports Centre, SG19 1BL:

Tues 9 August, 10.30 - 11.30 am

Wed 10 August, 2.30 - 3.30 pm

Tues 23 August, 10.30 - 11.30 am

Wed 24 August, 2.30 - 3.30 pm

To book visit www.bluesfoundation.org.uk/cbc-send 

Freddie and Friends SEND Holiday sessions - Wednesday 3 August until Thursday 25 August

SEND sessions, siblings welcome, £2 per child.

Venue: Pages Park Pavilion, LU7 4RD

To book please email:  info@freddieandfriends.org

Wednesday 3 August  10.00 am - 12.00 pm  Sing and Sign with Read the Signs

Thursday 4 August 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Kiddy Cook SEND cooking session

Wednesday 10 August  10.00 am - 12.00 pm  Sing and Sign with Read the Signs

Thursday 11 August 10.30 am - 11.15 pm Spectrum Community Arts

Wednesday 17 August  10.00 am - 12.00 pm  Sing and Sign with Read the Signs

Thursday 18 August 10.30 am - 12.00 pm Spectrum Community Arts

Wednesday 24 August  10.00 am - 12.00 pm  Sing and Sign with Read the Signs

Thursday 25 August 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Kiddy Cook SEND cooking session

Summer Xplorer: Thursday 28 July 11am - 1.30pm (last entry 12.45pm)

Xplorer is a family-friendly fun navigation challenge that is educational and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find the markers. 

It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision-making that the whole family can enjoy together. At each marker, children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends.

Venue: Rushmere Country Park, Linslade Rd, Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0EB

Next to Visitor Centre

Summer Xplorer: Thursday 18 August 11am - 1.30pm (last entry 12.45pm)

Xplorer is a family-friendly fun navigation challenge that is educational and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find the markers. 

It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision-making that the whole family can enjoy together. At each marker, children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends.

Venue: Rushmere Country Park, Linslade Rd, Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0EB

Next to Visitor Centre

Rotary/"Yes We Can Free Pan Disability Sports Taster Camps

Why not try something new.

Sessions from 1.30 to 4 pm on Friday 12 August and Friday 19 August.

Venue:  Oak Bank Academy, Sandy Lane, Leighton Buzzard

To find out more and to book your place contact Sandra at tahomasandra@icloud.com

Rotary/"Yes We Can Free Pan Disability Football session

Were you inspired by the Lionesses well we were, it was all the talk at Football Training last night. Why not come along on August 23rd at 5.00 pm, female and males welcome.

So whether you just fancy training or you aspire to play competitive league games come along meet the coaches and other participants and join the fun.

Venue:  Oak Bank Academy, Sandy Lane, Leighton Buzzard

For further information just email Sandra at tahomasandra@icloud.com.

Delivered in partnership with FAI Autos, MK Dons SET & Oak Bank Academy