SEND Activities


We have various activities, clubs and groups for children and young people with individual needs.

Rochdale Short Breaks

Children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities aged 0-18 are eligible for a short break. A short break gives a child or young person the opportunity to spend time away from their family, taking part in leisure activities or simply relaxing. Families in turn get a break from their caring responsibilities.

See the Rochdale Short Breaks for more information.

Fresh Club

Fresh holiday club is for children with mild to moderate additional needs. Delivered in a fun and safe environment by understanding staff.

Children and young people can access two sessions per week for each school holiday period (10 hours per week).

Venues:  Heywood Sports Village (Tuesday) and Rochdale Leisure Centre (Wednesday).

Activities: Activities include swimming, cycling, archery, tennis, cricket, water activities and much more!

**Activities are subject to change based on weather conditions**

Samuel Smith- Young People Programme Coordinator
Tel: 07812 223 279

Breaks for children
Days out
Barnardo's - Rochdale Services

Barnardo's provide a range of borough-wide services for children and young people with or without individual needs to have shared experiences and opportunities.

We provide activities including, act too shine drama group, junior art attack, nature ninja's, holiday club at Springvale Youth Centre and the youth zone.

See details of our activities.

Holiday activities and food programme

All activities are free and include food.  Sessions are available across Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton and the Pennines. There are a variety of fun and enriching activities that primary and secondary school age children who are eligible for benefits related free school meals can take part in.

Early help and cchool professionals who have identified children in need of the provision can also make referrals onto the sessions. Each provider will take their own bookings.

Find an activitiy and book on the HAF website.

Ofsted registered childcare

You can search different types of childcare within the borough including childminders and school holiday clubs.

Our list of Ofsted registered holiday clubs.

Our list of Ofsted registered childminders.

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