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Boating At Heaton Park for SEND Families

This summer, Manchester's SEND families can have some boating fun at the Heaton Park lake every Monday morning in August. Sessions last 25 minutes and can be booked between 10am-12noon. There’s a choice of swans (four-seater pedalos), dragons (two-seater pedalos) and rowing boats (seats four).

Free Laminated Reasonable Adjustments Cards

A fellow parent-carer recently reached out to us, saying that she printed and laminated a hundred Reasonable Adjustments Cards, which she is willing to send by post to SEND families in Manchester. We developed the cards together with Manchester City Council and they can be

By |2020-08-05T14:12:02+01:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Groundwork Outdoor Sessions for SEND Families

These outdoor sessions from Groundwork will take an Emotional Wellbeing theme. It is a 4-week programme over the summer holidays that will engage young people aged 10 -14 in unique outdoor nature-based play activities. Activities will take place twice a week for 3 hours a

Manchester Reasonable Adjustments Card for SEND

The coronavirus pandemic has brought about plenty of changes to our life, significantly affecting our ability to access the community. While this has been difficult for everyone, it can sometimes be even more difficult for families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs

By |2020-07-25T14:52:51+01:00July 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Creative Ceramics for SEND Families

Venture Arts has two creative projects that over 100 SEND families in Manchester can do at home this holidays. The first is to join artist Dominic Bennet in creating ceramic weasels. Dominic was inspired by The Wind In The Willows as a child and has

Pedal & Picnic for SEND Families

Join Simply Cycling staff for an all-ability guided ride and picnic on Manchester’s green routes, off-road trails and parks. The 2hr activity is for two families at a time (max. 10 people) and the routes will be geared around needs and abilities. This photo

Treetop Trek for SEND Families

Two hour sessions of tree-riffic bouncy adventure in the high trees are on offer at Tree Top Trek in Heaton Park. Enjoy free play high up in the trees on huge bouncy nets with super-fast slides and aerial walkways. These special sessions for Manchester's SEND

Community Market Garden for SEND Families

These 2-hour sessions at Platt Fields Market Garden are FREE for Manchester's SEND families. Activities include seed balls and bug hotels, painting plant pots and pebbles, Garden Bingo, and sowing seeds to take home. Sessions are 1-3pm every Thursday in the holidays - 30th July

Children’s Community Health Services During Covid-19

Please see below an email from Michael Hargreaves, the Transformation Programme Manager for the Children’s Community Health Service in Manchester. He summarised the current position with regards to Children’s Community Health Service provision during the ongoing pandemic. In line with the Department of Health guidance

School Summer Play Spaces – Melland

Melland High School’s playing field is open to families for three weeks of the holidays - Monday 27th July to Friday 14th August, between 10am-3pm, Monday-Friday. This is for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0 to 25 years.