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Below are blog posts and events on our website involving the Manchester’s Local Offer.

The Local Offer is all about services, events and information that are available for families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Manchester.

Visit the Local Offer website to learn more.

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).

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

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

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.

School Summer Play Spaces – The Birches

The Birches Specialist Support School is offering summer play spaces over the coming weeks. This is for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0 to 18 years. The Birches has 45-minute play slots in two areas: The slide playground

Success Story: Paperbag Sensory and Activity Packs

Back in early May, we shared an idea with some Manchester City Council partners about producing sensory kits for SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities) families across the city. We thought of the project because we’ve heard that many families are having issues managing their

SEND Local Offer Drop-in @ Central Manchester

Join us and various SEND organisations & service providers at this month's SEND Early Help Local Offer coffee morning, which will be held at the Moss Side Millenium Powerhouse, from 10am - 12pm on Wednesday, 8 July. It's an excellent opportunity to chat with or