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Summertime is a period of fun and excitement for many families. For parents, it is a time to strengthen bonds with our kids through play and togetherness.

We do recognise that it can be a stressful and anxiety-filled time for many. Some parents find it challenging to find suitable activities for their children with complex needs, and many children may find it difficult to visit new places or to manage the change in routine brought by the school break. This is why we constantly work with local partners to ensure that there are plenty of opportunities available to families of children & young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Manchester during the summer holidays, and to make the info available to parents and carers.

Below are blog posts and events relating to the summer break.

Early Years Stay and Play

Join us and Martenscroft Children's Centre for a morning of fun for families of children with additional needs or disabilities aged 0-5 years living in the city of Manchester! There will be loads to do - outdoor play, art activities, bubbles, tactile and messy

HAF SEND Community Offer – Block 2 Activities and Booking Dates

Below are the inclusive summer activities that can be booked as part of "Block 2" of the HAF SEND Community Offer. These activities are open to families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) who live in the city

HAF SEND Community Offer – Block 1 Activities and Booking Dates

Below are the inclusive summer activities that can be booked as part of "Block 1" of the HAF SEND Community Offer. These activities are open to families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) who live in the city

Coming Soon: HAF SEND Community Offer

There's loads to do for families of children/ young with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) in Manchester this summer! The HAF SEND Community Offer partnership, led by 4CT Limited, have lots of activity days, sports activities, outdoor fun, and family trips planned over

Respite Offer from Newman Holiday Trust

Great news from Newman Holiday Trust, a voluntary run charity that provides respite for children and young people with additional needs! They have opened applications for this year's summer holiday at Stonyhurst College in Clitheroe, which will be held for a week from

Family Funday @ Grange Community Centre

This activity day is available for families who live in the Manchester City Council area and have child/ren with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). The family fundays include indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) activities such as bouncy castles, arts and crafts, and snacks and drinks.

Summer Coach Trip to Lyme Park

This trip is available for families who live in the Manchester City Council area and have child/ren with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). The coach will leave its starting venue at 10am and will pick up from the destination at 2.45pm to return to the starting venue for approximately 4pm.

Explore Manchester – Summer 2022

Back in July, we and 4CT Limited accepted applications for the "Explore Manchester" summer information packs, which our friends from 4CT wonderfully produced and delivered to families who ordered one. This year's packs included the Explore Manchester passport as well as an activity newsletter

Summer Coach Trip to Lyme Park

This trip is available for families who live in the Manchester City Council area and have child/ren with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). The coach will leave its starting venue at 10am and will pick up from the destination at 2.45pm to return to the starting venue for approximately 4pm.