Short breaks give the primary carer of a child a break from their caring role whilst the child or young person attends a fun group activity. The break is for a period of at least two hours.

The criteria to qualify for Lancashire Break Time short breaks is to be the unpaid primary carer of a child or young person with special educational needs and/or disabilities, aged 4 to 18 years and living in Lancashire (excluding Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool). The child or young person will find it difficult to access universal services due to sensory issues, learning difficulties, physical mobility problems, etc. They will not be in receipt of an assessed social care outreach package; those with a higher level of need will receive services through their package of care.

Lancashire Break Time activities take place across Lancashire during term time and school holidays and will continue in their current form for an interim period.

There is a minimum charge of £1 per hour for the activities.

If you think you meet the criteria and would like a short break, you should contact the provider direct for more information and to reserve a place. 

Activities

Please note, due to Covid-19, not all our providers are open at the moment. The number of sessions available and the session length may be limited in order to allow more children to attend.

For more details and to book a place, please contact the provider direct.

Term time activities April to July 2021

Action for ASD
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 7th June
Primary and secondary age groups
01282 415455

Barnardo's
Weekly after school club
Games, arts and crafts, music, dance and drama workshops, cookery, sensory play and movie nights.
4-18 years
01772 629470

Burnley Play Association
Saturdays from May, 9:30am – 12noon
A-Stars – arts and crafts, games, cookery, book club, soft play and sensory room
6-16 years
01282 416194

Holly Grove Primary School
Saturdays 10:30am - 2:30pm
Activities to promote independence, social interaction, physical and problem solving skills. Opportunities to try new challenges and gain confidence.
4-11 years
01282 682278 or 07825 181453

Ridgewood Community High School
After school club - sensory activities, sports, arts and crafts
11-18 years
01282 682316

Barnardo's
After school and weekend clubs
Games, arts and crafts, music, dance and drama workshops, cookery, sensory play and movie nights.
4-18 years
01772 629470

Chorley Borough Council
Inspire Youth Zone – sports, fitness, baking, arts and crafts, soft play, music, hair and beauty
Sunday 11am – 2pm
8-18 years
01257 228888

Play Inclusion Project
Wednesday 5pm – 7pm
Youth club – arts and crafts, cooking and baking, sports, music and dancing
6-18 years
01253 899883 or email Emmak@playinclusionproject.org.uk

STARS
Friday 5:30pm – 8:30pm
X-box/playstation, physical activities, arts and crafts
7-18 years
01253 348691

Broadfield Specialist School
Saturday trips – details to be confirmed
9:30am – 3:30pm
11-18 years
01254 381782

Morecambe Road School
Monday – Friday 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Outdoor activities including trikes and bikes, adventure trail, playground games
Indoor: film night, IT activities/gaming, arts and crafts, cookery, sensory equipment
4-16 years
01524 414384 or 07772 081042

Unique Kidz & Co
Monday – Friday after school club
Monthly Saturday Club
Baking, arts an crafts, outdoor activities, sports, sensory activities, music etc
5-18 years
01524 831132

Barnardo's
Weekly after school club
Games, arts and crafts, music, dance and drama workshops, cookery, sensory play and movie nights.
4-18 years
01772 629470

Barnardo's
After school and weekend clubs
Games, arts and crafts, music, dance and drama workshops, cookery, sensory play and movie nights.
4-18 years
01772 629470

Play Inclusion Project
Wednesday 5pm – 7pm, youth club with various activities
Thursday 5pm – 7pm, sensory session at the Space Centre
6-18 years
01253 899883 or email sharon@playinclusionproject.org.uk

Sir Tom Finney Community High School
Tuesday after school clubs
Choice of swimming or sports session
11-18 years
01772 795749

It's Slime for Fun!
Saturday club
Slime making, arts and crafts and outdoor play
4-18 years
07841 744020

Barnardo's
After school and weekend clubs
Games, arts and crafts, music, dance and drama workshops, cookery, sensory play and movie nights.
4-18 years
01772 629470

Barnardo's
After school and weekend clubs
Games, arts and crafts, music, dance and drama workshops, cookery, sensory play and movie nights.
4-18 years
01772 629470

Play Inclusion Project
Monday 5pm – 7pm
Tuesday 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Youth club – various activities
6-18 years
01253 899883 or email hayley@playinclusionproject.org.uk

STARS
Friday 5:30pm – 8:30pm
X-box/playstation, physical activities, arts and crafts
7-18 years
01253 348691

May/June half term holiday activities 2021

Barnardo's
Games, arts & crafts, music, dance & drama workshops, cookery, sensory play and movies.
4-18 years
01772 629470

Holly Grove Primary School
2 days (to be confirmed) 10:30am - 2:30pm
Activities to promote independence, social interaction, physical and problem solving skills. Opportunities to try new challenges and gain confidence.
4-11 years
01282 682278 or 07825 181453

Barnardo's
Games, arts and crafts, music, dance and drama workshops, cookery, sensory play and movies.
4-18 years
01772 629470

Chorley Borough Council
Inspire Youth Zone – sports, fitness, baking, arts and crafts, soft play, music, hair and beauty
Monday – Friday
8-18 years
01257 228888

STARS
Tuesday - Friday
PlayStation and Xbox, board games, arts and crafts, sports
7-18 years
01253 348691

Broadfield Specialist School
Tuesday and Wednesday
9:30am – 3:30pm
11-18 years
01254 381782

Unique Kidz & Co
Tuesday – Friday
Baking, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, sports, sensory activities, music etc
5-18 years
01524 831132

Barnardo's
Games, arts and crafts, music, dance and drama workshops, cookery, sensory play and movies.
4-18 years
01772 629470

Barnardo's
Games, arts and crafts, music, dance and drama workshops, cookery, sensory play and movies.
4-18 years
01772 629470

Play Inclusion Project
Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 3pm
Arts and crafts, dance, drama, sports, sensory sessions and more.
8-18 years
01253 899883 or email sharon@playinclusionproject.org.uk

It's Slime for Fun!
Tuesday - Friday
Slime making, arts and crafts and outdoor play
4-18 years
07841 744020

Tor View School
Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 3pm
Holiday club
4-18 years
01706 214640

Barnardo's
Games, arts and crafts, music, dance and drama workshops, cookery, sensory play and movies.
4-18 years
01772 629470

Barnardo's
Games, arts and crafts, music, dance & drama workshops, cookery, sensory play and movies.
4-18 years
01772 629470

Play Inclusion Project
Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 3pm
Arts and crafts, dance, drama, sports, sensory sessions and more.
8-18 years
01253 899883 or email hayley@playinclusionproject.org.uk

STARS
Tuesday - Friday
PlayStation and Xbox, board games, arts and crafts, sports
7-18 years
01253 348691

Short breaks services statement

The Lancashire Short Break Services Statement is currently being updated. The statement will include the local authority offer and eligibility criteria from Lancashire County Council. We will publish this statement as soon as we can.