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

Burnley Play Association
Saturdays
A-Stars – arts and crafts, games, cookery, book club, soft play and sensory room
6-16 years
01282 416194

Holly Grove
After school club
4-11 years
01282 682278

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 – various activities
Sunday 11am – 2pm
8-18 years
01257 515151

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

White Ash School
After school and weekend clubs
4-11 years
01254 235772

Morecambe Road School
Monday – Friday 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Saturday club 9:30am – 1pm
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 and 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

Acorns Primary School
After school club
4-11 years
01772 792681

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
8-18 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
Plus Blackpool Illuminations trips
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

Rossendale Rays
Snowtubing and cycling sessions
Weekdays
4-18 years
Book Rossendale Rays via ticket source

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

Christmas holiday activities

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

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

STARS
Christmas party day
7-18 years
Contact 01253 348691 or email info@bfcct.co.uk

Broadfield Specialist School
Monday 20th December – Santa train
Tuesday 21st December – cinema trip
9:30am – 3:30pm
11-18 years
01254 381782

Unique Kidz & Co
Baking, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, sports, sensory activities and music.
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
10am – 3pm
Call for information on dates and activities offered.
8-18 years
01253 899883 or email Sharon@playinclusionproject.org.uk

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

Rossendale Rays
Snowtubing, Cycling
4-18 years
Booking via ticket source 

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
10am – 3pm
Call for information on dates and activities offered.
8-18 years
01253 899883 or email hayley@playinclusionproject.org.uk

STARS
Christmas party day
7-18 years
Contact 01253 348691 or email info@bfcct.co.uk

 

Lancashire Short Break Services Statement

Information about the short breaks services available to meet the needs of families with disabled children in Lancashire.