Short break activities

There is no limit to the number of short breaks you can take

All children and young people are eligible for extra support if required.

Specialist play schemes

There are specialist holiday and weekend play schemes across Hampshire. Many of these take place at Hampshire’s special schools. Others are based at play facilities designed for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs.

Parent Voice provide information about play schemes, holiday activities and regular clubs. See also the Hampshire Gateway website.

Support for individuals

The short breaks programme can cover cost of helping your child to take part in activities such as Brownies, dance or sports clubs.

You will need to pay the standard cost for the activity. Activity providers can apply for funding to help them include your child in their activities.

Community buddies

Community buddies are trained volunteers or paid workers that provide one-to-one support for your child. Community buddies can help a child or young person take part in any activity they choose.

Activities for all (Inspiring You)

There are a variety of Inspiring You events, activities and open days for the whole family to enjoy. Activities include outings with support groups or after school sessions that disabled children and young people and their siblings can take part in together.

Extra support is usually available, along with the opportunity to chat with other families.

Costs vary and depend on the activities. Find out about these activities on the Hampshire gateway website.

Other ways to find activities

Register your child for a Gateway Card and choose to receive updates. You will receive Hampshire Gateway holiday listings before each main school holiday. The listings have information about recreation and leisure activities available.

Contact us to find out more about short breaks.