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  • Join in the fun and make friends with InterAct’s Short Breaks activities and opportunities

    Whether it’s a couple of hours at the movies or a whole day at the zoo our Activity Programme is bursting with fun things to do for young people whilst giving parents/carers a break.

    We support young people to get out and about in the community, make friends build new skills, try new activities and have fun.

    We offer a full range of evenings, weekends and after school activities throughout the year based in Basildon, Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester and Tendring whilst day trips during school holidays are wider spread.  The Young People are always happy to welcome new InterActors to the groups!

    Read more about Short Breaks.

    “It has allowed me to meet new people and make new friends as well as give me the responsibility of handling my own money. It has given me confidence and I look forward to my Wednesday night every week.”  Young person

    “It is the only place other than home that people understand Timmy and if he didn’t go to InterAct, other than limited hours at college, he would be at home 24/7. It’s lovely for me to see him smile when I pick him up from an activity and know he has been safe and understood.”  Parent

    “He feels well-liked and included and can socialise with both genders. He is more chatty and feels he has more friends, leading to greater confidence and self-esteem.” - Parent

    Check out our calendar dates to find out what’s on or download our Young People Activity Programme and join in.

    Are you registered with InterAct?

    We ask parents/carers to complete and return a signed registration form to us before their son, daughter or the young person in their care can take part in their first InterAct activity. Please download a registration form and risk assessment form here and send to InterAct, Moulsham Mill, Parkway, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 7PX.

    If you’re feeling a bit shy or unsure if InterAct is for you ask about Taster Days with one of the team.

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