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“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.”
InterAct supports children & young people aged 8-18 with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) to get out and about in the community: so they can have fun, try new activities, make friends, and develop new skills, whilst also giving parents/carers a break.
There are now separate groups, providing age-appropriate actvities for those aged 8-14, and for 15-18 year-olds.
Whether it’s a couple of hours at the cinema, bowling or karaoke, or spending a day at the beach, zoo or an activity centre, our Short Breaks Activity Programmes are bursting with fun things for young people to do.
InterAct offers after-school & evening activities, with term-time groups in Braintree, Chelmsford, Maldon, Colchester, and Tendring District,. We go further afield for day trips & activities during school holidays and at weekends.
Newcomers are always made welcome by our staff and other members of the groups – so why not register and come along for a ‘taster session’?
Once you've registered you can book activities here
You may also take a sneak peek at our Jan-March 2024 Programme which includes the range of activities we are running in the February half term holidays
InterAct launched a programme of online group sessions in March 2020, after other activities were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Face-to-face activities gradually recommenced from Summer 2020, with thorough COVID-19 risk management procedures in place, and adhering to the Government guidance & any restrictions applying at the time.
Full 'in person' programmes have now resumed.
Join in the fun and make friends with our Short Breaks with our short breaks activities and opportunities.