A group of our Teenagers on one of our events A group of our Teenagers on one of our events

Short Breaks, clubs and activities

Join in the fun and make friends with InterAct’s Short Breaks clubs, activities and opportunities.

“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.” 

Take a look at our latest programme here

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’?

To join InterAct’s Short Breaks clubs and activities, please complete and return a Registration Form.

Once you've registered you can book activities here

You may also take a sneak peek at our Summer 2024 Activity Programme which includes the range of activities we are running in the Easter and Summer half term holidays

InterAct’s clubs and activities are provided as part of the Short Breaks service in Essex for children & young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), which is funded by Essex County Council.

Registration with Essex County Council’s Short Breaks service is therefore also required, to obtain a Short Breaks ‘Passport ID Number’. This provides access to the activities/groups run by InterAct, and for a wide range of other Short Breaks opportunities in Essex.

Essex County Council Short Breaks service information

Short Breaks Registration and Passport ID Number

Important Additional Information - InterAct Short Breaks and COVID-19

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.

Find out more and get involved

Join in the fun and make friends with our Short Breaks with our short breaks activities and opportunities.

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01245 392053