Summer Holiday Activities 2024

Fun summer school holiday activities for children and young people with SEND

This page shows holiday provision available to children and young people this summer.  Further information will follow so please continue to check for updates.  

Our inclusive Spectacular sessions will provide a safe and supportive environment for SEND children and young people, including arts and crafts, drama, dance, fun and games - our Superstar sessions are the place to be in Southwark!

Our experienced team is focused on delivering sessions that promote fun and friendships.

Sessions are pre-bookable only so we can ensure we can provide an excellent level of care with a staff ratio of 1:3 or limited 1:1 spaces.

Location:  Spa School (Camberwell), 150 Southampton Way, SE5 7EW

Holiday times & dates

Ages 8-12: 29, 31 July 2024, 02, 06, 08, 12, 14, 16, 20 & 22 August 2024 10am to 3pm

Ages 13-19: 30 July 2024, 01, 05, 07, 09, 13, 15, 19, 21 August 2024 10am to 3pm

Bookings open 17 June 2024

Further information

We offer 5 x 1:1 spaces & 15 x 1:3 spaces on each of our sessions (please select the correct ticket), medical needs are considered, an assessment will be carried out for ALL children prior to all bookings being confirmed.

General short breaks criteria is as follows:

  • Age: 5-19 years
  • Southwark resident
  • Has an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Unable to access universal services due to level of need and/or requires additional support to access provision

Additional criteria for an enhanced place (1:1):

  • Attends a special school (in or out of borough) and/ or open to All Age Disability Service in Southwark
  • Severe or complex learning disability, physical disability and/or health condition

We are based at Spa School Camberwell which offers a safe supportive area which includes a hall where activities are carried out and 2 playgrounds, one which has gym facilities. The school is a secure environment.

A Sportworks Short Break provision includes a wide variety of sports, games, and fun activities for children & young people with SEN and disabilities.  Examples include dodgeball, parachute games, team building activities. The sessions are for children and young people aged 5 to 18 years.

Times: 10am-3pm

Location: St George’s CofE Primary School, Coleman Road, SE5 7TF


5-11 year olds

12-18 year olds

30th July

1st August

6th August

8th August

13th August

15th August

20th August

22nd August

27th August

29th August

Bookings open 17 June 2024

Whippersnappers offers specialist provision for Southwark disabled children and young people. We run playschemes during the Easter and Summer holidays. We offer support for children and young people with higher support needs with a staff ratio of 1:1 or higher. To be eligible for our specialist playscheme, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 5-19 years old (must have turned 5 before 31st Aug prior to enrolling)
  • Southwark resident
  • Have an EHCP Plan
  • Attend a special school (in or out of borough) and/or open to the All Age Disability Service in Southwark
  • Have a severe or complex learning disability, physical disability, and/or health condition

Whippersnappers playscheme is restricted to those that meet the criteria above. The All Age Disability Service and special schools will share registration links with eligible families when the provision becomes available to book. Please note: Places are limited and availability is not guaranteed.

Summer Holiday Dates – 29th July to 16th August.

Fun and free groups for children with additional needs or disabilities and their parents/carers.

- Have fun with your child
- Meet other families
- Get advice and support from a range of specialists on topics such as, speech and language, behaviour and autism
- Multiple locations across Southwark
- Midweek sessions for under 5's and Saturday sessions for up to 8's.

For more info visit

SENsational Flyer - Summer 24 (pdf, 229kb)


For details of additional activities taking place locally throughout the year please click the following links:

what This page has details of Inclusive, fun holiday activities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) 

taking place throughout the summer school holidays period.  Keep checking for regular updates