Short Breaks
For children and young people aged 7-19 with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)

Vivacity's Short Breaks activities and holiday club provides opportunities for children and young people aged 7-19 with SEND to spend time away from parents and carers within quality services.

We feel it is important for children and young adults to come together to be social, engage in activities and support each other. We understand that a lot of children and young adults with SEND can often feel isolated in other mainstream environments, but at Vivacity Short Breaks they can relax in a quiet space, participate in tailored activities, make friends with others and have some fun. 

Vivacity Short Breaks Club venue: The Focus Centre, Chestnut Ave, Peterborough PE1 4PE

We deliver:

1:4 Support
1:4 Support
We are accessible to children and young adults with SEND who are able to manage their own behaviour. We operate as a 1:4 support group. A maximum of 12 participants to create a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Key Skills
Key Skills
To develop and strengthen social skills, encourage team building capabilities, to build and improve self-confidence.
A range of activities
A range of activities
Some of the activities participants can choose from include: reading, music & song, dance, arts & crafts, sports and much more.
Fully trained staff
Fully trained staff
All of our Vivacity staff are fully trained, friendly and approachable who have experience in delivering fun and engaging activities in other SEND settings and community groups. 
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Is Short Breaks for your child?

Thank you for your interest in our SEND Short Breaks (large group) activities. We have 12 places available at each session with 4 staff. Places are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Before registering let's check if these activities are suitable for your child.

They are likely to be suitable if your child:

- Is in the 7-19 year old age range.
- Is generally happy in group environments.
- Can normally keep control of their emotions.
- Can eat and drink independently.
- May need assistance in the toilet (discussed on a case by case basis and venue).
- Does not require medications administered by our staff during the session.
- Does not require continuous 1 to 1 support from our staff at the session. Support workers are welcome to accompany a child if required.

If you think our Short Breaks activities may be suitable for your child please complete the forms below, return to shortbreaks@vivacity.org and we will contact you.

If you would like to discuss the programme and your child's needs before registering, please contact us: 01733 863783 / 07984 633154 / shortbreaks@vivacity.org.

Sign up to Vivacity Short Breaks

Term Timetable

Time: Time Venue: Venue Session: Session Price: Price
Time: Thursday 6.00 - 8.00pm Venue: East Community Centre PE1 5EN Session: Short Breaks Club Price: £3
Time: Saturday 1.00 - 4.00pm Venue: The Focus Centre PE1 4PE Session: Short Breaks Club Price: £3
Short Breaks Term Time Activities - poster and booking information

May Half Term 2022 timetable

All sessions are 1:4 Instructor to participant ratio. Max 12 participants. Activities include games, sports, arts and crafts, reading and writing. Email shortbreaks@vivacity.org or call 01733 863783 to book.

Date: Date Time: Time Venue: Venue Session: Session Price: Price
Date: Monday 30 May Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm Venue: The Focus Centre PE1 4PE Session: Short Breaks Holiday Club Price: £5
Date: Tuesday 31 May Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm Venue: The Focus Centre PE1 4PE Session: Short Breaks Holiday Club Price: £5
Date: Wednesday 1 Jun Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm Venue: The Focus Centre PE1 4PE Session: Short Breaks Holiday Club Price: £5
Short Breaks May Half Term 2022 - poster and booking information

Year-round inclusive activities

Our other sport activities follow their specific NGB guidelines and all sessions follow government covid-19 secure guidelines (each vary depending on the facility). 

Adapted cycling
Athletics Track - Regional Fitness & Swimming Centre
Every Wednesday from February
£4.00 per person
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FINS
Jack Hunt Pool & Gym
Every Saturday - 14:00PM - 16:00PM
£30.00 per month
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Inclusive sensory swim session
Regional Fitness & Swimming Centre - Regional pool
Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
£5.10 Adult, £3.60 5-15yrs
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Boccia club
Peterborough Indoor Bowls Club, PE1 5HA
Various times available
£3.00 per person
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Archery
Focus Centre Dogsthorpe, PE1 4PE
Various times available
£4.00 per person
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