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Things to do for children and young people with SEND

We all want to have fun, enjoy our hobbies, follow our interests, relax with friends, or go out for a day trip with our family.

Search the Norfolk Community Directory for things to do for children and young people with SEND that are suitable for the whole family. You can also find mainstream clubs and activities which are accessible to children and young people with SEND. 

Come along on the first Saturday of every month to enjoy a guest storyteller for an accessible storytime, where they will read a book and an interpreter will sign in British Sign Language.

This event takes place in Norwich Millennium Library’s Children's Library and is free to attend.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Sessions are limited to thirty children plus accompanying adults, so attendees are advised to arrive up to 30 minutes before the session begins to collect an admission sticker.

Dates and times: Saturdays from 4 January, 11.30am to 12 noon

Venue: Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1AW

Weekly social club at the Vauxhall Centre in Norwich, featuring arts and crafts, drinks and confectionery, pool table, raffle and Bonus Ball game.

Meets 7-9pm each week:

  • Wednesday 8 January - featuring Quiz of the Year 2019
  • Wednesday 15 January - featuring Disco and Cookery Group 
  • Wednesday 22 January - featuring Disco and Women’s Group
  • Wednesday 29 January - featuring Disco and Cookery Group
  • Wednesday 5 February - featuring Club Karaoke
  • Wednesday 12 February - featuring Disco and Cookery Group
  • Wednesday 19 February - featuring Disco and Women’s Group
  • Wednesday 26 February - featuring Disco and Cookery Group
  • Wednesday 4 March - featuring Spring into Action fun & fitness activities
  • Wednesday 11 March - featuring Disco and Cookery Group 
  • Wednesday 18 March - featuring Disco and Women’s Group
  • Wednesday 25 March - featuring Disco and Cookery Group

Venue: Vauxhall Centre, Johnson Place (off Vauxhall Street), Norwich NR2 2SA

Cost and booking: BUILD members £5, non-members £10. Payable on entry – no need to book, just turn up! Make sure you also bring money to spend in the tuck shop for refreshments.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Nightclub party night in King’s Lynn each month with music, bar and dancing, specifically aimed at people with disabilities, their friends, families and supporters.

Entry for those aged 16 and over. Proof of age may be required.

Dates:

  • Thursday 9 January
  • Thursday 13 February
  • Thursday 12 March

Time: 6.30-9pm

Venue: Dr Thirsty’s Club & Lounge, 22-24 Norfolk Street, King’s Lynn PE30 1AN

Cost and booking: £5 entry for people with disabilities, with up to two carers or supporters per person getting free entry. No need to book – just turn up and pay on the door. Make sure you also bring money for drinks at the bar.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk. 


Monthly Saturday morning workshop sessions to support independent living skills.

  • Saturday 11 January - Mental Wellbeing - 10.30am to 12.30pm
    Discussion on what we find tricky about life and share strategies on how to look after ourselves emotionally and mentally

  • Saturday 8 February - Head To Toe Men’s Health - 10.30am to 12.30pm
    Chats around how to look after yourself and what to look out for in changes to your body. A light yet informative and fun session aimed at empowering men to know their bodies and how to develop self-care routines. This is a men only workshop.

  • Saturday 14 March - Head To Toe Women’s Health - 10.30am to 12.30pm
    Exploring life for women including periods, breast changes, hormones and how we look after ourselves, and what to look out for in changes to our bodies. A light yet informative and fun session aimed at empowering women to know their bodies, hormones and how to develop self-care routines. This is a women only workshop.

Venue: BUILD Offices, Church House, Church Alley, Redwell Street, Norwich NR2 4SN

Cost and booking: Free for BUILD members, £5 for non-members (activity support fee). Please pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Maximum of ten places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk. 


Get involved with harvesting, and planning on the BUILD allotment, and learn about how to cook the different things that are grown.

Be sure to wear old clothes and gardening gloves.

Dates and times:

  • Sunday 12 January, 10.30am to 12.30pm
    Planning meeting at Bar Marzano at The Forum

  • Tuesday 28 January, 10.30am to 12.30pm
    Visit to Grapes Hill Community Garden, Dereham Road

  • Sunday 9 February, 10.30am to 12.30pm
    Visit to Taverham Garden Centre, Fir Covert Road

  • Tuesday 25 February, 9am to 2pm
    Minibus visit to ESCAPE Community Garden in Swaffham

  • Tuesday 3 March, 10am to 12 noon
    BUILD Allotment, Plumstead Road East

  • Sunday 8 March, 10.30am to 12.30pm
    BUILD Allotment, Plumstead Road East

  • Tuesday 24 March, 10am to 12 noon
    BUILD Allotment, Plumstead Road East

Cost and booking: Free for BUILD members, £5 for non-members (activity support fee). Please book and pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of eight places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Come along and join in on this exciting new Monday night activity held every fortnight.

At these sessions you’ll get your chance to learn about and play the fun game of Boccia, which is accessible for all abilities.

Dates:

  • Monday 13 January
  • Monday 27 January
  • Monday 10 February
  • Monday 24 February
  • Monday 16 March
  • Monday 30 March

Time: 6.20-7.40pm

Venue: Sportspark, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ

Cost and booking: £3 to be paid on the night (no activity support fee). Be sure to wear loose fitting comfortable clothes and trainers and bring a bottle of water. Please book and pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of 8 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

The Prince’s Trust is offering a free course that’s open to anyone aged 16-25 not in education, employment or training.

One day a week for four weeks, these short sessions are designed to help you climb that mountain and boost your confidence!

Based within the Castle Quarter, Norwich.

Dates: Tuesdays 14, 21 and 28 January and 4 February

Bookings and further information: Only ten places available. To join this course or find out more, please contact peter.hennessey@princes-trust.org.uk

Come along to one of Norwich’s newest gym and fitness centres, where fitness coaches will support a fun monthly activity session to improve physical health at a pace to suit you.

Open to people with disabilities, families and carers, BUILD volunteers and staff.

Dates:

  • Tuesday 14 January
  • Tuesday 11 February
  • Tuesday 10 March

Time: 7.15 - 8.15pm 

Venue: Norwich Fitness Academy, Unit 3, Guardian Road, Norwich NR5 8PF

Cost and booking: Free for the first 12 people who book! Thereafter £5 per person in advance (no activity support fee). Wear loose fitting comfortable clothes, trainers and bring a bottle of water. Please book by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of 15 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Get out and about with BUILD for a bracing autumn stroll!

  • Trowse Riverside - Sunday 19 January, 1 - 4.15pm
    Meet at St Stephen’s Street Bus Stop BQ or at Trowse Primary School to walk along the River Yare and back to the White Horse Pub for refreshments.
  • Hethersett Village - Sunday 16 February, 12 noon to 4.15pm
    Meet at St Stephen’s Street Bus Stop BQ or at Cromwell Close near Tesco for this easy walk around Hethersett, with refreshments at the Queen’s Head Pub.
    If you want to catch the bus from the city centre with a BUILD volunteer, please say when you book!

  • Great Yarmouth, Bure and Beach - Sunday 15 March, 12.35 - 4.55pm
    Meet at Norwich or Great Yarmouth railway stations for a pleasant walk along the moorings of the River Bure, through the town and along the prom.
    If you want to catch the train from the city centre with a BUILD volunteer, please say when you book!

Cost and booking: Free for BUILD members, £5 for non-members (activity support fee). Please book and pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Make sure you wear weather-appropriate footwear and clothing, and bring money for any travel and refreshments. Maximum number of 12 places.

Further details:Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

  • Option 1
    Meet at the Queen of the Iceni Wetherspoon’s at 5.30pm for pre-bowling dinner

  • Option 2
    Meet at the Hollywood Bowl at 6.20pm to play two games of ten pin bowling

Dates: 

  • Tuesday 21 January
  • Tuesday 4 February
  • Tuesday 18 February
  • Tuesday 3 March
  • Tuesday 17 March

Time: 5.30-8pm. Choose from either Option 1 or Option 2 above.

Cost and booking: £6.20 entry, plus £5 for BUILD non-members (activity support fee), and make sure you also bring money for food and drink. Please book and pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of 16 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

A free event taking place in the centre of Norwich to help local jobseekers find work.

Find out about job vacancies, graduate schemes, apprenticeships, training and other new opportunities face to face. Over 20 employers will be available from a wide range of sectors and industries aiming to recruit on the day.

Date and time: Wednesday 22 January, 10am to 1pm

Venue: The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF

Further information: Go to www.thejobfairs.co.uk or telephone 01603 663094

Enjoy sampling with BUILD a variety of international foods each month at a different Norwich restaurant and learning about other countries’ cuisines.

Dates, times and venues:

  • Brazil 
    Thursday 23 January, 7-9.30pm - Las Iguanas, 7 Wherry Road, Riverside, Norwich NR1 1WX

  • Turkey
    Thursday 20 February - 7- 9.30pm - The Mediterranean, 121 Magdalen Street, Norwich NR3 1LN

  • Mexico
    Thursday 19 March - 7-9pm - Nanna Mexico, 23 White Lion Street, Norwich NR2 1PX

Cost and booking: Bring enough money for your own meal and drinks. £5 activity support fee for BUILD non-members. Please book and pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of 12 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Join BUILD at Planet Ice to practice your ‘Dancing on Ice’ moves! There are polar bear balance supporting aids to help you get accustomed to the ice and skates can be hired there.

Date and time: Saturday 25 January, 8.30am to 5.15pm

Venue: Meeting at Norwich train station at 8.30am. Returning to Norwich at 5.15pm.

Cost and booking: £13.30 for ticket and skate hire (pay at venue), £22.80 train fare, and money for food and drinks (plus £5 activity support fee for BUILD non-members). Maximum of 7 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Monthly group outings to the VUE Cinema in Norwich Castle Mall.

Please note that mainstream cinema showings change regularly, so the film on offer will not be decided until about a week before. Contact BUILD to register your interest and confirm attendance once you have been sent the details.

Dates:

  • Sunday 26 January
  • Sunday 23 February
  • Sunday 29 March

Time: To be confirmed – matinee screening

Venue: Meet in foyer of VUE Cinema, Castle Mall, Norwich NR1 3DD

Cost and booking: £4.99 admission (pay at venue), plus £5 for BUILD non-members (activity support fee), and make sure you bring money for refreshments. Please book and pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of 8 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Gain new skills with the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service on the Prince’s Trust Team Programme, a free personal development course that will make you more confident, motivated and improve your ability to work with others.

  • Pick up new skills and qualifications 
  • Mix with new people and make new friends 
  • Improve your chances of moving into a job, education or training 
  • Get help with job-hunting, mock interviews and writing your CV 
  • Make a difference in your community 
  • …and most importantly… get a big boost to your confidence and a real sense of achievement! 

This 12-week course in Dereham commences on Monday 27 January, with a taster day held on Tuesday 21 January. It is for any young person aged between 16-25 years who is currently not in education, employment or training and is ready to do something positive with their time.

Students who successfully complete the training will achieve a nationally recognised Prince’s Trust certificate and an Emergency First Aid certificate.

Attending the course does not affect any benefits. Travel costs are reimbursed.

Further information: please phone 07795 067383

  • Option 1 - Meet at the bowling Alley for a pre-bowling meal at 5.30pm
  • Option 2 - Meet at the Bowling Alley at 6.20pm to play two games of ten pin bowling

Dates:

  • Tuesday 28 January
  • Tuesday 25 February
  • Tuesday 31 March

Time: 5.30pm to 7.45pm. Choose from either option 1 or option 2 above.

Venue: Strikes Bowling Alley, Station Road, Dereham NR19 1DF

Cost and booking: £3.95 per person per game, plus £5 for BUILD non-members (activity support fee), and make sure you also bring money for food and drink. Please book and pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of eight places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Norfolk County Council’s Virtual School Sensory Support Service and Vision Norfolk would like to invite local carers and parents to meet for a restaurant meal in central Norwich.

The cost is £15.99 plus drinks. This will be an opportunity to get together without children and meet others who have children with a vision impairment. (It is hoped that this might become a regular thing if enough people are interested.)

Date, time and venue:

  • Wednesday 29 January, 7.30pm
    COSMO Authentic World Kitchen, 25 London Street, Norwich NR2 1JE

Further information:

Please contact Barbara.Dunn@nnab.org.uk or call 07835949821.

Nightclub party night in Norwich with music, bar and dancing, specifically aimed at people with disabilities, their friends, families and supporters.

Entry for those aged 16 and over. Proof of age may be required.

Dates:

  • Thursday 30 January
  • Thursday 27 February
  • Friday 27 March

Time: 6.30-9pm

Venue: The Waterfront, 131-144 King Street, Norwich NR1 21QH

Cost and booking: £5 entry for people with disabilities, with up to two carers or supporters per person getting free entry. No need to book – just turn up and pay on the door. Make sure you also bring money for drinks at the bar.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Hop on a train from Norwich to Cambridge with BUILD and enjoy walking cobbled streets and shopping at the historic market.

You may like to go on a punting boat along the river, and enjoy lunch in a local café or restaurant.

Date and time: Saturday 1 February, 9am-5.40pm

Venue: Meeting at Norwich train station at 9am. Returning to Norwich at 5.40pm.

Cost and booking: £19.10 for rail ticket and £10 for punting and lunch (plus £5 activity support fee for BUILD non-members). Maximum of 8 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.
Join a small BUILD group for a fun and relaxed Sunday lunch in the shadow of Norwich cathedral.

Date, time and venue: Sunday 2 February, 12 noon to 2pm - Wig and Pen, 6 St Martin-at-Palace Plain, Norwich NR3 1RN

Cost and booking: Pay for your own meal, drinks and travel. £5 activity support fee for BUILD non-members. Please book and pay any fees by 23 January. Maximum number of 12 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Norfolk Youth Parliament is a group of 11 to 18-year-olds elected by their peers to tackle the concerns of young people across the county. This is an excellent opportunity for them to make a difference and stand up for their peers in their local area.

Norfolk County Council will be holding elections for Norfolk Youth Parliament in March 2020.

The registration process is simple and straightforward, and young people can find out more and apply at www.norfolk.gov.uk/youthparliament. The deadline for registering is Monday 10 February at 5pm.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact haveyoursay@norfolk.gov.uk.

And come along to the Norfolk Youth Parliament welcome event for candidates on Saturday 15 February (1-4pm) at the OPEN Youth Trust in Norwich – an important chance to find more about how the Youth Parliament works, prepare for the election, and meet its current members.

Join BUILD for this monthly ‘Energise’ fitness session which will include a gentle exercise class for people of all abilities plus a bit of dancing, a bit of stretching and a lot of fun.

Open to people with disabilities, families and carers, BUILD volunteers and staff.

Dates:

  • Thursday 6 February
  • Thursday 5 March

Time: 7.30-8.30pm 

Venue: Vauxhall Centre, Johnson Place (off Vauxhall Street), Norwich NR2 2SA

Cost and booking: Free for the first 12 people who book! Thereafter £5 per person in advance (no activity support fee). Wear loose-fitting comfortable clothes, trainers and bring a bottle of water. Please book by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of 15 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Take part in Norfolk Library’s Festival of digital creativity during February! Join in and get hands-on with a host of new and inspiring tech, enabling children to try their hand at 3D creation, building racing inchworm robots, writing choose-your-own adventures, and much more besides.

With workshops for youngsters aged 4-14 there is something to inspire every family. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All events are free but spaces are limited, so book your place in advance – ask at your local library or email libraries.iconnect@norfolk.gov.uk. You can also find more information on everything that is happening at www.norfolk.gov.uk/digifest.

Some additional sessions (offered in conjunction with SENsational Families) are exclusively for families of children with additional needs:

  • Coding with kittens
    Join us for some gaming fun, a very silly introduction to html coding, and meet some adorable digital kittens along the way. Best for children aged 9-12, no experience of coding necessary.
    • Sheringham Library - Saturday 8 February, 1.30-2.30pm
  • Coder Robot – meet Botley
    Your chance to get hands-on with a real robot Can you code fast enough to capture the aliens and avoid the asteroids? Recommended for children aged 6-9 – no coding experience required.
    • Sheringham Library - Saturday 8 February, 11.15am-12.45pm
    • Great Yarmouth Library - Saturday 15 February, 11.30am-1.00pm
    • Attleborough Library - Wednesday 19 February, 11.30am-1.00pm
    • Gaywood Library - Saturday 22 February, 3.15-4.45 pm
  • Stop Motion film making
    Try your hand at stop motion film making. Make your own amazing Lego film. Recommended for children aged 8-11. No experience needed: Beginners welcome.
    • Thetford Library - Saturday 1 February, 2.15-3.45pm
    • Gaywood Library - Saturday 22 February, 1.15-2.45pm
    • Norwich Millennium Library - Saturday 29 February, 11.30am-1.00pm
  • Code-a-pillar
    Gather round for a storytime with a difference: Meet Code-a-pillar and learn some early coding skills. Recommended for young digital explorers aged 4-6.
    • Thetford Library - Saturday 1 February, 1.00-1.45pm
    • Great Yarmouth Library - Saturday 15 February, 10.15-11.00am
    • Attleborough Library - Wednesday 19 February, 10.15-11.00am
    • Norwich Millennium Library - Saturday 29 February, 10.15-11.00am
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a medical student?

Applying to study medicine can be daunting, especially without any experience of university in your family to draw upon. Finding out more about medical careers can be difficult if you don’t know people who are already doctors.

Medical Aspirations can help to answer your questions and give you a glimpse into the life of a medical student.

A free three-day, two-night residential course is offered at the University of East Anglia during February half-term. You’ll also be provided with ongoing support with applying to study medicine, including a three-day GP work experience placement in the summer, a dedicated UEA medical student e-mentor, a workshop on the UCAT admissions test, and help with mock interviews and writing a personal statement.

After taking part, you will be guaranteed an interview to study medicine at UEA if you meet the entry requirements and you may have the chance to receive a scholarship towards tuition fees or living costs.

Dates: Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 February

Applications and further information: Go to www.uea.ac.uk/medicalaspirations. The application deadline is Thursday 28 November.

Norfolk County Council Virtual School Sensory Support Service’s next free music and technology activity with Laboratory Media Education (LME) is booked for Wednesday 19 February – 12pm for lunch, then 1-3pm.

Come and join the group to make music with iPads, electronic devices and Virtual Drums!!

Please contact Barbara.Dunn@nnab.org.uk or call 07835949821 to book your place, or contact VSSS sensorysupport@norfolk.gov.uk on 01603 704040 for more information.

The Prince's Trust, in partnership with The British Racing School in Newmarket, is offering a free one-week residential course next year.

16-25 year olds who are not in education, employment or training have the unique opportunity to work alongside thoroughbred race horses and learn all about the horse racing industry.

Learn about horse behaviour, horse handling and practical horse care, riding, yard work and best turned out training. And your accommodation, travel and meals are all provided for free!

Dates have yet to be confirmed. To express an interest in joining this 2020 programme, please contact peter.hennessey@princes-trust.org.uk.

Join a small BUILD group for a fun and relaxed Sunday lunch on the edge of the city.

Date, time and venue: Sunday 1 March, 12 noon to 2pm - Blue Boar Inn, 259 Wroxham Road, Sprowston, Norwich NR7 8RL

Cost and booking: Pay for your own meal, drinks and travel. £5 activity support fee for BUILD non-members. Please book and pay any fees by 20 February. Maximum number of 12 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.
Come and try out your driving skills on the track! There will be a full safety briefing and kit and helmet will be provided. Then venture into Cromer afterwards for a beach stroll and lunch.

Date and time: Saturday 7 March, 9am-5pm

Venue: Location to be confirmed. Travelling via mini-bus together.

Cost and booking: £33 for 2 x 15 minutes karting (plus £5 activity support fee for BUILD non-members). Please book and pay any fees by 31 January. Maximum of seven places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

A special residential break run by ASD Helping Hands that is open to those who are 12 and over and who either have or are affected by an autism spectrum disorder.

Set just outside the Norfolk village of Lyng, Norfolk Lakes offers a range of activities over 65 acres, ranging from water sport to archery and rifle shooting.

During this three-day, two-night break you will get to take part in many different activities led by experienced instructors and supported by trained ASD Helping Hands staff.

Dates: Monday 6 April to Wednesday 8 April

Venue: Manor Adventures, Norfolk Lakes, Lyng, Norwich NR9 5RS

Cost: £188 per person (payment plans available)

Further details: Contact lee.gibbons@asdhelpinghands.org.uk or call 01362 288110 for more information or to make a booking.

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