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.
Delivered by The Benjamin Foundation, Future Builders is an exciting new project giving young people aged 16 to 25 the opportunity to renovate homes.
This new project will provide young people who are vulnerably housed or affected by homelessness with the opportunity to learn construction and property renovation skills in two homes in North Walsham – while giving them the training they need to gain an apprenticeship or full time work.
You will learn about plastering, carpentry, plumbing, tiling, redecoration and brickwork. The skills and experience you acquire can help to build your CV and confidence, helping to shape your future.
For young people starting apprenticeships and wanting more independence, there's also an opportunity to live in the newly renovated homes. The rent will be cheaper than normal, making it more affordable for those who are just starting out or on a lower income.
There are no entry requirements, other than being keen to learn construction skills and being available to complete a six month programme.Contact Michala Howarth: email email@example.com, phone 07976 851202 or go to benjaminfoundation.co.uk/service/future-builders
‘G.O.Y.A.’ stands for ‘Get Off Your A***’ – Active Norfolk are offering free sport and physical activity sessions open to young people aged 14-20.
Multi-sports every Friday between 6pm and 8pm. Meet new people, learn new skills, get in shape!
All abilities welcome – just turn up and have a go.
Eileen Ash Sports Hall, Hewett Academy, Norwich NR1 2PL
Would you like to work in the outdoors?
Are you from Norfolk or North Suffolk? Does your confidence need a boost?
‘Lift Off’ trials are short term work experience opportunities for young people who might otherwise struggle to find employment in the environment sector.
If you are 16 or over, and not in work, education or training, find out if you are eligible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit www.pathmakers.org.uk.
Three YAB Wellbeing Days in North Norfolk – a chance for young people to put wellbeing theory into practice!
Experience the great outdoors in a Forest School activity, learn a simple exercise routine and relaxation techniques to use at home, and come together to prepare a group lunch.
This event is free to young people aged 11 to 19, all equipment is provided, and every participant will receive a wellbeing resources bag.
Dates and times:
Venue: Holt Hall, Kelling Road, Holt NR25 6RT
Bookings and further information: Please contact Lynn Friel (youth and community worker, Bridge into Community) email@example.com on 07534 375776.
OPEN Youth Trust 20 Bank Plain, Norwich, NR2 4SF
Cost and bookings:
4-6 year olds sessions: £16 per person plus booking fee. 7-12 year olds sessions: £30 per person plus booking fee. For more information call 01603 252110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Book via the Open Norwich website
A half term opportunity for 10 to 14 year olds to take part in playful games, learn new drama skills and work together in an inclusive, friendly and supportive space at Norwich Theatre Royal.
Theatre of Possibility encourages communication and inspires confidence. It is a place where young people can relax and be themselves while meeting new people and having fun.
These sessions are suited for young people who have autism spectrum conditions, their siblings and their friends.
Please note: Familiarisation visits and a short tour of Stage Two’s facilities can be arranged in advance.
Dates and times: Thursday 24 October and Friday 25 October, 10.00am to 12.00pm
Venue: Stage Two, Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL
Cost and bookings: £16.00 per person. Book online using the Norwich Theatre Royal Website.
Further information: Please contact the Theatre Royal box office on 01603 630000.
A new conservation group has been launched in Thetford to give a wide range of people the chance to get close to nature and help look after some of the town’s fantastic green open space.
Thetford Conservation Group will run free activities for volunteers every Thursday, with a mixture of practical conservation tasks and opportunities to learn more about local natural history.
The group will tackle a wide variety of tasks, from bringing abandoned allotment plots back into use to helping conserve rare wildflower species on Barnham Cross Common and planting bulbs and trees.
Sessions run from 10am-12.30pm and 1-3.30pm on site unless otherwise stated. The contact number to call on the day is 07553 388 551. Participants must be over 18 to take part. You don’t usually have to book, but if you would find it helpful to ask anything before coming on a project for the first time, you can contact the organisers. All tools, protective equipment and tea/coffee are provided. Please wear old work clothes suitable for the weather.
Further information: Contact Mark Webster, countryside and planning officer at Thetford Town Council markwebster@thetfordtowncouncil gov.uk on 07553 388 551.
A conference for young people and professionals from across Norfolk.
Hear from experts in the field and take part in workshops.
Date and time: Thursday 7 November, 9am-4.30pm
Venue: Dereham Memorial Hall, 62A Norwich Street, Dereham NR19 1AD
Cost: Free for young people, £10 for professionals (lunch provided).
Further information: Contact email@example.com or call 07881 334 755.
Fun for all the family at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary this Yuletide – advance booking for Father Christmas essential!
Come and see:
Dates and times:
Venue: Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal IP14 6AT
Bookings: Admission is free but visits to Father Christmas cost £3.50 (including gift). Call 03456 807897 (option 3) to book your timed tickets to see Father Christmas and avoid the queue!
Further information: Go to www.owl-help.org.uk
Audio described performance:
Relaxed performance – specially suited for those with autism:
Venue: Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL
Further information: Top price seats at all performances are half price for those registered blind or partially sighted and this concession is offered to one companion. For ticketing details please ask at the Theatre Royal box office on 01603 630000.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.