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Family Holiday Club – FUN for the whole family

Bringing up children and young people with disabilities or additional needs can be very demanding as well as rewarding.  Children can present with very particular challenges or require intensive care and support.

FUN Holiday Clubs operate during most school holidays, offering children and young people a safe and non-judgemental space to play, learn and interact with others.  Full disabled changing facilities with overhead hoist and full sized changing table are available.

Our Holiday Clubs are a lifeline for many families and offer friendship and support for both the disabled young person and their parent carers and siblings.  We offer a range of creative, stimulating and FUN activities for the children and young people to participate in. Parents can bring all of their children and have the opportunity to meet and talk with other parents living in similar circumstances to their own. The children are encouraged to participate in the activities on offer by our play staff and volunteers, but we also support parents to participate with their children within the accepting and non-judgemental environment that the club provides. Siblings are also welcome at the club when attending with their disabled brother or sister.

A child or young person with additional needs or disabilities is also able to attend Holiday Club with a nominated carer.  Parents must include the carers name on the membership form or contact FUN HQ with the details in advance of the session.

Holiday Club offers a huge range of different activities onsite including:

  • Sensory room (with overhead hoist)
  • Computers and iPad’s
  • Table games – pool, air hockey, football
  • Play areas: book corner – lego – cars & trains – dressing up – sensory play – soft animals – arts & crafts
  • Large activity hall with ball pool, bouncy castle and other large play equipment
  • Full disabled changing facilities with overhead hoist
  • Coffee shop

Download our flier for Holiday club

PLEASE READ OUR UPDATED HOLIDAY CLUB GUIDELINES

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Our family Holiday Club is now a pre-bookable service.  Details on how to book your places will be distributed prior to each Holiday Club via email, Facebook and on this web page.

IMPORTANT Changes to our charging policy for Holiday Club

Due to the financial pressures that F.U.N. is experiencing, we are reluctantly making a change to our policy on providing free Holiday Club sessions throughout the year.  Whilst all Holiday Clubs held at Easter, Christmas and during August will remain FREE OF CHARGE, we will be re-introducing our fees for Holiday Clubs held during our May, October and February HALF-TERM holidays ONLY.    These entrance fees will mirror those used previously and are set at £6 per child or £15 for three or more children.  All parents, adult carers and children under 2 are free of charge.  Reintroducing these Holiday Club entrance fees during our Half-Term Holiday Clubs will help us to ensure that we can continue to offer our Holiday Club throughout the year in the future.

Please note that payment for half-term Holiday Club sessions will NOT be taken at time of booking and will NOT be required in advance.  Payment can be made on your arrival at the Holiday Club by cash or card on the day.

In order to access Family Holiday Club, families need to register as members of FUN. Membership is FREE and this enables families to access our services and activities.  Please contact FUN HQ for a membership form – Please call 01582 420800 or email: info@familiesunitednetwork.org.uk.

CHRISTMAS FAMILY HOLIDAY CLUB

Our Family Holiday Club will run on the following dates from 10am to 4pm:

Thursday 21st December 2023

Friday 22nd December 2023

Thursday 28th December 2023

Friday 29th December 2023

Thursday 21st December and Thursday 28th December will be ‘Quiet days’ at FUN – this means that our activities will be calmer and quieter and there will be no loud music.

Once again, we will be operating a booking system for our Family Holiday club. Members will be able to request session dates from 11am on Friday 24th November 2023

How to request your dates:

From 11am on Friday 24th November 2023 you can request places at our Christmas Holiday Clubs by using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VL2PXP2

Alternatively, you can contact the office to request your places by calling 01582 420800. Please be aware that our phone lines can get very busy, so please use the above link wherever possible.

Once your request for places has been submitted, you will then receive an email to confirm that you are booked onto the session(s) within 48 hours.

Our Christmas Holiday Club will again be FREE of charge for all of our members, so there will be no need to make payment when you request your places.

Every child/young person attending the Holiday Club will again be offered a FREE lunch whilst they are at the club. Please note that free lunches will only be available until 2.00 pm

There will be no restriction on the number of Holiday Club sessions that you can request, and we will be offering places for up to 70 children/young people at each session, plus their parents and carers.

Please also note that from December we will be making some changes to the menu in our Coffee Shop, and further details about this will be sent out soon. Please remember that our Coffee shop accepts cash payment only. Members are still welcome to bring their own snacks/lunches to the Club, but we request that these be eaten in the Coffee Shop as we do not allow food in other areas of the building.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at our Holiday Club over the Christmas holidays.

Please remember to pre-book your Family Holiday club sessions from 11am on Friday 24th November 2023.

** If you would like to attend a holiday club session that you do not have a booking for, please do call us on the day as we often get last minute cancellations allowing us to offer these places to other families **

** IF YOU HAVE BOOKED PLACES AT A SESSION, BUT ARE THEN UNABLE TO ATTEND, PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP TO ALLOW OTHER FAMILIES TO BE ABLE TO BENEFIT FROM ATTENDING THE HOLIDAY CLUB **