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Poole Short Breaks for Children and Young People with SEND

Why come to Poole Short Breaks 

We have different activities to choose from such as arts and crafts, activity days (on the beach in the summer!), swimming, archery, gym & trampolining, watersports etc. 

You can have a say about the sort of activities you would like to do in the future. 

Who to contact for further information  

Contact the Short Breaks team on: 01202 714700, email:, or, email Angela Bowran, Short Breaks/Sessional Work Lead:  
Poole Short Breaks also provides funding for other organisations to provide activities for Poole children and young people. See the Short Breaks leaflet under 'downloads' for more information. 

Term time activities  

Some activities are provided during term time: 
Fortnightly soft play sessions at Lemur Landings (Tower Park) between 6.15pm and 8.15pm. This is a family session which you can access with your brothers and sisters. However you must be accompanied by an adult.  Contact us for further information about obtaining a membership card for this session. 
A weekly family swim session at Montacute School Pool from 10.00 am until 12 noon. You must be accompanied by an adult. Email for further information about how to purchase vouchers and book sessions. 

Holiday activities  

A variety of fun activities are held during the school holidays, including  gym and trampolining sessions for 0-8’s and activities for children and young people aged 8-19.  These are held at different youth centres/venues depending upon the activity.

Activity Listings

Click here for Short Breaks Listings

10 year celebration  

Poole has just celebrated 10 years of offering short breaks to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Despite Government cuts we have continued to develop our Short Breaks holiday programme and to commission short breaks delivered by other providers.  We know this support is valued by families and gives children and young people the opportunity to enjoy different experiences, make friends and develop their skills.