Short Breaks

Overnight Adventures

Our “Overnight Adventures” offer a service for children with complex needs and their siblings to stay overnight at our play centre in Fortune Green.

Sessions provide parents with 24 hours of respite over the course of a weekend, and offer their children the chance to engage in exciting and adventurous sensory and natural play activities with their peers whilst staying with us.

The service is delivered by a team of highly skilled professionals with many years’ experience of working with children with disabilities, and sessions are tailor-made to suit the needs and preferences of our service users.

We work closely with parents to establish the individual needs of our users and build strong relationships in order to help them feel confident to leave their children in our care overnight. For many of the children accessing the service, it is the first time they have spent the night away from home and family, so we also offer “taster sessions” so that families can meet the staff on-site and gain information about how the service works before committing to a full Overnight Adventure.

Natural Play

  • - Natural Play is an exciting, fully inclusive project for children of all needs and abilities.
  • - Activities include: pond-dipping, bug-hunts, tree climbing, den building, bush craft, wild art, gardening, cooking on a camp fire
  • - Several activities will be on offer each week, and children will choose which take place and which to participate in.
  • - The service will be delivered by highly skilled playworkers. Workers will ensure active and safe participation, supporting each child to get the most   from what’s on offer.
  • - Initial assessments will be carried out to determine the support needed for each child.
  • - The project offers children the chance to make new friends, try new things, gain a greater appreciation of nature, get active and have fun!


  • - 15 sessions per year Saturdays 12pm-5pm
  • - Dates for the year are fixed in advance – please contact us to confirm

Artist in Training

  • - Artist in Training is an exciting arts-focused weekend project.
  • - Each workshop will specialise in a user-selected medium supported by skilled workers or artists in the preferred art form.
  • - There will be additional After School Club sessions to hone and develop their skills in the medium they have learned at the Saturday workshop (optional).
  • - Activities include: Film photography/film developing, Fashion design, Canvases, Pottery, Carpentry/woodcarving, Mosaics, Glass painting and much more.
  • - Children will work with staff to curate and develop an exhibition of their work.
  • - Workshops will take place in small groups, facilitated by play workers and sessional artists skilled in delivering inclusive activities. The staff will encourage the children to develop the activities as they wish and introduce their own      creative ideas.


  • - 10 sessions per year Saturdays 12pm-5pm
  • - 30 After School Club sessions Thursdays 3.30pm-6.30pm.
  • - Dates for the year are fixed in advance – please contact us to confirm

For more information or to make a referral please contact:

Kurt Ross

Inclusive Services Manager

Tel: 020 7183 5120 (Opt 5)

Artist in Training/Natural Play Leaflet