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Discover a host of leisure activities, clubs and specialist support groups dedicated to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Clubs and Groups

We Love Carers Play Groups

We Love Carers is a charity run organisation providing support, advice, information, and signposting to unpaid carers. We also run clubs for children with SEND and their siblings. We run our sessions by a membership basis so if you would like to attend one of our sessions please contact us via hello@welovecarers.org.

Sunday CHAOS! at Scallywags (Brierley Hill) Sunday CHAOS! is a specially designed session for those with additional needs and disabilities held usually on the last Sunday of the month at Scallywags (Brierley Hill) between 9.00am-10.45am. This is for the whole family to enjoy, not just children with disabilities.
Little CHAOS! at Scallywags (Brierley Hill) Little CHAOS! is held on a Wednesday 9.30am-11.30am. at Scallywags (Brierley Hill). It is an opportunity for you to have a coffee and a chat whilst the children play in a safe environment, however if the children are at school please do feel free to come along for a chat.
Total CHAOS! Total CHAOS! takes place every Saturday at the Queens Cross Network (Dudley) 10am-12pm. These sessions are designed for children aged 5-15 who don't need 1:1 support. Siblings are also welcome. Parents do not stop and are encouraged to have some respite during this time. There is a charge of £5 per session.
Complete CHAOS! Complete CHAOS! is a project that takes place during the summer holidays for 3 weeks for children aged 4-19 with profound, and multiple disabilities, and complex needs requiring 1:1 support. There is a charge of £25 for the day.
Holiday CHAOS! Holiday CHAOS! is a project that takes place during the summer holidays for 2 weeks for children who usually attend Total CHAOS! on a Saturday. There is a charge of £20 for the day.
Extreme CHAOS! Extreme CHAOS! is a club for children aged 13-25, and is designed to teach life skills, and new hobbies. There is also a tuck shop available and fun workshops to take part in. The club takes place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. There is a £5 charge per session.
Dudley Inclusive Activities Dudley Inclusive Activities take place on a Thursday evening for young people aged 14+ years to take part in sports activities. There is a charge of £5 per session. Contact us at info@dudleyinclusiveactivities.org.
Forum Coffee Mornings At least once a month we hold coffee mornings for members at the social enterprise coffee shop at Gather in Dudley. We also hold consultation meetings when matters arise to discuss feedback relating to your issues.

Voices for Choice

Dudley Voices for Choice are a charity led organisation that encourage and supports members with learning disabilities or autism to be become more confident and empower them to speak up for themselves. We also employ individuals with learning disabilities or autism, visit our website to find out more and get involved.

Sycamore Adventure

Sycamore Adventure is an exciting adventure playground designed with the freedom for children to play in mind. This indoor and outdoor centre boasts swings and slides, trampolines, and tree houses, a forest, and a barn complete with soft play, a sensory room, and a large play hall for those rainy days.

We also provide quieter sessions for children and young people with their family members who need additional support.

Specialist Education Services (SES)

Specialist Education Services (SES) work with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). They provide schools and parents with training, advice and support in order to help children and young people to improve their educational needs, while supporting their social and emotional wellbeing.

Performing Arts

Dudley Performing Arts (DPA) work in partnership with schools and colleges to ensure the best possible opportunities for children and young people by helping students to develop skills and encouraging them to engage in positive artistic activities.

Kids Orchard- Respite and Short Breaks

The Kids Orchard Centre is suitable for children and young people aged 0-25 and provide a flexible support package to suit the needs of the individual and their family. Their services include respite, short breaks and sitting services, advice and support on personal care and life skills, and they also encourage leisure and social opportunities within the council.

Cinemas in the Dudley borough provide friendly screenings for people with SEND and disabilities.

  • ODEON hosts cinema screenings every month suitable for children and people with autism and SEND. For more information please visit ODEON.
  • Showcase present Autism Friendly screenings in partnership with not-for-profit support provider, Dimensions. For more information please visit Showcase.
  • Sunday mornings throughout the month there are a number of other cinemas showing autism friendly screenings in partnership with Dimensions.

Dudley Youth Service

The Dudley Youth Service helps to build positive relationships with young people aged up to 25, and gives the opportunity to develop personal and social skills through a number of voluntary awards. Find out more about our local Youth Service and Youth Council.

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