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The Green Patch - Non-Residential Short Breaks, Kettering and Corby

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The Green Patch is a Kettering-based outdoor space for the local community. It hosts non-residential short breaks for children (aged 8-17) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or mild to moderate learning disabilities (MMLD).

Children are invited along to look after the animals, cook, grow, enjoy outdoor play and pond dipping, take part in scavenger and nature hunts, enjoy imaginative play – and much more. The Green Patch shares its site with its resident cat (Basil), plus chickens, ducks, and rabbits, all of whom play a big part in all the sessions.

The following slots open for bookings in 2023:

Kettering Term-Time ClubsWednesdays: 3.30pm-5.30pm (£4 per session)Saturdays: 9.30am-12.30pm (£7 per session)Saturdays: 1.30pm-4.30pm (£7 per session)

Kettering School Holiday ClubsMondays: 10am-3pm (£15 per session)Wednesdays: 10am-3pm (£15 per session)

Corby Term-Time After-School Club (St. Ninian's Church) Thursdays: 3.30pm-5.30pm (£4 per session)

Register your interest by calling Groundwork on 07703 720652 or by emailing [email protected]. They will respond to your enquiry and discuss your child's requirements.

The Green Patch is run by Groundwork Northamptonshire, contracted by Northamptonshire Children's Trust, and sub-contracted by Action for Children.

Groundwork Northamptonshire is a registered charity (no. 1114205).

  • Corby Area
  • Kettering Area
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
Age range
Suitable for ages from 8 years to 17 years
Referral route
Self Referral
For people with
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Learning Disabilities
Eligibility criteria
  • Age Range - School
  • Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Provider category
Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support


Valley Walk
NN16 0LU
United Kingdom


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Last updated 22 March 2024