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

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Valley Walk, Kettering, Northamptonshire
NN16 0LU
United Kingdom

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The Green Patch - Non-Residential Short Breaks, Kettering and Corby
01536 521555


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).

North Northamptonshire
Age range
Suitable for ages from 8 years to 17 years
Referral Route
Self Referral
Type of Service
Groups, Clubs, and Activities
Eligibility Criteria
  • Age Range - School
  • Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Provider Category
Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support
Special Needs
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Learning Disabilities

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Last updated 06 July 2023