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Activities and leisure - Local Offer

Youth clubs for young people with special educational needs

Action for Children

These clubs were commissioned by the council as part of the Short Breaks offer for children and young people with special educational needs.

For all Action for Children enquiries including to find your local youth club, call 01604 752553 or email [email protected].

Autism East Midlands

Activities include:

  • youth and holiday clubs for those aged between 8 and 18 years - clubs are held throughout the year and look out for the online youth clubs too
  • weekend youth clubs
  • trips planned across the year for those aged between 8 and 21 years

Autism East Midlands run a Family Hub group for children aged 12 and under to attend with their families. This is on the first Monday of each month from 4pm to 7pm. No booking is required and the whole family can attend.

Venue: Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, High Street, Kingsthorpe, Northampton

Email: [email protected]

Deafconnect - for young people with a hearing impairment

Deafconnect run 2 youth groups twice a month at Spencer Dallington Community Centre - one junior club and one senior club. If the young person feels more comfortable at the junior or senior club, the age ranges are flexible.

Clubs cost £2 per person which includes food (pizza, chicken nuggets, chips). There is also a tuck shop to buy sweets.

Each session has a variety of toys, games and activities to make it a valuable time mixing with deaf peers. You are welcome to stay with your child if they are feeling a bit shy.

  • Juniors (age 4 to 10) - 4pm to 6pm
  • Seniors (age 11 to 18) - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Venue: Spencer Dallington Community Centre, Tintern Avenue, Northampton, NN5 7BZ

Please sign up on BAND or email [email protected] to let her know you are coming.


Sport4Fitness provide activities at their site in Fernie Fields including a biweekly youth club on Sundays from 2:30pm to 3:30pm for 11 to 18 year olds at £5 per person.

They have a gardening club for the whole family on Wednesdays from 4pm to 7pm and Fridays from 11:15am to 12:15pm at £2.50 for one child, £5 for 2 or more children and all adults free.

Find out more on the Sport4Fitness website.

The Cube Disability Kids

Performing arts sessions for children with a disability and their siblings.

  • Saturday mornings - 11:15am to 12:15pm

To book a place, email [email protected].

Y Not Arts - Dance and drama (Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts)

This club is at Northampton School For Girls, Spinney Hill Road, Northampton in term-time. This is a fun and relaxed environment for the students (and staff) to take part in dance and drama. There is an end of year performance.

For 9 to 25 year olds.

  • Times: Saturdays from 9:15am to 10:45am and 11am to 12:30pm

For more details, email [email protected].

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Last updated 15 August 2023