South West Kent Holiday Activities

Do you have mild to moderate learning difficulties or physical disabilities?
Looking for fun ways to enjoy your school holiday?

Welcome to the Holiday Activities website. Applications for October Half Term 2013 are now open!

Please return completed application forms by Friday 18 October.

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October 2013 Programme [PDF]
October 2013 Application [PDF]

What's on?

Swimming at Larkfield                                            

Ages 8-18

Monday 28 Oct 10am – 2pm

Meeting at Sainsbury's Tonbridge
Lunch Provided
Cost £10

Join us for a day's swimming at the fabulous Larkfield pool. There's two exciting water slides, a lazy river, the wave machine and a relaxing Jacuzzi.

Creations Day                                                         

Ages 12-18

Tuesday 29 October 9.30am – 3pm

Where Oakley, Pembury Road
Refreshments Bring a packed lunch
Cost £10

A must if you’ve got a creative streak – we’re starting the day with a visit from Glazy Daisy to paint fantastic pottery. We’ll end up by decorating delicious cupcakes.

Adventure Day                                                                   

Ages 12-18

Wednesday 30 October 9.15am – 3.45pm

Meeting at Oakley, Pembury Road
Lunch Provided
Cost £15

Calling all adventurers – if you like the sound of assault courses, abseiling, adventure playgrounds and orienteering, our Adventure Day at the Swattenden Centre is for you!

Go Karting                                                                

Ages 13-18

Friday 1 November 9.30am – 2.30pm

Meeting at Sunrise Centre
Lunch Provided
Cost £20

If you’ve got a need for speed, join us behind the wheel! Will you beat your personal record or win the whole race?

Cost of Activities & Transport

There is a cost for each activity, which we try to make as low as possible. If you’d like to attend activities that you might struggle to afford or get to, please let us know – we’d love to help.

Payment (cheques made payable to Barnardo’s with your child's name written on the back) can be sent to:
Barnardo’s Holiday Activities
Sunrise Children’s Centre
London Road
Southborough TN4 0RJ

Are we eligible?

To be eligible for these services, the child or young person applying must have mild to moderate learning or physical disability (or difficulty) which makes it difficult for them to access mainstream services.

When allocating places, we give priority to children who have the least access to term-time and/or holiday leisure activities, playschemes and/or our own activities.  Please share full details of these activities on your application.

How to apply

If you are interested in these services, you need to complete the application form and return it to us by post or e-mail.

Contact us if you want more information or would like us to post you a blank form.

Holiday Activities Consortium

Barnardo’s is the lead agent for the consortium providing these services. The consortium includes Kent Friendz, VSU Youth in Action (part of Voluntary Action Within Kent), Carers FIRST, Little Forest Sure Start Children’s Centre and Kent Integrated Youth Services. Barnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 and SC037605. Kent Friendz Registered Charity No. 233483. Voluntary Action Within Kent Registered Charity No. 1108388 and Registered Company No. 5354482. Carers FIRST Registered Charity No. 1085430 and Registered Company No. 4144820.