What’s On – for Children and Young People with Additional Needs

News Things To Do | by | 11th Feb 2016

If your child has an additional need or disability and you’re looking for things to do, we’ve found some great stuff across Wales from film screenings to swimming lessons and free family holidays.

Take a look at what’s on and if you have any other activity suggestions we haven’t mentioned, let us know!

Film screenings for children with additional needs across Wales - Photo credit: Anthony Maheux / Flickr

Film Screenings  

  • Autism Friendly Screenings – On Sunday mornings throughout the month, there are relaxed cinema screenings at Odeon, Vue, Showcase and Cineworld cinemas in Bridgend, Cardiff, Carmarthen, Cwmbran, Llanelli, Merthyr, Newport, Rhyl, Llandudno and Swansea.
  • MediCinema, Newport – Film screenings  for families of young people with a disability or developmental difficulty.  Saturdays at 10.30am and Tuesdays at 6.30pm. To check if your child is eligible, email MediCinema.ABB@Wales.nhs.uk


Sports clubs and activities for children and young people with additional needs in Wales



Beach holidays and activities for children with additional needs in Wales

Holidays – clubs, activities and family holidays

  • C-Saw – School Holiday Club, North Wales – for 8-16 year olds with ASD – Autism  Spectrum Disorder
  • Camp Whizz-kids – Llandudno, 26-28 February 2016 – FREE residential life skills camp for young wheelchair users aged 14-25.
  • Holiday home in Pembrokeshire – Cerebra can offer a free holiday for families with children with brain conditions. You need to book well in advance!
  • Grants for family holidays – Family Fund provide grants to help children with disabilities and their families pay for holidays.  They partner with disability travel providers to arrange holidays and travel.
  • Vision 21 ‘School Holiday Project’ – free creative placements in Cardiff for 14-18 year olds with learning difficulties. Activities include drawing, theatre, music, story-telling, photography and lots more.


Wheelchair accessible days out across Wales

Wheelchair accessible days out

Wheelchair-friendly places and attractions – from accessible beaches to castles, coastal paths, museums and stadium tours.


Autism spectrum disorder youth groups across Wales

Autism Spectrum Disorder youth groups

Do you know of other activities and sessions near you?  Please let us know so we can help other families find out what’s on. Contact Us!

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