Short Breaks Activity Days

During the May Half Term school holiday Essex Outdoors have inclusive activity days at Danbury and on the Chelmer Navigation. Places have been subsidised with funding from Action for Children through the Short Breaks for Disabled Children (SBDC) programme.

When are they happening?

Bradwell - 01621 776256 -
Tuesday 28 May - Canoe Day on the Chelmer Navigation from Paper Mill Lock, Little Baddow. Enjoy a day paddling along this tranquil waterway. Canoes will be rafted to ensure stability.

Danbury - 01245 223342 -
Tuesday 28 May - Activity Day including Archery, Aerial Trekking, Low Ropes and Zip Wire

Please note: while every effort is made to deliver the activities above they are subject to change due to the ability of those booked on the days. Likewise if have specific requirements for your child, please get in touch as we have a range of activities on offer.

Who are they for?
These opportunities are for children and young people aged 8 to 18 with a diagnosed disability attending with a supporter. Supporters can participate in these exciting opportunities whilst continuing to provide the usual high levels of care and support.

Those eligible should be registered with the Short Breaks Team at Essex County Council. The child's passport number will need to be provided at the time of booking. To register visit Short Breaks at Essex County Council.

Places can also be booked for a non-disabled sibling or friends aged 8 to 18.

The centres will try to accommodate all disabilities based on the information provided at time of booking.

Where are we eating?
Participants will need to provide a packed lunch to eat in our dining room or elsewhere during the day.

What should we bring?
Full details will be provided at the time of booking.

How much does it cost?

Child with a disability registered with Short Breaks Essex: £15
Supporters are free
Non-disabled siblings and friends: £30 (standard school holiday activity day price).

How do I book?
Please contact the appropriate centre.

If you have any questions please contact the appropriate centre or email

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