Short Breaks for Disabled Children

Essex Outdoors are committed to ensuring that children and young people with disabilities achieve as much as possible from their chosen short break opportunities.

Through the Essex Short Breaks for Disabled Children programme we are offering:

Activity Days
Sailing Days
Canoe Days on the Chelmer and Blackwater Canal
Mersea Island Festival - day places
ABC Club - Harlow
One Night Breaks

For a full list of the opportunities available and prices please see our calendar - available below,

For details of the accessible facilities available at the centres please click here.

Parents will be asked to complete a Short Breaks Registration Form for their child with a disability. This is a one-off form, details from which will be available across the Essex Outdoors centres. 

The opportunities are available to those with a diagnosed disability aged from 8 to 18 and living within the administrative boundaries of Essex County Council. Places are also available for a sibling or friend aged 8 to 19.

Activities may include Archery, Aerial Runway, Canoeing, Caving, Climbing, High Ropes, Sailing, Quad Bikes and more!

All the activities and instructors will be provided by Essex Outdoors, as well as accommodation and food for the overnight stays. Participants for the Activity Days will need to provide their own lunch.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, have any queries, or would like to be kept informed of any developments in our work for those with disabilities please contact us


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