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SEND Leisure and social opportunities


Universal activities


There are lots of activities, groups and events that take place across Trafford and the surrounding areas. These are often called mainstream or universal activities.

Depending on you or your child’s requirements, many universal activities could be suitable. On each listing, we aim to include as much accessibility information as possible to help you choose one that is right for you and your child. You should always contact an activity before you go to make sure they can accomodate you or your child's needs. 

Specialist activities

Some activities are designed for children and young people who may not be able to access every activity because of an additional need. These are often called specialist activities.

Whether you are looking for parent and toddler groups, specialist play sessions, holiday activities, sensory play areas, toy libraries or adapted leisure and cultural activities - you can find them here all on our Things to do - Trafford's SEND Local Offer

Short breaks

Short breaks may also available for children and young people with complex and additional needs. These are designed to give carers a break from caring responsibilities, whilst giving your child access to leisure and social opportunities in a supportive environment. Read more in Short breaks advice and guidance page.

Share what you know!

We know parents and families are often a great source of information. You can help other families by sharing what you know. Do you know of any groups or activities that you, or your child, enjoyed and could access?

Feedback to us here!

Why not leave a review for other people to read! On each listing there is an option to leave a review, rating or let others know if you found their review helpful with a like or comment. You can choose to leave a name or leave your comments anonymously.

All reviews and comments are moderated before they appear on the site. If an issue is raised via a review or comment we will make the provider of the activity aware of the content. This way, you can have a positive influence on what goes on in Trafford through identifying good services or service improvements.

If there is a group or activity you know of that is not on our directory, please contact us and we will look into it!

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