Summer holiday respite for parent carers

Summer holiday respite for parent carers

The summer holidays can be great fun. But, for some families, they can also be difficult or stressful. 

The Disabled Children’s Partnership’s national survey found that 53% of family carers say they don’t take a family holiday as a result of providing care to their disabled child and 80% have had to give up leisure time due to their caring responsibilities [source].

It is important that you, as an unpaid carer, take a break. Summer holidays can disrupt your usual routine and some clubs and groups may be closed. Below is a list of activities, clubs and groups for children over the Summer holidays. 

Please note: none of the listed activities are organised by NEWCIS and you must contact the organisers directly to book. 

Wrexham

Free swimming for under 16’s. Dates and leisure sites here.

Animal Art Workshops at Caia Park Partnership every Friday afternoon from 22nd July to 9th September. Bring out the animal in your child as they learn about the animals that share our world. Contact alex.greene@caiapark.org

Summer Holiday Tennis Camp at Wrexham Tennis Centre for ages 6 to 14. 9am-4pm. Cost: £25 per day or £85 for a week if booked in advance. For more information and to book visit the website: Wrexham Tennis Centre / Coaching / Holiday camps / Detail (lta.org.uk)

Dance at Bitesize Youth Theatre for ages 8-18 Cost £110 for the week. A week improving your skills in Jazz, Contemporary, Showdance and Musical Theatre. For more information and to book: Bitesize Summer Schools 2022

Pro-skill Soccer at Gresford Memorial Hall/Football Pitch for ages 4-12. 9:30am-3:00pm. £60 for the week. Booking essential. Contact 07732 648 043 for more information.

Family Bushcraft Experience with Woodland Classroom. Visit https://woodlandclassroom.com/events/

Fit N Fed at Brymbo Sports and Social Complex. 9am-2pm. Ages 6-16. Giving everyone the chance to keep fit and have lunch. Free. Book here: Holiday activities Brymbo — TRY SPORTS & LEISURE (trysportsleisure.com)

Wrexham Library – Magi Ann will be visiting almost every library over the summer.  The morning sessions will consist of a craft session for half an hour followed by a Story and Rhyme Time with Magi Ann.  Afternoon sessions will consist of a Story and Rhyme Time with Magi Ann and will include a colouring pack for children to take home with them. Find your local library at https://www.wrexham.gov.uk/service/your-local-library

Playwork Projects – https://www.wrexham.gov.uk/service/playwork-projects

Free family fun at Wepre Park – every Tuesday from July – August 11am – 3pm. No booking required. Contact 01978 757524 or luisa.citra@groundworknorthwales.org.uk 

School uniform and equipment grant (Pupil Development Grant) – The Welsh Government funded Pupil Development Grant is available to help towards the costs of a child’s school uniform and equipment, for those on a low income. Apply online at https://www.wrexham.gov.uk/service/pupil-development-grant-pdg

Flintshire

Family bowling (Flint), Greenfield Valley family fun day, Colomendy family fun day, Wepre park family fun day and more with Flintshire Families Disability Service. Contact Nicola.colley@actionforchildren.org.uk or call or text on 07809595432.

Family activities at Ty Calon – Family circuits, toddler sports, parent and toddler group, family dance aerobics and much more! More information here.

Aura Wales – Summer of Fun Timetable

Turn Up & Play at Ty Calon. Ages 5 -11. Football every Monday. Rugby every Wednesday. Contact admin@deesidecommunitytrust.co.uk 01244 445382.

Playscheme – Parents and carers will be able to register online from 1 July. Pre-registration is essential for all site locations. For ages 5 – 12. Once registration is complete you will receive and email of confirmation that will include further details. Register online at https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Schools/Flintshire-Summer-Playscheme.aspx

School uniform and equipment grant (Pupil Development Grant) – The Welsh Government funded Pupil Development Grant is available to help towards the costs of a child’s school uniform and equipment, for those on a low income. Apply online at https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Council-Tax-and-Benefits-and-Grants/Free-School-Meals-and-Uniform-Grants.aspx

Denbighshire

Summer of Fun – will run from 1st July until 30th September and provide a range of free leisure, recreational, sporting and cultural activities for children and young people aged 0-25 to help support their social, emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. Visit https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/leisure-and-tourism/summer-of-fun-2022/summer-of-fun.aspx 

School uniform and equipment grant (Pupil Development Grant) – If your child attends a school in Denbighshire and you receive a qualifying benefit, you may be entitled to a grant towards the cost of school uniform, computers, equipment and more. More information can be found at https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/education-and-schools/grants-and-funding/school-uniform-grant.aspx
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