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SEND Connect East Sussex

A newsletter providing information, advice and resources that support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), and their families.

July 2023

Summer Holiday Activities and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Sessions

Are you looking for things to do this summer holiday with your family?  We’ve rounded up a few of the activities and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Sessions taking place over East Sussex.

Check them out below! ☀️


Eastbourne, Ninja Arena - SEND Sessions


Ninja Arena Eastbourne is an activity and fitness venue. You can develop and sharpen your ninja skills by climbing, balancing, jumping and swinging across different obstacles.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Sessions run on Sundays, between 5:15pm and 6:15pm.

These sessions have no music, loud announcements or flashing lights, and less people. 

Visit Ninja Arena SEN Sessions for more information and how to book.

Hailsham - Sharnfold Farm


Whether you’re looking for a family day out, or just want some great quality local produce, we’re sure you’ll love Sharnfold Farm!

Visit during the summer holidays and see if you can escape the Maize Maze. Plus there’s lots to do for young children, even if you’ve just got an hour or two - with a farm trail, play area and school holiday events (including a tractor and trailer ride).

Visit Family Days Out, Sharnfold Farm for more information.

Lewes Castle - SEND Sessions


A quiet hour exclusively for families with additional needs to explore Lewes Castle and Museum, learn about its medieval past and to have a go at a range of activities in a relaxed environment.

The sessions run every Monday, 10:00am to 11:00am, during school holidays.

There are games, crafts, dressing up, as well as sensory activities, and a trained educational team on hand for support with a range of suitable activities. All ages are welcome. 

Visit Morning Explorer at Lewes Castle - Additional Needs Sessions to find out more.

Hastings - Active Hastings


Active Hastings have a range of activities on offer over the summer holidays, including a two hour FREE fun day on 23 August 2023, between 11:00am and 3:00pm.

This will be a mix of summer themed sports and challenges at the Hollington Youth Centre in Hastings.

Visit Active Hastings Listings for more information on all of the sessions running throughout the summer! ☀️

Uckfield - Summer Holiday Camps at Sky High at Fun Abounds


Summer Holiday Camps at Sky High at Fun Abounds. Activities include gymnastics, trampolining, fun & games, foam pit fun, and lots more!

Camps will take place 9:30am to 3:30pm, on the following 2023 dates: 26 July, 2 August, 9 August, 16 August, 23 August, 30 August.

The camps are £30 a day and are suitable for children ages 5 to 14. 

For more information contact:

Visit to book your space.

Various Special Schools - Sensory Theatre Shows from Head2head Theatre

Head2Head makes theatre that is fully accessible and inclusive for all, offering immersive and multi-sensory productions that are lively and full of fun for everyone. 

Live performances are given in special schools and are inclusive, accessible and multi-sensory. Professional actors use Makaton and other communication aids.

Visit Head2Head Sensory Theatre to find out booking details and performance dates.


You can also visit our East Sussex Local Offer for more SEND information.

The East Sussex Local Offer directory lists local and online activities and events, that are specifically for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), and their families.