Organisations in Bristol that offer targeted short break services

Organisations in Bristol that offer targeted short break services

Organisations who offer targeted short break services for children and young people with SEND and the type of break they offer

Visit short breaks in the community to find out about the latest updates from Bristol Short Breaks providers.

The organisations we work with all provide targeted short breaks for carers and activities for disabled children and young people. 


WECIL lead a service called Out and About, which includes:

  • WECIL youth clubs: for young people aged 13 to 18, regular sessions across the city including Saturday’s
  • WECIL transitions group: for young people aged 19 to 25 to help them with independent living skills
  • WECIL stay and play sessions: for children aged 5 to 12 and drop off play sessions for children aged 8 to 12, these are both usually on a Saturday
  • Time2Share @ Wecil:  a befriending service, day trips, family trips and meet up groups
  • KHAAS: work with BME children aged 5 to 19, who have Saturday clubs and days out during the holidays
  • National Autistic Society: hold regular out of school clubs for autistic children and young people, aged 8 to 12 and 13 to 18
  • Sense: hold regular sessions for children and young people aged 5 to 18 with sensory impairments

For information about these services see the Out and About leaflet

Action for Children 

Action for Children offer regular short residential holidays for children and young people with a low level of need to those with the highest level.


Bristol Parent Carers 

Bristol Parent Carers have a family transport scheme that offers free or subsidised transport for children and young people when travelling with their parents or carers to a short break or day out.

Holiday activities for children with autism 

FACE and the Bristol Autism Project offer inclusive family activities for children with autism during school holidays.

The Inclusion service 

The Inclusion Service in the Disabled Children’s Service  work with any organisations that provide short breaks for parents and carers and disabled young people to support play and leisure activities.

The Inclusion Service can help if your child needs:

  • support accessing a service 
  • additional support 
  • advice  

Contact the Inclusion Service