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Struggling to find exciting ways to entertain the kids at the weekend? If the answer is yes, Caudwell Children has the perfect solution for you!

Caudwell Children in partnership with Staffordshire County Council’s Aiming High programme, run Short Breaks activity sessions during weekends for children and young people aged 8-18 living in Staffordshire (excludes Stoke on Trent), who have a registered disability. Children or young people who are on the autism pathway will also be eligible to attend.

These sessions are a fantastic way for your child to have fun, make new friends and build confidence in a safe and welcoming environment.

Your child will have freedom to try different activities and find new interests while providing you with vital respite so you can go shopping, catch up with friends or take some well-deserved “you” time.

During our Staffordshire Short Breaks sessions, children will also be able to take part in ASDAN modules. These modules provide your child with meaningful skills that they can use in their everyday life.

ASDAN modules are developed specifically for learners with a wide range of learning needs and abilities that will prepare them for later life.

Booking Information

To secure your child’s Short Breaks place, please call 0300 111 8007, select option 2, then option 3.

Once you have booked, you will be contacted by a member of the Caudwell Children team to complete an initial assessment on your child’s needs, this will take around 10-15 minutes.

If you would like to see the dates of each session or venue information, please click on the ‘Find out more’ button below.

If you would like more information, please email

Book your place

Before you attend your first Short Break

What to expect when you sign up through Aiming High to receive support from us.

1) We will contact you to complete an initial assessment to check that we have a good understanding of your child’s needs. We will ask you for a copy of your child’s EHC Plan as well so that we can see how we can support your child to achieve their outcomes.

We will ask you for information about things that are really important to your child and what best support looks like and we will develop a short one page profile with you that we will be able to share with our staff and volunteers. This will ensure that your child is receiving a person centred approach to their support whilst they are at the short break.

2) We will contact you after 6 months and review the information we have about your child and we will check to see if we are helping your child to meet their outcomes.

3) After 12 months, we will do a more detailed review with you to see how the last 12 months have gone and we will work with you and your child to develop new outcomes or continue to work on the same ones.

Weekend Activities

Tamworth: St Peters Church, Hawksworth, Tamworth, Staffs, B77 2HH

Burton: Queen Street Community Centre, Queen Street, Burton on Trent, DE14 3LW

Cannock: Cheslyn Hay Village Hall, Pinfold Lane, Cheslyn Hay, Nr. Cannock, WS6 7HP

Stafford: Brocton Village Hall, Oldacre Lane, Brocton, Stafford, ST17 0TW

Newcastle: Caudwell International Children’s Centre, Innovation Way, Keele Science & Innovation Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 5NT

Lichfield: Whittington Village Hall, 4-6 Langton Crescent, Whittington, Lichfield, WS14 9LR

Moorlands: Westwood First School, Westwood Road, Leek, Staffs, ST13 8DL

For the dates of the sessions each month. Please see Staffordshire Connects.

To book on please phone 0300 111 8007 (Option 2 and then Option 3)


Who delivers the clubs?

Our trained team of Caudwell Children staff and volunteers facilitate short break activities across Staffordshire.

How long do the clubs last?

The length of our Short Breaks activity clubs can vary, but usually they last about 3 hours.

Which days are the sessions held?

Short Breaks Activity Clubs are held on Saturday/Sunday mornings and afternoons.

Where do I sign up?

You can sign up to a Short Breaks session by completing a register your interest form or calling  0300 111 8007 (Option 2 and 3).


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