Looking for some new activity ideas to keep your family busy over the May half-term?

Look no further, as we’ve rounded up a few options for families with children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to enjoy together!

Whether its frolicking with the farm animals or jumping back in time to admire the South’s history, there are many ways for families who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to have a fun filled day!

While many of the local venues have safely reopened with new measures in place, it’s best to check directly with the provider, venue or organisation to make sure they are still able to offer the half-term activity for you and your family.

For up-to-date information on activity resources and ideas, follow our ISEND Facebook page at @ISENDEastSussex and our @eastsussexigo page.

Five activity ideas for SEND families

Middle Farm in Lewes – Hang with the lambs and the chicks

Enjoy a fun day out while you say hello to the lambs, chicks, pigs, and llamas, too! You can enjoy a sunny day with a picnic and enjoy the outdoor play areas. Book ahead online on the Middle Farm website.

View Middle Farm’s i-go offer for cardholders.

Amberley Museum in Arundel – Take a trip to the past

Travel a little further afield to travel back in time with more than 40 exhibits to discover the South’s working past! Enjoy the museum’s different areas which are set in 36-acres in the South Downs National Park or ride the train which is also wheelchair accessible! Book ahead online on Amberley Museum’s website.

View Amberley Museum’s i-go offer for cardholders

Cherry Spring Studio in Horam – Become an artist for the day

Channel your inner Picasso at Cherry Spring Studio, which offers various art workshops for children from age 5 to adulthood. Children, young people and adults can enjoy an art session where they can also explore and express themselves. Find out more on the Cherry Spring Studio website.

View Cherry Spring Studio’s i-go offer for cardholders.

Urban Jump Trampoline Park in Heathfield – Shake off the rainy-day wiggles

On bad weather days, get out those rainy-day wiggles or have an active afternoon with a trip to Urban Jump Trampoline Park in Heathfield. The trampoline park has safely reopened and has a range of fun areas to bounce and play on, find out more on how to book a visit on the Urban Jump Trampoline Park website.

View the Urban Jump Trampoline Park’s i-go offer for cardholders.

The Observatory Science Centre in Hailsham – A night with the stars

Take a trip to the Observatory Science Centre to spend an evening stargazing or have a hands-on day with science! The Observatory has a café, indoor and outdoor exhibits to enjoy. For more information on booking, visit The Observatory Science Centre website.

View the Observatory Science Centre’s i-go offer for cardholders.


Make sure to keep an eye out on our Facebook pages @ISENDEastSussex and our @eastsussexigo page for more resources, ideas and support.

Check out tips and advice from National Autistic Society on wearing a face covering or mask.

Learn more about who is exempt from face coverings and download a free badge or check out Hidden Disabilities for a sunflower lanyard.


By Danielle Quijada