Things to See & Do

Five spring holiday activity ideas for SEND families

Written by Danielle Quijada


Spring holiday is just days away, so we’ve gathered some great options for families with children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to enjoy together.

Whether it’s an all-inclusive cycling session or a show for the whole family, we’ve got you covered!

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


Horsham Wheels For ALL in Horsham – cycle in the sun

Choose from more than 25 different adapted bikes for a cycle in the sun this spring. Horsham Wheels For ALL has a varied specialist bike list to choose from to enable everyone to have a chance to get active. Find out more about the all-inclusive cycling on the Horsham Wheels for ALL website.

View the Horsham Wheels for ALL offer for i-go cardholders and get a free session for parents, carers and siblings.


Easter Extravaganza in Hailsham – enjoy an Alice In Wonderland-themed adventure

Take a trip to a big-top tent show for Alice In Wonderland – complete with face-painting, a bouncy castle, candy floss and more! Acting Moon Events is hosting a musical show for the spring holidays, and it’s full of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Find out more about the Easter Extravaganza from the Acting Moon Events website.

View the Acting Moon Events Easter Extravaganza offer for i-go cardholders and get a discounted rate off ticket prices.


Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway in Eastbourne – let off steam for spring

Ride a miniature locomotive around the beautiful country park in Eastbourne, enjoy a picnic by the lake or let children and young people “let off steam” in the adventure playground. The adventure park reopens from April 2nd and sessions can be booked online. Find out more on The Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway website.

View The Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway offer for cardholders and find out more about their accessibility features.


Tilgate Nature Centre in Crawley – visit the home to more than 500 animals

Grab those binoculars and take a trip to Tilgate Nature Centre, where more than 500 animals live. These include wallabies, meerkats, alpacas and more. You can also visit the Walled Garden Community Café for breakfast, lunch and ‘light bites’ to complete a fun-filled day out. Find out more on the Tilgate Nature Centre website.

View The Tilgate Nature Centre offer and Walled Garden Community Café offer for i-go cardholders to get discounted prices and free entry for carers. You can also find out more about their accessibility features.


Go Ape locally or nationwide – adventure into the treetops

Channel your adventurous side at a Go Ape Centre locally, or at another one of their 35 sites across the United Kingdom. Have an adventure-filled day with one of their various activities, such as tree-to-tree crossings, zip lines, or a forest Segway. For more information on booking or activities, visit the GoApe website.

View the Go Ape offer for i-go cardholders and find out more about their accessibility features.

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




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