Activities, events and things to do (SEND)

Find activities and opportunities for children and young people to play, socialise, make friends and have fun. 

There are loads of SEND and inclusive activities in the local area. If an organisation or service has registered with us, you will find them on the listing.

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Watch this brilliant video where we meet young people who attend activities they have found on the Local Offer, and learn what they think of them. Meet Josh who loves swimming at DASH Swimming Club, Ethan at Chiltern Music Therapy, James at Marlow Inclusive Football Club, and more! 

Video of young peoples' activities on the Local Offer


Short breaks are provided to give:

  • Time away from the family for the child or young person, giving them the opportunity for independence, to have fun with their peers, make new friends and have new experiences.
  • Parents and families a necessary and valuable break from caring responsibilities.
  • Some short breaks provide families with opportunities to take part in activities/trips together.
  • Buckinghamshire Short Breaks Services Statement (pdf 543 kB)

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There are various local and national schemes and charities which can help save money if your child has an additional or special need.  

Merlin's Magic Wand arrange magical days out at Merlin Entertainments attractions, such as LEGOLAND Resort® theme parks, SEA LIFE Centres and Madame Tussauds. They welcome applications on behalf of children aged 2-18 with a confirmed serious illness/long term illness, disability or disadvantage, who would benefit from a day out at a Merlin attraction.

CEA Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.

Max Card is a national, local authority-commissioned discount initiative for looked after children and children with additional needs aged 0-19 years. The scheme enables families to visit hundreds of attractions across the UK at a free or discounted rate. Sign up to our PinPoint Register and receive a card for free!