Play Schemes (3 to 18 year olds)

We offer weekend and holiday play schemes throughout the year. These provide recreational, education and social opportunities, alongside high quality care, for children and young people with disabilities and complex health needs.

We believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life. We offer a secure and safe environment, both indoors and outdoors, in which children can freely explore, play and socialise through a wide range of experiences. Within this happy environment, children can grow and develop to their full potential physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. We promote positive behaviour and encourage children to respect each other and their surroundings. We recognise and value that everyone is unique and aim to ensure that they can communicate in their own way.


We run playschemes for children / young people with complex health needs and / or disabilities during school holidays and Saturdays throughout the year. Schemes are run for two age groups: our teenagers, 11-18 years, and 3-10 years. 


The Hamlet, Children's Centre, Johnson Place, Norwiich, NR2 1SJ


Saturdays and school holidays. Schemes run 9.30am to 3.30pm (6 hours) There is also the option of attending a half day (3 hour session).

Our Short Breaks Prospectus provides more detailed information about this service.

Dates will be published 12 months in advance.
Download our current playscheme dates:

3-10 year old play scheme dates

11-18 year old play scheme dates

City Break (teenagers) scheme dates

The Cost

The cost of play schemes is dependent on the level of support your child needs. Please download our Short Break Fee Structure and Fees Procedure for more information.

How to book
For more information about how to book please download and read our booking information

For more information please contact The Hamlet, Johnson Place on 01603 766566 or email

Read Lucy and Jonathan's story and find out why our Short Break Playschemes have been a real lifeline for the family.


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