Play Schemes (5 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:  12 - 18 years, and 5-11 years. 


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


Saturdays and school holidays. Schemes run 9.30am to 3.30pm (6 hours).


Dates will be published 12 months in advance.
Download our current playscheme dates for April 2022-March 2023:

5-11 year old play scheme dates

12-18 year old play scheme dates


Cost and Booking

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.

Learn more about our Short Breaks at The Hamlet Children's Centre by downloading our prospectus. Click 




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