Weekend Clubs

Our Weekend Clubs are held every Saturday and provide a nurturing and stimulating environment for children and young people up to the age of 25 who have a learning disability.

Our Weekend Clubs give children and young people the opportunity to have fun, meet and make friends and provides vital respite to families.

To enable us to give the children and young people the best experience possible, we hold three different weekend clubs according to age and need:

Small Play

Small Play is for younger children aged 5 – 12 years. We hold two half day sessions on the 2nd Saturday of each month (9.30am – 1.30pm and 2.30pm – 6pm); and we offer one full day session on the 4th Saturday of the month (9.30am – 4pm).

Our shorter sessions are mainly based at Grove Cottage and sessions are themed so that members can take part in arts and craft, baking or maybe even a visit to our local park. On the full day sessions we may visit a local soft play or visit a farm or go bowling.

Big Play

Big Play is for members aged 10-19 years with more complex needs that require 1-1 support. Big Play sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 9.30am – 1.15pm.

Big Play allows our members to socialise and interact with others and have fun going out into the local community. Members enjoy a number of sensory based activities within Grove Cottage as well as trips to local parks.

Cottage Crew

Cottage Crew is aimed at teenagers up to the age of 25 years and is held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 2.15pm – 6.15pm.

Cottage Crew is a fun and sociable club for youngsters to meet and go out and about in the community. In addition to a varied timetable of on-site activities members enjoy trips to the park, local coffee shops and cinema afternoons.

All our Weekend Clubs cost £4 per hour and payment is by invoice termly in advance. For more information on joining this club as a new starter please click here.

For existing club members who have queries please email the appropriate club leader.

Cottage Crew has helped our daughter to socialise again. She is able to enjoy meeting and going out with people other than her family, improving her independence and confidence. As a family we are able to use the time that she is at Grove Cottage to undertake some tasks that she doesn’t enjoy. The biggest benefit, however, has been seeing her happy and confident and better able to cope with change and new situations. It has undoubtedly helped her cope with the transition to a new school setting.

Grove Cottage aims to be a fully inclusive organisation and is committed to supporting people through financial hardship. We can therefore, on a case by case basis, subsidise the cost of our services. If you would like to speak to our Operations Manager confidentially about this please email om@mencapgrovecottage.org.

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