Leisure & Activities

Halton Short Breaks

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Recruitment Sessions Feb '24

Children and young people activity posters 

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Friday Night Youth Club Upton Community Centre 11-19 years

Free for children and young people aged 11 to 19 years – no booking required – SEND Friendly

Amplify @The Studio

FREE Music sessions at The Studio in Widnes, for young people age 16-25 booking is essential see poster for details

PFC Activity Hub

Activity Hub for young people with SEND, age 11-17, aimed at young people with suspected SEN/ Learning difficulty/ Anxiety/ ADHD/ ASD etc. with or without formal diagnosis, therefore receiving no funded support such as Activity payment card.

Parent/carers can direct book see flyer for details

LGBTQ Youth Group for young people 11-19yrs - Glow at The Studio

The group offers young people aged 11 to 19 years with the opportunity to socialise and take part in positive activities.

Kops n Kids Football Sessions

For children and young people aged 8-16 years, no booking required just turn up


Sportworks Kingsway 1-1 Swimming Lessons

Parents/carers can book direct with the provider for children with SEND aged 4-11 years, this activity is part of Halton Short Breaks offer

Sportworks Beechwood Swim & Play sessions

Parents/carers can book direct with the provider for children and young people with SEND aged 4-16 years, this activity is part of Halton Short Breaks offer

5-a-side Football for adults aged 17+ with a disability/SEND

Learn new skills, make friends, get active and build confidence in a social setting, complete beginners welcome.

Parents, carers & family activity posters

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Local support groups for children, young people, parents and carers

Parent and Carer Groups

Halton SEND Parents Carer Forum logoHalton SEND Parent Carers Forum (HSPCF)









ADDvanced Solutions Community Network




Deafness Resource Centre



Deafness Support Network



If you would like to register with Halton Carers’ Centre, complete the online form using the following links:

Sports, Groups and Places to Go

Halton’s MAX Card Scheme

The Max Card is a discount card for families of disabled children that can be used at various leisure and holiday activities across Britain. The scheme is designed to help families save money on great days out at castles, zoos, bowling alleys and more.

Halton has registered with this national scheme in the hope that some activities may be more affordable for families.

Please see the website for further details My Max Card

September 2021 update

Unfortunately due to reasons beyond our control Halton Borough Council are unable to distribute MAX CARDS at this time.  As soon as we receive an update from My Max Card and we are able to distribute the cards again we will update the Local Offer and send information out in the DCS Newsletter.

We apologise for the inconvenience.  For more details, please see Halton’s Max Card Scheme flyer – updated September 2021

Disability Record Registration
All Local Authorities are required by the Children Act 1989 to hold a record of disabled children and young people. The record is a list of children and young people in Halton (0-25 years) who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and who receive, or may one day need to use the services from health, social services, education or the third sector (voluntary organisations).

Registering your child on the Halton Children’s Disability Record helps us identify and plan for the needs of children and young people with disabilities, their parents and carers. Registration is voluntary and is not linked to or a requirement of receiving social care services, which are assessed separately.

For more information please see the policy for details Record of Children with Disabilities Policy

How to register?

To register your child, please complete the Halton Children’s Disability Record  – Registration Form

Please email your Registration Form to admin-organisation&provision@halton.gov.uk


AccessAble (the new name for DisabledGo)
AccessAble for Runcorn and Widnes –  provide access guides to raise awareness of venues/public spaces that are locally accessible e.g. shops, restaurants, leisure centres, parks
Halton Borough Council’s Youth Service

The following support and services are now available:

  • Dedicated Youth Support and Treatment via the Council’s Early Help and Intervention team for young people needing 1-1 support for substance misuse any other risk taking behaviour.  Contact iCART on 0151 907 8305 opening hours are Monday-Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4pm
    • If you have an urgent (safeguarding) concern outside these hours, please call the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0345 0500148
  • The Council and Vibe support Halton Youth Cabinet and the Youth Parliament ensuring they can still meet and represent their members and the young people of Halton
  • Loose at the Studio in Widnes provide support for our LGBTQI group for young people
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards programme continues to be available in Halton through registered local schools and settings
  • Local organisations can apply for a small grant of £2,000 to provide innovative activities and work with young people in our local communities
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