Leisure & Activities

Useful Information Coronavirus COVID-19

We have put together some helpful information and support that you may find helpful during the current Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

These can be accessed on the dedicated page for Help and Information: Coronavirus COVID-19

        Active Halton information Stay Active at Home during COVID-19

Sports , Groups and Places to Go

Find out more about the Holiday Activities and Food programme

A newly launched film featuring Marcus Rashford MBE calls on parents to sign up their children to the Government’s Holiday Activity and Food Programme
Click here for more details 

Guidance – Holiday activities and food programme 2021

Halton’s Activity and Food Programme details can be found on the flyer above on this page 

Online via Zoom

Learn How To Animate With MakoCreate

This project has been moved online (via zoom) and we have put together free packs for all of the participants so they can take part at home

Programming Robotics With MakoCreate

This project has been moved online (via zoom) and we have put together free packs for all of the participants so they can take part at home

Groups Activities


Halton Short Breaks

All information, documents and details of Short Breaks available can be found on the Short Breaks page

Serial Culture Magazine produced by young people in Halton

Issue One features… Lock Up Vintage, HCR, Glowetry, Lockdown Wellbeing, Quinn- The Cycle, Bombay Bicycle Club Review and Studying Abroad with cover art from Tasha Bowden

Issue Two features…Small Business Focus, Meet Matt Plant, Living with Autism, LCR Flight One, Makefest, Nathaniel Hall and Green New Deal with cover art from Toni-Louise Carter

Activity info and more - Disabled Children Service Newsletters

Halton Borough Council’s Disabled Children Service now produce a regular Newsletter than provides really useful information for families, details of activities and much more, these are available on the Short Breaks page in the box titled Disabled Children Service Newsletters, see the link here –  Short Breaks page

Cultivate Youth Forum

We are delighted to announce the launch of Cultivate Youth Forum

The youth forum will be a subgroup of Cultivate, The Halton Cultural Education Partnership. One of the key pieces of work is to support Halton Borough as it becomes the Liverpool City Region Borough Of Culture in 2021.

What is the Cultivate Youth Forum?
The youth forum will help to support the design and delivery of cultural activities in the Halton Borough; it is anticipated that this youth forum will help to develop and deliver a cultural summer programme in 2021 as part of the Borough of Culture programme.

Who can get involved?
We are looking to recruit 12 young people aged 10-15 to come together weekly throughout December & January. Recruitment will be until the end of November. We hope for this to be in person, but we have a digital back up plan. We have funding to reimburse some travel expenses.

What will participants of this project be involved in?
Those who wish to engage with the Cultivate Youth Forum will be involved in increasing engagement with cultural activities within Halton, and helping to develop projects that introduce art and culture to young people, such as a cultural summer programme. The youth forum will aim to provide the space to explore and open opportunities for young people to participate in and promote a multitude of cultural activities across Halton and in particular, to promote the positive personal benefits of participating in such activities, such as improved health and wellbeing and inspiring creativity to name a few.

Sessions will be youth-led, and will focus around exploring the idea of culture and how it is represented across Halton, as well as working to design and develop ways of engaging young people with culture in the borough.

How can a young person get involved in the Cultivate Youth Forum?

  • More details in this briefing Cultivate Youth Forum Briefing for Organisations we can visit your children and young people to discuss this (either digitally or in person)
  • If you need any further information then please contact Hannah ([email protected]) or alternatively text 07395 793 108.
  • To find out more about the Cultivate work, please click here and the project Instagram is @cultivatehalton
From 14th July 2021 VIBE to support Halton Youth Cabinet (Halton Borough Council’s Youth Service update)

From July 14th VIBE will be the new co-ordinated and support for the Halton Youth Cabinet.

Halton Youth Cabinet will run on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, operating through alternating virtual and face to face offers. The young people will be supported by Vibe staff to take on leadership roles within the cabinet and look to address and tackle important issues in their area. Halton Youth Cabinet will work with local decision makers and listen to the voices of their constituency to ensure young people in Halton have a platform to have their voices heard. In addition to fortnightly sessions Halton Youth Cabinet will also take part in events with Youth Focus North West and the British Youth Council and run Make Your Mark which is one of the largest UK Youth Consultations and Elections for Halton’s Member of Youth Parliament.

For more information contact Helen McGorrin at [email protected]  Tel: 07867503745

Find us on socials –
Facebook – @Vibeukorg
Instagram – @Vibeukorg
Twitter – @VibeUkOrg


Halton Borough Council’s Youth Service update

Halton Borough Council in partnership with Halton Youth Cabinet, Youth Focus North West and Commonplace, recently consulted young people in Halton to find out their views about youth provision so we can launch a new look service in ate Spring 2021. An update on this will soon be available, in interim the following support and services are available:

  • To support some of the more vulnerable young people from 1st August 2020 Halton Borough Council’s Early Help and Intervention team will provide dedicated Youth Support and Treatment to these young people in a holistic family way. For any young person needing 1-1 support for substance misuse please contact iCART: The team can be contacted during the hours of 9am to 5pm from Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm on Friday, call 0151 907 8305. If you have an urgent (safeguarding) concern outside these hours, please call the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0345 0500148.
  • The Council and the Youth Focus North West will support the Youth Cabinet and the Youth Parliament from 1st August ensuring they can still continue to meet and represent their members.
  • Support has also been arranged for a number of other key groups that young people have advised are important to them including LGBTQI and Special Educational Needs.
  • With support from the NW Region Duke of Edinburgh Awards team and through our registered local schools and settings this important programme will continue to be available in Halton.
  • Finally as we know that there is a huge amount of good innovative work with young people happening within our local communities we are going to offer the opportunity for local organisations to apply for a small grant between £5,000 and £10,000 in late summer early Autumn.
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&[email protected]


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 MAX Card

The Max Card is a discount card for families of disabled children that can be used at various leisure and holiday activities across Britain