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Livewell Southend / SEND Local Offer

Events and Activities

This section has information about local activities for children and young people including: 

  • clubs and youth groups
  • theme parks and local places of interest 
  • places to see animals and wildlife, or take part in growing fruit, vegetables and plants
  • sensory play and activity sessions

Some activities are specifically for children and young people with SEND and others are inclusive activities for all. Please check availability and details with event organisers before attending.

You can use the Livewell Southend `what's on calendar' and the Visit Southend website for details of events and activities happening around the city.

You can also read about Southend Family Centres which provide a wide range of services and activities for families across Southend.  

Holiday activities and food programme (HAF):

HAF is a free and exciting holiday programme for children and young people aged 5 to 16 who are eligible for benefit related free school meals. The programme runs over the Easter, summer, and Christmas school holidays and is funded by the Department for Education (DfE)Find details of the Southend HAF programme here

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