Families in Haringey can access KIDS Short Breaks via their direct payment, private funding or managed budget. 

Short Breaks can relieve the strain on families and reduce stress on parents, whilst giving a child or young person an opportunity to explore new interests and develop independence. 

Short Breaks can take place at either our Hackney or Islington Playground,  or out in the community via our outreach service.  All activities  are designed in consultation with families and enable the child or young person to enjoy new experiences, meet new people as well as make friends.


How does the service work?

Children and young people can access after school, weekend and  holiday play scheme clubs at our Hackney or Islington Adventure Playgrounds. Supported by qualified and trained staff, we aim to provide children using the playground with equal access to all activities. Activities may include inside and outside play, arts and crafts, cooking and gardening. All Children or young people will be required to attend the playground to register prior to attending. 


Please see Hackney Adventure Playground or Hayward Adventure Playground for more information and opening hours. 


Alternatively  KIDS  specialist outreach workers take the child or young person out into a community setting, such as to the cinema, bowling or to the local swimming pool. This enables them to have a positive experience , gain new skills and  have fun whilst giving their families a break from their caring responsibilities. All children and young people will  receive a home visit prior to registration and all our workers are individually matched to children and young people therefore this may mean a wait while we find the right worker for you.

Who is the service for?

Parents, carers or families with disabled children aged 2-18 living in the London borough of Haringey.


How much does it cost?

£22 per hour for One to One support. Transport is not included.  

Availability of outreach service

Day Time
Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday  09:00 - 20:00
Sunday 09:00 - 20:00

(Please see individual playgrounds for their opening hours) 

How to find out more and to access this service

Please email us or give us a call on 02072887170