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You can keep up-to-date with news and events with our social media accounts. The accounts are monitored Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) by Kathy and Julia. We regularly share information from service providers listed on our website.

Upcoming events

Time and date ​EventLocation

7 July 2019

2pm to 5pm

​Sport 4 Fitness Summer Fun Day​Fernie Fields Sport and Social Club, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN3 7BD

​20 July 2019

Midday to 4pm

Free ​Country Family Fun Day from Caudwell Children

Booking essential

​Preston Capes

01782 433730

15 September 2019 

Midday to 4pm

​Rockin Road Runner​Abington Park Bandstand area

Autism East Midlands youth clubs and holiday clubs

Autism East Midlands have published their timetable for their youth clubs and the planned holiday schemes for 2019. All places must be booked with Autism East Midlands.

Autism East Midlands holiday clubs will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays - see the poster for dates and venues.

Please note that the age range for Autism East Midlands is 8 plus, and not 6 plus as detailed on their poster.

Senior youth clubs (11 years plus)

​First Wednesday of every month (term time only)​6.30 to 8.30pm​Elgar Centre
1A High Street
Upton NN5 4EN

Junior youth clubs (8 to 11 years old)

​Fourth Sunday of the month (term time only)​10am to 2pm​Nether Heyford
1A Roberts Field
Northampton NN7 3BE
​First Saturday of the month (term time only)​10am to 2pmElgar Centre
1A High Street
Upton NN5 4EN

Action for Children commissioned youth groups and holiday clubs

The local authority currently commissions Action for Children to provide youth groups and holiday clubs. Action for Children run various disability groups across Northamptonshire. They offer fun activities in a safe environment for children and young people to come along while parents have some rest. The groups are designed for children aged 5 to 25 years. Check the details of each group for the age ranges.

Holiday clubs

They will run the following holiday activities during half terms and school holidays:

​Details​Venue When

​ASD specialist club

8 to 18 years old - £10 per session

Under 8s can only attend for 2 hours max - £5 charge

The Elgar Centre
1 High Street

​Thursday and Friday

10am to 2pm

​Wellingborough Club (mixed ability)

5 to 18 years old - £10 per session

Under 8s can only attend for 2 hours max - £5 charge

​Swanspool Pavilion
Swanspool Parade

​Tuesday and Wednesday

9.30am to 2.30pm

​Northampton PMLD

5 to 18 years old - £10 per session

Under 8s can only attend for 2 hours max - £5 charge

​Blackthorn Community Centre
Longmead Court

​Monday and Wednesday

10am to 3pm

​Daventry PMLD

5 to 18 years old - £10 per session

Under 8s can only attend for 2 hours max - £5 charge

Daventry Hill School
Ashby Road
NN11 0QE

​Monday and Tuesday

10am to 3pm

To book a place contact Action for Children on northants.disability@actionforchildren.org.uk or phone 01604 752553.



Deafconnect children and families service hold activities for children who are deaf and those who have a hearing impairment. They also arrange regular coffee mornings for families and holiday activities.

Deafconnect run two youth groups for junior and seniors twice a month. They hold regular coffee morning for adults.  

Northamptonshire Sport

Northamptonshire Sport is a partnership of local and national organisations working together to provide opportunities for people to participate in sport, physical activity and recreation in Northamptonshire.

Carers' support

View a wide range of activities and events for carers.

For more information go to the Northamptonshire Carers website:

Regular SEN events




Cinema (Autism friendly screenings)

  • Cineworld: first Sunday of the month, 11am
  • Vue: the last Sunday of the month, 10:15am
  • Odeon: one Sunday a month, 10:15am


Northamptonshire Libraries and Country Parks

The Events Calendar provides up-to-date information about activities for children and families in Northamptonshire's libraries and country parks. It includes details and availability of universal children's centre services that are provided by the libraries.

View the libraries and country parks events calendar

Northampton Museums

Activities and workshops for children and families Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and Abington Park Museum.

Training opportunities

​TrainingDate and timeVenue​Further information​
​Early years SEN training​Various​​​Various

​Training for staff working with young children with special educational needs.

​Early years foundation courses​VariousVarious​

Training for staff working with young children.

​Advanced TrainingOnline​Online

​Free online training materials about Special Educational Needs for professionals. Please note, this training was published in 2012, some information may be out of date.

​Anti-Bullying Alliance​Online ​Online

Free online training about bullying for professionals.

​Disability Matters Online​​Online

Free online training about disability for the UK workforce.

Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Services  ​VariousVarious

Targeted mental health in schools (TAMHS) and learning focused courses for teachers, teaching assistants and SENCO staff in LA maintained, academy and free mainstream schools.

​Children's Speech and Language Therapy​Various​Various

​Training for teachers, teaching assistants and SENCO staff in LA maintained, academy and free mainstream primary schools.

​​Children's Speech and Language TherapySee poster for dates

​Camrose Children's Centre, Northampton


Sudborough House, St Mary’s Hospital, Kettering

​3-day certified Signalong Foundation Course for early years practitioners and school teaching staff. £80 per person (15 hours training and certificate).

​Disabled Living Various​Various​

Training programmes for professionals, parents and carers.

​Adult Learning​Various​Various

BSL courses for adults.

​Specialist Support Service Various​Various​

Courses for parents/carers of children and young people with a diagnosis of autism and other special educational needs or disabilities.