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Children and Young People

Helping children from as young as four. Our short breaks for children and young people are designed to help individuals learn and develop whilst having fun.

As children rapidly grow and develop, we prioritise their individual needs. Our dedicated personal assistants and project leaders are trained to offer attentive care and provide support for your children across our term time, holiday and drop-in short breaks.

If you have any questions about our children’s service please contact us via

Phone: 0121 779 3865
Email: childrens@sololifeopportunities.org

Joining SoLO

To book onto our term time and holiday short breaks you must be eligible and registered with SoLO. To learn more click here.

Funding

Many of our short breaks, as shown in the opportunities below, are subsidised through our contract with SMBC. HAF also support our Christmas, Summer and Easter holiday short breaks. 

How to Book

We announce and promote all our opportunities via email and social media. To learn more about what we have on offer, browse the opportunities section below.

Term Time Breaks

Click here to download our term time breaks flyer (as of September 2023)

To express interest in joining a term time break click on the button below.

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Holiday Breaks

All registered service users will receive an email to advise when holiday breaks are available to book. If you have any questions about our holiday breaks please email childrens@sololifeopportunitites.org

Browse opportunities for children and young people

Term Time

Wednesday Youth Club

For 11 – 18* year olds with mild, moderate and complex needs.

Run every Wednesday during term time at our Solihull Fire Station base, Wednesday Youth Club delivers fun and engaging sessions designed to encourage independence.

*Eligible up to 19th birthday if in SEN further education.

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Saturday Super Friends

For 6 – 13 year olds with mild, moderate and complex support needs.

A fun and relaxed session that takes place every other Saturday at our Solihull Fire Station base. Children can participate in arts and crafts, baking and games.

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Friday Club South

For 8 – 18* year olds with mild, moderate and complex support needs.

Friday Club South, at Solihull Fire Station, offers 2-hour long play sessions during term time with structured activities for children.

*Eligible up to 19th birthday if in SEN further education.

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Friday Club North

For 8 – 18* year olds with mild, moderate and complex support needs.

Friday Club North, at Walnut Close, offers 2-hour long supervised play sessions during term time for creative self-directed fun.

*Eligible up to 19th birthday if in SEN further education.

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SoLO Choir

A brilliant opportunity for anyone who likes to sing. Running every Friday evening during term time.

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Fun Factory

For 4 – 18* year olds with profound and multiple needs.

A fun loving and person-centred break that takes place on Saturdays during term time. At these sessions children enjoy a variety of exciting activities with friends including arts and crafts, baking and sensory play.

*Eligible up to 19th birthday if in SEN further education.

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Adventure Playground

For 8 – 18* year olds with mild, moderate and complex needs.

Adventure Playground runs every Thursday during term time. We work alongside Meriden Adventure Playground to support the children to get the most out of the playground.

*Eligible up to 19th birthday if in SEN further education.

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Forest Oak After School Club

For 8 – 16 year olds with mild, moderate and complex needs who attend Forest Oak School.

A mixed programme of indoor and outdoor activities that take place on Wednesday from 3.30-5.00pm at Forest Oak School. The sessions are designed to build independence whilst having fun.

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Fundraising Partners and Heroes

We are delighted to be involved with, and enjoy the support of, all of these organisations and more.