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SEND Short Breaks - Virtual Activities

Virtual Youth Club – Brighter Futures for Children

Virtual Youth Club – Brighter Futures for Children

  • Wednesday, 17:00pm – 18:00pm
  • Coronavirus Status: Open Online
  • Virtual Youth Club – Brighter Futures for Children The Detached Youth Team has just set up a new weekly Virtual Youth Club which runs on a Wednesday afternoon, 17:00 – 18:00 on Microsoft Teams. This Youth Club is for all young people aged 13-18 yrs, the club is an opportunity to meet to other young people, take part in topic based discussion as well as fun activities.
  • For a young person to take part, please email their interest to:
  • Further information about the Detached Youth team can be found here

Head2Head Sensory Theatre - Piccolo Pinocchio

Head2Head Sensory Theatre

COMING ON 31st MAY – Piccolo Pinocchio Only £10

We’re excited to announce this May half term is the premiere of our long-awaited film Piccolo Pinocchio! In an interactive re-telling of this classic tale, Phil ‘ Mister Maker’ Gallagher joins us as the voice of ‘The Whale’. Adventure the haunted woods, run away to the circus… don’t get swallowed!

Meet Pinocchio, the pesky puppet with a penchant for porky pies … or, in other words, lies!  And there’s a fun, musical surprise that reveals when Pinocchio is telling a fib! 

As you watch Piccolo Pinocchio, you will join in with making a puppet, taking to the stage, visiting the haunted wood, growing gold, running away to join the circus and being swallowed by a giant whale.  You could even play a part in the show yourself as the Indigo Elf!  Amongst the other characters you meet, keep an eye out for J Crick the Cricket played by a young actor with SEND.

As with all our shows, there will be an accompanying advance pack to help you prepare for the multi-sensory and interactive moments.

The film is available to pre-order NOW on a handy USB stick at an early-bird price of £10 for the 1st 500 copies (includes PP & an advanced pack) * We will be posting all pre-orders from 31st May.

Buy online now or send email to to be placed on the waiting list.

T: 01372 278021 E-mail Website

You are warmly welcomed to join

DJ Yum Yum, Batfink and Friends for another  


Every Wednesday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The waiting room will open at 1.50pm to allow for your early arrival and set-up.

This and other JOS ZOOM-sessions are intended to connect, energise and give opportunity to explore and share inclusive creative games, ideas, laughter and wellbeing together.

TO JOIN: You will need access to either – a computer / a laptop / a tablet / or a smartphone. The bigger your screen, the better…

You will need to install a ‘Zoom’ Application (Free). You will then be able to use the link given below to join the session. 


Meeting ID: 992 7981 4052

Passcode: 255101

For further enquiry contact: Anna on mob: 07518622158 

All JOS ZOOM sessions are currently FREE 

You are welcome to donate to JOS to help us to continue and develop our work. Use this link below to donate!

Onwards into the ever-new 

Animal Movements - Sense

 Pretend to be your favourite animal and get moving around the house.

 Click here to view Animal Movements ( )


New: Sensory Sport Zoom Session

 Sense Active have launched a fun and friendly new Zoom session for people aged 16+, exploring sport through the use of tactile activities, sound, light and colour!

Sensory Sport overview

A session exploring sport through meaningful sensory engagement for individuals with complex and multiple impairments.

The benefits

Through this session, participants can develop physical skills such as strength and flexibility, coordination, as well as confidence, independence, and communication skills.

Day: Every Tuesday

Time: 2pm - 3pm

Cost: Free

Register: Click the blue button below to register your free place. 

Once booked, you will receive a confirmation that includes the Zoom session link and meeting ID. Click here to register your free place ( )

This session is being delivered in partnership with Bristol Bears Community Foundation ) and is part of our Sport England funded, 'Sense, Active Together' project.

For similar weekly activities available via Zoom or telephone calls, please click here 


Sense Active - Weekly Activities by Zoom or Telephone

Enjoy free inclusive activities every day of the week! Our sessions are available through Zoom or by phone call.

Please contact ( ) for booking support.

Limited Movement Yoga - Children

A yoga session created for young children with limited movement with appropriate stretches and body movements. Delivered by Jacob.

Every Monday at 12.45pm - 1.15pm

Join with Zoom link sent to you after booking.

Click here to book ( )


Tactile Defensive Yoga - Children

A 30 minute yoga class specifically for children and young people who are tactile defensive. Delivered by Jacob.

Every Monday at 1.15pm - 1.45pm

Join with Zoom link sent to you after booking.

Click here to book ( )


Drumming to Music - Children

Children and young people only. Follow air-drumming routines suitable for children.

Every Tuesday at 1pm - 1.45pm.

Join with Zoom link sent to you after booking.

 Click here to book ( )


New: Sensory Sport for 16+

Explore sport through touch, sound, light and colour for those with complex impairments. Delivered by Bristol Bears.

Every Tuesday at 2pm - 3pm.

Join with Zoom link sent after booking.

Click here to book ( )


Drumming to Music

Follow air-drumming routines with upbeat popular music, using drumsticks, wooden spoons or other similar object.

Every Friday from 2pm - 3pm.

Join with Zoom link sent to you after booking.

Click here to book ( )


Exercise Through Dance

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with Step Change Studios. Move along to Bollywood to Hip Hop routines.

Every Saturday from 11am - 11.45am.

Join with Zoom link sent to you after booking.

Click here to book ( )


These activities are delivered through our 'Sense, Active Together ( )' project, funded by Sport England.


Virtual Tours

There are some virtual tours you can take to help keep children and young people entertained.


National Trust virtual tours

Explore the British Museum:

Visit a NASA centre:

Go round the Tower of London:

Look around Buckingham Palace: Virtual tours: Buckingham Palace | The Royal Family

See the Houses of Parliament:


Around the World Virtual Tours 

See the world from your sofa!

Virtual Tours around the World


Joy of Sound

Runs weekly year-round participatory music sessions, and regular combined arts projects. There is something for everyone for all abilities:

The things we do include: Dance and Movement, Seriously Silly Sensory Sessions, Adventures in here, there and everywhere, Workshops, Musical games with song and sign, Ever-new story creating and more…


Boogie Mites

music-making sessions for families


Who to contact

0118 9373777 (opt2)

Where to go


This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.