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SEND: Fun things and getting around


Find some fun things to do in North East Lincolnshire. Keep an eye on our upcoming events and activities in North East Lincolnshire by visiting our Families First Twitter and Facebook pages:


In addition to these activities our Family Information Service directory allows you to search for activities in the area and even shows you which activities are specific to the Local Offer. Search the Family Information Service directory for all the details.

If you need to contact us regarding support for children and young people with special educational needs then please contact the Family Information Service by email at or by telephone on 01472 326292, option one.

Other activities in North East Lincolnshire

Disability Sports Programme

There’s a range of activities, courses and classes available within Lincs Inspire’s centres, including inclusive activities for people with additional needs.

To browse these activities go to the Lincs Inspire website and select the Inclusive sports button on the Activity type menu: Lincs Inspire – Activities

For further information on Lincs Inspire disability activities and services see the Disability sports page on the Lincs Inspire website: Lincs Inspire – Disability activities and services

Zebedee Performing Arts Club

Zebedee Performing Arts Club is inclusive drama group which values our members as equals, encouraging children and young people to achieve their full potential. We are an exciting and fast growing drama group that works with people who have learning difficulties and disabilities.

We offer qualified teaching in dance, drama and singing to all children and young people.

The club teaches members about their bodies, how they move and what they do, concepts such as space, rhythym, hand to eye co-ordination, balance and dynamics in the physical disciplines of dance & drama.

  • Gain confidence and build self esteem
  • Develop social, life and physical skills
  • Make new friends
  • Develop a love of the arts
  • Create movement and art experiences


Foresight is a community day centre for people with learning and physical disabilities/difficulties, people over the age of 16 years old can access the centre. We offer over 60 courses and activities a week including accredited and non-accredited learning. The courses and activities we deliver are English, Maths, Art & Crafts, Employability Skills, ICT, Cooking, History, Geography Games, Sporting Activities and many more.

For children and young people from the age of 8-17 years old, we offer a provision of a school holiday activity programme and we deliver a Saturday youth club for disabled children and young people 10 am to 2 pm.

For more information please visit the Foresite’s website or contact Foresight by telephone on 01472 269666.

Bright Minds

Bright Minds 19 plus offers activity sessions for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities with the emphasis on having fun with friends in a safe and supportive environment. We run our sessions at Side Door Community Church on the corner of Laceby Road and Second Avenue on Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday from 10.00 till 2.30.

Our members are given the opportunity to develop new skills in crafting, textiles, cooking and baking, ICT, indoor sports and gardening. We also aim to support our members with advice and guidance. Our groups are kept quite small so that we can offer a very personalised approach and high levels of support for those who need it.

Our Facebook page is called Bright Minds Skills for Life and all our contact details can be found there along with photographs and testimonials.

Morrisons quiet hour

Many people who are autistic or those with autistic children can find shopping in a supermarket an anxious experience. Morrisons is to introduce a quieter hour for customers who would benefit from a calmer shopping trip.

Designed to help customers who currently struggle with music and the other noise associated with supermarket shopping, it will take place every Saturday in the Hilmore Road store from 9am to 10 am.

The Quieter Hour initiative has been created with the support of the National Autistic Society.

During Quieter Hours the Morrisons store will:

  • Dim the lights
  • Turn music and radio off
  • Avoid making public address announcements
  • Reduce movement of trolleys and baskets
  • Turn checkout beeps and other electrical noises down
  • Place a poster outside to tell customers it’s Quieter Hour

Getting around

Please find some links to information for getting around North East Lincolnshire:

  • Stagecoach bus app
  • Dial a ride
  • Phone n ride
  • School transport
  • Blue Badges
  • Bus and train information
  • Toilets and RADAR keys
  • Parks and open spaces
  • Car Parks

Blue Badges

Blue Badges help people with disabilities or health conditions park closer to their destination.

There have recently been some big changes to the eligibility criteria for Blue Badges, which now include children and young people who cannot walk as part of a journey without considerable psychological distress or the risk of serious harm.

For some parents and carers with a child who has significant needs the possibility of not being able to find a parking space can make even leaving the house a challenge, which is why the Blue Badge is so important.

GOV.UK – Apply for a Blue Badge  has issued a new online eligibility checker to make the scheme clearer for people before they apply.

For more information visit our Blue badge pages.

Contact details

Families First Information Service, Civic Offices, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 8LN


Telephone: 01472 326292 option 1

Opening times: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, except bank holidays