Short Breaks for children with disabilities

Targeted at children and young people with SEN/disabilities

Our aim is to support families to enable children and young people to attend activities and for parents to be able to take a break.

All sessions are supported by experienced and friendly staff, who will ensure that all children are well cared for.

The events cater for a wide range of children and young people but some activities will not be accessible for children with particular disabilities or health conditions.

You can find out about Short Breaks activities via the Family Information Directory. Alternatively, you can read the latest activities leaflet.

If you would like more information about the activities or want to discuss your child’s needs and how they can be best supported please email

If you would like to register and be put on our mailing list to receive regular programmes via post, please call the Short Breaks Team on 01202 714700.

Sunday family swim session for children with disabilities/SEN at Montacute School

Family swim sessions take place every Sunday (except Bank Holiday weekends) from 10am to 12 noon at Montacute School, 3 Canford Heath Road, Poole, Dorset, BH17 9NG.

We are limited to 25 people in the pool at a time with only 1 adult member of the family in the pool, if possible.

How to register

Please call 01202 714700 for a registration form and further details if you have not used the service before.

Once you have returned your registration form please call us to order your first set of vouchers, leaving 3 days minimum after posting your form.

Buying vouchers before swim sessions

You must buy the vouchers before using the pool. Vouchers cost £2.50 per child and are bought in blocks of 5 or 10.

You cannot pay on arrival at Montacute Swimming Pool as only the lifeguards attend the session. 

Book your swim session

After buying your vouchers, book your place by contacting The Junction Sport and Leisure Centre, Broadstone on 01202 777766. Bookings are only accepted from the Monday of the week you wish to swim.

Short Breaks Services Statement  

The Short Breaks Regulations require us to publish a Short Breaks Services Statement on our website.

In their statement we must set out:

  • the range of services available
  • the eligibility criteria for these services
  • how the range of services is designed to meet the needs of carers

This statement will be kept under review and where appropriate revised with regard to the views of carers in the area.

You can read the Short Breaks Services Statement.

Page last updated: 26 August 2021
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