Our Ashdown Club offers short breaks for children aged 5-12 with learning disabilities and other complex needs.

The service runs from the Ashdown Centre on Saturdays and during school holidays. The centre’s caring, skilled and dedicated staff create a safe, stimulating and fun environment for the children, with one-to-one supervision if required.

What do we offer?

  • Regular breaks for at least six hours each month for local families - our only criterion is that we can meet each child's needs while they are in our care
  • A range of structured activities are always available, including creative play, arts and crafts, books and learning toys, dressing up and role play
  • Our sensory room instils feelings of calm and relaxation with soothing lights, bubbles and music
  • Our school holiday sessions offer full day themed events, including outings and activities. These are booked in advance and on a first come, first served basis

When does it run?

Saturdays and school holidays.

Get in touch

To find out more about costs, availability and any other queries you may have, please call our Customer Service Team on 01903 327327 or use our online form.

Where to find us

Ashdown Centre, 6-8 Ashdown Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1DF

Fees and funding

Families are eligible to access short breaks funded services if they receive (or would be eligible if applied) the middle or high rate care component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Self-Assessment forms are available from Ashdown on request if you do not already receive DLA.

This service is supported by West Sussex County Council funding and other generous sponsors. This support enables these special days to be available at no extra cost to families other than the standard session fee.