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Summer Playschemes


The Summer Playscheme Groups are for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) aged 5 to 17 years old. They are organised by Wakefield Council. The summer groups will offer children and young people in Wakefield the opportunity to enjoy group activities in a supportive and safe environment. The Council has a long track record of successful schemes and receives great feedback from attendees.


The Council is working with partners to deliver a range of activities by a number of different providers. Please click on the link below to open the Word document to see the different activities that was available Summer 2022.

Play Scheme Provider Information 2022.docx (live.com)


As in the previous few years, transport to and from a playscheme is not provided.

How to apply

We will ask you to complete the following documents when they play schemes are being organised.

  • Preference Form
  • All About Me
  • Consent form

 Please send completed applications by post or email to:


SEND Development Team, Room 229, County Hall, Bond Street, Wakefield, WF1 2QW.


Email the forms to SENDshortbreaks@wakefield.gov.uk and we will acknowledge receipt of your email.

Due to the high demand for places in previous years, we cannot guarantee that everyone who wants a place will be able to have one, therefore, applications will be allocated based on availability and a first-come, first-served basis. If we cannot offer you your preferred provider, we will work with you to offer an alternative if there is availability.

Successful applications

We will be in contact with you by email to confirm the dates and providers that your child has been allocated.


If your child already receives support through Specialist Short Breaks, they will not be able to apply for a place on the summer play scheme group

Last updated: 12/5/2022