Activities and Events
i-go (Register and Free Leisure Discount Card)
i-go: The Children and Young People’s Additional Needs Register is a register and free leisure discount card for 0-25’s with additional needs living or studying in East Sussex. This could include learning, physical, or social, emotional and mental health needs. A diagnosis isn’t always necessary.
The i-go leisure discount card gives you:
- Exciting offers from i-go partners at leisure centres, attractions, activities and clubs.
- Accessibility information to help you plan your visit.
When you apply for a free i-go leisure discount card, you also join The Children and Young People’s Additional Needs Register.
Previously, the register in East Sussex was known as the Children’s Disability Register and all local authorities in England have a duty to keep a children’s disability register.
The top 3 benefits of joining the register include:
- Improved and Targeted Services. The information from i-go helps our teams build a clearer picture about the need for certain services. We use this information to provide better and more targeted services for families.
- Exclusive Access to over 100 Offers and Discounts. Families who are on i-go have access to all the available discounts from i-go partners. i-go currently gives cardholders access to over 100 offers. The offers include discounts for eating out, activities, leisure and more.
- Have Your Voice Heard. Being on i-go is an easy way to get involved with feedback and evaluations. You don't have to get involved, but being on i-go makes it easier for you to help us help your family in a more impactful way.
To find out more about i-go: The Children and Young People’s Additional Needs Register or to apply for a leisure discount card, please select the relevant link from the list below:
Please note: all links within this section open the websites in a new tab.
Short breaks can be leisure activities and clubs for children with special needs and disabilities. Your child can have fun and learn new skills while you have a break from caring.
To find out more and to view the short breaks we have on offer, please click the link below:
The page linked above also explains the process for providers on how they can apply for a short breaks grant.
East Sussex 1Space
We list various services across East Sussex on our 1Space directory that offer a wide range of activities to do both online and throughout the county for Children and Young People with SEND and their families.
You can visit the directory for local Activities and Events, by clicking the below link:
For tips on how to find providers on 1Space, please click the link below:
We are always looking to expand the directory with new services that will be beneficial to local Children and Young People with SEND and their families, as an ongoing process.
Therefore, if there are any local services that offer activities and events for children with SEND that you believe could appear on the 1Space directory, you can 'Suggest a Service' by clicking the below link:
CLASS+ Coffee and Chat Sessions
Join CLASS+ for our final live Coffee and Chat session for Term 6, where we will be looking at transitions for autistic children.
This includes year to year transitions as well as school to school. These sessions are designed to support parents/carers who have an Autistic child or are on the Autism pathway to discuss key themes, ideas, strategies and information around Autism.
- Date and time: July 8 between 9:00-10:30 am
- Location: Ocklynge Primary (Eastbourne)
There is no need to book, you can just join on the day at the location in-person.
Amaze have various upcoming workshops, groups and clubs.
To find out more, please visit:
You can also stay up-to-date with their upcoming events by following them on Facebook:
Amazing Futures East Sussex
Amazing Futures (part of Amaze) is for young people aged 14 to 25 with SEND, living in Brighton & Hove or East Sussex.
They run face-to-face peer support activity groups for young people with additional needs. Events on offer include games, art, seafront walks, an LGBTQ+ group, and much more.
These events are a great opportunity to meet people of a similar age and to get involved in a range of activities. You will also have the opportunity to talk to a trained peer support volunteer at the groups. They are not there to tell you what to do, but instead they are happy to listen and support you to find your own solutions to any problems you may have.
Please click below to find out more:
ISEND Social Media
ISEND (Inclusion and SEND), is the name for the services provided by East Sussex County Council to support children and young people with equality of access to education and SEND.
ISEND East Sussex on Facebook
Following the ISEND Facebook page is a great way of keeping up-to-date with the latest news, information and guidance surrounding all things SEND, whilst regularly being informed about activities and events that can be enjoyed by children, young people and parent carers.
To find out more, please click the below link:
ISEND are running a new Instagram project, known as inspireAble, for young people with neurodiversity to get involved and contribute to for a social media community.
To visit this project, please click the below link:
If your young person or a young person you know would like to get involved with the Instagram project, please contact:
ISEND East Sussex on Twitter
We have also launched an ISEND Twitter account. Click the link below to find out more and to follow us for updates:
Parent Voice Newsletter
Our Parent Voice Newsletter shares some exciting updates, helpful information and great opportunities for children and families for each season of the year. To find out more, you can view the most recent Newsletter on our website, by clicking the link below:
Glossary of East Sussex SEND Terms
Some of the terms used on this website are explained on our page, 'Glossary of East Sussex SEND Terms':