Holiday Activity Programme – West Lothian

What is The Holiday Activity Programme?

The Holiday Activity Programme is a stimulating play environment, offering valuable respite for families during the school holidays. It offers the children and young people we support the opportunity to try new activities, build friendships, relax, and most importantly have fun.

Our support workers provide quality play opportunities for the children and young people who attend our Holiday Activity Programme. Our trained and experienced support workers encourage the children and young people to engage in play by offering a range of materials and ideas to inspire and challenge them. We provide visits to attractions like museums and farms, as well as leisure activities such as swimming, trampolining, tubing and soft play. We also invite other organisations to run exciting sessions in our venue like messy play, animal handling and drumming. We aim to ensure that each day the Holiday Activity Programme is different and to provide a variety of games and activities so that everyone who attends has as much fun as possible.

Depending on the care needs of each child and young person, staff work with the attendees on either a 1:1, 2:1 or 1:2 care ratio. At our Holiday Activity Programme, each child is supported at their own pace to develop emotionally and socially. Children and young people will play outside and explore the local community in all weather, so we encourage weather appropriate clothes and suitable footwear during cold and wet days, and hats and sun cream on hot days.

Who is the Holiday Activity Programme for?

The West Lothian Holiday Programme is for children and young people from 5-17 with an ASD diagnosis or diagnoses of a similar nature. We accept new members with a variety of care needs, from across West Lothian.

Where is the Holiday Activity Programme held?
We deliver the holiday activity programme in West Lothian during Easter, Summer and October school holidays from a venue in Livingston. Full details will be provided to families at the time of acceptance.

What is the cost?

All enquiries about the programme should be directed to our office, reachable by phone on 0131 661 3834 or via email: office@lothianautistic.org 

How can I get my child involved?
We receive referrals for West Lothian Holiday Activity Programme directly from the Child Disability Service. If you live in West Lothian, contact the Child Disability Service at Livingston Social Work Centre on 01506 282 252 or via email at socialwork@westlothian.gov.uk to register your interest.

What other parents say
Thank you so much for running an Easter holiday activity programme…there is nothing locally for him to attend. The last couple of days he has attended have been amazing, he keeps saying “what a great club this is I am really enjoying it I hope there is more mummy

You have made a wee boy extremely happy. All the staff have been brilliant and have done a fantastic job. My son relaxed into it straight away with no worries and that is thanks to them. A huge thank you from us.

Our Holiday Activity Programme is run in accordance with the Care Inspectorate and Scottish Social Services Council. You can find links to our most up to date Care Inspectorate reports here.