White Lodge Centre runs a number of fun and dynamic play and youth schemes which are all designed specifically for disabled children and young people. We have numerous schemes at easily accessible venues in Runnymede, Spelthorne and Elmbridge. Most of our schemes run during the Easter and Summer holidays, with youth provision on Saturdays and Sundays.
Our members enjoy an exciting and engaging activity programme. The 4 to 12 year old schemes enjoy activities such as arts and crafts, music and drama, cookery, construction and fun outdoor games. We often have visitors come to our schemes who spice things up even more with great activities like face painting, music workshops, providing bouncy castles and bringing along farm animals.
With our teen schemes, many of the members enjoy participating in the planning. This ensures we end up doing things that they really want to do! Our teens enjoy going out and about in the local community to enjoy restuarants, the latest hollywood blockbuster, bowling, swimming, shopping and climbing - just to name a few!
For disabled children and young people at accessible venues in Runnymede, Spelthorne and Elmbridge; most schemes run during the Easter and Summer holidays with some youth provision on Saturdays and Sundays.
For disabled young people aged 13 to 18 years. The members are encouraged to explore the wider community and benefit from the great facilities at White Lodge Centre. Members are offerred the opportunity to complete accredited courses whereby their skills and developments are identified and rewarded. We support the members through life skills and daily living activities. Our members often develop great friendships and really benefit from the numerous opportunities for socialising.
A new scheme based in Elmbridge and is our first weekend club to cater for 4-12 year olds. It is run on school premises, offering large outdoor areas and equipment suited to the age range. This scheme runs similarly to the summer schemes, whereby children have the broad choice of arts of crafts, cooking, outdoor play, music, circle time and various entertainers and activities throughout the year. The club caters for 15 children at a time, with a high number of staff to not only meet individual needs but to ensure a smooth running, fun filled day. There is currently a waiting list for this club as it only runs two Sundays a month.
Two specialist schemes for children and young people who are unable to access some of our larger schemes. They are both social care referred. Twinks is for 4 to 12 years and is based at White Lodge Centre, where members benefit from the facilities here, including; sensory room, hydrotherapy pool and outdoor play. The group runs during the school holidays. Rockets is for 13-18 year olds and members get the opportunity to engage in a wide range of activities in the community. This group runs on the second Saturday of each month.
A group for disabled young people aged 13 to 18 years. It runs on the last Saturday of each month and members enjoy participating in sports, cookery and community based activities.
Aged between 18-25 years meet at here at Rendezvous on the first and third Saturday of every month. It has flexible running hours. We get out and about all over the community, enjoying activities such as shopping, going to the cinema and visiting the leisure centre. We also explore further afield with trips to London. The aim is to encourage independence and help members with the essential day to day life skills, as well as making new friends!
You can book out of school activities using our booking forms. To find out more about these activities, please call ua on 01932 577961. It is White lodge Centre policy that all disabled children should have access to our play and youth schemes regardless of financial or personal circumstances.
White Lodge Centre is grateful to the following for supporting our play and youth schemes: BBC Children in Need; Three Guineas Trust; Walton Charity; the Community Foundation for Surrey; Elmbridge Borough Council; Kia New Futures Fund.