Holiday Project

Holiday Project includes a rich and varied programme of recreational, leisure and arts activities that give teenagers the chance to enrich and extend their experience—developing a sense of community, belonging and independence that lasts far beyond the school holidays.


Short Breaks in the School Holidays

The Holiday Project provides quality short break day adventures during the school holidays for young people with learning disabilities aged 12-17.

Offering opportunities for fun, friendships and new experiences whilst exploring the 5 ways to well-being:

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1. Connect

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3. Keep Learning

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4. Give

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5. Take Notice

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= Feel better

A chance for you to take a break

Another important element of the Holiday Project is that its benefits reach far further than the youngsters joining us and having fun. It offers families short breaks from their roles as carers – allowing parents and carers valuable time to spend with siblings, or simply the chance for some vital “me-time”


Holiday Projects offers highly skilled staff and opportunities to help young people with learning disabilities.
For the participants themselves, this isn’t about wanting the extraordinary. It’s about living an ordinary teenage life. We offer that and more!

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Try a wide range of activities

Sports, arts, outward bound experiences, as well as visiting and connecting with local venues. 

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Learn life skills & Try something new

Developing resilience, confidence and independence. 

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Socialise and create lasting relationships

Meeting new faces and gain lifelong friendships

Exciting Activities and Supported Care


The Holiday project runs over 4 days each week during the Easter & Summer holiday and October & February Half terms.

Activities are developed in partnership with Lifeworks Extraordinary Young People plus a network of activity providers across South Devon and Torbay.

Each Holiday Project becomes an innovative and fun, creative arts and physical activity programme. Activities include; music-making, drama, dance, adventure & community sports, cookery, foraging, farming and food production – to name but a few of the sessions that make the Holiday Project so exciting. These activities provide opportunities to develop key skills such as socialising, personal safety and healthy living – and most importantly – are packed full of fun!

How to book

Please get in touch with us to get the details and required paperwork for each Holiday Project. Please Email [email protected] or get in touch below.

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CoronavirusDue to the social distancing measures of Coronavirus not all of Lifeworks services are running as they usually do.

Our residential services, Robins and Sesame, continue to run and have provided a safe home for the residents. Unfortunately, we have had to stop the short stay service at Robins for the time being. Our specialist College was closed for the Easter holidays but has now re-opened for a small number of students. Community Projects’ in-person services have been put on hold but the team have been very creative, launching Safe-Space a new online platform to provide a much-needed service to young people who are feeling isolated at home.

We are still working our way through these times where there is uncertainty and we are responding to guidance and instruction as information is sent to us. We look forward to the time when we can re-instate all of our services but the safety and wellbeing of our service users, families and staff is our top priority always.

Please continue to find out more about our services and get in touch with us to discuss them at any time. Email [email protected] or call 01803 840 744

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