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Angling4Education West Sussex Short Breaks Disability Programme

In conjunction with WSCC Short Breaks for Disabled Children we are proud to be offering this series of: 

Children/Young People Sessions 
*********Please note funding for family sessions is yet to be approved so there are no dates avilable for these sessions as yet*********

This is as unique opportunity for children/young people and their families to give fishing a go or join one of our new beachcraft days with the guidance of our fantastic team of professionals.  Participants will be able to enjoy the natural environment, meet new people and learn a variety of new and transferable skills.


These sessions aim to:

• Encourage children/young people and their families to access the great outdoors, boosting their well being
• Help children and young with disabilities develop their independence skills
• Provide structured activities focusing on personal, social and emotional development
• Encourage children/young people to safely engage in risk taking  

What types of needs to we cater for?

We have extensive experience of delivering activities for children and young people with a wide variety of special educational, behavioural and disability needs and are committed to making these sessions accessible to all. This means making use of a range of adapted equipment and a selection of qualified, experienced, specialist staff. 

What age do we cater for?

4 -18

Fishing Sessions:

Day Sessions primarily provide a ‘taster’ experience. However they are also suitable for participants with more experience who are looking to develop more advanced skills. We offer two types of day sessions:

Children and Young People only session - Open to all children and young people and their siblings /friends – 
but with no parents/carers.

All day sessions run from 10:30am - 1:30pm.

Beachcraft Sessions (No sessions confirmed as yet)

We are extremely excited to offer the first Short Breaks family beachcraft days in West Sussex.
Beach craft days are for families to come along and get involved in activities and to learn about our local environment.
We are so lucky to have such beautiful coast line spanning across West Sussex. We will be offering 3 Beach craft days throughout the summer.
Families can expect to join in with various activities including
Scavenger hunts
Beach Art
Rock pooling - What critters and creatures will you find
Learning about our coastline
Beach safety

Session Location:

Fishing Session: Mill Farm Fishery, Bury, Pulborough, RH20 1HF
Fishing Session: More House Farm Fishery, Lunce's Hill, Haywards Heath, Wivelsfield RH17 7RE  
Fishing Session: Passies Pond, Church Farm, Coombes, Lancing BN15 0RS

Session Costs:

Family Fishing Session: £7.50 per child/young person & £5 per adult (Sessions on hold)
Children and Young Person Only Fishing Session: £10.00 per children/young person
Family Beachcraft Session: £7.50 per child/young person & £5 per adult (Sessions on hold)

Session Times and other details:

 All sessions run from 10:30 until 13:30
We provide all equipment, licences, permits etc. We do not provide lunch and refreshments. Please wear weather appropriate clothing. 

Session Dates:


Fishing Days - Children & Young People Only
May Half Term
Wednesday 2nd June - Passies Pond 
Summer Holidays
Wednesday 11th August - More House Farm
Wednesday 18th August - Passies Pond
Thursday 19th August - Mill Farm
Wednesday 25th August - More House Farm
Thursday 26th August - Passies Pond

October Half Term
Wednesday 27th October - Mill Farm
Thursday 28th October -  More House Farm

For All Bookings & Availability Click: here


Parents who accessed both family and children/young person only sessions:

“Angling4EducationShort Breaks were more helpful than anything Social Services or the schools have offered us. They suggested star charts and how to set rules but then left us to it. None had spent time with us as a family or backed us up and helped us learn how to actually deal with him. This is the sort of thing we needed 3 years ago before we hit breaking point. It made a difference for me just to have someone behind me who understands us as a family. We all got counseling but not in an obvious way.”