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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 and Family Sessions

This is as unique opportunity for participants to give fishing & forest schools a try, 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.

Family Sessions - Open to the whole family including friends and other relatives.

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

Forest Schools:

We are extremely excited to be offering the the first Short Breaks Forest School sessions in West Sussex. We will be offering 5 family sessions at various locations across the county.

Activities will include: 

Camp Fire Building/Lighting 
Camp Fire Cooking
Mallet Making
Den Building
Variety of Team Forest Games 
Forest Eye Making
And much more...

All Forest School Sessions run from 10:30 am - 2: 00pm

Session  Locations:

Mill Farm Fishery: Bury, Pulborough, RH20 1HF.
More House Farm Fishery: Lunce's Hill, Haywards Heath, Wivelsfield RH17 7RE
Passies Pond: Church Farm, Coombes, Lancing BN15 0RS
Forest Schools - Lodge Hill Campsite, Watersfield, Pulborough,RH20 1LZ & Parkwood Scout Campsite, Poynings Rd, Brighton, BN45 7BA

Session Costs:

Family Fishing Session: £7.50 per person
Children and Young Person Only Fishing Session: £10.00 per person

Forest Schools:
Adults: £5 per person
Children and Young Person  £7.50 per person 

These prices are inclusive of all permits, licenses and equipment but we do not provide food. Please wear weather appropriate clothing 

Session Dates:

Fishing Sessions
Saturday 19th May – Mill Farm Fishery (children & Young People Only)
Wednesday 30th May- Passies Pond (Family Day)
Thursday 31st May – More House Farm (Children & Young People Only)
Saturday 30th June – Passies Pond (Children & Young People Only)
Wed 15th August – Mill Farm Fishery (Family day)
Thursday 16th August - More House Farm Fishery (Children & Young People Only)
Wednesday 22nd August – Mill Farm Fishery (Children & Young People Only)
Thursday 23rd August – More House Farm Fishery (Family Day)
Wednesday 29th August - Passies Pond (Children & Young People Only)
Thursday 30th August – Passies Pond (Family Day)
Saturday 22nd September – Passies Pond (Children & Young People Only)
Wednesday 24th October Mill Farm (Children & Young People Only)
Thursday 25th October – Passies Pond (Family Day)
Saturday 10th November – Mill Farm (Children & Young People Only)
Forest Schools
Saturday 21st July – Parkwood Scout Campsite, Poynings Rd -Follow link below to book
Friday 10th August – Lodge Hill Campsite,Watersfield- Follow Link To book
Friday 24th August – Parkwood Scout Campsite, Poynings Rd - Follow Link to book
Saturday 3rd November – Parkwood Scout Campsite, Poynings Rd- Follow link book
Thursday 21st February (2019) - Lodge Hill Campsite, Watersfield- Follow link to book

Follow Link for Bookings: click here
Please book Forest School Sessions by going to separate link on dates section above


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.”