“Grasshoppers offers my daughter a chance to try new experiences surrounded by supportive and understanding people. She enjoys playing with the lovely volunteers and is encouraged to start friendships with her peers. In addition it gives me a chance to spend quality time with my son.” – Grasshoppers Parent

We have three Grasshoppers groups based in Horsham, Crawley and Worthing offering regular holiday activities on weekdays and a Saturday Club during term time for children with disabilities or special educational needs aged from 5 – 12.

Short Break Aims:

  • To improve disabled children and teenagers social lives
  • To increase life skill and independence
  • To enhance family wellbeing and relationships

Families are sent details of the groups activities programme for each term or holiday period in advance so they can choose their favourite activities.

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In addition to our local Co-ordinators and support staff, all children attending our sessions are supported by young volunteers from local schools and colleges who are recruited and trained for this role.

Membership also includes access to Springboard House during regular opening hours.

For further information, please contact your local Leisure Development Co-ordinator:

HORSHAM: Luke Woodjetts

Springboard House 52 Hurst Road, Horsham, RH12 2EP


CRAWLEY: Tasha Figg

Springboard House 74 Stagelands, Crawley, RH11 7PF


WORTHING: Worthing Grasshoppers

Springboard House 52 Hurst Road, Horsham, RH12 2EP


Family Annual Membership £20.00 per year
Saturday Club Sessions £5.00 per child
Holiday Activity Scheme Days From £12.50 per session (varies according to activity)


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