Isle of Wight Council

Local Offer - Leisure Activities

Short Breaks

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The Isle of Wight Council’s Short Breaks programme is open to all children and young people who:

  • Have a disability and additional needs.
  • Are between 0 and their 19th birthday.
  • Live on the Isle of Wight and/or attend a school on the Isle of Wight.

The programme is to enable children and young people with disabilities and additional needs to join in with safe, entertaining and interesting activities, whilst giving their parents or full-time carers an opportunity to have a short break from caring.  For more information, please click here.  


All participants in Short Breaks require a Gateway card which can be applied for free on the Short Breaks website.  For further information about short breaks or to apply for a Gateway card, please click here.

An easy read pathway has been created with holiday information to view  please click here  (PDF, 209.67 KB, 1 page).