Our Sibling’s Group & Activities
Term-time youth group and school holidays activities and day-trips for children and young people aged 8 to 16 who have a brother or sister with a learning disability.
Life as the brother or sister of someone with a learning disability can be difficult. It’s sometimes difficult to get time to yourself and for your friends, to go to clubs and activities or go on outings. The Siblings Club gives children and young people the opportunity to spend time with others who know what it’s like in a welcoming, supportive environment. There’s time to relax, try new things, talk about how you are feeling if you want to but mostly to let off steam and have fun.
The young people decide what they would like to do each week, including choosing venues to attend for trips such as laser tag, bowling and the cinema.
Previous activities have included, baking, Harry Potter theme nights, sports days, slime making, games nights and talent shows.
Sibling’s School Holiday Activity Scheme
We’re running a fun-filled winter activity day on Friday 5th January, which will include a trip to the pantomime.
This is an opportunity for Siblings to get some time to themselves, make new friends, have new experiences, and most importantly have fun!
Date: Friday 5th January
Ages: 7 – 13 year olds
Times: Start at 11:30 am and finish at 5:30pm.
Who can attend: This activity day is open to all children and young people in Leeds who have a sibling with a learning disability/additional needs
Venue: Drop off and pick up at The Vinery Centre, 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds, LS9 9LU, including a trip to The City Varieties Rock’n’Roll Pantomime.
Cost: £30.00 (please only pay when you have received confirmation from our Activities Co-ordinator that your child has a place on this activity day)
Deadline for applications: Friday 15th December. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis so please submit your applications as soon as possible.
How to apply
This trip is now fully booked.
If your child is not a member of our Sibling’s Group, or has not attended an activity day before please also complete our Sibling’s Registration form:
The Sibling’s Group
Our Siblings Group runs at The Vinery Centre from 6pm to 8pm.
The group runs every Wednesday during the school term – dates will be provided half-termly in advance, and visual timetables of planned activities will be provided.
Costs and how to pay
We offer an initial taster session for free! After this, costs for 2023 are £5.50 per session – and these must be paid half-termly in advance.
Payments can be made:
- via BACs or Faster Payments,
- by debit/credit card over the phone or in person at The Vinery Centre,
- or by cheque.
Please contact us if you’d like to discuss payment further – including our hardship scheme.
How to join
Our Youth Groups operate on a waiting list basis – complete our expression of interest form and we will be in touch!
Download a booking form
You can download and complete a Word document version of our youth group application form. Please email the completed form to email@example.com
Siblings Holiday sessions are funded by Leeds City Council’s Play Enabling Grant.
The Sibling’s Group is funded by the Inner East Community Committee.
Leeds Mencap also runs a variety of groups for young people with learning disabilities.
We run playschemes over the school holidays for young people up to the age of 18.
Our family services team are here to help, including discussing other services across Leeds. Call us on 0113 235 1331.