Kangaroos (Short Breaks Provider)


Kangaroos provide short breaks for children and young people with learning disabilities, complex needs, autism, behavioural and epilepsy to have fun, interact with their peers, learn new skills and enjoy new experiences independently of their families. p

View our Impact Report 2017-2018 here

Staff and volunteers all receive regular training in Safeguarding, First Aid, Team Teach, Complex Needs plus Makaton.

What we do:

  • MONDAY: AllSports (Ages 8-14) - After School Sport Club at Woodlands Meed School, Burgess Hill.
  • TUESDAY: TeenScene (Ages 12-17) - Youth Club at Cherry Tree Centre, Burgess Hill and Youth Club (Ages 18+) at The Yews Community Centre, Boltro Road, Hayward
  • Thursday - Champions (Ages 8-14) - After school Activities Club at The Yews, Haywards Heath.
  • Saturdays and School Holidays - PALS for ages 6-12, BREAKAWAY for 12-18 and STARS 6 -17 for those with Complex needs, offering fun inhouse activities, trips out and residentials
  • Various times - evenings, weekends and holidays - No Limits (Ages 18+) Social and recreational programme for young adults.

Our users say:

This has been my son’s first summer at Kangaroos, and it couldn't have been a better summer for him. I would never have dreamed of such a wonderful club before. It means the world for him !

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Age Range: 0–30

Wheelchair Accessible?

Free to use?

Contact Details

01444 459 108

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For more information, and to read about how to access this service, visit:

Local Offer webpage

Maxwelton House,
41-43 Boltro Road,
Haywards Heath,
RH16 1BJ


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  • Posted by localoffer on 11 Sep 17 15:09

    "Kangaroos is a well run and well organised playscheme. It's worth the trips from Horsham to Haywards Heath as Kangaroos are able to offer a variety of opportunities for wheelchair users that our local group couldn't seem to do. Volunteers are well trained with a range of relevant experience." Comment left via the feedback button and posted by the Local Offer Officer.

  • Posted by duffy01 on 31 Aug 17 16:52

    My daughter Kaitlyn has just started this summer with kangaroos, and she has had a brilliant time on the activities she has done.

    Thanks Kangaroos

  • Posted by bashford00 on 22 Mar 16 12:47

    My daughter joined Pals last December. Since then she's had some fun days at base plus some lovely outings. The staff are fantastic and I have been amazed by the attention to detail from the organisers. I really recommend Kangaroos and just wish there were more organisations like this out there. Because there is such a high demand for services there is a waiting list. It's worth the wait but we need more organisations like this!

  • Posted by sussexautismsupport on 03 Jun 15 22:12

    Kangaroos is a fantastic charity with amazing staff and volunteers. Our son loves going there to see his friends and enjoys the wide variety of activities on offer. It is a very caring environment and the staff are very experienced. Kangaroos has helped us as a family and I would highly recommend them.

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