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October Holiday Club Dates & Activities

The October holiday club dates and activities have just been released and they include an exciting range of trips and activities. Please click on these links to find a complete day by day guide to whats on when

STARS (Bridge Campus) activities

Buddies (Thomas Wolsey) activities.

The deadline for booking days is October 8th so please contact Sonia on 07340963722 or Jennifer on 07340964903 as soon as possible.


If you are new to our service or just want to try our clubs out why not come for a free taster day. Please contact Sonia on 07340963722 or Jennifer on 07340964903 to arrange a day that suits you and we have spaces available.

Our Services

STARS – Students That Acquire Recreational Stability

STARS provides short breaks for Parents/Guardians of young people with severe complex health and learning needs. We ensure a 3:1 support ratio independent client service. Our staff have expert and experienced knowledge of support required for conditions such as; Angelman’s syndrome, autistic spectrum disorders, asthma, behavioral disorders (i.e. emotional and behavioral immaturity), mood disorders, Down’s syndrome, gluten/wheat/dairy intolerance, diabetes, epilepsy attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, to name a few..

All staff and volunteers are required to undergo verification by the Disclosure & Barring Scheme. The safety and welfare of our young people is paramount.

Our services include a range of facilities and activities for young people with severe complex health and learning needs. The young people have access to facilities like a soft play area, Sensory room, outdoor play area, swimming pool and gym. These areas are specifically adapted to enable inclusion and encouragement, “Boosting Self Esteem”. There are activities such as cooking, arts and crafts, computers, community outings and various workshops (i.e. pottery, music, mobile zoo).

The young people are rewarded for their achievements, an awards evening is held annually.

STARS services include :

STARS I After School Club

STARS II Youth Club

Ages 11-18 years

Ages 16-30 years

Tuesday and Thursday 3:25pm - 5:25pm (school term time only)

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm (school term time only)


STARS Holiday Club

Ages 11-25 years

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00am - 3:00pm (during school holidays)


STARS Buddies Holiday Club

Ages 8-18 years

Monday - Friday 10.00am - 3.00pm (during school holidays)

Further information to follow shortly


Please ring 01473 556230 or see contact page for more contact details


STARS I/II After school and youth clubs 

During term time these operate from the Bridge School, Secondary Campus, Sprites Lane, Ipswich offering a wider range of activities.

Fee structure changes and session costs

(as of 1st September 2015):        


STARS    After school club  

Bring your own support           £  7.50   

General support                       £15.00     

1:1 support                               £20.00   

STARS   Youth club           

Bring your own support            £ 6.00    

General support                      £12.00   

1:1 support                               £16.00    

  STARS and BUDDIES Holiday clubs

We operate two holiday clubsoi

1. STARS Holiday club is for 11-25yrs and runs on    Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10-3pm. the club is held at the Bridge School, Secondary Campus, Sprites Lane, IPSWICH IP8 3ND

Prices depend on the level of support required as below:

Bring your own support         £20.00             

General support                     £35.00             

1:1 support                             £55.00             

2.BUDDIES Holiday Club is for 8-18yrs  and runs Monday to Friday from 10-3pm. The club is based at Thomas Wolsey School, Defoe Road, IPSWICH IP1 6SG Venue and the prices are:      

Bring your own support         £20.00             

General support                     £30.00             

Regular/Frequent Care         £40.00  

1:1 support                             £55.00    

n the STARS and Buddies clubs Club Dates

The next STARS/Buddies Holiday clubs run in October 2016 half term.

Please book your place by calling STARS Orwell Mencap on

Tel: 01473 556230 


 Bookings for Holiday Clubs

Please feel free to contact us for further information regarding this service.