The Green Patch is a Kettering-based outdoor space for the community. It hosts non-residential short breaks for children (aged 8-17) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or mild to moderate learning disabilities (MMLD).
Children are invited along to look after the animals, cook, grow, enjoy outdoor play and pond dipping, take part in scavenger and nature hunts, enjoy imaginative play – and much more. The Green Patch shares its site with its resident cat (Basil), plus chickens, ducks, and rabbits, all of whom play a big part in all the sessions.
The Green Patch is run by Groundwork Northamptonshire, contracted by Northamptonshire County Council, and sub-contracted by Action for Children. The following slots now open for bookings:
Wednesdays: 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Saturdays: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Saturdays: 1.30pm - 4.30pm
School Holiday Clubs
Mondays: 10am - 3pm
Wednesdays: 10am - 3pm
Register your interest by calling Groundwork on 07703 720652 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. They will respond to your enquiry and discuss your child's requirements.
This club is classed as a 'Short Break,' and is currently being commissioned by Northamptonshire County Council.
Groundwork Northamptonshire is a registered charity (no. 1114205).