ACTIVITIES, CLUBS, EVENTS & MORE

Bright Sparks

PLAY OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN MIDLOTHIAN

0131 663 5172

admin@brightsparkspg.org

About us.

We are a registered charity that provides recreational facilities and activities, with the object of improving the condition of life for children and young people with additional needs living or schooled in Midlothian, from birth to 18 years.

Here For You

We rely on the support of our trusted, and much appreciated, donors and sponsors so that we can run our full schedule of activities.  

Be A Member

Membership of Bright Sparks is £10 per year per child and reduces the price of our classes so get in touch and register today!

Volunteer and Donate

If you would like to volunteer to help run our classes or behind the scenes in an administrative function please do also let us know!

– BRIGHT SPARKS –

* EVENTS *

We are often lucky enough to offer special events to our members and you can find details of them here.  You can also book and pay when you’re ready.

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ALL ABOUT US

Get involved, donate, work with us or just come along for a visit to find out more.  We are here to get you engaged with us.

VOLUNTEER

Running an organisation like ours takes the spirit and energy of people who can truly contribute to society and have the time and capacity to commit to our aims.  Is that you?  We hope so.  Volunteer with us here…

DONATE

As a charity and volunteer organisation every £1 helps.  We cannot possibly express how much every pound means but your willingness to give us that pound makes us feel special and proud 

WORK WITH US

Check out our current opportunities to volunteer with us including management committee roles, group support, newsletter and press roles and helping out at the centre.

VISIT US

Come along and see the centre and all that we offer.  Whether it’s to decide on volunteering or to understand what we can offer please do come along.  In Covid times please pre-arrange any visits with us directly.

Book or pay for something…

Simply select what it is you would like to book or pay for and you will be taken to a page to make your choice…

WEDNESDAY
12.30pm to 1.30pm &
1.45pm to 2.45pm
Book Online. Price per child.

Operating during term time play in our soft play area. Please note there is NO FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED IN THIS AREA.

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY
10am to 12pm
Price per family on the door.

Term time only for registered families. Children between birth & 5 years of age. Play in our garden, sensory room, soft play area and inside play area. Bring a snack for your child(ren).

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY
2 Groups: 5 to 8yrs & 9+yrs
Pay online.

Before you pay for any of our Groups please ensure that you have spoken with us to ensure there are spaces available on the evening you require. Most of our Groups are fully booked.

TUESDAY (0-18mths)
FRIDAY (0-5 yrs)
10am to 12pm

You can now book a place on our community sessions here! Two community sessions are available for 0 to 18 months and 0 to 5 yrs. Please note that bookings close 30 minutes prior to the start of each session.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
11am to 1pm or 2pm to 4pm

Available to both members and non-members.  Bright Sparks are delighted to announce that they are able to offer the hire of the centre for birthday parties.

A FEW KEY QUESTIONS

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What are the criteria for enrolment?

Your child must live in, or attend school in, Midlothian; Be under 19 years of age;
Have a disability diagnosed or be recognised by a health professional, social worker or educational professional that your child has an additional need or un-diagnosed disability.

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Do I have to attend with my child?

All children attending the playgroup must attend with an appropriate adult. Children and young people attending the out of school clubs and youth clubs need only attend with an appropriate adult if they require 1:1 care or supervision. (including continence care)

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What disabilities and needs do Bright Sparks cover?

We are proud to say that all disabilities and additional needs are welcome at Bright Sparks.

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What are the costs involved?

Bright Sparks asks all children to register at a cost of £10 per child per annum. Each term time club playgroups session costs £2.00 and includes a snack. Term time evening sessions cost £2.50 and includes snack. Holiday club costs very depending on the activities.

Our News & Announcements

For all the latest things you need to be aware of find them find them here and on our closed group Facebook group for members

Short Breaks Fund

We have been successful again this year in receiving funding for activities and short breaks from the Short Breaks fund.  This funding is resourced...

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Virtual Kilt Walk 2021

Well done to our administration assistant Jennifer and her nephew Iain, who is a member of Bright Sparks. On 24th April they walked from North...

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