FAQs

Q. How do I receive ESCAPE information?
A. Its simple, just complete and return a membership form. Download a form here

Q. How much is it to join ESCAPE and what does that entitle me to? 
A. Our annual membership fee is £25. If it helps, this can be spread across two monthly payments. For this you will receive our bi-annual newsletters, and e-letters, informing you of our wide range of activities and days out for the whole family to enjoy.

Q. Who in my family can join in with ESCAPE activities?
A.
 Everyone in your direct family unit are very welcome to join in with everything that we do.

Q. How much does it cost to take part in ESCAPE activities?
A.
 The prices charged vary, but costs are made clear when an activity is advertised and costs are always very heavily subsidised, therefore representing great value for money. We also offer many activities that are free.

Q. You are offering an activity that my child with special needs won’t enjoy but his siblings will love it, can we still come?
A.
 Of course. We do realise that what is right for one child isn’t right for another.

Q. My child requires additional adult help as well as a parent, is it possible to bring another adult?
A. Yes, just let us know.

Q. I am a single parent and need another adult to help me, can they come too? 
A. Yes certainly, please let us know.

Q. I don’t have a car, can I still come on trips?
A.
 Yes. For the majority of our trips, transport is provided and included in the price. There are occasions when transport isn’t available but this will always be made clear.

Q. I would like to join in with ESCAPE day trips but my children do not travel well in a coach. Can we still come in our own car?
A. Yes. Just let one of our co-ordinators know and we will make the necessary arrangements.

Q. My child is confined to a wheelchair, can we still use ESCAPE transport?
A.
 Yes. We always do our best to ensure that wheelchair accessible transport is available. This may be in the form of a coach or minibus.

Q. I want to bring my children swimming, do I have to book?
A. No. Swimming is on a ‘turn up and enjoy’ basis. If you are new to the group and would like to let someone know you are coming then give one of our co-ordinators a call.

Q. I want to come on a day trip do I have to book? 
A. Yes. Due to the nature of day trips, we need to know numbers so that tickets can be purchased and coaches booked. Each trip has a closing date so you must book by then.

Q. I want to come on a trip but I have missed the closing date, what do I do?
A.
 Give one of our co-ordinators a call. There may still be places left so you can still come. Occasionally a trip is full but members may pull out. We will always do everything we can to ensure you can join us.