What We Do

In brief, we do allsorts!! Anything which encourages fun, togetherness and personal development.

We hold a combination of regular activities, day trips, annual specials, one offs, and carer’s events. All activities, day trips and events are subsidised by ESCAPE and where possible transport is provided, including wheelchair accessible coaches if required. We strive to ensure that everything that we do is open to all.

Here are some examples of what we get up to;-

  • Regular activities for the whole family 
    We swim weekly at St James pool in Taunton…soon to be moving to the new pool at Blackbrook…detaikls to follow.
  • Regular activities for parents and carers
    Parents and carers are encouraged to get together regularly, we hold coffee mornings, lunches, days and evenings out and occasionally weekends away.

Activities at Cathorpe Course

  •  Day trips for the whole family 

During the school holidays we organise a day trip for the whole family, allowing families to unwind and spend quality time together away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In the past these trips have included:-

  • Visits to the beach
  • Legoland, Windsor
  • Crealy Adventure Park
  • Woodlands Adventure Park
  • Picnics
  • Bath & West Show
  • West Somerset Railway
  • World of Country Life
  • Paignton Zoo
  • Yeovilton Air Day
  • Longleat

Hub Club 

Hub Club

Hub Club is a monthly group, held on a Saturday afternoon. We provide craft and art activities, as well as fun and games for all. The whole family can come along, and spend quality time together doing things they enjoy together….why not join us…for further info watch our What’s On pages for dates and times.


Annual Specials

These are very special events that we aim to offer once a year. In the past our specials have been:

  • 2002 – A two day visit to Alton Towers staying overnight in an Express by Holiday Inn
  • 2003 – A two day visit to Alton Towers staying overnight in The Splashdown Hotel
  • 2004 – A two day visit to London to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang along with a ride on the London Eye and a Thames River Cruise
  • 2005 – To celebrate our 5th Anniversary, a very special 4 day stay, with exclusive use of a Holiday Village on the Isle of Wight
  • 2006 – A 3 day trip taking in Cadbury World along with 2 days at Alton Towers
  • 2008 – A Fantastic week long holiday to Share Village in Ireland.
  • 2009 – A two night break offering members the choice between Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures along with a Thames Cruise or a visit to Windsor Castle.
  • 2010 – We returned to our old favourite, Alton Towers and had a 4 day break at a PGL centre in Lincolnshire
  • 2011 – Saw a fun filled 3 days in London, taking in Shrek the Musical, a Duck Tour, The London Eye and London Zoo
  • 2012 – Something slightly different for this year.  We had an overnight visit in Birmingham.  The first day we all visited the Black Country Living Museum with a trip to the West Midland safari Park on the 2nd day.
  • 2013 – Alton Towers (always popular!) 3-day break.
  • 2014 – Blackpool Illuminations & pleasure beach 4-day break.
  • 2015 – 5-day all-inclusive break at PGL activity centre in Swindon.
  • 2016 – Visit to London Eye and to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

As you may imagine our annual specials are more costly but as always the costs are subsidised by ESCAPE making them amazing value for money. These trips are eagerly awaited by our members and provide members with unforgettable experiences and memories.