Welcome to the kayaks!

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South Tyneside’s Kids And Young Adults Klub - 

Special needs support group or The KAYAKS as we prefer 

to be known, is a weekend, voluntary run support group 

provided by a dedicated team of volunteers. 

We are an independent group who rely on donations and 

sponsors to provide a wide range of fun and recreational 

activities for special needs children, teenagers and young 

adults. While providing practical help, support and advice 

from personal experience on “special needs” related 

subjects for parents and carers.


Family fun every Saturday!

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Saturday 1.00pm - 4.00pm Mortimer Community College, Reading Road, South Shields, Tyne & Wear NE33 4UG.

We do not charge a fee to attend KAYAKS. However

Mortimer C/A do charge a small fee of £2 per child to use the

centre, this is in no way associated  with KAYAKS.

KAYAKS is open to parents and carers who have a child or children

with special needs/disabilities as well as their siblings,

Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. 

We are open to families from all over the North East of England.


For kids and young adults

  • Go karts

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Trampoling (Supervised by Fully trained instructor)

  • Go karts

  • Outdoor equipment

  • Wall Climbing

  • Sensory room

  • Football

  • Bouncy Castle

  • Residential Weekends

  • Group excursions

For parents and carers

  • Friendship

  • Practical Advice, guidance, information & support from personal experience on "special education/disabilities and needs

  • Representation at meetings

KAYAKS are shortlisted (finalists) for community champions award in the Best of South Tyneside awards. What an honour it is to be shortlisted this year 2021. I know how hard the team work to make sure we provide the very best support for children with special needs/disabilities and their families, how exciting!!




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