The LS29 Time Holiday Playscheme launched this Summer providing childcare for children with disabilities and special needs in the Ilkley area.   We decided to set it up as many of our members struggle to find specialist care outside term time.

Playscheme organiser Tanya Young said: “LS29 is run by parents of special needs children, so we all know how difficult it is to find care in the holidays. There are lots of local playschemes, but most can’t meet the needs of children with learning disabilities or complex health conditions.

“Our playscheme has given children somewhere fun to go in the holidays. Many of them travel a long distance to special schools in term time, so their school friends are a long way away. It has given them a chance to get together with local friends, and also give families some much-needed respite time.”

Anyone interested in working, volunteering or fundraising for the playscheme can get in touch with us at or visit our dedicated Facebook page -

The charity is also appealing for donations to the playscheme through their justgiving page: