Acctivate Children’s Club

Acctivate is currently open.

Following the release of the Government’s guidance on Protective measures for out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Acctivate has reopened. We have made a number of changes to ACCT Clubs in response to Covid-19. To protect our community, everyone attending ACCT clubs must maintain good hygiene, hand washing and social distancing.

Please note that our clubs may be changed regularly in line with Government guidance changes as we progress through this pandemic. We recommend that parents and carers keep up-to-date with the latest Government guidance. Parents have a responsibility to make sure they and their children know what to expect when attending ACCT Clubs, and understand the importance of good hygiene, hand washing and social distancing.

We will also continue to have activities available online – weekly Acctivate and Teenage Club Minecraft, weekly Dungeons and Dragons via Zoom and fortnightly Parents’ Meetings via Zoom.

Please get in touch if you are interested in attending any of these sessions.

We are aware that lots of our families are already isolated and self isolating is going to extend that further, along with the increased anxiety that many of us are feeling. We are asking all of you to please reach out to us if you need support and we will do all that we can to help.

Kind Regards,
The ACCT Team

October 2020


Acctivate is a club on Saturdays for autistic children aged 5-12. Current activities include computers, board games, lego, art, outdoor fun, a sensory room, and much more!

Children aged five and over are welcome to stay without their parents or carers after ACCT staff have registered their details and support needs.

We also welcome younger children and siblings. Parents are not currently able to stay due to Covid-19 restrictions, and we are not currently able to offer a parent carer room as we have in the past. Hopefully the easing of restrictions will allow us to reinstate these things. 

Pre-booking is essential as places are limited. To book a place call or text Nicola on 07527 824034 or email  nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk. We have a waiting list should the clubs be full so you can text or call on the day of the club to check availability.

Sessions run every Saturday of the year from 9.45am to 12.15pm apart from two weeks over Christmas. If, for unforeseen circumstances, a session has to be cancelled then members will be notified.

Acctivate is held at St Mary’s Pavilion, Bramall Lane, Sheffield unless otherwise stated.

Please be aware that Acctivate is now a commissioned SCC Short Breaks club. As such, we are no longer able to accept self referrals for places – these are now allocated by Sheffield City Council. For more information or to request referral, please contact the Early Help and Prevention Team (SNIPs) on 0114 2930218.