COVID 19 – Update

After careful consideration and in line with guidance, we plan to reopen the Tim Lamb Centre during the week beginning 21st June*.  We understand this is a longer wait than expected, but it will allow us to open the centre without the need to restrict numbers.  We know it would be especially difficult for our children to understand if family visits had to be contained to one room, as we know they love to have the run of the whole place!
As you will probably be aware, we are in the process of installing some exciting new equipment in our play garden.  We also need to make changes to our soft play area in line with government guidance.  We need to ensure all work is completed before we reopen, to reduce further closures in the future.
For families:
As of the week beginning 21st June, we will open on Wednesday evenings 4-7pm and weekends 11am-4pm.  Then from Saturday 17th July we will be open daily between 11am-4pm for the school holidays, up until Sunday 29th August. (We will be closed Monday 30th August to Sunday 5th September).  Our full programme including short breaks sessions will be relaunched from Monday 6th September.
For schools, colleges and care providers: 
From the week beginning 21st June, if you would like to visit the Tim Lamb Centre during the school day, you will need to make a booking at least 48 hours beforehand to ensure we have staff available.  Please email info@pathways4all.co.uk to book.

We are so grateful for the continued support and patience you have given us during this difficult time and we truly can’t wait to see everyone back at the centre having a great time once again.

*  Providing the dates for lifting restrictions are not delayed.

Making a Difference in Disabled Children’s Lives

Pathways 4 All is a parent-led charity, providing play and leisure services for disabled children and young people.  We support disabled children/ young people and their families across Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Country Durham and Teesside.  We also work with a number of special schools in the area, in addition to a range of other organisations providing care and support locally.       

Pathways 4 All offer a range of services including family-focused events and seasonal parties; short break care activities for younger children and a youth club for teens; Easter and Summer holiday playschemes; and term-time social activities for young disabled adults.

Pathways 4 All also work with wider family members too, providing family carers with the opportunity to come together for parent-to-parent support at our regular term-time coffee mornings.  We also have an online Facebook community group now too.

We know that having a disabled brother or sister can impact on family life, so we offer support to siblings through social activities just for them.

The majority of our services operated from our specialist play and leisure provision, the Tim Lamb Centre.

Tim Lamb Centre

The Tim Lamb Centre is our specialist play and leisure provision, situated in the picturesque surroundings of the Rising Sun Country Park.  Facilities at the Tim Lamb Centre include soft play, indoor trampolines, sensory room, ICT suite, café and more.  The centre also benefits from a large, fully enclosed play-garden, which includes a range of inclusive play and sensory equipment.

This is a fantastic centre for children & young people with disabilities and their families/friends. It’s run by dedicated, lovely people who can’t do enough to make sure there is plenty to entertain the children”

Kerry Mo.  Parent of a disabled child.

Your Support Could Make A Real Difference...

Could you support our work?

There are a variety of ways you can get involved with our charity; from making a one-off or regular donation, to fundraising or volunteering.  Your contribution could make a real difference in the lives of local disabled children and their families.

We welcome contact from individuals, community groups, educational establishments and businesses alike.  Whether you know what support you would like to offer or are looking for inspiration, please visit our How You Can Help Us section for information and ideas.

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