Sheffield City Council have confirmed the dates for their continued commissioned Short Breaks (SNIPS) sessions at MASKK.

See the dates below for your child’s groups. Snacks and fruit are available each session but remember to send a packed lunch.

These sessions are for children with special educational needs and disabilities to come together and play while providing parents and carers with a little break.

New referrals are via Sheffield City Council only – for more information visit: 

Please beaware our groups run at full capacity, with a waiting list, and so it is not possible to move missed sessions. 

If your child is going to miss a session please let us know, if a child misses 3 consecutive sessions without letting us know SNIPS may tell us to end your service and offer the place to a child on the waiting list. 

If have any questions or comments please get in touch, our Short Breaks Co-ordinator is April and can be contacted during sessions by phone 0114 2395739, text 07784838169 or email 

Outside of sessions times please note April works limited hours and so email is the best way to get in touch and she’ll get back to you as soon as she can. Alternatively Craig can help during the week using the numbers above or email 

Saturday Dates

The Saturday Club runs from 10am until 3pm and is term time only, there’s no session the Saturdays at the start or end of each school holiday week.

Weekly Group

(those with an enhanced service only)

23/04/2022, 30/04/2022, 07/05/2022, 14/05/2022, 21/05/2022, 11/06/2022, 18/06/2022, 25/06/2022, 02/07/2022, 09/07/2022, 16/07/2022, 10/09/2022, 17/09/2022, 24/09/2022, 01/10/2022, 08/10/2022, 15/10/2022, 05/11/2022, 12/11/2022, 19/11/2022, 26/11/2022, 03/12/2022, 10/12/2022, 07/01/2023, 14/01/2023, 21/01/2023, 28/01/2023, 04/02/2023, 25/02/2023, 04/03/2023, 11/03/2023, 18/03/2023

Group 1

(Alternative Weeks)

23/04/2022, 07/05/2022, 21/05/2022, 18/06/2022, 02/07/2022, 16/07/2022, 10/09/2022, 24/09/2022, 08/10/2022, 05/11/2022, 19/11/2022, 03/12/2022, 14/01/2023, 28/01/2023, 25/02/2023, 11/03/2023, 25/03/2023

Group 2

(Alternative Weeks)

30/04/2022, 14/05/2022, 11/06/2022, 25/06/2022, 09/07/2022, 17/09/2022, 01/10/2022, 15/10/2022, 12/11/2022, 26/11/2022, 10/12/2022, 07/01/2023, 21/01/2023, 04/02/2023, 04/03/2023, 18/03/2023

Holiday Dates

The Holiday Club runs from 10am until 3pm and is commissioned for 3 days per week. Sheffield City Council commission no sessions during Christmas or on inset days. Due to Bank holidays some of the days will be different, look out below for the changes on Thursdays and Fridays. This year the summer holidays are only 5 and a half weeks too and so Sheffield City Council have not commissioned activities the last Thursday or Friday as the children should be back in school. 

Wednesday Group

This group enjoys more sensory activities with additional support for personal care availiable 

6th and 13th April,

1st June,

27th July, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st August,

26th October

15th February

Thursday Group

This group like playing and being active and creative together  

7th, 14th April,

30th May (Monday due to Bank Holiday Thursday),

28th July, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th August (Schools return 1st September)

27th October,

16th February


Friday Group

This group like playing and being active and creative together

8th, 12th April (Tuesday due to Bank Holiday Friday),

31st May (Tuesday due to Bank Holiday Friday),

29th July, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th August (Schools return 1st September),

28th October,

17th February

Using our imaginations and resources to create our own places
Trying new things, like using 3D pens
Being creative and expressing ourselves
Relaxing in our ball pool