October holiday 2021 – free bus travel and ASN offer

Free bus travel

From 2 to 17 October Angus Council is providing free bus travel throughout Angus (and to and from Dundee) for:

  • all children under 12 accompanied by one adult
  • young people aged 12 to 22 who have a National Entitlement/Young Scot Card

You will receive a digital bus pass via school groupcall before 2 October.

Transport for families unable to use buses

Families who have children/young people with additional support needs (and are unable to use local buses) may access free transport by calling one of the numbers below. Please use a service local to your area and quote “Holiday Fun” when booking.

Angus-wide (fully accessible minibuses)

Brechin/Montrose (taxis)

Arbroath/Carnoustie/Monifieth (taxis)

Carnoustie/Dundee/Murroes/Monifieth (taxis)

Fun learning activities based around reducing food waste and the impact on the environment

Also includes a S-Mart Meal Kit with recipe and ingredients for the family to cook together.

For any family who is eligible for the free school meals or school clothing grant.

Daily from Monday 4 to Friday 8 October.

Then daily from Monday 11 to Friday 15 October.

to book a place email hello@communityfirstuk.com email or message S-Mart Angus on Facebook.

Kirriemuir Fire Station

Drop into Kirriemuir Fire Station between 11.30am and 1.30pm from Monday 4 to Friday 8 October.

Get home fire safety advice and grab a bite to eat. Let the kids see the Fire Engine while you’re here.

Welfare Rights will also be on station Wednesday and Friday should you need any advice regarding various benefits and income maximisation.

Part of Challenge Poverty Week: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service working in partnership with Kirrie Food Hub and Angus Council.

Activities for families with children with additional support needs

Angus Carers

For parent carer families registered with Angus Carers Centre. Register at Angus Carers.

  • Active Kids Day Out: Tuesday 5 October
  • Movie Night in Angus Carers Centre: Friday 8 October
  • Bat Walk: Tuesday 12 October
  • Nerf Wars Forfar: Thursday 14 October

Friockheim Hub

  • sensory room
  • bouncy castle
  • ride on cars

Daily from Monday 4 to Sunday 17 October.

To book a place email charlottetulett@friockhub.co.uk or Jade@afroickhub.co.uk or call 01241 829214.

Strathmore Community Rugby Trust

Youth Unified Rugby

For S1 to S6s with additional support needs. Participants must be able to walk unaided.

The session is open to players without ASNs of the same age too who would act as enablers for the session. 

Forfar Community Campus: Wednesday 6 October and Wednesday 13 October, 4.30 to 5.30pm

Book a place on the Strathmore Community Rugby Trust  website.

There are weekly sessions on a Wednesday after school at Forfar Community Campus should participants want to continue their activity.

Autism-friendly rugby: regular sessions

Open to any child of primary school age with or undergoing a diagnosis of autism, plus their sibling (of primary school age).

Forfar: Friday 8 October, 5pm to 6pm (currently full)

Forfar: Sunday 10 October, 4pm to 5pm (currently full)

Brechin Community Campus: Sunday 10 October 1.15pm to 2.15pm (places available. To book email coordinator@strathmoretrust.co.uk)

Autism Friendly Rugby Camp

For P1 to P7’s with or undergoing an autism diagnosis or sensory processing difficulties plus their siblings. Siblings must also be of primary school age but can be neurotypical.

Brechin Community Campus: Monday 4 to Friday 8 October, 10.45am to 11.45am.

Book a place on the Strathmore Community Rugby Trust website.


Wheelchair Sports 

Interested in Wheelchair Sports, why don't you come along and give it a go?

Invite your friends too. Wheelchairs will be available to use on the day, just bring your game!

All ages and abilities.

Forfar Community Campus: Monday 11 October, 10.30am to 12.30pm

To book a place email Laura.AP.Smith@angusalive.scot or call 0781 6927983.

Multi Sports

Try your hand at badminton, tennis and archery.

Ages 5 to 11 and 12 to 17.

Carnoustie Sports Centre: Tuesday 12 October, 10am to 11am

To book a place email Laura.AP.Smith@angusalive.scot or call 0781 6927983.

Paddle to Peddle

From Paddle to Peddle, come and try our introduction to paddle boarding, a great safe space to learn a new skill, instruction provided, then jump on our bikes, whether it be our side by side, tandem trike, recumbent or mountain bikes to explore the park or trails of Monikie.

Ages 12 and over.

Wednesday 13 October: Monikie Country Park, 10am to 1pm

To book a place email Laura.AP.Smith@angusalive.scot or call 0781 6927983.

Sensory Poetry Walk

Walk with our guide around Forfar Loch to observe and collect sensory images from nature, using the sights and sounds, smells and textures of what you encounter outdoors to connect with the poetry. Also in easy read format.

All ages.

Forfar Loch: Thursday 14 October, 1.45pm to 3pm

To book a place email Laura.AP.Smith@angusalive.scot or call 0781 6927983.

Movie Night at the Library

Join us for the showing of a popular movie, you even get to select the film! Refreshments can be purchased in the stalls before the movie starts and if you'd like to bring your own cushion or blanket, feel free to do so.

For all the family.

Montrose Library: Thursday 14 October, 6pm to 8pm

To book a place email Laura.AP.Smith@angusalive.scot or call 0781 6927983.

Night at the Museum

Have you ever wondered what happens in museums at night? Join us for a lamplit tour of Forfar's Meffan Museum, to find out! Be careful as you explore our displays because you never know who you might meet…

For all the family.

Meffan Museum and Art Gallery: Friday 15 October, 6pm to 7pm

To book a place email Laura.AP.Smith@angusalive.scot or call 0781 6927983.

Let’s Go Exploring

Join us for a Countryside Scavenger Hunt! Collect or snap a photo, work with friends or by yourself. This is an opportunity to get outside, play, have fun and learn about all things nature at Monikie Country Park.

Suitable for all ages.

Monikie Country Park: Friday 15 October, 10.30am to 11.30am

To book a place email Laura.AP.Smith@angusalive.scot or call 0781 6927983.

Autism Friendly Activity Hour

Join us at Signal Tower Museum for an hour of family activities in a relaxed environment. Have a go at designing your own lighthouse, listen to some sea themed stories and dig for buried treasure!

Ages 5 to 11.

Signal Tower Museum: Saturday 16 October, 11am to 12 noon

To book a place email Laura.AP.Smith@angusalive.scot or call 0781 6927983.