Leisure Activities and Things To Do
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 12:04 Written by Administrator Tuesday, 10 June 2014 10:08
We know it is essential that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, their families and carers make regular use of leisure activities and get out and about across the borough.
You can use any of the local libraries to borrow books, e-books, DVDs, talking books and language courses. We also have online resources and services for you to use and there is plenty to do in Lambeth libraries.
To find out more, visit our Lambeth libraries page.
Lambeth short breaks
We are currently in the process of retendering our short breaks service within Lambeth. Our Commissioning and Children with Disabilities team are working together to ensure that the new short breaks statement is fit for purpose, whilst also linking it to the new service set-up. The new short breaks policy will be finalised by September 2017.
Read the Lambeth CYPS eligibility criteria children with disabilities.
Activities and services for children, young people and families
You can find details about leisure activities and thing to do across the borough by searching our Young Lambeth directory.
If you know about anything that others may be interested in, please send details to Young Lambeth via the Contact us link at the top of every page.
Contact a Family can also help in locating events and activities.
Accessible sport sessions
Lambeth's leisure centres run weekly accessible sport sessions for children and young people with disabilities. Find out more about them.
Lambeth Council works in partnership with leisure operator GLL a charitable social enterprise to provide a wide range of sport and recreation facilities. This partnership is committed to delivering first class facilities that reach out to all sectors of the local community. Brixton Recreation Centre has recently invested almost £800,000 to make the reception area, gym and changing rooms even better for your comfort and enjoyment There is something for everyone including specialist children's zones featuring junior fitness equipment, interactive sports hall to test your speed and co-ordination, softplay, 3G football pitch, climbing wall, squash courts and a 8 badminton court sports hall. Clapham Leisure Centre provides state-of-the-art accessible facilities offering a wide range of programmes and racket sports including junior tennis lessons in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association, and the popular weekday evening No Strings badminton adult drop in sessions in partnership with Badminton England. Ferndale Community Sports Centre provides high quality outdoor facilities for football, netball, basketball and tennis. The centre offers a wide range of programmes including social tennis and dance for the over 50's, low impact classes for the community on GP referal schemes and various martial art classes for all ages and abilities. Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre hosts an olympic sized ice skating rink with the largest 'Learn to Skate' programme in the UK, 100 station fully equipped state-of-the-art gym, group exercise studios, two swimming pools; a 25m 6 lane pool and a 13m teaching pool and a multi sport sports hall. The newly opened West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre is part of intergrated centre for health and wellbeing which also incorporates Lambeth Council customer centre, GP and dental services, community health services and a community space for hire. The centre boasts a quality 100 station gym, 6 lane 25m Swimming Pool and group exercise classes. Lambeth is committed to making healthy activity accessible to everyone and that's why a range of free and low cost swimming initiatives are in place for our younger, older and disabled residents. We will continue to improve our leisure centres in 2015 and with so many activities to choose from, why not get down to one of our leisure centres and give something a try?
For more information click here http://www.better.org.uk/areas/lambeth
Oasis Children's Venture is a local charity in Stockwell that runs three play projects for disabled and non-disabled children and young people. Our Nature Garden, Karting Project and Adventure Playground are all open access and available for children to attend after school, on Saturdays and during the school holidays to play.Specialist activity sessions are also provided for schools, youth groups, private groups and other agencies.
For more information about our three sites, free play services and session times, please visit our website: www.oasisplay.org.uk
Inclusion is at the heart of all the Oasis play services. We have an experienced team of specialist playworkers who support disabled children and young people at all three sites on a 1:1 and 1:4 basis. Supported places are limited but we will work with you to find the best solution to meet your child's needs.
What we provide:
Supervised places for 6-16 year olds during Afterschool, Saturday and Playscheme sessions.
Supported volunteering opportunities for disabled young people aged 15-25.
Stay and Play sessions for parents/carers visiting with their children.
Get in touch with Matthew or Fran from the Oasis Inclusion Project:
Tel: 020 7622 8756
At our Nature Garden, you can join in with a wide range of environmental play activities. Our free sessions are for 5-12 year olds.
The Adventure Playground has many exciting play structures and adventurous activities to take part in. Our free sessions are for 6-16 year olds.
Learn to drive, maintain go-karts and marshal at Lambeth's only youth led go-kart track. The site is accessible and has two-seater dual-control karts and a hand-controlled kart. We run junior sessions for 8-12 year olds and senior sessions for 13-18 year olds.
Our sports project provides inclusive sporting activities such as football, boxing, table tennis and volleyball for children aged 11+. Young people aged 12+ can work towards achieving an AQA accredited certificate in Sport.
Come and join in our activity sessions for girls aged 11-18 years. Make new friends and enjoy go-karting, dance, arts and crafts, films and more.
Oasis has a strong history of volunteering across all three sites. We also provide a supported volunteering programme for disabled young people. Young people aged 15+ can apply to volunteer and gain work experience, learn new skills and even work towards an AQA accredited certificate.
ADDRESS Oasis Children's Venture Main Office,
33 Priory Grove,
London SW8 2PD
Tel: 020 7622 8756
Opening times vary across sites. Please visit our website for more information: www.oasisplay.org.uk
The age ranges we support vary across sites and projects. Please visit our website for more information.
Disability Sports Club (DSC)
Following one of the most prolific years of sports, DSC has started the process of creating a lasting legacy, in providing a disability sports community club structure throughout England.
What are Community Clubs ?
DSC Community Clubs are fun, accessible clubs that provide Paralympic and multi-sports for those aged 11 and older for people with disabilities. Each Community Club has two specialised sports coaches with volunteer support, to allow you to enjoy and experience a large amount of different sports.
Develop confidence, team-building and communication skills through sport whilst making new friends. For more information on DSC sports club visit our website for your nearest community sports club
Wheels for Wellbeing provide inclusive cycling sessions to people of all ages, regardless of disability, or health conditions. Our inclusive cycling sessions run by trained instructors and volunteers are enjoyed by children and young people with Special Educational Needs.
Cycling sessions are held in friendly, off-road environments at:
• Herne Hill Velodrome
• Ladywell Centre, Sports Hall
• Croydon Arena
We have a wide range of cycles, in a variety sizes, suitable for all ages:
• Side-by-sides cycles
• 2 and 4 wheeled cycles
• Wheelchair bikes (no transfer needed)
We also run After-school Clubs and Summer Cycling Sessions at specific venues.
For more information contact:
Tel: 020 7346 8482