Accessible and inclusive activities

We try to keep this list up to date, but please contact the organiser before you go to check the date and time of the activity. Places are limited for some activities so you may need to book a place in advance.

If you know of any local activity, group or facility that is not included and would like to be, please ask them to email FIND@lancashire.gov.uk with their details or add their organisation's details to the FIND directory of services.

Autism friendly film screenings and activities
Deaf and hard of hearing screenings
Youth clubs and activities for young adults
Soft play centres and sensory rooms
Speech and language
Sports
Support groups for parent carers
Theatre, music and dance
Stay and play/activities for younger children
Madrasah for SEN

For more ideas see our list of things to do and places to go.

Autism friendly film screenings and activities

Provider/activity name Address Details Contact
Dimensions Autism friendly Screenings Various cinemas The Dimensions website has details of autism friendly screenings in cinemas across the country.  View the Dimensions website
Autism friendly screening Odeon Cinema,
96 Rigby Road,
Blackpool,
FY1 5EP
Odeon Cinema will host an Autism Friendly Film monthly on a Sunday, contact for details. Tel: 0800 138 3315
Autism friendly screening Odeon Cinema,
Riversway,
Preston,
PR2 2Q
Odeon Cinema will host an Autism Friendly Film monthly on a Sunday, contact for details. Tel: 0800 138 3315
Autism friendly screening Accrington Vue Cinema
King Street,
Accrington
BB5 1QF
Vue Cinemas will host an autism friendly film at 10am on the last Sunday of every month. Tel: 0345 308 4620
Autism friendly screening Blackburn Vue Cinema
Peel Leisure and Retail Park,
Blackburn
BB1 1BG
Vue Cinemas will host an autism friendly film at 10am on the last Sunday of every month. Tel: 0345 308 4620
Autism friendly screening Vue Cinema,
Capitol Centre,
London Way,
Walton-le-Dale,
Preston,
PR5 4AW
Vue Cinemas will host an autism friendly film at 10am on the last Sunday of every month. Tel: 0345 308 4620
Autism friendly screening Vue Cinema,
Church Street,
Lancaster,
LA1 1LP
Vue Cinemas will host an autism friendly film at 10am on the last Sunday of every month. Tel: 0345 308 4620
Autism friendly screening Reel Cinema Burnley
Hollywood Park
Manchester Road,
Burnley
BB11 2EG
The cinema will host an autism friendly film on a Sunday around the 25th of every month. Tel: 01282 457 711 
Autism friendly screening Odeon Cinema,
The Trafford Centre,
Manchester,
M17 8DF
Odeon Cinema host Autism Friendly Film screenings, monthly on a Sunday morning, and also monthly on a Monday evening for an older audience. Contact for details. Tel: 0800 138 3315

NAS Youth Group

Morecambe Library,
Central Drive,
Morecambe,
LA4 5DL

For young people aged 12-19, with or without a diagnosis of autism. Siblings welcome.

Wednesdays (term time only), 6pm–8pm.

Poulton Centre
Tel: 01524 581281 or

Lune Park Centre
Tel: 01524 581280

IDEAS Tuesday Evening Social Club

Clayton Brook Community House, 
70 Tunley Holme
PR5 8ES

Support group for young people age 18+ with Aspergers or high functioning autism. We play board games, hold quizzes, group discussions and much more. Parents also welcome to attend.

Meet fortnightly on a Tuesday 7pm-9pm, £1 per session.

Denise
Tel: 01772 750 880 or 07707 954 592
Email: info@ideaslancashire.com 

IDEAS Tuesday Evening Social Club

Walton-le-Dale Youth and Community Centre,
Brindle Road,
Bamber Bridge,
PR5 6YJ  

Support group for young people  age 18+ with Aspergers or high functioning autism. We play board games, hold quizzes, group discussions and much more. Parents also welcome to attend.

Fortnightly on a Tuesday 7pm-9pm, £1 per session.

Denise
Tel: 01772 750 880 or 07707 954 592 Email: info@ideaslancashire.com

Morecambe Community Sports Multi-ball Skills session The Globe Arena,
Christie Way,
Westgate,
Morecambe,
LA4 4TB

Multi-ball sessions for children with an autistic spectrum disorder and their siblings.

Every Saturday 10.30-11.30, £3 per session.

Tel: 01524 411797
Email: info@globearena.co.uk
Junior Autism Group (JAG) soft play centre sessions Cheeky Monkeys, Kem Mill Lane,
Whittle-le-Woods
PR6 7EA

Soft play centre sessions for children aged 0-11 with autistic spectrum disorder/Aspergers syndrome (ASD/ AS). Siblings welcome.

3rd Monday each month 6pm-7.30pm, £1 per session.

Tel: 07437 867 562
Email: info@juniorautismgroup.co.uk
Autism Group Piccadilly Support Services,
Scotforth,
Lancaster,
LA1 4PW

Group for young adults aged 16-30. Activities will be based on people's interests and could include arts and crafts, horticulture, board games, trips out etc.

Mondays and Thursdays, 9.30am-3.30pm, £10 per session, paid in blocks of 6 weeks. Check website for availability.

Tel: 01524 381 513
E-mail: Ju.richmond@googlemail.com
Kangaroos Trampoline Group Unit 9, Lane Ends Trading Estate, Blackpool Road, Preston, PR2 2DS

Trampoline session for children with autism 3-11 years.

Saturdays 1.30pm-3pm, £5 for the first child, £2 for additional children from the same family.

Tel: 01772 720 941
Email: bounce@pctc.org.uk 
Autism Friendly Trampoline Session Energi Trampoline Park,
Queens Retail Park,
Queen Street, Preston,
PR1 4HZ

This session is only open to people with autism and their families. The music is reduced, numbers of people limited, free entry for carers and complimentary juice available after the session. To avoid queues, complete the waiver form online before your visit.

Tuesdays, 5pm-6pm, term time only, £8.95 per person (one parent carer goes free).

Tel: 01702 440 400
Drop Zone Trampoline Park  Pegasus Playzones Ltd,
Plumbe Street,
Burnley,
Lancashire,
BB11 3BP

Autism friendly trampolining session.

Mondays, 7pm – 8pm, term time only

Tel: 01282 421 006
Email: daniel@pegasusdropzone.com
Autism Friendly Trampoline Session Flip Out,
Unit 1B Fishwick Park,
Mercer Street,
Preston,
PR1 4LQ

Autism friendly sessions, siblings welcome. No flashing lights or loud music, numbers limited for a quieter session. Complete the waiver online before your visit.

Fortnightly on a Thursday, 6pm – 7pm (arrive 5.45pm to check in)

Tel: 08452 412043
Email: preston@flipout.co.uk

Spectrum & Me St Aidan's Church Hall,
Station Road, Bamber Bridge,
Preston,
PR5 6QL

Support group for parents with children on the autistic spectrum or with sensory processing condition. 

Fridays (term time and during school holidays) 9.45am-12noon, £4 per family plus 50p for each school age child.

Tel: 07793 153 637
Email: emmavlamb@hotmail.com
Facebook: @Spectrumandme

Travels with Charlie Eco Pod at Park View,
Lytham,
FY8 4JE

Small group for autistic children aged 5-12. Activities include lego, drawing, outdoor activities. Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

Monthly group, contact Sharon for dates.

Sharon
Tel: 07802 585 851
Facebook: @GoTeamCharlieAppeal

Action for ASD Suites 7 & 8 Kings Mill,
Queen Street,
Burnley,
Lancashire,
BB10 2HX

The Autism Resource Centre offers support, leisure and recreational opportunities for children and young people with an ASC (Autism Spectrum Condition) and their parents and carers. From their base they offer on-site specialist services and support to families and individuals.

Tel: 01282 415 455
Email: info@actionasd.org.uk

Minecraft Club Lancaster University Campus,
Bailrigg,
Lancaster,
LA1 4YW

Run in association with Lancaster and Morecambe National Autistic Society, Science Hunters is a Lancaster University outreach project which uses Minecraft to help children explore science topics. Places are limited so please book a space.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every other Thursday, 6.30pm–7.30pm, free of charge.

Email: sciencehunters@lancaster.ac.uk

Autism friendly climbing sessions at Clip'n'Climb Clip'n'Climb
1b Wyder Court,
Millenium City Park,
Preston,
PR2 5BW

Exclusive session for people with autism, their parents, carers and siblings. No music, lighting kept to a minimum and a limited number of climbers. Instructors supervise the climbers; sessions are suitable for all ages.

Wednesdays, 5pm–6.30pm, £10 per climber.

Tel: 01772 655 220
Email: info@clipnclimbpreston.co.uk
Facebook: @clipnclimbpreston 

You may also be interested in the Lancashire Autism Partnership Board, providing information on awareness, rights, independence, choices and inclusion for all those with experience of autism throughout Lancashire.

Deaf and hard of hearing screenings

Provider/activity name Address Details Contact
Hard of hearing screening Reel Cinema,
Hollywood Park,
Manchester Road,
Burnley,
BB11 2EG
Subtitled films for the hard of hearing, every Tuesday. Tel: 01282 457711
Hard of hearing screening Vue Cinema,
King Street,
Accrington,
BB5 1QF

Vue Accrington shows subtitled (ST) films every week – check the Vue website for details. Every screen is also equipped with infrared technology to provide hearing assistance.

Please arrive early so we can set up a headset or neck loop in time for the film.

Tel: 0345 308 4620
Hard of hearing screening Vue Cinema,
Peel Leisure and Retail Park,
Blackburn,
BB1 1DG

Vue Blackburn shows subtitled (ST) films every week – check the Vue website for details. Every screen is also equipped with infrared technology to provide hearing assistance.

Please arrive early so we can set up a headset or neck loop in time for the film.

Tel: 0345 308 4620
Hard of hearing screening

Vue Cinema,
Capitol Centre,
London Way,
Walton-le-Dale,
Preston,
PR5 4AW

Vue Preston shows subtitled (ST) films every week – check the Vue website for details. Every screen is also equipped with infrared technology to provide hearing assistance.

Please arrive early so we can set up a headset or neck loop in time for the film.

Tel: 0345 308 4620
Hard of hearing screening Vue Cinema,
Church Street,
Lancaster,
LA1 1LP

Vue Lancaster shows subtitled (ST) films every week – check the Vue website for details. Every screen is also equipped with infrared technology to provide hearing assistance.

Please arrive early so we can set up a headset or neck loop in time for the film.

Tel: 0345 308 4620

Youth clubs and activities for young adults

Provider/activity name Address Details Contact

Spring into Phab Youth Sessions


The Zone Young People's Centre
(opposite Trinity Church),
Parson Lane,
Clitheroe,
BB7 2JY

Delivering a wide range of activities including Cooking/baking, Pool, Music, Sports, Games tournament, Quiz nights, Indoor sports, Film Nights and more. For young people aged 11-30.

Mondays, 7.30pm – 9pm.

Tel: 07960 428 701
Email: phab@spring-projects.co.uk

Buddy's Club

Burnley Play Association,
The Vanguard Community Centre,
65 Bevington Close, Burnley,
BB11 4SD

SEN Youth Group where you can meet new friends and play, learn and create together. Indoor activity space, quiet room for games and sensory room. Also outdoor sports area, green space and play park. Different themed activities each week. Ages 6 – 16 years.

Mondays, 6pm - 8:30pm
£2 per week

Tel: 01282 416 194
Email: vanguardcc@btconnect.com

4-Ever Unique Day Time Support

Unique Kidz and Co
Woodhill Lane
Morecambe
Lancashire
LA4 4NW

Themed activities and projects for young adults with disabilities, aged 16 – 25. Each project will be developed to connect with the interests of the people using the service. Meet friends, go out on trips and develop skills.

Full day support, Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm.

 

Tel: 01524 831132 or 07860 772577 
Email: 4everunique@uniquekidzandco.org.uk

4-Ever Unique College Club

Pick up from:
Beaumont College,
Slyne Road,
Lancaster,
LA2 6AP

College club for young adults aged 16 - 25 years with disabilities. Come and enjoy activities such as cooking, gardening, art and craft, trips out and much more!

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3.30pm-6pm, £30 per session.

Tel: Kimberley 01524 831 132
Email: 4everunique@uniquekidzandco.org.uk
Unique Kidz and Co Siblings Group

Unique Kidz and Co,
Woodhill Lane,
Morecambe,
LA4 4NW

Group for children aged 8 years and over who have a brother or sister with a disability. A chance to make friends, go on trips, learn new skills and share experiences.

One Saturday and one evening per month.

tel: 01524 831 132
Email: manager@uniquekidzandco.org.uk 
SMILE Club

Burconel Centre,
Back of Richard Street,
Brierfield,
BB9 5EW

Activity Club run by a local care agency for 18 years plus. A varied timetable of leisure pursuits and activities in a safe and supportive environment.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.30am-2.30pm, £12 per day.

Tel: 01282 416 592

Senior Gateway Club - Burnley Colne and Nelson Mencap Society

Burconel Centre,
Back of Richard Street,
Brierfield,
BB9 5EW

Senior Gateway Club is for 18 years plus and includes activities like dancing and crafts.

Mondays, 6.30pm-9pm, £1.50 per session.

Club leader 
Tel: 01282 694 760
Futures Alternative Learning and Development Centre Ltd Broomhill Farm
Smalden Lane,
Grindleton
BB7 4RX
Structured programme of farming related activities for people with learning difficulties and the disadvantaged. Tel: 01200 440 675
Email: futures.alec@hotmail.co.uk
Teen Seen Youth Club Fylde The Zone Fylde
Chapel Walks,
Kirkham
PR4 2TA

Various activities for young people with disabilities aged 12-25.

Tuesdays 6.30pm-8.30pm. Please contact before attending.

Young People's Service
Tel: 01772 682 548
Email: Rebecca.townson@lancashire.gov.uk
A Team (SEND) Fleetwood Wyre Youth Zone,
Milton Street,
Fleetwood
FY7 6QW

Various youth club activities on offer and events, trips and away days. The youth club is open to all young people with disabilities aged 12-25 years old in the surrounding area.

Mondays 6pm-8pm, please contact to book a place.

Tel: 01253 775 100
Email: michelle.beavers@lancashire.gov.uk
Our Choice

The Zone in Burnley,
Whittam Street,
Burnley
BB11 1LW

Various activities, internet café, kitchen, sports hall, music room and dance studio.

Open to all young people with disabilities aged 12-25 in the surrounding area.

Every Tuesday 6.30pm-9.30pm. Cost 20p.

Tel: 01282 471212
The Mix Nightclub for 18+

13 St James Row,
Burnley,
BB11 1DR

For those with learning difficulties who like to meet new friends and form future relationships.

Nightclub 4 times a year on a Sunday.

The bar is open 5pm-10pm.

Tel: 01282 420 060
Fylde Youth Club

Kilgrimol Girl Guiding Hut,
67 Leach Lane,
St Annes,
FY8 3AN

For 8 to 18 year olds with additional needs/disabilities. Various activities including arts and craft activities, cooking & baking, sports skills sessions and music and dancing.

Wednesday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm (term time only). £5 per session.

Play Inclusion Project
Tel: 01253 899 883
Email: hazel@pipuk.org
Bradbury Scout Group

Leyland - please phone for details

Scout Group 6-16 years.

Wednesday 6.30pm-8pm.

Margaret Eckton
Tel: 01772 491944
Charter House Activities session, Burnley  Charter House Activity Centre and Sensory Room,
Saunder Bank,
Burnley,
BB11 2EN

Range of activities offered including cookery, arts and crafts and computers for young people from 16+. Please contact the venue.

3 hour session £26.50 includes lunch
5 hour session £39 includes lunch

All sessions include drinks and snacks. They also offer a 2 hour taster session, contact the venue to pre-book.

Tel: 01282 429094  
Email: charterhouseburnley@yahoo.co.uk
Colourful Voices Youth group The Zone Pendle,
Leeds Road,
Nelson,
BB9 8EL

Various activities, dance studio, organised trips for ages 12-25.

Tuesdays, 5pm-7.30pm

Tel: 01282 447 450 
Friday Night Project Old St James School,
Cannon Street,
Accrington,
BB5 2ER

Activities on-site include arts and crafts, indoor hockey, dodge-ball, baking and sensory room.

Activities off-site include archery, kayaking, zip wire, Chester Zoo, Blackpool Illuminations, pantomime, tubing and residential.

For ages 0-17 years, no siblings, to be accompanied by a carer.

Fridays, 4.15pm-6.15pm, £2 per session.

Tel: 07803 053 208
Email: fridaynightproject_clm@outlook.com
Kids United Mencap Building,
Charles Street,
Morecambe
LA4 5SX

Stay and Play sessions and respite sessions for ages 0-19 and siblings.

Mondays, 5pm-7pm, term time only  £1 for 1 child, 50p for each additional child

Leona
Tel: 07867 483 638
Email: leonapye@hotmail.co.uk
PHAB Whalley Whalley Village Hall,
Accrington Road,
Whalley,
Clitheroe,
BB7 9TD

Inclusive youth club; arts and crafts, discos, guest speakers and much more. Ages 0-15.

Monthly on a Saturday, 4pm-5.30pm, £2 per session.

Tel: 01254 824 784 or 07875 140 898
Email: rebecca.hargreaves@phab.org.uk
Piccadilly Support Services Piccadilly,
Scotforth,
Lancaster,
LA1 4PW

A variety of activities including arts and crafts, horticulture, woodwork, cookery etc. One off sessions, half day, full day or per hour. Ages 14-25.

Tel: 01524 847 685
Email: Ju.richmond@googlemail.com
Reach up and Go Venues across Chorley School holiday play scheme providing activities for children ages 4-16 with a disability.  Tel: 01257 515 151
Email: kay.unsworth@chorley.gov.uk
Sign Hi Say Hi! Independent Living Centre,
259 Whitegate Drive,
Blackpool,
FY3 9JL 

Drop in session for deaf/hearing impaired children/young people and their families. Various activities including sports, crafts, trips and events.

Alternate Tuesdays (term time) 6pm - 8pm, plus occasional Saturdays. Family membership £5 per year; sessions £1 per person (under 5s free).

Tel: 07808 001 134, 07507 562797
Email: signhisayhi@ndcs.org.uk

Star Youth Club  Rossendale Youth Zone,
Burnley Road East,
Rawtenstall,
BB4 8EW
Inclusive youth club for ages 12-25 years. Please contact for details. Tel: 01706 242 020
The Hyndburn SNAP Group Hyndburn Youth Zone,
Paradise Street,
Accrington,
BB5 1PB

Youth club for ages 12-15.

Thursdays, 6.45pm-8.45 pm.

Tel: 01254 300 110 
Email: gillian.anson@lancashire.gov.uk

U-NITE The Youth Zone,
West Paddock,
Leyland,
PR25 1HR 

Youth club for young people aged 12-19 with SEND or confidence issues living in South Ribble. Please contact organiser before attending.

Fridays, 4.30pm-6.30pm.

Tel: 01772 426 858
Email: helen.gardener@lancashire.gov.uk
VICS (Visually Impaired Children's Support) Accrington Blind Society,
32 Bank Street,
Accrington,
BB5 1HP

Playgroup for ages 0-18 years. Sessions include music therapy, crafts, trips, parties and other events.

Saturday 10am-12noon every fortnight, £1 for adults, free for children.

Jane
Tel: 01254 239 559 or 07790 936 208
Whatever! St John's Church,
Leyland Lane,
Leyland,
PR25 1XB

Youth club for children and young people ages 11+ with disabilities and/or additional needs.

Last Saturday of the month, 6pm-8pm.

Brenda
Tel: 01772 301 738

Youth Club Caritas Care,
218 Tulketh Road,
Ashton,
Preston,
PR2 1ES

Sports, trips out, themed parties, bowling, computer games, arts & crafts and much more. For young people aged 11-18 with additional needs.

Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm, £5 per session.

Caritas Care
Tel: 01772 732 313
Wyre Youth Club Thornton Youth and Community Centre,
87 Marsh Road,
Thornton-Cleveleys,
FY5 2TY

Club for ages 8 - 18 years with additional needs/disabilities. Activities include arts and crafts, sports sessions, baking, fun and games and IT sessions.

Thursdays (term time only), 5:30 – 7:30pm
£5 per session

Play Inclusion Project
Tel: 01253 899883
Email: hazel@pipuk.org
After School Club Oak Tree Children's Centre,
Sydney Street,
Lytham St Annes,
FY8 1TR

Club for 5-8 year olds with additional needs and disabilities. Activities on offer include games, messy play, arts and crafts.

Tuesdays (term time only), 3.45pm – 5:15pm, £5 per session

Play Inclusion Project
Tel: 01253 899883
Email: hazel@pipuk.org
Health in Action Lancaster and Morecambe area – contact for details

A group for adults with learning disabilities. Learn new skills, encourage independence and be part of a welcoming group. Holistic bespoke learning sessions, accessing different resources in the community and providing health and wellbeing awareness.

Alternate Wednesdays, 10am-12noon.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01524 550330
Email: Learning.disabilitiesservices@lancashirecare.nhs.uk
Spire Social Evening Kolor Bar,
Church Street,
Preston,
PR1 3BU

A weekly shindig for adults with learning disabilities, licensed bar and spectacular theme nights. A handy guide to staying safe on a night out is available on the website.

Wednesdays from 7pm, £2 per person (carers go free), ages 18+

Tel: 01772 524567
Email: info@spirepreston.co.uk
Barks and Recreation Supported Dog Walking Preston – contact for details

Professional dog walking service that provides support to people aged 16+ with a learning disability or autism. Improve your physical health and mental wellbeing, develop social skills and confidence, and gain experience working with dogs.

Days and times vary, £12 per hour.

Tel: 01772 381 062
Email: info@barksandrec.co.uk

Cinema Club at Vue Lancaster Meet at the Crafty Scholar Pub,
Church Street,
Lancaster,
LA1 1LP

Club for adults aged 18+ with a learning disability. A night out with food, a film and new friends. Talk about the film afterwards with a few drinks.

Monthly on a Tuesday, from 5pm.

Gill
Tel: 07930 410 416

Friday Stars Ashton Neighbourhood Centre,
Tulketh Crescent,
Preston,
PR2 2RH

Youth club for young people aged 12-25 with additional needs. Please contact before attending.

Fridays, 6pm-8pm.

Tel: 07775 221 214
Email: suliman.hussain@lancashire.gov.uk

Motiv8 Lancs The Woodnook Centre,
54 Royds Street,
Accrington,
BB5 2HU

Sessions for adults with a learning disability or a mental health need. A wide range of structured, high quality, meaningful activities that promote a sense of wellbeing through achievement. Topics include cook'n'dine, multi-sports, wood crafting, ICT and art/craft activities.

Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am–3pm, £20 per day.

Tracy
Tel: 07980 292 330
Email: Motiv8-lancscic@outlook.com

Motiv8 Lancs Carr Street Community Centre,
Bamber Bridge,
PR5 6TY

Dance/Fitness and Healthy Eating sessions for adults with a learning disability or a mental health need. A wide range of structured educational activities that promote a sense of wellbeing through achievement.

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm, £10 per day.

Tracy
Tel: 07980 292 330
Emai: Motiv8-lancscic@outlook.com

Motiv8 Lancs

Stanley Grange,
Roach Road,
Preston,
PR5 0RB

Art and Craft sessions for adults with a learning disability or a mental health need. A wide range of structured educational activities that promote a sense of wellbeing through achievement.

Fridays, 2pm–4pm, £5 per session including refreshments.

 

Tracy
Tel: 07980 292 330
Email: Motiv8-lancscic@outlook.com

SEN Youth Provision Chorley - contact for details

Youth group with a wide range of activities for young people aged 12-25 with additional needs.

Saturdays, 10am – 12noon.


Tel: 07775 221237
Email: rachel.heaps@lancashire.gov.uk

Young People's Group Walton-le-Dale - contact for details

Young people's group for ages 16-25 with additional needs.

Thursdays, 6pm-8pm.

Tel: 01772 426 858
Email: helen.gardener@lancashire.gov.uk

Big Blue Door 22a Albert Street,
Oswaldtwistle,
BB5 3NB

Arts and crafts, swimming, going for walks, going to the park, home care support, in house games, hydrotherapy. For ages 0-25 with additional needs.

Tel: 01254 278 378
Email: andrea.brighouse@bluetinroof.co.uk

Speech and language therapy

Provider/activity name Address Details Contact
Talk, Play and Sing Trumacar Primary School
Combermere Road,
Higher Heysham,
Morecambe,
Lancashire
LA3 2ST

Speech and language session with play activities to encourage speech for children.

Every Monday 9am-11.30am £1 per child.

Tel: 01524 853 912
Talking Together sessions Reedley Hallows Nursery School and Children's Centre
Burnley Campus,
Barden Lane,
Burnley,
BB10 1JD

Adapted Talking Together sessions, directed input from staff then play session to model strategies alongside parent.

Four weekly sessions of 1½ hours run each half term.

Tel: 01282 682285
Talking Together and Rhyme Time Walton Lane Children's Centre,
Walton Lane,
Nelson
BB9 8BP

Support and ideas to help children’s language development.

Contact the centre to check availability of places.

Tel: 01282 613437
Yakety Yak Whitewell Bottom Community Centre,
Rossendale,
BB4 9LB

Down's Syndrome speech and language group. Please contact the provider for details.

Tel: 01706 217 354
Email:  eastlancsdssg@aol.co.uk 

Soft play centres and sensory rooms

Provider/activity name Address Details Contact
Charter House Burnley  (sensory room hire) Charter House Activity Centre and Sensory Room
Saunder Bank, Burnley,
BB11 2EN

Sensory room available to book for all ages. £20 per hour for a single user plus carers and £28 per hour for multiple users, plus carers.

Please contact the venue for more information.

Tel: 01282 429 094
Email: charterhouseburnley@yahoo.co.uk
Charter House Burnley (sensory room sessions) Charter House Activity Centre and Sensory Room,
Saunder Bank,
Burnley,
BB11 2EN

Sensory room sessions for children under 5 years.

Wednesdays, 2 groups:  10am-11am and 11.10am-12.10pm, £3 per child.

Tel: 01282 429 094
Email: charterhouseburnley@yahoo.co.uk
Kiddy Chaos Kings Mill,
Queens Street,
Harle Syke,
Burnley,
BB102HX

Play centre for under 11 years only - not SEND specific.

Sunday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-7pm.

Tel: 01282 413033
Email: info@kiddychaos.co.uk
The Space Centre 10 Pedders Lane,
Ashton,
Preston,
PR2 2TH

Multi sensory rooms for individual or group hire. Family sessions on Saturdays and Sundays. Contact the centre to book.

Monday-Sunday, 9.30am-8pm.

Tel: 01772 760 403
Email: thespacecentre@gmail.com
Space Centre (Accrington) Adventure Hyndburn,
The Park Child and Family Centre,
Norfolk Grove,
Church,
Accrington,
BB5 4RY

Sensory room and equipment for all ages. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings, Friday afternoons – please contact to book

Tel: 01254 387757
Email: info@surestarthyndburn.co.uk

Sensory rooms and soft play at West Lancs Children's Centres

Park Children's Centre, Barnes Road, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 8HN

First Steps Eavesdale, Tanhouse, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 6AU

Specially designed to enable children with additional needs to enjoy a wide range of sensory experiences, therapy, learning, relaxation and fun.

Contact the centres for details and to book.

Park, 01695 654 099

First Steps, 01695 724 873

Chai Centre

Chai Centre,
Hurtley St,
Burnley, 
BB10 1BY

Children Centre activities with outreach support workers for families with young children. Multi-sensory room available to book for groups, families and individuals. 

Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, £1.50 per family

Tel: 01282 628530

Jubilee Pool and Sensory Rooms

Jubilee Pool,
Tennyson Street,
Bolton,
BL1 3HG

Jubilee Pool in Halliwell is designed for all members of the community, especially those with disabilities and their families. There are two sensory rooms available to hire in the centre.

Tel: 01204 337 808  
Email: jubileepool@bolton.gov.uk

Lil Monsters

Unit 4,
Campbell Street,
Preston,
PR1 5LX

Soft play centre with sensory room for ages 0-13. 

Monday-Sunday, 10am-7.30pm

Tel: 01772 709 940  
Email: info@lilmonstersplayhouse.co.uk

Special Needs Family Play Centre

Giddy Kippers Party and Play Centre,
1 Turner Road,
Lomeshaye Business Village,
Nelson
BB97DU

Soft play centre drop in session Thursdays, once a month. 6.30pm-8.00pm £2 per child.

Tel: 01282 615 200

Tiny Rockers

Ordnance Road,
Buckshaw Village,
Chorley,
PR7 7EZ

Soft play centre with sensory room. For children of all abilities ages 0-12 years.

Monday-Friday 9.30am-2.30pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm.

Tel: 01257 208 884

Twinkle House

2 Gorsey Place,
East Gillibrands,
Skelmersdale
WN8 9UP

A free sensory-based personalised support service for ages 0-19 years with disabilities and additional needs living in West Lancs and neighbouring areas. Also Family Time sessions available in the sensory rooms, dance studio and hydrotherapy pool.

Family Time sessions Monday-Friday, 4pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-1pm. Cost £2-£3 per person, depending on the activity.

Tel: 01695 455 625

Zone Soft Play

Dalton Square,
Lancaster,
LA1 1PL

Exclusive sessions for children with additional needs and their families. Usual age and height restrictions do not apply. No need to book Mondays 4.30-6pm and school holiday sessions.

Lucy Ellis
Tel: 07873 818 153

Zone
Tel: 01524 382 225

Tiny Galaxies Sensory Room

The Family Tree Children's Centre,
Tunstill Square,
Brierfield,
BB9 5GZ

A place for parents/carers to bond with their children, exploring the relaxing and tranquil environment through touch, sight and sound experience. All ages from birth up.

£1 per family per visit.

Tel: 01282 470 534

Energy Soft Play

Salt Ayre Leisure Centre,
Doris Henderson Way,
Lancaster,
LA1 5JS

Exclusive soft play session for children and young people with additional needs and their siblings. Ages 0-12 years, max height 148cm. No need to book, just turn up.

Tuesdays, 5.45pm–7pm, £2.50 per child (under 1 year olds free).

Tel: 01524 847 540

Warrington Play and Sensory Centre

Woolston Neighbourhood Hub,
Warrington,
WA1 4PN

A purpose-built centre for disabled children and adults or those with additional needs, and their family and friends. Structured groups and activities for different age groups and abilities, as well as open play sessions. Booking is essential.

Open: Tuesday 1pm-7.30pm, Thursday/Friday 9am-5.45pm, Saturday/Sunday 9.30am-4.30pm
Prices: adults £4.50, children 5-19 years £3.75, pre-school £2.50.

Tel: 01925 817 347
Email: sensorycentre@warrington.gov.uk
Fecabook: @Warrington-Play-and-Sensory-Centre

Wacky Warehouse SEN night

The Hollywood Star,
Manchester Road,
Burnley,
BB11 2EG

Soft play area is closed to the public during the sessions, numbers limited and there are no age or height restrictions. Booking is essential.

Tel: 01282 439 521
Facebook: @wackywarehouseburnley

Sports

Provider/activity name Address Details Contact
YMCA Bowl SEND Play and Stay sessions

Victoria Road East,
Thornton-Cleveleys,
FY5 3SX

Open to those with SEND and their parents, carers and siblings. Fully accessible with a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Spectators area available along with café facilities. Pre-booking advised, walk-ins welcome if space allows.

First Tuesday and third Thursday of every month, 4pm – 5:30pm, £2 per person per game

Tel: 01253 824 108
Facebook: @ymcabowl

X Height Climbing Wall

Salt Ayre Leisure Centre,
Doris Henderson Way,
Lancaster,
LA1 5JS

Exclusive sessions for children and young people with additional needs and their siblings, ages 5+. Booking essential via North Lancashire Directions Group (NLDG).

Thursdays (term time only), sessions from 6pm, 7pm and 8pm; £6 per climber.

Book online: X Height Climbing Wall or text Lucy Ellis on 07873 818153

Garstang Cricket Club Riverside Sports Ground,
off High Street,
Garstang,
PR3 1EB

Cricket is a great way to meet new people, have fun, develop your skills and challenge yourself. Qualified coaches offer specific support for those with a disability.

Saturdays, 10am-11:30am

Andy Fletcher
Tel: 07891 390 843
Email: garstangdisabilitycricket@outlook.com  
Mawdesley Cricket Club Rectory Field,
School Lane,
Mawdesley,
L40 3TG

Cricket is a great way to meet new people, have fun, develop your skills and challenge yourself. Qualified coaches offer specific support for those with a disability.

Ages 18+

Tuesday afternoons, contact for details

Martin Trengrove
Email: martin.trengrove@yahoo.co.uk
Cycling club Ridgewood School
Eastern Avenue
Burnley
BB10 2AT

Cycling with Wheels 4 All bikes. 

Tuesdays, 3.30pm-4.30pm.

Samantha Jackson/ Diane Colton
Tel: 01282 682 316
Wyre Wheels YMCA, Fleetwood Leisure Centre
The Esplanade, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6HF

Cycling programme offering participants the opportunity to ride adapted bicycles including trikes, side-by-sides, hand bikes, quad and wheelchair bikes. Ages 14 - adult.

Fridays, 1pm-3pm, first session free, then £3.50 per session.

Tel: 01253 887 482
Email: angela.longstaff@wyre.gov.uk

Network Wheels - adapted bikes for adults with special needs

Salt Ayre Sports Centre, Doris Henderson Way, Lancaster. LA1 5JS

The session is popular with people with learning difficulties, limited balance or physical disabilities. All of the bikes are simple to use and offer a social cycling activity to people indoors and outdoors.

Ages 18+, 16 or 17 year olds can attend with a carer/guardian. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am – 12noon
£3.50 per session

James Burbidge, Sports and Physical Activity Officer at Lancaster City Council
Tel: 01524 582 630

Preston on Wheels

Various parks in Preston

Open to anyone aged 16+, it lets people experience cycling on all kinds of different bikes and equipment. Sessions are suitable for the complete beginner to the experienced rider and cater for all abilities. They have a range of different cycling sessions across Preston (external link).

Yunus
Tel: 07748 207 549 or 01925 234 213
Email yunuss@tiscali.co.uk or ian.tierney@cycling.org.uk
Junior Wheels for All Moor Park,
Preston
PR1 6AS

Range of adapted cycles to enable young people 18 and under of all abilities to access cycling.

Every other Saturday, 11am-12.30pm, £3 per session.

Yunus
Tel: 07748 207 549
Email: yunuss@tiscali.co.uk

or Ian

Tel: 01925 234213
Email: ian.tierney@cycling.org.uk

Wheels for All Moor Park,
Preston
PR1 6AS

Wheels for All offers a great opportunity to use a wide range of adapted cycles, which are perfectly suited for adults (ages 16+) with a differing need or disability. Tricycles, hand cycles, side by sides and wheelchair accessible cycles available.

Mondays and Thursdays, 10am-2.30pm, £3 per session.

Yunus
Tel: 07748 207 549
Email: yunuss@tiscali.co.uk

or Ian

Tel: 01925 234213
Email: ian.tierney@cycling.org.uk

Wheels for All Tom Benson Way,
Ashton on Ribble,
Preston,
PR2 1SG

Preston Sports Arena offer inclusive cycling sessions, for all ages and abilities, delivered on the purpose built cycle track. Contact the centre to book an individual or group session.

Thursdays and Fridays - contact for details.

Tel: 01772 761 000
Wheels for All Sporting Edge,
Edge Hill University,
St Helen's Road,
Ormskirk,
L39 4QP

Adapted bikes to ensure everybody can cycle. Come and have a go! Ages 18+.

Tuesdays, 1pm-3pm, £4 per session.

Tel: 01695 584 745

Hyndburn North End

Hyndburn North End,
JJB Sports Centre,
Blackburn

Football for young people.

Tel: 07968 458 612

Lancaster Lightning Football Team Salt Ayre Sports Centre,
Doris Henderson Way,
Lancaster,
LA1 5JS

Indoor football training session for Young People and Adults with additional needs. Ages 18+, 16 or 17 year olds can attend with a carer/guardian.

Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30am
£3 per session

Tel: 01524 582 630
Accrington Stanley Community Trust Disability Football Hyndburn Leisure Centre,
Henry Street,
Church,
Accrington,
BB5 4EP

Football sessions for males and females aged 16+.

Mondays, 11am – 12noon

Tel: 01254 304 071 or 07707 659 745
Emil: info@stanleytrust.co.uk
Clitheroe Wolves Football Club Disability Group Ribblesdale School,
Queens Road,
Clitheroe,
BB7 1EJ

Football sessions for all ages and abilities.

Mondays, 6pm – 7pm. Contact before attending as the venue may change

Tel: Ross 07779 782 364
Email: clitheroewolves@gmail.com
Spartac Gym Club Edge Hill University,
St Helens Road,
Ormskirk
L39 4QP

Disability Gymnastic club. All ages.

Sunday 10am-12noon.
Pay monthly, £4 per session

Tel: 07815 295 154
Emal: sonjarozzell@hotmail.com  
Judo for adults with learning difficulties

YMCA Thornton Health and Fitness Centre
Victoria Road East - Thornton - Lancashire - FY5 3SX

A class for adults age 18+ with learning difficulties.

£3 per session.

Thornton YMCA 01253 824 108

Wyre Council Multi Sports Sessions for adults YMCA Fleetwood,
The Esplanade,
Fleetwood,
FY7 6HF

Take part in a variety of disability and paralympic multi-sport and cycling activities. Adults with additional needs.

Wednesdays, 10.15-11.15am; Fridays, 1.30-3.30pm.

Tel: 01253 771 505 or 01253 874 778
Chorley Wildcats multi-sports club All Seasons Leisure Centre, Water St, Chorley PR7 1EX

Multi-sports club for young people with a disability aged 6 - 16 years.

Saturdays, 9.15-11am.

Tel: 01257 267 748 or 01257 515 000
Email: michael.mason@warburtons.co.uk 
Funpod Foxes Multi Sports Group St Anne's YMCA, St Alban's Road, St Anne's FY8 1XD

Disability multi-sports club for ages 8 to adult.

Sundays, 2pm-4pm.

 Tel: 07518 048571
Multi Sports Club for adults with additional needs Salt Ayre Sports Centre, Doris Henderson Way, Lancaster
LA1 5JS

Multi-sports session for adults with additional needs. Its sport for everyone, whatever your ability and experience. Sports include target games, bowls, boccia, curling, Wii fit and X-box, and other adapted ball games.

Ages 18+, 16 or 17 year olds can attend with a carer/guardian. 

Tuesdays, 1.30pm-2.30pm, £3 per session.

Salt Ayre Sports Centre
Sports development team
Tel: 01524 847 540
Email: saltayre@lancaster.gov.uk

Preston Panthers multi sports club West View Leisure Centre,
Preston,
PR1 5EP

Dry sport and wet sport activities for children with additional needs. Siblings welcome.

Saturdays 5pm-6pm dry sports 6.30pm-7.30pm wet sports.

Marilyn Gregson
Tel: 01772 719 025 or 07719 599 537
Fleetwood Multi Stars Sports Club, Wyre Council Fleetwood High School Broadway, Fleetwood

Wide variety of sports and activities including trampolining and climbing. For children and young people aged 8-20 years old.

Thursdays, 6pm-8pm, £2 per session.

Tel: 01253 887 482
Email: angela.longstaff@wyre.gov.uk 
Burnley Bears Sports Club St Theodore's Sports College,
Ormerod Road,
Burnley,
BB10 3AA

This club is a sports club designed for children between 8-19 years with special needs. 

Wednesdays 6pm-8pm, £3 per session

Phil Butterworth
Tel: 07788 858778
Email: philbutterworth@hotmail.co.uk

DASH Multi Sports Club New Era,
Paradise Street,
Accrington,
Lancashire
BB5 1PB

Tuesdays 7pm-8.30pm.

Tel: 01254 395 839

Spring into Sport

New Era,
1 Paradise Street,
Accrington,
BB5 1PB

Multi-sports activities for people with and without learning disabilities. Ages 11+.

Every other Friday, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, £3 per session.

Tel: 01254 457 026 or 07956 018 422
Email: info@spring-projects.co.uk

TAAG (Teenage ASD, ADHD Group) Venues around Chorley and South Ribble

Swimming, trampolining, indoor rock climbing and more for ages 8 - 18. Parent support group meets while the young people take part in activities. Contact for information on activities.

Tel: 07738 129 447
Email: info@taaglancashire.co.uk

Up & Active Inclusive Club (formerly ICE Club) Colne Primet Academy,
Dent Street,
Colne,
BB8 8JF

Inclusive multi-sports sessions, activities include football, cricket, boccia, basketball, table tennis and more. For ages 6+.

Thursdays, 6pm - 7pm, £2 per session.

Tel: 01282 661225 or 01282 661226
Email: 
info@upandactive.co.uk

Multi-Sports Sessions
Lancaster and Morecambe College,
Morecambe Road,
Lancaster,
LA1 2TY

Two sessions, for ages 5-11 and 12-18 with additional needs. Also a separate session alongside each one for their siblings, ages 5-18. Parents and carers must stay on site during the session. Please book in advance.

Saturdays, 10.30am–11.30am (ages 5-11); 11:30am – 12:30pm (ages 12-18), £2 per person.

Tel: 01524 521 411
Email: sport@lmc.ac.uk

Sport for All Burnley FC in the Community – venues across Burnley

Sessions are designed to engage and empower members of the community who have a disability. Develop both physically and socially, using sport to achieve this. Age groups: under 16/16and over.

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri; contact for details of activities and times. All sessions are free.

Lewis Rimmer
Tel: 01282 704 716
Email: l.rimmer@burnleyfc.com
Facebook: @burnleyfccommunity

CSI (Challenge through Sport Initiative) activities
Various venues across Preston

Sports sessions aimed at improving Mental Health and Wellbeing for those experiencing substance misuse, anxiety, depression or feeling isolated. No kit or equipment needed… just yourself! Please contact CSI before attending.

Monday – Friday, contact for details of activities and times. All sessions are free.

Phil
Tel: 07732 163 150
Email: pwright@lancashiresport.org.uk

Gwen
Tel: 07732 163 149
Email : ghughes@lancashiresport.org.uk

Facebook: @LancashireCSI
Twitter: @LancashireCSI

Garstang Stars Disability Multi-sports Club YMCA Garstang Leisure Centre,
Windsor Road,
Garstang,
PR3 1ED

Disability multi-sports club for young people aged 8-18 years.

Mondays, 5pm-6pm.

Tel: 01995 605 410

Riding for the Disabled Dyneley Group Crown Point House,
Crown Point Road,
Burnley,
BB11 3RT
Horse riding for people with additional needs on Saturday mornings - contact for details. Tel: 07817 914 298
Email: catdower@yahoo.co.uk
Riding for the Disabled Herd House Group Herd House Riding School,
Halifax Road,
Briercliffe,
Burnley,
BB10 3QZ
Horse riding for people with additional needs. Tel: 01282 436 091
Email: cath@herdhouse.co.uk
Riding for the Disabled Midgeland Group Midgeland Riding School, 460 Midgeland Road, Blackpool, FY4 5EE Horse riding for people with additional needs. Tel: 07960 495 319
Email: pb@sandablackwell.com
Riding for the Disabled NE Lancashire Group Stony Knoll Farm,
Haslingden Old Road,
Oswaldtwistle,
Accrington,
BB5 3RP
Horse riding for people with additional needs. Tel: 07807 259 191
Email: nelrda@hotmail.com
Riding for the Disabled North Meols Carriage Driving Group 28a New Lane,
Southport,
PR9 8LH
Horse riding for people with additional needs. Tel: 01704 566 728 Email: bafilo@tiscali.co.uk
Riding for the Disabled Pendle Group View Cottage Farm,
Moorgate Road,
Barnoldswick,
BB18 5SG
Horse riding for people with additional needs. Tel: 07780 864 723
Email: kate@pendlerda.co.uk
Riding for the Disabled Red Rose Carriage Driving Group 8 Gorsey Lane,
Banks,
Southport,
PR9 8EH
Horse riding for people with additional needs. Tel: 01704 229 311
Email: janeoneill1@hotmail.co.uk
Riding for the Disabled Seaside Venture Group Wrea Green Equitation Centre,
Bryning,
Preston,
PR4 3PP

Horse riding for people with additional needs. Ages 3 – adult, all disabilities assessed.

Tuesday morning and evening sessions, cost £5 - £11, depending on ability and session length.

Tel: 01772 686 576  
Email: asideventure@outlook.com
Riding for the Disabled West Lancs Group Parbold Equestrian Centre,
21 Bradshaw Lane,
Parbold,
WN8 7NQ

Wednesdays 1pm-4pm, Fridays 5pm-7pm; £15 per half hour session.

Debbie Abraham
Tel: 01695 422 399

or Glenda Foley
Tel: 07792 444 181  
Email: foleyglenda@gmail.com 

Rossendale Special Ski Club Ski Rossendale,
Haslingden Old Road,
Rawtenstall,
BB4 8RR

Skiing for young people age 6+ with additional needs.

Saturday (term time only) 2pm-4pm (£10 per person)

Tel: 01706 231 479 or 07931 854 130
Email: rosskiclub@gmail.com
Aqua Lions St Peters Leisure Centre,
Church Street,
Burnley
BB11 2DL

This session is for our members to relax and try to improve their swimming, in a friendly and comfortable environment. We encourage parents and siblings to go for a swim with the child or young person with SEND as this does seem to help the children and young people's confidence. It is a session based on enjoyment and togetherness.

Sundays 4pm-5pm. Free.

Ages 0-19

Tel: 01282 664444 or

Brian Crossley
Tel: 07764 790 386

Chorley Widcats All Seasons Leisure Centre, Water St, Chorley PR7 1EX

Swimming for young people with a disability aged 6 - 16 years.

Sundays 5pm - 6pm

Tel: 01257 267 748 or 01257 515 000  Email: michael.mason@warburtons.co.uk 
Fylde Sharks Disability Swimming Club

St Annes YMCA Swimming Pool,
South Promenade,
Lytham St Annes
FY8 1SW;

and

Kirkham Rural Splash YMCA Swimming Pool,
Station Road,
Kirkham
PR4 2HA

30 minute 1:1 swimming sessions for children and young people up to 18 years with additional needs.

Booking is essential. Members' admission £11 per month.

Tel: 07922 522 895
Email: admin@fyldesharks.co.uk
Fylde Otters Swimming Club YMCA St Anne's Swimming Pool, South Promenade, Lytham St Anne's FY8 1SW

Multi Disability Swimming Club for Adults (18+).

Every Monday 7.30pm-8.30pm.

Tel: 07552 936 079
Email: enquiries@fyldecoastymca.org
Wyre Flounders Swimming Club

Fleetwood YMCA
The Esplanade - Fleetwood - Lancashire - FY7 6HF

For adults with disabilities.

Every Saturday between 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

Tel: 01253 778 165 or 01253 875 315.
Rossendale Rays Special Needs Swimming Club Marl Pits Leisure Centre,
Newchurch Road,
Rawtenstall,
BB4 7SN

A fully inclusive swimming club for people with additional needs of any age, along with all their family and friends.

Sundays 3.30pm - 5.30pm.

Tel: 01706 223 566
Email: rossendalerays@gmail.co.uk
Facebook: @RossyRays

Bamber Bridge Special Needs Swim

Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre, Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6YJ

Special needs swimming session for all ages.

Saturdays 5-6pm.

Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre
Tel: 01772 322 012

Preston Disability Swim

West View Climbing and Leisure Centre, West View, Preston, PR1 5EP

A relaxed swim available for disabled people and their families. 

Saturdays, 6.30pm - 7.30pm, free.

Tel: 01772 796 788

Hyndburn Disability Swim

Hyndburn Leisure Centre, Henry Street, Church, Accrington, BB5 4EP A session for people with disabilities wishing to swim in a more private and personal environment. Pool hoist facility available. Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am. Find out more on the Hyndburn Leisure website. Tel: 01254 385 945

Jubilee Pool

Jubilee Pool, Tennyson Street, Bolton, BL1 3HG Jubilee Pool in Halliwell is designed for all members of the community, especially those with disabilities and their families. It has several unique features and every effort has been made to enable everyone to participate swimming. It has a handrail surrounding the pool, the water temperature is 95f, it is accessible by chair lift or steps, a plastic wheelchair if required for use in the showers and there is a mobile hoist. Tel: 01204 334443
Email: jubileepool@bolton.gov.uk

Splash World Quiet Nights

Dunes Splash World, the Esplanade, Southport, PR8 1RX

A quiet session for people with disabilities and their families.

Every other Friday, 6.30pm-8.30pm, £6 per person (1 carer free).

Tel: 01704 537 160
Email: promotions@sefton.gov.uk 

Twinkle House Hydrotherapy Pool

2 Gorsey Place, East Gillibrands, Skelmersdale, WN8 9UP

Family Time sessions available in the hydrotherapy pool for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs aged 0-19 years, their siblings and carers.

Family Time sessions Monday to Friday 4pm-5pm, Saturday 9.30-12noon. £3 per person.

Tel: 01695 455625

Hydro at the Barn

Cottams Farm,
Whalley Road,
Clayton Le Moors,
Accrington
BB5 5SB

Hydrotherapy pool for hire. 

Monday-Friday 9am-9pm 
Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm

Tel: 07969 443995
Email: hydroatthebarn@outlook.com
Facebook: @HydroAtTheBarn

Big Blue Door

Big Blue Door,
22A Albert Street,
Oswaldtwistle,
BB5 3NB
Big Blue Door is a centre in Oswaldtwistle, East Lancashire where children and young adults with disabilities can receive respite care and support. We have a hydrotherapy pool with changing area, tracking and hoist, wash basin and toilet facilities.  Tel: 01254 278 378
Email: andrea.brighouse@bluetinroof.co.uk

Glovers Swim School

Lessons are held at locations in Longridge, Broughton, Kirkham and Blackpool. Glovers Swim School offer swimming lessons and develop water confidence for babies, children and adults of all abilities in Lancashire. We specialize in teaching children with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome.  Tel: 07912 373337
Email: gloverswimschool@gmail.com

Deaf friendly swimming lessons

Partington Sports Village,
Chapel Lane,
Manchester,
M31 4ES

NDCS in partnership with Trafford Community Leisure are holding swimming lessons for deaf children and young people in the North West, delivered by fully qualified, deaf aware swimming teachers.

Fridays, beginners 4pm-4.45pm, intermediate/advanced 4.45pm-5.30pm, £4.80 per lesson.

Tel: 0161 8263954
Email: emma.thomas@traffordleisure.co.uk

Sandcastle Waterpark accessible evenings

Sandcastle Waterpark,
South Beach,
Blackpool,
FY4 1BB

Accessible evenings for disabled young people and their families. A quiet night with limited numbers, no announcements or music, extra lifeguards in the water, extra flotation rings, life jackets and much more. These sessions are popular so you are advised to book early. 

2 hour sessions with discounted admission; £3.50 for disabled young person and their carers, £4.50 for siblings and other family members. Call for dates or check the Sandcastle Waterpark Facebook page.

Tel: 01253 343 602
Email info@sandcastle-waterpark.co.uk

Splash Stars

Various venues in Bolton, Wigan and Manchester

Inclusive swimming lessons for children aged 0-11 years with disabilities. Highly trained teachers are qualified to teach to a range of disabilities. Small class sizes with lessons catering to your needs. Use of Hydrotherapy pools.

Contact for times and venues; £9.75 per 30 minute lesson, 5% discount per sibling.

Tel: 01942 576 049

Spring into Tennis

Ribble Valley Tennis Centre,
Edisford Road,
Clitheroe,
BB7 3LA

Inclusive tennis coaching sessions aimed at young people ages 16+ with and without disabilities. Coaching by a professional tennis coach.

Wednesdays, 7pm–8.30pm, £8 per session (payable each half term)

Tel: 07841 826 160
Email: Liz_thomas84@hotmail.com
Disability Sessions at Preston City Trampoline Club

Unit 9
Lane Ends Trading Estate
Blackpool Road
Preston
PR2 2DS

Trampoline and disability gymnastics sessions - please contact to discuss your individual requirements.

Saturdays, 2 sessions: 4.05pm – 4.50pm and 4.50pm – 5.35pm
£5 per session, payable each half term

Tel: 01772720941
Email: bounce@pctc.org.uk

Comet Trampoline Group Lancaster Boys Grammar School,
East Road,
Lancaster,
LA1 3EF

Disability group with Infinity Trampoline Squad, for ages 5+

Saturdays, 2 sessions: 4.05pm-4.50pm and 4.50pm-5.35pm
£5 per session, payable each half term

Tel: Nicole 07849 350 115 or
Andrea 07780 830 392
Email: nicole@infinityonline.net
Smiles for everyone St Peters Centre,
Church Street,
Burnley,
BB11 2DL

Trampolining. All inclusive groups:

2-5 years first Sunday of each month, 11.30am – 12.15pm

3-18 years Sundays, 10am–11.30am

18+ Sundays, 11.30am–1pm.

Elizabeth
Tel: 07582 961 072
Email: smilesforeveryone@hotmail.co.uk
Roo'sTrampolining Club (Smiles for everyone Trampolining) Fearns Community Sports College
Fearns Moss
Stacksteads
Bacup
Lancashire
OL13 0TG

Trampolining for children and young people with additional needs, ages 3-18.

Tuesday 6-7.30pm.

Elizabeth
Tel: 07582 961 072
Email: smilesforeveryone@hotmail.co.uk
Smiles for everyone Fearns Community Sports College
Fearns Moss
Stacksteads
Bacup
Lancashire
OL13 0TG

All inclusive ages 18+ trampolining. Please contact provider. 

Tuesdays, 7.30pm-8.30pm.

Elizabeth
Tel: 07582 961 072
Email: smilesforeveryone@hotmail.co.uk  
Different Abled Bouncing Sessions The Jump Works,
Sydney Street,
Accrington,
BB5 6EG

We offer autism-friendly bounce sessions, rebound therapy, disability sessions and SEN- and ASD-friendly sessions.

Please contact for details.

Tel: 01254 781 117
Email: info@thejumpworks.co.uk
Disability Friendly Trampolining  Jump Rush Trampoline Park,
21 Northumberland Street,
Morecambe,
LA4 4AY

Trampoline sessions with reduced sound and lighting, with use of a quiet room available. There is a wheelchair lift to the trampoline area, but wheelchairs are not permitted on the trampolines and there is currently no hoist. Please arrive 20 minutes before the start time. Ages 2-adult.

Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am – 11am, £8 per session, one parent or carer admitted free.

Tel: 01524 587 100
Email: contact@jump-rush.com
Lancaster Bulldogs /Lancaster bulldog pups wheelchair basketball Salt Ayre Sports Centre,
Doris Henderson Way,
Lancaster
LA1 5JS

Wheelchair basketball for disabled and able-bodied young people. 

Seniors – Fridays, 5.30pm-8pm

Juniors and Intermediates – Sundays, 9.30am-12.30pm

£5 per session

Tel: 0795 1587505
Lancashire Bombers Wheelchair Basketball Club West View Leisure Centre,
Preston,
PR1 5EP

Wheelchair Basketball for anyone, able bodied or disabled, any age and any ability.

Mondays 5.30pm-6.30pm, cost £2.50 for adults, £2 for juniors.

Mark Stephenson
Tel: 01772 299 835
Email: contact@lancashirebombers.com
Wheelchair Tennis Lancaster Tennis Club, Lune Road, Lancaster LA1 5QU

Wheelchair coaching with professional coach. 

Wednesdays 8pm-9pm

Tel: 07771 734 920
Email: susanlucas1950@live.co.uk

Support groups for parent carers

Some support groups offer opportunities for parents, carers and grandparents to socialise while your child plays. We have a list of local support groups, please contact the group organisers to find out whether they offer activities for children or crèche facilities for younger children or siblings.

Theatre, music and dance

Provider/activity name Address Details Contact
Burnley Youth Theatre connect sessions

Burnley Arts Centre
Queens Park Road
Burnley
BB10 3LB

Connect sessions are performance projects for people with disabilities and learning difficulties.

Work with two professional drama practitioners to create a performance combining movement, drama, voice, music and lighting. The piece will be performed to family and friends at the sharing event at the end of the 10 week season.

£3 per session or £30 per season as a donation.

Junior Connect - for ages 5-11.
Wednesdays, 6pm - 7pm

Senior Connect - for ages 11-25.
Wednesdays, 7pm - 8pm

Adult Connect - for ages 18+.
Wednesdays, 1.30pm- 3pm

Please contact the venue for information about other workshops.

Tel: 01282 427767
Email: kat.osborn@burnleyyouththeatre.org
Facebook: @BurnleyYouthTheatre
Tramshed Theatre Group

Woodlands School,
Whitegate Drive,
Blackpool,
FY3 9HF

Inclusive theatre group. Cost £35 per term (approx 12 weeks)

Mini Children's Theatre - 4-6 years
Tuesdays  3.45pm-4.30pm

Children's Theatre - 7-12 years
Tuesdays 4.30pm-5.45pm

Youth Theatre - 12-17 years
Tuesdays 6pm-7.15pm

Adult Company - 18+
Tuesdays 7.30-8.45pm 

Tel: 07852 498427
Email: tramshedtheatre@hotmail.co.uk
Wise Up Workshops

Various locations across Lancaster and Morecambe.

Inclusive art and drama workshops, ages 4-16. After school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, term time only. Also offer holiday clubs.

Tel:07506 295782
Email: wiseupworkshops@hotmail.com
Facebook: @wiseupworkshops

Redbananallama

The Dukes,
Moor Lane,
Lancaster,
LA1 1QE

Inclusive drama group for young people ages 18+ with additional needs with an emphasis on building confidence, self-esteem, exploring skills, finding your voice and having fun.

The Dukes
Danny Matthew
Tel: 01524 598 521
Email: dmatthew@dukes-lancaster.org

OK Club

Ormerod Trust,
2 Headroomgate Road,
St Annes,
FY8 3BD

Music and Drama group for children with disabilities up to 18 years.

Mondays 4.30pm - 6pm

Ormerod Trust
Tel: 01253 723 513
Email: info@ormerodtrust.org.uk

More Music "On The Beat" The Hothouse,
13-17 Devonshire Road,
Morecambe
LA3 1QT

Interactive and fun music sessions for young people and adults aged 16 years and over with learning or physical difficulties.

Wednesdays 10am-12noon / 1.15pm-3pm £4 per session.

Tel: 01524 831 997
Email: info@moremusic.org.uk

Special Little Maestros Home-Start Chorley,
112A Market Street, 
Chorley
PR7 2SL

Music programme for children with special needs. Thursdays, 10.30am - 11.15am, £4.50 per session, parents stay with their child.

Tel: 07716 302 680
Email: littlemaestros@hotmail.com

Spring into Dance St James Church,
St James Street,
Clitheroe,
BB7 1HH

Inclusive dance workshops for young people aged 11 - 25 from DanceSyndrome and Spring into Action.

The workshops are co-led by a dance leader with a learning disability, supported by an experienced dance artist.
Everyone is welcome and no previous dance experience is necessary.

Saturdays, 10.30am - 11.45am, £4 per session

Rachael
Tel: 01254 457 026
Email: phab@spring-projects.co.uk
Ripples Calvary Christian Fellowship
Ward Street,
Lostock Hall
PR5 5HR

Special Needs dance class for children with additional needs, aged 3-13.

1.30pm-2.30pm Every 2nd and 4th Sunday.

Tel: 07817 330 871
Tel: rufuskiley@hotmail.com
Dansworks Studios Everybody Dance Now! (children) Dansworks Studios
Alma Street, Bacup, Rossendale, Lancashire OL13 9JA

Fun class for children with special/additional needs or disabilities & siblings ages 6 - 15 years.

Saturdays 3pm - 3.45pm

Tel: 07843 263714
Email: info@dansworks.co.uk

Dansworks Studios Everybody Dance Now! (adults) Dansworks Studios
Alma Street,
Bacup,
Rossendale,
Lancashire
OL13 9JA

A fun class for adults aged 16+ with special / additional needs or disabilities.

Tuesday 4.30pm - 5.15pm

Tel: 07843 263714
Email: info@dansworks.co.uk

Divine Days Greenhill Community Centre,
Beech Close,
Skelmersdale
WN8 8DL

Various creative workshops including Music, Dance, Creative Art and Relaxation for adults 18+.

Dance Sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.30am-12noon.

Thursday Club 1.30pm - 3.30pm, £2 per session.

Katie Whitehead
Tel: 07896 137 236
Email: Katie@divinedays.co.uk
Facebook: @DivineDaysCommunityArts

Cotton Shed  Haslingden Primary School
Ryefield Avenue,
Haslingden,
Rossendale,
BB4 4BJ 
Theatre productions, dance, choir and film making workshops for all ages and abilities. Tel: 01706 214 309
Email: info@cottonshed.co.uk 
Dance Syndrome  Everybody Dance Clayton Green Sports Centre,
Chorley
PR6 7TL

Accessible inclusive dance and fitness sessions for young people ages 16-19.

Tuesdays 11am - 12.30pm £6.

Tel: 07597 942 494
Email: info@dancesyndrome.co.uk
Dance Syndrome  Everybody Dance Plungington Community Centre,
Brook Street,
Preston
PR1 7NB

Accessible inclusive dance and fitness sessions for young people ages 16-19.

Wednesdays 10.15am - 11.45am  £2.50

Tel: 07597 942 494
Email: info@dancesyndrome.co.uk
Dance Syndrome  Everybody Dance Workshop New Era Centre,
Paradise St,
Accrington,
BB5 1PB

Inclusive dance and movement session for young people ages 16-19.

Every Thursday, 10.30am to 12pm £3 per person.

Tel: 07597 942 494
Email: info@dancesyndrome.co.uk

Stay and play/activities for younger children

Provider/activity name Address Details Contact
Home Start Dads' Group Home Start Centre,
112a Market Street,
Chorley,
PR7 2EY
(entrance at rear of building via Fleet St short stay car park)

Dads can spend quality time playing with their children (ages 0-5) and meeting others. A range of fun and enriching activities, along with a healthy snack and circle time.

Alternate Saturdays, contact for details.

Tel: 01257 241 636
Home Start Family Support Group Clayton Brook Village Hall,
Clayton-le-Woods,
Bamber Bridge,
PR5 8HL

Support for children 0-5 and their parent/carer. A range of fun and enriching activities, along with a healthy snack and circle time. Everyone welcome.

Mondays (term time), 1pm - 3pm.

Tel: 01257 241 636
Home Start Family Support Group Penwortham Community Centre,
Kingsfold Drive,
Penwortham,
PR1 9EQ

Support for children 0-5 and their parent/carer. A range of fun and enriching activities, along with a healthy snack and circle time. Everyone welcome.

Tuesdays (term time), 10am - 12noon

Tel: 01257 241 636
Home Start Family Support Group Wade Hall Community Centre,
Royal Avenue,
Leyland,
PR25 1BX

Support for children 0-5 and their parent/carer. A range of fun and enriching activities, along with a healthy snack and circle time. Everyone welcome.

Tuesdays (term time), 1pm - 3pm.

Tel: 01257 241 636
Home Start Family Support Group St Stephens Primary School,
Greaves Hall Avenue,
Banks,
Southport,
PR9 8BL

Support for children 0-5 and their parent/carer. A range of fun and enriching activities, along with a healthy snack and circle time. Everyone welcome.

Wednesdays (term time), 9.15am - 11.15am.

Tel: 01257 241 636
Home Start Family Support Group St Thomas the Martyr CE School,
Highgate Road,
Upholland,
WN8 0HX

Support for children 0-5 and their parent/carer. A range of fun and enriching activities, along with a healthy snack and circle time. Everyone welcome.

Wednesdays (term time), 1pm - 3pm.

Tel: 01695 622 970 or 01257 241 636
Home Start Family Support Group Home Start Centre,
112a Market Street,
Chorley,
PR7 2EY
(entrance at rear of building via Fleet St short stay car park)

Support for children 0-5 and their parent/carer. A range of fun and enriching activities, along with a healthy snack and circle time. Everyone welcome.

Wednesdays (term time), 1pm - 3pm

Tel: 01257 241 636
Homestart Family Support Group First Steps Children's Centre Tanhouse,
Eavesdale,
Tanhouse
Skelmersdale
WN8 6AU

Support for children 0-5 and their parent/carer. A range of fun and enriching activities, along with a healthy snack and circle time. Everyone welcome.

Thursdays Term Time only 9.30am - 11.30am

Tel: 01257 241 636

Home Start Family Support Group West End Primary School,
Grimshaw Lane,
Ormskirk,
L39 1PA

Support for children 0-5 and their parent/carer. A range of fun and enriching activities, along with a healthy snack and circle time. Everyone welcome.

Fridays (term time), 9am - 11am.

Tel: 01257 241 636

Messy Monday support group Mayfield Nursery Class
Mayfield School,
Gloucester Road,
Chorley
PR7 3HN

Messy play sessions for preschool children with additional needs and their families.

Every Monday during term time 1.30pm-2.45pm

Mayfield school 
Tel: 01257 263 063
Email: johnson.j@chorleymayfield.lancs.sch.uk
marie.h@chorleymayfield.lancs.sch.uk
Penguin Family Group Broadoaks Child Development Centre,
Balcarres Road,
Leyland
PR25 2ED

Family group with support for families of children aged 0-5.

Mondays 10am-12noon term time.

Home-Start Chorley and South Ribble Tel: 01257 241 636
Little Stars stay and play The Family Tree Centre Tunstill Square, Brierfield,
BB9 5GZ

For children with additional needs Activities for all the family to enjoy - siblings welcome. Use of playroom and sensory room, also Speech and Language support available.

Thursday morning 10am-11.30am

Tel: 01282 470 534

Families Together Stay and Play sessions Wyre Children's Centres

Stay and Play sessions. A variety of themes including, cooking, craft activities, messy play, and games. For ages 11 and under. 

Throughout the school holidays.

Fleetwood Children's Centre
01253 770 682 

A short break for parents

Pear Tree Children's Centre,
29 Station Road,
Kirkham,
PR4 2HA

Creche run by highly qualified staff for children with disabilities or special needs, 0-5 years of age. Booking is essential.

Wednesdays (term time), 12.30pm - 2.45pm.  

Tel: 01772 687629
Unique Kidz & Co Stay and Play

Woodhill Lane,
Morecambe,
LA4 4NW

Free Stay and Play Session. Two experienced playworkers will be planning and supporting each session.

Wednesdays, 10am -12noon; Thursdays, 11am-1pm (term time only).

Thursday sessions, bring a packed lunch.

Tel:  01524 831 132
Email: manager@uniquekidzandco.org.uk

The Rainbow Playgroup

Riverbank Children's Centre,
Brieryfield Road,
Preston,
PR1 8SR

Play and Learn session for children 0-5 years with SEND. Supported by Children's Centre staff and Portage/SEND Service.

Wednesdays, 9.45am - 11.30am (term time only).

Tel: 01772 906 970

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Play and Stay

Thingamajigz,
Unit 5 and 6,
Millennium Court,
Furness Drive,
Poulton-le-Fylde,
FY6 8JS

Play and Stay evening for children aged 0-12 years with a disability or additional needs and their siblings. Come and meet other families in a non-judgemental, safe environment. Café facilities available.

Last Tuesday of the month, 6:30 – 8pm
£2 per child

ADHD Lancashire
Email: vicky@adhdlancashire.co.uk
bee@adhdlancashire.co.uk

Madrasah for SEN

Provider/activity name Address Details Contact
Birds of Paradise - Tuyoorul Jannah Little Harwood Childrens Centre,
Robinson Street,
BB1 5PE

A Madrasah for people with special educational needs or disabilities. Creative ways of teaching and learning for ages 4-19. 

Monday-Friday 5.15-7.15pm, Sat/Sun 9am-3pm. Term time, 1 hour sessions £12 per session.

Tel: Zubair on 07825 581444 or Rubena on 07725 866561 
Email: Birdsofparadise2007@hotmail.com or tuyoorul_jannah@hotmail.co.uk


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