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Close Up of Road Bike
Cycle Happy

The club aims to promote cycling for people with learning difficulties, encouraging health and well-being. Bring your own machine or borrow from the Forge Valley bike library which includes trikes and balance bikes

Most Fridays 6.00pm-7.00pm,

Forge Valley Cycle Circuit (Forge Valley School S6 5HG), from April until October. 

Cost £2 for children, £3 for adults


Boccia at Ponds Forge

The Sheffield Smashers Boccia Club has been running since November 2011. Boccia is a paralympic sport, a ball and target game similar in style to crown green bowling, though participants are seated. This makes the sport suitable for people with a variety of disabilities, including learning disabilities, cerebral palsy and wheelchair users.

Ponds Forge, Main Hall

Day: Thursday

Time: 5.45pm to 7.15pm

Cost: £2.00 Boccia 1/11/12

Charlotte Faulkner

0114 274 4939

Thank Gateway It’s Friday

Thank Gateway It’s Friday is a youth group for individuals with a learning disability aged between 6 and 15 years old.

Norfolk Lodge

Park Grange Rd, Sheffield S2 3QF

6 years to 15 years

6.30 to 8.30pm



Shine Out on Saturdays

Shine Out on Saturdays is a performing arts project aimed at children and young people with learning disabilities.

Norfolk Lodge

Park Grange Rd, Sheffield S2 3QF

10am to 12:30pm


Contact - Nesreen Shah

0114 2767757


Contact 0114 2767757

Young Persons Radio Project

Project available to young people with a learning disability aged 12 to 16 years. Enables students to have a go at writing, researching, producing, presenting and editing radio style content in a safe and supportive environment.

Thursdays after school, plus some Saturdays to get out and about to do in-the-field recording


Contact Tracey Bryant 07956 725117 or email,uk 

Within Reach
148-4035443-disabilitysport-160722-160.j - Has many more events/groups/useful links to various sporting

organisations listed. Useful website

Download the Within Reach Sport & Physical Activity for Disabled People in Sheffield here:

Sheffield Parent Carer Forum - Various events held throughout the year, please look at website for further information.

An Extra Pair Of Hands

Telephone 01422 330069

Days out with kids can be stressful at the best of times, but particularly so if one of your children is disabled. Eureka offer a free, unique service called Extra Pair of Hands which can be booked up to two weeks before your visit. A trained member of the team will call to discuss your child’s likes, dislikes and any triggers, and the same person will then join you for two hours during your visit to support, help you all have fun and really tailor your Eureka! experience for you – that’s right – your very own extra pair of hands!

To book just call 01422 330069, though remember that you must book two weeks in advance.

Here's a sensory guide to Eureka here:

They also run regular, free clubs for disabled children and their families as part of our Access All Areas project.

Burton Street Foundation
Saturday Club

Activities vary, from indoor things like baking, art, drama and trampolining, to inexpensive off-site activities such as swimming or bowling. Often we will go out and about in Sheffield and explore the local community, or sometimes we might just have a nice picnic in the park.

Referrals come through Special Needs Inclusive Play Services (SNIPS), or from private referral.

Burton Street Foundation,

57 Burton Street

FREE via SNIPS referral only

Tel: 0114 233 2908


Holiday Club

For young people aged 13-19 years ,who have a learning disability, physical disability or behavioural problems.


Sibling Support

Every school term they run a 12 week programme designed specifically for young people in Sheffield who have a sibling with a learning difficulty or learning disability.

The group is 2 hours per week, and is filled with fun activities. The aim is to give siblings the opportunity to meet other young people from similar backgrounds, to make friends and develop a peer support network


For all their children and young people’s services see -

They also offer creative and expressive services for adults with learning difficulties –


Contact 0114 233 2908

Trampolining & Multi-Sports
Gril Jumping on Trampoline

Trampoline sessions are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month:

7th September 

21st September

5th October

19th October

Sessions take place at Hillsborough Leisure Centre with 2 half hour sessions starting at 4.45pm and 5.15pm and are free of charge. 

These sessions are VERY popular, so places are currently offered only to our children with disabilities, due to demand.  There are only 4 places available at each half hour session, so you MUST book and confirm a place before the session to avoid disappointment.

Please contact us at least a week before the session you are interested in booking. As these sessions are so popular, we may need to add your details to a waiting list.

Preferably e-mail us: with the name of your child and yourself and the time of the slot you would prefer (if you are unable to access e-mail please call/text:  0794 016 4771).

NB: Hillsborough Leisure Centre require that children with a diagnosis of Downs Syndrome or Dwarfism have their child’s neck stability certified by a doctor before they take part in a trampoline session.  If you need a form, please contact Emma:


Multi-Sports sessions are held on the 4th Saturday of each month.

Sessions take place at the Hillsborough Leisure Centre at 4.30-5.30pm and are free of charge.

Multi-Sports focus on activities developing ball skills (with the added fun of parachute games and bouncy castle).

Hand Stand During Dance Performance
Dance Stars

Monday 5.00pm to 6.00pm


For ages 8+

Forge Valley School Sports Centre

Wood Lane

Sheffield, S6 5HG


Junior Dancestars

Thursdays 5.00pm to 6.00pm


For ages 4+

St Mary’s, Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4QZ


Contemporary Ballet & Freestyle

Roxanne Bottrill of IBK initiatives

Thursdays 5pm to 6pm (term time only)

Tel: 07494433165


St Mary’s Community Centre,

Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4QZ


’Chance to Dance’ all inclusive Dance Therapy Class

Tuesdays 5.15 pm to 6pm

Saturdays 11.15am-12pm


The Michael Church

Lowedges Road, S8 7LD

Children Playing Football
Doncaster Titans Football - DSActive

Club Doncaster Titans is a disability football club which offers a safe and friendly environment for children and adults with disabilities. The club are very excited to launch a specific session for people with Down’s syndrome and to welcome them in to their club.


Sessions: Monday 7pm-8pm

Cost: £3.00

Age 5+

Club Doncaster Sports Village 
Keepmoat Stadium 
Stadium Way 
DN4 5JW 

Tennis Ball
Sheffield Tennis - DSActive

Brentwood Lawn Tennis Club

Saturday Afternoons with Ben Howarth



For more information contact:

0333 1212300

Brentwood Tennis Club 
Brentwood Road 
S11 9BU 

Chesterfield Tennis - DS Active

The DSActive tennis programme aims to help develop social skills, confidence and physical ability whilst learning racket and ball skills. These sessions are open to anyone with Down's syndrome aged 5 years and older.

Saturday 11.00am-12.00pm

Chesterfield Lawn Tennis Club

Cost £6.50


Baby Swimming Class
Family Support Group - swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Centre


Sessions are held on the second Saturday of each month:

10th August, 14th September and 12th October

Hillsborough Leisure Centre - 5.30pm – 6.30pm

£1 per child (adults swim free and there must be an adult in the water unless your child/children can swim independently)

For anyone who wishes to stay after the swim, there will be party food for the children to enjoy together. These sessions are open to the whole family.


A swimming club for children with disabilities, their families and friends. They provide swimming lessons for children who might struggle in mainstream classes. Parents are asked to attend and be in the pool with younger children at least until they are water confident.

Friday evenings during school terms 6.30pm - 8.15 pm at Westfield College

Cost £5 (per lesson of 30 mins), £3 (Splash swim only - 1 1/2 hours)

Contact Frank Smith 0114 246 1414 or 07811 449 692,    

Within Reach
Sheffield Paret Carer Forum
Burton Street Foundation


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