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Inclusive physical activities

We want everybody to have access to sport and physical activity, regardless of any disability or additional needs they might have.

This page lists local activities that are either tailored to people with disabilities or designed to be inclusive to everybody. It also provides links to guidance and advice to support an active lifestyle.

Living Sport

Living Sport is a local charity that works to improve the health, happiness and wellbeing of Cambridgeshire residents.

It runs and supports many programmes for people with disabilities, and provides information to support people and organisations to run their own inclusive activities.

Activities

Adaptive martial arts

Adaptive virtual fitness sessions

Daily pilates, boxing and relaxation classes for Cambridge residents, adapted to all disabilities, however severe. All sessions are run by Able2B.

  • Join from your own home
  • Half-price membership of £15 per month for December only – quote ‘Get Moving Cam’
  • Contact info@able2b.co.ukto reserve your place
  • Part of our #HaveAGo programme for adults with disabilities, funded with money from the National Lottery Community Fund

Bounce activity club

Bounce is a free club for 5 to 11 year olds. Activities include multi-sports, arts and craft and board games, and all sessions are run by volunteers from Cambridge Student Community Action.

Climbing

Clip ’n Climb Cambridge runs inclusive ‘Send’ climbing sessions for climbers with special educational needs. They provide a calm environment, turn the music down and have plenty of instructors to help. Numbers are restricted to 12 in a session. The centre has a climbing hoist, too.

Football

All sessions are run by Cambridge United Community Trust at Coleridge Community College.

  • For ages 7 and younger: Saturdays, 1 to 2pm
  • For ages 8 to 12: Saturdays, 2.15 to 3.15pm
  • For ages 12 to 15: Sundays, 9.45 to 10.45am
  • For ages 16 and older: Saturdays, 3.30 to 4.30pm and Sundays, 11am to midday
  • For amputees and pan-disability players aged 16 and older: Tuesdays, 8pm to 9pm
  • £3 per session
  • Reserve your place on the Official Soccer Schools website

Gymnastics

All sessions are run by Cambridge Gymnastic Academy.

Sportworks activity club

Sportworks offers sports, exercise and social opportunities for children aged 5 to 18 years old with additional needs. Activities include football, basketball, dancing, boccia and more. Fully qualified coaches are on hand to ensure all children have fun, make friends and improve their health.

Tennis

Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club welcomes children and adults with disabilities to their club. They run various sessions including social tennis, mini leagues, and individual coaching.

Guidance and advice

Activity Alliance have a wealth of information and guidance to enable organisations to support people with disabilities. With access to exercise advice, workouts, and activity guides, ensures everyone can move more, whether at home, outside or in your local area.

Special Needs Community Information Point have produced a free activity passport for children and young people, to hold information about a child that can be easily shared with activity providers.

Sport England’s ‘We Are Undefeatable’ national campaign is to support the 15million people who live with one or more long-term health condition in England, to build physical Activity into their lives. There is lots of information on how to get started and ways to move; find what works for you.

Get Out Get Active is a programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. Activity Alliance is the creator and lead partner. The programme is funded by Spirit of 2012, Sport England and London Marathon Charitable Trust.