Activities for children with a disability and their families

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Activities for children with a disability and their families

Post by Inc » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:51 pm

This factsheet lists organisations that can provide you with help and support in community settings. The information is based on projects funded by Kirklees Council.
Please make contact with the specific group before attending as some activities are booked on a first come, first served basis.

This information was correct at time of going to print

Activities for children with a disability and their families


This factsheet lists organisations that can provide you with help and support in community settings. The information is based on projects funded by Kirklees Council.

Please make contact with the specific group before attending as some activities are booked on a first come, first served basis.

This information was correct at time of going to print.



Specific information about the days and times of sessions, venues and costs are shown in the table below.


Sport Works North CIC will run a programme of sessions in North and South Kirklees, with a focus on a range of group based activities. Examples of these will include: Athletics, Boccia, Cheerleading, Curling, Cricket, Dance, Football, Fundamental movement skills; Gymnastics, Mini fencing, Netball, Parachute games, Rock-it-ball and Ultimate Frisbee. Activity will be aimed at children/young people with a disability aged 8-19 and sessions will be split into age groups.
For information contact Simon Leonard on 01274 800547/07539 205739 or email simon@sportworksltd.co.uk

Compass Bridge Ltd gives disabled children aged between 8 and 19 the opportunity to engage in various day activities, including climbing (indoors and outdoors), canoeing, horse riding, go-karting, bush craft, steam railway, farm visits, canal barge trip, countryside walks and woodwork projects. Transport is provided with pick-up points in Dewsbury and Huddersfield. For information contact Lorraine Roe on 01422 311299 or email compassbridge@hotmail.co.uk

Bumpy Ltd gives young people an opportunity to take part in passenger ‘pilot buggy’ and ‘quad’ rides around the 9 acre off-road venue which has both smooth and rough terrain. There is also an opportunity for solo quad riding for those who are able or motor cycle riding if the young person has balance and fine motor control skills. Alongside the provision, workshops are also offered, to see working parts, learn the names of components and experience the sensory touch and smell around engine parts. For information contact Carolyne Kenzitt on 01924 470432 or email carolyne@bumpy.org.uk

Sprout (Growing Works) provides outdoor based sessions for children/young people with a disability or additional needs alongside their siblings and parents/carers. The activities will be inclusive of all ages, abilities and disabilities. The sessions focus on the whole family having fun together and will include growing vegetables and flowers, outdoor cooking and eating, wildlife activities, woodland crafts, creative arts, heritage crafts and non-competitive sporty games. For further information contact Rachel Burnett on 07719 509703 or email rachel@growingworks.org.uk


Central Youth Club - The Rising Stars youth club will run once a week throughout the year as well as during the summer holiday break, the youth club will give disabled children and young people aged 8 – 19 years opportunity to take part in activities which include dance, sport, fitness and cooking. For information contact John Field on 07712 896 462 or email john_field@sky.com

Shabang The Up Club is not only a social and drama club for children aged between 8 and 19 who have Down syndrome but also gives children with Down Syndrome an opportunity to be amongst their peers.
The club will take place at Shabang’s home base The Watershed in Slaithwaite which also provides a second space for parents and siblings to wait/play/socialise if preferred. For further information contact Kim Reuter on 07947586445 or email reuter.kim2@gmail.com


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