AAA (Access all areas) run by Faringdon town council. Meets term time, on a Wednesday from 4-5.30pm at Corn exchange, Corn market, Gloucester street, Faringdon. It is open to pupils between the ages of 11-19 who have SEN or a disability. The cost is 50p plus snack money.
Both these clubs are held at King Alfreds’ College, East Site. They support children with disabilities and learning difficulties.
Trampolining is on a Tuesday at 4.30-5.30pm, this is led by qualified coaches and helps balance, movement, co-ordination, social skills, health and fitness.
Active-8 is held on a Wednesday evening at 4.45-5.45pm. Activities include: Adapted multi sports including Wheelchair basketball, Boccia, Goalball, Blind Football, Seated Volleyball all of these help with balance, movement, co-ordination, social skills, health and fitness.
Barnardos run a holiday club at Fitzwaryn School, 2 days each week. They also offer holiday clubs in Abingdon and various other locations in Oxfordshire. Please call 01869 252905 for more information.
Beatbox is a youth club for young people aged from 13 - 19 years with SEN or a disability. It meets during term time on a Thursday from 4.30-6pm, at The Sweatbox, King Alfred’s College, East Site, Wantage. It costs £2 per session.
This is a youth group run by Barnardos in Abingdon at The Net on a Wednesday evening from 7 – 9 pm term time only. The age range is from 11 – 18 years and costs £4 per week depending on the activity.
Swimming is available for the disabled on a Monday evening from 7.30 – 9pm. There is a yearly subscription to pay.
This year's summer play scheme will be held from Monday 31st July - Fri 4th August, 9.30am-3pm. The play scheme is split into three groups, and open to 36 pupils and their siblings. On offer are many different fun indoor and outdoor activities. There is a high pupil/staff ratio, all staff are DBS checked.
This is a dedicated football club run by Oxford United on a Sunday morning. They train all year round at Oxford City, behind OXRADS in Marsh Lane from 10.15am until around 12noon.
KEEN is an Oxford based charity which runs 4 different sessions per week, during the Oxford University term times. The sessions range from arts and crafts (Zig Zag) and youth groups (KEEN Teens and GrEAT) to sports sessions on a Saturday (Allsorts). They have an excellent website if you want to find out more about them.
The cost is free, except to GrEAT which has a £5 weekly membership fee and if you live within the Oxford Ring Road you may also be eligible to free transport too and from the sessions if you can’t take them yourself.
The terms run along the Oxford University Term dates, so run in blocks of 9 weeks (with no break) and then stops for 6 weeks, except in the summer when they stop from mid June to mid October.
The Allsorts session runs in 2 separate groups on a Saturday afternoon from 2 – 3.20 pm for the under 14’s and from 3.40 – 5 pm for the over 14’s. Each week they try 3 different sports ranging from tennis, basketball and Boccia to football, athletics and parachute games and just about everything else you can think of.
Student volunteers work with the children and young people on a 1:1 basis adapting the sport where necessary so they can fully take part.
KEEN Teens is based in the St Clements Family Centre just off the Cowley Road in Oxford and runs on a Friday evening during the Oxford University term time. This is a social club for young people aged 11 – 19 that provides a safe and structured opportunity to socialise and try new activities who are supported by Oxford University Student volunteers. The cost is free.
The young people then have an opportunity to move into the over 18 social club called GrEAT which meets on a Monday evening.
They are based by Donnington Bridge in Oxford and are part of the very successful Oxford Rowing Club. They meet every Sunday morning from 11 am – 1 pm regardless of the weather, though if it’s very cold and wet they will do indoor rowing activities instead. All ages and disabilities are welcome and it is free.
They have specifically adapted boats that are very stable and every rower on the water is accompanied by a coach so the sport is extremely safe.
This is a fully inclusive sport that is open to disabled as well as non disabled children and adults. They train at Blackbird Leys Sports Centre, Pegasus Road, Oxford OX4 6LJ on alternate Sundays 10.30 – 11.30 during term time and the cost is £3. Wheelchairs are provided
This is a fully integrated sports centre that provides a wide range of activities for children and young people with disabilities. They run a very successful, busy youth club on a Friday evening from 6 – 9 pm for ages 8 – 18 years. It costs £2 per session. They are based near the John Radcliff hospital.
Parasol is based in Oxford and is fully inclusive. It provides some activities during the week for various age groups as well as others in the holiday. The age range is from 5 – 19 years though the youth clubs are for the 13-19 year olds.
There are 2 disabled swimming groups in Oxford. One is called the Oxford Otters and they meet every alternate Sunday at the Westminster Sports hall at Oxford Brookes University, and the other is Oxford Swans. They meet every Tuesday evening at Temple Cowley Pool and every Saturday morning at the Ferry Pool.
Yellow Submarine offer various activities across Oxfordshire including activity days in the holidays and youth clubs in various locations. They support pupils with SEN and disabilities between the ages of 11 and 18, with a pupil:staff ratio of 3:1. Please call 01865 236119 for further information.
This is a social club based at Fitzwaryn School in Wantage on a Monday evening term time only, from 7.30 – 9.30 pm. The cost is £2 per week. They cater for a very wide age range, from 14 years upwards. This club would ideally suit someone in their older teenage years.