Try something different
Incusive ice skating at Peterborough
Would your young people like to learn to ice skate or play and have fun on the ice? This group, at the Peterborough rink, is for people with disabilities, life limiting conditions and additional needs, their families and carers. They are particularly interested in reaching 14 to 19 year olds with disabilities who are currently inactive and young people with learning disabilities, as the sessions are supported by Living Sport Satellite Club project which is National Lottery funded and Special Olympics.The session run fortnightly on a Monday, 6.30 to 7.30pm at Planet Ice, Bretton. The costs is £2 per person. Bookings must be made in advance (by noon on the day of the session)
Motorbiking at Ramsey
The Gauntlet Auto Project (G A P), in Ramsey teaches young people to ride motorcycles and, thanks to a grant, now have two quad bikes and one mid-sized motorcycle converted for disabled riders aged 11-25.
All have a remote control stopping facility and are speed restricted. The two quad bikes, one with a single seat and one with a double seat, have had back rests added and the small motorcycle has had stabilisers fitted to it, which can be used by nervous first timers, or someone with balance problems.
The facility is available, for a fee, to groups and individuals, by appointment. All safety equipment is provided and experienced volunteers supervise the proceedings.
There is a cafe where tea, coffee, cold drinks and snacks are available and there is also an outside viewing area with tables and seating.
Cambridge Gymnastics Academy, North Cambridge Academy, Arbury Road, Cambridge, CB4 2JF
Sensory Learning Tailored to the Individuals Needs
Come and meet our friendly team of coaches in our disability classes. Whilst our club is inclusive in our children’s classes, we feel we can offer a better service to adults with a disability or children with more extensive needs, in their own classes during the day. During our 45 minute lesson, we offer sensory learning tailored to the individuals needs to enhance their experience whilst at our club. Each lesson we explore stretching, balancing, general mobility and of course gymnastics skills. These sessions are fun and relaxed and are designed to help boast the confidence of the individual and if attending with a carer or parent, this will help to enhance your already strong bond. There is a social aspect after these sessions for 15 minutes where tea, coffee and biscuits are on offer for no additional cost. Visit the website for more information
Adaptive Martial Arts
Designed for disabled and able bodied modern martial artists,these sessions are being held at the University of Cambridge Sports Centre on Thursdays, 7.30 to 9.30pm
Rhythm & Moves
T’ai Chi & Music session aimed towards adults (16+) who have complex and multiple, moderate to severe learning and physical disabilities. A volunteer is on hand to converse in BSL and sign in Makaton, if required.
Sessions run on Mondays, 10-12noon at Arbury Community Centre, in the big hall.
The £5 session includes refreshments at the end and classes run 40 weeks of the year.
More info: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Trampolining & Bounce
Rebound Therapy at St Ives, St Neots and Cambridge
Sibling carer Connor Beaumont is expanding his rebound therapy sessions.
St Neots One Leisure
St Ives One Leisure
Sessions can be funded by direct payments or the short breaks team. Anyone with an additional need or disability can benefit from Rebound Therapy. It costs £10 for a small group session or you can book 1-2-1 sessions for £20.
Connor, who helps care for his 14-year-old brother, who is severely disabled, is fully qualified, insured and DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked. He has child protection policies in place. He’s also associated with the Prince’s Trust. He says his sessions are suitable for children from aged three and above.
Term-time sessions for young people with additional needs are hosted at Impington Village College which promises a calm, supportive and encouraging environment to bounce.
Tuesdays 5.15pm – 6.15pm at Impington Village College Sports Centre.
First taster session is free, then £4.50 per session.
Contact Maria on 07922 571351.
Jump Club – Huntingdon and St Ives
- One Leisure Huntingdon, St Peter’s Road, Huntingdon PE29 7DA (all ages) on Mondays , 12.30pm to 1.30pm and 1.30pm to 2.30pm
- One Leisure St Ives Indoor, Westwood Road, St Ives PE27 6WU (all ages) on Saturdays, 10am to 11am and 11am to 12noon
Jump Club uses trampolines to provide opportunities for movement, therapeutic exercise and recreation. Sessions are for adults and children with learning difficulties, limited mobility or whose physical condition causes muscle rigidity.
Exercises on a trampoline can improve muscle tone, flexibility and provide a host of stimulating sensory experiences. It can also provide improved balance and spatial awareness. You can develop new skills that bring a tremendous sense of achievement or just enjoy the pure sensation that bouncing on a trampoline provides.
Sessions are delivered by a qualified Rebound Therapist and Inclusive Multi Sports Coach. As well as the health and fitness benefits, best of all – Jump Club is fun! 1:1 sessions are available upon request. First session is free. There are limited spaces so pre-booking is essential. For bookings and further information contact John Beck
T: 07866 706539