Activities

The Bexley Disability Sport Network aims to support deaf and disabled residents to access high-quality sport and physical activity. For more information please contact The Bexley Sports Inclusion Officer, Aishah Safdar on 013 2252 4682 or email aishah@bvsc.co.uk.

Please note, the information below is subject to change. Booking for all sessions is essential. Contact details for each session can be found under each activity. 
 
If you run a deaf or disabled sport or physical activity in Bexley and you are not listed below please contact the Sport and Leisure Team on 020 8303 7777 or email leisure@bexley.gov.uk

Athletics

Activity

S-Factor Academy’s Inclusive team works with disadvantaged and disabled (physical/learning or sensory) young people to help them achieve their full potential in sports; improve well-being and overall quality of life.

Times

Please contact the organisation for further details.

Location

Ladywell Arena, Lewisham SE6 4QX See map

Contact details

Badminton

Activity

Bexley Deaf Club Badminton sessions for deaf British Sign Language users.

Times

Wednesday evenings from 8pm to 9pm

Location

Crook Log Leisure Centre see map

Contact details

David Foot email info@bexleydeafclub.co.uk

 

Boccia

Activity

Bexley Dodgers Boccia Club runs competitive and recreational sessions for people with physical and learning disabilities, and for people with hearing or sight loss.

Times

Tuesdays 1.30pm to 3.30pm 

Location

Sidcup Leisure Centre, Hurst Road, Sidcup DA15 9AE. see map

There is also a session once a month on a Sunday from 10am to 12pm at

Cleeve Park School,
Bexley Lane,
Sidcup DA14 4JN
(please phone/email for dates) see map

Contact

Bowls

Activity

Bexley Visually Impaired Bowls Club runs indoor and outdoor sessions for blind or partially sighted people.

Times

  • Summer, Tuesdays 1.30pm to 4pm
  • Winter, Wednesdays from 12pm to 2.30pm

Location

Danson Park Bowls Club
Danson Park,
Danson Road,
Bexleyheath DA6 8HL
see map

White Oak Indoor Bowls Centre
Garrods Close
off Hilda May Avenue
Swanley BR8 7BF
see map

Contact

Jeanne Bloomfield
Telephone 020 8304 8409

Cricket

Activity

The Super 1s programme gives young people aged 12 to 25 with disabilities the chance to regularly play cricket. It is run by Lord's Taverners through Kent County Cricket Club.

Times

Mondays 6pm to 7:30pm (during school term time)

Location

Beths Grammar School 
Hartford Road 
Bexley, DA5 1NE
see map 

Contact

Email: Brian.Gasking@kentcricket.co.uk 
Telephone: Brian Gasking 07931 318142
Lord's Taverners - Super 1s  

Cycling

Activity

Bexley Bike Hub (Wingz) run facilitated bike sessions for disabled children and young people and their siblings aged 6+. Use of the Hub’s equipment is included such as BMX's and helmets. If you have your own equipment such as a wheelchair or trike, we encourage you to join us, have some fun and develop your skills.

Times

Please contact us for times.

Location

Subject to change

Contact

Email bmx@accesssport.co.uk

Dance

Activity

Dynamix runs inclusive and adapted dance sessions for children and young people.

Times

Visit the Dynamix Dance Facebook page for times.

Location

Sporting Club Thamesmead, Bayliss Avenue, London, SE28 8NJ See map

Contact

Joanne Bernard:

Activity

Aim High Dance Academy runs Pan-disability inclusive dance sessions for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent children. All abilities welcome. First session free then £4 thereafter.

Times

Fridays 5pm to 6pm.

Location

Waterways Children’s Centre, Southwood Road, SE28 8EZ See map

Contact

For further information, please visit the Aim High Dance Academy website.

Activity

Baby Ballet Shine run a dance class specifically for Early years foundation stage and Key Stage 1 children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Times

Saturday 11:45am

Location

The Dance Studio, Europa Gymnastics Centre, Vimy Way, Crayford DA1 4ND See map

Contact

Jessie:

For further information, please visit the babyballet website.

Activity

Dance Ability (Deptford) run play and creative dance sessions for children with physical and/or learning disabilities and their siblings ages 5 to12

Times

Wednesday afternoons (term time only). Contact organisation for further details.

Location

Laban Building, Deptford, Creekside, SE8 3DZ See map

Contact

For further information, please visit the Trinity Laban website.

Activity

Magpie Dance offers a variety of classes to suit different levels of experience for people age 3+ with learning disabilities.

Times

Please contact the organisation for further details.

Location

The Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley BR1 1HA See map

Contact

For further information, please visit the Magpie Dance website.

Football

Activity

Pan-disability football with Charlton Athletic Community Trust.
All sessions are during school term time only and the cost is £40 per year. Players can join at any point throughout the year. 

Times

  • Age five to nine years – Wednesdays 5.30pm to 6.15pm
  • Age 10 to 16 years – Wednesdays 6.15pm to 7pm 
  • Adults (16 years and over) - Mondays 6.15pm to 7pm

Location

Crook Log Leisure Centre indoor sports hall see map

Contact

Steven Bannan
Email Steven.Bannan@cact.org.uk 
Telephone 07984 732506

Activity

Bexley Deaf Centre runs a mixed male and female British Sign Language friendly walking football team for deaf, hard of hearing and hearing players. Players must be over 18 years of age and are encouraged to sign.
£4 per person

Times

Tuesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm 

Location

Goals Bexleyheath see map

Contact

Tania Bushell 
Email Tania@bexleydeafcentre.co.uk 
Telephone 01322 351122

Gymnastics

Activity

Falcon Spartak Gymnastics Club.

Times

  • Saturday’s 10am to 11am Gymnastics for young children with a disability (1 to1 coaching if required) and 11am to 12.30pm Gymnastics for people with a disability
  • Mondays 6.30pm to 8.30pm Rhythmic Gymnastics for people with a disability 
  • Thursdays 6.30 to 8.30pm Trampolining for people with a disability

Location

Hurstmere School Sports Hall
Hurst Road,
Sidcup DA15 9AW
see map

Contact

Kay (senior coach)
Email Falconspartak@outlook.com 
Telephone 07967 346060

Health and fitness

Activity

Parkinson’s Steps to Health - offers exercise on a 1 to 1 basis as well as a group session.

Please visit your GP to ask to be referred or contact Wendy for further information. 

If you are in receipt of disability benefit you are entitled to a Free Saver Card giving the user discounts to the Parkwood Leisure Centres in the borough (Crook Log, Sidcup and Erith Leisure Centre*). Carers accompanying a user with a disability are entitled to free entrance into the facilities. Additional costs will be charged to the carer if they wish to take part in an activity. Please contact the leisure centre and fill in an application form, call 020 8304 9090 or visit website Crook Log Leisure Centre 

Times

Various

Location

Various

Contact

Wendy Leach `
Email brian.leach7@ntlworld.com
Telephone 020 8306 5973
Web Parkinson's UK - Steps to Health

*Erith Leisure Centre has accessible gym equipment for people with disabilities. These include a handcycle, a low recumbent bike, a rowing machine with chair and backrest, and an accessible stretching and free weights area. 

Running

Activity

Run Together (Bexley Mencap) - Running and fitness group for members of Bexley Mencap and their friends and families.

Times

Visit the websites below for times:

Location

Subject to change.

Contact

Nick Marsden:

Swimming

Activity

Bexley Beavers provides swimming for people with disabilities, their families, carers and friends - an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a good swim. They have exclusive use of both the large and small pools for this time period and are open to all ages and all disabilities.

Times

Friday’s 6pm and 7.30pm

Location

Crook Log Leisure Centre see map

Contact

Email info@bexleybeavers.org.uk
Telephone 020 3393 8305
Website Bexley Beavers

Activity

Parkwood adaptive swimming lessons for children five to 16 years with physical and learning disabilities. One to one, one to two and group lessons.

Times

  • Tuesdays 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 6.30pm
  • Thursday 5pm and 5.30pm

Location

Erith Leisure Centre,
Avenue Road
Erith DA8 3AT
see map

Contact

Telephone 01322 350271
Website Erith Leisure Centre 

Activity

Disability swim session (users are entitled to a Free Saver Card to receive a discounted price).

Times

Mondays and Fridays - please call for timings as they may vary

Location

Erith Leisure Centre,
Avenue Road
Erith DA8 3AT
see map

Contact

Telephone 01322 350271
Website Erith Leisure Centre

Yoga

Activity

Calm Collective runs inclusive yoga for deaf and disabled children aged 6 to 11 and their families, £3 per session.

Times

Wednesdays (term time only) 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location

143 Station Road, Sidcup DA15 7AA See map

Contact

Please register online:

Register

For further information, visit the Calm Collective website.