Disability sport and activities

Please note booking for all sessions below is essential. Contact details for each session can be found under each sport. 
 
If you run a disability sport 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

Sport Description Time Location
Badminton Bexley Deaf Club Badminton sessions for deaf British Sign Language users.
Contact David Foot email dfoot1966@yahoo.co.uk 
Wednesday evenings 8pm to 9pm Crook Log Leisure Centre
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Boccia Bexley Dodgers Boccia Club runs competitive and recreational sessions for people with physical and learning disabilities, and for people with hearing or sight loss.
Email janet.swann@mypostoffice.co.uk
Phone 01322 330268
Tuesdays 1.45pm to 3.45pm 

Sidcup Leisure Centre, Hurst Road, Sidcup DA15 9AE.
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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)
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Bowls Bexley Visually Impaired Bowls Club runs indoor and outdoor sessions for blind or partially sighted people.
Contact Jeanne Bloomfield
Phone 020 8304 8409

Summer, Tuesdays 1.30pm to 4pm

 

Winter, Wednesdays 12pm to 2.30pm

Danson Park Bowls Club, Danson Park, Danson Road, Bexleyheath DA6 8HL
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White Oak Indoor Bowls Centre, Garrods Close, off Hilda May Avenue, Swanley BR8 7BF
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Cricket 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.
Email Adrian.Crust.Kent@ecb.co.uk 
Phone Adrian Crust 01227 473618
Website Lord's Taverners - Super 1s  
Mondays 5.45pm to 7.15pm (during school term time)

Sports Hall of Beths School, Hartford Road, Bexley DA5 1NE
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During the summer the training moves outside to one of the local cricket clubs, details of which are yet to be finalised for 2019

Booking is essential

Football 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. 
Contact Steven Bannan
Email Steven.Bannan@cact.org.uk 
Phone 07984 732506

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

Crook Log Leisure Centre indoor sports hall
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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
Contact Tania Bushell 
Email Tania@bexleydeafcentre.co.uk 
Phone 01322 351122
Tuesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm  Goals Bexleyheath
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Gymnastics Falcon Spartak Gymnastics club.
Email Falconspartak@outlook.com 
Phone 07967 346060 Kay (senior coach)    

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

Hurstmere School Sports Hall, Hurst Road, Sidcup DA15 9AW
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Health and fitness

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

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.
Phone 020 8304 9090
Website Crook Log Leisure Centre 
*Erith Leisure Centre has accessible gym equipment for people with disabilities. These include a hand cycle, a low recumbent bike, a rowing machine with chair and backrest, and an accessible stretching and free weights area. 
 

Weekly sessions in 12 week blocks  
Running Run Together (Bexley Mencap).
Email nick@bexleymencap.org.uk 
Phone Nick 020 8303 6336
Mondays 6pm to 7pm 

Crook Log Leisure Centre
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Booking is essential

Swimming 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.
Email info@bexleybeavers.org.uk     
Phone 020 3393 8305
Website Bexley Beavers
Friday’s 6pm and 7.30pm  Crook Log Leisure Centre
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Parkwood adaptive swimming lessons for children five to 16 years with physical and learning disabilities. One to one, one to two and group lessons.
Phone 01322 350271
Website Erith Leisure Centre 
Tuesdays 4.30pm
Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday 5pm and 5.30pm
Erith Leisure Centre, Avenue Road, Erith DA8 3AT
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Disability swim session (users are entitled to a Free Saver Card to receive a discounted price).
Phone 01322 350271
Website Erith Leisure Centre
Mondays and Fridays - please call for timings as they may vary Erith Leisure Centre, Avenue Road, Erith DA8 3AT
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Youth centres and local charities

Name Description Time Location
Danson Youth Centre Multi-activity youth club for young people and young adults aged 11 to 25 for those with autism and ADHD.
Email dansonyc@btconnect.com 
Phone 020 8303 6052
Website Danson Youth Centre
Thursdays 7pm to 9pm Danson Youth Centre, Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ
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Bexley Snap
Bexley Snap is a local charity offering a wide range of services to disabled children, young people and their families. Please note booking is essential for all sessions.
For all events: 

Email admin@bexleysnap.org.uk

Phone 01322 334192 (Monday to Friday office hours)

Website Bexley Snap
Building Buddies Building Buddies offers a fun, caring, safe and supportive environment for children with moderate to low support needs. Our staff are highly trained and will encourage your child to take part in a range of activities.  We offer structured play, a stimulating sensory room, messy play, a large playroom for lots of fun and games as well as a garden with outdoor toys. Saturdays (term time only) 1pm to 3.45pm Normandy Children's Centre, Fairford Avenue, Barnehurst, DA7 6QP
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Early Years Early Years’ project offers specialist stay and play sessions, where children can explore stimulating equipment including the sensory room. Parents have the opportunity to speak to other parents.  
Each session has a particular focus such as communication, mobility, peer interaction.
  Normandy Children’s Centre, Fairford Avenue, Barnehurst, DA7 6QP
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Holiday schemes up to 11 Holiday Schemes are for children with severe and profound disabilities aged five to 11 years who meet the criteria of the Children with Disabilities Service including those who require a higher level of support or with complex medical conditions. 
Staff are highly trained and will encourage your child to take part in a range of activities including art and messy play, active play (bouncy castles, soft play, outdoor toys), games, water play, as well as quiet time in our sensory room.
School holidays (except Christmas) 10am to 4pm Normandy Children’s Centre, Fairford Avenue, Barnehurst, DA7 6QP
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Little Explorers Little Explorers offers a caring, safe, supportive and fun environment for children with high to moderate support needs. 
We offer structured play, a stimulating sensory room, messy play, a large playroom for lots of fun and games as well as a garden with lots of outdoor toys.
Saturdays (term time only) 9.30am to 1pm  Normandy Children’s Centre, Fairford Avenue, Barnehurst, DA7 6QP
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Soft Play This is a Snap dedicated session and although Snap staff is present, this is a free play session and parents have to stay. Tuesdays (term time only) 3.30pm to 5.30pm  Erith Leisure Centre, Avenue Rd, Erith DA8 3AT
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My Time 11 to 18 My Time is a Youth Club for young people with severe and profound disabilities aged 11 to 18 years who meet the criteria of the Children with Disabilities Service including those who require a higher level of support or with complex medical conditions.
Staff are highly trained and will encourage your son/daughter to take part in a range of fun and varied activities including sensory play, art and messy play, indoor and outdoor games, craft making and sports and will tailor activities to the needs of the group.
Various days 10.30am to 3.30pm  Endeavour School Sports Hall, Woodside Road, Bexleyheath DA7 6LB
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Holiday schemes up to 18 Holiday Schemes are for children with severe and profound disabilities aged five to 11 years who meet the criteria of the Children with Disabilities Service including those who require a higher level of support or with complex medical conditions. They run each school holiday (except Christmas).
Staff are highly trained and will encourage your child to take part in a range of fun and varied activities including sensory play, indoor and outdoor games, craft making, bouncy castle, sports, nerf wars, specialist coaching or activities (such as Science Museum, sports coach or entertainer visits).
Various days 10am to 4pm  Endeavour School Sports Hall, Woodside Road, Bexleyheath DA7 6LB
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Empire 11 to 18 A club for young people who have moderate support needs.  Activities are based on what the young people choose and enjoy. Nerf battles, crafts, karaoke, quizzes, darts movie nights and trips out are just some of the things you can do. So if you’re 11 to 18 come along to Empire and meet some new friends who may like to do similar activities to you. Thursdays 6.45pm to 8.45pm  Belvedere Community Centre, Mitchell Close, Belvedere DA17 6AA
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Vibe 18 to 25 A club for young adults who have moderate support needs. Activities are based on what the young people choose and enjoy. Meals out, fireworks, BBQ, games, trips to the pub and discos there’s something for everyone at Vibe. So if you’re 18 to 25 come along to Vibe to chill out, play games and spend some time doing something you want to do. Tuesdays 6.45pm to 8.45pm  Belvedere Community Centre, Mitchell Close, Belvedere DA17 6AA
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