There is a variety of play and leisure opportunities many run by local voluntary or private groups available to all children and young people in Cambridgeshire. Information can be found on Cambridgeshire Online Directory.

Special needs Community Information Point (SCIP)

Registered families will receive email updates on local groups, clubs and provision.

  • SCIP Card
  • Activities Passport
  • Email updates on local events and activities
  • Information booklets on local activities/support by area
  • Request information specific to your child
  • Carers Magazine

More information on SCIP

Role of district councils

District Councils play a significant role in the availability of leisure opportunities for communities across Cambridgeshire. Full details on how District Councils support leisure can be found on district council websites.

Cambridgeshire County Council - district teams   

District teams work across Cambridgeshire providing support for children, young people and their families. As part of the district offer Youth in Communities can provide advice and guidance on a range of issues including educational leisure activities. This may include advice on available targeted provision. Staff will also look at working with partners and other agencies to meet the recreational needs of disabled young people. 

Disabled Children's Social Care 

Subject to eligibility the Short Break support for disabled children and young people can include access to community resources / activities.

Help for children and young people to get involved in sport

Living sport provides information on local clubs and activities, including activities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Rebecca Evans, Partnerships Manager can offer advice and information about activities and clubs locally, including funding and how to get involved.

Contact Rebecca on 07739 655062 or by emailing

Swimming lessons

Find out more about free swimming lessons for disabled children in Cambridge.

Autism friendly film screenings

Some local cinemas run specific sessions for children and young people with autism. You can find details of screenings by contacting your local cinema.  

Further information

Information about staying safe when you're out and about: An Easy Read guide for people with learning disabilities