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. For general information on leisure and things to do for young people visit Youthoria.
Special needs Community Information Point (SCIP)
Find out more about clubs, groups and activities for disabled children by area, in the booklets produced by our SCIP Co-ordinator:
- 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
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.
- Cambridge City Council
- East Cambridgeshire District Council
- South Cambridgeshire District Council
- Huntingdonshire District Council
- Fenland District Council
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 support services 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 Gilbertson, Disability Sports Co-ordinator can offer advice and information about activities and clubs locally, including funding and how to get involved. Contact Rebecca on 01487 849 929 or by emailing [email protected]
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.
Information about staying safe when you're out and about: An Easy Read guide for people with learning disabilities