Activities and Events

Visit the Summer Mix 2017 websiteSummer Mix 2017
Free Activities from 31 July - 25 August 2017

Summer Mix is back again for the summer holidays from 31 July to 25 August 2017 and will be offering hundreds of free activities for young people in Plymouth (aged 11-19 years or up to 25 for some courses, if you have a disability).

For more information please visit the Summer Mix website where you can view the Summer Mix brochure 2017 and find details of how to book.

Summer Mix Website


4 Me & My Friends Youth Club
Wednesday's, 5pm-7.15pm at Efford Youth Centre

4 Me & My Friends Youth Club4 Me & My Friends is a group for young people (age 11+) who predominantly have ASD and ADHD although they will also take those with other forms of disabilities and learning issues.

Access is through a referral process either through a professional body or though self-referral. For further details or to obtain a form please contact either:

Youth Club Flyer


ADAPT Exim Dance FlyerADAPT from Exim Dance Company
Every Friday during Term Time, 4.30pm-6.30pm

ADAPT is a weekly dance class held at Plymouth School of Creative Arts for young people age 12-25 with and without disabilities. The class aims to raise aspirations and confidence and offer participants the opportunity to develop skills in contemporary dance and choreography. Sessions are FREE and transport can be offered to and from the group for those that need it.

For more information see the attached flyer or contact classes@eximdance.org.uk

ADAPT Dance Flyer


Active ArgyleActive Argyle
Thursday's, 4pm-5pm

A football and multi-sport club open to anyone aged 12+ with a learning condition or disability. Active Argyle will run for eight weeks, starting from Thursday 15th June. Just £3.00 per session. Meet at Plymouth Argyle Football Club reception.

For more information and to book call Argyle Community Trust on 01752 562561 ext 4 or email Josh Grant at josh.grant@pafc.co.uk

Active Argyle Flyer


Argyle Ability Counts
Tuesday's Junior and Adult Football Sessions

Ability Counts FlyerArgyle Community Trust offer disability football coaching sessions on Tuesday evenings at Lipson Cooperative Academy:

  • Junior Football (5-15 years) - 5.30pm-6.30pm
  • Adult Football (16+ years) - 7.30pm-8.30pm

Sessions include fun filled football activities, with the choice of playing tournaments every month. Sessions are £4 per week or book a six week block online and receive one session FREE.

For more information call Argyle Community Trust on 01752 562561 ext 4 or email Josh Grant at josh.grant@pafc.co.uk

Ability Counts FlyerBook Online


Down Syndrome Football ProgrammeArgyle Down Syndrome Football Progamme
Saturday's Monthly, 10am-11am, £2 per session

Plymouth Argyle Community Trust are running a programme of fun football sessions for those aged 5 and over with down syndrome. Sessions will run once a month on a Saturday from 10am to 11am at Goals Soccer Centre next to Plymouth Argyle Football Club.

Those attending all 10 sessions will be in with a chance of winning a signed Argyle prize.

Bookings can be made online below or contact Josh Grant, Health and Disability Officer on 01752 562561 ext. 4, email: josh.grant@pafc.co.uk

Football FlyerBook Online


Argyle Short Breaks FlyerArgyle Short Breaks 2017
Monday's and Tuesday's during Summer Holidays, 10am-1pm

Argyle Community Trust are running a football and multi-sport programme for age 7-14 year olds during the summer holidays for children with autism and/or ADHD.

This will be held at Home Park every Monday and Tuesday from 10am until 1pm. Cost: £5.00 per session.

For more information call Argyle Community Trust on 01752 562561 ext 4 or email Josh Grant at josh.grant@pafc.co.uk

Short Breaks 2017


Summer Holiday Football RoadshowsArgyle Football Roadshows: Summer Holidays 2017
For Boys and Girls aged 5-15 years

Argyle will be offering a number of Football Roadshows in Plymouth and other areas over the Summer holidays.

Bookings can be made online or alternatively by completing the booking form in the flyer and returning with a cheque to Plymouth Argyle FITC, Home Park, Plymouth, PL2 3DQ or phone 01752 562561 ext 4.

Argyle Football FlyerBook Online


Autism Friendly Screenings at Vue Cinema
Last Sunday of the Month

See Smurfs: The Lost Village Vue Cinema host an autism friendly film in the morning on the last Sunday of every month.

What Makes the Screenings Autism Friendly?

  • The lights will be on low
  • The volume will be turned down
  • There will be no trailers at the beginning of the film
  • You'll be able to take your own food and drink
  • You'll be able to move around the cinema if you like.

See Smurfs: The Lost Village in Plymouth on Sunday 30 July 2017 from 10.15am.

Book OnlineSee Trailer


Barne Barton Rangers Football Club
Friday's, 3.30pm-4.30pm

Barne Barton Rangers Football ClubFootball coaching delivered by Football Association qualified coaches at Riverside Primary School, 210 Poole Park Road, Plymouth, PL5 1DD.

The club is for children aged 6-11 years with special needs and disabilities including autism, aspergers, learning disabilities, physical and sensory impairments, deaf or hearing impaired. Beginners, improvers and more advanced players are all welcome.

If interested please contact Michelle on 07841 020162 or email: seachelle73@sky.com

Football Flyer


Beckly Centre Summer Playscheme 2017

Beckly PlayschemeFrom Monday 24 July to Monday 4 September 2017, the Beckly Centre will be offering a playscheme on Monday's, Wednesday's, Friday's and Saturday's.

There are lots of fun play and social activities planned including arts, crafts, music, drama, games and sports to name but a few. You will also be able to try out the sensory and soft play space.

For further details see the attached flyer or contact the Beckly Centre on 01752 484433 or via email: beckly@routeways.org.uk

Beckly PlayschemeBook Online


Beckly Centre Youth Club Sessions
Thursday's from 4 May, 7pm-9pm, £3 per session

Beckly Youth Club SessionsThe Beckly Centre will be running the following Youth Club sessions from 4 May to 20 July 2017:

  • Walk on the Hoe - Thursday 4 May
  • Cooking - Thursday 11 May
  • Life Skills Evening - Thursday 18 May
  • Quiz Night - Thursday 25 May
  • Closed for Half Term - Thursday 1 June (No Youth Club)
  • Bowling - Thursday 8 June
  • Movie Night - Thursday 15 June
  • Beckly Obstacle Course - Thursday 22 June
  • Beach BBQ - Thursday 29 June
  • Yoga & Meditation Evening - Thursday 6 July
  • Summer Cooking - Thursday 13 July
  • End of Term Meal at Mount Batten - Thursday 20 July

For further details see the attached flyer or contact the Beckly Centre on 01752 484433 or via email: beckly@routeways.org.uk

Youth Club FlyerBook Online


British Red Cross Workshops
Free workshops for 10-19 year olds

British Red Cross WorkshopsDo you work with young people aged 10-19 years, or know someone that does?

The British Red Cross are offering free First Aid workshops for established groups in Plymouth. These aim to enable young people to feel more confident, willing and able to help themselves and someone else in a first aid emergency.

There are 18 skills in total e.g. helping someone who is heavily bleeding or having an asthma attack. Workshops can can generally cover 4-5 skills in 1.5 hours.

For more information see the attached flyer or contact Imogen Wood, Youth Education Coordinator on 01752 831609 or email: iwood@redcross.org.uk

First Aid FlyerBooking Form


Devon FA Disability Football in PlymouthDevon Football Association: Disability Football in Plymouth

A list of disability football clubs in Plymouth with contact details. For more information see the attached flyer below from Devon Football Association.

If you would like to get involved in Disability Football as a player, coach, club or volunteer, please contact Ashley Harris, Disability Development Officer.

Phone: 01626 323560 / 07912 089838
Email: ashley.harris@devonfa.com

Disability Football Flyer


Devonport Park Activity Centre

Devonport Park Activity Centre NewsletterThe Devonport Park Activity Centre offer the following activities:

  • Rooted Club - Monday's 4pm-6pm (term time) & Saturday's 10am-1pm
    £5 per session for first child / £3 each for additional sibling(s)
    For young people with additional needs aged 8-16 offering opportunities to get involved in cooking tea together, gardening and other social activities. (Places must be pre-booked)
  • Little Seeds: Stay and Play - Friday afternoons, 1pm-3pm, £2 per family
    A drop in toddler / pre-school group for children of all abilities with their parent / carer. With garden based play activities, be prepared to get messy!
  • Volunteers - Wednesday's 10am-1pm (term times) & Thursday's 10am-1pm (school holidays)
    If you are over 18 you could be a volunteer. Coming from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities, our volunters help with many jobs around the gardens and buildings. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided!

Devonport Park Activity Centre also provide two support groups providing opportunities to share experiences of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Plymouth:

  • In Other Words: This group supports children and young people aged 8-18 years with their mental health. It provides fun activities and ongoing development opportunities to help build confidence, self-esteem and belief in a non-judgemental, confidential, safe and non-clinical environment.
  • Children's Minds - Families Matter: This is a parent participation project led by Routeways and supported by Plymouth Parent Carer Voice that provides monthly activities to share their experiences while learning together.

For more information and to pre-book places, please call the Devonport Park Activity Centre on 01752 500496 or contact them via email: devonportpark@routeways.org.uk

Their latest newsletter provides information on future events and volunteering opportunities.

July/August 2017 NewsletterRooted Club FlyerLittle Seeds FlyerCAMHS Groups


Disability Activities at Plymouth Life CentreDisability Activities
Various at Plymouth Life Centre

Plymouth Life Centre offer a number of activities throughout the week for those with disabilities including wheelchair rugby, wheelchair dance, disability multi-sports, trampolining, a swimming club and more.

For more information please contact Plymouth Life Centre on 01752 606900, or visit the Everyone Active website.

Disability Activities Flyer


Hello World: Coding & Digital MakingHello World: Coding & Digital Making
Plymouth Central, St. Budeaux and Plymstock Libraries

Hello World is an after-school club for 8-13 year olds who are interested in learning new things or want to do coding and / or digital making outside of school.

There is no set agenda or lesson plan - young people can just come along and have access to the libraries public computers and resources where they can learn coding. There will also be opportunities to use MaKey MaKey, play on Raspberry Pi's and also tablets.

  • Tuesday's (fortnightly), 4pm-5pm - Plymstock Library
  • Thursday's, 4pm-5.30pm - Plymouth Central Library
  • Friday's, 3.30pm-5pm - St. Budeaux Library

For more information contact Plymouth Central Library on 01752 305900 or email: library@plymouth.gov.uk

Hello World FlyerCentral LibraryPlymstock LibrarySt. Budeaux Library


Mount Batten Centre Watersports Programme 2017
School Holiday Courses

Mount Batten Centre Watersports Programme 2017Throughout the school holidays the Mount Batten Centre provide a range of both wet and dry adventure days in the following:

  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Dinghy sailing
  • Hawk 20 sailing
  • Coasteering
  • Windsurfing
  • Climbing and abseiling
  • and Stand up paddleboarding.

The Mount Batten Centre also run certified courses in Dinghy Sailing, Powerboating and Paddlesports throughout the year.

For more information call 01752 404567 or email: enquiries@mount-batten-centre.com

Programme BrochureSee Website


Nature Plymouth: Active Neighbourhoods ProjectNature Plymouth: July to August 2017
Free from the Active Neighbourhoods Project

Free family events and wildlife volunteering opportunities for all ages at the following in Plymouth:

  • Efford Nature Reserve
  • Ernesettle Creek
  • Kings Tamerton Woods
  • Teats Hill

For more information contact Ashley Todd, Community and Volunteer Officer on 01752 305490 or email: Ashley.Todd@plymouth.gov.uk

Efford Nature ReserveErnesettle CreekKings Tamerton WoodsTeats Hill

Active Neighbourhoods Project


Play Rangers Summer Term Programme 2017
Come and play Tuesday's & Wednesday's from 3.15pm

Play Rangers FlyerThe Play Rangers will be delivering play sessions from 3.15pm at the following parks in Plymouth:

  • Tuesday's - Kelly Close, Barne Barton, PL5 1DT
  • Wednesday's - Red Brick Field, Barne Barton, PL5 1EG

There will be a number of different sports, games and outdoor activities on offer for 4-11 year olds. All activities are FREE! Please note that under 8's must be accompanied by an adult.

For more details download the programme flyer below.

Play Rangers Flyer


Play Rangers Summer Holiday 2017
Come and play Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's, 11am-3.30pm

Play Rangers Summer Holiday 2017The Play Rangers will be delivering play sessions at the following parks in Plymouth from 11am until 3.30pm:

  • Tuesday's - Kelly Close Play Area, Barne Barton, PL5 1DT
  • Wednesday's - Red Brick Field, Barne Barton, PL5 1EG (**except Wed 2 Aug)
  • Thursday's - Sunnydene, St. Budeaux

There will be a number of different sports, games and art and craft activities on offer for 4-11 year olds. All activities are FREE! Please note that under 8's must be accompanied by an adult.

**Wednesday 2nd August 2017 is Plymouth Playday on Plymouth Hoe from 11am-4pm where there will be lots of free activities for children.

There are also some mini playdays on the following dates in the run up to the main event:

  • Monday 24 July - Leigham Open Space, Leigham, PL6 8QN
  • Wednesday 26 July - Red Brick Field, Barne Barton, PL5 1EG
  • Friday 28 July - Freedom Fields Park, Greenbank, PL4 7QS
  • Monday 31 July - Victoria Park, Stonehouse, PL1 5NJ

See the flyers below for more details.

Summer Holiday FlyerMini Play DaysPlayday Flyer


Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery
"Museum on Tour"

Find out what's onPlymouth City Museum and Art Gallery is now closed for the development of the new History Centre due to open in 2020. Until Spring 2020, exhibitions, events and activities will be delivered in a range of offsite locations via a "Museum on Tour" programme. This will include:

  • Exhibitions and displays
  • Collections on tour
  • Talks and tours
  • Family events
  • Special events

Find out what's on by visiting Plymouth Arts and Heritage website.

Website: What's On


Plymouth Marjon Football Club FlyerPlymouth Marjon Football Club for Special Needs & Disabilities
Thursday's 6pm-7pm

Football skills and coaching for children aged 6-12 years with Special Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The club is for children with learning, sensory and physical disabilities and all playing abilities. Beginners, improvers and more advanced football players are all welcome.

For more details and the Player Registration form, see the attached flyer.

Football Club Flyer


Plymouth Music Zone Sensory Sounds
Tuesday's 4pm-5pm, £3 per session

Plymouth Music Zone Sensory SoundsMusic making activities for children aged 4-16 years with PMLD, ASD/SEN, term times only.

To be eligible to access, your child should have a diagnosis of a disability and attend a special school or Support Centre or attend a mainstream school and have a severe or moderate learning disability with ASD or a complex physical disability.

For more information and to book, please call Glyn on 01752 213690 or email info@plymouthmusiczone.org.uk

Sensory Sounds Flyer


Plymouth Music Zone
Music & Singing Groups for Carers, times various

Music and Singing Groups for CarersPlymouth Music Zone offer various music and singing sessions for carers, or alternatively some for carers and those they care for to enjoy together.

  • Sharing & Caring Group - Tuesday's, 10.30am-11.30am
    Music making and singing for carers of older or disabled people.
  • Striking Chords Group - Tuesday's, 2.30pm-3.30pm
    Creative music making and singing sessions for carers together with those they car for.
  • Carefree Choir - Wednesday's, 1.30pm-2.30pm
    Singing for carers to enjoy without those they care for.

For further details, please contact Plymouth Music Zone on 01752 213690 or email info@plymouthmusiczone.org.uk

Carers Flyer


Support Your Way NewsletterSupport Your Way Newsletter: June 2017

See the Support Your Way newsletter to see events that are happening in the Plymouth area during the month.

If you would like anymore details about these events or to receive this newsletter via email, please contact Richard Price on 07964 369492 or email richardprice@supportyourway.co.uk

Support Your Way Newsletter


Wembury Marine Centre
April-July 2017

Events FlyerWembury Marine Centre have a number of activities and events for families at weekends and during the school holidays including:

  • Rockpool Safari
  • Extreme Rockpool Safari
  • Snorkel Safari
  • and other fun events!

All events are charged £3 per adult and £3 per child unless otherwise stated. All children must be accompanied by an adult for rockpool safaris and events.

For more information call Wembury Marine Centre on on 01752 862538 or email: info@wemburymarinecentre.org

April-July 2017Visit Website


Wheelfever Projects Creative Dance Workshops
Resumes 7 January 2017

WheelFever Inclusive Dance WorkshopsCreative dance for disabled and non-disabled children and young people in the Performance Studio at Plymouth Life Centre.

  • Every Saturday: 1pm-2pm - A creative playful dance session that encourage confidence in movement and creativity; suitable for disabled and non-disabled children and young people (5-18 years). The session is also suitable for young people up to 25 years with more complex needs and those who find it difficult to concentrate.
  • Every Saturday: 2pm-4pm - Developing dance and choreographic skills through inclusive methods of teaching and practice. Suitable for disabled and non-disabled children and young people (12-25 years).

During the summer holiday there will also be a Holiday Dance Club for disabled children (age 6-18 years) on Friday 11th and Friday 18th August between 2pm-4pm at The Performance Dance Studio, Plymouth Life Centre, Mayflower Drive, Plymouth, PL2 3DG. Cost will be covered by Plymouth Local Authority for disabled children in Plymouth. For those not covered by Plymouth Local Authority please contact Paula as below.

For more information and to book please call Paula on 07815 285208 or email: wheelfeverprojects@live.co.uk

Wheelfever Dance WorkshopsSummer Holiday Dance Club


Whizz Kidz Ambassador ClubWhizz Kidz Ambassador Club
First Sunday of month, 11.30am-5pm

Whizz Kidz is a free youth group for wheelchair users aged 8-25 years and meets at Plymouth Life Centre on the first Sunday of each month.

For more information please contact Sally on 07867 124901 or email: s.ellis@whizz-kidz.org.uk

Whizz Kidz Flyer