Activities and Events

Also see our latest SEND Newsletter for more inclusive activities in the Plymouth, Plympton and Plymstock area. This is published for each school holiday.

Community Christmas Day 2019A Community Christmas Day 2019

Don't be alone this Christmas. Spend Christmas Day with other people and enjoy a FREE 3 course festive lunch, Christmas quiz and raffle and have lots of fun at Four Greens Community Hub, Whitleigh Green, Plymouth PL5 4DD from 11am to 3pm.

For more details and to reserve your place please contact Jane Devlin on 07585 800184.

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4 Me & My Friends Youth Club
Wednesday's at Efford Youth Centre

4 Me & My Friends Youth Club4 Me & My Friends is a group for young people (age 10+) who are on the Autistic Spectrum.

Sessions take place at Efford Youth and Community Centre, Blandford Road, Plymouth PL3 6HU on Wednesday evenings:

  • 10-14 years from 4.30pm-6pm
  • 14+ years from 6.30pm-8pm

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 01752 307695 / 312503 or email 4meandmyfriends@plymouth.gov.uk

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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


Argyle Ability Counts - Junior
Tuesday's Junior Football Sessions

Junior Ability Counts FlyerArgyle Community Trust offer the following disability football coaching sessions:

  • Junior Football (5-16 years) - Tuesday's, 5.30pm-6.30pm at Goals Soccer Centres, Outland Road, Plymouth, PL2 3DE (term time only)

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 either Emma Potter at emma.potter@pafc.co.uk or Ben Kerswell at ben.kerswell@pafc.co.uk

Junior Ability Counts


Argyle Ability Counts - Adults (Women and Men's Teams)
Wednesday's Adult Football Sessions

Adult Ability Counts FlyerArgyle Community Trust offer the following disability football coaching sessions for adults (male and female) aged 16+ who have a disability whether physical or mental:

  • Adult Football (16+ years) - Wednesday's, 7.30pm-9pm at Manadon Sports and Community Hub, Plymouth, PL5 3FD

Fun training sessions, inclusive of all abilities. No need to book, just turn up and play! Sessions are £4 per week, first session is free.

For more information call Argyle Community Trust on 01752 562561 ext 4 or email either Emma Potter at emma.potter@pafc.co.uk or Ben Kerswell at ben.kerswell@pafc.co.uk

Adult Ability Counts


Argyle Female Disability Football Sessions
Wednesday's, 7.30pm-9pm

Argyle Community Trust offer a female disability football session open to all females (aged 16+) with any disability including physical or mental disability/illness:

  • Female Disability Football (16+ years) - Wednesday's, 7.30pm-9pm at Manadon Sports and Community Hub, Plymouth, PL5 3FD

Fun training sessions, inclusive of all abilities. Sessions are £4 per week. First session is free. Fully qualified FA licensed coaches.

For more information call Argyle Community Trust on 01752 562561 ext 4 or email either Emma Potter at emma.potter@pafc.co.uk or Ben Kerswell at ben.kerswell@pafc.co.uk


Argyle Downs Syndrome - DS Active
Wednesday's, 5-6pm (term time only)

Downs Syndrome Active FlyerArgyle Community Trust offer DS Active sessions for young people aged 5-19 years old with Downs Syndrome. Sessions will run:

  • Wednesday's, 5pm-6pm at Manadon Sports and Community Hub, St Peter's Road, Plymouth, PL5 3FD (term time only)

Sessions will provide the opportunity to play football and take part in other fun activities in an inclusive environment. Sessions are £4 per week, there is no need to book... just turn up and play!

For more information call Argyle Community Trust on 01752 562561 ext 4 or email either Emma Potter at emma.potter@pafc.co.uk or ben.kerswell@pafc.co.uk

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Argyle Football RoadshowsArgyle Football Roadshows: Christmas Holidays 2019
For Boys and Girls aged 5-15 years

Argyle will be offering a number of Football Roadshows in Plymouth and other areas over the holidays including Disability Soccer Roadshows tailored for children with a physical impairment, learning disability or mental health condition.

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.

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Autism and SEN friendly sessionsAutism & SEN Clip 'n Climb Sessions
Sunday's, 10am

Clip 'n Climb hold autism and SEN friendly sessions every Sunday at 10am. These sessions provide children with special needs the opportunity to enjoy the facilities in a quieter, calmer environment and meet other families in similar circumstances.

It is recommended to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made over the phone on 01752 717567 or you can book online.

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Autism Friendly Screenings at Vue Cinema
Last Sunday of the Month

Bing's ChristmasVue Cinema host an autism friendly film 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
  • Free entry for carers will a valid CEA Card.

See Bing's Christmas at Vue Cinema, Plymouth on Sunday 29 December 2019 at 10.15am. Please note: tickets may not be available to book until about 5 days before showing.

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

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

The club is for children aged 5-11 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

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Beckly Centre Programmes

Beckly CentreThe Beckly Centre offer a activities for those with disabilities or have additional needs:

  • Adult Social Group, Every Other Monday, 7pm-9pm, £5 per session - Join Beckly's friendly adult social group for activities including cooking, movie and games night, walks and rambles and meals out. Some activities may incur additional costs for food or admissions.
  • Weekend / Evening / Holiday Sessions, 10.30am-3.30pm - These include lots of fun play and social activities including arts, crafts, music, drama, games and sports to name but a few. The sensory space, ball pool and soft play space is also available to use. See Beckly September/October 2019 sessions.
  • Youth Offer: Youth Club for ages 14-24 years, Thursday's, 7pm-9pm, £3 per session - Drop in sessions for young people with additional needs. Activities are chosen by the young people and range from music to cooking, life skills and crafts, as well as trips out and about in the community. Venue rotates between the Beckly Centre and Devonport Park Activity Centre. See the September/October 2019 Youth Club sessions.

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

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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

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Devonport Park Activity Centre

The Devonport Park Activity Centre offer the following activities:

  • Rooted Autism & Disability Friendly Group - Saturday's 10am-1pm
    £5 per session
    Rooted is a fun, safe autism and disability friendly inclusive group full of exciting outdoor learning and social opportunities for children aged 8-13 years. Activities are planned jointly with the young people and based on their interests incorporating themes including music, gardening, cooking and art. (Places must be pre-booked)
  • Little Seeds: Stay and Play - Thursday's, 9.30am-11.30am or Friday's, 11.30am-1.30pm, £3 per family
    A drop in toddler / pre-school group for children under 5 of all abilities and their parent / carer. With outdoor play, nature and gardening activities, cooking, crafts and soft play. Be prepared to get messy! (Booking not required)
  • Youth Offer: Games & Cinema Night - Second Friday of Month, 4pm-7pm, £5 with snacks and drink included
    An autism and disability friendly games and cinema night for young people age 14-24 years old. Bring along your favourite board games. If you are under 14 and have previously attended please contact Devonport Park Activity Centre.
  • Growing Together - Wednesday's 10am-2pm and Friday's 1.30pm-4.30pm, £5 per session
    Sessions for young people aged 16-24 years with a learning disability.
  • 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: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 4pm-8pm
    This group supports young people aged 15-24 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. Please contact Devonport Park Activity Centre if you are under 15 and would like to join a group.
  • Children's Minds - Families Matter: 2nd Saturday of the month, 2pm-4pm
    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.

All activities can be pre-booked and paid for online. For more information, please call the Devonport Park Activity Centre on 01752 500496 or contact them via email: devonportpark@routeways.org.uk

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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.

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Drakes Den SEN Sessions

Drakes Den will be holding exclusive SEN only sessions outside of normal opening hours so that your child can enjoy the soft play without any distractions.

There will be two separate SEN sessions, £3.25 per child/teen:

  • 0-10 years: First Tuesday of the month, 6.15pm-7.15pm
  • 11-17 years: First Wednesday of the month, 6.15pm-7.15pm

Number are limited, so booking is recommended. For more information and to book please call 01752 794444 or email: info@drakesden.co.uk

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EXIM Dance Company
Various sessions

EXIM Dance Company offer a range of weekly community classes for both adults and young people, including sessions for those with disabilities.

For more information please call 07864 168663 or email: classes@eximdance.org.uk

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Far Flung Dance Theatre

Far Flung Dance Theatre are a professional integrated dance theatre company based in Plymouth consisting of disabled and non-disabled dancers, actors, musicians and performers. They run a number of weekly classes and training classes which can be downloaded below.

For more information please contact Claire Beckett email: farflungdt@gmail.com

Weekly TimetableTidal SurgeTraining March 2019


Hello world: coding & digital makingHello World: Coding & Digital Making
Various 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.

  • Monday's, 4pm-5pm - Devonport Library
  • Tuesday's, 4pm-5pm - Plymstock Library
  • Thursday's, 3.30pm-4.30pm - North Prospect Library
  • Thursday's, 4pm-5pm - Plymouth Central Library
  • Saturday's, 9.30am-10.30am - Plymouth Central Library
  • Saturday's, 10.30am-11.30am - Plymouth Central Library

See below for next session dates. For more information contact Plymouth Central Library on 01752 305900 or email: library@plymouth.gov.uk

Hello World Flyer


Guide to Inclusive SportsInclusive Sports Clubs in Plymouth

Katy Wedgwood, Inclusion Lead at Woodlands School has put together a Guide to Inclusive Sports in Plymouth to allow young people with additional needs to access clubs that exist across the city.

For further information contact Katy Wedgwood, Inclusion Lead on 01752 300101 or 07867 552875. Alternatively Plymouth City Council's Sports Development Unit can provide further information on Inclusive Sports on 01752 307008 or email: sportsdev@plymouth.gov.uk

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Nature PlymouthCentral Park Volunteering: September 2019 to January 2020
Free from the Active Neighbourhoods Project

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

For more information call Environmental Action on 07749 818360 or email: plymouthenvironmentalaction@hotmail.co.uk

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Oaks Rugby Inclusive FlyerOaks Rugby Inclusive
Sunday's, 10.15am (Season September to April)

Inclusive non-contact rugby sessions for school age children aged 5 to 18 with additional needs at Plymstock Albion Oaks RFC, Horsham Playing Fields, Plymstock, PL9 0DF. First three sessions are free.

For more details contact Mel Boalch on 07855 475944 or email melanie.boalch@sky.com

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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

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Plymouth Music Zone
Music & Singing Groups, times various

Music and Singing GroupsPlymouth Music Zone offer various music and singing sessions for carers, or alternatively also sessions for carers and those they care for to enjoy together including:

  • Baton Beats - Monday's, 1pm-2pm
    Adults (18+) developing skills in a wide range of drumming styles from around the world.
  • Sensory Sounds - Tuesday's, 4pm-5pm
    Children and young people (4+) with diagnosed disabilities.
  • Jam Band - Wednesday's, 4pm-5pm
    8-12 year olds, beginners and less experienced, singing and trying a range of musical instruments.
  • Digital Orchestra - Thursday's, 10.30am-11.30am
    Adults (18+) with disabilities using digital and music technology, composing and playing music as a group.

Please see flyer for details of all music and singing groups or contact Plymouth Music Zone on 01752 213690 or email info@plymouthmusiczone.org.uk

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Super Tramp Trampolining Support SessionsSuper Tramp Trampolining Support Sessions
Thursday's and Saturday's, £8 per session

Support sessions are for anyone aged 5+ with additional needs and cost £8. This includes admission for one jumper and 1 accompanying adult/carer.

Super Tramp run two support sessions during the week:

  • Thursday: 4-5pm
  • Saturday: 5-6pm (session also open to siblings)

For more details see the attached flyer or visit website.

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Support Your Way NewsletterSupport Your Way Newsletter

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


Wheelfever Projects Creative Dance Workshops

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: 2.15pm-4.15pm - 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).

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

Wheelfever Dance Workshops


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 via email: s.ellis@whizz-kidz.org.uk

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YMCA Inclusive 2019

YMCA Inclusive 2019YMCA Plymouth believe that everyone should be able to live a full and active life, regardless of their ability or health. They provide a range of specialised activities in including sports and clubs for young people and adults with disabilities and additional needs.

YMCA Plymouth provide:

  • A safe and friendly environment
  • Excellent care and support
  • Development and progression
  • Specialist trained staff.

Inclusive activities include a range of sports and are offered at YMCA Plymouth's centres in Honicknowle and Torpoint. For details about the sessions and suitability, or to discuss a young person's needs please call 01752 202918 or email: enquiries@ymcaplymouth.org.uk

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