Weekly Clubs & Activities – Primary School Age York

Disabilities & Additional Needs

Classes & Clubs in York for Kids with disabilities and additional needs. Suitable for Primary School Age Children (4 – 12 years old)

For children aged 3-11 with special needs/disabilities.

Free Sunday sports and games sessions during term time with DBS checked volunteers.

1-2pm, University of York, Heslington West.




All lessons are situated at Archbishop Holgate School on
Tuesday – 6.00 /7.30 pm
Wednesday – 4.00 / 7.00 pm
Thursday – 4.00 / 5.30 pm

We are a family run swim school.
Steve has been teaching swimming in York for over 25yrs & Ruth joined the team 5yrs ago leaving a career in social care with a vision to give children with additional needs the opportunity to be supported to learn to swim within a swimming school that takes a gentle approach to learning. All our children are treated as individuals & can learn in their own pace, our motto is #makingadifference

• 1 Free trial lesson
• Teaching from age 4yrs
• Teacher/ child ratio 1 : 3
• Beginners/ Bronze/ silver / Gold challenge awards/ Coaching & Rookie lifeguard

• If any sessions are missed due to other family commitments we will try to offer an alternative night/class so lessons are not missed.

You can follow us on Facebook

07854 474247


Adam’s Aquatics

We are a swimming lesson provider that is passionate about ensuring that everyone in the UK has the opportunity to learn to swim and is safe in the water. We provide group and private swimming lessons for children and adults of all ages from 6 months to adult; all abilities including specialist sessions for disability swimming.We run on Sundays between 1130 and 330pm.

Lessons run at The Mount School in York
Call Debbie Adams on 07714 917531.

City Screen Picturehouse – York

Reopening 31st July. City Screen offers a varied programme of mainstream and independent movies.  The cinema is fully-accessible for people with disabilities, there is a baby-change facility in certain toilets (ask for a key), and the Riverside Café-Bar is welcoming to new mothers and children. There are various child and autism-friendly screenings.

“City Screen is great – relaxing, helpful staff and lovely menu.”

SM, Jan 18

City Screen Cafe is also really good (ask at cinema desk for key disabled loos / changing facilities). People are used to seeing babies there all the time!”

LK, Jan 18

13–17 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL

T: 0871 902 5747

Snappy Regular and Holiday Schemes

Snappy offer play and recreation opportunities to Children and Young people (aged 5-19) with disability, learning and other additional needs.
We operate in all school holidays and Thursday evenings & Saturdays.

Saturday scheme 5 to 18 years Runs from 10 to 3.30pm each week for 43 weeks each year
Senior Snappy 17 to 25 years Runs from 7pm to 9.30pm each Thursday
Easter Scheme 5 to 19 years Runs throughout the Easter school holidays 10 am to 3.30pm
Summer Scheme 5 to 19 years Runs for the full school holidays 10am to 3.30pm

We also run in half term but this would be specialist arts or drama groups ( and depends on funding )

‘Check out S.N.A.P.P.Y social groups they organise lots of great things for youngsters with additional needs x’

SM, Oct 2018

York Boys Club, 84 Lowther Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO31 7LX
T: 01904 640562

We Are Theatre

A Yorkshire-based theatre company creating theatre with people of all abilities and ages. They also specialise in working with people with learning difficulties and disabilities. Check out their website for weekly groups and upcoming productions.

T: 07521 364107

Wilberforce Trust’s Children Sensory

Inclusive sensory sessions for all children aged 4+ to appreciate the sights, sounds, smells and tactile nature of the multi-sensory room. Relax and unwind in the peaceful surroundings or interact with the specialist equipment – the choice is yours.
Alternate Saturdays, 10am – noon
Please book in advance as numbers are limited and preference will be given to those with disabilities including autism, learning disabilities and sight loss.

Wilberforce House, 49 North Moor Road, Huntington, York, YO32 9QN

For further information or to sign up for a session please Contact Rosie Golton on 01904 760037 

York Inspirational Kids Saturday Club

We provide a group of activities designed for disabled young people, their siblings and families

Saturday Club is a fortnightly club that meets term time from 10.30-12 noon and features activities such as arts, theatre, puppets, film, craft etc. The cost is £2 per child and siblings are welcome. These sessions are aimed at 0-12 years and parents/carers are asked to stay. These sessions are held at the Wiltshire Suite at Joseph Rowntree School.

T: 01904 780880