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

For children aged 3-16 with special needs/disabilities.

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

1-2pm, University of York, Heslington West.
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Updated 22/09/2020

Does your child have any degree of deafness? Or are you a deaf parent of a hearing child? Lollipop offer free social activities for children and young people aged 0 – 25 in York and North Yorkshire who have any degree of deafness from mild to profound, or who have parent/s who are deaf.

Lollipop exists to give members access to a deaf peer group to help build confidence, self esteem and promote a sense of belonging. Activities can involve the whole family or different age groups and provide opportunities for members to socialise and meet and professionals working with children and young people with deafness.

Become a member of Lollipop and join us online for activity sessions. Meet new people with the support of our Activity Leaders, catch up with your Lollipop friends and join in with fun and varied activities. There are sessions for various age groups and communication support is always available (BSL and/or live captions).

When Covid-19 restrictions allow we will be resuming our in-person group activities including specialist creative workshops, art and craft, music, dance, wall climbing and swimming.

Contact us for more information and to join our friendly and welcoming community.

Lollipop Minster Building, Door 84 Lowther Street, YO31 7XL

01904 624770
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Adam’s Aquatics

Adams Aquatics provides swimming lessons for all ages and abilities with the aim of improving water safety within the UK. We provide group and private swimming lessons for children and adults of all ages and all abilities.

The Mt School, Dalton Terrace, York YO24 4DD
Call Debbie Adams on 07714 917531.

City Screen Picturehouse – York

City Screen offers a varied programme of mainstream and independent movies.Β  The cinema is fully-accessible for people with disabilities. There is a baby-change facility in certain toilets (ask for a key), and a Riverside CafΓ©-Bar.

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.Β We operate in all school holidays and Thursday evenings & Saturdays.

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

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

Steve & Ruth Swim School

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.Β All our children are treated as individuals & can learn in their own pace, our motto isΒ #makingadifference

T: 07854 474247

We Are Theatre

Only running online but new members still welcome.

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

York Inspirational Kids Saturday Club

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 Β£2 per child and siblings are welcome. These sessions are aimed at 0-12 years and parents/carers are asked to stay. Come to the Wiltshire Suite at Joseph Rowntree School.

T: 01904 780880