A-Z of activities and organisations with services for people with disabilitiesActivity/
other / Organisation Address/Contact details / Services provided/opening times / Ages (where known) / Costs (where known)
Active Card / Peterborough City Council Leisure Services
01733 747474 / Gives discounts on activities for the whole family e.g. swimming, tennis, fitness, allotments, restraints, shops, family days out etc.
Ian or Molly Donald
01733 869599 / Providing fishing facilities and training for disabled adults and children or those with emotional health problems.
Basketball / Peterborough Sharks Special Basketball Team
Len Fuller, Chairman,117 Chestnut Avenue, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough PE1 4PE
01733 757822 / Basketball Club for children and young people with learning and mental difficulties. The club meets weekly and trains under coaches and assistants. We have a successful Summer Camp and other outings during the year including a Christmas party. We look to broaden social horizons through playing sport
Term Time Sat am between 10.00am - 12.00 at PRC
Blind bowls / Peterborough Association for the Blind
01733 703570 / The club meets weekly
Bowling / The Bowling Centre, Bretton
bowling.co.uk / Has facilities so that you can bowl from your wheelchair. Mention your disability when making your booking so that the end lanes can be reserved. The centre is fully accessible. Discounts are available to disabled people.
Bowls / Peterborough Indoor Bowls club
Andy Fowler / Thursdays 1-2 pm
Canoeing / Proteus Canoe Club Orton Staunch, Orton Mere
Glen Nelson, Hon Secretary, 120 Medeswell, Orton Malborne, Peterborough PE2 5PD
/ / To encourage participation in water sports & to teach safety on water.All aspects of canoeing. Everyone welcome, including families children & disabled people.
Sun 2pm until 4.30. Tue 6.30pm-8pm Wed 6.30pm-8pm (all year)
Cheerleading / Unity Superstars Contact Amee Garala on Tel: 0794 102 4082 for details.
/ One of England’s first ever competitive Cheerleading squad for young people with a range of learning, sensory or physical abilities. Cheerleading combines dance, gymnastics, stunting, jumps, cheers, chants and having fun!
Cinema / Showcase, Boongate, Peterborough
01733 555636 / Fully accessible to wheelchairs. Some films are available with sub titles (check for details). They have loop systems, accessible toilets and carers accompanying disabled people will not be charged an entrance fee.
Community Services / 01733 863774
Disability Sports Development Officer
www.peterborough.gov.uk / You can contact the Community Services Department of Peterborough City Council either as an individual or as a group and ask for information on a particular sport or leisure activity in which you would like to take part or would like to initiate. There may be funds available to buy any special equipment which might be necessary.
Complementary Therapies / Potions (Marianne Walker)
07906 260775 / Marianne has links with many clients in supported living and day services throughout the region. She offers special sessions for people with learning disabilities and special needs to include aromatherapy, reflexology and massage for £20.00. Free taster sessions can also be arranged with Marianne. / £20 per session and free tasters.
Cycling (Adapted) / Regional Pool Athletics Track, Peterborough
Regional Pool Athletics Track, Peterborough
Bryan Tyler 01733 265551
Matt Taylor on 01733 863783 / Mondays 1-3
Wednesdays 5-7 / £2 per session
Disability information /
Fitness Studios / Bushfield Sports Centre , Bushfield, Peterborough, PE2 5RQ
01733 234018 / Has a Pulsestar Fitness Studio which can accommodate disabled people at almost any time but it is advisable to telephone first. There is a cost per session. Discounts are available for disabled people
Football / Netherton United Disability Football
Simon Dudhill on 07798713735 / Meets every Friday evening during the summer and indoor through winter
Peterborough United Football Club
/ Has room for 10 wheelchair users and carers, and walking disabled people. If you are in a wheelchair you pay half price and the carer is admitted free. If you need to park close to the entrance, phone early on the day of the match to reserve a parking space
Andy Fowler 01733 319954/ 07852428902
/ Monday 2:00-3:00pm (Riverside pavilion)
Wednesday 5:00-6:00pm (Riverside Pavilion )- ladies football
Friday 11:00-12:00am (Focus centre) / 18 plus
Goalball / Peterborough GOALBALL club
Steve Snelling, Regional Development Officer, Eastern region, British Blind Sport 01487 843344 or 07825506352 / Goalball is a team sport developed for visually impaired players, however individuals with full sight can also play.
Meets last Saturday of every month (8 + years old) 11-1 / 1st session free, £2 after
Gym / YMCA Gym, The Cressett, Peterborough
Bushfields, Orton Centre
YMCA Gym, The Cressett, Peterborough
YMCA Gym, The Cressett, Peterborough
Bryan Tyler 01733 265551
Matt Taylor 01733 863783 / Monday 10-12
Friday 3-5 / £2 for all sessions
Hair and beauty treatments / Peterborough Regional College, Park Crescent Campus, Peterborough PE1 4DZ
Beauty - 01733 762185
Hair salon - 01733 762149
The Salons are on the first floor above Alexandra Foyer.
(Potions (Marianne Walker)
see Complementary Therapies above) / The hair and beauty salons ran by staff and students at the College are open to the public, providing some great treatments at a fraction of the price normally paid on the high street.
Disabled toilets are available including hoists.
Ice Skating / Peterborough Arena (ice stadium)
/ Can take six wheelchairs on a specially raised area (carers/support go free) / £5.40 per session
Kayaking / Coaching sessions
River Nene, Milton Ferry Bridge / Evenings in early May to mid Sept for under 18s (need to be accompanied by an adult) or 18 plus (unaccompanied unless this is required). Membership is £20 per year full membership for the adult and then £12 / year family membership for your young person. This runs until our AGM in March 2011 – so, if you join between now and the end of the year, you only pay half (£10 + £6) to cover the remainder of the year (then full price for the next year from March). Cost of the pool and hire of whatever club equipment is needed, boat, paddle, buoyancy aid, helmet etc is then £5 / person / session or free if you bring own equipment (non-paddling adults don’t pay anything for the session).
Library / Peterborough Libraries
01733 747474 / Members can borrow books, including large print, CDs and videos. Spoken word tapes and CDs are free to borrow, as are subtitled videos and DVDs. All libraries have microphones at reception to aid people with hearing difficulties. The Central library offers, on request, Clearvision children’s books in Braille with accompanying text. Also available is a PC with accessible software and magnifiers. The Central library is fully accessible to wheelchair users. The lecture theatre has an induction loop and neck loops are available for use in the main library. An adapted mobile library with easier steps and a wheelchair lift, which visits residential homes and sheltered housing on a monthly basis. Peterborough Libraries also operates the Doorstep Service taking books and spoken word cassettes. This service also pays the subscriptions for people using RNIB’s Talking Book Service and is the local agent for Wireless for the Blind.
Museum / Peterborough Museum
01733 343329 / There a lift all exhibits. There is an accessible toilet. The museum provides a ‘See by Touch’ tour of exhibits with information available on tape and in braille.
Music workshops /
07513 360050 / Beat This is a new not-for-profit music service for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, offering interactive music and graphics workshops for young people and adults with additional needs. The workshops adopt a hands-on approach and include DJ’ing, lyric writing, sound design, music software, CD production, keyboards and synths, basic circuit bending, CD artwork and more. (for under 25s only)
National Sports Associations / Please see Peterborough DIAL’s website for more information.
Nature Reserves / Please refer to Peterborough City Council’s website
Newspapers (for partially sighted) / Peterborough and District Talking Newspaper
01733 231894 / is a free service if you are registered blind or partially sighted, to bring you local news and features on cassette tape. You can receive a weekly news tape and/or a monthly magazine tape. Cassette players are provided. The current tape is always available in the library
Parks / Bretton Park, North Bretton
Central Park / Disabled facilities at Peterborough Parks and Recreation Grounds Central Park has a DDA compliant garden developed to provide stimulation for the visually impaired. The park also has a sensory garden adjacent to the rangers hut.
Ferry Meadows/Nene Park
For more information and to pre-book wheelchairs 01733 234443 / There is disabled access to most of the park including the bird hides. Powered scooters and wheelchairs are available on free loan for use in the park but it is advisable to telephone in advance to check if one is free. There are accessible toilets at the visitor centre and the watersports centre. A Braille map is available for blind visitors.
Itter Park, Fulbridge Road, Paston, Peterborough
01733 326720 / Has sensory garden. Open all the time.
Dawn to dusk. Activity times will vary .
Westwood Grange / Allotment site with raised beds to make them accessible to disabled people. The allotments also have adjacent car parking.
PHAB club / Peterborough Wednesday PHAB Club, Kingfisher Centre, Peterborough
Tel :- 01733 333125
Email:- / Organise social activities which provide opportunities for people with and without physical disabilities to come together on equal terms. They also organise trips out, mainly in the evening and at weekends . Wednesdays 7.30-9.30
Printing Services / The Partially Sighted Society
01302 323132. / Provides a special printing and enlargement service, including large-print music, knitting patterns and recipes.
Railway / Nene Valley Railway
01780 784444 / There is disabled access at all stations. You can be transported in your wheelchair in the special carriages. Only Wansford station has disabled friendly toilets. All facilities at Wansford station are accessible, including the museum and the buffet. A wheelchair is available for use at the station
The Prince's Trust
To apply or for further details contact the Applications Secretary, Tel: 01480 456111 / Dedicated to helping disadvantaged young people aged 14-25 to enable them to participate in activities with their peers. You can apply to them for financial help for all sorts of activities.
Riding / Riding for the Disabled
Cambridgeshire Chairperson Mrs P Hamilton
www. riding-for- disabled.org.uk/
/ Riding for the Disabled believe that horse riding offers an opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, friendship, laughter, achievement, independence and confidence. Up to 16 years Mon – Fri term times only.
RNIB / RNIB Holiday and Leisure Service 0845 7023153 / Information on a wide range of leisure pursuits.
Sailing / Sailability, Ferry Meadows
07948 262919 / Sailing is one of the very few sports in which able-bodied sailors and disabled sailors can participate on equal terms. Sailability encourages and supports disabled people to take up the sport.
Every Tuesday April – October. / £4 per session
Special Interest Groups / Please see Peterborough DIAL’s website for further information on these.
Special Olympics / North Cambs Special Olympics.
Group Chair Amee Garala 0794 102 4082 / Sports that train regularly under the Special Olympics banner include Equestrian, Athletics, Swimming, Gymnastics, Power lifting and skiing
Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB)
0207 2478891 / Major provider of sporting opportunities for people with a learning disability and provides equality of opportunity for all athletes regardless of ability or degree of disability.
Sports Centres / Bushfield Sports Centre, Orton Centre, Peterborough PE2 5RQ
01733 234018 / Sports facilities and activities for people of all ages and abilities.
Open everyday 9 am – 11.00pm
Riverside Pavilion, Candy Street, Peterborough PE2 9RE
/ The excellent sports facilities include a floodlit all weather 7-a-side surface, suitable for both football and tennis, together with four unisex changing rooms and officials/first aid room.
Werrington Sports and Recreation Centre
Staniland Way, Werrington, Peterborough
01733 576606 / Open to people with any sort of disability, from the age of five with no upper age limit. The centre is fully accessible and there is a lift
Swimming / Deeping Disabled Swimming Club, Deeping Leisure Centre
Deeping St.James, Peterborough
/ We encourage family involvement. If a child is disabled/special needs then we allow other members of the family to swim also if they wish.
Saturdays 5pm - 6pm
Fun.Instructional.New.Skills Contact Scott Beasley, Community Sports Development Officer 01733 863760 / (FINS) swimming club is for young people with a range of learning, sensory or physical abilities.
Every week during term time.
Regional Swimming Pool, Bishops Road,
/ A fitness centre with a 25m main pool, teaching pool and diving pit. Other facilities include crèche, Hydro Health Suite and Kinetika Health and Fitness Studio. Discounts are available with the @ctive card. Swimming Both the Regional and Jack Hunt pools have hoists to help you into the water and prefer prior notification so that they can make sure that the appropriate help is available when you need it.
Mon to Fri 6am to 10pm, Sat 8am to 6pm & Sun 8am to 9pm
Jack Hunt School
01733 264644 / This is a swimming group for disabled and sensory impaired people and their families, which aims to equip you to be able to go into mainstream swimming.
Friday Night Club 7.30-9pm
Theatre / The John Clare Theatre
01733 265705 / Has spaces for three wheelchairs and there are four disabled parking spaces at the side of the building. The lecture theatre has an induction loop plus a small number of remote receivers for the induction loop. The Cresset offers disabled parking bays, induction loops, and a wheelchair accessible theatre, carer’s concessions are available.
01733 552437 / Has four wheelchair seats L8, L10, L29, L31 each has a carers seat beside. There is an infra red hearing system, with five loops and five headsets, which are available from reception also. Carers concessions are half price admission, the disabled person also gets half price admission. When booking your seat state any special requirements.
Wheelyboats / Wheelyboat Trust. To find out locations and further information
01798 342222 / Registered charity dedicated to providing disabled people with the opportunity and freedom to enjoy waters large and small all over the UK. Wheelyboats provide their disabled users with the dignity of their own independence: they make the entire water accessible, are simplicity itself to board via the roll-on, roll-off bow ramp and the level deck provides access to every corner of the boat including the helm
Yoga / Louise Guy
/ Free to teach on Mondays, Tuesdays afternoons and Wednesday mornings. Charge is £5.00 an hour per person in a group, however it is negotiable for disabled or learning difficulties group when there is no hall fees to be paid. / £5.00 ph/pp or lower if group