Physical Activity


For children and young people with visual impairment, details of additional sport and leisure activities can be found here.



Where: Dulwich Lawn Tennis Club, Burbage Road, SE24 9HP

All abilities and disabilities welcome.  Please click here to register.

Cost: The first session is free, then £5 thereafter.  Booked termly.

Contact: Tel: 0207 993 9883 or Email:  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Peckham inclusive

Free Swimming Lessons for Southwark Residents

Southwark Council is offering residents free swimming lessons. 12-week courses for beginners are available at leisure centres operated by Everyone Active on behalf of Southwark Council.  If you’re a Southwark resident, a non-swimmer and aged 16 or over you can book free swimming lessons.

• Residents with disabilities can book at any centre below.

  • Camberwell Leisure Centre, Artichoke Place, London SE5 8TS
  • The Castle Centre, 2 St Gabriel Walk, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6FG
  • Dulwich Leisure Centre, 2b Crystal Palace Road, London SE22 9HB
  • Peckham Pulse Leisure Centre, 10 Melon Road, London SE15 5QN
  • Seven Islands Leisure Centre, 100 Lower Road, Rotherhithe SE16 2TU

For more information, please click here and also download the physical Activity leaflet (pdf, 443kb)


Disability Swimming Sessions

Sessions for children and adults with disabilities or long-term medical/health conditions are available to Southwark residents.  Further details of availability are below.


  • Dulwich Leisure Centre

Supported swimming sessions take place on Sunday afternoons at Dulwich Leisure Centre from 2.00pm-2.50pm

Check availability and book sessions here.  


  • Seven Islands Leisure Centre 

Supported swimming sessions take place on Monday afternoons at the Seven Islands Leisure Centre from 2.00pm-2.50pm

Check availability and book sessions here.


  • Peckham Pulse - Disabled Swimming Hydrotherapy Pool

Sessions are available at the following times throughout the week: 

Monday:12:30 - 13:20

Tuesday:19:00 - 19:50

Thursday:20:30 - 21:20

Friday:12:00 - 12:50, 14:00 - 14:50

Saturday:15:00 - 15:50

Sunday:15:00 - 15:50, 18:00 - 18:50

Check availability and book sessions here.


  • The Castle Centre

Supported swimming sessions take place on Fridays 3:00pm-3:50pm and Saturdays 2:00pm-2:50pm at the Castle Centre 

Check availability and book sessions here.


  • Camberwell Leisure Centre

Supported swimming sessions take place on Fridays 2:30pm-3:20pm and Sundays 10:00am-10:50am at Camberwell Leisure Centre 

Check availability and book sessions here.

As the first of London's professional football clubs to launch a Down's Syndrome football team in 2005, our commitment to disability and inclusive sport is highly regarded. From Blind/Partially Sighted Football tennis to Active Autism, our football provision for young boys and girls on the autism spectrum, and pan-disability holiday camps, our programmes provide specialist coaching for people of all ages with varied disabilities.



Sessions take place at locations across London including various venues in the neighbouring borough of Lambeth.


Dates and fees  

Please click on the links below for further information.

Providing a range of activities PESSN allow SEND students to attend their Saturday Sports Club at Bacon's College. We are a term-time club only which means we are closed during school holidays. The club caters for students between 5-18 years old for a 1 hour time slot each Saturday. Some of the sports include: Trampolining, Basketball, Badminton, Football, Tennis Table, Tennis Gymnastics, Nature Walk Gym.


How this is provided

We have 4 time slots available 10:30-11:30, 11:30-12:30, 12:30-1:30 and 2:00-3:00pm.  Each session will have students with a range of disabilities making it open to all. Students must come in correct kit - trainers and socks must be worn during the session so they can use the trampolines.

Age: 5-18 years



Students must have SEND (special educational needs or disabilities) and live in Southwark, aged 5-18 years


How to access the service

People who would like to come to the club should email Glyn or George and we will send you a client application form and provide you with a time slot.


Dates:  Saturdays, term-time only

Times:  There are 4 time slots available 10:30-11:30, 11:30-12:30, 12:30-1:30, 2:00-3:00pm

Location:  Bacon's College, Timber Pond Roadd, London, SE16 6AT

Cost:   £25 per student



Client application forms are kept under lock and key so nobody has access apart from the managers of the club. We have a safeguarding policy that we adhere to which helps us keep confidential information between the parties involved.



The best way to contact us is through emailing Glyn or George

You can also call 0207 2371928 ext: 4086

For further information please visit our webiste or download our flyer (pdf, 12.9mb)


Club Southwark is a thriving club, which takes place at the Geraldine Mary Harmsworth sports facility. With new members joining each week, this multi-sports club is certainly bursting with characters who are all enthusiastic about sport.

The members love the social side of the club as well as the competitive side! So if you fancy trying new sports and having a good chat we urge you to come along. Basketball, Boccia and Athletics are amongst the popular sports at this club.

Specialist taster sessions also take place in the club from time to time including boxing, dance, golf and more.

Siblings are welcome to join in and parents/carers are encouraged to stay, watch and even take part!

All disabilities and impairments welcome.


Club Details

Date: Saturday (term-time only)

Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Venue:  The Castle Centre, 2 St Gabriel Walk, London SE1 6FG)

Price: £4

Further information and registration here

Contact:  Email Emma Cranston  or telephone: 020 7021 097.

Tideway Sailability is a unique volunteer-run, sailing club in central London where people with disabilities participate on equal terms to those without a disability. For more information Tel: 020 7237 9001 or go to their website:



Inclusive cycling sessions

We run inclusive cycling sessions for Disabled people and their families, carers or friends, from the following three bases in south London:

Croydon Sports Arena (outdoors) Albert Road, South Norwood, SE25 4QL

  • Tuesdays at 10am, 11am and 12pm
  • Wednesdays at 10am and 11am
  • Saturdays at 10am and 11am

Please click here to book a session


Herne Hill Velodrome - (outdoors) 104 Burbage Road, Herne Hill, SE24 9HE

  • Mondays at 11am and 12pm
  • Thursdays at 12pm and 1pm
  • Sundays (Kids on Wheels only) at 1pm and 2pm

Please click here to book a session


Ladywell Day Centre - (outdoors) 148 Dressington Ave, Lewisham, SE4 1JF

  • Fridays at 10.30am and 11.30am

 Please click here to book a session



We try to keep prices affordable and good value, while using suitable venues, excellent staff and volunteers and a range of specialist cycles. It costs us £25 per head to provide these sessions, and we ask for a contribution towards this as below. We are always grateful to those who are able to make an additional donation to support our work.

  • Per disabled cyclist: £5 (if you need a supporter/carer they are included in the price)

  • Per non-disabled cyclist: £5

  • Special family price (up to 4, including at least one disabled cyclist): £10


How to access the service

At all venues our qualified instructors, supported by fantastic volunteers, help participants try our cycles or get comfortable on the one that suits them, and offer ongoing support. See our website for full details.



Telephone: 020 7346 8482


Address:336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA

The session is open to anyone who may benefit from additional support that we are unable to provide in mainstream sessions and focuses on what a person can do, not on what they can’t do. Classes are smaller in size and where it is appropriate 1 to 1 coaching is provided. If we are able to provide additional support within a mainstream session, we will also offer this. Please contact us for more details.

This organisation also provides sessions for young children (Tiny Gym) and adults. Please contact the organisation for more information about sessions available.

When: Saturdays 5:00pm-6:00pm  

Location: Camberwell Leisure Centre, Artichoke Place, London, SE5 8TS

Monthly Fees: 

  • £8.50 per session paid monthly
  • 20% Sibling discount

Click to Enrol here (subject to availability)
If the class is showing as full please keep checking regularly until a space comes up.


Telephone: 07960 001 572


Visit the Southwark Gymnastics website 


Girls Win is a free, inclusive sports and games club for young women with SEN, aged 15-25.
We support young women with disabilities ages 15 – 25 to set and achieve personal and professional development goals.

Day: Every Thursday

Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: The Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 0BL (close to Southwark station)

Activities: Dance, sport, yoga, arts and crafts, mentoring, personal development, career support, free trips and residentials, holiday and term time.

Contact: Maddy Ford, Women and Girls Programme Manager
T: 07824 589443
Click here to download the flyer (png, 0b)

Age Range:

0-18 years +

The Service:

The MahaDevi Yoga Centre offers 1:1 sessions of yoga therapy to children with special needs to help them build balance, strength and confidence.

The sessions are for babies and children with autism, Down’s syndrome, epilepsy, Prader-Willi syndrome, Hemiplegia, ASD, ADD, ADHD, eye impediments, ME, sciatica, cerebral palsy, speech impediments, behaviour issues, wheelchair users and many more.

The practice involves:

  • An integrated series of yoga postures to increase body awareness and strength
  • Specialised breathing exercises, eye exercises and relaxation techniques, to improve focus and concentration
  • Vocal work to improve speech, strengthen lungs, and deeply oxygenate the whole body

Yoga for the Special Child: The Sonia Sumar Method is an acclaimed international yoga therapy method developed by renowned senior yoga teacher Sonia Sumar.

Who is the service for?

The service is open for any baby or child with special needs in the UK to apply for.

It is currently provided to babies and children with Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, and many other conditions and developmental challenges.

Criteria for access to service

Any parent or carer for a child with special needs may apply for the service direct with the MahaDevi Centre.

Accessibility of this service

The Maha Devi Centre is in North London, Highbury & Islington and open 7 days a week. A parent or carer is required to be present during the session.

How this is provided:

The centre has full wheelchair access and fully caters for families.

How can I access this service?

To access the service, please email or visit

How is this service funded?

The Centre is in the process of becoming a registered charity and will move into an Islington Council run building this autumn.

Currently the centre subsidises Yoga for the Special Child sessions by running adult Hatha yoga classes.

Do you need to pay for this service?

Parents are asked to pay a minimum fee subject to their circumstances.

Useful to know

The MahaDevi Yoga Centre is run by the founder of the centre Denisa Nenova, who is the principal therapist.

She will be your main point of contact.

Contact us

The MahaDevi Yoga Centre, 102A Holloway Road, London, N7 8JE
Nearest tube Highbury & Islington


T: 07772 336 719

Training provided:

If a Southwark resident wishes to train in delivering Yoga for the Special Child they are very welcome, Sonia Sumar and Denisa Nenova run trainings annually at the MahaDevi Centre.

The Centre is also running the very first Yoga for the Special Child conference in the UK in November 2017.

Drop in service

The Centre currently runs only scheduled 1:1 sessions for children and bookable adult classes.


We run a number of educational arts-based projects for children, young people and adults with disabilities and special educational needs.


Our creative educational activities enable our learners to develop their skills and knowledge in an enjoyable way. We also provide our learners with invaluable opportunities for socialising; for many of our students, the club is the main place they can enjoy friendship and community.


Activities are diverse, from painting, poetry and drama to cooking and games. By supporting learners to develop their independent living skills, we enable them to live their lives to the full.



We provide weekly opportunities for young people with learning and/or physical disabilities aged 14-25 within Southwark to participate in two sports; trampolining (rebound therapy) and swimming (hydrotherapy).


These sports enable individuals with more profound and multiple learning and/or physical disabilities to experience weightlessness and improve muscle tone by practicing rhythmic, three-dimensional movements. Our long term aim is improve the psychological health and emotional well-being of our young people.


Who is the service for?

Adults and Young People with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities.


Criteria for access to service

This is a universal service there are no criteria. We provide for all areas of need and levels of need.


Accessibility of this service

Services are accessible to all levels of need. Building is fully accessible.


How can I access this service?

Parents and young people can self-refer to services. We also accept referrals from professionals.

See website.

Please e-mail Rachel Zipfel  

Telephone: 0207 358 7716


Do you need to pay for this service?

These services are funded by a combination of Southwark Council and Personal Budgets. Sensational Sports is funded by Sports England. Service charges vary depending on service and level of need.

Please contact Rachel for more information. 


Confidentiality and Impartiality

The service is confidential and you will be asked for permission for us to speak with professionals on your behalf. We have a professional duty to report any safeguarding concerns, but where possible we will consult you first before making any referrals.



Phone: 0207 358 7716


Whether you are a first time rider or a regular cyclist looking to improve your skills, our free 1-to-1 sessions are tailored to suit your individual abilities and goals.

Choose the course that’s suitable for you from the following options:


Basic Cycle Skills

In this session you can learn to cycle in a safe, off-road environment with a qualified instructor. You’ll learn the basics, build your skills and gain the confidence to be able to navigate around your local area.
Click here to book a basic cycle skills session.


Urban Cycle Skills

Improve your cycling skills and confidence. You'll start in a safe, off-road environment to refresh your cycling technique and develop new skills before moving on to practise on quiet roads. Your qualified instructor will support you throughout.
Click here to book an urban cycle skills session


Advanced Cycle Skills

Perfect your cycling techniques with a qualified trainer. Improve your performance when dealing with complex junctions, heavy traffic or cycling at night and receive assurance that you are cycling efficiently and effectively.
Click here to book an advanced cycle skills session

Whichever option you choose your instructor will assess your abilities and progressively build on them. Once competent, we can help plan the best routes to work, to friends’ houses or wherever you want to go. And we can incorporate these routes into your sessions. By working through the National Standards our instructors will help you cycle safely and with confidence on the roads.

Individuals with disabilities that still allow them to balance/cycle can learn to ride or advance their skills by booking here: (please outline medical requirements when booking).

Tel: 0203 031 6730

Sporting Recovery develop and promote ways of helping people with mental health issues cope with their recovery journey and find ways of integrating back into their community. Their programmes integrate sports, nutritional advice and education (with nationally recognised qualifications leading to employment) into an accessible form for participants.

Sporting Recovery offer team sports and exercise for people with complex needs at whatever point in their recovery journey, in-patient or in the community. They provide practical support and information about the nutritional needs required to sustain a healthy lifestyle for sporting activities. They also offer opportunities to develop coaching certificates in the various sporting and exercise disciplines alongside basic healthy cooking classes.

As a non-profit organisation , any profits made by the company are invested to create a positive impact within the community. As part of their investment programme, they select and train service users to become Sporting Recovery coaches across a number of sport and exercise disciplines. Once trained the service users can gain work experience within Sporting Recovery or can work/volunteer with other local leisure/sporting companies.


Who the service is for:

They support people with complex care needs achieve structure and promote social interaction in their daily lives.

How to access:

Call 0300 030 1233 or email us  or vist our website

The Service:

S-Factor Academy’s Inclusive team works with disadvantaged and disabled (physical/learning or sensory) young people to help them achieve their full potential in sports; improve well-being and overall quality of life.

Working with Access Sport Ignite we help to build on fun activities and fulfilling programmes.


Who is the service for?

Anyone with any disability, impairment or additional need. Also open to non disabled siblings.


Criteria for access to service

Everybody is welcome at our club


Accessibility of this service

  • Services / facilities within the arena include adapted and standard toilets and showers and changing rooms. There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • There is permanent, easy ramp or slope access.


How this is provided:

Provided by trained volunteers

Do you need to pay for this service?

Session are £2.50 for a disabled athlete and free for non disabled siblings



Telephone: 07719596045 or 07719596044

See our website for further information 

S Factor Academy (Inclusive group)

Oxygen Freejumping is the UK’s number one trampoline park operator with 4 parks across the UK



Going to a standard Freejumping session can be a challenge for Jumpers on the autistic spectrum, or with sensory or learning disabilities. With this in mind, our Peaceful Play sessions were created. They are specially designed to be all the fun of a Freejump, just a little more peaceful.


  • The O2, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX
  • Unit 5, The Colonnades, Purley Way, Croydon, CR0 4RQ


See website for different activity prices

Football coaching sessions for anyone who is Autistic/Neurodivergent aged 5-13 years old.

Location: Hayes Lane, Bromley, BR2 9EF

To book, please email

About: Online and in-person pilates stretching classes for Southwark SE16 residents with disabilities. 

When: Wednesdays at 3pm

Where: Rotherhithe Community Centre, 30 Plough Way, SE16 2LJ

Cost: Free 

How can I register: Visit or call +4407708758600 or scan the QR code on the leaflet to book your space. 

Online and In Person Pilates and Stretching Classes














About: In-person group and 1-1 PT gym sessions Southwark SE16 residents with disabilities. 

When: Mondays at 5pm and Fridays at 11am or 3.30pm.

Where: Rotherhithe Community Centre, 30 Plough Way, SE16 2LJ.

Cost: Free. 

How can I register: Visit or call +4407708758600.

Group and 1:1 PT Gym Sessions