If your child has an additional need or disability and you’re looking for things to do, we’ve found some great stuff across Wales from film screenings to swimming lessons and free family holidays.
Take a look at what’s on and if you have any other activity suggestions we haven’t mentioned, let us know!
- Autism Friendly Screenings – On Sunday mornings throughout the month, there are relaxed cinema screenings at Odeon, Vue, Showcase and Cineworld cinemas in Bridgend, Cardiff, Carmarthen, Cwmbran, Llanelli, Merthyr, Newport, Rhyl, Llandudno and Swansea.
- MediCinema, Newport – Film screenings for families of young people with a disability or developmental difficulty. Saturdays at 10.30am and Tuesdays at 6.30pm. To check if your child is eligible, email MediCinema.ABB@Wales.nhs.uk
- Denbighshire – football, swimming, dance, trampolining and karate
- Ystrad Mynach – inclusive disability dance sessions Saturday mornings from 13 Feb for children with SEN, physical disabilities, autism and ADHD and their siblings at Kidzz Fun Play Centre, Ystrad Mynach
- Wales-wide – Disability Sports Wales – 750 clubs and sessions across Wales that provide a huge range of activities, from Archery to Wheelchair football we are sure you will find lots to do in your area
- Wales-wide – Halliwick AST is an organisation that provides disabled swimming clubs across Wales, like the Barry Beavers (Barry), Towy Salmon (Carmarthenshire), Blaenau Gwent Otters (Tredegar), Gwent Dolphins (Cardiff), Rhondda Polar Bears (Ystrad), Bedwas Penguins (Caerphilly), Monmouth Seals (Monmouth) Newbridge Otters (Caerphilly), Glantawe Gulls (Ystradgynlais, Swansea).
Holidays – clubs, activities and family holidays
- C-Saw – School Holiday Club, North Wales – for 8-16 year olds with ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Camp Whizz-kids – Llandudno, 26-28 February 2016 – FREE residential life skills camp for young wheelchair users aged 14-25.
- Holiday home in Pembrokeshire – Cerebra can offer a free holiday for families with children with brain conditions. You need to book well in advance!
- Grants for family holidays – Family Fund provide grants to help children with disabilities and their families pay for holidays. They partner with disability travel providers to arrange holidays and travel.
- Vision 21 ‘School Holiday Project’ – free creative placements in Cardiff for 14-18 year olds with learning difficulties. Activities include drawing, theatre, music, story-telling, photography and lots more.
Wheelchair accessible days out
Wheelchair-friendly places and attractions – from accessible beaches to castles, coastal paths, museums and stadium tours.
Autism Spectrum Disorder youth groups
- Cardiff and the Vale – Aspie Roots Youth Club
- Flintshire – New Dragons Youth Club
- Pembrokeshire – Milford Haven Youth Club, Narbeth Youth Club
- Denbigh – C-Saw, young people’s social group for 16-25
- Cardiff & Vale – Cardiff and Vale Autism has a comprehensive list of youth groups in the area.
Do you know of other activities and sessions near you? Please let us know so we can help other families find out what’s on. Contact Us!