Local Offer - Activities & Leisure

Access information about what's on, events and activities in Doncaster. Below there are sessions specifically for children and young people with SEND or there are activities for all children and young people.

Activities for Children and Young People with SEND 

Listed below are activities for children and young people with SEND in Doncaster. 

If you are aware or have accessed any activities, groups, clubs or youth clubs within Doncaster that are not listed please email us on - FIS@doncaster.gov.uk

Aspergers Youth Club (AYC)

Here at the Aspergers Youth Club (AYC) we provide a safe, non-judgemental and fun environment for children and young people aged 8 years and over with Aspergers or High Functioning ASD in the Doncaster area.

We meet every Wednesday during term time at the Intake and Belle Vue Children's Centre on Ardeen Road, Intake, Doncaster, DN2 5EU, between 5.30pm and 7.00pm.

There is a table tennis table, a Wii, a PS2, a small pool table, games, toys, arts and craft materials, Lego & K'nex etc. We also have a tuck shop, where you can buy a selection of crisps, chocolate bars, canned pop and other drinks, all very reasonably priced. Every month we have a cooking or baking session, we hold sponsored events, go out for meals, and have a yearly trip to the seaside. There is even a separate sibling's room, for those kids wishing to spend a little time apart from their ASD brother or sister.

Parents enjoy sharing a cuppa and a chat, and offer support and advice to each other. It's a great chance for kids to make new friends, which opens up new opportunities for social development both in and away from the club.

Everyone is welcome to come along and join in; should you require any further information please visit our Aspergers Youth Club Facebook page or email Karen at aycforyou@gmail.com 

Please contact us beforehand to say that you are interested in attending the group. All parent/carers must stay with their child no matter how old they are.

Membership costs £10 per year plus £1 a week (paid on arrival).

Bright Lights: Cast Youth Theatre Group

Bright Lights is a singing and drama group for children and young people, aged 11-26 years, with additional needs and learning disabilities.

It takes place on a Wednesday, 5.30pm-6.30pm at Cast Theatre - please note, booking is essential. 

Children and young people can come along and have fun whilst singing, dancing and acting. Each week we try to follow a similar structure, so participants know what to expect.

The sessions integrate Makaton, use visual aids and sensory equipment, and we support additional physical needs.

Visit the Cast website for more information. 

Care2Dance

Are you the parent of a child or are you a young person with a physical disability, special educational need or an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Do you love dance or just want to give something different a go? If so, we have the class for you!

"Disability is not Inability"

Created and run by me - Emma, an instructor with a degree in dance, years of experience in support and a passion to make a difference to children and young people's lives.

I am fully insured and have a full DBS check.

I would love for you to join me and all the other children and young people across South Yorkshire who attend my classes. We welcome any enquiries and have a supportive and caring team.

Class Day and Time  Venue Cost Age Range
Creative Arts Monday, 10am-12pm  Scawthorpe Community Centre, DN5 9PH  £10 18+
Dance Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm  Scawsby Community Centre, DN5 8QQ £6 All ages
Dance Saturday, 12:30-1:30pm Scawthorpe Community Centre, DN5 9PH £6 All ages

For more information or to book a place call Emma:

Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends is a brand new community group based in Tickhill, Doncaster. The group is suitable for children and young people with learning difficulties and autism, and offers a safe space to form friendships.

The group have their launch/opening day on Saturday 30th July, 12pm-3pm at Northgate Community Hub, Tickhill and plan to run weekly sessions after this.

More for informaiton, please visit their Facebook page: Circle of Friends Tickhill

Doncaster Deaf Children's Society

Doncaster Deaf Children's Society is a local group, providing support for parents of Deaf children in Doncaster, as well as arranging social gatherings for parents and Deaf children. It is run by parents and carers of deaf children, working together with local health and educational professionals.

We usually meet in the first weekend of every month but our website is updated with all of our events.

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Doncaster DICE Enterprise

DICE are a non-for-profit social enterprise based in Yorkshire that provides activities, events and services for people with a disability, predominantly adults aged 18 and above.

We are committed to providing a variety of events that not only appeal to people with a disability but also provide a range of opportunities for them engage whether they want to take part or just observe. Events are determined by ideas and information provided by disabled people, and those working with and supporting their development. We want and provide what people with a disability want, and in many respects, need.

We will be working with other local groups and organisations to co-deliver events where possible to maximise opportunity and impact.

Doncaster Titans Ability Counts FC (Disability Football Club)

Doncaster Titans Ability FC aim to provide access to football for either male or female adult & junior players with any disability, learning or physical by offering regular coaching sessions in a fun safe environment. We offer skill sessions for any beginners wanting to learn to play football and for those who want to participate in tournaments and games with other disability football clubs locally and nationwide.

Session Age Day Time Cost
Down Syndrome Football Session  5+ Monday 7 - 8pm £3
Adult Inclusive Football 16+ Tuesday 7 - 8pm £3
Junior Inclusive Football  6 - 12 Wednesday 5 - 6pm £3
Junior Inclusive Football  12 - 16 Thursday 6 - 7pm £3
Adult Inclusive Football 16+ Thursday 7 - 9pm £5
Adult Inclusive Football 16+ Friday 12 - 1pm FREE
Junior Inclusive Football  6 - 16 Saturday 11 - 12pm £3
Adult Inclusive Football 16+ Saturday 12 - 2pm £5

All training sessions take place a Club Doncaster Academy, Club Doncaster Sports Village, Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, DN4 5JW

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Family Hubs

Doncaster Family Hubs are the 'place to go'. We work with other providers to offer a range of activities, services and information for you and your family. Families are welcome with children of all ages from conception, through childhood to adolescence, and even older if your child has a special need. 

Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme is managed by Doncaster Council in partnership with a range of other local organisations. The programme aims to provide children and young people with opportunities to participate in fun activities and enjoy nutritious food during school holidays.

Information about upcoming HAF programme sessions will be posted on this website. Please check back regularly for more information and updates.

Human Assist Training and Support Ltd - Katt's Groups

Monthly group for young people aged 8-16 years with a disability/SEN or on the pathways.

Arts and crafts, games, life skills, cooking and many more.

  • Dates: Saturday 14th May, 28th May, 25th June, 9th July & 23rd July
  • Time: 10:30am - 1:30pm
  • Location: All Saints Community Hall, Cumberland Avenue, Intake, Doncaster, DN2 6LH
  • Cost: £13 per person

Booking is required; payment taken at time of booking. For more information and to book, please contact Kathryn:

All staff are experienced and DBS checked.

J&D Activities 

Session Day Time Age Cost
Evening activity session: A session of activities including arts and crafts, sports, music, games, baking & many more  Monday 4:30-7pm 6+ £7.50
Chill session: A relaxed session for the young people to get together play games, use the gaming consoles and hang out     Tuesday 6-8pm 16+ £2.50
Activity day session: A session for young people to develop their life skill opportunities by using public transport, the use of money, cooking, shopping, community visits and much more  Wednesday 9am-3pm 16+ £30
Evening activity session: A session of activities including arts and crafts, sports, music, games & many more  Thursday 4:30-7pm 6+ £7.50
Super Saturday activity session: A session of activities including arts and crafts, sports, music, games, baking & many more Saturday 10am-1pm 6+ £12.50
Dance class: a fun dance session for all to enjoy. Wheelchair users welcome Saturday 1-1:30pm 6+ £3.50
Super Saturday activity session: A session of activities including arts and crafts, sports, music, games, karaoke, bingo & many more  Saturday 1:30-4:30pm 12+ £12.50

Venue: All sessions take place at Wheatley Park Community Centre, Parkway South, Wheatley, Doncaster, DN2 4JS

For more information or to book onto a session contact:

LADDER Group - Learning about Disability, Differences, Equalities and Rights

We are a group of young people aged under 25 years with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and long term health conditions, who are passionate about making a difference and getting our voices heard.

We need you to join us and be the voice of under 25 years with:

  • Autism
  • Learning impairment
  • Mental health issues
  • Physical disabilities
  • Sensory impairment
  • and any long term health condition 

We work with Young Healthwatch and Doncaster Youth Council to give the group a louder voice when talking to / working with Education, Health, Social Care and Transport services.

Your Space

Your Space is the Social Arm of The LADDER Group and is ran in partnership with DPVoice and DICE Doncaster. It takes place on a monthly basis and the sessions include karaoke, games, music, dancing and a quiz. We also run sessions in the school holidays.

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Watch this short video to find out more about the LADDER Group.

Level Water - Specialist One to One Swimming Lessons for Children with Disabilities

Level Water provides specialist one-to-one swimming lessons for children with physical and sensory disabilities.

For more information and to book lessons visit the Level Water website.

Little Movers Dance Class

Little Movers offer fun, interactive dance and movement classes, to help your little ones keep fit and healthy, whilst having lots of fun along the way.

SEN Only Dance Class

  • Day: Saturdays (term-time only)
  • Time: 10:15-11am
  • Location: Barnby Dun Community Association, School House Top Road, Barnby Dun, Doncaster, DN3 1DB
  • Age Range: 3-11 years
  • Cost: £6 or £4.80 for TIE members

Search 'Little Movers' on the FIS directory for details of all other inclusive classes.

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Little Rainbows Autism Group

Little Rainbows is a local parent-led group for families of young children with autism and their siblings. It provides a safe environment for children to play while parents and carers can meet and chat. For more information on registering, please contact Little Rainbows on the contact details below.

Contact - Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Portage Opportunity Group (POG)

The Portage Opportunity Group (POG) allows children, parents and carers to meet in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which they are able to play and learn together. The group is only accessible to children and parents/carers receiving active Portage Home Visits.

The group provides a wide variety of appropriate play activities, planned to support your child's learning and development. It also offers the opportunity to meet other children known to Portage who have a similar learning profile, and their families. The group is facilitated by all four Portage Home Visitors.

Sessions take place on a monthly basis, 10am-11:30am, at Seedlings Room, Maple Medical Unit, Cedar Road, Balby, DN4 9HT.

Please speak to your Portage Home Visitor for more information.

Richmond House Clubs

Richmond House Clubs are for children and young people with disabilities/additional needs, siblings and friends are also welcome to attend. To access Richmond House Clubs, families do not need to have an assessment, but must be registered with Together Information Exchange (TIE); Doncaster’s voluntary register of children and young people with a disability.

Weekend Club

  • Venue: Wheatley Family Hub, Old School Way, DN2 4AJ & Bentley Family Hub, The Avenue, DN5 0NP
  • Day and Time: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-2pm
  • Age: 0-18 years 
  • Cost: Free - parent contribution for activity fees such as swimming or trampolining
  • Booking Info: Pre booking is required by emailing booking@rhscs.org.uk 

Transport can be arranged, starting from £10 per trip.

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SEND Youth Clubs

The SEND youth clubs offers a weekly group supporting young people, aged 8+, to engage in various weekly programs including sports, arts and crafts and independent living skills.

All of the sessions are FREE at the point of entry.

Visit the SEND Youth Clubs webpage for more information.

Sensory Rooms - Family Hubs

Some of the Family Hubs have sensory rooms which can be used free of charge.

Sensory Zone - Meadowhall 

This sensory zone is located in the Meadowhall's Quiet Room at the Management Suite, situated at the back of The Oasis Dining Quarter near Pizza Hut Express and KFC.

Short Break Holiday Activities

Short Breaks produces an activities timetable for February and October Half Term and Summer Holidays to offer extra support to parents and carers.

The timetable includes a variety of activities such as arts and crafts and sports sessions as well as family activities such as ice skating.

The timetable is published on the Short Breaks webpage and the Local Offer Facbook page. If you are a member of the Together Information Exchange register you will receive the timetable to your email address where available.

Sportworks - Saturday Short Breaks

Our inclusive short breaks programme, designed for children and young people with a disability is packed full of sport, games and activities to provide your child with the ultimate healthy, fun and safe experience. 

Children and young people can enjoy:

  • Multi Sports
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Fun Games

All sessions are run on a staff to child ratio of 1:4.

  • Age Range: 5-16 years
  • Day: Saturdays, Term Time Only
  • Time: 10am-3pm
  • Where: Bullcroft Memorial Hall, Chestnut Ave, Carcroft, Doncaster, DN6 8AP
  • Cost: £10 per day

Please note: booking is essential. Book online or contact jordan.foster@sportworksltd.co.uk 

To access these sessions, children must be registered with Together Information Exchange (TIE); Doncaster’s voluntary register of children and young people with a disability or be in receipt of Short Breaks.

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If you run an activity, group or club in Doncaster, for children and young people with SEND, please let us know by emailing FIS@doncaster.gov.uk

Discount Cards

Discount cards for days out for children and young people with SEND and/or their carers.

CEA Card

The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA).

The Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.

The Card is also one way for cinemas to make sure they look after their disabled guests. If you require an adjustment to visit a cinema because of your disability, cinema staff should make them for you whether you have a CEA Card or not.

Max Card

The Max Card is the UK’s leading discount card for foster families and families of children with additional needs. Families can use their Max Card at venues across the UK to get free or discounted admission. 

In Doncaster, Max Cards are issued by Doncaster Parent's Voice, visit their website for information on how to apply for a Max Card.

TIE Card

Together Information Exchange (TIE) is a voluntary register of children and young people 0-19 with disabilities in Doncaster. By getting a TIE membership card you automatically receive discounts at various places in and around Doncaster. These include the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, The Dome, Vue Cinema and much more.

Access Able

AccessAble is an Accessibility Guide which provides information and details to check if a place is going to be accessible. There is information on venues across Doncaster and the UK, including shops, pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, railway stations, hotels, colleges, universities, hospitals and more. You can download their free App to use AccessAble on the go.

Other Activities Available for all Children and Young People 

You can use the buttons below to look for activities within Doncaster for all children and young people, this also includes children and young people with SEND. 

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Last updated: 24 June 2022 09:03:32