Activities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Across County Durham there are lots of great activities that you can get involved in.

Activities include:

  • Sports clubs, events and festivals, to help you keep active and healthy whilst having fun.
  • Swimming lessons.
  • Helping to train sports coaches and leisure centre staff.
  • Sports training and coaching.

Short breaks – Time away from home

Short breaks can give you the chance to have time away from your family, helping you to become independent, have fun, make new friends and experience new things. Short breaks also give your parents and families some time to themselves. On some short breaks, families can take part in fun activities and trips together. There are lots of types of short breaks including youth clubs, trips away, fun activities, and after school clubs.

Disability sport and physical activity

It is a high priority for us to make sure that disabled adults and young people are included in sport and leisure activities in County Durham. We aim to offer the same opportunities and choices as those for non-disabled people throughout our sport and leisure sites and activities. Find out more about disability sport and physical activity. You can also register for disability sport information on the council's website.

Splashability swimming sessions

Spashability offers disabled children and young people increased access to swimming pools at weekends.

Other useful information

  • Find out about the range of activities, events and services at Children's Centres for families with children under 5 years old. Select your nearest centre to view the latest timetable.
  • Activities for young people - view a list of leisure activities available for young people in County Durham
  • Children’s and Young People's Network – register free to receive a membership card that offers discounts across the region.
  • DisabledGo - find out how easy a range of buildings are to access. Includes information about shops, pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, railway stations, hotels, universities, hospitals and more, across the UK
  • What's on - activities and events for County Durham families.
  • For more information about getting involved in disability sport, visit the English Federation of Disability Sport.
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