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Leisure Activities for People with Specific Needs



On the AccessAble website you'll find detailed access information for shops, pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, railway stations, hotels, universities, the hospital and more.

Established over 14 years ago, AccessAble's mission is to maximise independence and choice for disabled people in accessing their local area and the places you want to visit.

Disability Sport & Physical Activity

York has a wide variety of sport and physical activity opportunities for anyone with a disability or additional needs, regardless of impairment.

From goalball to boccia, from wheelchair basketball to cycling on our fleet of adapted bikes, York can offer something to suit everyone’s interests. We can help you achieve your recommended 30 minutes of physical activity per day to boost your health and happiness.

Live Well York - Disability Sports 

The Live Well York Community Activities Directory can be filtered in many ways including by sport and disability / long term condition. A pre-filtered search of the Community Activities Directory is available at Live Well York - Disability Sports.

City of York's Disability Sports Directory

Search all the current sessions and clubs in the city via the online 'disability sports directory' which includes information:

  • in symbol format
  • with photo images
  • in table format

Sport and Physical Activity Newsletter

If you have any questions, please contact the City of York Council’s YorWellbeing team on telephone: 01904 553377 or email

Open Country

Open Country  has produced a series of Directories to help you discover accessible places to visit, clubs to join and things to do.

Their Directories cover the four counties of Yorkshire, Teesside, County Durham, Lancashire and Wakefield. 

Finding Sports clubs in your area

City of York Council Community Sports Club Directory

The community sports clubs directory which contains information and contacts for over 100 sports clubs in York. If you are interested in anything listed, feel free to get in touch with the appropriate contact for more details about sessions.

In this directory you will find a list of sports clubs offering a wide range of sporting and physical activity opportunities from angling to walking. There is something for everyone, with activities for all ages and abilities available 7 days a week.

If your club is not listed and you would like to be included in our database and/or possible future booklets, please contact City of York Council’s YorWellbeing team on telephone: 01904 553377 or email

Useful Links

City of York Council Sport and Physical Activity -

The York Local Offer provides information on what is available in York for children and young people and their families with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND).

The Local Offer has been produced by children, young people, parents, carers and practitioners working together. Families have been engaged throughout the development of the Local Offer and feedback forms a fundamental part of it’s ongoing development. For more information visit the leisure and play section of the YorOK Local Offer website.

All of the organisations below aim to provide opportunities for people of all levels of ability:

British Blind Sport -

UK Deaf Sport -

British Disabled Angling Association -

English Federation of Disability Sport –

Cerebral Palsy Sport -

Wheel Power (British Wheelchair Sport) -

British Wheelchair Athletics Association -

British Disabled Water Ski Association -

UKSA (UK Sports Association for People with Learning Disabilities) -

Sport England -

Autism Friendly Cinemas

Picture Houses – City Screen - Autism Friendly

For more information about:

  • What’s on
  • Cost
  • Disabled Access
  • Carers

Please visit the Picture House Cinema website

Vue Cinema – Autism Friendly

For more information about:

What's on


Sensory friendly screenings

Buying Tickets


Please visit the Vue Cinemas website

Last reviewed: 17/07/2019

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