Activities for Children and Young People Winter/Spring 2018

A number of organisations are running activities and events for children and young people.  They are:


Sports Works North CIC run group sessions designed for young people (aged 8-19) with disabilities and additional needs to enjoy a variety of sports and make new friends in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment. These take place in term time and in school holidays at 2 locations (Dewsbury and Linthwaite, Huddersfield).  FREE taster session, then session fee £5

Next sessions will take place on:

Saturday 13th January to Saturday 10th February 10 am to 1 pm at

St John Fisher Catholic Academy, Oxford Road, Dewsbury WF13 4LL

Saturday 13th January – Saturday 10th Feb 10am-3pm at

Colne Valley High School, Gillroyd Lane, Linthwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5SP

February half term sessions at Colne Valley High School:

Wednesday February 21st

Friday February 23rd

10 am to 3 pm, packed lunch required

Booking Info Email:, or Call: 07851 062 880

Compass Bridge Ltd, Elland gives disabled children aged between 8 and 19 the opportunity to engage in various day activities, including climbing (indoors and outdoors), canoeing, horse riding, go-karting, bush craft, steam railway, farm visits, canal barge trip, countryside walks and woodwork projects. Transport is provided with pick-up points in Dewsbury and Huddersfield. Session fee £8 term time, £15 holidays.

They are running a Saturday session every two weeks in term time from 9 am to 1 pm (weather permitting)

Holiday sessions (9 am to 3.30 pm) as follows:

Tuesday February 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd

Tuesday April 3rd, Wednesday April 4th, Thursday April 5th

Tuesday 10th April, Wednesday 11th April, Thursday 12th April

Tuesday 29th May, Wednesday 30th May, Thursday 31st May

Bridgefield Mill, Elland, HX5 0SG

For information contact Lorraine Roe on 01422 311299.

Bumpy Ltd gives young people (aged 8 to 19)an opportunity to take part in passenger ‘pilot buggy’ and ‘quad’ rides around the 9 acre off-road venue in Birstall which has both smooth and rough terrain. There is also an opportunity for solo quad riding for those who are able or motor cycle riding if the young person has balance and fine motor control skills. Alongside the provision, workshop skills are also offered, to see working parts, learning the names of components and experience the sensory touch and smell around engine parts. Session fee £5

Forthcoming holidays dates (all Tuesdays) are:

February 20th

April 3rd

May 29th

(possible further dates to be announced)

3 sessions times per day: 9.30 am to 11 am, 11.30 am to 1 pm, 2 pm to 3.30 pm at

Bumpy, Howden Clough Industrial Estate, Leeds Road, Birstall, WF 17 OJB

For information contact Carolyne Kenzitt on 01924 470432 or email


Sprout (Growing Works) provides outdoor based sessions for children/young people with a disability or additional needs alongside their siblings and parent/carers. The activities will be inclusive of all ages, abilities and disabilities. The sessions focus on the whole family having fun together and will include growing vegetables and flowers, outdoor cooking and eating, wildlife activities, woodland crafts, creative arts, heritage crafts and non-competitive sporty games.

Every Saturday during term time 11 am to 1 pm at Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury WF13 2SG – all ages.  Session cost: £5 first child; £2 additional children max £9 per family (first visit free)

For further information contact Rachel Burnett on 07719 509703 or email

Central Youth Club The Rising Stars youth club will run once a week throughout the year, the youth club will give disabled children and young people aged 8 – 19 years opportunity to take part in activities which include dance, sport, fitness and cooking.

Every Wednesday term time 6 pm to 9 pm at Central Youth Club ,Prospect Street , Springwood , Huddersfield ,HD1 2NX £5 per session

For information contact John Field on 07712 896 462 or email

Shabang! The Up Club

Shabang The Up Club is not only a social and drama club for children aged between 8 and 19 who have Down’s Syndrome but also gives children with Down’s Syndrome an opportunity to be amongst their peers. The club will take place at Shabang’s home base The Watershed in Slaithwaite which also provides a second space for parents and siblings to wait/play/socialise if preferred.

Takes place on Mondays during term time, 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm at The Watershed, 22 Bridge Street, Slaithwaite , HD7 5JN

Session cost £5

Places must be booked in advance

For further information contact Kim Reuter on 01484848073, email




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