Holidays & Leisure
We all need some 'me' time - time to just be yourself and do something you enjoy, or, an opportunity to have fun and meet new people. Sometimes the right environment can help us see things in a new way and help us better understand and manage our problems.
Having a break can help all the more, but finding an accessible venue can be a challenge.
On this page you'll find details of organisations and venues that provide opportunities for leisure activities and holidays for those with an illness or disability. DIAL can also offer you advice on what might be most suitable to meet your needs, so give us a call.
Calibre Audio Library
Calibre provide audio books free of charge that bring the pleasure of reading to people who have sight problems, dyslexia or other disabilities that prevent them reading a print book. They offer a wide choice of fiction and non-fiction on standard cassettes, MP3 disks and USB memory sticks, for both children and adults.
Tel: 01296 432339
Libraries in Worcestershire provide access to a range of excellent services - loaning books, music and films, the use of computers for work and web browsing, reference service, children's activities and more. For details of your nearest local library use the details below.
Tel: 01905 822722
Disability Dates is an online dating service for people with a disability. It offers you the opportunity to meet people for friendship, or romance.
The Family Fund helps families with severely disabled or seriously ill children and young people aged 17 and under to have choices and the opportunity to enjoy ordinary life. They can provide financial grants that can be used towards a holiday.
4 Alpha Court,
Monks Cross Drive,
Tel: 0845 130 4542
Get Kids Going
Get Kids Going! is a national charity which gives disabled children and young people - up to the age of 26 yrs - the opportunity to participate in sport. To find out how they can support you to access sports activities, get in touch:
10 King Charles Terrace,
Tel: 020 7481 8110
Malvern Special Needs Swimming Club
This club meets at Malvern Splash Swimming Pool. Give them a call for more details:
Tel: 01684 893423
Myriad is a 'not for profit' charitable organisation with aims to provide daytime educational and recreational facilities to adults and young people aged 13 upwards with complex needs.
St. Georges Walk,
Tel: 01905 729190
Perdiswell Young Peoples Leisure Club
As well as providing general sports and leisure facilities Perdiswell also offers the Inclusion Project for young people with physical and learning disabilities.
Tel: 01905 451372
PHAB offers a range of clubs, activities and holidays that aim to promote and encourage people of all abilities to come together on equal terms.
50 Wandle Road,
Tel: 020 8667 9443
As part of their services to people with disabilities RADAR publish guides for finding and enjoying accessible holidays. You can find them at the link below.
Tel: 020 7250 3222
Website: www.radar.org.uk/Holiday Guides
Riding for the Disabled Association
The Riding for the Disabled Association provide opportunities for disabled individuals to enjoy horse riding. They aim to provide each individual a direct therapeutic benefit, whether this be simply enjoying the outdoors, having an opportunity for social contact, improving muscle tone and motor skills, or winning a Paralympic medal!
They support several groups in Worcestershire. For information, contact them using the details below:
Tel: 0845 658 1082
Tourism for All
Tourism for All provides advice to people with disabilities and carers to overcome barriers to accessing a holiday. Visit their website for UK guides and local contacts who can advise on access.
Shap Road Industrial Estate,
Information Line Tel: 0845 124 9971
Worcester Disability Football Club (WDFC)
WDFC aims to provide the opportunity and facilities for people with extra needs to train for and play football in a structured and safely managed environment. To get involved, contact them using the details below:
c/o 78 Church Road,
Tel: 01684 569281
Worcestershire Lifestyles offer an Expressive Arts course which is an accredited training course for disabled people to develop and enjoy an interest in the arts.