Entertainment and Leisure

Taking part in sport and leisure activities can lead to more benefits than keeping fit and healthy:

  • a sense of achievement when learning something new
  • experiencing new places
  • making new friends
  • exploring imagination and creativity
  • learning to be part of a team

If you are 18 or older, you can also find 18+ clubs and activities in the Preparing for Adulthood section under Social Clubs.


AccessAble is an online accessibility guide.  It can be used to check how accessible places are, including: leisure centres, tourist attractions, shops, hotels and restaurants.

Active Essex

Active Essex has a sport and activity finder to search for sports and physical activities near you.  Use the Finding a Sport or Activity page to find out how to search.

They have also created an  activity finder for inclusive clubs and sports in Essex.

NHS – Get Active with a Disability

The NHS have online information about getting active with a disability.  This includes a list of national organisations which can support people with learning difficulties or disabilities to find or get involved in different sports.

Activity Alliance – Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI)

Some gyms and leisure centres across the UK have been awarded the IFI mark.  Find inclusive facilities using Activity Alliance’s search tool.