We have a range of activities for children and young people aged 5-19 years. Sessions are delivered by qualified, experienced staff on a weekly basis during school term times. We also offer a programme during each school holiday period.
Sessions offer young people with disabilities the chance to meet new people and have fun in a safe environment.
As part of a local partnership group we deliver inclusive events for children and young people on a regular basis. These include Just Join In festivals, giving young people with a disability the opportunity to try out different sports in an accessible environment.
What we offer
School holiday programme
We offer activities during each school holiday period (excluding Christmas) for children / young people with a disability and their siblings/family members. Our activity calendar will be updated with all sessions and information via our Active Inclusive Facebook page (external link).
Rebound therapy (age 5 years +)
One-to-one sessions on a trampoline to develop social and communication skills as well as core stability, balance and general fitness. Qualified instructors work with individuals to develop a programme of activities. Young people will take turns on the trampoline and have the option to work towards Winstrada awards in trampolining.
Sessions are open to any young person with physical or sensory impairments, autism and/or learning difficulties (hoists are available at some sites if required).
Rebound Plus (age 5 years +)
Rebound Plus sessions are specifically for those identified within the Rebound Therapy programme that are working at Grade 4 or higher. These sessions give young people the chance to further develop their skills on the trampoline.
Wheels for All (age 5-19 years)
Adapted cycling sessions using a range of bikes and trikes (provided) around an athletics track. Sessions are delivered in a safe and secure environment with support from leaders if required. Sessions are open to any young person with physical or sensory impairments, autism and/or learning difficulties. Children and young people can also bring their own bike if they would prefer.
Offers children and young people the chance to try out a variety of water sport activities including kayaking, sailing and bell boating. Sessions are open to young people with physical or sensory impairments, autism and/or learning difficulties (currently there is no hoist available at site).
Do I need to book?
Yes. To book your place or to make an enquiry, you will need to contact the Active Inclusive team.
For sessions at Howe Bridge Leisure Centre, Leigh Leisure Centre and Wigan Life Centre you can visit our virtual tours to know what to expect from each building.
Are sessions suitable for wheelchair users?
Sessions are suitable and accessible for all individuals, including those who use a wheelchair. Some activities may require transfer, and hoists are available for some activities.
Can support workers and family join in with sessions?
We welcome friends, family and support workers to take part in activities, where appropriate, some of our sessions are open family sessions where all are encouraged to take part. Some activities are free with a Be Well card if you are in a caring role.
Active Inclusive timetable and prices