Inclusion

We want everyone to be active!

Regardless of ability or background, there should be no barriers to the benefits of community activity and wellbeing.
At Life Leisure we are working hard to make our centres more inclusive for all.

If you have any questions about inclusivity at Life Leisure,
please email our Inclusion Officer: phillip.sutton@lifeleisure.net

Sessions

SEND Stay and Play (Moderate Learning Needs)

Age range: 5 –14 years
Day: Mondays
Time: 4.30pm – 5.30pm

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SEND Stay and Play (Moderate Learning Needs)

Age range: 5 –14 years
Day: Mondays
Time: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Location: Life Leisure Houldsworth Village
Price: £3.50

Join us for an inclusive and enjoyable SEND Stay & Play experience at Life Leisure Houldsworth Village! Our vibrant evening is filled with a variety of activities, from sports and board games to sensory toys and arts & crafts. Designed to cater to those with additional needs, we create an adapted environment led by our experienced staff.

This session is a smaller group of children, who may have higher levels of communication needs and require resources and equipment to help participate in games and activities. Dedicated time to encourage them to parallel play or as a team. This session may need more assistance from parents/carers, especially if the child has 1:1/2:1 support at school.

In our sports hall, we’ve crafted different stations to engage children at their own pace. Our trained staff, from various departments, deliver a range of low-demand and easily accessible games and tasks.

Our overarching goal extends beyond providing a sustainable activity session for SEND children aged 7-16. We aim to serve as a launchpad, introducing participants to other offerings at Life Leisure, including holiday camps, swimming, gym, and more!

SEND Stay and Play (Mild Learning Needs)

Age range: 5 –14 years
Day: Mondays
Time: 5.45pm – 6.45pm

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SEND Stay and Play (Mild Learning Needs)

Age range: 5 –14 years
Day: Mondays
Time: 5.45pm – 6.45pm
Location: Life Leisure Houldsworth Village
Price: £3.50

Join us for an inclusive and enjoyable SEND Stay & Play experience at Life Leisure Houldsworth Village! Our vibrant evening is filled with a variety of activities, from sports and board games to sensory toys and arts & crafts. Designed to cater to those with additional needs, we create an adapted environment led by our experienced staff.

This group would be ideal for children who may already be confident in playing team games and interacting with others, and who may only need a little support from adults. In this session we hope to encourage the children play together in a bigger group with more focus on helping them with social, emotional skills as well as improving their sports, arts & crafts and games skills.

In our sports hall, we’ve crafted different stations to engage children at their own pace. Our trained staff, from various departments, deliver a range of low-demand and easily accessible games and tasks.

Our overarching goal extends beyond providing a sustainable activity session for SEND children aged 5-14. We aim to serve as a launchpad, introducing participants to other offerings at Life Leisure, including holiday camps, swimming, gym, and more!

SEND friendly Mini Movers

Age range: 0 – 5 years
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm

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SEND friendly Mini Movers

Age range: 0 – 5 years
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm
Location: Brinnington Park Leisure Complex
Price: £4.40

Discover the joy of Mini Movers, our beloved pre-school class tailored for 0-5 year olds at Life Leisure Brinnington Park. This SEND-friendly programme is a hit among parents and little ones alike, offering a variety of benefits.

At Mini Movers, we champion the idea of child-led play, empowering youngsters to select from a diverse range of equipment each session. With the guidance of a parent/guardian or instructor, children explore and engage in activities that align with their interests and developmental needs.

Plus, your first session is on us, making it easy for you and your child to experience the excitement of Mini Movers at Life Leisure Brinnington Park. Let’s play and learn together

How to book: No need to worry about pre-booking – simply drop in and join the fun!

Confidence Cycle

Age range: 14+
Day: Tuesday
Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm

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Confidence Cycle

Age range: 14+
Day: Tuesday
Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Location: Brinnington Park Leisure Complex
Price: £2.00

Introducing a brand new Confidence Cycle session at Brinnington Park Leisure Complex – where cycling meets inclusivity! Join us for a fun accessible cycling session featuring specialist bikes from Wheels For All (https://wheelsforall.org.uk/). Designed for individuals of all abilities, our Adapted Bikes programme ensures everyone can experience the thrill of cycling in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

How to book: No need to worry about pre-booking – simply drop in and join the fun!

Inclusive Welcome Session

Age range: 14+
Day: Saturdays
Time: 12.45pm – 2.15pm

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Inclusive Welcome Session

(recommended before joining our Inclusive Fitness Sessions)

Age range: 14+
Day: Saturdays
Time: 12.45pm – 2.15pm
Location: Life Leisure Houldsworth Village
Price: First 4 sessions for new participants are FREE! These free sessions can be used for a mixture of welcome sessions and inclusive fitness sessions. The sessions are then priced at £7.00 each or available as part of our Life Leisure HUB gym membership at £26.50 per month.

Enjoy two 40-minute welcome sessions, offering flexibility with your choice of arrival at 12.45pm or 1.30pm. These sessions will let you learn the ropes with a comprehensive introduction to our gym equipment, ensuring you feel confident and comfortable in our building. Our experienced coaches will be ready to provide you with personalised guidance, addressing your unique requirements and helping you map out a plan that suits you.

How to book: Please email Phillip.sutton@lifeleisure.net

Inclusive Fitness Session

Age range: 14+ years
Day: Saturdays
Time: 2.30pm – 4.00pm

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Inclusive Fitness Session

Age range: 14+ years
Day: Saturdays
Time: 12.30pm – 4.00pm
Location: Life Leisure Houldsworth Village
Price: The first four sessions for new participants are free! These free sessions can be used for a mixture of welcome sessions and inclusive fitness sessions. The sessions are then priced at £7.00 each or available as part of our Life Leisure HUB gym membership at £26.50 per month.

Experience our inclusive fitness sessions in our specially adapted gym environment, with quieter timeslots and a coach present to supervise the session.

Our inclusive fitness sessions provide a supportive and accessible space for individuals of all abilities. The gym at Life Leisure Houldsworth Village can be adapted to accommodate diverse needs, ensuring that everyone can engage in a fitness routine tailored to their comfort and capabilities.

Our experienced fitness instructors are here to provide additional support, guidance, and encouragement. Whether you’re new to fitness or have specific requirements, our team is dedicated to helping you reach your goals safely.

How to book: Please email Phillip.sutton@lifeleisure.net

Swimming

SEND Family Swim

Age range: 5 – 16 years
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 3.50pm – 5.30pm

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SEND Family Swim

Age range: 5 – 16
Day: Wednesday
Time: 3.50pm – 5.30pm
Location: Life Leisure Avondale

A reduced capacity session running alongside the SEND supported swimming lessons. These sessions are currently held at Life Leisure Avondale and are suitable for families with children with special education needs or disabilities. The capacities of these sessions are reduced for a less crowded experience.

SEND Inflatable Swim

Age range: 5 – 16 years
Day: Around the first Saturday of the month
Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm

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SEND Inflatable Swim

Age range: 5 – 16
Day: Around the first Saturday of the month
Upcoming dates are: Saturday 9th March, Saturday 6th April, Saturday 4th May, Saturday 1st June
Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Location: Life Leisure Romiley

An inflatable fun swim at Life Leisure Romiley, specifically designed for swimmers with disabilities and additional needs, with extra trained staff on hand and adjustments made to cater to SEND individuals.

Inclusive Lane Swim

Age range: 14+ Years
Day: Mondays
Time: 7.10pm – 8.10pm

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Inclusive Lane Swim

Age range: 14+
Day: Monday
Time: 7.10pm – 8.10pm
Location: Life Leisure Romiley

A lane swim for individuals with disabilities or additional needs who may prefer a less crowded session. These sessions are currently held at Life Leisure Cheadle and Romiley. 

Inclusive Lane Swim

Age range: 14+ Years
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 7.45pm – 8.45pm

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Inclusive Lane Swim

Age range: 14+
Day: Wednesday
Time: 7.45pm – 8.45pm
Location: Life Leisure Cheadle

A lane swim for individuals with disabilities or additional needs who may prefer a less crowded session. These sessions are currently held at Life Leisure Cheadle and Romiley.

Warm Water Swim

Age range: All
Days: Monday 3.00pm – 3.45pm & Tuesday 3.00pm – 3.45pm

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Warm Water Swim

Age range: All
Day: Monday 3.00pm – 3.45pm & Tuesday 3.00pm – 3.45pm
Location: Life Leisure Cheadle

Our warm water swimming sessions are currently held in the small pool at Life Leisure Cheadle. The warmer water is beneficial to those with joint and muscle pains which may be caused by certain disabilities or health conditions.

Supported Swimming Lessons

Age range: 4 – 11 years
Days: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
Time: TBC

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Supported Swimming Lessons

Age range: 4 – 11 years
Day: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
Location: Life Leisure Cheadle, Life Leisure Avondale and Life Leisure Romiley

Our Supported Lesson scheme is for children aged 4 – 11 years with a disability who may need more support and a smaller class size than mainstream lessons can offer. The aim of these lessons is to teach children to become more independent in the water and help them to join a mainstream class.

Sensory Booklets

Introducing our Sensory Booklets for Life Leisure hubs that host regular SEND and Inclusive sessions. These booklets are designed to provide a comforting guide, helping to alleviate any anxiety associated with unfamiliar environments and ensuring you’re well prepared for your visit.

What’s inside:

  • Visual guides to familiarise you with our facilities and surroundings.
  • Helpful tips and information on what to expect during your visit.
  • Sensory-friendly details to create a welcoming environment for all.

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Our Latest Reviews

The team were welcoming and engaging. The facilities were lovely, so many nice things to choose from. There was plenty to do. The room was big, clear and clean and it was a great warm inviting area. Staff were kind and calm and nothing was too much trouble. As a parent of two autistic children it was a breath of fresh air as there’s so very little available for children with additional needs so we are very grateful for your efforts and ideas and desire to help and enrich the lives of these complex children. What a fantastic idea. Thank you very much!
I think the activities being completely child led works very well, and the huge choice of activities to do is fab. Great for a childlike Rorey, who isn't overly sporty or active, but loves his puzzles! Everyone is so lovely and friendly, and are absolutely fantastic with the children. Rorey feels less anxious in 1-1, or very small group settings, so these sessions have been great for him. Every session Rorey has been really chatty. He is usually extremely introverted in new settings with new people, but he came out of his shell pretty much straight away with you all, which just shows how welcomed, comfortable and safe you made him feel.

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