Sport, exercise and fun games based around many variations of the sport of tennis


  • Touch tennis, Tennis Football, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Walking Tennis and Tennis to Music
  • Community Tennis Programmes, After School sessions
  • School Sports leaderships
  • Well Being Adults and Youngsters
  • Social prescribing links to GP surgeries
  • Mental Health and Physical Health support
  • Mums and Tots, Family Sessions, Adult Social Tennis
  • Youth Club various sports, activities and chess
  • Disability and SEN support

Team Building and Corporate Events based around disability learnings.

Numerous locations around Medway, Hoo, Rochester, Strood and Brompton

£10 per half hour one to one, £3 per hour group sessions

All coaches, DBS, insured, registered and safeguarding checked.

Contact details:


t: 0780 336 8450

The Howard School,
Derwent Way,
Kent ME8 0BX

Friday evenings 5.30pm - no need to book, just turn up.

Childrens with disabilities welcome.

Great club for children to interact and make new friends. ASD children have found this supportive and friendly.

Medway Park Gillingham offer disability activity and sports opportunities:

  • Athletics
  • Boccia
  • Football
  • Multi Sports Disability Club
  • Powerchair Football
  • Tennis
  • Trampolining
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair/Rollator Dance
  • Wheelchair Rugby League
  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Chair Fit
  • Swim Fit
  • Walking Football
  • Walk n Talk

All these activities can be found at

Telephone 01634 336655

Wheelchair friendly

Contact Details:-

Silver Blades, Gillingham Business Park, Ambley Road, Gillingham Kent ME8 0PU

Tel: 01634 388477 

Chatham Ski Centre has refurbished its slope and we are now running a Sunday morning sit ski session for those with physical disability and an advanced skier group (one Sunday per month). As with the other sessions it is essential to book a place with us by emailing email Jane

John Nike Leisuresport
Chatham Ski Centre Alpine Park,
Capstone Road,
Gillingham ME7 3JH

“Re-stART” is a 2-hour weekly drop-in (roll-on-roll-off) creative workshop for young people (aged 13-17) who live in Kent and Medway. This workshop will be every Wednesday from 3pm - 5pm. Non-accredited, drop-in, pressure free ‘Social’ art environment with the objective of progression into entry level creative qualifications and then brokering their progression beyond this point in partnership with their referral partner.

Suitable for:
Stand-alone, supplementary enrichment, part of a Study programme or alternative Curriculum.

Nucleus Arts Centre, High Street, Chatham

Where will referrals come from?:

  • Youth support organisations (including the MYTrust)
  • Mainstream schools with yp on alternative Curriculum
  • SEN schools
  • Home-educated
  • GPs
  • Statutory services (LAC, CAMHS, SS)
  • Self-referral

Criteria for referrals:

Nucleus Arts is not equipped or resourced to be able to work with YP who you would consider ‘high-need’ (e.g. behavioural issues, challenging attitude, disinterested/disengaged) – the YP needs to want to come and seize this opportunity. Young people will be aged 14-19 who are disaffected due to personal disadvantage of vulnerability. This include but not limited to:

  • YP living with long-term conditions (both physical and mental)
  • Non-attenders at school (aged 14-19) due to  bullying, struggling academically, illness)
  • YP aged to 25 with a EHC


  • To increase social connectedness, reduce isolation
  • provide a safe, enclosed and non-threatening environment where they can be themselves
  • To develop transferable life skills
  • Grow in resilience
  • Be exposed to positive role models
  • Be in a positive environment which encourages them to take ownership
  • Open up access to entry-level creative qualifications (see below)
  • To feel a sense of belonging and community with their peers in the group.

NA Arts Award

Progressing into or starting from:

Programme Quality level Length Age range Max number of students per programme Number of programmes run per year Frequency of programme What they get at the end
Discover Intro level 1 day (5hrs) 14 - 19 (25 SEN) 6 6 Every 2 months Certificate
Explore Entry level 3 5 days (5hrs pd) in one week or over 5 weeks 14 - 19 (25 SEN) 6 6 tbc Certificate and accreditation
Bronze Level 1 6 weeks (or intensive 1 week) 16 - 19 (25 SEN) under 16 discretionary 4 4 1 per quarter, or over 1-2 weeks intensive tbc

Certificate and accreditation


Progression from Bronze to Silver can be through UCA or arranged as bespoke subject to availability and resource by Nucleus.


Please contact us on 01634 812108 and ask for Charlotte Ralph or Laura Pike or email

to discuss your young person and suitability.

Happy Pants is an animal sanctuary that offers volunteer days for all disabilities, this is usually on a Saturday. Please check their Facebook page:  @Ameyandtheanimals for dates or visit 

Animals can give a sense of calm, sociability by talking, smiling, laughing, eye contact, having physical contact with animals by stroking, can give life skills, caring and being gentle.


Rivermead Outreach Community Challenge (ROCC) offers respite activities for children and young people during the school holidays.

Initially the programme supported children and young people aged 11-18 who were diagnosed with ASD. However, because of the success of the programme, and in response to feedback from families, they are now able to offer a primary provision too. ROCC Stars was born.

What’s on offer:

  • A holiday club for children aged five to adult
  • Six hour respite care for families during the school holidays
  • A range of appropriately stimulating and diverse activities that will engage, challenge and support progress
  • An opportunity for children and young people to take ownership of their own experiences through group planning and evaluation

As well as ASD, they are also now able to support children with significant and multiple learning difficulties and those with limited to no verbal communication.

For more information on ROCC (aged 11 to adult) email: and for ROCCstars (5-11 years) email:

Multi Sport Club
Join our friendly multi-sport disability club at Medway Park. Whatever your ability or level of disability, our coaches will get your active. Sports include wheelchair tennis, badminton, table tennis, netball, new age kurling, boccia, and more.

Every Wednesday 5.30pm to 7pm. £3 per session (first session free, no charge for parent/carer).

Contact or call 01634 338184

Fun Disability Swim Session
A brand new fun and friendly swimming session in the Hydrotherapy Pool at Strood Leisure Centre. Whatever your swimming ability or level of disability, the warm water will help with mobility and perfect environment to get you active. Sports include; water basketball, water volleyball, water polo, relay races, sinkers, hoops or just a general splash around in a friendly environment.

Every Thursday 5.30pm to 6.30pm. £3 per session (parent/carer goes free)

Extra sessions on Monday 4pm to 5pm throughout School Holidays – Monday 22nd July, Monday 29th July, Monday 5th August, Monday 12th August, Monday 19th August & Monday 2nd September only.

Contact or call 01634 338184

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Performing Arts School for 4-18 years

Welcome to Stagecoach Medway Theatre Arts With over 700 theatre schools and more than 40,000 students worldwide, Stagecoach is the UK's largest network of part-time performing arts schools for children.

Offering classes for 4-18 year olds in singing, acting and dance, Student participates in all three performing arts disciplines - drama classes, dance classes and singing classes - helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation - as well as being educational and lots of fun! All our teachers are DBS (formerly CRB) checked so children and teenagers can work in a safe and protected environment

At Stagecoach Medway, as well as our regular Saturday classes, we offer LAMDA exams (London Academy Of Music & Dramatic Art) These can be scripted or devised and are so-lo,duo or group exams from Grade 1-8. So far we have a 100% pass rate at Merit and Dis-tinction level. We will be working towards our next exams Grade 8 Gold Medal during the Summer Term. The students love the challenge of LAMDA. In addition opportunities exist for students to be offered professional work in film, theatre and modelling by the Stage-coach Agency.

Our classes run on Saturdays during term time at The Brook Theatre Medway. Ask about our two week trial and check out our Main News and watch the video on our Stagecoach Magical Disney Event 2016!

Call Iain: 01622 678616
Text: 07801 350236



Address: 116 Common Road, Chatham ME5 9RG

Phone: 01634 681000 or 07713 323968


Open · Closes 8:00 PM

Squirrells riding school are able to accommodate children with a physical disability if they are able to use a mount box to climb onto the horse.

They welcome children with ASD and special needs. 



Hydrotherapy sessions for ASD children, every Thursday

When: every Thursday

Where: Strood Sports Centre, Watling Street, Strood ME2 3JQ

Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Cost: £3 per child - parent/carer goes free.

Places: 7 children places (7 places for adult) please telephone Strood Sports Centre to book or you can book online.

Book your place, using the link:

You will need to log in as a guest in order to book or alternatively phone Strood Reception Team on 01634 333948

Hydrotherapy is recommended for children with ASD by our physiotherapist as this helps the child with physical exercise, can be calming and make friends and have fun.

Autism Friendly Swimming Lessons

H20 are pleased to announce our Autism Friendly Swimming lessons. 

Lessons will be at Hilltop on a Thursday evening at 7pm from Thursday 27th February onwards, initially to be run as a block of 6 weeks. Lessons will be £8 per session. 


This will be a fully supervised and tailored structured session.  Low lighting, no rope lanes, sensory toys.


All teachers are fully qualified, DBS checked and have worked alongside SEN schools for many years. Two of the teachers attending work in SEN schools and another has been a social worker for many years. 


For more information please call 07967 031646 / 07763 733980

Drama Groups for learning disabled, autistic and neurodivergent people in Kent and Medway

We celebrate difference, challenge inequity, and empower people to shine in their own way.

We offer accesible, inclusive opportunities to take part, perform, learn, enjoy and work in Theatre, Music and the Arts, at all levels.

For information about our drama groups, contact / 07415128885


Music projects for learning disabled, autistic and neurodivergent people in Kent and Medway

For information about our Music Programme contact

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