Leisure & Activities

School Summer Holidays ’18

Widnes Cricket Camp

Halton Health Walks Summer '18

Halton Spartans: American Football Summer Camp

Young Addaction Summer Programme

Norton Priory Family Event 8.8.18

St Pauls Health Centre Walk (Tower and Grove)

Beach-theme Family Fun Day's August '18

Active Halton Summer Programme

Groups, Sports & Notice Board


Activity Flyers Notice Board

 Click here to view the Flyers on the Notice Board

Please note: accessible activities include the Aiming High logo Aiming High


Groups & Places To Go
Halton MAX Card Scheme Information – for families with disabled children

Arts, Music & Entertainment

Ella Performance Group is an inclusive group for young people and adults with learning disabilities, Ella Associates Leaflet and Ella Academy leaflet

Library and Leisure  includes Rhymetime sessions to enjoy rhymes and stories together and Bookstart

Sound Minds for anyone interested in music, DJ’ing, Singing, Performing, Sound, Filming, Photography etc

The Brindley provide arts and entertainment, wheelchair accessible, welcome assistance dogs, hearing loop and assisted performances, contact 0151 907 8360

Group Activities

Addaction Youth Clubs New Nov ’17

Activity Groups  FREE for children with disabilities aged 12–18 years

Children’s Centres provide a range of activities for children, young people and families – all have disabled access

GLOW – Youth Group for LGBTQ aged 13-19 years

Halton NCS – Canal Boat Adventure Project for young people to take on new challenges and meet new friends

Halton Youth Cabinet – Meetings/Times Flyer

Independence Activity Groups FREE for children with disabilities aged 13–18 years – helping to promote independence

Make It Happen Club  for 10-25 year olds with additional needs to learn new skills and have fun

Play, Learn and Loan at Halton Play Council provide free drop in play sessions for children and their parents/carers, contact Joyce Reilly

Push My Button for 11-16 year olds at The Studio, Widnes

Sports Clubs in Halton

Young Addaction Halton


What is a CEA Card? (Cinema Exhibitors’ Association)  – the scheme was introduced in 2004 and is one of the ways for participating cinemas to ensure they make reasonable adjustments for disabled guests when they go to the cinema; in particular it ensures a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them. Frequently Asked Questions about the CEA Card and CEA Card Application Details

Cineworld Runcorn Trident Park, Halton Lea, Runcorn, WA7 2FQ – wheelchair accessible, Autism friendly, sight and hearing impairment screenings  Carers can go FREE using the CEA Card 

REEL Cinema Venture Fields Leisure Park, Widnes – Carers can go FREE using the CEA Card 

Ice Skating

Disabled Skating – Silver Blades Ice Rink

SILVER Blades Ice Rink (disabled children and young people welcome)


Velocity – Widnes – Bounce around on 90 interconnected trampolines free jump zone



Bike in the Park (Victoria Park, Widnes) offer bikes for hire, open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Cycle Training


Diddikicks – Pre-school football for 18 months-5 year olds

Cerebral Palsy Football Session

Connect Redstars – young people/adults 18+ with a learning disability

Jogging-Running & Walking

Halton Active’s Walking for Health – range of different walks locally available

Widnes Parkrun weekly 5km run 

Runcorn Parkrun weekly 5km run

Ice Skating

Disabled Skating – Sliver Blades Ice Rink

SILVER Blades Ice Rink (disabled children and young people welcome)

Martial Arts Classes

Runcorn Taekwondo Classes

Tae Kwon-Do Tigers for 4-6 year olds


Elite – Physical Active play is a family friendly play service to support healthy lifestyles for children and families, particularly for children aged 0-4 years and their family info@sportswrite.co.uk

Halton Play Council

  • Play, Learn and Loan
  • Play opportunities for 5-18 year olds
  • School holidays open access play schemes for 5-12 year olds
  • Out of school clubs and Saturday ‘short breaks’ for disabled children and young people for 4–18 year olds
  • Contact Joyce Reilly Tel: 01928 574087


Halton Community Snooker Academy Snooker Poster – everyone welcome based at Millbrow Sports & Social Club, Widnes, WA8 6RT – cost £6.00 per session – full disabled facilities, contact John Twist Tel:  07828647848

  • Under 21s – Saturday morning 9am-12noon
  • Adults – early evening 4.30-7 pm

Swimming & Activity Sessions for young people with Additional Needs

Sport Works – Delivered by specialist and qualified coaches, highly experienced in working with young people with additional needs

Table Tennis

Halton Table Tennis for 6-18 year olds to learn to play table tennis, take your skills awards and ETTA junior umpire award (adults welcome)


Velocity – Widnes – Bounce around on 90 interconnected trampolines free jump zone


Variety of Sport-Activities

Active Halton

  • Exercise class timetables
  • Kingsway & Brookvale Leisure Centres
  • Stadium Fitness
  • Fank Myler Pavillion
  • Runcorn Pool
  • Walking for Health


Halton Choices Club – wheelchair sports for disabled young people to try a range of different sports – Monday 5-8pm at Cronton Sixth Form College, Cronton Lane, Widnes WA8 5WA – cost £1 per session

Mamafit – Pregnancy, Mother & Baby Exercise and Lifestyle Classes – FREE, Runcorn and Widnes

Wellbeing Enterprises Activity Programme

Widnes Park Tennis  – Free programme at Victoria Park, Widnes

Looking for activities or something to do?
Halton MAX Card
Halton MAX Card Scheme Information – for families with disabled children


Sports Clubs

Specialist Activities & Information


Halton DisabledGo
Halton DisabledGo –  provide access guides to raise awareness of venues/public spaces that are currently accessible e.g. shops, restaurants, leisure centres, parks, museums etcActivity details will be added once available

Press Release about the Launch of Halton DisabledGo

Halton MAX Card
The Max Card is a discount card for families of disabled children that can be used at various leisure and holiday activities across Britain
Activities & Groups

Cheshire Autism Practical Support (CHAPS)

Halton SpeakOut (Bright Sparks and Ella) 

Bright Sparks Kitemark Project  for young people to review venues in Halton for other children and young people

Ella Performance Group is an inclusive group for young people and adults with learning disabilities, Ella Associates Leaflet and Ella Academy Leaflet

Halton Borough Council

Downs Syndrome Support Group hosted by Disabled Children’s Service

Halton Day Services provide activities and support for people aged 18 years old and over with learning disabilities and higher support needs

Deafness Resource Centre

Happy Hands Club and Youth Club

Warrington Play and Sensory Centre

Purpose-built activity centre for disabled children and adults or those with special needs, has different areas for you to relax or play

Specialist Sports

Charlottes Tandems loan FREE tandems and tag-alongs for people with disabilities or additional needs to enjoy cycling

Halton Access to Sport – Sport 4 All for disabled young people and siblings to enjoy sports and support you at other local sports clubs

Halton Choices Club – Wheelchair Sports for disabled people aged 14 and over to try a range of sports at Cronton 6th Form College

Ice Hockey 17-25 Years

Ice Hockey 19-15 Years

Learn to Skate 17-25 Years

SILVER Blades Ice Rink an interactive, sensory ice rink and fully accessible soft play area

Sports Sessions Nov ’17

Swimming & Activities for young people with additional needs – Delivered by Sport Works – specialist and qualified coaches, highly experienced in working with young people with additional needs

Short Breaks

What are Short Breaks?

Local Authorities have a duty to provide short breaks for carers of disabled children to enable them to continue to care for their disabled child and to participate in everyday activities. These include:

  • Day time care in the homes of disabled children or elsewhere;
  • Overnight care in the homes of disabled children or elsewhere;
  • Educational or recreational activities for disabled children outside their homes.

These services are available in the evenings, at weekends and during school holidays.

Statement, Service Guide and Personal Budgets

Disabled Children Services Pathway

Short Breaks Assessment Flowchart

Profile, Plan and Review Document

Halton’s Short Breaks Video

Short Breaks Questionnaires


  • Resource Allocation System (RAS) Guidance
  • RAS Documents
Disability Record Registration
All Local Authorities are required by the Children Act 1989 to hold a record of disabled children and young people. The record is a list of children and young people in Halton (0-25 years) who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and who receive, or may one day need to use the services from health, social services, education or the third sector (voluntary organisations).

If you require more details and /or you wish to complete a registration form please read the following information:

Record of Children with Disabilities Policy

Registering a disabled child and arranging a needs assessment

Halton Children’s Disability Record  – Registration Form

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Play Strategy Consultation Feedback
Consultation with children and young people, parents and carers, service providers and private, voluntary and independent sector providers plays a key role in our strategic approach to providing play provision in Halton.

The consultation process for the Halton Play Strategy 2016 allowed the opportunity to give views on play in Halton, help shape and direct the play strategy and to make sure the priorities reflect the needs of the community through online questionnaires, focus groups and meeting families in the community to find out:

    1. What forms of play are current in Halton?
    2. What are the benefits of play in Halton?
    3. Do children & young people have access to different forms of play within Halton?
    4. Where do children & young people play in Halton?

Findings from the consultation and engagement process are below:

Play Survey 2018
As part of the Play Strategy it was  agreed that a review would be undertaken as to where Halton is in terms of play spaces and where children & young people want activities and when. The survey will be open till the end of May 2018. Links can be found below: 

The information gathered will be used to feed into the Play Strategy action plan and other initiatives for active play in Halton.