Leisure & Activities



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Sports, Groups, Places to Go & Specialist Groups-Sports



It is the return of England Crickets board All Stars programme aimed at getting 5 – 8 year olds involved in Cricket. It is an 8 week programme, it costs £40 and the children get their own equipment to keep. Both Runcorn and Widnes clubs are running the programme again this year, see details below:


Cycle Training


Diddikicks Widnes and Diddikicks Runcorn Toddlers football classes 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
Couch to 5K and Couch to 2K 2019 Widnes

Runcorn Parkrun
Couch to 2K Runcorn 2019

Martial Arts Classes

Runcorn Taekwondo Classes

Tae Kwon-Do Tigers for 3-6 year olds


Netball Now at Sandymoor High School open to anyone age 16+


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 [email protected]

Halton Play Council


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

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

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

Local Sports Clubs

Local Event Posters

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

Wellbeing Enterprises Activity Programme

Victoria Park Tennis  

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

Sports Works Beechwood Swimming and Sport Works March ’19 Update

Places to Go

Active Halton – lots of activities, sports and things to do

Cineworld Runcorn  and REEL Cinema Widnes Carers can go FREE using the CEA Card 

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

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

Planet Ice Widnes 

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

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

Velocity Widnes interconnected trampolines free jump zone

Groups Activities

Active Halton – lots of activities, sports and things to do

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

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

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

Young Addaction Youth Clubs

Specialist 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

Disabled Children Services – Short Breaks

What are Short Breaks & Assessment Pathway

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.

Assessment Pathway

Short Breaks Assessment Flowchart

Short Breaks Video

Halton Short Breaks Video

Accessibility – DisabledGo, MAX Card, Disability Record Registration

Halton DisabledGo

Halton DisabledGo –  provide access guides to raise awareness of venues/public spaces that are locally accessible e.g. shops, restaurants, leisure centres, parks

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

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