Accessible activities and things to do in Enfield
For information on affordable and free activities in Enfield (including parks), other local boroughs and central London, view the Enfield Children and Young Persons’ Services guide (PDF, 1670.38 KB).
With a CEA card you can get 1 free cinema ticket for the person accompanying you, as long as you buy a full price ticket for yourself for the same film. The free ticket is provided on the assumption that the person with can give you appropriate assistance, such as helping you move around the cinema, use the toilet and buy refreshments.
The CEA card is one of the ways for participating cinemas to ensure they make reasonable adjustments for disabled guests when they go to the cinema.
Autism friendly screenings are also available at over 250 cinemas.
Better gyms and leisure centres
You can visit Better leisure centres whenever it suits you, or take advantage of their flexible membership packages which offer excellent value and no long-term contract. There's also a huge variety of sports and community activities and events for you to enjoy all year round.
Better inclusive swimming sessions are available, costing just £3.60 per person or free as part of a Better HF membership:
- every Saturday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm in the main pool at Albany Leisure Centre - book Albany Leisure Centre online
- every Sunday from 3pm to 4pm at Southbury Leisure Centre - book Southbury Leisure Centre online
The following groups are used and supported by us:
- Chickenshed - an inclusive theatre company in North London, creating theatre for all ages and running successful outreach projects, education courses and membership programmes
- Disability family swim sessions - every Saturday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm in the main pool at Albany Leisure Centre, and every Sunday from 11am to 12 noon at Edmonton Leisure Centre. It is advisable to pre-book.
- Enfield National Autistic Society - has a programme of events
- Free sport for Londoners - offers karate for children and young people with disabilities
- Facefront Inclusive Theatre - created by artists committed to working inclusively within their art form, they have developed a multi-accessible style of performance
- Formont Pool Community Private Hire Programme - Formont Centre has an accessible swimming pool that is available for private hire from £35 per hour. Email Shard Madhewoo at email@example.com or Stavros Costi at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and availability, or phone 020 8363 6388.
- Gillians Riding School - provides regular disability classes
- Halliwick Penguins - a swimming club run on a voluntary basis for disabled people
- Inclusive Cycling Scheme - located at Bush Hill Park and free to Enfield residents. There are specially adapted bikes and wheelchair friendly cycles.
- Jump In - for fun jumping and climbing
- Special Olympics - aims to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports, for children and adults with intellectual disabilities
- Tottenham Hotspur Foundation - committed to providing the best sports, health, training, and education programmes, it creates encourages innovation and enhances life skills
- The Inclusion Project - a multi-award-winning innovative initiative that promotes a healthy, social and active lifestyle for adults with learning disabilities
- Young Futures Project (PDF, 947.15 KB) - a free programme for young people with special educational needs aged 12 to 25. It includes martial arts, indoor fitness and empowerment classes.
- Club Hub - a search facility to find kids clubs near you
- Enfield Town FC Community Sports Development Ltd - run football matches for all levels, ages and abilities, including walking football and a disability football team
- Girl Guiding - offers a safe, welcoming girl only space for girls and young women to try new things, help other people and discover their passions and talents. All while having fun with a ready-made group of friends! Find out about the Girl Guides commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Ignite Hubs - offers free SEND-specific online sessions 'Learn coding the visual way' - an introduction to using Scratch, which is a visual tool for coding
- Remark! Community was set up in 2010 to support the deaf community around London. They run a weekly youth club for secondary aged children in North London
- Royal Society for Blind Children - the Live Life, Go Further programme includes a range of fun activities for vision impaired young people aged 8 to 25 years
- Sensory Space at Enfield Town Library is a state-of-the-art project that has the latest in sensory technology. The project provides a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment, specifically designed to help both children and adults develop through sensory play. There is an interactive projected floor, activity panels, an infinity mirror, colour changing mood lights and a projector TV. This use of light, sound, colour and texture can have a number of positive benefits for those who have learning difficulties, developmental disabilities or sensory processing impairments - ultimately helping them learn to interact with the world around them in a safe environment. Sensory Space is open to the public during allocated Sensory Space sessions, and available to book for private use. For more information, email email@example.com.
- Scope Befriending Services - provide a one-to-one befriending service for young people under 19 who need support in the local community or at home. This might be to access activities, to go to the shops, meet friends or simply talk to someone.
- Scouts - go camping, hiking, swimming, abseiling, cycling and canoeing, but also get to hang out with friends every week - having fun, playing games, working in a team and taking on new challenges - find your nearest Scout group. Scouts use the social model of disability, and believe that disabled people are disabled by society and therefore it is the responsibility of the organisation to make changes to remove or reduce that disadvantage.
- Youth Enfield
- Zebras Children and Adults Charity - can help you to have fun and enjoy your life
To find out about specialist short breaks, through the Joint Service for Disabled Children.