There are literally dozens of things to do at Queen Elizabeth Park this August, as part of the ‘Active August’ programme.
All activities are adaptable but the following specifically offer activities for anyone with a disability or additional support needs:
Bikeworks All Ability Cycling Club – Every Tuesday from 11am – 1pm as well as Saturday 13th and 27th from 3-4:30pm. Meet outside the Velodrome. All ages and abilities welcome. Bikes, hand-cycles, adult tricycles, recumbents, tandems, car bikes and loads more will be provided as well as helmets.
Cycling For Health – Sunday 14 and 28 August from 10am – 1130am, meet outside the Velodrome. These sessions are open to anybody who can cycle and would like to join a gentle group ride around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Bicycles and adapted cycles may be available at no cost by prior arrangement (call 0208 980 7998)
Inclusive Sports (every Friday 10am – 3pm) – Motivate East Para-Legacy Agents are at the Timber Lodge on 12 and 26 August and at Beach East on 5 and 19 August. Take part in Paralympic sports taster sessions for free, including Boccia and New Age Kurling.
Sitting Volleyball – Every Thursday at Beach East from 10am – 3pm. Come and try a Paralympic sport. Activities available for all ages and abilities and fun for the whole family!
Tennis Coaching for people with learning difficulties – Specifically designed to cater for people with learning difficulties, this takes place every Sunday at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre from 1-2pm. For more information and to book, click here.
Visually impaired tennis – Taking place from 2-5pm on 27 August at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, this course is specifically designed to cater for people with a visual impairment, using qualified coaches and specially adapted equipment. Sighted guides are available. To book please visit the Lee Valley website.