Additional Needs football - winter sessions

We have been offering football at Pulse Soccer Centre on Thursday evenings but now it's time to move indoors.

Furness Wildcats have offered to share Hoops Basketball Centre on Thorncliffe Road with us on Monday evenings. 

Starting on Monday 6 November (5.30pm to 6.30pm) we will split the main hall at Hoops.  One one side of the net we will offer football. On the other side of the net we will continue to offer wheelchair sports and games.  You don't have to be a wheelchair user - we provide a sports wheelchair.  Or just come and have some fun.  So you can bring family or friends along. 

Take care on bonfire night! 

Any queries, ring Derek on 07514221517

Active Living

Active sessions for older adults including - fitness gym, tennis, badminton, walking netball, walking football and more...

Every Wednesday @ Park Leisure 10:30 - 11:15 Gym workout, 11:15 - 12:00 Activity.

Term time activities for young people with a disability

Trampoline Club at DASH @ Dowdales

The club meets on Thursdays, once a month apart from when the hall in unavailable due to exams.

The next session is 13 July and they cost £2

Each person gets a 15 minute session and we have vacancies for the 4.15pm, 4.30pm, 4.45pm and 5.45 sessions. 

If you are interested, contact us on 07514221517 or email Ashleigh


Aqua Max Evening Club - Wednesdays

New dates confirmed

Aqua Max Evening Club is our term time evening swimming club for children with disabilities.
The sessions are fortnightly during school term time at the Park Leisure Centre Fun Pool. Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:15pm

£2 per child (parents and carers are free). 

Upcoming Aqua Max sessions:

Nov 15

Nov 29

Dec 13

Wildcats Wheechair Sports

Wheelchair Sports with the Wildcats and Barrow Sports Council - Mondays 

The sessions take place Monday evenings 5.30 to 6.30pm (term time only) at Hoops Basketball Centre, Thorncliffe Road. The club is for children with disabilities and their families.   We play different wheelchair sports each week, including rugby, basketball, cricket, hockey, netball and football.  If you don't want to join in the main session, we also have other games available.

You don't have to be a wheelchair user to take part - we have chairs available for up to 20 participants each week.

If you are interested in joining the club, please email us or come along to one of the sessions every Monday evening from 5:30-6:30pm. 

Sessions cost £1.

Special Schools Canoe Club

(a satellite club of Duddon Canoe Club)

School contact – Carol Stringer;   Duddon Canoe Club contact – John Sherwen 

The Special Schools Canoe Club is open to students living in the Furness area aged from 11 to 25, their parents, carers, and siblings.

We meet at Duddon Canoe Club base off Cavendish Dock Road.

Summer meetings are on Tuesdays 4.30pm after school . There will also be occasional weekend meetings.

If you are interested drop down to see us at one of our sessions or email John Sherwen.

DCC web site has a Satellite Club page where you will find more information about the club and how to join.


The cost of membership is £6 per year and £1 per session at the docks. A student membership covers family and carers.

(Family members wishing to take advantage of DCC activities independently from the student will be expected to become DCC members)

Horse Riding Sessions at Seaview Riding School, Biggar Village

After the success of our school holiday horse riding sessions, Seaview has set up a new weekly session for children with a disability.  These take place every Wednesday at 5pm.

The cost for a session is £12.  A parent or carer must attend unless agreed with Seaview in advance.  

For bookings and further information please ring Claire Hayton at Seaview on 07766402757

PlayMax Soft Play and Sensory Room at the Park

Soft Play

PlayMAX is the indoor play soft arena at the Park.

It’s a safe environment for all children, including those with disabilities and with challenging behaviour.
The soft play area contains various wedges, waves, logs and steps, slide, ball pool, trampoline, illuminated cabin and interactive musical hopscotch, upturned mushroom which rocks from side to side, sensation trail and funky slouch pods.

Sensory Room

Children with a disabilty also have access to the sensory room as part of the sessions.   

The sensory room is designed for people with sensory, cognitive and physical impairments and meets the challenge of both the interactive and the passive user through educational and therapeutic activities.  The Sensory Room is only available for children with a disability.  

The Park has produced a short guide to help you to get maximum benefit from the Sensory Room. We also have a short film on Youtube

For use of the Sensory Room, it is adviseable to have an induction by one of the Park Leisure Centre Staff so you know how to use the equipment before you book a session.

Please contact Margaret Wilson on 871146 extension 204 at The Park Leisure Centre to arrange an induction.



Sessions are £2.60.  The following sessions are exclusively for children with a disability.

Monday 12.45pm - 2.15pm
Tuesday   3.45pm - 6pm
Wednesday 9.00am -11.15am
Thursday   12.45pm - 2.15pm
Friday 3.45pm - 6pm
Saturday   1.30pm - 3.30pm
Sunday 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Monday sessions are free in school holidays as part of our free Sports Council activities.

MAX Inspiration at the Youth Gym at Park Leisure Centre (Now Located Downstairs)

Saturday and Sunday 9.30 to 11.30am @ £2.60 a session

All children taking part in these sessions MUST be accompanied by a parent, guardian, carer or responsible adult.
This person must also stay with the child throughout the session as they are responsible for making sure the child exercises safely.

The Park Leisure Centre will not be having a dedicated member of staff working in the Youth Gym at this time.

However, the staff member working in the Adult Gym will be available to assist or offer advice when necessary.

If attending the MAX Inspiration sessions for the first time please make it known to the instructor on duty that they need to demonstrate how all the equipment works.

This will be monitored for a few weeks to make sure it works successfully.

Further information is now available on the Park Leisure Centre website

Not sure if this is for you?   If you would like to visit the Youth Gym first to see it it is suitable, give the Park a ring on 871146 and ask to have a look around first. 



Green Heart Den Gardening Club

We have started work on our four planters at the Green Heart Den.  They are all weeded and we've started planting.  We've even got some gnomes.


You are all welcome to join our little team of planters and growers - especially if you know about planting and growing.  Ring us on 407312 if you want join in and help us. 

For more info about the Green Heart Den, you can visit their website

The Green Heart Den is under Greengate Street bridge.  You can enter the Den from Marsh Street Back Street.  It's all flat and there is some parking but it might be easier to park on Marsh Street.

This is a link to an online map



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Enquiries ring 666011

or email us

Term time Activities

Wildcats Wheelchair sports £1
Monday 5.30 - 6.30pm @ Hoops Basketball Centre

Thursdays 5pm - 6pm
at Pulse Soccer Centre
with Barrow AFC Community Sports                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Horse Riding  £12
Seaview Riding School  Wednesday 5pm (Bookings only ring Claire 07766402757)

Term time at the Park Leisure Centre

Aqua Max Evening Swimming Club £2.00
Every other Wednesday 6.30 - 7.15pm

New dates to be confirmed

Max Inspiration Youth Gym £2.60
Saturday and Sunday 9.30 to 11.30am and 1.30 to 3.30pm

PlayMax Soft Play Sessions with Sensory Room £2.60
Monday 12.45pm - 2.15pm
Tuesday   3.45pm - 6pm
Wednesday 9.00am -11.15am
Thursday   12.45pm - 2.15pm
Friday 3.45pm - 6pm
Saturday   1.30pm - 3.30pm
Sunday 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Parents and Carers Forum

Next meeting

1pm Wednesday 13 September at the Nan Tait Centre

For information contact us here

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