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Ability Wheelz Cycling Centre

Local Offer
Activities
The whole family can enjoy exercise, whilst learning to cycle

Age

Any age
0161 503 1543
Alexandra Park, OL8 2BN
Updated: 17/052024
Find out more about Ability Wheelz Cycling Centre

Access BMX Disability Session

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Disability leisure activities
Access BMX Disability session offers a disability inclusive session with adapted BMX bikes

Age

From 7 years old
0161 223 2244
National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, M11 4DQ
Updated: 10/08/2023
Find out more about Access BMX Disability Session

Autism & Learning Difficulty Friendly Screenings

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Supporting people with Autism at the cinema
Autism friendly film screenings at cinemas within the local area

Age

Any age
Updated: 25/04/2023
Find out more about Autism & Learning Difficulty Friendly Screenings

Barrier Breakers

Local Offer
Social group for disabled people
Young people can have fun with friends and work on issues that affect children and young people with additional needs.

Age

From 11 to 21 years old (although some members maybe older if they started the group before their 21st birthday)
0161 770 3116
Rock Street Resource Centre, OL1 3UJ
Updated: 17/05/2024
Find out more about Barrier Breakers

Bikeability - Department for Transport

Local Offer
Cycle training
Essential cycling skills for everyone, accessible to all.
01223 606 027
Updated: 25/04/2023
Find out more about Bikeability - Department for Transport

Circus Starr

Local Offer
Activities
Circus Starr is an accessible and inclusive show. Each performance ensures that children and young people with additional learning needs and disabilities can enjoy the magical art of the circus and have fun.
01260 288 690
Various locations
Updated: 09/06/2023
Find out more about Circus Starr

Cycling in Oldham

Local Offer
Outdoor Exercise
Explore Oldham, keeping fit and healthy at the same time! Accessible to all.
Updated: 28/04/2023
Find out more about Cycling in Oldham

DanceSyndrome

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Dance sessions
Empowering learning-disabled individuals through inclusive dance.

Age

Adults & children - please email for more information
07597 942494 or 07887 931510
Various locations
Updated: 28/04/2023
Find out more about DanceSyndrome

Fullcircle nw CIC - Yew Tree Junior Youth Club

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Games and hobbies sessions for children
Accessible to all.

Age

From 7 to 12 years old (children under 7 years old are welcome if they are accompanied by an appropriate adult)
07542 759 514
Updated: 21/07/2023
Find out more about Fullcircle nw CIC - Yew Tree Junior Youth Club

Funky Fitness and Fun

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Fitness and activities for adults with extra needs
Health, fitness and well-being for adults with additional needs. We encourage our members to set no limitations to what they can achieve.

Age

From 18 years old (we have no upper age limit)
Carita 07706 709 492
Satellite Centre, Wellington Road, Greenfield, Oldham OL3 7AL
Updated: 12/10/2023
Find out more about Funky Fitness and Fun

Hatha Yoga

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Exercise
For a healthy lifestyle
0161 652 0095
Greenacres Community Centre, OL4 3EU
Updated: 06/12/2023
Find out more about Hatha Yoga

HELP Educational Games

Local Offer
Educational computer games for children with specific learning difficulties

Age

from 4 to 14 years old
0345 456 1983
Updated: 24/05/2023
Find out more about HELP Educational Games

Hidden Disabilities

Local Offer
Disability awareness
Wearing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower discreetly indicates to people around you including staff, colleagues and health professionals that you may need additional support, help or a little more time.
Updated: 24/05/2023
Find out more about Hidden Disabilities

Home Start - Play, Learn, Grow Course

Local Offer
Activities
Making it REAL (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy)

Age

2 - 5 year olds
0161 344 0669
Updated: 09/10/2022
Find out more about Home Start - Play, Learn, Grow Course

I AM - Celebrating Autism in Greater Manchester

Local Offer
Support group
I AM Celebrating Autism in Greater Manchester works across the 10 Manchester Boroughs and supports children and adults who are autistic and their families.

Age

10 years to adult
0161 866 8483
Various locations across Greater Manchester
Updated: 02/06/2023
Find out more about I AM - Celebrating Autism in Greater Manchester

Illuminate - Celebration of Light

Local Offer
The magical event continues into the night with a range of awe-inspiring light art installations and performances across Oldham town centre for you to discover.
Event
Updated: 24/01/2024
Find out more about Illuminate - Celebration of Light

Imagine Theatre - Pantomime Accessible Performances

Local Offer
Accessible Performances
At Imagine, we believe that everyone should be able to experience the magic of pantomime.
02476 307 001
Various locations
Updated: 31/05/2023
Find out more about Imagine Theatre - Pantomime Accessible Performances

Lloyds Bank - Autism Friendly Sunday

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Autism friendly event
Autism Friendly Sunday
42-46 Market Street, M1 1PW
Updated: 08/12/2023
Find out more about Lloyds Bank - Autism Friendly Sunday

Mahdlo Youth Zone

Local Offer
Somewhere to go. Something to do. Someone to talk to. Mahdlo Youth Zone is open seven days a week with more than 20 activities a day for children and young people in and around Oldham.
Activities

Age

From 8 to 19 years old or up to 25 with an additional need (No minimum age restriction at Family Zone on Sundays)
0161 624 0111
Egerton Street, OL1 3SE,
Updated: 05/06/2023
Find out more about Mahdlo Youth Zone

Max Card

Local Offer
National discount initiative
The Max Card is a national discount initiative - Making days out more financially accessible for foster families and families of children with additional needs
0161 503 1555
POINT, Middleton Road, OL9 9LB
Updated: 09/06/2023
Find out more about Max Card

Men Behaving Dadly

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Social group for children and dads
A safe, friendly and fun environment for dads and male carers to make new friends and to network.

Age

Any age
0161 678 9662 or 0770 838 3895
Galland Street, OL4 3EU
Updated: 09/06/2023
Find out more about Men Behaving Dadly

Monday Music Group for children with SEND (8-13 years old)

Local Offer
Activities
Free Music Group

Age

8 - 13 year olds
0161 770 5660
The Lyceum Building, OL1 1QG
Updated: 08/09/2023
Find out more about Monday Music Group for children with SEND (8-13 years old)

Neurobeats

Local Offer
Music session for neurodivergent young people.

Age

13 - 25 year olds
07508 371703
Updated: 18/05/2023
Find out more about Neurobeats

Oldham Greenhill Community Sports and Recreation Club

Local Offer
Activities
We host various community events, activities, holiday camps and tournaments
07523 955 792 or 0161 465 8846
Updated: 22/12/2023
Find out more about Oldham Greenhill Community Sports and Recreation Club

Oldham Library - The Sensory Room

Local Offer
Sensory room for all ages and abilities

Age

All ages
0161 770 8000
Greaves Street, OL1 1AL
Updated: 03/07/2023
Find out more about Oldham Library - The Sensory Room

Oldham Music Service - Musical Beginnings for Under 5s

Local Offer
Activities
It's a great way to bond through music

Age

Babies to 5 year olds (and parents/carers)
0161 770 5660
Union Street, OL1 1QG
Updated: 29/03/2023
Find out more about Oldham Music Service - Musical Beginnings for Under 5s

Oldham Music Service - Things to do at Home

Local Offer
Activities
Fantastic ideas and tasks for you and your child to complete
0161 770 5660
Updated: 03/07/2023
Find out more about Oldham Music Service - Things to do at Home

Oldham Theatre Workshop

Local Offer
Arts and Health & wellbeing
Oldham Theatre Workshop is a creative, inclusive and quality theatre resource; contributing to the personal and social development of all people in Oldham. Accessible to all.

Age

6 - 25 year olds
0161 770 3240
Greaves Street, OL1 1DN
Updated: 03/07/2023
Find out more about Oldham Theatre Workshop

RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association)

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Horse riding for people with SEND
Accessible to all.

Age

Any age
0192 649 2915
Updated: 06/07/2023
Find out more about RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association)

Redbank House - Multi - Sensory Room

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Sensory friendly activities

Age

Any age
0161 214 5959
St Chad’s Street, M8 8QA
Updated: 05/07/2023
Find out more about Redbank House - Multi - Sensory Room

Selecta Day Service for Vulnerable Adults

Local Offer
Day service provision for vulnerable disabled people
Sewing hand/ machine, computer skills, cookery, jewellery making, crafts, easy gardening, shared lunches, nails and make up

Age

From 16 to 65 years old
07866 791 238
Chapel Road, OL8 4QQ
Updated: 31/03/2023
Find out more about Selecta Day Service for Vulnerable Adults

Soundabout

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Music sessions
A charity that uses music to empower and unlock the potential of people with severe and profound learning disabilities.
01235 797 474
Updated: 06/07/2023
Find out more about Soundabout

Spectrum Gaming

Local Offer
Local online gaming community
A community for autistic gamers aged 13+

Age

From 13 - 17 years old
Updated: 23/08/2023
Find out more about Spectrum Gaming

Starling

Local Offer
Activities
Getting creative with young people

Age

13 - 25 year olds
Updated: 06/07/2023
Find out more about Starling

Supermarket Quieter Hours

Local Offer
Various supermarkets have introduced a ‘quiet hour’ that offers a calmer shopping environment.
Quiet Hour Shopping

Age

From 0 to 25 years old
Last Updated: 13/02/2023
Find out more about Supermarket Quieter Hours

Team Karting

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Racing with Autism

Age

From 8 to 14 years old
01706 310 999
Ensor Mill, OL11 2NU
Updated: 11/12/2023
Find out more about Team Karting

Thai Kwon Do

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Activities
Family friendly club
07745 534 410 or 07707 121 407
Updated: 11/12/2023
Find out more about Thai Kwon Do

The Light Autism Friendly Film Showings

Local Offer
At The Light we believe the magic of the big screen is for everyone, and we strive to ensure our venues and programmes are accessible to all.
Cinema supporting autism
Updated: 08/03/2024
Find out more about The Light Autism Friendly Film Showings

The Palace & Opera House Relaxed Young Company – Youth Theatre Programme

Local Offer
A new youth theatre programme is launching at The Palace & Opera House for young people on the autism spectrum aged 13 – 18.
0161 245 6635
Updated: 20/06/2023
Find out more about The Palace & Opera House Relaxed Young Company – Youth Theatre Programme

Two Hoots Forest School

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Outdoor learning
Two Hoots Forest School runs Family and Forest Club sessions. Accessible to all.
07913 779 447
Updated: 24/08/2023
Find out more about Two Hoots Forest School

Venture Disability Care

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Activities
Providing opportunities to learn, grow and develop by improving abilities and above all confidence. Accessible to all.

Age

18 - 35 year olds
07874 076 873
Updated: 19/04/2023
Find out more about Venture Disability Care

Wee B's' Mams and Bairns group

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Toddlers group
A wide variety of activities for bairns, plenty of toys and craft activities. We strive to be all-inclusive

Age

Birth to 4 years old
07773 604 179
Galland Street, OL4 2EU
Updated: 21/04/2023
Find out more about Wee B's' Mams and Bairns group

Z Arts

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Activities, shows and events
Accessible to all.
0161 226 1912
335 Stretford Road, M15 5ZA
Updated: 13/07/2023
Find out more about Z Arts