London Borough of Croydon

Croydon’s Disability Youth Projects summer schemes

Please see downloadable documents below for information on Croydon’s Disability Youth Projects summer schemes for 8-25 year olds.

Week 1 is for 14-18 year olds based at Bensham Manor School from the 24 to 28 July

Week 2 is for 8-13 year olds based at Bensham Manor School from the 31 July to 4 August

Week 3 is for 19-25 year olds based at Waddon Youth Centre from the 7 to 11 August

Go Wild With Us!

Weekdays during term time

Little Wild Things Family Forest Sessions 

10-11.30am - suitable for 2+

£6 per head if you block book for 6 weeks, or £9 if you just want to turn up on the day. Accompanying adults and under 2's free as always!

One Wild Day

Sunday 30 July

Our fabulous wellbeing day for adults only! Come and take part in yoga, meditation and various crafty and interesting woodland activities! £40.

Thanks for reading and hope to Go Wild with you at one of our events soon!!

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In Croydon there is a range of activities for children and young people. Some activities are mainstream and others are specifically for those with special needs and disabilities.

Disability Youth Project Youth Clubs

The Disability Youth Project runs youth clubs from Mondays – Thursdays in the afternoons and evenings for children and young people aged 8-25 with disabilities, autism and additional needs. For more information on these, please see their leaflet.

Please see attached documents for info and consent form for the Disability Youth Projects two day May half term scheme at Waddon Youth Centre for 8-15 year olds. This scheme is for those children and young people with autism, disabilities and additional needs. Places are limited so please ring to book your place.

We can also confirm our summer scheme dates

24 to 28 July - 14-18 year olds - based at Bensham Manor school

31 July to 4 August – 8-13 year olds - based at Bensham Manor school

7 to 11 August - 19-25 year olds - based at Waddon Youth Centre

Full programme to follow.

Please contact Paul Funnell for any further details on 07990790183 or

What the Disability Youth Project has Achieved in 2016/2017?

To find out more about the work that the Croydon Disability Youth Project has done in 2016/2017 with young people in Croydon, please read their review that can be downloaded below.

Leisure Centres

All of Croydon's leisure centres are accessible, with accessible toilets, changing areas, lockers and parking. All swimming pools have a hoist and offer disabled swimming sessions. There is a range of accessible activities on offer. There are discounted rates for all leisure centre activities for people with disabilities. If a disabled person needs a carer with them in order to access leisure centre services the carer is entitled to free entry. These concessions only apply to Croydon residents, and proof of disability will be required in both instances.

Children's Centres

Children's centres offer a range of fun activities, such as messy play, storytelling, singing and music that you and your children can enjoy together. Some children's centres run 'stay and play' sessions which are just for children with special needs. 


Croydon libraries offer a great range of resources for people of all ages. Children can have a library ticket from birth. There are a range of activities for under-fives as well as older children and adults. Many play areas in our parks have equipment designed for integrated play.

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Youth Clubs

For young people with special needs and disabilities aged 5-18 why not try Croydon Sports Development - they have a range of sports and activities on offer, including weekends and holidays. 

Croydon's Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Youth Project Croydon's Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Youth Project is one of a number of youth centres, specialist centres, neighbourhood youth clubs and one night a week clubs in Croydon providing a wide range of drop-in activities for young people in the area. Please see leaflet below for further information. There is also Croydon Youth PHAB Club an inclusive youth club for disabled and non-disabled people aged 11-25.

The leaflets below provide more information on these and other activities, including accessible holidays. If we have missed any activities that you feel should be included please contact us at

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Additional Information

Please see the Activities, events and opportunities section on the Whats New Page for up and coming leisure opportunities or take a look at the Newsletters and bulletins from various partners for more leisure activities and events available in and around Croydon.


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