Activities for disabled people
There are lots of things to do in Derby if you or someone you care for is disabled. They’re all aimed at keeping you active, making friends, and learning new skills.
All our gyms use Technogym’s Inclusive Fitness Initiative equipment. This means it’s been designed and fitted with accessibility in mind, so both disabled and non-disabled people can get a full body, cardiovascular workout.
At Queen’s Leisure Centre, you can find:
- ramped access
- disabled changing rooms and toilets
- a hearing induction loop
- pool hoists
- minicom service
- easy access steps
- braille and tactile signs.
We also run dementia-friendly swimming sessions and Learn to Swim courses for adults.
Derby Arena offers para-cycling in dedicated coaching sessions for riders. Both experienced and new riders are welcome. The sessions help riders keep fit, have fun and improve performance.
Contact Derby Arena for details of the next session.
Cycle Derby offer a range of adapted bikes:
- wheelchair tandems
- side by sides
- hand cranks.
The adapted bikes suit ages 5 and up. Self-hire and instructor-lead sessions are available. Markeaton Park has a path ideal for wheelchair users and adapted bikes.
Learn more about the Derby Wheelblazers team on their Facebook page.
Information for carers
Our sports centres offer free admission for carers if they are helping a disabled person take part in an activity.
Activities for disabled children
If you would like to find out more about what is available for disabled children please contact us using the online form.