Additional Needs Activities
Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres' activities are all fully inclusive and we actively welcome those with additional needs. However, we also provide a few specially organized activity sessions for those that prefer it. Should you have any concerns that may be stopping you using any of our facilities or classes we would encourage you to contact our Disability and Special Needs Coordinator, Debbie Jarmaine (023 9247 6026).
We have strong links with the Parent Voice, Hampshire Autistic Society, and the Hampshire County Councils Short Breaks Team and a large number of our staff have received additional needs training. We are committed to do what we can to enable everyone to participate.
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Leisure Centre Facilities
Both leisure centres include changing facilities that are fully accessible to customers in wheelchairs and customers with limited mobility. In addition both swimming pools are equipped with pool side hoists to allow customers to enter the water.
Organised Activity Sessions
Additional Needs Cricket Sessions
Start date Thurs 15th
Venue: Havant Leisure Centre
NEW - Specialist Dance Lessons
A specialist dance/ sensory movement class for children 4 to 12 years old with additional needs
Time: 4.00 - 5.00pm
Price: £3 per session
Venue: Havant Leisure Centre
In partnership with Parent Voice and Hampshire Gateway
To book tel. 02392 476026
NEW - Supported Swimming Lessons
One-to-one or two-to-one 20 min lessons with a qualified swimming instructor. Our swim school staff will discuss your child's swimming ability and needs with you before deciding what will be the most suitable for them.
£25 for a block of 5 lessons.
For more information tel. 02392 488412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW - Supported Fun Session
A fun swim swim session in our splash pool. Fully supervised for children and their carers. One child/one carer ratio. £2 per child (carers free). Max. numbers are 15 supported swimmers plus carers per session.
Saturday 21st February 5.30 – 6.30pm
Saturday 18th April 5.30 – 6.30pm
To book tel. 02932 476026
Sunday 18th January 4.00 – 5.00pm
Sunday 22nd March 4.00 – 5.00pm
Sunday 17th May 4.00 – 5.00pm
To book tel. 02392 245900
Additional Needs Swimming - Waterlooville Leisure Centre
Taking place every Monday morning 10.00 - 11.00am. This is an open swimming session for adults with a qualified swimming teacher available for advice if needed. The price of this session is just £1.50 per swimmer (carers free).
Horizone Play Centre - Additional Needs Session - Havant Leisure Centre
Monday evenings 6.00 - 7.30pm, exclusive use of the play centre. £3.00 per person (carers free).
Additional Needs Badminton Club - Havant Leisure Centre
Taking place every Thursday afternoon 1.30 - 2.30pm. The price of this session is just £1.50 per week (carers are required but go free).
Here are our centres described by DisabledGO:
Thanks to grant funding provided by the Short Breaks team at Hampshire County Council, Horizon Leisure Centres are now able to provide a state-of-the-art unisex disabled changing place at Havant Leisure Centre.
The private room is open for use to all those with disabilities and / or additional needs, regardless of age.
The ‘delux’ wet room facility comes complete with electric hoists and beds and its own toilet, shower and hand basin.
Customers with special needs are charged concession prices as shown in the price list in the box on the left of this page. Accompanying carers are not charged entry, ID may be required.