Activities for disabled people

There is a lot to do in Derby if you, your child or someone you care for is disabled to help keep you active, make friends and learn new skills.


‌ Gyms

Our gyms at Queen's Leisure Centre, Springwood Leisure Centre and Derby Arena all use Technogym equipment which is suitable for disabled and non-disabled people to work out together.

Our sports centres offer free admission for carers if they are helping a disabled person take part in an activity.

‌ Swimming

We have ramped access, disabled changing rooms and toilets, a hearing induction loop and pool hoists, easy access steps, braille and tactile signs at Queen's Leisure Centre.

We also run Learn to Swim courses for disabled children and for adults of all abilities.

Inclusive Cycling

Derby Arena

Para-cycling sessions are dedicated coaching sessions for disabled riders who want to keep fit, have fun and improve performance with the help of the coaching sessions. Both experienced and new riders of any age will be eligible to attend the sessions.

These sessions take place on the first Saturday of every month only. For more information, please visit

Cycle Derby

Cycle Derby now offers a range of adapted bikes including: Tricycles, wheelchair tandems side by sides, recumbents and hand cranks. Groups and individuals are welcome, instructor led sessions and potential future hire.

For more information, visit

Other activities in Derby

Fun-abil8y Sessions

St James Centre runs an initiative programme to help young disabled people live life to the max. Fun-abil8y is aimed at 3 to 18 year olds with disabilities, particularly people from disadvantaged backgrounds or from ethnic minority communities.

Age groups are flexible as as suitability depends on the interest and ability not just the age of the young person.

For more information about any of Fun-ability's clubs, visit

Sight Support Derbyshire

As an organisation, Sight Support Derbyshire deliver activities for 8 - 18 year olds, including sports, physical activities and a youth club. For more information, please visit

Derby Wheelblazers

Wheelchair basketball for adults and juniors - disabled and non-disabled people welcome.

  • Derby College Sports Centre, Prince Charles Avenue, Derby, DE22 4LR
  • Sunday afternoons - get in touch for more detail on timings or find them on Facebook

For more information:

Information for carers

Our sports centres offer free admission for carers if they are helping a disabled person take part in an activity.

Useful forms

Contact details

Post address:
Leisure and Cultural Development
The Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 255800
Minicom: 01332 640666
Leisure and Cultural Development
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street