What's on in the holidays

Below is a taste of inclusive activities and events that are taking place this summer 2014. You can also view other events and activities on our events page and Shine. There are many more inclusive events, activities and holiday clubs across York during the summer holidays. For further information contact Local Area Teams Information Service (formerly York FIS).

Summer at the Blueberry Academy

The Blueberry Academy, at The Melbourne Centre are having a summer academy for 16+ children/young people with disabilities and additional needs. This will be spread out over three and a half weeks across the school summer holidays. Children can sign up for just one day or several days.

 If you know of an event running for under 5s and families please let us know on 01904 55 4444 or email the details to fis@york.gov.uk


Inclusion Disco

The Blueberry Academy are holding an inclusion disco on for young people aged 16+.

When: Saturday 23rd August 2014

Where: Melbourne Centre, Escrick Street, York

Time: 7.30pm - 10pm

Cost: £5

Additional info:

There will be soft drinks and hot dogs to buy.

People with specific needs should bring their personal assistant.

For further information please call 01904 638885



Inclusive Walks

Why not enjoy what York has to offer and join the Sports and Active Leisure Team’s new  Inclusive Walks? The walks are wheelchair accessible and anyone is welcome.

The walks take place at 11am on the third Wednesday of every month and will change every month.

This month: 20th August 2014

Time: 11am

Meet at: Tang Hall Community Centre.

For more information please contact Jason White or GlynNewberry

Tel: 01904 553377

Email: Jason.white@york.gov.uk or glyn.newberry@york.gov.uk



For sports enthusiasts or beginners there are plenty of sport and physical activities during the holidays.

New! Weekly running group for people with a visual impairment.

When: Starts Wednesday 20th August 2014

Time: 7pm

Where: The group will meet at the Hamilton Panthers Clubhouse, Little Knavesmire, Knavesmire Road.

Contact: If you would like to attend please contact Jacqui McBurnie on 07738 968279 or email: jacquoisuk@yahoo.com as guides will need to be arranged.


City Inclusive Football Club. This is a fun and friendly disability football session for all abilities, on an artificial grass pitch.

If you like meeting people and like football why not pop along? Please note booking is required.


First session is FREE!

£2.50 per session (this is an introductory price until August).

When: Every Sunday


12-1pm for ages 11-15 years old

1-2pm for ages 16+ years

Where: Canon Lee School, Rawcliffe Drive, YO30 6ZS

For more information please telephone: 01904 559508 or email community@yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk


There are many inclusive sports in York. For further information about other inclusive sports visit the Disability, Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity page. You can also search the 2014 directory in symbolphoto image or table format.


Children's centres

Over the summer months, there may be changes to groups and drop-in sessions, and to the day/times the reception desks are in operation. Please contact the relevant children's centre for further information, or visit the Children's Centres home page.  

  • Carr Children's Centre: 01904 553725
  • Clifton Children's Centre: 01904 552323
  • Haxby Road Children's Centre: 01904 551520
  • Hob Moor Children's Centre: 01904 555066
  • Knavesmire Children's Centre: 01904 552727
  • New Earswick Children's Centre (The Family Tree): 01904 552646
  • St Lawrence's Children's Centre: 01904 555251
  • The Avenues Children's Centre: 01904 551250
  • Westfield Children's Centre: 01904 555289


York Family Information Service

01904 554444