Find activities for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Dorset

There's a range of things you can take part in including:

  • sports club
  • cinema
  • libraries

Search for activities

Search our Family Information Directory to find activities in Dorset and see how they support SEND.

Where to look for social events and advice

Dimensions website

Search the Dimensions website for autism friendly:

  • venues

  • screenings at local cinemas

Scope's online community

Scope offer an online community where you can join with other people with disabilities or speak to community advisers about anything from:

  • chronic pain
  • sex and relationships
  • issues with sleeping 

Join the online community at Scope.

Join in the Special Olympics GB

Special Olympics GB is the largest provider of year-round sports coaching and athletic competition in summer and winter sports for children and adults of all abilities with intellectual disabilities.

Discounts on activities

Some activities, venues and leisure centres may offer discounts but you must contact the venue to see what they offer.

Lots of services offer discounts for carers. You can also receive discounts if you have a Carer's Passport.

The Dorset Max Card

The  Dorset Max Card is available to all Dorset-based:

  • children and young people with special educational needs or disability and registered on The Xchange
  • young carers
  • young people in care
  • some care leavers

The Max Card means you can access free or discounted activities or benefits at a range of leisure activities across Dorset.

The list of venues that accept the card changes all the time, so make sure you contact the venues directly for prices, restrictions and opening times.

Email our Xchange coordinator for an application form:

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