Artz+ Sportz+ Xtra sessions

Swimming lessons

Lessons for all abilities are held at 1610, Dorchester sports centre.

Sessions run on:
  • Wednesdays 6pm to 6:45pm
  • Thursdays 6pm to 6:45pm main pool and 6:30pm to 7:10pm small pool
  • Saturdays midday to 12.45pm main pool and 12:15pm to 1pm small pool
The cost is £25 per month for one 45 minute session per week. This also entitles the child to just swim and just lane entry to any public swim session.
You can email for a free taster session, or to discuss suitability of classes

SEN swimming lessons are held at Bridport Leisure Centre.

Suitable for children and young people aged 5 to 18 years. 
There are 2 sessions run on Thursdays:
  • 6pm to 6:45pm
  • 6:45pm to 7:30pm
The cost is £27.50 per month. This must be paid by direct debit. Contact Bridport Leisure Centre to book or for any queries.
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Athletics and multisports

Team Dorset Athletics network, in partnership with Artz+ Sportz+ has established regular sports training for young people who are disabled.

Ball skills and other sports

Sessions are run at Thomas Hardye School Sports Hall. 
Suitable for children and young people aged 7 to 18 years of age. Join sessions featuring:
  • football
  • volleyball
  • basketball
  • netball
to help with mobility and ball handling.
Held on two Sundays per month, 10am to 11:30am.
Cost is £3 per young person per session.

To find out more you can email Lindsay or call 07887 782005 to confirm dates and availability. 
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Run at Dorchester YMCA .

Suitable for ages 6 to 12 years and 8 to 21 years.

Sessions are run regularly throughout the year. (For a total of 36 sessions.)

There are two separate group sessions, each running for 50 minutes.

Sessions are held on Wednesdays after school and occasionally on a Saturday, during term times. 

Saturday morning fun camps

Three full hours of fun with sports, arts, and play with 1:1 support from qualified staff. Sessions run over three consecutive Saturdays in a month, at locations across Dorset.

Sessions run at:
  • Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre on 6, 13, 20 January (9:30am to 12:30pm)
  • Bovington School (TBC) 3, 10, 17 (9:30am to 12:30pm)
  • Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre 2, 9, 16 (9:30am to 12:30pm)
Email to find out more.
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