Portsmouth Local Offer

Before School Leisure


Boogie Mites

An interactive music and movement session exclusively for families of children with additional needs

Tel: 07963 88428

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Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met in order to enjoy the best possible experience. Both Theatres are fully accessible and we offer a range of access performances and services.

Tel: 01243 781312

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Disabled Access Guide - Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council will be working in partnership with DisabledGo to look at the most accessible places in the city by assessing parking, inside and outside access, receptions, lifts, toilets and much more to ensure disabled people can access what Portsmouth has to offer

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DisabledGo - a website providing detailed access infomation to venues nationally

The DisabledGo website provides disabled access information to venues across the UK such as shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, hotels, universities, hospitals and more.

Tel: 01438 842 710

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Evolve Workshops

Arts workshops and events for children, young people and adults with disabilities.

Tel: 023 9264 9000

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Family Hubs

These used to be called Children's Centres but we have expanded them to include help for children and young people up to 19 years so we now call them Family Hubs. This is where the Early Help and Prevention team provide some of their help to families but it is also where our behaviour management surgeries and groups are delivered

Tel: 023 9268 8830

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Gym Club - Enable Ability: Autism Support

Exclusive use for Enable Ability: Autism Support, to provide a great opportunity for children and families to get together at the Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre with lots of fun activities.

Tel: 023 9267 1846

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Horizon Leisure Centre - Additional Needs Actvities

Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres' activities are all fully inclusive and we actively welcome those with additional needs.

Tel: 02392 476026

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Kings Theatre, Southsea

The Kings Theatre is a theatre in Southsea, Portsmouth, designed by the architect Frank Matcham. It opened on 30 September 1907. The Kings Theatre does offer access performances for some of their productions.

Tel: 023 9282 8282

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Little Stars - A drop in group for any children aged 0-5 with additional needs.

Little Stars is a fun and informal group led by an accredited volunteer who understands the everyday challenges of raising a child with Special Educational Needs. There are fun activities for the children and time for you to meet other parents for a chat.

Tel: 023 9266 0866

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Marvels and Meltdowns - a support group for ASD & ADHD

Marvels and Meltdowns is a parent led support network for parents & carers of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Sensory Processing Disorders. They run sessions in Gosport and now in Portsmouth.

Tel: 07817 795250 or 07583 746177

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Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Mayflower Theatre is a Grade II listed theatre in the city centre of Southampton, England, with a capacity of 2,300. It features West End theatre shows when they tour the UK. The theatre offers Signed, Captioned, Audio Described and Relaxed Performances when possible.

Tel: 023 8071 1811

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New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

A beautiful Victorian theatre in the heart of Portsmouth showing drama, comedy, musicals, dance and events of all genres. The theatre does offer access performances for some of its productions.

Tel: 023 9264 9000

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Odeon Cinema

ODEON is aware that going to a standard performance of a film can be a challenge for guests on the autism spectrum or with sensory or learning disabilities. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility and to promote greater social inclusion, ODEON is delighted to host specially adapted Autism Friendly Screenings of new releases. In addition to this, the cinemas has full disabled access.

Tel: 0333 006 7777

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Playgrounds, activity areas, skate parks, adventure playgrounds, bmx riding and wildlife areas in Portsmouth

Information on playgrounds, activity areas, skate parks, adventure playgrounds, bmx riding and wildlife areas in Portsmouth.

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Portsmouth Free Swim Scheme

The effective way for Portsmouth residents aged 12 and under to enjoy their local swimming pool.

Tel: 023 9320 0401

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Portsmouth Penguins Swimming Club

Portsmouth Penguins Swimming Club for disabled children, adults, families and carers

Tel: 02393 200 403

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Roof Raisers Hangouts

An informal meet up once a month for a chance for parents to meet other parents of children/young adults with Profound Moderate Learning Difficulties.

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SEND Butterflies - parent/carer support group

Support for parent/carers of children and young people aged 0 - 25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities

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Short Breaks for Disabled Children

Short breaks provide disabled children and young people with an opportunity to spend time away from their parents or carers. Short breaks also provide families and carers with a valuable break from their caring responsibilities giving them a chance to unwind, rest or spend time with other children.

Tel: 023 9268 8842

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