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RISE provides a varied programme of activities for people of all ages with special educational needs and disabilities. View activities for young people.

Making a booking

All of our activities can be booked on the RISE booking page.

Weekly activities

A range of weekly activities take place across the borough.


Supported by Kew Park Rangers (KPR), a local Charter Standard Community Club, footballers aged 16 years+ practice a variety of techniques and skills to develop their agility, balance and coordination. KPR encourage players to join in competitively and socially. A team play in the Surrey Football For All League.

Parents/carers are welcome to stay, watch or take part.

  • Dates: Will restart in September 2024
  • Age: 16+
  • Venue: Whitton Sports Sport and Fitness Centre, Percy Road, Whitton TW2 6JW


Delivered by Brentford Community Sports Trust. Come along and join in with a variety of different sports and exercise activities. These sessions are fun and engaging with the opportunity to try lots of different activities.

Parents/carers are welcome to stay, watch or take part.

  • Dates: Saturdays from 8 June to 20 July 2024
  • Time: 12.15 to 1.15pm
  • Age: 16+
  • Venue: Whitton Sports Sport and Fitness Centre, Percy Road, Whitton TW2 6JW
  • Price: £4 per person per session

Adult dance 

Fun and energetic dance sessions with Anne-Marie from Combination Dance which will increase fitness, mobility, self-confidence and teamwork. Performers will learn choreographed dance routines to a variety of music genre.

Activity details:

  • Dates: Mondays from 15 April to 22 July 2024 (no session on 6 or 27 May)
  • Time: 6 to 7pm
  • Venue: Teddington Sports Centre
  • Price: £52 per person for the term


Canoeing sessions with Lesbury Watersports Centre. A great opportunity to try out a variety of different boats and enjoy freedom on the water. 

Activity details:

  • Dates: Wednesdays from 5 June to 25 September
  • Time: 4.30 to 6pm
  • Age: 8+ 
  • Venue: Lensbury Water Sports Centre, Broom Water West, Teddington
  • Price: £15 per person per session

All ability cycling sessions

This activity is designed for people with learning, physical and sensory disabilities, and their families to enjoy cycling. After being shown how to use the adapted cycles, we are offering the chance for a short ride to explore the park and linked  green spaces.

Bikeworks will bring a range of adapted cycles, including tricycles, side-by-side cycles for two or more people, wheelchair platform cycles and go-kart style recumbent cycles.

  • Dates:
    • 17 April
    • 1 and 15 May
    • 5 and 19 June
  • Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Venue: Kneller Gardens
  • Price: Free

Other activities (not currently running)

Wheelchair basketball

Supported by Richmond Knights Basketball Club, athletes learn how to play wheelchair basketball using games and drills to teach technique. The session is adapted for all abilities using specialist equipment. Sports wheelchairs are supplied. Opportunities for competitive games are available.

  • Venue: Waldegrave School, Fifth Cross Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 5LH

For more information, please email, call 020 8797 0477 or visit


All participants of RISE must complete a consent form to take part in activities. The application form for RISE activities can be completed online or downloaded. 

Contact us

For any further information about RISE, inclusive and disability specific sport or exercise activities.

Sports Development Team
Civic Centre
44 York Street

Telephone: 020 8831 6134

Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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Leisure discounts

Did you know you could receive discounts for many RISE activities with the Leisure and Youth Richmond Card for under 25s or the Richmond Card leisure subscription?

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