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RISE activities for children and young people

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

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.

Fusion Junior and Teen Dance 

These weekly, fun and lively dance classes are led by Combination Dance Company and are ideal for developing gross motor skills, flexibility, self expression and confidence.

Activity details:

  • Dates: Saturdays from 13 January to 16 March 2024 (no sessions on 10 or 17 February)
  • Time: 11.45am to 12.15pm (Reception to Year 6), 12.30 to 1.15pm (Year 7+)
  • Age: 5 to 16 years
  • Venue: Up and Running, 70-72 Broad Street, Teddington TW11 8QY
    Price: £32 per person for the term

RISE to Shine Swimming

This is part of our RISE to Shine project, training athletes aged 8 to 18 years who live or go to school in the borough to compete for Richmond in the London Youth Games. It is a very welcoming group focusing on stroke improvement. Swimmers need to be able to swim a 25m length of the pool unaided. Term time only.

Activity details:

  • Dates: Tuesdays from 9 January to 26 March 2024 (no session on 13 February)
  • Time: 6 to 6.45pm
  • Age: 8 to 18 years
  • Venue: Teddington Pools and Fitness Centre, Vicarage Road, Teddington TW11 8EZ
  • Price: £55 per person for the term

Football

Supported by Kew Park Rangers (KPR), a local Charter Standard Community Club, footballers aged 8 to 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.

Activity details:

  • Dates: Saturdays from 6 January to 16 March 2024 (no session on 17 February)
  • Time: 11.15am to 12.15pm
  • Age: 8 to 16 years
  • Venue: Whitton Sports Sport and Fitness Centre, Percy Road, Whitton TW2 6JW
  • Price: £4 per person per session

Multi-sports

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.

Activity details:

  • Dates: Saturdays from 6 January to 16 March 2024 (no session on 17 February)
  • Time: 12.15 to 1.15pm
  • Age: 8+ years
  • Venue: Whitton Sports Sport and Fitness Centre, Percy Road, Whitton TW2 6JW
  • Price: £4 per person per session

Other activities (not currently running)

Wheelchair basketball

Supported by Richmond Knights Basketball Club, athletes aged 6-16 years learn how to play wheelchair basketball using fun games 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:

Canoeing

Canoeing sessions with Lensbury Watersports Centre. A great opportunity to try out a variety of different boats and enjoy freedom on the water. The sessions will restart after Easter 2024.

Activity details:

  • Age: 8+
  • Venue: Lensbury Water Sports Centre, Broom Water West, Teddington
  • Price: £15 per person per session

If you have any enquiries please contact rise@richmond.gov.uk.

Applications

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
Twickenham
TW1 3BZ

Telephone: 020 8831 6134
Email: rise@richmond.gov.uk

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

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