disability sport at k2 crawley

Freedom Leisure, in partnership with Crawley Borough Council, provides and supports a range of disability activities at K2 Crawley.

It is our aim to ensure that opportunities are provided for people of all disabilities to be able to participate in sport. Click to find out about local and national Disability Sport Support Organisations.

The Local Offer website helps you find nearby services related to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), and tells you what you need to know to start using them. It also contains information about services relating to special educational needs, disabilities, education and more.

Short Breaks & Fun Days

Disability Fun Days return to Crawley this year at both Cherry Lane Adventure Playground and K2 Crawley. Come and take part in a range of activities. Cherry Lane Fun Days / K2 Crawley Fun Days

The cost is £12 per family, or £10 with a compass card (Please bring this with you). A half day option is also available. You can book in advance or turn up on the day.

Download a registration form and return it to: Disability Fun days, Crawley Wellbeing, K2 Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley RH11 7DX or you can scan your completed form and email it to: Sports Development

Please note, once your form has been received, a member of staff will contact you to confirm your place. Payment can be made over the phone prior to the event or can be taken on the day.

disability swimming lessons

Our swimming lessons are run in 5 week blocks by qualified and experienced teachers that aim to help children with disabilities learn to swim in a fun and safe environment or develop existing skills.

Wednesdays from 6.00-6.30pm - lessons take place in shallow water (1.2m), with just the swim teachers. 5+ years. Thursdays at 5.30-6.00pm - Lessons take place in shallow water (1.2m), and parents/carers are also welcome to join in. 5+ years

moving barriers

Moving Barriers caters for young people with disabilities between the ages of 6 – 25. It is run as a partnership between local agencies, including Crawley Borough Council, parents and local residents who themselves have disabilities. Taking place on a Friday evening between 6 – 7:30pm at K2 Crawley (in the main hall). This session offers a variety of sporting activities and team games with a fun, competitive element for those that wish to take part.

Fancy giving it a go? First session is FREE! - The cost of the session afterwards are just £2.50 payable on the day. No booking – just turn up and join in! We also run a variety of sports specific taster sessions and clubs, for more details please contact the Crawley Wellbeing Team.

crawley gateway club

The Crawley Gateway Club caters for people with learning and physical disabilities between the ages of 16 – 60. The club runs every Tuesday from 7 – 9pm and meets in the main hall at K2 Crawley. Activities include sport & physical exercise, board games, drawing, music and more. The cost is only £1 per week and this includes a drink and crisps, for further information please contact Phil Hayes on 01293 516703.

Flamingoes Swimming Club

Crawley Flamingoes is a swimming group for individuals aged 18+ with physical and learning disabilities. It has operated from Crawley Leisure Centre for over 40 years. Meeting on a Tuesday evening from 7:45pm to 8:45pm, it provides a regular session for people with physical and learning disabilities who wish to swim within a safe and secure environment.

The club chairman, Kevin Ford says: "the swimmers come along to the session to meet other people and enjoy the recreational and health benefits of going for a swim. The club is non-competitive so swimmers can develop their ability and their fitness completely at their own pace".

Anyone wishing to join the club can email Kevin Ford or call him on 07880 178706. You can also turn up at K2 Crawley on a Tuesday evening at 8pm to find out more about the club session. Find the Flamingoes swimming club on Facebook.

Disabled Sport Support Organisations

K2 Disability forum

The K2 Disability forum is made up of organisations, clubs and individuals who have a shared interest in providing and developing sports and leisure provisions at K2 Crawley (leisure centre) for disability users/groups.

The aim of the Forum is to provide networking and consultation opportunities for partnership working, addressing accessibility issues raised by disabled users and stakeholders, developing new service provisions and sourcing potential funding opportunities.

  • Act as a voice for disability sport and physical activity within Crawley
  • To raise awareness around sporting access for disabled people and disability training and encourage best practice
  • Working with partners and local sport providers to promote disability sports and leisure provisions
  • Establish an effective two way communication process between organisations facilitating and delivering sport and physical activity opportunities for disability users and, or groups in Crawley.
  • Striving to ensure that disability sport and activities are delivered to high standards and with professionalism.
  • Increase local capacity for the development of inclusive play, sport and leisure opportunities through the development of new projects, initiatives and facilities that focused on people with varying disabilities
  • Identify, secure and monitor funding to strengthen the infrastructure of disability sport within Crawley

For further details please contact Matt Laird (Crawley Wellbeing officer)


English Federation for Disability Sport - 'The United Voice for Disability Sport in the UK'

The EFDS is the national body responsible for developing sport for all disabled people in England. They work closely with the following National Disability Sports Organisations recognised by Sport England.

A Regional Manager for the South East is based at the Kent Sports Development Unit, please go to www.efds.co.uk for further details.

West Sussex Parents Forum

West Sussex Parents Forum exists to improve the quality of and access to information and services by giving a voice to, and representing, parents of children and young people in West Sussex who have learning difficulties and disabilities.

It is their aim to ensure that parents and carers are empowered and involved in making decisions about services that effect children and young people aged 0-25 in West Sussex.


DisabledGo provides online access guides in a great deal of detail on a huge range of venues. They cover any venue you would access as a member of the public – cinemas, hotels, hospitals, colleges, sports grounds, restaurants, council offices, parks, historic land marks, tourist attractions.

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