Cost of Living - free and low-cost sports and physical activities

Free and low-cost sports and physical activities in Camden

It is very important that we are all active and have access to physical activity opportunities to stay healthy throughout the year.

A free and low-cost physical activity guide has been created to help direct you to places and provide information of services within Camden where you can be active and exercise with your family and friends or even by yourself. 

Within the activity guide there are activities available for:

  • children and young people
  • families
  • older Adults
  • people with disabilities 
  • women and girls 
  • indoor and outdoor activities 

See Camden's free and low-cost sports and physical activity guide.


For further information about free and low cost activities please contact: Jerome.Brooks@camden.gov.uk

London Sport - Get Active

Get Active

An active lifestyle can improve mental health and wellbeing, tackle loneliness, and even help children perform better at school.

London Sport have created Get Active, an inclusive activity finder to help you access free and low-cost activities in your local area or from home.

How does it work?

Simply enter your postcode into the search box on the Get Active webpage to see the nearest activities in your area and for other useful resources. 

To start using Get Active and for more details visit London Sport Get Active.

Camden Sports Wiki - activity finder

Camden Sports Wiki - activity finder

The Camden Sports Wiki is a user-friendly and easy read website where you can find out about sports and other activities in and around Camden.

There are lots of different engaging and interactive sessions available such as swimming, cycling, football, rock climbing, athletics, table tennis, social clubs and much more.


To find out what else is on offer check out the Camden Sports Wiki

Monday activity timetable

Use our activity timetable to find out which disability activities take place on a Monday:

Time Venue  Provider  Session Cost Age  Contact details
7pm - 8pm

Talacre Community Sports Centre

Dalby Street, London, NW5 3AF

Camden Sports Development Team & GLL Monday Night Club is a multi sports club for disabled people of all abilities Free 16+ Camden@GLL.org
5:30pm - 8:30pm


Somers Town Youth centre. 134 Chalton Street, NW1 1QX

Integrated youth support service (IYSS)

The Count Me in Project supports young people with mild learning disabilities aged 13 - 25 years old to attend main stream sessions.

Young people engage in a range of activities which supports their personal and social development

Free 13 - 25 years old

Catherine.Andrews@camden.gov.uk

or Call 07827 859 417

Tuesday activity timetable

Use our activity timetable to find out which disability activities take place on a Tuesday:

Time Venue  Provider  Session Cost Age  Contact details

10am - 12pm

Harmood Children's Centre

KIDS

 

Drop in developmental session for pre-school children with SEND

Free

0 - 5 years old 

To find out more and check availability contact: 0207 431 4069

 

11am - 2pm

 

Talacre Community Sports Centre

Dalby Street, London, NW5 3AF

 

NWCinq

 

Dance and performance movement sessions for disabled people Free 18+ Marianne Rouvier-Angeli rouvierangeli@hotmail.com
 
2pm - 3:45pm

Talacre Community Sports Centre

Dalby Street, London, NW5 3AF

Camden Sports Development Team

Senior Sports Club -Table Tennis Session

For people aged 50+ for more information about the session email Ben.Dorsett@camden.gov.uk 

£2.50 50+ Ben.Dorsett@camden.gov.uk 
2pm - 3:45pm

Talacre Community Sports Centre

Dalby Street, London, NW5 3AF

MIND Badminton sessions for adults living with mental health Free 18+

Participants need to be referred from MIND to attend

To find out more contact:
healthymindscp@mindincamden.org.uk

7pm - 8pm

Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre 

4a Adelaide Road, London, NW3 3NF

Starfish Swimming Club Swimming sessions for disabled people of all abilities within learner swimming pool Free All ages To find out more information contact Michael Brennan: 02088 689 386

Wednesday activity timetable

Use our activity timetable to find out which disability activities take place on a Wednesday:

Time Venue  Provider  Session Cost Age  Contact details

1pm - 1:50pm

Kentish Town Sports Centre

Grafton Road, London, NW5 3DU

Better Leisure (GLL)

 

Inclusive open swimming sessions for adults with a disability

£2.50 with a Better Pay and Play membership

£7.20 for Non Better Members

18+

Camden@GLL.org

 

6pm - 7pm

Kentish Town Sports Centre

Grafton Road, London, NW5 3DU

 

Fleetwell Swimming Club

 

Swimming sessions for disabled people of all abilities within learner swimming pool

Adults - £5

Children - £3

All ages L.Stuart.555@btinternet.com or contact 07773267505 / 020 73723548
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Kentish Town Sports Centre

Grafton Road, London, NW5 3DU

Voluntary Halliwick group

Welcoming families & swimmers to increase confidence in water.

Adults - £5

Children - £3

All ages L.Stuart.555@btinternet.com or contact 07773267505 / 020 73723548
7pm - 9:30pm

Centre 404

404 Camden Road, London, N7 0SJ

Centre 404

Warm & Welcome Wednesdays

Drop in social club session for young people with learning disabilities

From £5 per session 18+ To find out more contact: general@centre404.org.uk or 020 7607 8762

Thursday activity timetable

Use our activity timetable to find out which disability activities take place on a Thursday:

Time Venue  Provider  Session Cost Age  Contact details

 

11:30am-1:30pm

 

Pancras Square
Leisure

5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

 

Better Leisure (GLL)

 

This is a gym session for adults with physical impairment disabilities led by qualified instructors

Free

with a Better Pre-paid membership
18+ Camden@GLL.org
5pm - 6pm

Parliament Hill Athletic Tracks

NW3 2JP

Highgate Harriers

Athletics sessions for young people and adults with SEND.

For disabled people able to follow instructions, work independently and have an understanding of athletics

Free 12+ Anthony_Sport@hotmail.com
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Somers Town Youth centre. 134 Chalton Street, NW1 1QX

Integrated youth support service (IYSS)

The Count Me in Project supports young people with mild learning disabilities aged 13 - 25 years old to attend main stream sessions.

Young people engage in a range of activities which supports their personal and social development

Free 13 - 25 years old

Catherine.Andrews@camden.gov.uk

or Call 07827 859 417

Friday activity timetable

Use our activity timetable to find out which disability activities take place on a Friday:

Time Venue  Provider  Session Cost Age  Contact details
12pm - 1pm

Talacre Community Sports Centre

Dalby Street, London, NW5 3AF

Better Leisure (GLL) & Camden Sports Development Team

Move It

Multi-sport session for support workers and disabled adults of all abilities. Trampolining, basketball, table tennis and target sports

Support workers provide one to one support to help user engage in activities

Free 18+ Camden@GLL.org
1:30pm-3:30pm

Pancras Square
Leisure

5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

Better Leisure (GLL) This is a gym session for adults with physical impairment disabilities led by qualified instructors Free

with a Better Pre-paid membership
18+ Camden@GLL.org
7pm - 8pm

Kentish Town Sports Centre

Grafton Road, London, NW5 3DU

Better Leisure (GLL)

Accessible Swim Session

Swim session for disabled people

£2.50 with a Better Pay and Play membership

£7.20 for Non Better Members

Adults & Children with disability

(Parent or carer required to assist child in swimming pool)

Camden@GLL.org
7pm - 9:30pm

Centre 404

404 Camden Road, London, N7 0SJ

Centre 404

Friday Night Social

Drop social club and disco for anyone with a learning disability

First session Free.

£3.50 thereafter

16+ To find out more contact: general@centre404.org.uk or 020 7607 8762
Various days Various locations London Special Sports Association Sessions for disabled people and people living with mental health in North London Free 16+ For more information contact info@lss.org

Saturday activity timetable

Use our activity timetable to find out which disability activities take place on a Saturday:

Time Venue  Provider  Session Cost Age  Contact details

 

Various Times

Various locations around Hampstead

iCan Dance

 

Dance and movement session for disabled people

Costs vary depending on sessions and activity

4 - 25 years old

To find out more contact: info@icandance.org.uk or 020 8444 1707

 

 

11pm - 2pm

 

Market Road Football Pitches

N7 9PL

 

Camden & Islington Youth Football League

Football sessions for young people with SEND that wish to take part in regular football activity

£5 8 - 16 years old

Karen Green

greener106@btinternet.com

 

12pm - 4pm

Finsbury Park

Hornsey Gate, Endymion Road, London, N4 4LX

Pedal Power

Adapted Bike

Drop in sessions for disabled people of all abilities

Free All ages

Meet instructors at basketball courts or athletic track

To find out more contact: info@pedalpowercc.org or 02088 097 718

12pm - 2pm

Regents Park Inner Circle, NW1 4NU
(Chester Road)

Camden Sports Development Team

Adapted Bike

Drop in sessions for disabled people of all abilities

Free All ages Ben.Dorsett@camden.gov.uk

 

1pm - 3pm

Talacre Community Sports Centre

Dalby Street, London, NW5 3AF

Camden Sports Development Team

Camden DFC

Adult disability football team. Session open to all abilities that want to play competitive matches against teams across London

Free 16+ Ben.Dorsett@camden.gov.uk

 

2:45pm - 3:30pm

Talacre Community Sports Centre

Dalby Street, London, NW5 3AF

Camden Gymnastics Club

Structured beginner class gymnastic sessions for disabled children

Disabled children that have experience attending gymnastic classes and cope well with structured activities

TBC 5 - 11 years old To find out more information contact: gymteam@camden.gov.uk
3pm - 4pm 

Pancras Square
Leisure

5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

Better Leisure (GLL) Inclusive open swimming sessions for adults with a disability Free

with a Better Pre-paid membership
18+ Camden@GLL.org
3:30pm - 4:15pm

Talacre Community Sports Centre

Dalby Street, London, NW5 3AF

Camden Gymnastics Club

Structured beginner class gymnastic sessions for disabled children

Disabled children that have experience attending gymnastic classes and cope well with structured activities

TBC 5 - 11 years old To find out more information contact: gymteam@camden.gov.uk
4pm - 5pm

Handyside Sports Pitch

3 Canal Reach, London N1C 4BA

Safehaven Basketball Club

Basketball sessions for disabled people of all abilities led by qualified coaches.

Opportunity to participate in fun activities and also compete with team across London

First session Free

£4 thereafter

16+ To find out more contact: emmacolverd@safehavenbasketball.co.uk
10:45am - 3:15pm Fortune Green and Fairfield Play Centre PACE
Get Active

Participants must be referred by Camden Short Breaks

Drop in sport and physical activity sessions for young people with SEND of all abilities

12- 18 years Free For more information and contact details visit PACE website or email FGplay@paceforall.org.com

Short Breaks places are provided through social care referral.
Call 020 7183 5120 for more information

Sunday activity timetable

Use our activity timetable to find out which disability activities take place on a Sunday:

Time Venue  Provider  Session Cost Age  Contact details
10am - 11am Royal Free Recreation Centre, Fleet Road, Hampstead, NW3 2QG STEP Football

Inclusive Football Sessions

Football sessions for adults with disabilities of all abilities

Free 16+ STEPfootball@hotmail.com
11am - 12:30pm

Acland Burghley School

93 Burghley Road, London, NW5 1UJ

Keen London Sport and activity sessions for children and young people with disabilities TBC 5 - 12 years old

To register visit Keen London

For more information contact info@keenlondon.org

2pm - 4pm

Market Road Football Pitches

Market Road, London, N7 9PL

North London Special League Opportunity to play competitive football matches on a regular basis around London. Monthly events for all abilities   Free 16+ Ben.Dorsett@camden.gov.uk
2pm - 3:30pm

Acland Burghley School

93 Burghley Road, London, NW5 1UJ

Keen London Sport and activity sessions for children and young people with disabilities TBC 13 - 25 years old

To register visit Keen London

For more information contact info@keenlondon.org

2pm - 5pm

Resources for Autism

858 Finchley Road, NW11 6AB

Resources for Autism Drop in sessions for young people and families that support children and young people with autism and families TBC Ages TBC For more information and details of how to join visit  Resources for Autism or call 020 8458 3259

7 days a week session

9am - 6pm

Maha Devi Yoga Centre

12 Eden Grove (off Holloway Road), London, N7 8EQ

Maha Devi Yoga Centre

Family Yoga Sessions for disabled people of all ages

All ages and abilities Various prices available info@mahadevicentre.com

Local Offer

Every local authority has to publish information in one place which shows the support available in the Local Offer. This is for children and young people 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Visit Camden's Local Offer website. 

The Local Offer is more than a directory of services. It also provides support and advice to young people with SEND and their families. The Local Offer should be your first step when looking for information and includes services across the local area. 

It  includes information about education, health and care services, leisure activities and support groups. It also provides details about access to services, who can access them, how decisions are made and who makes them. 

We encourage and welcome feedback about the Local Offer. You can email localoffer@camden.gov.uk to let us know what you think about the website and the services that are available.  

We Can Move

We Can Move

Is a place where you can find inspiring stories about how your Camden residents like you, are moving more. Locate all the activities and places to be active close to you with We Can Move.

Visit We Can Move webpage

Special Olympics Great Britain


Special Olympics Great Britain (GB) is a non-profit organisation and largest provider of year-round sports training and athletic competition in summer and winter sports for children and adults of ALL abilities with intellectual disabilities also known as learning disabilities. 

With a competition pathway designed to nurture and progress athletes from local competitions through to accessing elite level competitions, the focus at Special Olympics GB is on ability not disability and providing opportunities for athletes to compete with others at similar levels both at home in Great Britain and abroad.   

Special Olympics operate across Scotland, England and Wales and currently have a network of 95 all ability, inclusive sports accredited programmes and delivery partners. They offer 27 different sports from ice-skating and skiing to football, boccia and judo to name just a few.  All of which is delivered by an amazing team of over 3,500 volunteers who support more than 6,500 athletes in a safe and nurturing environment.  

Special Olympics GB is so much more than just a sport organisation – we genuinely transform lives.  Through sport Special Olympics provide opportunities for athletes to make friends, learn social skills, feel part of a community, increase confidence and self-esteem, realise potential, develop physical fitness and mental well-being, demonstrate courage and experience joy and pride. And above all, for both athletes and their families – to have some FUN!

Special Olympics GB is part of the global Special Olympics International organisation which is the largest disability sports organisation in the world. As a global movement Special Olympics reaches 5.7 million athletes across 200 countries.  Together we want to inspire real change by raising awareness of intellectual disability, ending discrimination, and building an inclusive world for all. 
 

Special Olympics in Camden 

To know more about Special Olympics in Camden please visit Special Olympics Camden or email Tom Coughlan: Tom@lisahub.org.uk