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Cinema Card

A national discount card scheme is available in almost every UK cinema. The Cinema Exhibitors' Association (CEA) Card entitles the holder to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema. To apply for the card a person must meet at least one of the following criteria:

Be in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or
Be registered as a blind person (Receipt of Attendance Allowance or Disabled Person's Railcard is no longer part of the criteria).

The card is valid for one year from the issue date and costs £5.50. Application forms are available at all participating cinemas, or from the Card Network website.

Website: http://www.ceacard.co.uk/ Textphone:  0800 988 8657


Girl Guides

Girlguiding UK is an inclusive organisation and we are committed to ensuring that our members with disabilities are able to enjoy the challenges and benefits guiding offers.

What do girls in guiding do?

Rainbows - age five to seven
Rainbows have fun! They play games, have parties and make things while developing life skills.

Brownies - age seven to ten
Brownies do it all! Their meetings are full of challenges, games and activities, usually ones that the Brownies have suggested themselves.

Guides - age ten to 14
Being a Guide encourages girls to develop by undertaking challenges and pushing the boundaries of their experience.

Senior Section - age 14 to 25
The Senior Section offers an exciting and flexible programme with a huge variety of challenges, activities and opportunities for personal development.
Enrol online at: -

Website: http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get_involved/enrol_your_daughter.aspx



The Scout Association offers everyday adventure and activity to almost 400,000 young people across the UK. Scouting is open to all young people aged 6 to 25 of every faith and background. There are five Sections:

· Beaver Scouts for 6 - 8 year olds
· Cub Scouts for 8 -10 ½ year olds
· Scouts for 10 ½  - 14 year olds
· Explorer Scouts for 14 -18 year olds
· Network for 18 - 25 year olds

Join online at: http://www.sthelensscouts.org.uk/index.html


Horse riding

Heybrook Equestrian Centre in Lowton provides horse riding for all ages and disablities. 
Qualified instructors.  Indoor and Outdoor arenas.

Slag Lane
Tel: 01942 261334
email: jennycullen@hotmail.co.uk      



Dunes Splash World also offers 'quiet nights' which have been developed for children and young people with an ASD diagnosis, their families and carers. These are available each month 6.30pm - 8.30pm.


If you require further information or would like to register a place for this night, please contact Positive Futures on: 0151 285 5449 or email pfinclusion@leisure.sefton.gov.uk.
Website: www.moveitsefton.co.uk/positivefutures  


The Plaza Cinema (Crosby) has created a staff friendly, disability and autism screening, which will give exclusive access with special lighting and reduced sound levels to make children and young people feel comfortable.

They have provided additional space around the seating area for children and young people to play and run around in and there is also a quiet area for people who would like to relax. Doors open 5.00pm - film starts approximately 5.30pm.

Crosby Road North
L22 0LD

If you would like to suggest a film for inclusion in the programme please email: Christine@plazacinema.org.uk or Richard.Potts@leisure.sefton.gov.uk



Prendoolys is a large children's indoor play centre, which includes astro slides, spiral slide, large sports court, a large toddler/baby area and unique open plan party rooms.

Open 7 days a week 9.30am to 6.30pm.
Food and drink is available all day. Entrance is £4.50 per child.

25 Queen Street
WA12 9AH
Contact: Karen Prendegast
Tel : 01925 299599


Visual impaired sporting activities group
Meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month at Lansbury Bridge School for a range of sporting activities.  Open to children on Visually Impaired Team caseload.