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Whatever your interest there is a range of sports and leisure pursuits to suit all ages. 


Arts and culture

Artsline is a disabled led charity which promotes access for disabled people to arts and entertainment venues around the country. Visit their website

Heart 'n' Soul offers creative opportunities in the arts to people with learning disabilities. The charity gives people the chance to join in with the arts, be part of their community and train and work as artists or with other arts professionals. Phone Heart 'n' Soul: 020 8694 1632 or visit their website.

London Theatre Guide provides details of audio described productions. Visit their website.

VocalEyes works with sight impaired people to enhance their engagement with the arts at venues across the UK. Phone VocalEyes: 020 7375 1043 or visit their website

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Children

Family Holiday Association provides grants for holidays to families on low incomes. The Family Holiday Association only accepts applications through referrals by a social worker, health professional, teacher etc and does not take calls directly from families. Phone Family Holiday Association: 020 7436 3304 or visit their website.

National Association of Toy and Leisure Libraries aims to create and support high quality play opportunities throughout the UK. Phone to find your nearest toy library: 020 7428 2288 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Holidays

RNIB have a section on their website about holidays for people with sight impairments including their own holiday homes for older people. Phone RNIB's helpline: 0303 123 9999 or visit the holiday section of RNIB's website.

Torch Trust is a Christian organisation which provides holidays and retreats for people with sight impairments visit their website.

Family Holiday Association provides grants for holidays to families on a low incomes. Phone Family Holiday Association: 020 7436 3304 or visit their website.

Options Holidays is a not-for-profit organisation running escorted traditional-style holidays for adults with learning disabilities. Phone Options Holidays: 01285 740491 or Visit their website.

Traveleyes offers holidays for sight impaired people and sighted companions to some of the most fascinating destinations in the world. Phone Traveleyes: 08448 040 221 or Visit their website.

Calvert Trust enables people with disabilities, together with their families and friends, to achieve their potential through outdoor adventure activities in the countryside. They have centres in Exmoor, Kielder and the Lake District. Phone Calvert Trust: 08448 040 221 or Visit their website.

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Leisure

Listening Books provides a postal and internet based audiobook library service to anyone who finds it difficult to read books in the usual way. Phone Listening Books: 020 7407 9417 or Visit their website.

Thrive is a national charity that has worked with gardeners who have sight impairments, and people who have a range of disabilities, for over 30 years. Phone Thrive: 0118 988 5688 or Visit their website.

British Computer Association of the Blind is a lively community of blind and partially sighted computer users offering training, discussion, networking and help to all its members. Members include people of all skill levels, interests and abilities. Visit their website.

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Sports

Blind and Visually Impaired Cricket in Kent. Cricket offers health benefits, a chance to compete on equal terms for blind and partially sighted people and offers a pathway to success. Contact Rob Comber at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who is planning to host a number of taster training sessions across the county. 

British Blind Sport helps sight impaired adults and children access and enjoy sport and recreational activities in the UK. Phone British Blind Sport: 01926 424247 or Visit their website.

Disability Sport Events organises sports events and opportunities for disabled people with all impairments. Phone Disability Sport Events: 0161 953 2499 or Visit their website.

English Blind Golf Association is a membership organisation which provides people with the facility to train and compete in the game of golf. Email English Blind Golf Association here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Visit their website.

VI-SA-GB is the Visually Impaired Sailing Association of Great Britain. A membership organisation, it aims to ensure that the world of Offshore Sailing and Blue Water Exploration is available to everyone. Visit VI-SA-GB's website.

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Web resources

RNIB offer information, professional advice and support about a wide range of leisure pursuits including sports, wellbeing, visual and performing arts, tourism and heritage activities.  They have factsheets on numerous subjects in printed, Braille or audio formats. Phone RNIB's helpline: 0303 123 9999 or Visit the leisure and culture section of RNIB's website.

Whitestick.co.uk is a website listing a comprehensive range of societies, clubs and information resources for people with sight impairments. Visit Whitestick.co.uk

Disclaimer
The information contained in this section of the website is for information purposes only. KAB does not endorse or recommend any of the products, services or organisations that are listed.

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