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Leisure activities

A range of Leisure services and activities are available in Croydon. These can be found in the Leisure and Culture section of Croydon Council’s website (external link).

You can also find details of organisations in the Local Offer directory, within the Leisure, activities and sports section.

Information about the Croydon disability youth project can be found in the drop down below, this includes detailed information on summer schemes (available via the download area on this page). Forest fun sessions and weekly events which can be found in the Disability youth project activities leaflet 2019 which can be downloaded on your right as well within the what’s on calendar.

The website DisabledGo (external link) is developed by disabled people for disabled people and provides you with details of accessibility including accessible toilets. Providing you with more independence and choice.

Leisure Centres

All of Croydon's leisure centres (external link) are accessible, with accessible toilets, changing areas, lockers and parking.

All swimming pools have a hoist and offer disabled swimming sessions. There is a range of accessible activities on offer. There are discounted rates for all leisure centre activities for people with disabilities. If a disabled person needs a carer with them in order to access leisure centre services, the carer is entitled to free entry. 

These concessions only apply to Croydon residents, and proof of disability will be required in both instances.

Children's Centres

You can find the list of children’s centres on Croydon Council’s Best Start website (external link). 

The centres offer a range of fun activities, such as messy play, storytelling, singing and music that you and your children can enjoy together.

Some children's centres run 'stay and play' sessions which are just for children with special needs. 


Croydon Council's libraries (external link) offer a great range of resources for people of all ages. Children can have a library ticket from birth.

There are a range of activities for under-fives as well as older children and adults. 

Parks and open spaces

Croydon has many parks and open spaces.

You can find more information on the parks and open spaces by area section of Croydon Council’s website (external link).

Alternatively, you can find more information via the A-Z of parks section of Croydon Council’s website (external link).

Some of the Croydon's playgrounds (external link) within parks have equipment designed for integrated play.

Grange Park and South Norwood Lake and grounds playgrounds are both PiPA accredited.

PiPA is the government endorsed accreditation of an inclusive playground. You can find more information on PiPA and inclusive play via the Inclusive Play website (external link).

Disability youth project

Summer schemes

Croydon Council’s Disability Youth Project runs a series of summer schemes for young people with SEN, autism and additional needs between the ages of 8-25 years old.

All schemes are based at Waddon Youth Centre, 85 Waddon Way, Croydon, CR0 4HY.

For further details of all summer schemes please download information located on the right of this page:

How to get in touch


The Croydon Sports Development Team (external link) promotes and develops sporting, recreational and physical activities for local young people, including those with disabilities.

Croydon also provide RAP sports courses (external link). These courses are for children and young people aged 5 – 25 years, with disabilities and additional needs.

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