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Finding leisure activities for people with disabilities

Find out how to identify the right leisure activities for you or the person under your care.

Finding leisure activities for people with disabilities

Find out how to identify the right leisure activities for you or the person under your care.

Australia has many accessible leisure activities available for people with disabilities, from adaptive sports to recreational activities. 

Finding suitable leisure activities and sports that suit you or the person under your care depends on your interests. Sometimes, you may need to try different activities before finding one that speaks to you.

Leisure activities are a great way to learn new skills, meet new people and keep yourself mentally and physically active.

accessible leisure activities

Australia has many accessible leisure activities available for people with disabilities, from adaptive sports to recreational activities. 

Finding suitable leisure activities and sports that suit you or the person under your care depends on your interests. Sometimes, you may need to try different activities before finding one that speaks to you.

Leisure activities are a great way to learn new skills, meet new people and keep yourself mentally and physically active.

accessible leisure activities

Finding leisure activities for people with disabilities

disability-friendly

Here are a few ways you can find leisure activities that are right for you or the person under your care:

  • Use social media platforms, like Facebook or online forums, to connect with other individuals with disabilities and their families. For example, you could ask them for recommendations for accessible leisure activities. 

  • Try searching for facilities that house accessible leisure activities using keywords like “disability-friendly”.

 

  • Find sports accessible for people with disabilities by visiting the Paralympics Australia website and use their “Select-a-sport” tool.

Leisure activities for you to try

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is a very relaxing activity, and it can help strengthen your muscles. In addition, some individuals with physical disabilities suffer from chronic pain; being in the water may help them to reduce stress on their bodies, bringing relief to pain.

Music therapy

Music therapy

Enjoying singing, writing, and listening to music with others or yourself can help you relax and flex your creativity.

Adaptive finishing

Adaptive finishing

Fishing has quickly become a prevalent activity among people with disabilities. You or the person under your care can now fish like pros thanks to special finishing equipment made to be used easily by individuals with disabilities.

Wheelchair basketball

Wheelchair basketball

The rules are the same as that of traditional basketball, but with a few changes to include the use of wheelchairs. This game is a good choice for people with physical disabilities who can’t play regular basketball.

Leisure activities for you to try

These are a few leisure activities that you and the person under your care may enjoy:

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is a very relaxing activity, and it can help strengthen your muscles. In addition, some individuals with physical disabilities suffer from chronic pain; being in the water may help them to reduce stress on their bodies, bringing relief to pain.

Music therapy

Music therapy

Enjoying singing, writing, and listening to music with others or yourself can help you relax and flex your creativity.

Adaptive finishing

Adaptive finishing

Fishing has quickly become a prevalent activity among people with disabilities. You or the person under your care can now fish like pros thanks to special finishing equipment made to be used easily by individuals with disabilities.

Wheelchair basketball

Wheelchair basketball

The rules are the same as that of traditional basketball, but with a few changes to include the use of wheelchairs. This game is a good choice for people with physical disabilities who can’t play regular basketball.

Shine Social and Communities—we can help you live your best life

At Shine SC, we have helped many individuals with disabilities in Australia and the UK by enriching their lives with a solution-focused, holistic, and person-centred approach.

We offer our beneficiaries the opportunity to participate in leisure activities through our fun and exciting Saturday programmes and holiday camps. Our goal is to help you or the person under your care enjoy life to the fullest.

What our beneficiaries say

I like the Saturday program because I get to meet new people and make new friends. I like the activities that we get to do.

Kristian L

I like it when you go on the group. It gives me something to do , I like meeting people and I like the activities.

 

Calen

I love the Saturday group and I love being with everyone.

 

Keely

Great instructor, great technique and teaching style, I feel so good after my surfing session like my mind is clear and I can do this.

Kris

What our customers say

I like the Saturday program because I get to meet new people and make new friends. I like the activities that we get to do.

Kristian L

I like it when you go on the group. It gives me something to do , I like meeting people and I like the activities.

 

Calen

I love the Saturday group and I love being with everyone.

 

Keely

Great instructor, great technique and teaching style, I feel so good after my surfing session like my mind is clear and I can do this.

Kris

FAQs

What kinds of outdoor activities can I experience with Shine?
  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Surfing

  • Bonfires

  • Paddle Boarding

  • Day Spas

  • Theme Parks

  • Camping

  • Disco's

Can leisure activities be a mood booster?

Yes, they can. Taking part in leisure activities can give people with disabilities a feeling of freedom and empowerment, which may uplift their moods.

Are there adaptive sports and recreational activities for children with disabilities?

Yes, The above listed are adaptive activities suitable for people of all ages.

Get in touch with us to learn more about leisure activities for people with disabilities.


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