Rounders and Picnic
Bring your own picnic to relax and enjoy with the group after the rounders session or if the weather is wet or cold, retreat to the BEST café for a group lunch.
Disabled parking is available on-site at BEST.
Our Summer Sports Camps are all about fun and just having a go! All abilities welcome. On site at the Barn Elms Sports Trust (BEST), the camp is led by experienced coaches and a wide variety of sport and games are offered such as Football, Athletics, Tennis, Cricket, Netball, Rounders, Golf and Boccia. An opportunity to socialise and make freinds too, in a relaxed inclusive sporting environment. The BEST Café is open on site throughout the day.
The instructor(s) meet us at BEST where the Nordic Walking begins. The instructor(s) ensure that the pace and length of the walk is adjusted each time to meet the needs of the group and for new people joining.
On return there is an opportunity to meet up for some well earned refreshments at the BEST café.
When booking for the first time, you will also need to ‘Contact’ us to let us know your height. If you have mobility or coordination difficulties please let us know before booking as the walks may sometimes cover uneven surfaces, heathland and hidden pathways.
Walk / Ramble
We meet outside the OSO Arts Centre in Barnes and walk for about 45 minutes across Barnes Common, around Barnes Pond and back to the OSO again. Whenever possible, the pace and length of the walks are adjusted to meet the needs of the group each time and for new people joining. The route and location may vary from time to time.
On return there is an opportunity to meet up in the OSO café and enjoy some well earned refreshments.
The route is fully accessible and suitable for wheelchair users.
Each workshop will support and focus on each individual. Encouraging group work and special awareness is gained through active, fun routines using interactive resources and equipment.
These sessions are also suitable for people who are non-verbal. Emphasis is on just having fun and inclusion. These sessions can offer respite where parents/carers and keyworkers can ‘drop and go’. Ticket holders can book a 1:1 carer, at an additional fee to the standard ticket price. Select ‘Respite’ ticket at the time of booking.
These are fun, interactive Movie Jazz sessions. All the familiar movie theme songs will be played and everyone has a chance to join in using the shakers, percussion instruments and bongo drums.
You are welcome to sing along and dance too! There will be a facilitator/signer to help those who need a little extra support to get involved, to ensure everyone will be included and guaranteed a positive experience.
Please be advised that these sessions involve a fabulous live Jazz Band which can seem very loud and may not be suitable for people that are sensitive to high levels of noise. Ticket holders are welcome to bring ear defenders as required.
A relaxed and friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome to come along and join in. This club has exclusive use of the OSO and young people can dance the evening away to all the current tracks at our Disco, hang out in the ‘Chill Out’ zone on comfy sofas, chat and play games on the Wii. Alternatively get creative in the Art corner and make something to take home.
Everyone can also order and enjoy freshly made stone baked pizza and a drink with friends – all included in the ticket price! The OSO café will also be open serving delicious snacks and drinks for those who prefer to buy their own.
The Youth Club provides respite for parents, carers and keyworkers to ‘Drop and Go’ promoting independence and an opportunity for young people with disabilities to express themselves and socialise with people their own age in a fun relaxed environment.
To book this activity, please contact Richmond Mencap direct. Tel: 020 8744 1923
Come and join our Community Lunch at the OSO. Everyone can join in – ticket holders, musicians, staff and volunteers. Just tag it onto the end of your session or come early to socialise and enjoy a bite to eat before your session begins. There will be a relaxed, social and informal atmosphere and you can either bring along your own packed lunch or you can buy all sorts of tasty goodies from the wonderful OSO café on site.
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