Leisure and Things to Do 

Participating in society, including having friends and supportive relationships, and participating in, and contributing to, the local community. 

Don't forget to look at the Post-16 Leisure pages of the Local Offer. 

SIASS Youth Chat Facebook Group

If you are 16-25 years old, live in Sutton, and have a Special Education Need or Disability, join the SIASS Facebook Group. You'll get to ask questions of SIASS staff, gain advice and support, and learn where to go for the information you need as a young person with SEND. Find out more about this by visiting the SIASS website.

Leisure Time

The Council’s leisure centres, operated by Everyone Active, provide a range of disability specific as well as inclusive activities which can be found on their website. All gyms have Inclusive Fitness Initiative equipment available including Total Access equipment which is accessible to people with a physical disability that cannot transfer from their wheelchair.

All leisure centres have accessible toilet facilities. Westcroft Leisure Centre has a Changing Places included in the changing village,  The Phoenix Centre has an accessible toilet and shower room area with ceiling track hoist available in the reception area and Cheam Leisure Centre has a toilet and shower room with ceiling track hoist located in the mixed change area. All of these are accessible via a Radar Key which can be purchased for a small charge. Learn more about Radar Keys from Disability Rights UK. 

Sutton benefits from having 4 main leisure centres which are maintained by Sports Leisure Management Ltd (SLM) under the 'Everyone Active' brand.

Cheam Leisure Centre - Malden Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM3 8EP

David Weir Leisure Centre - Middleton Road, Carshalton, SM5 1SL

The Phoenix Centre - Mollison Drive, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 9NZ (this includes the Youth Zone - The Youth Zone at the Phoenix Centre)

Westcroft Leisure Centre - Westcroft Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2TG

Libraries

There are 8 libraries in Sutton dotted around the borough. See the full list of libraries and how to become a member. Full accessibility arrangements for each library is listed under each library site and staff will be pleased to advise you before your visit. All of our libraries are accessible by wheelchair users. Sutton Central Library and Cheam Library have induction loops. All our libraries stock a selection of large print books and talking books. Guide dogs are also welcome in all libraries.

Libraries in Sutton are committed to extending and improving access to their services and support the Hidden Disability sunflower scheme. Learn more about the Hidden Disability sunflower in Sutton. 

Things to Do  

Heart n Soul is an award-winning creative arts company and charity. We believe in the power and talents of people with learning disabilities, providing opportunities for people to discover, develop and share this power and talent as widely as possible. We also have a lot of fun! Find out what's on with Heart n Soul. 

Girls Win uses sport to help young women with a disability (ages 16 -25) set short, medium and long-term goals. It empowers young women to think more positively about their future, how goal setting can develop their propects for the future and engages young women in activities that keep the body and healthy to adopt a growth mind-set. Find out more about Girls Win. 

Club Soda is a group of adults with learning disabilities and we are creating exciting social and creative opportunities in Croydon. Find out more about Club Soda. 

Inclusive Online Activities run online interactive sessions covering lots of different activities. Our focus is to have fun and a good time! The sessions cover a variety of interests including art, dance, music, signing songs, and cooking! Find out more about Inclusive Online Activities. 

Gig Buddies matches adults with learning disabilities to volunteers who have similar interests, to go to events togther thay they both love. Find out more about Gig Buddies Croydon.    

Keen2Go has a diverse programme of events and activities for young people with autism and learning disabilities in the London Borough of Sutton. There is a fee for Keen2Go. Find out more about Keen2Go.

London Futures is an award winning employability programme that engages young Londoners aged 18-30 with a disability, helping them transition into work, education or training through sport and personalised career development. Find out more about London Futures. They are starting from 13 September 2022. Tuesdays (term time) @ 4.30pm - 6.30pm  Address: The Change Foundation, The Cricket Centre, Plough lane, Wallington, SM6 8JQ.  Contact: RYANJONES@CHANGEFDN.ORG.UK or call 07824 589 517

Park Runs are a chance to join a 5km run every Saturday. Read more about Park Runs on our main Leisure pages. 

Sports Buddy Sutton matches a volunteer 'buddy' with over-18s with a mild to moderate disability. The buddy will support you with taking part in sports and physical activities. Read more and download a flyer.

Whitehall Historic House Museum, Cheam. For visitors with Special Education Needs and Disabilities and their families and carers, Whitehall Historic House is open outside of regular hours on special ‘quiet days’. Enjoy the museum at your own pace, free from the general public. Booking is essential. Learn more about quiet days at Whitehall. 

Local parks  

Sutton has many lovely parks and green spaces that are well-maintained; support good public health, local culture, social activities and biodiversity.  Information on facilities and opening times can be found on our Sutton Council website.