Have you been enjoying this summer of sport so far? There is plenty of exciting sport to watch on TV from the Euros to Wimbledon and Olympics and will have Paralympics to look forward to. Did you see FA Disability Cup on BT Sport over the weekend 17th/18th July. Have any of these inspired you to get into a new activity or try something? 

We frequently get asked what sports and physical activities disabled people can take part in in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. So, to make sure everyone can enjoy this fantastic summer of sport we have put together our five top tips for you to get active and enjoy a sport of your choice. 

1. Join a club 

A great place to start your search is our Inclusive activity map, on this page there is also some other activity finders to help you in your quest to find something you enjoy! Can't find anything in your local area or the sport you are looking for? Speak to Rebecca Evans by email or call 07739 655062 to discuss and she might be able to help find something for you.  

2. Try a Taster Session or Festival 

Covid–19 is not over but some activities and one-off events are starting to appear in a Covid secure way. Check out Power2Inspire’s Inclusive Festivals, or how about Mixed Ability Rugby with Cambridge Rugby Club, inclusive footgolf at Milton or wheelchair tennis at City of Peterborough Tennis club, make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to hear news of upcoming events first. 

3. Virtual activity 

There is still plenty of virtual active options available, a handy option that makes attending sessions easier by cutting out travel time and distances! Check out our Stay Active pages for activities from our partners. 

 4. Get active with friends / family outdoors 

Go for a walk or play in the garden, have fun making new games up, being active does have to mean a formal sports session. Sense have a number of toolkits including ‘Making Sense of Mini Games’ which has loads of fun ideas and is an inclusive way to involve the whole family, what ever their age or skill level! Also check out ‘Making Walks Sensory’.  The Get Moving Cambridge team have mapped 2 sensory walks in Cambridge check them out through their Facebook page

 5. Look after your wellbeing 

Being active is one of the 5 ways to wellbeing, and all the above tips support this but don’t forget other ways to support your wellbeing – Connect, Take Notice, Learn and Give find out more here.