13 results for tag: Oxford

The Story Museum

The Story Museum is a most unusual museum located in the heart of Oxford. The Museum aims to enrich lives, especially young lives, through story, and was established to ensure that everyone can enjoy and benefit from engaging with great stories and create stories of their own in a place full of wit and wonder.

Our programme of events regularly includes Access Events including relaxed performances, sensory story SEN sessions and BSL interpreted performances. Visit our website to find out more about upcoming accessible events:



All of our spaces, including our galleries, café and gift and book shop, are fully accessible for wheelchair users. There are three lifts offering access to all floors. Accessible toilets are located on the ground and first floor of the building, with one space offering changing facilities and a shower. Read our access information here:


Sensory backpacks

Our sensory backpacks are designed to both calm and stimulate a child's journey through the Galleries so that you and your child can make the most of your visit. Just ask at the ticket desk on arrival and our team can loan them for the duration of your visit.

Telephone: 01865 807600 Address: 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP Contact email: [email protected]


OXSRAD (Oxford & District Sports and Recreation Association for the Disabled Ltd) is an inclusive centre that integrates people with disabilities through sport and recreation.

They offer a huge range of facilities and activities so that there is something for everyone.

Facilities include:

  • a gym (adapted for wheelchair users or those with physical difficulties)
  • a studio (for exercise classes, dance groups, meetings and more)
  • a sensory room
  • a spa bath (with disabled hoist)
  • a sports hall
  • a therapy room
  • a cafe and a bar

It is open daily, with specific classes and activities listed on this page: http://www.oxsrad.org/facilities

Website: www.oxsrad.org

Address: Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Marston, Oxford, OX3 0NQ

Phone: 01865 741336

Email: [email protected]

Oxford City Casuals Football Club

The Oxford City Casuals are a friendly and welcoming football club with enthusiastic coaches who are passionate about helping disabled children (aged 10 and over) and adults achieve their best.

They train on Sundays during term time at Oxford City Football Club (Marsh Lane, Marston Oxford OX3 0NQ). They meet at 9.45am at the club house and start playing at 10am. They finish around 11.30am.

Website: http://www.oxfordcityfc.co.uk/teams/1500

Contact: For further information contact Manager Mark Heelis at [email protected] or on 07714 756917

KEEN Oxford

KEEN provides social, sporting and recreational activities for children and adults with special needs. It is a registered charity and a joint organisation of Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University.

They run four regular, weekly sessions during Oxford University term times: AllSorts, Zig-Zag, KEEN Teens and GrEAT Social. GrEAT Sports, their newest session, runs all year round.

Website: www.keenoxford.org

Email: keen@keenoxford.org (for all general enquiries), great@keenoxford.org (for all GrEAT enquiries)


  • Office: 01865 264 173
  • Mobile: 07508 629 443

Where: Various locations in Oxford depending on the activity/session, for example St. Clements’ Family Centre on Cross Street, Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre, New College Sports Ground on St Cross Road.

Shadowlight Artists

The Shadowlight Artists are a unique collective of Oxfordshire based artists with learning disabilities. The group have had tremendous success with the showcasing of their work in mainstream galleries and at national & international festivals.

Website: www.filmoxford.org/shadowlight-artists

Facebook: www.facebook.com/shadowlightartists

YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/Shadowlightartists

Phone: 01865 792731

Email: office@filmoxford.org

Oxford and District Mencap

Oxford & District Mencap was founded in 1961 by parents of children with a wide range of learning disabilities. Activities which are run include:

  • The 7 O'Clock Club - a social club for adults with a learning disability.
  • Glasbury holidays - a six day outdoor activities course at Woodlands Glasbury on Wye, Powys, each July.
  • Hill End holidays in the Oxfordshire countryside. Oxford Mencap organises four weeks of summer holidays for people with learning disabilities. Around 15-20 campers attend each week together with similar numbers of volunteers.

Website: oxfordmencap.org

Contact: For contact details, see oxfordmencap.org/contact/


Farms offer a space where people can learn and develop in an outdoor, open environment. The Farm Inspiration Trust currently runs two programmes on FAI (Food Animal Initiative) Farms in Wytham, 5 miles from the centre of Oxford:

  • FarmAbility is a day service for adults with autism and learning disabilities
  • Outdoor Classroom provides educational visits to the farm for school children

Website: www.farminspirationtrust.org

Phone Number: 01865 245604

Email: [email protected]

Adress The Farm Inspiration Trust, The Field Station, Wytham, Oxford OX2 8QJ

Autism Family Support Oxfordshire

Autism Family Support Oxfordshire provides:

  • Support and Information for parents
  • Activities and workshops for children & young people on the autism spectrum, including youth groups in Oxford and Abingdon
  • Information, training, and consultation with professionals, including joint working and development

Website: www.afso.org.uk

Phone: 01844 338696

Email: See their Contact Us page

Address: Thomley Hall Centre, Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, HP18 9JZ

Style Acre

Style Acre supports adults with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire through supported living, providing day opportunities, work experience and volunteer opportunities.


Website: www.styleacre.org.uk

Phone: 01491 838760

Address: Evenlode House, Howbery Park, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, OX10 8BA

Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine is a charity which organises supported day activities and residential holidays for both young people and adults with learning disabilities. For children (aged 11-18) living in Oxfordshire they run an extensive programme in the school holidays. For adults (18+) they run residential holidays, work experience and training, and a weekly social club.

They have set up a social enterprise cafe in Oxford to provide training and employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities.

Yellow Submarine

Website: http://www.yellowsubmarine.org.uk

Phone: 01865 236119

Address: 12 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HH

Stingray Club

The Stingray Club is the only night club in Oxford run by and for people with learning disabilities.

It takes place at the Plush Lounge, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HU once a month from 7pm – 10.30pm.

My Life My Choice Logo

Website: http://mylifemychoice.org.uk/stingray/

Address: Plush Lounge, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HU

Phone: 01865 204214

Oxford My Life My Choice

Local self-advocacy group with monthly meetings in Blackbird Leys. For more details, visit their webpage!


Website: https://www.mylifemychoice.org.uk/resources/9

Phone Number: 01865 204214

Address: Wesley Memorial church, New Inn Hall St, Oxford OX1 2DH

Oxford Young People’s My Life My Choice Group

Self-advocacy group for younger people with monthly meetings in Oxford City Centre. For more details, visit their webpage!


Website: https://www.mylifemychoice.org.uk/resources/10

Phone Number: 01865 204214

Address: Wesley Memorial church, New Inn Hall St, Oxford OX1 2DH