Other Recreation & Social

Find out here about leisure and recreational activities that fall outside of the arts or sports and fitness.

 


Useful Information

bray.ie website

Info on things to see and do in Bray.

 

greystones.ie website

Info on things to see and do in Greystones.

 

Active Retirement Ireland website

Find out about local Active Retirement Associations and the recreational and social activities they offer.

 

All Trails: accessible trails in Ireland

 

Beyond the Trees Avondale: wheelchair-accessible Treetop Walk and Viewing Tower high up in the tree canopy. Changing Places toilet facility. 

 

Bray & Greystones Chess Club

 

CASA – Caring & Sharing Association

Social activities for people with disabilities.

 

Festina Lente Equestrian Centre

Private riding lessons; therapeutic riding and learning programmes for children and adults with disabilities and learning difficulties.

 

Greystones Sensory Garden

Sensory garden in Burnaby Park, Greystones, developed by Greystones Tidy Towns and Wicklow Triple A Alliance.

 

Lakers Sports and Recreational Club

Sports and social activities for adults and children with intellectual disabilities.

 

Lough Ree Access for All Boat Trips – not in Wicklow but great for a day trip out!

 

Men’s Sheds website

For information on local Men’s Sheds – there is a Men’s Shed in Greystones and a Men’s and Women’s Shed in Bray. 

 

Open Spectrum

Parent-run activities club for children and teens on the autistic spectrum – based in South Dublin.

 

Bray Area Partnership Social Prescribing Well-being service

Free one-to-one support to help you identify activities of interest in your own community that can benefit your health and well-being. 

 

Accessible beaches

Bray beach south has an accessible walkway during the summer months.

Beach wheelchair Brittas Bay

Greystones South Beach has an access mat.

 

Accessible playgrounds

Greystones South Beach accessible playground

 

 


Recreation & Social News

Poster for Wicklow Triple A Alliance Bowling Club

Wicklow Triple A Bowling Club

January 25, 2023Wicklow Triple A Alliance are running a Bowling Club for Neurodiverse Youth on the first and third Monday of the month, from 7-8pm in these venues: Bray Bowl for Teens…... Read More
Bray Lakers Hockey classes poster

Bray Lakers free hockey classes

January 25, 2023Bray Lakers and Bray Hockey Club are running a free four-week programme for players with intellectual disabilities aged 10 and over, starting on 19th February 2023. The classes will run…... Read More
Purple poster with Large letter F and words First Fortnight Mental Health Arts & Culture Festival 6th-15th January 2023.

First Fortnight Festival 2023

January 10, 2023The First Fortnight Mental Health Art & Culture Festival runs from 6th-15th January 2023, with lots of events across art forms such as poetry, music, textile art and theatre.  Find…... Read More
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Active Healthy Me programme

December 12, 2022A new programme called ‘Active Healthy Me’ provides information for people with disabilities on the importance and benefits of being physically active, how to live a healthy lifestyle and the…... Read More
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New Accessible Toolkit for Sports Clubs

November 24, 2022Does your sports club need support and guidance on how to become more inclusive? CARA Sport Inclusion Ireland have launched an Xcessible Club Toolkit for sports clubs. The toolkit is…... Read More
Poster with words Engaging Young People with Physical Disabilities in Youth Work and information on event date, time and venue.

Engaging Young People with Physical Disabilities in Youth Work

November 14, 2022Youth Work Ireland’s next Youth Work Symposium on 30th November will focus on youth work with young people with physical disabilities. It’ll provide a space to hear from young people…... Read More
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Vision Sports Awareness Training

November 9, 2022Online workshop on 22nd November from 7-8pm. Vision Sports Awareness Training is designed to educate coaches, volunteers and teachers on vision impairment and how small adaptations to sport and physical…... Read More
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Festina Lente Monthly Market

September 21, 2022Festina Lente’s September Market in on the 24th September 2022. Get in early to get your bits & bobs. There will be a great mix of everything from plants to…... Read More
Lakers Guided Walks poster

Lakers Guided Walks in Glendalough

September 21, 2022Lakers Social and Recreational Club’s Glendalough guided walks are back on the 16th of October! Join them on one of their three walks around the beautiful landscape of Glendalough. All…... Read More
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Wicklow Triple A Alliance Autumn Calendar of Events

September 21, 2022Wicklow Triple A Alliance has a jam-packed series of autum events – from clubs and classes to trips and events.  Find out more at this link.
Wicklow LSP Cycling Classes poster

Cycling classes for children with a disability

September 15, 2022Wicklow Local Sports Partnership are offering a 6-week cycling course for children, starting in Bray on 20th September 2022. Priority for bookings will be given to children with a disability…... Read More
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No Magic Pill play

August 22, 2022This play is the (mostly) true story of Martin Naughton AKA Michael Collins in a wheelchair. Martin is an agitator. A disruptor. A seeker of justice and planter of (truth)…... Read More
Neuro Pride poster

NeuroPride 2022 Festival

August 4, 2022Neuro Pride Festival takes place online via Zoom from 4th-8th August 2022, with a wide range of events.  Neuro Pride Ireland is a volunteer-led grassroots DPO (Disabled Persons’ Organisation) founded…... Read More
Gaelic Games ISL Project poster

Gaelic Games #signmeup ISL Initiative

August 4, 2022An Tochar GAA Club Wicklow, Irish Deaf Society, Wicklow Sports and Recreation Partnership, The GAA, The Camogie Association, The Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) and Wicklow GAA Health & Wellbeing Committee, have launched…... Read More
Lakers Roundwood Reservoir Run poster

Lakers Roundwood Run

June 9, 2022Would you like to do a 10k run in beautiful Roundwood Reservoir and raise money for Lakers? The Lakers Roundwood Reservoir 10k Run is now open for registration. The registration…... Read More
ASD Teens Bray Sailing Club poster

Taster ASD sailing sessions

May 30, 2022Taster sailing sessions for ASD teens are being run in Bray this June by Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership and Bray Sailing Club, part-funded by Tusla. The sessions are for…... Read More
Ablefest poster

Ablefest 2022

March 23, 2022Ablefest inclusive music and arts festival. Sunday 12th June 2022 at Causey in Co. Meath from 1-5pm (gates 12pm). Tickets €15.00 (includes free entry for one carer with valid ID)…... Read More
Triple A girls club poster

Triple A new Girl’s Club & Men’s Group

March 7, 2022Triple A Wicklow has two new social groups: a Girl’s Club and a Men’s Group. Girl’s Group for neurodiverse members who identify as female social activities and events to support…... Read More
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Inclusive online dance classes for children & teens

March 7, 2022Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership are offering Inclusive Online Dance Classes for children and teens with a physical and intellectual disability – starting on 7th March 2022.   Classes with…... Read More
Connecting Artists 2022 Open Call flyer

Connecting Artists 2022

January 11, 2022Connecting Artists 2022 is looking for 10 Visual Artists from all over Ireland who live with an intellectual disability. Have you ever dreamed of being part of a national Art…... Read More
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DADA Coffee Morning #IDPWD21

December 1, 2021DADA are hosting a coffee morning on Saturday 4th December at 11.30am in honour of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. If you are a disabled person working or training…... Read More
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Christmas at Festina Lente!

November 17, 2021Festina Lente has great gift ideas and activities coming up – a great way to support this brilliant local community group.   Festina Lente 2022 Calendars – each month has…... Read More
Arts & Disability Connect Scheme flyer

Arts & Disability Connect funding

October 11, 2021Arts and Disability Connect includes New Work, Research and Development, Mentoring and Training awards for individual artists with disabilities.  The Arts and Disability Connect scheme is designed to support artists…... Read More
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Wicklow Sport Ability Forum

July 27, 2021Calling all Inclusive Sports Clubs and Disability Physical Activity Groups! Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership is looking to bring a group of like minded people together (only four meetings a…... Read More
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Lakers Summer 2021 Programme

July 27, 2021Lakers summer 2021 programme runs from Monday 3rd to 28th of August and has a huge range of activities. You can see the full timetable at www.lakers.ie All activities will…... Read More
Triple A Zoom Closed Sessions

Additional Needs Closed Sessions at Zoom Adventure Play

June 18, 2021Wicklow Triple A is offering Additional Needs Closed sessions at Zoom Adventure Play in Greystones every Monday from 4-6pm, starting on 12th July.  Pre-booking and payment is essential (to control…... Read More
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Leinster Rugby Inclusion Camps

June 1, 2021The Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Inclusion Camps provide children with all disabilities aged between eight and 12, with a fun-filled three days of rugby during the summer holidays. The…... Read More
Triple A poster Sensory Garden

Greystones Sensory Garden Sponsor Raffle

May 18, 2021Wicklow Triple A Alliance and Wicklow Inclusive Communities invite you to join them via Greystones Tidy Towns Facebook Live, for their Sponsor Raffle for Greystones Sensory Garden, at 1pm on…... Read More
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Free Tai Chi with Cairdeas

April 24, 2021Cairdeas clubhouse, a HSE mental health service based in Bray, are offering FREE access to their live online Tai Chi sessions every Tuesday at 1030am to all services and service…... Read More
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Sport Ireland survey on diversity and inclusion in sport

April 22, 2021Sport Ireland is developing a policy to complement the ongoing work of promoting diversity and inclusion in sport. Whether you are involved in sport or not, they’d like you to…... Read More
Lakers spring draw poster

Lakers seeking raffle prize donations

April 22, 2021Lakers Spring Raffle takes place at 11.00am on Thursday 29th April 2021.  PRIZES NEEDED: Lakers is still looking for prizes and hamper fillers as they want to have as many…... Read More
Art and Disability Connect Award info session flyer

Arts and Disability award scheme info session

April 21, 2021Are you an artist with a disability? Are you considering applying for funding via the Arts and Disability Connect Scheme? Info Clinic on Tuesday 27 April from 11:00 am –…... Read More
Arts and Disability Awards poster

Arts and Disability Connect awards scheme

April 13, 2021Arts and Disability Connect round one is now open! The Arts and Disability Connect scheme is designed to support individual artists with disabilities to be ambitious, to develop their practice…... Read More
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Ceol 21

March 24, 2021If you identify as a disabled person be loud and proud – ILMI wants you to be part of their zoom virtual audience for Ceol 21 at 8pm on 30th…... Read More
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Vision Sports Ireland classes

March 4, 2021Vision Sports Ireland supported by Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership are delighted to continue to increase the range of online physical activity classes available to adults who are blind and…... Read More
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Healthy Ireland fitness classes for adults with a disability

February 12, 2021As part of the Healthy Ireland National Campaign to Keep Well, Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership is running free, inclusive classes for adults with a disability for four weeks starting…... Read More
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Freezin’ for a Reason!

November 27, 2020Special Olympics Ireland want you to get Freezin’ for a Reason this December 14-20 and take part in their Virtual Christmas Challenge. They’re asking individuals, groups or families to get…... Read More
CARA workshop poster

Free Sport Inclusion/Disability Awareness Workshop

July 7, 2020CARA is offering a free online Sport Inclusion & Disability Awareness workshop on 16th July 2020. Participants will gain increased awareness of people with disabilities taking part in sport and…... Read More
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Not my Independence Day!

July 1, 2020Petition! As people regain their independence with the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, not everyone will be enjoying their full freedom. Imagine never escaping the lockdown. For people with physical disabilities,…... Read More
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Tune In for MS

May 26, 2020To celebrate the #MSConnections campaign, on World MS Day on 30th May, the global MS movement will gather together to ‘Tune in for MS’. This World MS Day, there will…... Read More