Local Leisure and Sport Activities


Lonsdale Alhambra Cinema Middlegate Penrith 01768 862400
Small 2-screen cinema for latest films and live New York MET opera and National Theatre screenings.

Zeffirellis Cinema · Compston Rd Ambleside 015394 33845
Independent cinema with an authentic pizzeria attached and relaxed jazz cafe for live music.

Vue Cinemas Botchergate Carlisle 0871 224 0240
All the latest mainstream movies are shown at this state-of-the-art chain cinema with family deals.

Alhambra St John’s St Keswick 017687 72195
Old-school, theatre-style picture house with a balcony and a programme of mainstream blockbusters.


Address: Level 2, Lanes Car Park, Lowther St, Carlisle CA3 8NX Phone:01228 625950

Address: Sandgate, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7TP
Phone:01768 895438

Located in: Westmorland Shopping Centre
Address: Elephant Yard Shopping Rd, Kendal LA9 4LR
Phone:01539 740933

Local Sporting Activities

Active Cumbria

English Federation of Disability Sport

British Amputees and Les Autres Sports Association BALASA’s aim is to provide sporting opportunities for people with disabilities, particularly for those people who are involved in competitive sport and who are entitled to compete for Great Britain under the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) rules and classification system. Tel: 01926 401179

Wheelchair basketball

Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure

Bitts Park Tennis Centre and Recreation Facility Bitts Park,
Dacre St, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UZ. Facilities: Bitts Park features synthetic and grass tennis courts, Bowling Green, putting and crazy golf, kiddies sit on rides, play area and paddling pool and Japanese style ornamental gardens. Equipment for all sports is available to hire and ice creams and refreshments are available for those just wishing to relax. Bitts Park is open seasonally from April to the end of September; however tennis is available year round Access: Fully accessible including accessible parking and toilet facilities. Tel: 01228 625545


Amputee Tennis – Bitz Park Carlisle every Wednesday morning 10.30 – 11.30am
Contact Tracy or Becky 07736350862

Leisure Centres
Disabled swimming sessions available at most leisure centre’s weekly.

Lakes Leisure Kendal –Swimming Session for people with a disability Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7HX.
The swimming sessions are available for people with a disability of all ages. recovery session Sessions take place every Saturday from 10.30am – 11.30am. Cost is £2.50 for consessions £4.00 adults per wed 9.00 and 9.45
session (carers free of charge). Contact: Kendal Leisure Centre Tel: 01539 729777

Lakes Leisure Ulverston –Swimming Session for people with a disability Ulverston Leisure Centre, Priory Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 9HT. The swimming sessions are available for people with a disability of all ages. Sessions take place every FRIDAY from 11.00am – 12.00am. The disabled swimming session runs directly into the public swimming session beginning at 12.00 in which disabled users may remain in the pool. Cost is £2.10 per session (under 5’s and carers free of charge).
Tel: 01229 584110

Penrith Leisure Centre Southend Road, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8JH.
Facilities: Penrith Leisure Centre offers a range of sporting activities to local people and visitors to the area. The Centre consists of two swimming pools, the Eden indoor climbing wall, sauna,
and a fully equipped modern fitness centre. Disabled swimming sessions Monday 1.30pm – 2.15pm, Sunday 10.00am – 11.00am. Access: Designated disabled parking bays, accessible entrance, accessible toilets, showers and changing facilities. Tel: 01768 863450 Email: penrith@parkwood-leisure.co.uk

Appleby Pool Chapel Street, Appleby, Cumbria, CA16 6QR.
Facilities: Appleby Pool is a friendly modern community swimming pool. The facilities include the main swimming pool (25m x 12m) with disabled access, a Learner pool (12m x 8m). The Pool provides swimming, fun and other specialist sessions. Disables swimming sessions Tuesday 12.00pm – 1.00pm, Friday 3.00pm – 4.00pm. Tel: 01768 351212 Email: appleby@parkwood-leisure.co.uk

Copeland Swimming Pool Cleator Moor Road, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 8RW.
Facilities: Copeland Swimming Pool has an extensive range of superb facilities and exciting activities for all ages and abilities. Free car parking is available immediately adjacent to the pool. Our programme caters for the whole community from swimming lessons to aquafit to fun sessions. Access: Fully accessible Tel: 01946 695021 Email: copeland.pool@leisurecopeland.org.uk


The Sands Centre Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1JQ.
Facilities: The Sands Centre has an inclusive fitness suite, which includes Inclusive equipment that can be used by disabled and non-disabled people. These include cardiovascular and resistance pieces of equipment. (E.g. treadmills/bikes with tactile buttons and contrasting colours for the handles & pedals and machines with swing away seats). All staff at the sports centre have completed a disability awareness course. Fitness instructors are trained so they can provide safe and appropriate inductions and training programmes for disabled people. The centre also provides a range of activities for disabled people. Access: An induction loop facility is installed for hearing aid users. Level access onto the centre is available and wheelchair users can be accompanied into the auditorium. Disabled toilets are available in the main foyer and guide dogs are welcome. It is recommended that you inform the centre of any additional requirements prior to your visit.

Tel No: 01228 625222 Email: ianha@carlisle-city.gov.uk


The Pools Swimming and Health Centre James Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 5A2.
Facilities: The centre comprises of three swimming pools, 33m, 20m, and 10m. A huge range of water-based activities are available including sessions for casual swimming, lane swimming, ladies only, forty plus, children’s fun, water aerobics and special activities for disabled customers. A number of popular exercise to music sessions take place every week and the gym is also available daily. Disabled swimming sessions Tuesday 12.00pm- 12.45pm in the 20m pool.
Access: Designated parking bays for disabled customers, pool hoist, accessible changing and shower facilities, lift to upper floors and hearing loop. Tel No: 01228 810881