RISE activities for adults

RISE provides a varied programme of activities for people of all ages with special educational needs and disabilities. 

Download the RISE calendar (pdf, 303 KB) for summer 2018


Run by the Lensbury Watersports Centre, these active sessions are run by a team of coaches coaches providing opportunities for 8 years+ to try different canoes & kayaks, learn skills and build confidence on the water.

Parents and carers are welcome to stay, watch or take part.

  • Dates: Mondays to Fridays, 23 July to 31 August (not 27 August)
  • Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm 
  • Venue: Lensbury Watersports Centre, Broom Waters West (off Broom Road), Teddington, TW11 9QH. Phone: 020 8614 6554
  • Course cost: £15

Fusion Dance and Drama

A Combination Dance led session which increases fitness, mobility, self-confidence and teamwork through dance and drama. Performers will learn choreographed dance routines to a variety of music genre. There is a strong emphasis on communication through drama, recreating common social situations.

Weekly sessions

  • Dates: Mondays, 23 April to 16 July (not 7 and 28 May)
  • Time: 5.45 to 7pm
  • Venue: Hampton Sports and Fitness CentreHanworth Road, Hampton, TW12 3HB. Phone: 020 3772 2999
  • Course cost: £49.50


Supported by Kew Park Rangers (KPR), a local Charter Standard Community Club, footballers aged 5 years + practice a variety of techniques and skills to develop their agility, balance and coordination. KPR encourage players to join in competitively and socially. A team play in the Surrey Football For All League.

Parents/carers are welcome to stay, watch or take part.

  • Dates: Saturdays, 21 April to 26 May (not 28 April*)
  • Time: 11.30am to 1pm
  • Venue: Shene Sports and Fitness Centre, Park Avenue, East Sheen SW14 8RG. Phone: 020 3772 2999
  • Session cost: £5.50 (£5 with a Richmond Card)

*The session on 28 April will instead take place as part of the RISE Open Day.

Photograph of RISE football tournament

Multi Sport Club

A fun introduction to the basics of a variety of sports, including basketball, cricket, hockey and tennis, all adapted to suit every age and ability. The session develops fundamental movement skills; running, hopping, throwing, catching and jumping. These skills give athletes the confidence to take part in the sports offered, adding an element of competition when appropriate.

Parents/carers are welcome to stay, watch or take part.

  • Dates: Saturdays, 21 April to 21 July (not 28 April* or 2 June)
  • Time: 10.30 to 11.30am
  • Venue: Hampton Sports and Fitness Centre, Hanworth Road, Hampton, TW12 3HB
  • Phone: 020 3772 2999
  • Session cost: £5.40 (£4.70 with a Richmond Card)

*The session on 28 April will instead take place as part of the RISE Open Day.


Using one bed, gymnasts develop body awareness and core stability whilst learning technique. Gymnasts are encouraged to use a variety of movement to express their own individual personalities.

  • Dates: Saturdays, 21 April to 21 July (not 28 April* or 2 June)
  • Time: 11.30am to 12.30pm
  • Venue: Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre, Twickenham Academy, Percy Road, Whitton TW2 6JW. Phone 020 3772 2999.
  • Course cost: £78 (£65 with a Richmond Card)

*The session on 28 April will instead take place as part of the RISE Open Day.

RISE Gym and Swim

RISE and Gym and RISE and Swim times and dates have been arranged to offer young people and adults aged 16years+ with a special educational need or disability the opportunity to exercise at a date and time when specialist staff are on hand to give advice. The times offered are during off peak and generally are within a quieter environment.

Participants are welcome to bring with them a befriender, carer or parent at no extra cost.

RISE and Gym

Come and get fit with your family or friends in a friendly and welcoming fitness environment. A fitness instructor will be available to offer advice and help you achieve your fitness goals. Befrienders, carers or parents are welcome to attend and support at no extra cost.

Participants will be required to complete a Personal Needs Analysis Form for the instructor and arrange a time to come in for an induction. It is important to contact the centre prior to arrival.

RISE and Swim

Weekly £1 swimming for disabled adults aged 16 and over at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre. Come and swim in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Contact us

For any further information about RISE, inclusive and disability specific sport or exercise activities.

Sports Development Team
Civic Centre
44 York Street

Telephone: 020 8831 6134
Email: rise@richmond.gov.uk

Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Leisure discounts

Did you know you could receive discounts for many RISE activities with the Leisure and Youth Richmond Card for under 25s or the Richmond Card leisure subscription?

Updated: 25 May 2018