Disability sport and fitness

Two teams on a basketball court playing wheelchair basketball

We want everyone to have the same opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity, whatever their ability.

Sports should be used as a tool to unite communities. We are committed to providing high-quality disability sports, activities, and facilities for residents and visitors alike.

Aspire health disability offer

All our Aspire facilities are disability accessible. Each site offers parking and changing facilities. We offer reduced membership rates for users with disabilities.

To discuss the best rate for you please contact the membership team on 01924 307820.

Aspire At the Park

  • 2 x DAP lifts
  • 2 x Pool POD
  • accessible toilets
  • wheelchair
  • aqua tilt Pool-pod
  • height adjustable shower trolley
  • track Hoist
  • moveable pool floor
  • evacuation chair

Aspire @ Featherstone

  • disability changing room
  • accessible toilets
  • wheelchair
  • disabled changing bed
  • pool hoist
  • 3 x Disability changing rooms
  • accessible toilet
  • wheelchair
  • disabled changing bed
  • hoist

Aspire @ Minsthorpe

  • disability changing rooms
  • accessible toilets
  • wheelchair
  • pool pod
  • height adjustable shower trolley

Aspire @ Normanton

  • disability parking
  • disabled changing rooms
  • toilet
  • graduated pool stairs
  • disability hoist

Aspire @ Sun Lane

  • disability changing rooms
  • accessible toilets
  • wheelchair
  • lift
  • pool POD
  • height adjustable shower trolley
  • track Hoist
  • DAP lift
  • moveable pool floor

Aspire @ Thornes Park

  • Evac Chair
  • freeway Mobile Disabled Hoist Accessible Changing Area
  • toilet
  • shower
  • Freeway Hight Adjustable Shower Trolley
  • Pressalit Care

We have clubs that operate from our facilities including disability swimming, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby.


All our pools have specialist hoists to assist with getting in and out of our pools. We offer swimming lessons to all ages and abilities.

For more information please email the team on aquatics@wakefield.gov.uk

Cycling and walking

The adapted bikes at Thornes Park Stadium are available to hire out whenever the facility is open. They can be taken into the park to ride around the path.

St Georges Centre run a weekly Cycling For Fun session on Wednesday at Thornes Park Stadium. This session is for people with mobility and physical impairments. The mobility session is led by a qualified instructor and takes place on the outdoor track throughout the summer months and indoors through winter.

Adapted cycles support people with special needs in a controlled environment. Allowing the opportunity to create independence, creativity, and motivation.

Wednesdays 9.30am – 12pm (drop in whenever suits you) £3.20 a session.

Open Country are a Yorkshire-based charity with over 30 years of experience helping people with disabilities to access and enjoy the countryside. We achieve this through a variety of outdoor activities and the provision of information, training, and advice. For more information on their sessions and activities visit http://www.opencountry.org.uk/

Disability Sport Yorkshire

Disability Sport Yorkshire has committed to three major impacts by 2020. We aim to make Yorkshire the best place in England for disabled people to:

  • improve their health through physical activity
  • play sport on a regular basis
  • become a sporting champion

We aim to give disabled people in Yorkshire the best possible sporting experience they can have no matter where they live in the region. We aspire to be the organisation that everyone in Yorkshire looks to for advice and guidance on disability sport.

Yorkshire Sport Foundation

Yorkshire Sport Foundation are dedicated to improving the access to physical activity and sport for all disabled people within South and West Yorkshire. For more information, visit their Disability Sports page.

Contact Us

Sport and Active Lifestyles Wakefield One PO Box 700 Burton Street Wakefield WF1 2EB

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