For Families and Carers : Things to Do

Blogs to read

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Heidi has Down’s syndrome and writes her own blog. Read her blog.

Max has Down’s syndrome and writes a blog. He is blogging for Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group. Read his blog.

Beth has written two guest posts on The Ginger Warrior blog. Read her blog posts


Heart and Sold

Do you enjoy art? Heart and Sold helps artists with Down’s syndrome show their art to the world. You can see the artists’ work on the Heart and Sold. You can email Suzie to find out more about Heart and Sold:






Heart n Soul – Art and Music

Heart n Soul

Heart n Soul has art, dance and music activities for people with learning disabilities: Heart n Soul




Landscape image lake with mountainsWe have a photography competition for people with Down’s syndrome called My Perspectives. You can enter up to three pictures and you can win great prizes.

Enter the competition now!


Going out

Stay Up Late

stay-up-lateStay Up Late can help you stay out late and do things you enjoy. They have late night events like discos, club nights and gigs:

Stay Up Late


Lists of Activities


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Netbuddy has a list of activities and fun things to do: Netbuddy


Sport and exercise

Football and Tennis

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DSActive runs football and tennis clubs you can join.




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If you like swimming, talk your local leisure centre about classes and lessons.

You can also talk to the Down’s Syndrome International Swimming Organisation



The British Gymnastics Association can tell you about gymnastics clubs near you.

Other sports and exercises

There are lots of different sports and exercise – you could try basketball, yoga, tai chi, dance, pilates, rugby, horse riding, skiing, athletics, squash, bowls, volleyball and much more.

Ask your local leisure centre what classes they run.

These websites are not made by the DSA. The DSA has tried to check these websites, but we aren’t responsible for their content.



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