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Things to do in Hertfordshire

Things to do in Hertfordshire

Make a splash with Salmons

“For fun, for fitness, for friendship” . . .

Thats the motto of the Salmon Disabled Swimming Club of St. Albans – a fair description of the opportunities they provide for those with special educational needs or disabilities to swim safely.

Every Saturday afternnon, Salmon swimming club holds swimming sessions for those with SEND from 4.00-5.30pm at Westminster Lodge Sports Centre (WLSC), St. Albans. Their disability facitlities are excellent and trained and experienced life guards are on duty to support and enable people to get into the water

Disabled members can join for a low annual fee of just £6 (£1 discount, if paid by SO or BACs) and there are no session fees for members to swim each Saturday.  All that is requited is a letter from a GP (or other health care professional) that simply states that it "would benefit their condition and that they wouldn't consider it a safety risk".

Members’ family and carers can also join as associates and swim with them.

Using adapted coach transport, Salmons also arranges social trips and events for members to encourage social interaction between members.

Read more about them by downloading their leaflet here or visiting their website at

Photo below is Mark - who tells us why he loves swimmiing - click below to see a short you tube film

Call Chris Bowles: 07956 340720  or email for more information

Lots of activity with Potential Kids

Potential Kids is voluntary non-profit organisation based in Hatfield, aiming to help neurodiverse young people, their siblings and families by providing social/activity groups.

We offer after-school and weekend activity sessions for neurodiverse young people. These are kept small enough in numbers to reduce social anxieties and fears. They are held in a safe and understanding environment, where our young people can be understood, accepted and have the opportunity of meeting others like themselves.

Our popular Multi-Functional Sport Sessions are back and at a new venue for the Winter

A new weekly session which is starting for our home school families is Sports/Physical Activities for the children & Coffee/Chat for the Parent/Carers

Watch this short film to learn more about Potential Kids! 

or visit

Wednesday Women

Or email for more information

If you go down to the woods today . . .

you're in for a nice surprise . . .!"

Down the Woods is a community garden project near Hitchin, and they are offering free visits to children with special needs, and their parents/carers to encourage playing outside in the popular 'mud digging' area, in the water wall and with building blocks, as well as having access to numerous other natural activities.

Crafts and story times are also available.  If you're lucky ther emight be fruit and vegetable on hand to take away and a good bag with lots of ideas for outdoor playing. 

And dont let some of these rainy days put you off - there's a lovely new summerhouse to keep you dry

Contact Caroline Langley by emailing to find out more - or visit






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