Activities & Services

There are a number of local Activities and Services available that may be of interest to Parents and Carers of Oakleigh School children.

We will endeavour to keep you aware of these and if there any that you know of that isn't listed here please use our enquiry form to tell us about them.

Events List - Barnet: this links to the web site and lists all the events taking place in the next 7, 14, 30 or 60 days. From computer courses to dressmaking there is plenty to choose from!

View Barnet Events List

Local Services

  • Barnet's Disabled children's activities (short breaks) is aimed at children, young people and their families who live in Barnet. You can find out what short break services are available listed in the short breaks directory. The directory includes a list of providers that have met our quality threshold. You can view what each organisation has on offer to help you decide which activity will be most suited to your child’s needs. Visit Barnet Short Breaks.

  • Barnet Trampolining for All - This is an established trampolining club for children of all ages with special needs. It takes place on Mondays 5.00-6.30pm, at Q E Girls School. It is run by experienced coaches, parents/carers stay with their child, and a free trial session is available to see if you child enjoys it. The cost is £6 per session, bookable half a term at a time. Please contact Theresa Bull on for more details, on 020 8343 9776 or 07701 014175.

  • Barnet Environment Centre - situated on a 7.5 acre nature reserve which is a 'Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation'. The Friends of Barnet Environment Centre is a registered charity which provides events for the local community and activities for schools in order to educate and inspire a lasting interest in and appreciation of the natural world.. [More info]

  • Free leisure pass for Carers and Foster Carers - You are entitled to a free Barnet Leisure Pass if you provide unpaid care and support to someone. The pass gives you access to free swimming sessions, as well as discounts on a wide range of other activities at any of the five leisure centres in Barnet. [More info]

  • Free Cycle Skills training if you live, work or study in Barnet. Whether you're a first-time rider or a regular cyclist looking to improve your skills and are aged sixteen or older, we provide free, tailored courses to suit your individual abilities and goals. [More info]

  • Directme provides information on services and activities for children, young people and their families in Barnet. [More info]

AccessAble takes the chance out of going out, giving you the accessibility information you need to work out if a place is going to be accessible for you. They've surveyed 10,000s of venues across the UK and Ireland, including shops, pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, railway stations, hotels, colleges, universities, hospitals and more. Use AccessAble to find wheelchair friendly venues or check out disabled access and facilities. AccessAble is Your Accessibility Guide.

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Aldenham Country Playground is an inclusive adventure playground for children / young people with learning difficulties. We have taken children there, and it was a huge success. It is very exciting and even has indoor play facilities including a sensory room, soft play room and a changing room which includes a hoist. Facilities including climbing frames, a cable ride and sand pit have all been specifically designed for children with disabilities.

Visit Aldenham Country Playground

The Bond Hotel will review your requirements and match these with accessible bedrooms that are equipped to meet your needs. There is lift access to all floors and all of our bedrooms have level access wet floor showers, widened doorways for easy access, grab rails and a 24-hour emergency call system that is linked to the hotel reception team.

Visit The Bond Hotel

Camp Simcha exists to improve the quality of life for Jewish families affected by serious childhood illness. Their mission is to ensure that no such child, anywhere in the UK has to suffer without their support.

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Changing Places Toilet Map will help you find a Changing Places toilet quickly and easily! Just type in the city, town, village, street or postcode into the search box and press the FIND button to search for a Changing Places toilet close to that location - very easy to use!

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DEMAND (Design and Manufacture for Disability) endeavour to help people with disabilities improve their lived experience both day to day and by being able to access more life enriching opportunities. They help people of any age, and with any kind of disability regardless of their financial circumstance.


Dimensions provide free national autism friendly training for all cinemas across the country. They also partner directly with Odeon, Cineworld, Vue, Showcase and Picturehouse to host autism friendly screenings at over 350 cinemas nationwide. On Sunday mornings throughout the month, films suitable for all audiences are screened in a sensory friendly and inclusive environment.

Details of autism friendly screenings can be found on their website and via a regular autism friendly newsletter: www.dimensions


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QEF Tryb4uFly is part of QEF's Mobility Services division; enabling people with disabilities to achieve independence and freedom outside of their homes. Travelling by air is a natural extension of their mobility services, combining a practical understanding of disability with your lifestyle choices, to help make journeys by air more comfortable and stress free.

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