RISE and Skylarks multi sports sessions
Tuesday 3rd August
Tuesday 24th August
We are pleased to be able to offer some multi-sports sessions in the holidays in partnership with RISE (Richmond Inclusive Sports and Exercise).
These are for children aged 8 to 14 with any additional needs or disabilities. Priority will be given to children with disabilities but there may be space for siblings too. Please express an interest for brothers and sisters and we will let you know nearer the time if they can join in.
There will be 3 sessions each day:
9.00 – 10.30 Multi sports session 1
11.00 – 12.30 Multi sports session 2
1.00 – 15.00 Tennis
Please only book one session.
These sessions offer a fun introduction to the basics of a variety of sports, including basketball, cricket, hockey and tennis, all adapted to suit every ability. Sessions are led by a Disability Sports Coach (DSC) and develop fundamental movement skills; running, hopping, throwing, catching and jumping.
These are run by sports staff employed by RISE. One or two members of our staff and/or volunteers will also be present. They will be there to help and supervise social distancing. Parents are however responsible for their children at all times and are expected to stay nearby.
These will take place in Marble Hill Park, in the tennis courts.
The sessions will take place in most weathers, unless it is very heavy rain. Please make sure your children are appropriately dressed for all weathers. Please bring sun cream or raincoat, depending on the weather. There is no inside space or cover apart from some trees.
You are welcome to bring a picnic rug or a fold-up chair for your own use or a coffee to drink while sitting on a park bench.
You are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or visor and to keep 2 metres distant of Skylarks staff and other families. We will have hand sanitiser and wipes available but you may want to bring your own too.
There are public toilets in the gardens Marble Hill House.
There is wheelchair access to the tennis courts, as the ground is flat but it may involve going across grass
You are welcome to bring a picnic or other food. No nuts or sesame as usual please.
Marble Hill Park is just round the corner from our usual venue. Go in the main gate with the big white stately home in front of you. Follow the path round to the left to the car park. From there walk over to the right across the main field towards the tennis courts.
There is a pay and display car park at Marble Hill Park (currently £2.50 for up to 2 hours and £3.50 for up to 3 hours or free to English Heritage members. The car park is open till dusk. For sat nav users, the postcode for the car park is TW1 2NL.
There is also on street parking in nearby with a Richmond parking voucher or RingGo.
Bus numbers 33, 490, H22, R70 and R68 stop nearby and bus number H37 stops just round the corner at a stop called Poplar Court.