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Sports & Play

Play is an important part of every child's life, providing opportuntiies for them to explore the world around them. It is essential for physical, emotional and spiritual growth, intellectual and educational development, and development of social and behavioural skills.

With a little encouragement, children will leave the TV and computer games behind for busy playgrounds and ball fields. Instead of chips and cookies, they'll reach for basketballs, footballs, rollerblades, and bicycles.

What better way to keep your children out of the house and away from television and computer games than enrolling them in sports?

These activities can promote co-operative play, teamwork, and good sportsmanship while helping to refine gross motor skills. Sports can also help children get along with and become accepted by others, including peers, family members, teachers, and coaches. Plus, through positive feedback, group play builds self-esteem, helping your child realise that he/she's a capable person who is able to accomplish significant achievements.

Sight loss shouldn't have to mean missing out, and the sky's the limit (excuse the pun!)We know that a varied and active life is essential for happiness, and that's what ...

Dorset Blind Association , 17 Bournemouth Road , Poole , Dorset , BH14 0EF

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Aqua-Babe was established by Kim Willingham in 1997, and over the years has taught hundreds of babies, toddlers, or pre-school children to swim (CRB Approved).Kim loves the water, is happy and relaxed when ...

The Junction Leisure Centre , Broadstone , Dorset , BH18 8AX

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Here at Avon Tyrell we are committed to being a fully accessible centre and strive to give everyone the same opportunities to experience, learn and develop through adventure and discovery. ...

Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre , Avon Tyrell , Christchurch , Dorset , BH23 8EE

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Brett Townsend Tennis Coaching offer Tennis Sessions for all ages and abilities within the stunning surroundings of Poole Park. All of our Tennis Sessions will be available to Members and Non-members. We ...

Poole Park Tennis Courts , Poole , Dorset , BH15 2SF

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Cricket matches, cricket coaching, structured activity for all players of all ages with qualified coaches and matches. Competition and friendly cricket. Facilities for playing and practising. ...

The Delph Cricket Ground , Gravel Hill , Merley , Wimborne , Dorset , BH21 3BY

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Children under 13 must be accompanied unless under the supervision of a coach. ...

East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club , Salterns Road , Poole , Dorset , BH14 8BL

Learn to play tennis in a safe and fun learning environmentImprove fitness and confidenceLawn Tennis Association (LTA) Qualified coaching staffExperience in teaching children and adults who are diabledWheelchair tennis available1 ...

East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club , Salterns Road , Poole , Dorset , BH14 8BL

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OLGA Gymnastics & Trampoline Club is one of Dorset's most successful and established gymnastics clubs, and is a one of the leading performance clubs in the UK. We have a ...

Everyone Active Leisure Centre - Rossmore , Herbert Avenue , Poole , Dorset , BH12 4HR

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Super Saturday Kids' Clubs are a fun and entertaining way of engaging your children in sporting activities. Sessions include gymnastics, ballet, badminton, trampolining and tots ballet. All of our sessions ...

Poole House, Talbot Campus , Fern Barrow , Poole , Dorset , BH12 5BB

Victoria Community Boccia Club was founded in 2016. It is open to people of any age and disability who would like to participate in the Paralympic sport of Boccia. Boccia ...

, Lindsay Road , Branksome Park , Poole , Dorset , BH13 6AS